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Selwyn Times: May 30, 2017

Selwyn Times: May 30,

FREE TUESday may 30 2017 379 7100 Selwyn Winter driving Be prepared for all conditions Times Proudly locally owned and published by Star Media Award winning publishing group Kea (Nestor Notabilis) Ladbrooks, Tai Tapu, Leeston, Lincoln, Southbridge, Prebbleton, Halswell, Rolleston, Templeton, Burnham, West Melton, Darfield, Arthurs Pass SUCCESS: Christchurch Girls’ High School swimmer Hannah Bates is raising money to get to the Commonwealth Youth Games. She holds medals from the Australian age group swimming champs. PHOTO: MARTIN HUNTER Olympics goal for Hannah • By Georgia O’Connor-Harding PROMISING swimmer Hannah Bates is Bahamas-bound – but she needs the community to help get her there. A quiz night will be held to help the Lincoln resident get to the 2017 Commonwealth Youth Games. Earlier this month Hannah, 16, returned home from the Australian age group swimming championships with a gold and silver medal, qualifying for the youth games. Hannah was the only South Island member of the 23-strong New Zealand team in Brisbane and the first ever representative from the Selwyn Aquatic Centre. She is now part of a team of 34 Kiwis aged between 14 to 18 selected to compete in the Commonwealth Youth Games by the New Zealand Olympic Committee. •Turn to page 5 Darfield water judged the best • By Georgia O’Connor-Harding IF YOU live in Darfield, you are drinking the best-tasting water in New Zealand. A blind taste test at the New Zealand Water Industry Operators Group conference decided the township has the tastiest water. It comes after a major upgrade to the Darfield water supply in 2014 with the installation of two deep ground bores, a 1000m3 concrete reservoir and a booster pumping station. A district council spokeswoman said the bores source the artesian water from deep underground meaning the water is naturally filtered providing a safe supply. Mayor Sam Broughton, who lives in Darfield, said it was nice to celebrate some good news after the improvements were made. He said the two bores provide an increase in reliability over the summer and if work needed to be done on either of the bores the supply will still be continuous. “I do enjoy the taste of water. It’s fresh,” Mr Broughton said. Darfield Community Committee chairman and Malvern Butchery owner Paddy McKay said the water quality speaks for itself and it is pretty good. •Turn to page 7 Rolleston’s newest neighbourhood Lincoln-Rolleston Rd. Coming soon. Call us on 03 741 1340, or email us at enquiries@yoursection.nz anytime