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Selwyn Times: June 20, 2017

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TM 2 Tuesday June 20 2017 Latest Christchurch news at www. .kiwi SELWYN TIMES FROM THE EDITOR’S DESK Inside News........................................3-7 THERE’S A grave situation developing in Selwyn – the district is going to need more cemeteries. Rolleston appears to be the first cab off the rank as we reveal on page 1. In eight years the town’s population will reach 18,000, accelerating like the rest of the district. Discussions have been held about land capacity in and around Rolleston for another cemetery. The district council hasn’t factored a new cemetery into its Annual Plan, but has signalled cemeteries will be on the agenda for future District Plan reviews. Something I suspect all of us don’t really want to think too much about. On a more cherry note – if you are a Waihora rugby supporter – they turned the tables on Southbridge at the weekend. See page 15. –Barry Clarke Rare privilege for principal OUR PEOPLE 8 Our People..................8-9 Local Views.........................10 Schools......................11-13 Sport.................................15, 19 Backyard Critters.......16 Events...................................... 24 GET IN TOUCH General Enquiries Ph 379-7100 Classified Advertising Ph 379-1100 The Christchurch Star Company Ltd. PO box 1467 - Christchurch starmedia.kiwi NEWS Georgia O’Connor-Harding Ph: 364 7438 georgia.oconnor@starmedia.kiwi ADVERTISING Lynette Evans Ph: 364 7434 lynette.evans@starmedia.kiwi fall in Love with your favourite furniture all over again. BEFORE AFTER 30 YEARS EXCELLENT RANGE OF FABRICS EXPERIENCEFREE Recover your couches and chairs and save money! Somerfield Upholstery Ltd FURNITURE RECOVERY SPECIALIST QUOTES 10 Calgary Place, Hornby | Ph 021 251 6200 | 349 0456 VISIT OUR SHOWROOM | QUALITY WORKMANSHIP GUARANTEED www.somerfieldupholstery.co.nz Paul Tainui 230 Barrington st 332 4004 Your Local Friendly Dental Team Easy parking & great service Great wines & craft beers, Tapas, sharing platters or order from our main meals, steaks, salads or favourites menu. 82 Rolleston Drive Phone 347 4192 www.quartzrolleston.co.nz Opening Hours: Mon -Thurs 4.30pm-Late Fri-Sun 12pm-Late Follow us on Facebook and Instagram WINTER DEALS 484 Cranford Street, CHRISTCHURCH Phone (03) 379 8888 • OPEN 7 DAYS RECHARGEABLE HAND HELD SPOTLIGHT 10W LED 810 Lumens $ 99 .99 NO LICENCE REQ’D OVER 18 171058 BLACKHAWK .177 AIR RIFLE PACKAGE *4x32 scope *Thumbhole stock $299 ONLY LIL’ BANSHEE TARGET COMBO Includes 2 arrows & reusable target 045023 * Stainless action * 4+1rnd magazine * Hogue overmoulded stock 22-250, .243, .270, .308, 7mm-08 ONLY $119 M1500 S/SYN HOGUE BARE GUN RANGER SCOPED $899 $999 +$100 .223 W/detachable mag OTHER CALIBRES +$100 SILENCER FITTED +$300 BARE RIFLE $1599 TIKKA T3x SCOPED .223, 7mm-08, .308 *Bolt action *Detachable mag *Ranger 3-9x42 scope 10-YEAR (10-year warranty) WARRANTY X-BOLT S/SYN SCOPED *4rnd Rotary mag *Ranger 3-9x42 scope 10-YEAR WARRANTY RANGER SCOPE MINOX SCOPE $1749 $1849 $1979 VALUE RANGER SCOPE $1599 $1799 VALUE $2029 VALUE Mainlander NEOPRENE GUMBOOTS • Non-slip, non-marking outsole • Four-way stretch neoprene • Hand-laid, durable natural rubber ONLY 5-PC FLEECE PACKS ONLY $ 99 .99 $ 79 .99 157019 150777 ERRORS AND OMISSIONS EXEMPT

SELWYN TIMES Latest Christchurch news at www. .kiwi Tuesday June 20 2017 3 News No plan yet for road repair • By Georgia O’Connor-Harding AN UNSEALED section of a road in central Lincoln is unlikely to be fixed until next year at the earliest. Residents have been calling for about two thirds of West Belt to be sealed north of the Gerald St intersection. The road is littered with pot holes which fill up with water when it rains and makes it a Grant Miller bumpy ride for residents when they are driving into and leaving their properties. An idea to spend $50,000 on sealing and parking was turned down at the annual plan submission deliberations held recently. The road will now be considered as part of the 2018-2028 Long Term Plan. Selwyn Times reported in November the sealing of the road would be considered as part of the estimated $36.6 million worth of roading and infrastructure upgrades as part of the Lincoln Town Centre Plan. District councillor Grant Miller said he was disappointed the project did not get approved at the deliberations. “I wanted to see it happen this year but I didn’t win that battle . . . it is still happening but it is not going to happen as fast as I would have liked,” he said. At the deliberations, Cr Miller said when attending the community meetings he gets asked the same question about the road and it is difficult to answer. His vote was recorded against the project being held off to be budgeted for the 2018-2028 Long Term Plan. Deputy Mayor Malcolm Lyall said West Belt has been a concern for the ratepayers of Lincoln for at least 10 years. Mr Lyall said he was disappointed a project to upgrade Tosswill Rd, outside the Prebbleton Domain was also turned down at the annual plan deliberations. “It is a grassed area that really needs to be sealed and angled park because we get about a thousand people playing touch PROBLEM: Potholes on an unsealed stretch of West Belt, Lincoln. PHOTO: GEOFF SLOAN ​ throughout the week and there are cars for miles,” he said. It was decided, the project estimated to cost $95,000 would be held over to the next Long Term Plan process. Mr Lyall said he is hopeful West Belt at least may be able to be done in an underspend in the annual plan budget. •HAVE YOUR SAY: Are you frustrated by the roading conditions of West Belt? Email your views to georgia. oconnor@starmedia.kiwi In Brief WALK TO BE IMPROVED The Arthur’s Pass Association Committee is planning to extend and improve the Arthur’s Pass Historic Village Walk with a new loop track and new information plaques over the winter. The new track will go through long-time resident John Charles’ track and property which runs along the Bealey River flats. About 24 information panels will be installed which includes replacing and exisitng the old ones. The cost of installing the panels along with printing brochures for visitors is $3000. FIRE RECOVERY PLAN The district council has approved the Port Hills Fire Recovery Plan for Selwyn areas affected by the fire. The plan will provide a framework to enable the provision of coordinated effort and processes to manage social, built, economic and natural environment issues arising from the fire. The plan was released for consultation with Port Hills property owners and the public. A range of future actions are identified in the plan. These include setting up a facilitated building consent process for people who are planning to carry out repairs or build new houses following fire damage, with consents being prioritised. What’s being done about Canterbury’s water quality? Look a little deeper at the action being taken to improve our precious water. This year, there are new requirements on farmers to limit the effects of farming on water quality. The majority of farmers are already doing the right thing, but more needs to be done to truly improve our precious water. We are working with farmers so that they know exactly what they need to do. It will take time for these improvements to have an effect on our water quality and quantity, but we’re off to a good start. Look a little deeper at www.canterburywater.org.nz