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Selwyn Times: March 07, 2017

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2 Latest Christchurch news at www. .kiwi Tuesday March 7 2017 Inside SELWYN TIMES FROM THE EDITOR’S DESK News........................3-7, 10-11 SOME VERY strong comments from Canterbury’s Medical Officer of Health Alistair Humphrey in today’s lead story on changes to the district’s alcohol policy. The changes are likely to be rubber stamped at the distict council meeting tomorrow and will see closing hours come forward from 3am to 2am. Health authorities wanted bars closed at 1am - but the district council seems to have compromised with the 2am plan. Humphrey isn’t happy and believes the district council has been strong armed by the liquor industry, which of course represents bar owners who generally want to be open as long as possible. Heady stuff. The first Selwyn Sounds has come and gone and it’ll be a talking point for some time for all the right reasons. Great job by all involved. - Barry Clarke Weedons bowls its way to final SPORT 20 Our People..................8-9 Selwyn Sounds....... 12-13 Local Views............14-15 Achievers................................17 Sport.......................... 20-21 Backyard critters............22 Events................................23 Taste.......................................... 25 Gardening...............26-27 GET IN TOUCH General Enquiries Ph 379-7100 Classified Advertising Ph 379-1100 The Christchurch Star Company Ltd. PO box 1467 - Christchurch starmedia.kiwi NEWS Tom Doudney Ph: 371 0780 tom.doudney@starmedia.kiwi ADVERTISING Lynette Evans Ph: 364 7434 lynette.evans@starmedia.kiwi Flamin’ Hot Deals TASTY GORGEOUS FOOD Much loved gourmet food made our way NOW OPEN SATURDAY 7am - 1.30pm SPECIALIST BAKERY • Hand-made on premises daily • Wide selection of gorgeous, tasty slices • Fresh cut sandwiches, paninis, bagels & salads • Delicious pies, sausage rolls, quiches, muffins & scones • Gluten free options available real pet food Manufacturers of Fine Natural Pet Food BEEF • Steaks • Mince • Brisket Bones • Beef & Tongue • Beef Bones CHICKEN • Mince • Necks HORSE • Steaks • Mince • Hearts, Livers & Tongue MIXES • Cat Mix • Dog Mix Stockists of: Birdseed & Bird Acessories, Rabbit Mix, Rat & Mice Mix, Guinea Pig Mix, Fish Food & Accessories 66-68 Springs Rd | www.gorgeousfood.co.nz Email: gorgeousfood@xtra.co.nz Ph 344 6044 | Open Mon-Fri 6am-3.30pm Phone (03) 347 0626 Shop 4, 855 Jones Road, Rolleston (opposite Redpaths) Hours: Mon-Tue 9am-5pm Wed-Fri 9am-5.30pm Sat 10am-1pm COCHRANES your farm machinery specialist

SELWYN TIMES Latest Christchurch news at www. .kiwi Tuesday March 7 2017 3 News Green light for new Lincoln school • By Tom Doudney A PREVIOUSLY signalled second primary school for Lincoln will go ahead in 2019, the Government has confirmed. It was one of three new primary schools which Education Minister Hekia Parata has announced will open in 2019, with the other two being in Auckland and Tauranga. The location for Lincoln South Primary School has not yet been finalised but that is likely to happen soon. Gumboot throw record attempt Charlotte Hastings, Braden Caulfield and Reilly Cormack were three of about 120 people who turned up to the Lincoln University sports fields last week for an unsuccessful attempt to set a new Guiness World Record for the number of people taking part in a gumboot throwing competition. The record of 478 people, set by Massey University last year, was never under threat. Lincoln had held the record before Massey, with 348 people at a competition in 2013. PHOTOS: GEOFF SLOAN It will be a full primary school (Years 1-8). Stage one of the $14 million project will cater for 450 students with a final roll of 700. Formally establishing the school enables an establishment board of trustees to be appointed and planning to get underway. Ms Parata said the new school would help ease the pressure on the existing Lincoln Primary School, which is currently operating from two sites due to the number of pupils having outgrown available classroom space, and would cater for the continued population growth the town was experiencing. Lincoln Primary School principal Viv Butcher said the school was delighted at the announcement. The school roll was currently at 575 pupils and was expected to continue growing even after the new school opened. “We have been told that the roll could get up to 800,” she said. “We have got a [classroom] refurbishment underway at the moment, we have got a building programme underway and all the design work has been done, that is getting quite close to submission for consent, and then we are talking about the next phase of building with the Ministry [of Education] now.” Selwyn MP Amy Adams said news of the new school was wonderful. “Lincoln South Primary will have state-of-the-art, modern and comfortable buildings to ensure local kids and their teachers can work in the best possible learning environment,” she said. In Brief MAYOR’S BABY BORN Mayor Sam Broughton and wife Liz have welcomed their first child, a girl named Elliott Elizabeth Broughton. Elliott was born on Sunday, at 1.18pm, weighing 3.59kg. GALLERY REOPENS Darfield’s Selwyn Gallery is to reopen after the building which housed it was closed for repairs in January. The gallery’s next exhibition, a Different Landscape, will open on Tuesday next week. Orion, which own the building that houses the gallery, had requested the gallery be cleared prior to construction beginning. RAKAIA BOAT RAMP A staff report to tomorrow’s district council meeting recommends making a $50,000 fund available to the Little Rakaia Boating Club to help repair the a boat ramp, breakwater and foreshore area. The area was damaged in a 2008 flood and the district council set up the fund for its maintenance, repair or enhancement at that time. The club needs funding, initially to undertake design work on the project and ultimately to complete the project. If you are looking to sell your property now PROTECT your aggregate driveway Maureen Crowley Debra Hakaraia is the perfect time The Team at Smart Real Estate Utilize Smart Marketing Options and Offer a professional service Call Maureen Crowley 0211 537 167 Debra Hakaraia 0275 620 420 or Office 03 384 8600 Did you know... Your aggregate concrete needs sealing every 2-5 years? Protect the value of your home with this simple maintenance. CONTACT aggreseal@gmail.com Daniel 022 456 8574 Kevin 022 456 8575 AGGRESEAL CONCRETE SEALING SOLUTIONS FREE QuotEs PRoFEssional sERViCE First home. Next home. Investment or Commercial property. Give me a call and lets talk. Nathan Miglani Mortgage Adviser M 021 0212 0555 | T 03 343 2335 E nathan.miglani@loanmarket.co.nz With New Zealand’s widest range of lenders you know and trust, I can negotiate you the best deal. My service is free and I would love to help. Lending policies, terms and conditions apply. Disclosure statement available on request.