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Selwyn Times: October 24, 2017

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14 Tuesday October 24 2017 Latest Christchurch news at www.star.kiwi SELWYN TIMES tue 31 st OCTOBER Turn your home into a halloween haunted house... get yourself and the kids dressed up! Costumes, wigs, hats, masks, capes, ghosts, bats, spiders, black balloons and many more spine-tingling accessories! Outfits may vary from store to store Make this halloween the spookiest yet! Your Local JUST INCREDIBLE STORES • Barrington Mall • The Hub, Hornby • New Brighton Mall • South City Centre NEW SOUTH CITY POP-UP STORE! NExT DOOR TO OUR STORE aND WHITCOULLS

SELWYN TIMES Latest Christchurch news at www.star.kiwi Tuesday October 24 2017 15 Your Local Views Working with water Selwyn Waihora Zone Committee chairman Allen Lim writes about where wastewater goes It’s been a wet winter. The Selwyn is flowing again and groundwater levels are rising. Does that mean we can stop worrying about what happens in the dry times? Of course not. More dry weather will come, so we need to press on with our plans to protect our natural environment and future-proof the local economy and our water supplies. Your zone committee is doing just that. In August, for example, we welcomed funding for infrastructure to access water from the Central Plains Water scheme pipeline into the Selwyn River/Waikirikiri. This project will result in more water in the river that has particularly suffered from drought and will go a long way towards restoring swimming sites. Meanwhile, the wet weather has given us an opportunity to see where the water is coming from or going to. Run-off carries most of the phosphorous, sediment and faecal contamination that leads to water quality issues. In the wet, you can see clearly where this run-off comes from. So, when you walk along your local streams and drains, look at where the water is running off and work out what can be done to stop or trap it. This may be as simple as redirecting run-off from a farm REFRESH: The Selwyn River has been flowing at Coes Ford during the winter and spring. track or fencing off a small area so the rank grass traps sediment. We are working with farmers and others all the time – but we can’t do everything. You are our eyes and ears out there in the field. There are many opportunities to get involved and make a difference. Please contribute and share your ideas, as many of you did during the very successful seminar series at Lincoln University. Don’t hesitate to talk to your zone committee or zone team members – you can phone them on 0800 324 636. We said: Lincoln University has been approached to help carry out a medicinal cannabis trial You said: Tim Topperwien – It’s about time people woke up to the world’s most useful plant. Good to see. Hamish Middleton – I believe that trial started when the college first opened the doors. Lyn Morris – That’s great news, so many terminal patients are going to get the pain relief they need. Jackie Thomas – There will be a lot of extra sick people around glad to hear it’s being trialled. Cherry Cornelius – I really hope we will be able to get this product for pain relief. Everything I have read sounds like a great way to control chronic pain without the horrible side effects I get from prescription medication. Greg Downie – How do I sign up? Judy Tacón – Excellent news. Nogo Sipeli – About time New Zealand. We said: Seriously-ill Maddie Collins has bounced back from hospital to win at an equestrian event You said: Kim Strange: What an incredible young woman. Philippa Guptill: Yahoo Lynette Morris: Yahoo Maddie. Fantastic Kate Shaw responds to Selwyn Times’ article on off-licence liquor store applications in Lincoln I, for one am really excited by the prospect of Liquorland coming to Lincoln. Competition is healthy for a growing community and the bigger chain bottle stores are much tougher on promoting healthy consumption of alcohol than the supermarkets or pubs. 20K EITHER WAY SCHOOL WHEN PASSING A STATIONARY SCHOOL BUS Proudly brought to you by the Road Safety Team www.selwyn.govt.nz