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Selwyn Times: May 02, 2017

Selwyn Times: May 02,

FREE TUESday may 2 2017 379 7100 Selwyn GET CONNECTED WITH Scorch Broadband Times Proudly locally owned and published by Star Media Award winning publishing group Kea (Nestor Notabilis) 0800 726 724 Ladbrooks, Tai Tapu, Leeston, Lincoln, Southbridge, Prebbleton, Halswell, Rolleston, Templeton, Burnham, West Melton, Darfield, Arthurs Pass Gym instructor gets Lincoln moving Report to show impact of freedom camping Linda Miratana has transformed the Lincoln Event Centre into a popular place for group gym classes. Read about how and why her classes have proved so popular on page 8. • By Georgia O’Connor-Harding A NEW report on the impact freedom camping is having on the district may not be released for another four months. The report was presented last week by the district council as part of an internal briefing on freedom camping for its councillors. District council chief Craig Watson executive David Ward said the report would not yet be released because district council staff were discussing the survey results with neighbouring councils. This is to establish a Canterbury-wide response to issues caused by freedom camping. The report, compiled over the Christmas break, surveyed freedom campers to gather information on their demographics and reasons for using camping areas. Selwyn Times was told more than 100 people were surveyed as part of the report. District councillor Craig Watson said pressure is being put on the district after the Christchurch City Council changed its freedom camping rules last year. •Turn to page 5 Brand New Prebbleton Show Home Open This Weekend: 72 Blakes Road, Prebbleton Open on Weekends from 12pm to 4pm Silver medal winner in Registered Master Builders 2016 House of the Year Awards Builders of superior homes. Built to last. Office & Show Home: 5 Broomleigh Drive, Faringdon, Rolleston New Show Home: 72 Blakes Road, Prebbleton Phone: 03 374 9172 or Rob: 021 324 876 E-mail -