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Selwyn Times: October 17, 2017

Selwyn Times: October 17,

FREE TUESday OCTOBER 17 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) 0800 726 724 www.scorch.co.nz Ladbrooks, Tai Tapu, Leeston, Lincoln, Southbridge, Prebbleton, Halswell, Rolleston, Templeton, Burnham, West Melton, Darfield, Arthur’s Pass, Kirwee Selwyn economy slows down – report STALWART: Tony Grimwood has been part of the Prebbleton club for about 38 years and was honoured for his hard work with a volunteer of the year award. PHOTO: GILBERT WEALLEANS ‘Grimmy’ wins volunteer award • By Andrew King cently awarded volunteer of the stretched off in 1986, never to but I know it was not Don Hayes. year at the Canterbury rugby return in a playing capacity. But he [Hayes] liked to let us A DEBILITATING syndrome awards evening for his tireless He copped a brutal shot from first-fives know he was there and shattered ribs could efforts over the 38 years he has a Kirwee flanker, who smashed whether it was the first minute of not keep the man known been involved in the club. a number of his ribs in the final the game or last,” he said. as ‘Grimmy’ away from the He started off playing first minute of the final game of the Hayes played for Canterbury Prebbleton Rugby Club. five-eighths in 1979 in the season. between 1977-86. Tony Grimwood, 61, was re- division one side, until he was “I can’t remember his name, •Turn to page 18 • By Georgia O’Connor-Harding CONSTRUCTION activity easing off from peak rebuild levels has led to Selwyn’s economy slowing during the first half of the year, a new report shows. Economic consultancy group Infometrics says the district’s growth domestic product had increased 1.1 per cent in the year to June, compared to a 4.7 per cent growth the previous year. Selwyn’s real estate market faced a challenging autumn and first half of the winter with house sales falling 4.8 per cent. The report said this pattern trends with Christchurch where post-earthquake building has rapidly pushed up supply against demand. House sales in the Canterbury region have fallen 8.6 per cent. Deputy Mayor Malcolm Lyall said the decrease is most likely reflected on the fact the building boom in Christchurch has tailed off. House prices had increased by 2.4 per cent. •Turn to page 7 NEWS THAT’S CLOSE TO HOME… FHN LIVE Faringdon is the biggest show in town! Building the biggest show home village in the South Island is big news. Our village lets you walk through and experience firsthand the quality that our preferred building partners bring to the Faringdon landscape. Join our news team for a walk through of one of the homes right now at faringdon.co.nz. FHN LIVE Faringdon Home News Team FRD31539-90x266 Stage 22 now selling. Sections 400 to 907m 2 from $164,000. Call Bruce Harvey 0800 667 849 or visit www.faringdon.co.nz You’re home. Local lad, Ethan Hunt walks you through one of the new show homes from Faringdon’s awesome building partners. Visit our info centre, corner Goulds and East Maddisons Rds. Wednesday to Sunday, 12pm - 4pm.