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Selwyn Times: June 20, 2017

Selwyn Times: June 20,

FREE TUESday JUNE 20 2017 379 7100 Selwyn GET CONNECTED WITH Scorch Broadband 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, Arthur’s Pass 0800 726 724 CHAMPIONS: West Melton pupils Ted, Stacey, Daisy and Otis won the 2017 UC Education Mud Run in the mixed team category. PHOTO: JUDE MORGAN ​ West Melton runners best in the mud WEST MELTON School finished as one of the top teams in the 2017 UC Education Mud Run on Sunday. The school’s team, the D*O*T*S, made up of pupils Daisy, Otis, Ted and Stacey, won the mixed teams race coming fifth overall in all the events against about 250 other teams. St Thomas of Canterbury College were first in the men’s race, while St Margaret’s College came first in the women’s race. Nearly 1000 students and 50 teachers, representing 34 schools sprinted, splashed their way through a muddy racetrack at Motukarara. The mud run was open to all secondary and intermediate schools. Sport Canterbury chief executive Julyan Falloon said it is an event students and teachers looked forward to every year. “In particular, we see a tremendous response from young women who embrace the chance to set a winter time goal, get a team together and enjoy a sense of achievement,” he said. Mr Falloon said there is a huge social element and sense of fun in the event. When the event was conceived in 2011, it was a perfect fit for post-quake Christchurch. •Turn to page 7 Call for more cemeteries in district • By Georgia O’Connor-Harding ROLLESTON’S population is growing so quickly it may need a new cemetery. Discussions have been under way at the district council around land capacity in the Rolleston area and people wanting to bury loved ones close to where they lived. The growing township’s closest cemeteries are based in Weedons and on Shands Rd. Doyleston Community Committee chairman Jack Pearcy called for a new cemetery that would meet the anticipated future size of the township in his Annual Plan submission. Rolleston is Jack Pearcy expected to reach nearly 18,000 by 2025. As of July 1, 2016, Rolleston’s population was 13,287. But instead of looking at a new cemetery as part of the 2017/2018 Annual Plan, the district council has decided to hold off and look at the provision of cemeteries as part of its future District Plan review and asset management plans. Weedons Cemetery is about 5km and Shands Rd Cemetery is about 11km distance from Rolleston. •Turn to page 10 Rolleston’s newest neighbourhood Lincoln-Rolleston Road. Falcon’s Landing first release available now. Just released, new sections in this fast-growing township – close to town and all your favourite amenities. Find out more now. Call us on 03 741 1340, or email us at anytime