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Selwyn Times: August 01, 2017

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14 Tuesday August 1 2017 Latest Christchurch news at www.star.kiwi SELWYN TIMES Your Local Views •From page 13 Fiona Ward – I agree that dump charges are probably too high. But the fact is that you are responsible for your stuff. Nobody else. When people dump stuff – whether it is great piles of stuff or throwing their Maccas packets out the window – they are saying: “It is somebody else’s job to deal with my stuff”. As long as we “blame” someone else for things (i.e dump fees) people will never take responsibility for their own anything. Christine Clarke – Put dumping fees down and see what happens. Or give everyone a big red bin like the big yellow one. But if you put prices down, rubbish may be dumped at the dump and not anywhere else. Christine Schuler – Perhaps if it wasn’t so expensive to go to the dump. There will always be some lazy sods, though. Lee Nicholls – Make the fine more relevant, like $20,000. There’s nothing accidental or even careless about this. It’s a deliberate and planned thing. Elvira Eilbeck – Cameras and signs to let them know they are being filmed and instant fines. Ryan Nield – I hate how people do this but at the same time it doesn’t take long to fill all three bins and dumping is way too expensive. Anna Henderson – This infuriates me. Glad to see something being done. Pauline Sigurgeirson – At least they weighed it down. We said Only seven incidents of graffiti have been reported to the district council in the past year You said Cherry Cornelius – I find that hard to believe. Our area has been slammed with the untidy mess taggers have left behind – fences, power poles, gates, power boxes, and especially local shops. On our 30min walk today, we came across several tags painted on to the footpath outside a group of shops on Warrington St. I really dislike how untidy and dirty this practice makes our community look. Ben Mataakama – I’d like to develop a programme for taggers to turn their tags into beautiful typography illustrations. Emajane Harwood – I bet people will start tagging in Selwyn now that they’ve seen this. A reader responds to the Selwyn Times article about the ongoing saga over whether the Black Door Bar and Eatery can wheel-clamp unauthorised vehicles which use its parking spaces Nyki McQueen – As a Lincoln resident and potential customer of Black Door Bar and Eatery, I fully support the clamping signs. If I am going there for dinner, I want somewhere to park. From all accounts the parks are on the title of the property, and under liquor licensing laws, the establishment has to provide a number of parks to satisfy its licence. The district council deserves scrutiny, not this business, as this is more about the district council and its ridiculous cycle lane and taking public parking from the main street which no one wants. My bet is the district council was counting on these parks and Black Door has got in its way by standing up for its rights. We need to get behind our local businesses and support them, not run them down over such a pathetic issue. A reader responds to an article about the district council increasing its funding for the Lakeside Soldiers Memorial Hall rebuild Ross Watson – Lakeside Soldiers Memorial Hall should be rebuilt with the increased funding in line with other communities’ rebuilds urgently. The Automotive Lamp Specialists Canterbury’s own 21st Century Law Firm... ✓ Combined 40 years’ experience in Canterbury, we know our market. ✓ No offices we can come to you ✓ Fixed Prices = No Surprises! ✓ Time is your most precious asset, we will not waste it! For legal advice and assistance with • Trusts • Employment Law • Health & Safety Laws • Business & Employment Law • Residential and commercial conveyancing Buying at auction? We will review all the legalities of the property for a fixed price of $180 plus GST plus any LIM or title search costs. Buying a property with a mortgage? Fixed price starting at $950 plus GST plus search and registration fees. Without a mortgage: Starting at $800. John Shingleton Specialist business lawyer, owner of Onlinelawyers. Ph. 022 658 0434 john@onlinelawyers.nz Sharon Scott conveyancing specialist at Online Lawyers. Ph. 022 584 8135 sharon@onlinelawyers.nz New and Used Lamps for Cars, Trucks, Vans, 4WD and Motorhomes PH 0800 225 483 | 325 Brougham Street, CHRISTCHURCH

SELWYN TIMES Latest Christchurch news at www.star.kiwi Tuesday August 1 2017 15 News Cashing in on the comedy show • By Georgia O’Connor-Harding COMMUNITY groups are laughing all of the way to the bank thanks to the Live in Lincoln Comedy Night. Some of New Zealand’s top comedians will be travelling to the township to take the stage for an evening of comedy at the Lincoln Event Centre. Comedians Ben Hurley, Paul Ego, Michele A’Court, Jeremy Elwood and Gish will star in the show. The organisers behind the show are giving a selection of Selwyn high schools, primary schools and community groups the opportunity to fundraise for their organisations. Organiser and Lincoln resident David Parlane said for every ticket sold by the community group, organisers are donating $5 back to it. “If someone sells 100 tickets, they make $500 . . . it is just another way to give back to the community,” he said. Mr Parlane said tickets for the comedy show are “ripping out the door” at the moment. The event was first launched last year with nearly 1000 people attending the night featuring comedians TV3’s Seven Days TICKETS FROM BRIDGESTONE TYRE CENTRE Jeremy Elwood Jeremy Corbett along with Hurley, Justine Smith and Tom Furniss. Mr Parlane, who organised the successful Selwyn Sounds concert earlier this year, said it will be doing the same for the rock concert but it will be a higher donation per ticket. Bars and doors open for Live in Lincoln at 6pm for a 7pm start. Tickets can be purchased through Ticketek and Bridgestone Tyre Centre, Lincoln. OR LINCOLN EVENT CENTRE SATURDAY 7 OCTOBER Ben Hurley Michele A’Court Jeremy Elwood Paul Ego Gish Ben Hurley Michele A’Court Gish, also known as Justin Hansen Paul Ego OPERATION clear out It’s that tIme of year agaIn The Christchurch City Mission with help from members of The Rotary clubs of Christchurch, Lincoln, Christchurch South and Papanui, are having a clothing drive. We would really appreciate clothing, linen and small household items. Goods may be dropped of at the following locations: Rolleston Community Centre Car Park St Mary’s Anglican Church, Halswell St Stephen’s Anglican Church – Lincoln The Landing, Town Centre , Wigram 63 Buchan St City Mission Shop, Sydenham 275 Hereford St Mission Shop, City We are happy to pick up furniture & larger items Phone 365 0635 or 365 0633 Mon to Fri Saturday 5th August 2017 9am – 3pm Bid to get Glentunnel cycleway • By Georgia O’Connor-Harding A PETITION signed by 30 residents has been put forward in a bid to have a cycleway constructed in the Glentunnel area. A loop cycleway starting and finishing in Glentunnel and covering Glenroy, Hororata and Coalgate was presented to the Malvern Community Board last week. It was presented by board member Karen Meares. Board chairwoman Jenny Gallagher said while she can see a lot of benefits for the cycleway, there is a lot of work yet to go into the planning of the project. Darfield resident Ross Fowler, who cycles in the area, said it would make the roads safer for cyclists. “Traffic and tourists are not so good on overtaking cyclists . . . there hasn’t really been an accident but I am sure there will be one day,” he said. His wife, Maria agreed and said a lot of people are scared of traffic. She said it was a great idea for encouraging people to get out on their cycles. “Now I can hear! It’s exciting. Really exciting.” Carol is looking forward to a lifetime of healthy hearing with the help of the team at Bay Audiology. Hearing aids from $495 with government subsidy All New Zealand citizens and permanent residents aged 16 years and over, are eligible for a government subsidy of $1022.22 towards a pair of hearing aids once every six years. We’ll help you apply. Now open in Lincoln! Halswell Bay Audiology - Longhurst Health, 53 Caulfield Ave Rolleston Bay Audiology - 41 Shelley Street Lincoln Bay Audiology - 3/19 Gerald Street **NEW CLINIC** HEAR. FEEL. LIVE. If you’re over 18, call Bay Audiology and book your free hearing check on 0800 700 862 or visit bayaudiology.co.nz