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Selwyn Times: May 09, 2017

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10 Tuesday May 9 2017 Latest Christchurch news at www. .kiwi Your Local Views SELWYN TIMES A reader responds to last week’s Selwyn Times’ article on a proposal for a new Returned and Services Association to be established in Rolleston Lawrence Mitten – While the Templeton RSA rooms on Kirk Rd are useful, it makes a good deal of sense to move the Templeton RSA to Rolleston. Moving the Canterbury Regiment Association’s history centre from Burnham to a new RSA at Rolleston is a fantastic idea and needs further promotion. The current Christchurch RSA is failing and is struggling to make ends meet. The history centre has some fantastic displays and much memorabilia. If this project is done correctly, and I have no doubt that it will be, then Canterbury will have the first military museum combined with an RSA in the South Island. This will be an opportunity for the history centre’s curators to gather up the many thousands of items of memorabilia which are throughout the South Island. Visitors can combine a visit to the Rolleston RSA clubrooms and a visit to the Rolleston history centre, and, prior or after, a visit to the Air Force Museum of New Zealand in Wigram – a wonderful outing. The South Island, and Canterbury in particular, has paid a PLANS: Support to move the Templeton RSA to Rolleston is growing. (Right) – A reader calls for the banning of freedom campers. heavy price in lost sons during the wars New Zealand has been involved in since the Boer War. We must preserve their memory and sacrifice. A memorial museum would go a long way to achieve this. Burnham Military Camp, which is about 6km from Rolleston will supply a number of members, both serving soldiers and returned veterans from the recent deployments from the Middle East. The New Zealand Defence Force is closing the Waiouru Military Camp shortly and the army is moving to Burnham and will become the central pivot for the army throughout New Zealand. This is a golden opportunity for the Templeton RSA. A reader responds to last week’s Selwyn Times’ article on freedom camping David Taylor – Very simple . . . keep it black and white. Do we want second tier tourists who add little, and cost New Zealanders heavily? Simple answer is no. Do we want high quality tourists who add value? Yes. Ban freedom campers period. Make people stay in Department of Conservation camps or normal camping grounds. Not fair that campground owners invest and provide a good service. Why should people camp essentially where they like. This country attracts tourists based on our clean image and the beauty we have . . . keep this up and no one will want to come to New Zealand which will just be another trashed filthy country like so many others. If tourism is managed properly and if we invest heavily into infrastructure it can work. But typical of all governments and at local level too – they are reactive and lazy rather than be proactive and anticipate likely outcomes before they happen. Our politicians and councillors are too self-serving and interested more in keeping their jobs than do the hard yards necessary to protect what we have, but for how long as the environment is being severely compromised all in the name of money. As a New Zealander I’m far from happy the way we are being sold out. Like the state of our waterways, it’s a disgrace. Clean and green is the biggest con. New Zealanders will soon wake up, as the will the rest of the world, that the country is a rort. We invest too much on marketing how great we are. I only wish so much effort and money went into protecting what we have for future generations . . . sustainability springs to mind. LAwyERS Mother’s Day Will you help break the cycle? We have over 40 years’ experience to assist you with… • Buying and Selling Houses and Commercial Property • Wills, Trusts and Estate matters • All issues facing you and your business; • Employment Law matters; • Traffic matters; • Advice regarding Retirement Villages • General Legal Advice on all matters Call John, Brendan or Andrew today 03 366 8996 Email. lawyers@mclegal.co.nz Airport Business Park 92 Russley Road, Christchurch 8042 with Broadfield Flowers In the flower business for 26 years Order on line or in the shop www.broadfieldflowersflorist.co.nz broadfieldflowers P 325 2621 | 1094 Shands Road Just 5 minutes from Lincoln For young people who have been exposed to family violence getting the right support is important. Aviva’s Youth Service gives young men and women the tools to create safer and healthier relationships in the future. Will you help break the cycle of family violence by making a donation to Aviva’s annual appeal? GET CONNECTED WITH Scorch Broadband To learn more and make a donation visit avivafamilies.org.nz 0800 726 724 www.scorch.co.nz

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