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Selwyn Times: May 02, 2017

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2 Latest Christchurch news at www. .kiwi FROM THE REPORTER’S DESK Tuesday May 2 2017 Inside SELWYN TIMES News........................................3,5 IT IS a bit of a sporting edition of Selwyn Times this week. The UC Championships, the schoolboy rugby competition, started at the weekend and Lincoln Combined got off to a great start against city boys of St Bede’s College (page 12). Lincoln Combined had had a rough season last year, with just one win, but lets hope the lads can keep up the momentum as they head to Nelson this weekend. West Melton’s Ben Taylor has had a cracker year. Not only has he been part of the winning St Andrew’s College Maadi Cup squad, but now he has been named in the national junior rowing team (page 13). Finally, sports photographer Karen Casey was at the combined country rugby competition match up of Lincoln v Rakaia at the weekend. See all the action over on page 15. Hei kona. Lincoln falls to Rakaia SPORT 15 Backyard Critters..........4 School Holidays.................7 Our People..................8-9 Sport..................................10-15 Gardening.......................20 Events.......................................21 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 The Automotive Lamp Specialists SILVER DOLLAR BEST VALUE DEALS Sunday kids eat free (conditions apply) New and Used Lamps for Cars, Trucks, Vans, 4WD and Motorhomes PH 0800 225 483 | 325 Brougham Street, CHRISTCHURCH Monday 2 for 1 Burgers from 5pm Tuesday 2 for 1 medium Pizzas from 5pm Sunday breakfast 9am-12pm • Indoor outdoor & mezzanine dining areas • Large sheltered & sunny courtyard • Extensive lunch & evening menu selection to suit everybody’s tastes • Large range of wine, tap & bottled beers • 2x courtesy vans available 871 Jones Rd, Rolleston | Ph 347 0386 | www.silverdollarbar.co.nz EUROPEAN EXCELLENCE IN FLOORING QUICKSTEP | UNILIN | TORLY’S BEST FLOORING, BEST PRICE Flooring that is worth a lot more than the price we sell it for. SHOWROOM 3/954 FeRRy ROad | CHRiStCHuRCH tel 03 943 2001 | WWW.gReenFlOORing.CO.nz Trading hours: Tuesday to Thursday 8:30am to 5:30pm, Friday 8:30am to 4:30pm, Saturday 9:30am to 1:00pm, Sunday & Monday closed.

SELWYN TIMES Latest Christchurch news at www. .kiwi Tuesday May 2 2017 3 News Strong support for RSA plans ashion • By Tom Doudney and Georgia O’Connor-Harding PLANS FOR a new Returned and Services Association to be established in Rolleston have received a strong wave of support from members at the Templeton RSA. It is proposed for a new RSA to be established, co-locating the Templeton RSA and the Regi- Gardening mental History Centre based at Burnham Military Camp. At a special general meeting held with the Templeton RSA on Sunday, 63 members voted for the organisation to move to Rolleston while three members voted against the proposal. Templeton RSA president John Rae said while plans for the Motoring new RSA is the early stages, the organisation is excited for the move. “We do hear of RSAs closing throughout the country and to have one opening I think is something you can be proud of,” he said. Mr Rae said the new Tasty Bites relationship between the history centre and RSA will be positive not only for the two organisations but for the community in Rolleston. NEW PLANS: Regimental History Centre chairman David Clarkson said the centre would like to move out of the Burnham Military Camp so it is more accessible to the public. PHOTO: GEOFF SLOAN The Regimental History Centre, which is a sub group of the Canterbury Regiment Association displays a significant collection of South Island military history. Items on display at the centre includes replicas of New Zealand soldier Charles Upham’s medals and a bass drum that went ashore at Gallipoli in 1915 containing shell dressings applied to the wounds of soldiers. Regimental History Centre chairman David Clarkson said the centre would like to move out of the military camp so it is more accessible to the public. “There are security issues and it takes quite a bit of effort to get people into the camp,” he said. Mr Clarkson said if people want to come see the displays they have to go through the camp’s guard house, give proof of their identity and have people monitor them while they are on site. He said Rolleston would be a good place for the centre due to its population base and a number of people who live in the area are associated to the military camp. “We would be quite happy to be on a site which is associated with the RSA . . . it is like us, an integral part of the community and with a military background,” he said. A location for the RSA is still yet to be decided on. HAVE YOUR SAY: Would you like to see a new RSA in Rolleston? Email your views to georgia.oconnor@ starmedia.kiwi In Brief FIRE IN SCHOOL A group of youths started a fire in a Rolleston school on Thursday night. Emergency services were called to Clearview Primary on Broadlands Dr at about 9.45pm and found a fire near the fence about 2x2m big. When police arrived the group ran. They conducted an area search but didn’t find any of the youths. “The caretaker has said this is an ongoing problem,” Sergeant Alex Pickover said. LASER POINTED AT PLANE Police are looking for a person who shone a laser into a southbound flight on Thursday night. Air traffic control contacted the Rolleston police to report the laser strike that happened between 6.30-7pm. The Mt Cook Airline flight was at about 8000ft when there was a brief strike in the cockpit, but it did not affect the flight. Sergeant Alex Pickover said it is believed the offender who shone the laser could have been near Birdlings Flat or Lake Ellesmere and police searched the area but didn’t find anyone. If you have any information phone 363 7400 or anonymously through Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111. Money Thinking of Selling? You will be SOLD SOLD SOLD 6 Greenstone St, Rolleston 12 Burford Way, Rolleston Have you been to see us lately? New Zealand new season Green Kiwifruit Maureen Crowley 0211 537 167 SOLD SOLD 27 Granite Dr, Rolleston SOLD SOLD 33 Stern Cres, Rolleston 99 c per kg While stocks last OPEN 7 DAYS Phone 349 5952 Cnr Springs Rd & Marshs Rd, Prebbleton (next to Milanese Restaurant) Debra Hakaraia 0275 620 420 34 Kirk Rd, Templeton Please call now for a no obligation market appraisal 1432-Courtenay Rd, Kirwee What is tinnitus? Tinnitus - from the Latin verb "to jingle" - is an involutary sound perception (buzzing/ringing) originating inside the head. In over 80% of cases, tinnitus is accompanied by hearing loss. Can we help? Yes! There are many options for relief from the constant buzz/ ringing. Technology has come a long way and treatment is now highly effective. Tinnitus is stressful and seeing your hearing health specialist is the first step. Call 03 390 2332 today We help say goodbye to the buzzzzz Brenna Sincock Hearing | 36 Tennyson Street, Rolleston | Darfield | Leeston | Lincoln