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Selwyn Times: September 05, 2017

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2 Tuesday September 5 2017 Latest Christchurch news at www.star.kiwi SELWYN TIMES FROM THE EDITOR’S DESK WHERE THERE’S a demand there is opportunity, and in Lincoln’s case right now it appears to be hospitality. New bars are being built and we reveal today (page 1) there is an application for a new off licence bottle store in Gerald St. Off-licence bottle store applications tend to attract opposition and it’s no different in this case. The two local schools are against it. But there’s a very good reason another off-licence wants to go into Lincoln – the university students. And that’s what I mean by demand. The New World supermarket and Super Liquor dominate the off-licence market at the moment but obviously the new applicant believes there is room for more business. That will mean competition, and competition is good. There will be a lot of pressure to retain business. The winner? – the customer. – Barry Clarke Inside Poets a big part of busy month at West Melton School SCHOOLS15 News............................... 3-6 Local Views....................8-11 Schools.....................13-15 Backyard Critters...........16 Sport.................... ..16 & 20 Community Events......31 Gardening.......................32 GET IN TOUCH General Inquiries Ph 379-7100 Classified Advertising Ph 379-1100 The Christchurch Star Company Ltd. PO box 1467 - Christchurch starmedia.kiwi NEWS Georgia O’Connor-Harding Ph: 364 7438 georgia.oconnor@starmedia.kiwi ADVERTISING Lynette Evans Ph: 364 7434 lynette.evans@starmedia.kiwi “My first pair of hearing aids...” When someone first comes to see me, they often have no idea what to expect. It is common for people with hearing loss to wait up to 7 years after first noticing the symptoms before seeking help. That is a very long time to be dealing with the day to day stress of struggling to hear. If you know you need help with your hearing but haven’t seen an audiologist yet, here is what you can expect. Free hearing check. This will confirm a hearing loss if you have one. Its a quick and accurate test that often reaffirms what my customers already suspect. Full diagnostic hearing test. This test is far more detailed and tells us what type of hearing loss you have (sensory or middle ear related), we test your speech understanding at different levels and test if your middle ear is working how it should be. We look at the results and discuss them so that you fully understand your hearing loss. At this point you are welcome to try some hearing aids programmed exactly to your hearing loss in the clinic. If you are keen for hearing aids we will go through an assessment of you lifestyle to determine what ones might be best for you and we look at a range of different styles and prices to find something that suits your lifestyle and budget needs. You may even qualify for funding help through ACC or the Ministry of Health – we can go through the process together so you know what you may be entitled to. Hearing aid fitting. Once we have decided on what hearing aids are best for you, we fit the aids to you ears and tune them up to your hearing loss. We can adjust them to your personal preference as well, as sometimes we need to set things more conservatively to start with. One thing I do is make sure we do a lot of practice at this appointment. I want my customers to feel completely comfortable with the technology! Putting the aids in you ears, changing batteries, how to care for your hearing aids, its all covered. You will leave this appointment with the right hearing aids for you, tuned specifically for you and you will be confident in how to use and maintain them. Follow-Up appointments. I like to see you again after a couple of weeks to ensure you are happy and that your hearing aids are delivering the best results possible. We go through things that went well and things that you might want Branding / Appropriate Usage 36 Tennyson Street, Rolleston | Darfield | Leeston | Lincoln PRINT Call 03 390 2332 today to hear well again changed in the hearing aids. You can have as many follow-ups as you need until you are happy with the way the hearing aids are sounding. There is no extra charge for follow-up appointment in the first year of getting hearing aids. The annual check up. At these appointments the hearing aids can be adjusted for any further decline in hearing. If you already have aids purchased elsewhere you are welcome to switch and see me for your annual check-ups. All the programming information is held in the hearing aids so it is easy to check your previous hearing level and Jon Griffithsee if your aids need some fine tuning. jon@heartlandprint.co.nz Brenna Sincock Hearing

SELWYN TIMES Latest Christchurch news at www.star.kiwi Tuesday September 5 2017 3 LINCOLN EVENT CENTRE Thanks to: Ben Hurley SATURDAY Paul Ego Michele A’Court 7 OCTOBER Jeremy Elwood OR Gish News Gemma’s walkies on wheels puts smiles on faces • By Georgia O’Connor-Harding A LITTLE dog in a pram is capturing hearts everywhere she goes in Rolleston. Described as a “little madam,” Gemma the cairn terrier loves her daily walks and hates to be left at home. So when she was diagnosed with a serious illness, her owner Sue Smit came up with a cunning plan to make sure her dog could still get outdoors. Each morning you will find Gemma out travelling firstclass in a pram on Goulds Rd, near the roundabout of Clearview Primary School. Mrs Smit came up with the idea after a friend of hers bought a proper dog stroller after an operation on its ligaments. Earlier this year the 10-year-old was diagnosed with immune-mediated hemolytic anemia, causing her immune system to start attacking her red blood cells. Mrs Smit said the disease causes her to tire easily making it difficult for her to walk far. But she said Gemma will push through whatever happens to her. Mrs Smit was first made aware of Gemma’s condition when the dog fainted while running around at the Foster Park Dog Exercise Area. While there is no cure to the illness, Gemma is on medication. The little dog has united canine-fans on Facebook’s Rolleston Community Page with nearly 500 responses to CHERISHED: Gemma the cairn terrier is capturing hearts everywhere she goes when she is pushed around in a stroller by her owner Sue Smit. PHOTOS: GILBERT WEALLEANS an image of her posted online and several comments wishing her a fast recovery. “She is a very cute little dog. Everyone who meets her absolutely loves her,” Mrs Smit said. Mrs Smit said Gemma used to love running up to her favourite people at the dog park. Since Gemma’s image was posted on Facebook, Mrs Smit said she is regularly approached by residents asking how she is doing. TICKETS FROM BRIDGESTONE TYRE CENTRE In Brief NEW TAI TAPU TOILET SIGN The confusion over where to find Tai Tapu’s public toilets may no longer be an issue for travellers passing through the township. A new toilet sign was installed by the district council at the intersection of Rhodes Rd and Old Tai Tapu Rd last week. BETTER BROADBAND The Government has announced ultra-fast broadband will be extended to more areas in Selwyn. The areas include Arthur’s Pass, Castle Hill, Coalgate, Glentunnel, Doyleston, Dunsandel, Hororata, Kirwee, Prebbleton, Tai Tapu, Waddington and Sheffield. MP for Selwyn Amy Adams said it is fantastic news. “Rolling out worldclass broadband is a vital part of the Government’s plan to support regional growth,” she said. A total of $233.3 million will be invested in ultra-fast broadband connectivity across Canterbury. PORT HILLS TREES TRUST A new trust aims to work with private landowners, Ngāi Tahu, central and local government and community groups to co-ordinate replanting efforts in areas affected by the Port Hills fires. It estimates around 10 million trees will be needed to restore the damage. Welding & Engineering Services available: • Welding, metal fabrication • Engineering repair • Farm, factory and site work undertaken Well equipped workshop Widely experienced, many years Wilson Engineering Workshop, 486 Two Chain Road, Burnham. Phone 347 6760 or 021 329 605 Christchurch Casino Golden Oldies Sports Celebration 1 - 29 April, 2018 AMY ADAMS A STRONG VOice FOR SeLWYN W facebook.com/ AmyAdamsMP @amyadamsMP amyadams.co.nz Enter On Line Now! Cricket Basketball Softball Football Rugby Squash Netball Hockey Golf Lawn Bowls • For The Love Of The Game www.christchurchgoldenoldies.com Authorised by Amy Adams, 829 Main South Rd, Templeton.