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Selwyn Times: November 21, 2017

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2 Wednesday November 22 2017 Latest Christchurch news at SELWYN TIMES FROM THE EDITOR’S DESK GOOD ON the district council for taking steps to stop companies illegally taking water from roadside hydrants (see page 1). An eagle eyed resident spotted such a thing and alerted the Selwyn Times last week, and she’s right on the button: Our precious water supply is being tapped into by some thirsty for more profit. Police continue to make inquiries into the brutal attack on a 15-year-old in Rolleston – the one where his head was held under water while others chanted “drown him, drown him”. People have been interviewed and all police are saying at the moment is inquiries are continuing. All complaints have now been dropped against West Melton under-14.5 rugby coach Amanda Tomlinson who got into strife last season (see page 7). Commonsense has prevailed. – Barry Clarke Inside Christmas spirit at Rolleston College SCHOOLS 9 News.........................3-7, 22 Schools.............................8-13 Local Views................... 17 Backyard Critters..........29 Rural Life.................40-41 Gardening............................ 42 Community Events...43 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 LINCOLN ROLLESTON Optometrist 32 Gerald St, Lincoln ph: 325 7267 Late night Monday eye Trusted eyewear brands Leading custom Rx sunglasses Workplace Rx safety glasses Purchase a set of CATERPILLAR optical glasses before 1Dec 2017 & receive a CATsunglass for half price. [additional cost for prescription sunglasses lenses] 41 Shelley Street, Rol ph: 3471667 Late night Tues/ Thurs new menu! For your FRee $10 Quartz voucher Do your shopping this month at Spend $80 to qualify Terms & conditions apply Come and try some of our new delicious dishes or stick with the Rock Favourites... Schnitzels, roast, burgers, fish & chips, pasta... something for everyone! Quartz Restaurant @ The Rock 82 Rolleston Drive | 03 347 4192 Open: Mon to Sat from 5pm and Sun from 12noon Follow us on Facebook and Instagram See your Orthodontist in Rolleston Orthodontist Phil Murfitt is now based at the new Rolleston Dental Centre, Tennyson Street, opposite Rolleston School. Appointments/enquiries: (03) 375 4418 Falcon Amazing! NEW RELEASE OF SECTIONS AVAILABLE NOW. The first release went so well we’ve got more ready for sale. Call us, or visit the Falcon’s Landing sales office, 17 Branthwaite Drive, Rolleston, open Thursday and Friday from 1-3pm. Worth a look! Call 03 741 1340 or email

SELWYN TIMES Latest Christchurch news at Wednesday November 22 2017 3 News Complaints dropped against junior rugby coach Police urge her to keep coaching • By Andrew King A WEST Melton rugby coach pulling the pin on helping out her club would be a “real shame,” a police officer said. The under-14.5s coach Amanda Tomlinson (left) was under investigation by police and the Canterbury Rugby Football Union after an altercation on the field with a Lincoln player in July. It was alleged she grabbed the player by his collar after he kicked someone from her team in the mouth during a match. Both investigations have been dropped due to the complaint being withdrawn. PRE-GAME: The West Melton under 15 rugby team, which was coached by Amanda Tomlinson, before the match where the incident happened. ON THE DOMAIN LINCOLN 3 MARCH 2018 Ms Tomlinson said she won’t coach again after the incident and wouldn’t comment further when contacted on Thursday. Senior Sergeant Pete Stills told the Selwyn Times it would be a “real shame” if she let the incident take away from her incredible work in the community. “We think she should carry on. She is a valued member of the community and should continue to coach,” he said. “I would be sad to think she would not continue.” Ellesmere Rugby Union president Stuart Boon said he would not have a problem with her returning to coach. “The penalty has been served . . . she has had a long involvement with rugby and she is very good with the management side of things,” he said. In Brief Tickets ON SALE NOW LINCOLN LIQUOR HEARING A hearing will be held for a bottle store wanting to set up in Lincoln. SJTP Ltd has applied for an offlicence bottle store at a Liquorland outlet on Vernon Drive, opposite New World. The hearing will be held at 9.30am, November 29, at the Lincoln Event Centre. The bottle store has received 161 objections. TRUCK AND SHED DESTROYED A truck and shed were destroyed by fire in Lincoln on Sunday. Firefighters arrived at the Barnes Rd address at about 6.40pm and found the truck well ablaze. The fire then spread to a nearby shed. A fire crew from Lincoln and tankers from West Melton and Rolleston were sent to help extinguish the fire. The fire is not considered suspicious. STUDENT SELECTED A Lincoln High School student has been selected to take part in national secondary school science programme Powering Potential. Oliver Gwatkin and 39 other students from around New Zealand will attend the event. It is organised by Royal Society Te Apārangi in partnership with Freemasons New Zealand and will take place in Wellington next month. We have a huge variety of Adults and Children’s costumes and accessories catering for all sizes making it easy to find a costume to suit your Fancy dress or Themed party. Shop Hours: Mon 1pm - 6pm Thurs 11am - 7pm Fri 11am - 5pm Sat 10am - 2pm 689 EAST MADDISONS RD, ROLLESTON ph. 347 4595 or 0274 843 040 email. Like us on facebook Welding & Engineering Services available: • Welding, metal fabrication • Engineering repair • Farm, factory and site work undertaken Well equipped workshop Widely experienced, many years Wilson Engineering Workshop, 486 Two Chain Road, Burnham. Phone 347 6760 or 021 329 605 Fun, Feminine, Fabulous! Sizes 6-22 SMITH & BOSTON Prebbleton Village | Christchurch Ph: 03 349 5646 LOCAL Hearing tests Hearing aids Hearing health & Full-time clinic hours Do you live in Rolleston or Selwyn? Choose local audiology care and have access to a full-time clinic with flexibile appointment times and the best in personal service Call Brenna today 03 390 2332 We can help with your existing hearing aids or if its time for your first hearing test Jon Griffiths Brenna Sincock Hearing Branding / Appropriate Usage PRINT #LiveLocal #ChooseLocal #LoveYourHearing | 36 Tennyson Street, Rolleston | Leeston | Darfield | Lincoln