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Selwyn Times: April 18, 2017

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SELWYN TIMES Latest Christchurch news at www. .kiwi Tuesday April 18 2017 7 News THE FLOW: The waters of the Selwyn River crept back over formerly dry gravel following recent rainfall. Selwyn River flowing under SH1 bridge SIGNIFICANT rainfall in recent weeks has seen the Selwyn/ Waikirikiri River flowing under the State Highway 1 bridge again – a rare sight during the last three years which have been dominated by drought. Strong currents in the headwaters allowed the river to flow about 30km across the plains. By the start of last week, more than six billion litres of water had flowed down the river, with around five billion of that seeping through the gravels and into the groundwater system. Environment Canterbury expects the river to dry up again in the next few weeks but this flow is expected to make it easier for the river to fill up again with smaller rain events in autumn, winter and spring. ECan says the increased flow is good news for the health of the river and if it leads to the headwaters fully reconnecting with Te Waihora/Lake Ellesmere it could help any eels in the flood flows trying to make their way to the sea. Speed limits could change •From page 1 “There was one in which a car hit a telegraph pole and caught fire and another one which involved two cars and with one of them the only thing you could tell was that it was blue – it was virtually impossible to work out what sort of car it was because it was so badly damaged.” Mr McKim said the road was too narrow to support so many vehicles going at 100km/h and it was in poor condition due to the high usage. He had recently borrowed some speed measuring equipment and clocked cars travelling down the road Sam Broughton at more than 120km/h and B train trucks going 110km/h. “The road is just getting ripped to pieces,” he said. Mayor Sam Broughton said it was important that the district council took into account the thoughts of residents who lived on roads, not just the motorists that used them. “We want an efficient network and being able to travel at IN FOCUS: Weedons residents are concerned about the speed and number of vehicles using Maddisons Rd. 100km/h is important for people who need to get places but taking road safety, the width of our roads, the appropriateness of heavy trucks and the numbers on a particular roads certainly needs to be taken into account.” Mr Broughton said roads between Selwyn and Christchurch were often the ones where speed limits were the greatest concern. Senior Sergeant Pete Stills said changes made in 2015 when speed limits were reduced from 100km/h to 80km/h on Shands Rd and others around Prebbleton appeared to have reduced crash numbers, based on anecdotal evidence. “We will support anything which enhances safety and reduces risk,” he said. “Maddisons Rd is now a far more popular route with cyclists than it has been in the past.” While there is no set date for any changes proposed through the review to be decided on, the matter is expected to come back to the district council some time this year. •HAVE YOUR SAY: Do you think any roads could use a speed limit change? Send your views to barry@starmedia.kiwi 2017/18 Annual Plan $ Have your say! It is that time of year when all the councils, including Environment Canterbury, will be asking the community for feedback on the annual plan for the coming financial year (2017/18). You should see information from your local council about how to give feedback on planned activity close to home - and you are invited by Environment Canterbury to give feedback on activity proposed across the region outlined in our draft Annual Plan. We work closely with your local council on many projects but we do cover different activity so it is important to engage in both processes if you want to have a say. For the Environment Canterbury plan: ▪ Visit ecan.govt.nz/haveyoursay, view the short summary document and/or the full draft 2017/18 Annual Plan and use the online form to send your feedback in ▪ Email ecinfo@ecan.govt.nz to arrange a time to talk to Councillors in May ▪ Pick up a hard copy summary and form from your local Environment Canterbury office. Please note, the closing date for feedback or to request a time to meet with Environment Canterbury Councillors is 5pm on Friday 21 April. the epic EMOJI CHALLENGE Be in to WIN a $2,000 gift card! * Simply guess how many emojis make up the giant emoji face in our centre court to enter the draw. Environment Canterbury offices Christchurch 200 Tuam Street Christchurch Timaru 75 Church Street Timaru Kaikōura Beach Road Kaikōura northlands.co.nz *See northlands.co.nz for conditions.