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Selwyn Times: May 16, 2017

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SELWYN TIMES Latest Christchurch news at www. .kiwi Tuesday May 16 2017 7 News Plan to boost creek’s water quality • By Georgia O’Connor-Harding IN THE 1980s a spawning survey done by the then New Zealand Acclimatisation Society showed there were 357 trout spawning redds in the lowland drain Snake Creek. As of last year there were only 57. North Canterbury Fish and Game wants to change these figures, proposing a restoration project that aims to turn Snake Creek into a living stream. The creek is one of three that makes up the Silverstream Catchment which flows Emily Arthur-Moore into the Selwyn River. The creek begins upstream of the Chamberlains Ford and flows out to Selwyn River above Coes Ford. Parts of the project includes Fish and Game setting up sediment traps to help reduce sediment loads downstream, reducing E. coli and phosphorus levels and providing a pool habitat. Natural features will be placed strategically along the stream while gravels on Snake Creek will be turned over mechanically following consultation with iwi. Fish and Game officer Emily Arthur-Moore said the main issue is the Snake Creek drain is too wide, has low velocity, lacks diversity and is dominated by a “run habitat.” “It doesn’t have any diversity so a normal stream has what we call a pool, riffle, run sequence,” PLANS: Fish and Game wants to turn lowland drain Snake Creek into a living spring. ​ •HAVE YOUR SAY: What do you think of the Snake Creek restoration project? Email your views to georgia. oconnor@ starmedia.kiwi she said. Mrs Arthur-Moore said studies by ECan show elevated E.Coli levels in Coes Ford is a result of pollutants from the Silverstream Catchment. She said while the water quality is considered to be okay for swimming, by the time you get to Coes Ford the water quality has decreased a lot. If successful the project will not only benefit trout and native species, it will improve water quality in places including Coes Ford. The whole project is expected to cost between $600,000 to $700,000 and is so far supported by about seven organisations including the Canterbury Waterway Rehabiliation Experiment and Living Waters. If Fish and Game raises $300,000, the Ministry for the Environment will consider matching the money. Last Tuesday, Mrs Arthur- Moore ran a presentation on the project, asking the Selwyn- Waihora zone committee for support and to contribute between $50,000-$60,000 over the next three years. It was decided the zone committee would supply a letter of support and encourage ECan’s to support the project through the long-term plan funding. Te Taumutu Runanga representative Les Wanhalla said while he thought the project would be the best thing to happen to Snake Creek he wants to ensure the runanga is involved in the decisionmaking. If enough funds are raised, the project will start in 2018. Two more years for council boss SELWYN DISTRICT Council has extended chief executive David Ward’s contract for another two years. “Councillors employ only one role – the chief executive – this role is responsible for the delivery of all council policies, projects, and plans for the future through the other staff,” said Mayor Sam Broughton. “David has helped successfully lead a number of council projects which help make Selwyn a great place to live. The extension of Mr Ward’s contract reflects the positive work of the council and staff in our community.” “Selwyn continues to face a number of challenges brought on by growth, changing community expectations, asset renewal, and Government legislation,” Mr Broughton said. He said councillors have high expectations of their chief executive and staff over the next three years. Legally, the chief executive’s contract may be extended for two years. Mr Ward was appointed to this role in 2014. Just a short stroll from the heart of Lincoln, Te Whariki is a haven for everyone from young families to empty-nesters and retirees. Enjoy a host of amenities close by including cafés, New World supermarket, library, quality schools and a world-class university, all nestled within a semi-rural setting. Our next stage of sections is coming soon, and with free boundary fencing and site-specific geotech reports, you’ll want to get in quick to secure your slice of paradise, just 20 minutes from Christchurch City. Contact Deane on 0800 548 346 to find out more or visit our Show Home Village & Sales Office on Vernon Drive from 12-4pm Wednesday-Sunday. TeWhariki.co.nz New Sections Coming Soon!