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Selwyn Times: July 11, 2017

Selwyn Times: July 11,

FREE TUESday JULy 11 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) 0800 726 724 Ladbrooks, Tai Tapu, Leeston, Lincoln, Southbridge, Prebbleton, Halswell, Rolleston, Templeton, Burnham, West Melton, Darfield, Arthur’s Pass Maree Smolenski and her husband Sam have received more than $75,000 to help with son Jonty’s treatment for a rare disorder. They are now organising a fundraiser to give back to the community. •Story, p12 & 13 PHOTO: MARTIN HUNTER No set date for police to be 24/7 in district • By Andrew King POLICE OFFICERS will not be based in the district around the clock in the foreseeable future. Police chiefs said yesterday that the Rolleston station does not have a set date for when it will go 24/7. Rolleston was one of four stations across the country earmarked to be staffed 24/7 in 2017/18 as part of the $388 million investment in police announced by Prime Minister Bill English in February. Canterbury rural area commander Inspector Peter Cooper said the station will need to have more staff before it can. So far four new staff have been confirmed for Rolleston in October. A further six officers are due next year, however, those are still unconfirmed Inspector Cooper said. A senior sergeant position will be created in Rolleston, giving the area its “own voice,” he said. “There has been a considerable increase in population so it is time it had its own senior sergeant,” Inspector Cooper said. •Turn to page 7