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Selwyn Times: October 17, 2017

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8 Tuesday October 17 2017 Latest Christchurch news at www.star.kiwi News Medicinal cannabis trial • By Bridget Rutherford LINCOLN University has been approached to help carry out a medicinal cannabis trial. A university spokeswoman said a private New Zealand company asked Lincoln to assist with the technical aspects of a medicinal cannabis project. She said the university needed to gain the appropriate licenses before commencing the commercial contract. “Due to the confidential nature of the contractual arrangements, we are unable to comment further at this stage.” After widespread campaigning to make cannabis-based medication available in New Zealand, former Associate Health Minister Peter Dunne delegated approval for medical marijuana use applications to the Ministry of Health in February. In June, he announced restrictions would be removed on pain relief cannabidiol so doctors could prescribe it without Ministry approval. Ministry Medsafe group manager Chris James confirmed licences had been issued to Lincoln for the trial. It had also provided advice about the legal and regulatory requirements, he said. GIDDY-UP: Freya Jackson, 3, of Mairehau, riding Lollypop the pony. (Above right) Lilia Wadie, 9, of Leeston with Moonshadow. PHOTOS: GILBERT WEALLEANS CUDDLES: Jemima Knowler, 6, of Leeston. About 20,000 people turned out to soak up the atmosphere at the Ellesmere A & P Spring Show in Leeston on Saturday. This theme was celebrating diversity in the community. Show president Doug Michael said there was a record number of gate entries and everyone was happy and complimentary about the day. “It was perfect conditions. Wasn’t any wind and wasn’t too hot and it was perfect weather for stock . . . everyone had a great time,” he said. Local News Now SELWYN TIMES Fire rages, homes at risk FRIENDSHIP: Ladbrooks resident Emma Owen with Frankie. Spring show brings out about 20,000 smiles WELCOMING COMMITTEE: Richard Boyce and Dave Turner at the gate. SILVER DOLLAR come and enjoy the new lunch menu QUIZ NIGHTS Every Wednesday from 7pm. Ring to book a table. • Indoor outdoor & mezzanine dining areas • Large sheltered & sunny courtyard • Extensive lunch & evening menu selection to suit everybody’s tastes • Large range of wine, tap & bottled beers • 2x courtesy vans available • All new Pokie Machines The Silver Dollar, the place that supports your community 871 Jones Rd, Rolleston | Ph 347 0386 | www.silverdollarbar.co.nz OPENING NIGHT! saT 21 sT OcTObEr 7Pm sTarT ADULTS $20 Seniors $10 FAMILY PASS $40 Children $5 Under 5yrs free (2 adults & up to 4 children 14yrs & under) DOUbLEDaYs rOaD KaIaPOI INfOLINE 03 364 8833 www.wOODfOrDGLEN.cO.Nz Lady Wigram Retirement Village Stage 2 Now Selling New Villas Available For Occupation Now • Large living with modern kitchen and internal access garage • Two double bedrooms • Situated close to the Landing Shopping Centre • Open home open daily from 11am to 2pm Monday to Friday Contact us for villa inspection or to visit 121 Skyhawk Road, Wigram. Sarah Jacobson - Village Manager Phone 027 3411 464 www.ladywigram.co.nz

SELWYN TIMES Latest Christchurch news at www.star.kiwi Tuesday October 17 2017 9 BRIGHT: Lincoln University students dressed up for the wildest day of the year. LINCOLN University’s wildest were drawn to its annual Garden Party on Friday. Organised by the university’s student association, the day MUSIC: Students rocking out to live music. featured a line-up of bands including EAZY, Soaked Oats, The Feelers and Smashbox. Alongside the music there was inflatable activities and a BIG DAY: Campbell Harrison, Mac Thomson, Alice Campbell and Lucy Crossen. free barbecue for the students. A large number of security and police were also in attendance on the day. Sergeant Alex Pickover said the event ran smoothly and there were no issues. “Alongside the music, there is always a bunch of other awesome stuff going on.” PHOTOS: LAURA ILLINGWORTH COMPETITION: Students competing on inflatables. Smoke alarms save trio • By Andrew King FOR THREE West Melton residents, a smoke alarms were the difference between life and death after a fire ripped through their home last week. Five fire crews battled for about three-and-a-half hours to get the blaze on Calders Rd under control which started at 3.10am on Tuesday. Two men and a woman escaped the flames after a smoke alarm woke one of the trio up, who then alerted the others, specialist fire investigator Kerri Pring said. One of the occupants was the son of the landowner, she said. Once they were outside they phoned 111. Kirwee chief fire officer Hamish Jones was one of the first on the scene and said without the smoke alarms, they would have been looking at fatalities. “They saved their lives, and it a reason why we keep saying check your smoke alarms are working,” he said. He said the house was “well involved” when they arrived. The house was completely destroyed. The fire has been ruled as accidental, most likely electrical, Ms Pring said. Summer Wedding or Event? Visit Smith & Boston! CREATE THE DREAM Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Chronic Bronchitis and Emphysema We want to see if regular treatment with a single inhaler containing either 2 or 3 Investigational Medications will help prevent chest infections in COPD. To take part in the study you must • Be using inhalers regularly • Have seen your doctor with a chest infection in the last 12 months For more information Please call the Canterbury Respiratory Research Group 364 1157 erin.morris@cdhb.health.nz SMITH & BOSTON Prebbleton Village | Christchurch Ph: 03 349 5646 www.smithandboston.co.nz Take control of the weather! LET US CREATE YOUR PERFECT OUTDOOR SPACE CALL US TODAY FOR A NO OBLIGATION QUOTE CHRISTCHURCH 55 Hands Road Ph: (03) 338 9063 www.stratco.co.nz