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Selwyn Times: May 30, 2017

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2 Tuesday May 30 2017 Latest Christchurch news at www. .kiwi SELWYN TIMES Inside FROM THE EDITOR’S DESK News..................................... 3-11 IT’S GREAT to see young people putting in the hard yards to achieve their sporting goals. On page 1 today, Lincoln’s Hannah Bates is doing just that as she continues on her promising swimming path. In July, she’s off to the Bahamas for a Commonwealth meet, which could help springboard her to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Realistically though, she is looking further ahead to the 2024 Olympics when she will be in her mid-20s and at the top of her game. The hard yards are getting up just after 5am to train for a couple of hours, off to school and then when she gets home it’s back into the pool again. There’s a quiz night in July and a givealittle page to help Hannah achieve her goals. Support them. -Barry Clarke Don’t fear white tails spiders BACKYARD CRITTERS 24 Local Views.................4-5 Our People......................8-9 Schools.....................13, 15 Sport...........................17, 21-23 Gardening.......................27 Pets & Paws.......................30 Community Events...31 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 relationship property, employment law and resolving contractual and estate disputes. Resource Management Consultants Resource Consents - Groundwater - Surface Water - Effluent Discharge - Effluent Storage - Gravel Extraction - Consents Compliance HAVE YOU BEEN TO SEE US LATELY? Call in today for a full supply of fresh fruit and vegetables. • Advocacy • Aquifer Testing • Due Diligence • Feasibility • Flow Monitoring • Farm Environment Plans OPEN 7 DAYS Phone 349 5952 Cnr Springs Rd & Marshs Rd, Prebbleton (next to Milanese Restaurant) 92 Williams St, Kaiapoi. Ph: 03 375 5015

SELWYN TIMES Latest Christchurch news at www. .kiwi Tuesday May 30 2017 3 News Parking problem at busy pie shop • By Georgia O’Connor-Harding OVERCROWDED car parking at Sheffield’s popular pie shop has created a spate of roading issues. Growing numbers of cars and trucks parking “dangerously” outside The Famous Sheffield Pie Shop has the community calling out for the district council and the New Zealand Transport David Ward Agency to change the layout of State Highway 73, Duke and Vogel Sts, before an accident happens. Vehicles backing out from the pie shop onto SH73, customers parking on neighbour’s berms and speeding have all raised concern. “We understand we have created this busy business . . . but we have never had any help as far as the district council goes,” owner Loretta Paterson said. She said a group of district councillors visited the area about four years ago to assess the car parking issue but nothing eventuated. In the past financial year AMY ADAMS MP FOR SELWYN If you would like to sign up for my newsletter please visit CONTACT P E 03 344 0418 Working hard for our communities Funded by the Parliamentary Service and authorised by Amy Adams, 829 Main South Road, Templeton, Christchurch Brenna Sincock Hearing Branding / Appropriate Usage PRINT DANGER: Trucks parking outside The Famous Sheffield Pie Shop has raised concerns over traffic having limited visibility when exiting Duke St onto State Highway 73. the bakery has an increase of 3000 sales and is planning to renovate. Costings are under way for the bakery to be turned into a cafe with more seating, customer toilets, a breakfast menu and children’s play area. Following a recent meeting with Mrs Paterson, the Sheffield/Waddington Community Committee sent a submission to the district council asking it to improve the roading. It asked for there to be “no parking” on the left side of SH73 travelling west between Malvern Hills Rd and the pie shop. In the submission, committee chairwoman Val MacKenzie LAwyERS We have over 40 years’ experience to assist you with… • Buying and Selling Houses and Commercial Property • Wills, Trusts and Estate matters • All issues facing you and your business; • Employment Law matters; • Traffic matters; • Advice regarding Retirement Villages • General Legal Advice on all matters Call John, Brendan or Andrew today 03 366 8996 Email. Airport Business Park 92 Russley Road, Christchurch 8042 Rolleston’s Hearing Aid Clinic Jon Griffiths said vehicles are parking dangerously on the highway and it needed urgent attention. Other suggestions included lowering the speed limit from 70km/h to 50km/h and making adjacent street, Duke St, oneway with vehicles exiting via Vogel St. This would help stop customers parking on neighbour’s lawns on Duke St as well addressing problems around the lack of visibility drivers have exiting the street onto the main highway due to vehicles parked outside the business. Mrs Paterson said the shop would also like to see Duke St widened with parallel parking put on the bakery side, curbing put in place and 10min parks on the main road. The bakery currently has 10 car parks located behind the building. But the district council’s chief executive David Ward said following an on-site meeting earlier this month, it was agreed the community committee would formally request Duke St is upgraded. “That request has not yet been received, and no decisions on or commitments on further work has been made,” he said. As for lowering the speed limit, the outcome is unlikely. A NZTA safety team spokesman said while it is looking to improve parking on State Highway 73, the current speed limit is seen as appropriate. “However, the transport agency will investigate installing larger signs at the entrances of the township,” he said. It is estimated by NZTA nearly 1800 vehicles travel through the township each day. •HAVE YOUR SAY: Do you find car parking at The Famous Sheffield Pie Shop dangerous? Email your views to georgia.oconnor@ 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 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. In Brief ALLEGED SEX ATTACK Detectives are investigating an alleged sex attack at Lincoln University’s halls of residence. A female student says she was attacked overnight on Sunday of last week. Police say the student and the alleged attacker are known to each other. Police are refusing to release further details. SHEEP SHOT Police are calling for anyone who has information on three sheep shot and left to die near Wyndon Aviation, Maddisons Rd, on Friday night. Sergeant Dan Harker said the sheep were shot in the paddock with a lowpowered rifle. Phone Rolleston police on 347 9248. DATA CONSUMPTION SOARS Statistics have revealed households in the district are consuming 43 per cent more broadband data than last year. The increase is driven by a surging demand for streaming services such as Netflix according to fibre network Chorus. 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