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Selwyn Times: April 25, 2017

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2 Latest Christchurch news at www. .kiwi Tuesday April 25 2017 Inside FROM THE EDITOR’S DESK SELWYN TIMES News........................................3-7 Today is a day of remembrance of those who we have lost through war. Many of you will have been at ceremonies this morning and they are always very special. For me the most emotive moment is seeing the former soldiers at the front of the parade. What they must have seen, gone through, is too horrific for many of us to even fathom. We thank you, and all those soldiers who did not come home, for your service. Changing tack, I hope that some of you managed to see the amazing light display on show in our sky on Saturday and Sunday night. The Aurora Australis was simply incredible, check out the photos on page 7. And of course it is school holiday time (page 8) at the moment if you manage to capture a photo of children having fun send it through to our new Selwyn Times reporter 10 georgia.oconnor@starmedia.kiwi. Security guard back on the farm OUR PEOPLE Your Local Views..........4 School Holidays............8,9 Backyard Critters....... 13 Community Events......14 Sport............................18,19 Gardening.....................24,25 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 Georgia O’Connor-Harding Ph: 364 7438 georgia.oconnor@starmedia.kiwi ADVERTISING Lynette Evans Ph: 364 7434 lynette.evans@starmedia.kiwi COLDS immunise yourself Have you immunised yourself and your family against the bacterial complications of colds? PROTECT YOUR FAMILY NOW! Single Dose $11.99 Duo Pack $22.00 One course of Buccaline can give three months protection Barrington Pharmacy Ltd | Ph 322 3156 10% discount 256 Barrington St (next to Couplands) everyday using excludes prescriptions & sale stock Your local vet right here in the heart of Selwyn! Selwyn Vet Centre is a modern, purpose-built totally independent veterinary practice. Nick and Yolande Howell have a total of 43 years veterinary experience between them. How can we help your precious pet? Call us today! Phone: 03 347 7419 - Visit: 829 Jones Rd, Rolleston Email: info@selwynvet.com - Web: www.selwynvet.com Tuesday, 9th May 2017 Principal’s address 10:00am

SELWYN TIMES Latest Christchurch news at www. .kiwi Tuesday April 25 2017 3 News Alcohol, golf clubs targeted • By Andrew King ALCOHOL AND sports gear were targeted in two burglaries of sports clubs in the Selwyn district. The Tai Tapu Golf Club was broken into recently, allegedly by two men, and eight sets of hire clubs were taken from a shed. Club administrator Steve Piper said it was incredibly frustrating. “We had 12 sets, now we Chris Thornley have four,” he said. “They were not very clever. They had no masks, and no gloves and were captured on our CCTV cameras.” It was not the only club to be hit. The Waihora Rugby Club which is right beside the golf club was also broken into twice in two nights. Due to a break-in about five months ago the club had moved the position where it stored its alcohol. That area was broken into last month twice, with nothing taken but a big mess was left. “They basically broke in and threw clothes and gear around, broke a few things then left,” president Chris Thornley said. “They need to pull their heads in [the offenders]. We are a community-based rugby club trying to give kids something to do on the weekend.” He said instead of tearing around at night destroying things, why not join up and play a sport. “They could burn off some of that excess energy,” he said. Community services manager for Papanui Senior Sergeant Stephan McDaniel said offenders had broken into clubrooms in Papanui and Hornby as well as Lincoln. “Police are currently investigating the burglaries to four separate clubrooms that have occurred over the last month,” Senior Sergeant McDaniel said. He said most of the offending BURGLED: Eight sets of clubs were stolen from the Tai Tapu Golf Club recently, leaving the administrator frustrated. ​ was targeting alcohol. “Positive leads are being followed, however, the police will be increasing patrols around these facilities and ask the public to be vigilant and report any suspicious activities,” he said. The police are also asking for the public to report any suspicious private sales of cheap alcohol. Information can be provided by phoning 363 7400 or anonymously through Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111. In Brief IRRIGATION SCHEME The second stage of the Central Plains Water Ltd project got under way with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Thursday. The celebration was held at the Darfield Recreation and Community Centre and was attended by Prime Minister Bill English. Stage 2 of construction of the irrigation scheme is set to begin between the Selwyn and Waimakariri rivers. LINCOLN UNI GRADUATION Lincoln University’s graduation ceremonies will be held on Friday at the Lincoln Event Centre. On the day, 487 people will receive qualifications, with 801 degrees, certificates and diplomas awarded in total. There will be two ceremonies at 10am and 2pm. Celebrity chef Annabel Langbein will receive an honorary doctorate in the morning session and influential businessman and farmer Forbes Elworthy will be awarded the Bledisloe Medal. BOIL NOTICE LIFTED Residents on the Acheron Water Supply are advised they no longer need to boil drinking water. The district council has received water sampling results showing that the water is safe to drink. Make us your No 1 STOP for Fresh Fruit and Veges. 55 Farringdon Boulevard, Rolleston 284-286 Lincoln Road, Addington Open 7 days - 8am till Late Bookings recommended, Ph: 03 260 0866 www.thepedalpusher.co.nz OPEN 7 DAYS Phone 349 5952 Cnr Springs Rd & Marshs Rd, Prebbleton (next to Milanese Restaurant) relationship property, employment law and resolving contractual and estate disputes.