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Selwyn Times: August 08, 2017

Selwyn Times: August 08,

FREE TUESday aUGUST 8 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) Ladbrooks, Tai Tapu, Leeston, Lincoln, Southbridge, Prebbleton, Halswell, Rolleston, Templeton, Burnham, West Melton, Darfield, Arthur’s Pass 0800 726 724 www.scorch.co.nz Man of the moment Before stepping up to kick the match-winning penalty for Southbridge in the Coleman Shield final on Saturday, first-five Shannon Donald had one thing on his mind. “I thought if I get it I’m going to be a hero and if I didn’t we were going to lose. It was one of those things where you have to take a crack and it paid off,” said Donald. He scored all of Southbridge’s nine second-half points, including a kick from over 50m, as his side defeated Darfield 16-15. •Full story, pages 14-15 •Editor’s note, page 2 PHOTO: KAREN CASEY Intersections in Selwyn among the most dangerous • By Georgia O’Connor-Harding SELWYN intersections are among the most dangerous in New Zealand. The intersections of Main South Rd/Aylesbury Rd, Main South Rd/ Dawsons Rd, Shands Rd/Blakes Rd, and Jones Rd/Curraghs Rd have been named in the New Zealand Transport Agency’s top 100 list. One of the most dangerous intersections, Shands/Blakes Rd is ranked as no 10 in the list, having one fatal crash, two serious crashes and two minor crashes. The list, released by the NZTA last week, uses data from crashes between 2006 and last year. Main South Rd/Dawsons Rd ranked as number 38 on the list and had three serious crashes and seven minor crashes. Main South Rd/ Aylesbury Rd had one serious crash and nine minor crashes. Jones Rd/Curraghs Rd had one serious crash and six minor crashes. NZTA principal project manager Geoff Griffiths said the Christchurch Southern Motorway Stage 2 project severs Blakes Rd and turns it into a cul-de-sac. “This should reduce the cross traffic at the Blakes Rd/Shands Rd intersection,” he said. The Main South Rd/ Dawsons Rd intersection is also to be converted into a roundabout as part of the project. NZTA plans to open stage two of the Southern Motorway in early 2020. But Senior Sergeant Pete Stills said police cannot sit still and not worry until then. •Turn to page 7 Your home’s getting bigger! We really dig Faringdon and you will too! We’re proud to report that due to overwhelming public demand the release of Stages 21 and 22 at Faringdon have been brought forward. This collection of stunning new sections is created in Faringdon’s trademark boulevard style. Watch the full story with the FHN LIVE news team at faringdon.co.nz. Stages 21 & 22 now selling. Sections 400 to 907m 2 from $159,000. FHN LIVE Faringdon Home News Team FRD30710-90x266-2 GROUND BREAKING NEWS... FHN LIVE Local kid, Jake Osikai interviews Stephan Rattray from BG Contracting, Faringdon’s preferred construction provider. Call Bruce Harvey 0800 667 849 or visit www.faringdon.co.nz Visit our info centre, corner Goulds and East Maddisons Roads. Wednesday to Sunday, 12pm - 4pm. You’re home.