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Selwyn Times: August 22, 2017

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6 Tuesday August 22 2017 Latest Christchurch news at www.star.kiwi SELWYN TIMES $ 99 80 Black & Decker Drill Driver 289699 TOOL EXPO ON NOW $ EXCLUSIVE 199 Hammer Drill & Sander Kit 307380 $ EXCLUSIVE 149 Garden Shed 281028 $ EXCLUSIVE 69 185mm Circular Saw 292371 18v Drill Driver and Impact Driver Kit 292461 $ 199 Earn Here 5 Piece Car Detailing Kit 242948 $ 24 99 $ CLEARANCE 159 $ 229 $ 94 98 Tool Chest & Accessory Kit 300000 Jobsite Radio 308076 165 Piece Rotary Tool Kit 266799 WE KNOW WHAT DAD WANTS FOR FATHER’S DAY Get him a Mitre 10 Gift Card, available in store now! ST210817 Available from Tuesday 22nd August until Monday 28th August 2017, while stocks last. Mitre10 MEGA Hornby Ph: 03 349 8497 *If you find a lower price on an identical stocked product locally we will beat it by 15% *If you find the same product cheaper from another Mitre 10 store or Mitre 10 website we’ll match that price. Excludes trade and special quotes, stock liquidations and commercial quantities. The in-store price may be lower than that advertised.

SELWYN TIMES Latest Christchurch news at www.star.kiwi Tuesday August 22 2017 7 News Joint developer/council car park plan given okay Fashion • By Georgia O’Connor-Harding A PLAN for joint developerdistrict council funding for commercial car parking has been endorsed by Selwyn businesses. The district council is considering to Gardening partially support the cost of constructing car parks for new businesses. A report on the funding was put to the property committee earlier this month. Pat McEvedy Motoring It comes after the district council was approached by a developer in Lincoln asking if it would consider developing car parks in conjunction with them. This was because their development would use the entire site leaving no room for car parking. The district council would not provide the name of the Tasty Bites developer to the Selwyn Times. The standard approach is for the developer to provide their own car parking. But the report said there are Money financial benefits to a joint approach. Car-parking between The Laboratory and the Lincoln Library and Service Centre is a good example of this. The Laboratory owner Martin Bennett said sharing the car park has worked well. “The district council provides the land, we pay for construction. They are not exclusively ours but we get to use them,” he said. Mr Bennett said district council funding car parks is essential. There is no time line on when the district council will make a decision or on how much funding it will allocate. But councillor Pat McEvedy said he hopes a decision will be made as soon as possible. At a recent district council meeting, Mr McEvedy called for a district-wide policy to ensure businesses across Selwyn were treated the same. In September, Selwyn Times reported a petition from Lincoln business owners was presented to the district council to stop cycleways on either side of What’s being done about Canterbury’s water quality? Gerald St from being installed. Lincoln Club president Lynn Townsend, who organised a petition, said he welcomed the idea to have the district council partially fund businesses’ new car parks. “Sense may be finally starting to prevail . . . the very fact they are considering some form of contribution towards provision of car parking in Lincoln is definitely step in the right direction,” he said. The Lincoln Pantry owner Phillippa Boa was also in support of the funding. She said her business on Robert St shares about nine car parks with four other shops. But Mrs Boa said the planned cycleway through Lincoln is the biggest threat to businesses and owners have a united front an alternative route needs to be put in place. • HAVE YOUR SAY: Do you think the district council needs to fund commercial car parks? Email your views to georgia.oconnor@ starmedia.kiwi Bridalshow This Sunday 10am - 3pm air Force Museum 45 Harvard Ave, Wigram, Chch Tickets $20 per person Car goes off the road at tricky intersection Two people were lucky to escape injury when they went off the road and landed in a small swamp at the intersection of Trices and Ellesmere Rds, near Halswell, on Monday. Firefighters and ambulance staff were initially unable to find the crashed vehicle, but a call to the occupants revealed its location. Both were out of the vehicle when firefighters arrived at about 7.30pm. PHOTO: MARTIN HUNTER Look a little deeper at the action being taken to improve our precious water. This year, there are new requirements on farmers to limit the effects of farming on water quality. The majority of farmers are already doing the right thing, but more needs to be done to truly improve our precious water. We are working with farmers so that they know exactly what they need to do. It will take time for these improvements to have an effect on our water quality and quantity, but we’re off to a good start. Look a little deeper at www.canterburywater.org.nz