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Selwyn Times: June 27, 2017

Selwyn Times: June 27,

FREE TUESday JUNE 27 2017 379 7100 A Star Media Event Selwyn Times Proudly locally owned and published by Star Media Award winning publishing group Kea (Nestor Notabilis) JUNE 30 - JULY 2 HORNCASTLE ARENA 10am - 5pm Adults $ 8 - Under 12’s free Ladbrooks, Tai Tapu, Leeston, Lincoln, Southbridge, Prebbleton, Halswell, Rolleston, Templeton, Burnham, West Melton, Darfield, Arthur’s Pass EXCEPTIONAL: As well as acing it on the tennis court, Elizabeth Williamson graduated last month from Newberry College, South Carolina, with an undergraduate degree in biology. ​ Former Lincoln student earns recognition in US • By Georgia O’Connor-Harding and Gordon Findlater FORMER LINCOLN High School student Elizabeth Williamson is acing not only her opposition on the tennis court, but her United States college degree. The Newberry College student, 22, was voted a third team academic all-American by management association College Sports Information Directors of America. In her senior year, Williamson played at the No 1 spot for Newberry, South Carolina, and won 12 straight singles matches to start the season, before finishing with a 20-2 record in singles and a 19-4 record in doubles. Her accomplishment on the court also saw her named a first team all-SAC (South Atlantic Conference) in singles and doubles. She has been just as impressive in the classroom. Williamson graduated last month with a 3.97 GPA (grade point average) in biology. The highest possible GPA score is 4.0. •Turn to page 4 Over-60s feature in district road fatalities • By Georgia O’Connor-Harding DRIVERS OVER 60 are involved in the highest number of road crash deaths in Selwyn. Statistics between 2012 and 2016 show people over that age were involved in 19 deaths on Selwyn roads. Over 60s were also involved in 139 injury crashes with 56 people receiving serious injuries. Forty of the crashes involved drivers over 75 resulting in five fatalities and 19 serious injuries. Police are now looking at a strategy for older drivers to look at where police can intervene to stop older people from driving dangerously. Senior Sergeant Kelly Larsen said the number of deaths involving mature drivers are high. “What I am seeing more and more of is complaints coming through about older drivers. Phone calls from a general practitioner or family members saying: “Mum and dad have been medically forbidden to drive,” she said. She said it is about discussing with mature drivers there are options without driving a car. •Turn to page 5 Your local luxury Convenient Location Free Car Parking Local Luxury of Choice 9ROUND NOW OPEN 70-76 Rolleston Drive, Rolleston | 9 Masefield Drive (entry from Countdown and McCauley Street) 9Round | ANZ Portabank | ASB ATM | BNZ | Coffee Culture | Corianders | Fascino Shoes | Harcourt’s | helloworld | Highgate Hair Postie | Ray White | Robert Harris | Rolleston Bakery | Rolleston Central Health | Rolleston Drycleaners | Rolleston Florist and Gifts Rolleston Haircuts | Snap Fitness | Subway | Tepan Yaki FLAME | Unichem | Viva La Moda | The Warehouse | Westpac Ph 03 347 9192 Like us on Facebook rollestonsq/ Proudly managed by Colliers Real Estate Management Limited