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Selwyn Times: September 12, 2017

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2 Latest Christchurch news at Inside Tuesday September 12 2017 FROM THE EDITOR’S DESK IT’S BEEN a dry innings at Leeston but as we reveal on our front page today, the town’s pub has finally opened. Photographer Martin Hunter went along to the official opening on Thursday and he says the Crate & Barrel is one outstanding building. The quake put paid to the previous establishment, and Leeston has been effectively dry since; the rugby club being the main watering hole. So it was fitting that the official opening had plenty of fanfare and of course two Canterbury rugby greats to cut the ribbon. The publicans Craig and Bridget Bradford will also certainly make their mark as mine hosts. Craig says it will be more than a pub, he expects it to act as a community centre for the town. Cheers! Lincoln under-15s take silverware – Barry Clarke SPORT 27 SELWYN TIMES News..............................3-31 Local Views.................12-14 Schools......................18,19 Sport............................24 & 27 Gardening................34,35 Community Events.....39 GET IN TOUCH General Inquiries Ph 379-7100 Classified Advertising Ph 379-1100 The Christchurch Star Company Ltd. PO box 1467 - Christchurch NEWS Georgia O’Connor-Harding Ph: 364 7438 ADVERTISING Lynette Evans Ph: 364 7434 Christchurch Casino Golden Oldies Sports Celebration 1 - 29 April, 2018 CHRISTCHURCH MOTORCYCLES LTd Enter On Line Now! Cricket Basketball Softball Football Rugby Squash Netball Hockey Golf Lawn Bowls • For The Love Of The Game 2011 Harley Street BoB 1580cc wild man’S Bike $15888 1992 Yamaha XJ1200 great tourer $3,888 2013 Triumph America 900 immaculate $10,988 2016 Indian Chief Darkhorse $25,888 2016 Harley Streetbob as new $18,588 1998 Harley Davidson Dyna Superglide 1450cc $11,588 2000 Harley Dyna Lowrider sp $12,488 1998 Harley Sportster 1200cc $7,688 2006 Ford Territory 2wd as is $2,888 2013 Victory Vegas 1730cc 90hp $13,988 1993 Davidson 1340cc softail custom nice bike $8,988 2016 Indian Scout, 1133cc 6 speed 2900km immaculate $14,888 2009 Kawasaki Vulcan 1700cc cruiser very nice $8,950 Finance insurance pH 0274386934 vIEwIng wEd, fRI, SaT Supporting motorcyclists to reduce UNFAIR ACC levies Start your section hunt Falcon’s Landing sales office open We’ve got some exciting plans so come and share in our vision for Rolleston. Visit us at our new sales office, 17 Branthwaite Drive, open Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays from 1-3pm. Or call us on 03 741 1340, email us at

SELWYN TIMES Latest Christchurch news at Tuesday September 12 2017 3 LINCOLN EVENT CENTRE Thanks to: Ben Hurley SATURDAY Paul Ego Michele A’Court 7 OCTOBER Jeremy Elwood OR Gish News TICKETS BRIDGESTONE Residents meet over FROM TYRE CENTRE Lincoln pet crematorium noise issues • By Georgia O’Connor-Harding SEVERAL RESIDENTS are still not satisfied enough is being doing enough to reduce noise issues at a Lincoln pet crematorium. A meeting to update residents on what was being done to reduce noise levels over Fond Farewells Pet Cremation Service in Marion Pl was held last week. Bob Tomkins But resident Bob Tomkins and his wife Joanne Earle-Tomkins still does not believe enough has been done. The district council, Environment Canterbury and residents attended the meeting. Gribbles Veterinary Pathology Ltd owns Fond Farewells Pet Cremation Service. Gribbles general manager James Richardson said it did not attend because it felt it was the wrong forum to be involved in. But he said Gribbles had received positive feedback from the district council, saying all but two neighbours had been complimentary of the work PROBLEM: Residents are concerned not enough is being done by authorities to address noise issues at the Fond Farewells Pet Crematorium in Lincoln. Gribbles had done to reduce the noise. Mr Tomkins said the authorities are still certain they have done nothing wrong and Fond Farewells complies with the Resource Management Act. “They think all the changes are minor and they didn’t have to go for open resource hearing and they didn’t need an environmental report, which I find Do you need your first pair of hearing aids? Brenna Sincock Hearing Branding / Appropriate Usage PRINT Call Brenna today 03 390 2332 & get your hearing back! If you are having difficulty hearing conversations and the volume setting on your TV is creeping up, now is the time to get some advice on your hearing and hearing aids. Jon Griffiths Hearing Test Advice Results Hearing Aids We help you choose the right device for you Follow-ups Adjustment to ensure the best results Result Hearing better than you have in years PHOTO: MARTIN HUNTER astounding,” Mr Tomkins said. But the district council’s environmental services manager Tim Harris said the meeting was helpful and gave it the opportunity to explain to residents what was being done to mitigate the noise. “The district council has concluded that Fond Farewells is compliant and that noise issues have been mitigated satisfactorily,” he said. The issue reared its head after a non-notified decision was made by the district council for Gribbles to redevelop its site at Marion Pl in 2015. Residents first began to notice the noise of the burners at Christmas last year, which they say are a lot louder than before the site was redeveloped. At the meeting, a presentation was made by representatives from ComMec and Marshall Day Acoustics over noise mitigation work to the furnaces. A report said Fond Farewells engaged with acoustical consultants Marshall Day Acoustics, which provided a report to mitigate noise. New mufflers and attenuators were designed by combustion engineers ComMec to reduce noise. Noise assessments of the crematorium were completed last month by the district council. A letter to residents said a significant decrease in the noise was emitted and sound levels were less than the district plan’s daytime noise limits of 55dB. •ECan letter, page 12 In Brief LUCKY ESCAPE A young man was lucky to walk away from a serious crash on Christchurch Akaroa Rd, near Lake Ellesmere, on Sunday. Firefighters arrived at about 4.30pm to find the car in the ditch and the driver with a “very minor” injury, which did not require a trip to hospital, said Dave Irving, Little River chief fire officer. The car left the road, hit a rock and flipped into the ditch. It was right before “sunset point corner”, Mr Irving said. ART WEEK OPENING Darfield Art Week starts with an opening gala on October 6. The gala will be held at 7pm at Darfield Recreation Centre. Darfield Art Week, run by the Malvern Community Arts Council, will have three exhibitions. The Darfield Recreation Centre is showcasing more than 300 pieces by more than 100 artists. The Selwyn Gallery will have works by the New Zealand Botanical Art Society, while paintings by Kelvin McMillan and Philip Beadle will be on display at Darfield Library. Tickets can be bought from Selwyn Gallery, or at the door. AMY ADAMS A STRONG VOice FOR SeLWYN W AmyAdamsMP @amyadamsMP Full range of hearing aids available Government subsidies | Tinnitus | ACC specialist | 36 Tennyson Street, Rolleston | Leeston | Darfield | Lincoln Authorised by Amy Adams, 829 Main South Rd, Templeton.