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Selwyn Times: July 18, 2017


18 Tuesday July 18 2017 Latest Christchurch news at Local Views are lobbying for an extra cemetery. Jules Davies – Good on him, but would be kinder on your ears to miss it. Anna Henderson – Whoa – awesome line-up this time. Pamela Neil – Good for him. Vanessa Chapman – No thanks. Met him in person and not a fan. We said: Population in Rolleston is booming so residents You said: Kiwitanga Democratic Party – This is something we identified a while ago. We can’t keep giving gravesites massive amounts of prime city land and massive plots of land in general. Sorry. Other countries have managed to solve this long before New Zealand. That doesn’t mean everyone has cremations. It just means there are different options used around the world. Let’s look into giving people and cities more options. Hamish Middleton – Traditional burials should be a thing of the past. Eco-Burials and columbarium should be the future focus. Pamela Neil – Cremations and ashes into the sea . . . cemeteries are not needed any more. Just a lovely park with gardens? Tiffany Cavanaugh – Not enough land on the planet to bury people in cemeteries. Stephan Lance Gardiner – Burn and bury us in a communal memorial forest. Mike Loose – Feed me to the dogs for all I care. A LINCOLN holiday programme had a special visit from upcoming swimmer Hannah Bates. The 16-year-old took time out of her busy schedule to chat with Sport Canterbury’s Active Kids Holiday Programme participants to answer questions about what makes a promising swimmer tick. The children got to meet with Hannah just in the nick of time before she headed to the Bahamas to compete in this week’s Commonwealth Youth Games. Sport Canterbury events and programme manager Jules Wilke said the visit aimed to introduce children to young inspirational sporting achievers. She said Hannah was an amazing role model. Last month Hannah, 16, returned home from the Australian Age Group Swimming Championships with a gold and silver medal, qualifying for the youth games. She was the only South Island member of the 23-strong New Zealand team in Brisbane and the first ever representative from the Selwyn Aquatic Centre. SCHOOLS SELWYN TIMES Swimmer visits kids on holiday THUMBS UP: Children at Sport Canterbury had a special visit from swimmer Hannah Bates. ​ LOCAL CELEBRITY: Lexie Turley and Reese White receiving signed photographs from Hannah. Saturday and Sunday Breakfast from 9am Roast every lunch/Sun Night • Sun/Mon/Tue Desserts $10 • Mon/Tue Woodfired pizzas $20 • Tue Quiz nights - free entry and prizes • Thurs Cocktails $10 • Thurs/Fri Curry & Beer $25 • Function room - fundraisers/private dining • Open 7 days Coffee/Lunch/Dinner Open 11.30am Mon-Fri West Melton Village, Weedons Ross Road Ph 03 421 6481 Courtesy Van available PoP UP Shoe Sale Great Shoes Great Prices Prebbleton Community Cottage Corner Blakes & Springs Road Prebbleton Friday 21 st July 10am-5pm Saturday 22 nd July 10am-4pm Sunday 23 rd July 10am-1pm

SELWYN TIMES Latest Christchurch news at Tuesday July 18 2017 19 • By Gordon Findlater THE SELWYN United Stallions can all but secure promotion to the Mainland Premier League on Saturday when they face Christchurch United at Foster Park. A nail-biting 4-3 win over Burwood AFC at the weekend means that with five games remaining in the Canterbury Championship League, Selwyn are 10 points clear of Christchurch in second and 12 clear of Halswell United in third. It was captain fantastic Dan Ede that was the saviour in his side’s win on Saturday’s at English Park. Selwyn may have made their worst start to a game all season and found themselves trailing bottom of the table Burwood 0-2 after just eight minutes. “We were left scratching our heads a bit and looking at each other not really knowing what had happened,” said Selwyn coach Lee Padmore. Ede then came to the rescue, scoring two before half-time to even things at the break. He then completed his hat-trick early in the second half. Burwood evened the scores at three each before Kieran Pinkney gave Selwyn the winner with 10 minutes remaining. SPORTS Stallions continue to prance HAT-TRICK: Dan Ede (right) netted three times on Saturday in Selwyn’s 4-3 win over Burwood. ​ “It wasn’t a brilliant display if I’m honest,” said Padmore. “As soon as we got into the changing room we decided to quickly put it behind us and turn our attention to this weekend.” If Selwyn can win against HEAT PUMP SALE NOW ON! Amazin’ WINTER Specials!! • We will offer you the best quality brands and option of heat pump for your home/business • Providing Heat Pump solutions for over 15 years to Cantabrians • We personally guarantee all our products & installs for 5 years (providing annual maintenance has been completed) Phone us today for your free consultation & quote 41A SHAKESPEARE RD, WALTHAM PHONE 03 366 0525 “A local team for local people” Christchurch, and Halswell don’t win their match against Parkland United, the title will be theirs. If they gain promotion it will be the first time the club has competed in the MPL – Mainland Football’s top flight competition. • By Gordon Findlater BRONSON MUNRO has returned to club rugby for Waihora following a 46-week suspension for racial abuse. Munro, 24, was suspended from all rugby matches including any on-field activities until May 31 this year, for racially abusing Southbridge player Peni Manumanuniliwa. He returned last month to make his first club rugby display in almost a year. Munro hasn’t had any problem breaking back into the Waihora division one side. He was a key player for the club before his ban and has represented the South Island Maori rugby team during three seasons. “He’s been on eggshells but he’s come back into the team quite well,” said Waihora coach Joff Mooar. TIME SERVED: Bronson Munro (left) has returned to rugby following a 46-weekban. ​ Munro back for Waihora WATCH REPAIRS • Replacement batteries fitted from $8 • Strap replacement JEWELLERY REPAIRS • Re-thread broken necklaces • Re-knot pearls • Magnetic clasps fitted • All jewellery repairs at any level 79 Wrights Road, Middleton. Ph: (03) 338 0171 Email: “We’ve put it behind us. His second game back was against Southbridge and there were no problems.” Munro was found guilty by a Canterbury Rugby judicial committee for acts or statements that are discriminatory by reason of religion, race, sex or national or ethnic origin. He was alleged to have called Manumanuniliwa a ‘black c***’. The abusive comment came during last year’s Canterbury combined country rugby final, after Manumanuniliwa was penalised for a high tackle. Munro is expected to feature in Waihora’s push to claim the Ellesmere division one competition title. Waihora currently lead the completion with one round remaining. •More sport, p20, p21 Jewellery & Giftware HOURS: Mon-Fri 9am-5pm, Sat 9am-1pm ONSITE CAR PARKING Hospitality packages on sale now! MOTUKARARA RACEWAY Sun 26 Nov and Sun 10 Dec To find out more visit