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Selwyn Times: June 13, 2017

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2 Tuesday June 13 2017 Latest Christchurch news at www. .kiwi SELWYN TIMES FROM THE EDITOR’S DESK Inside News.....................................3-17 THERE’S BEEN raised eyebrows in Lincoln over the clamping signs in Robert St. The owner of the soon-to-beopened Black Door cafe has put them up outside her business to ward off non-customers’ vehicles. I can see why she is worried – parking in Lincoln around Robert and Gerald Sts is quickly becoming an issue as the township grows. That’ll be complicated even further when off-street parking is lost for the planned cycle ways in Gerald St. But clamping and towing? Is that Selwyn? The issue is: Can the Black Door cafe put the signs up? The district council says no; the owners say yes, and that is being discussed by the parties. On another note, we reveal the number and breeds of dangerous dogs in the district. Let’s be careful out there. – Barry Clarke Southbridge wins – Boston rapt SPORT 22 Our People..................8-9 Local Views..................10-11 Schools............................15 Sport................................. 18-23 Travel.................................26 Community Events.....36 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 High Country High Tea A Finest Slice of High Country! What better way to spend an afternoon with friends or family than in the tranquil setting of Terrace Downs Resort. Available everyday 11am - 3pm from 5th June $29 per person or $39 per person with a glass of bubbles Booking essential Minimum 2 people Illustration only. CREATE AN AWESOME LIFE FOR YOU AND YOUR WHANAU Gain skills for employment for FREE* through He Toki. Training options include construction, electrical, plumbing, health, engineering and more. Through He Toki you’ll explore your cultural identity and be supported to join the next generation of Māori leaders. * Conditions apply. Apply now at Ara For more information 0800 24 24 76 Make your Sunday extra special with our popular Sunday Buffet Come and enjoy a delicious menu of classic and International flavours, accompanied by live music. Every Sunday 12:30pm Adults $45pp, Kids u12 only $20 Only one hour’s drive from ChCh Phone 03 318 6943 623 Coleridge Road Windwhistle, Canterbury Email:

SELWYN TIMES Latest Christchurch news at www. .kiwi Tuesday June 13 2017 3 News Schools’ multi-million dollar boost BULGING SCHOOL rolls in Lincoln and Prebbleton may be eased with a multi-million dollar Government injection. Lincoln Primary School will receive about $3 million for six new classrooms and Prebbleton School will get about $2 million for four new classrooms. Kim Alexander The funding was part of an announcement yesterday in which schools across Canterbury will benefit from $5.5 million to be invested in expanding the capacity of schools. The announcement was made during a visit to Prebbleton School by Associate Minister of Education Tim Macindoe. Lincoln Primary School principal Vivienne Butcher said it means this time next year, all of its pupils will be able to learn on its main campus. At the moment, the school has a junior campus for year 0 to 3 pupils and its main campus is for year 3 to 8 pupils. Prebbleton School principal Kim Alexander said the school has been experiencing significant role growth in the BOOMING: Prebbleton School will get about $2 million for four new classrooms and Lincoln Primary School will receive about $3 million for six new classrooms as part of an announcement made by the Government yesterday. last few years and is at capacity now. “Another four classrooms will cater for enrolments over the next two to three years,” she said. Prebbleton has about 490 pupils on its roll, while Lincoln has more than 600. Mr Macindoe said yesterday that all of the schools receiving funding in the Canterbury region had experienced increases in their rolls. He said growth in the Canterbury region showed the resilient nature of the community following the February 22, 2011, earthquake. It is expected the new classrooms at Lincoln Primary and Prebbleton School will be up and running in the 2018 school year. Minister of Education Nikki Kaye said the first round of school infrastructure investment under this year’s Budget will provide a total of 11 new classrooms to three schools in the Canterbury region, adding space for around 220 students. In Brief NO ARRESTS MADE Police inquiries are ongoing into the mysterious disappearance of a set of distinctive gates at a Tai Tapu furniture shop. Last week, Selwyn Times reported the Obelisk furniture store, situated on the Christchurch Akaroa Rd, had the gates covering a 6m-wide opening to the business stolen. A spokesman said police would welcome any fresh information that would help with the investigation. SELWYN WATER SEMINAR The first of seven seminars hosted by the Selwyn Waihora Zone Committee is set to begin on June 22. The seminars, at Lincoln University, aim to reduce tensions between Environment Canterbury and residents over how water issues in the Selwyn Waihora catchment are managed. The seminars will be held fortnightly and will cover various topics, including water quality, Te Waihora/Lake Ellesmere, Central Plains Water and farming limits. Each seminar will be repeated twice (noon to 12.50pm and 7.30-9pm) at the D6 Landscape Building. The first seminar will cover land and water issues in the Selwyn Te Waihora catchment and how it got to the current situation. Great wines & craft beers, Tapas, sharing platters or order from our main meals, steaks, salads or favourites menu. 82 Rolleston Drive Phone 347 4192 Opening Hours: Mon -Thurs 4.30pm-Late Fri-Sun 12pm-Late Follow us on Facebook and Instagram Dogcare Day Care and Grooming Professional grooming Doggie daycare Excellent indoor/outdoor facilities. Lots of interesting activities, a great day out. Little dog days Mon-Weds-Fri Great range of accessories Phone 03 349 6024 or mobile 027 434 6643 23 Smarts Road, Hornby For more information visit LIKE US Your Local Rolleston Hearing Aid & Audiology Clinic • Enrol now in Rolleston’s only full-time hearing clinic – new & existing hearing aid clients welcome! • Servicing all makes and models of hearing aid • ACC accredited – with fully funded options for approved ACC claimants! • Experienced and friendly team! Hearing tests | Hearing aids | Tinnitus | ACC Call 03 390 2332 - Choosing local is easy 36 Tennyson Street, Rolleston | Call 03 390 2332 Clinics in Lincoln | Leeston | Darfield