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Selwyn Times: May 23, 2017

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2 Tuesday May 23 2017 Latest Christchurch news at www. .kiwi SELWYN TIMES FROM THE EDITOR’S DESK Inside News.....................................3-13 THAT WAS one heck of a crazy piece of driving we reveal on page 1 today. The motorist was going 160km/h-plus and was tanked up on enough jungle juice to put him four times the legal drink driving limit – and in hot water with the law. The road between Little River and Motukarara where he was stopped is notorious for crashes. When you are going at the speed he was and full of booze the chance of crashing at some stage of his journey was very, very high. So luckily for other road users and the gentleman himself, Senior Constable Andy Williamson from the Lincoln police station was heading to Akaroa on a job. A quick U-turn, flashing lights, and a dangerous unguided missile was neutralised. – Barry Clarke Broadfield too strong SPORT 15 Local Views............ 10-11 Sport..........................................15 Backyard Critters.......19 Gardening....................20-21 Professionals........ 22-25 Community Events......27 Real Estate.....................32 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 HAVE YOU BEEN TO SEE US LATELY? Call in today for a full supply of fresh fruit and vegetables. Beginner Salsa Dance Classes Starting Wed 24th May 2017 6:30pm - 7:30pm Round 1 Events Fund applications open Applications to round 1 of the Selwyn District Events Fund are open during May to fund events happening between 1 July and 31 December 2017. The Council’s Events Fund can support a wide variety of events and help cover costs such as equipment, venue hire, promotions, consent and traffic management to ensure your event is a success. Applications for funding close 5pm, Wednesday 31 May 2017. To find out more and make an application visit or phone 347 2719 or 318 8338. Round 2 applications to the Events Fund will open in October 2017 for events taking place between 1 January and 30 June 2018. growing strong communities together OPEN 7 DAYS Phone 349 5952 Cnr Springs Rd & Marshs Rd, Prebbleton (next to Milanese Restaurant) ROLLESTON LAW Sound, workable legal advice and solutions Rolleston Office: 78A Rolleston Drive, Rolleston Square Darfield Office: Darfield Business Hub, 68 South Terrace RICHARD GRAY W: T: (03) 374 2547 M: 021 148 6221 E: E: Lincoln High School Main Hall 25 Boundary Road, Lincoln For more info please contact Donna 027 222 6900 | ANITA MOLLOY-ROBERTS

SELWYN TIMES Latest Christchurch news at www. .kiwi Tuesday May 23 2017 3 News Group to look at freedom camping • By Georgia O’Connor-Harding A WORKING party will be set up to ensure the district has facilities in place to cope with the influx of freedom campers. It comes as a result of the district having to deal with large numbers of freedom campers due to the Christchurch City Council changing its rules last year. The decision for the working Grant Miller party was made at a public excluded meeting last week with the district councillors. Last year, Christchurch City Council changed its freedom camping bylaw to ban campers without toilets from councilowned land. Mayor Sam Broughton, who is on the committee, said the district is suffering because of Christchurch City Council’s decisions. He said the working party will look at facilities for places including Lake Coleridge, Chamberlains Ford and Coes Ford for the following summer. The details on who will make up the working party are yet to be revealed. District council chief executive INFLUX: The Coes Ford camping ground is one of the areas to have an increase in freedom campers over the past year as a result of the Christchurch City Council tightening up its rules. David Ward said the working party has not been formed, but some district councillors have informally offered to assist. Recent incidents of people defecating at the St Mary’s Anglican Church churchyard in Springston during summer were raised at the district council’s draft 2017-2018 Annual Plan hearing last week. In his submission, Springston Community Committee chairman Rupert Tipples discussed the lack of public toilets in the township and requested toilets be established. Concern was also raised at the Springston Reserve and Associated Sports Committee meeting last week that people have been defecating in the reserve. The committee would like to see a two compartment toilet facility – one for able and one for disabled people in the area. District councillor Grant Miller said he does not see why toilet facilities cannot be provided in Springston and there is a need around the entire district. “Most ratepayers would suggest, it is better to have public toilets than have someone going in the churchyard,” he said. Earlier this month, Selwyn Times revealed that a report on the impact of freedom camping in the area was presented to district councillors. However, the report may not be released until August. •HAVE YOUR SAY: Do you think a freedom camping working party will help resolve freedom camping issues in the district? Email your views to georgia. In Brief FARMER CAMPAIGN Selwyn farmers will be among those targeted by a campaign started by Environment Canterbury last week. It will remind them of their responsibility to meet water quality limits and help them to find out if they will need a water consent to farm this year. RECYCLING FACILITIES Arthur’s Pass and Castle Hill will receive new recycling facilities. Recycling stations using large, customised shipping containers will be established in three locations – two in Arthur’s Pass and one at Castle Hill. The proposed system will recover about 40-tonne of recyclable material per annum. . RE-ESTABLISHED CYCLEWAY IN DARFIELD The Malvern Community Board was asked at its meeting yesterday if a triangular block of trees on the corner of Wards and Clintons Rds can be used as a cycle track. The request was made by Darfield resident Ken Jorgensen. Mr Jorgensen discovered an overgrown track in the area that is estimated to have not been used for several years. 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