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Selwyn Times: May 16, 2017

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2 Tuesday May 16 2017 Latest Christchurch news at www. .kiwi SELWYN TIMES Inside FROM THE EDITOR’S DESK News..............................3-8, 15 THE CHRISTMAS nightmare for the families of Samuel Drost, Cole Hull and Lily Moore has had another sequel as revealed on page 3. Parents of two of the three teenagers killed in the highspeed crash have spoken to Lincoln High School students as part of a road safety programme. By all accounts it was a very moving talk by parents Marcus Moore and Tracey Drost. Marcus sums it up: It is all about choices. “It is important. Lily didn’t go out to die. They went out for a wee joy drive and it turned to custard,” he said. How right he is. Teenagers think they are bullet proof. But cars that crash at high speed don’t take prisoners. I hope the students take on board what Marcus and Tracey said. –Barry Clarke Ellesmere College ball SCHOOLS 12 Local Views......................4 Schools............................11-13 Sport..................................19 Backyard Critters...........21 Rural Life................. 22-23 Gardening....................24-25 Events................................27 GET IN TOUCH General Enquiries Ph 379-7100 Classified Advertising Ph 379-1100 The Christchurch Star Company Ltd. PO box 1467 - Christchurch NEWS Georgia O’Connor-Harding Ph: 364 7438 ADVERTISING Lynette Evans Ph: 364 7434 CREATE THE DREAM 3 TRUCKS 3 CARS 3 LUBES 3 SERVICING 3 FLEET WORK 3 BOATS 3 DIESEL INJECTOR 3 & PUMP SERVICING 3 ENGINE TUNING 3 BRAKES 3 MAXXIS TYRES 3 WHEEL ALIGNMENTS 3 BATTERIES 3 WOFs 3 CAMBELTS AND MUCH MORE! Mon-Fri 6.45am-6pm, Sat 8am-12 noon (WOFs only) 839 Jones Road, Rolleston P.O. Box 16 Rolleston Phone Simon on 347 7110 or Mobile 027 272 9213 Take control of the weather! LET US CREATE YOUR PERFECT OUTDOOR SPACE CALL US TODAY FOR A NO OBLIGATION QUOTE CHRISTCHURCH 55 Hands Road Ph: (03) 338 9063 WE SPECIALISE IN THE CARE AND PRESERVATION OF TREES • Pruning • Expert Tree Felling • Fully Insured • Free Quotes • Powerline Clearing • Branch Chipping • Competitive Rates • Orion Approved Contractor FULLY QUALIFIED ARBORISTS Member of NZ Arboriculture Association For quotes and enquiries phone 03 349 7143 | For urgent enquiries phone 027 272-6710 Email: www.arbor–

SELWYN TIMES Latest Christchurch news at www. .kiwi Tuesday May 16 2017 3 News Heartfelt bid to keep teens safe • By Georgia O’Connor-Harding PARENTS OF two of the three teenagers killed in a high-speed crash have reached out to high school students in a bid to get them to think about the consequences of their road safety choices. Samuel Drost, Cole Hull and Lily Moore – all aged 15 – died late on Christmas Day, when a car they were passengers in failed to take a corner and crashed into trees near Southbridge. The 14-year-old unlicensed driver has pleaded guilty to causing the deaths of the three teenagers as well as causing injury to a fourth passenger in the car at the Christchurch Youth Court recently. As part of a road safety programme, a moving talk from parents Marcus Moore and Tracey Drost was made at Lincoln High School recently. RYDA, run by the Road Safety Education Ltd is designed for 16 to 18-year-old students aiming to change the way they think about road safety. The one-day programme is broken into six sessions covering speed and stopping, hazards, distractions and analysing true stories. Simple elegance Classic style with a contemporary look. See our fabric range in-store today. Cole Hull Samuel Drost Lily Moore TRAGEDY: A tribute at the scene of the crash. Mr Moore said he spoke to students about the consequences of choices and to take time to think about what they are doing in their decisionmaking. GALLIPOLI 4Ply Print “It is important. Lily didn’t go out to die. They went out for a wee joy drive and it turned to custard,” he said. He said it has been like “living in a haze” since the accident 100gm Balls $ 16 .60 per ball and there is a long, tough road ahead. “This is about my story and trying to help other kids I guess, if they can hear me out it might make a difference,” he said. Lincoln High School deputy principal Stephen Rout said the programme was an emotional experience for the students and councillors were there for support. “We felt it was important, they were aware of the reality of what can happen as many of them were off-course because of the connection,” he said. Samuel attended Lincoln High, while Lily was a student at Rangi Ruru Girls’ School and Cole went to Ellesmere College. Mr Rout said the time since the accident had been tough for a number students and the school has support in place. Proactive Drive Youth Education Trust programme manager Tim Hartnell said it is about talking to the students as both drivers and passengers. “You do have responsibility as a passenger to assist the driver and not distract them,” he said. •For more information on RYDA go to http://www. Don’t let ashes start a fire! In Brief SKATE PARK CONSULTATION The district council will consult with the public about a proposal for a skate park near the outdoor gym equipment at the Lincoln Event Centre. The consultation will be held this Thursday and Friday outside the centre between 3.30 and 4.30pm. BURGLARY CHARGES A 19 and 20-year-old have been charged with burglaries in Doyleston and Leeston. Challenge Leeston was broken into in December and auto-repair shop Jacks Service Centre in January. Cigarettes were taken. Senior Constable Lois Williscroft said the offenders will appear in the Christchurch District Court in a couple of weeks. Selwyn Times reported in October there has been a trend in recent months of burglaries between the hours of 3am and 5am at petrol stations around Canterbury with only cigarettes being taken. CORRECTION The Selwyn Times (May 2) reported a special general meeting was held at the Templeton RSA to vote for the organisation to move to Rolleston. This is incorrect. The organisation voted on a feasibility study to look into the move, not to actually move. Selwyn Times apologises for the error. Here are some handy tips on how to dispose of ash safely: classic curtains & interiors 817 Jones Road, Rolleston Ph 03 347 4295 Curtains | Blinds | Upholstery | Fabrics | Cushions | Crafts WOOL BLEND • MACHINE WASHABLE PFAFF SEWING CENTRE 9 Witham St, Hornby Phone 349 7867 9 Shands Rd Prebbleton - Lincoln Murray Hatchard A my es Rd Springs Rd Washing Machine & Dryer Repairs 30 YEARS EXPERIENCE Carmen Rd Main South Rd • Reconditioned machines available • Most brands serviced • All work guaranteed • Prompt service 249 Burnham Road, Burnham Phone: 347 6768 or 027 432 8651 Russley Riccarton - City Put ash in a metal bucket with a lid, then douse with water and leave to cool for at least five days Bag cold ash and place it in the red lid rubbish bin No ash in the organics bins Hot ash can cause fires in trucks, bins and can spread from bins to houses.