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Selwyn Times: October 31, 2017

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2 Tuesday October 31 2017 Latest Christchurch news at www.star.kiwi SELWYN TIMES FROM THE EDITOR’S DESK GEOFF BOOTH has a long road ahead of him as he strives for answers over the death of his son Liam. Liam died of suspected suicide, a terrible thing that leaves families wondering literally forever why, and more importantly, could it have been prevented. Geoff, from Greendale, has met with district health board managers (see page 1) but they were unable to give him answers. Geoff has laid a complaint over Liam’s care. Liam had mental health issues and was being treated through Hillmorton Hospital. Geoff believes Liam should never have been in a situation to potentially harm himself – given about three weeks before his death he had threatened self harm and was taken to hospital by the police. Time will tell whether Geoff gets the answers he needs. – Barry Clarke Inside Aussie race commentator lands on feet in Selwyn OUR PEOPLE 8 News............................. 3-15 Your Local Views...........14 Backyard Critters....... 17 Sport..................................21-22 Pet Care...........................25 Automotive..................26,27 Gardening...............28-29 Community Events......31 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 Acoustic Solutions Live Sat 11th Nov 9.30pm till late Breakfast/bubbly/bus to & from Races - Tue/Sat • Live Music every Sun 3-5 • Roast every lunch/ sun night $22 • Sun/Mon/Tue desserts $10 • Mon/Tue Woodfired pizzas $20 • Tue Quiz night - free entry & Prizes • Thurs/Fri Curry special • Function Room - no hire charge • $7 beers/wine 4-6pm every day • TAKEAWAYS AVAILABLE • Open 7 days Coffee/Lunch/Dinner Open 11.30am Mon-Fri | Ph 03 421 6481 Sat & Sun Breakfast from 9am West Melton Village, Weedons Ross Road www.twofatpossums.co.nz Courtesy Van available Gifts and flowers for the ones you love Come and visit our new shop at 3 Gerald Street, Lincoln broadfieldflowers P 325 2621 | 3 Gerald Street, Lincoln Order on line or at our new Lincoln shop www.broadfieldflowersflorist.co.nz New technology to treat fungal nails Sort your toe nails for summer A simple solution to a complex problem before 37 Main South Road, Upper Riccarton | Ph 348-7910 | www.feetfirst.co.nz after

SELWYN TIMES Latest Christchurch news at www.star.kiwi Tuesday October 31 2017 3 News Church expands with booming population ON THE DOMAIN LINCOLN 3 MARCH 2018 Tickets ON SALE NOW In Brief www.selwynsounds.co.nz • By Georgia O’Connor-Harding HOPE Presbyterian Church will build a new church in Rolleston and expand its current home in West Melton to cater for the booming population. “Our congregations in both places have grown really significantly since the earthquakes and it is part of the whole thing of migration from east to west,” senior pastor Hamish Galloway said. The church has Hamish been working on Galloway the plans since 2013. In West Melton its current church, located on the corner of Weedons Ross and West Coast BIG CHANGES: An artist’s impression of the Hope Presbyterian Church’s planned redevelopment in West Melton (above left) and its new building in Rolleston. ​ a foyer and cafe area for the church. A 8000 sq m block of land has been bought next to Rolleston Christian School on Springston services on a Sunday, while West Melton has about 60 adults and between 20-30 children. Mr Galloway said both churches also have active youth Rolleston Rd to build a new groups. He envisions the new Quartz Wine church. Bar & Restuarant Selwyn Times facilities Oct will 31 be used by the The plan is for the church wider community seven days a Lynette Hilary 9x2 to have seating for about 300 week. While the plans have been Rds next to the Four Square, LE11641-V8 will people, offices and youth costed at $8.5 million in total, be redeveloped. facilities. Mr Galloway said the church is A building consent has Up until now, the Rolleston confident it can bring the cost been granted for a relocatable congregation has been meeting down. building to be established on at the Rolleston School hall since The church is planning to the site holding two classrooms 2010. fundraise through its own to cater for children and youth Hope Presbyterian Church congregation and will seek activities. also has churches in Hornby funding from the Alpine On the West Coast Rd side of the site, a 165-seat auditorium will also be built along with and Halket. Its Rolleston base is estimated to have about 130 adults and 50 children attending Presbytery and the Presbyterian Church of Aotearoa New Zealand. The church is also looking to discuss funding options with the district council and other possible external sources. Mr Galloway said the West Melton relocatable building should be in place by March next year, while the rest of the development would hopefully be completed by the end of next year. It is hoped the Rolleston church will be completed by 2019. •HAVE YOUR SAY: What do you think of the Hope Presbyterian Church’s investment in the district? Email your views to georgia. oconnor@starmedia.kiwi COW KILLED BY CAR The Sheffield Volunteer Fire Brigade was called to an incident where a cow was hit by a car. The incident happened at about 2am on Saturday on the Old West Coast Rd. Chief fire officer Neville Croy said the cow was killed on impact. NEW LIBRARY HOURS The new district library trial hours have begun and familyfriendly activities are planned for every Saturday at all four libraries. Libraries manager Vicki Carlyon said the extended Saturday hours mean programmes and activities will be available in the weekends as well as during the week. The Time for Fun activities will differ each week between the four libraries, beginning this Saturday. Most events are for all ages, including for adults, but children younger than eight years old will require active adult supervision. No bookings required, but spaces are limited. Suitable for children of all ages. For more information on times and dates go to http://www.selwyn.govt.nz/ home RESTAURANT CUP DAY Brekkie, Bubbly, Bus $40 GET CONNECTED WITH Scorch Broadband CHRISTMAS FUNCTIONS Delicious Set Menus available. Book before 10th November and enjoy our FREE BUBBLY offer! 82 Rolleston Drive Phone 347 4192 www.quartzrolleston.co.nz Follow us on Facebook and Instagram FREE EDUCATIONAL SEMINAR Want to know more about tinnitus & hearing loss? 0800 726 724 www.scorch.co.nz EDUCATIONAL SEMINARS - 20 November 2pm @ Lincoln & Districts Community Care Centre 21 November 1.30pm @ Rolleston Community Centre SPECIAL GUEST SPEAKER - International Audiologist Jill Benner will be discussing hearing, causes of tinnitus, and how it can be improved. Local hearing expert, Brenna Sincock will also be on hand to answer all your hearing loss questions. Join us to learn more about how we can assist with hearing loss and tinnitus. Call today to book your spot - 03 390 2332 Jon Griffiths (spaces limited) jon@heartlandprint.co.nz Brenna Sincock Hearing Branding / Appropriate Usage PRINT Brenna Sincock Hearing in Rolleston, Lincoln, Leeston & Darfield Hearing aids | Hearing tests | Tinnitus relief www.sincockhearing.nz