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Selwyn Times: November 21, 2017

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4 Wednesday November 22 2017 Latest Christchurch news at www.star.kiwi News Moody scarecrow joins group •From page 1 It was made by Moody’s former club Lincoln, and sponsored with $1000 by Lincoln Challenge. Principal Mike Molloy said pupils were excited to have Moody visit with some wearing All Blacks and Lincoln tops. For the four months leading up to the jubilee the scarecrows will remain in the paddock on Shands Rd to promote the fete event. Businesses have got on board, either sponsoring a scarecrow at $1000 or delivering their own scarecrow to get behind the event. The fundraising will go towards a jubilee pavilion structure to be installed over the school’s netball court area. Last month the school sent out an email asking businesses to either supply or sponsor a scarecrow. It has quickly gained traction with the Christchurch Southern Motorway Stage 2 project team being the first to sponsor a scarecrow worth $1000. Four more sponsors are likely. Other scarecrows have been made, donated by organisations including the Lincoln Volunteer Fire Brigade and the New Zealand Defence Force. The idea of the scarecrows first came to life when the school was planning a fete to be held as part of its school celebrations in March next year. “At the same time the scarecrows were developed by one of our board members who is a very creative designer,” Mr Molloy said. The original scarecrows Trev and Betsy, created by Belinda McMillan, have fast become celebrities in the community. It was suggested by another board member Paul Hill to create a scarecrow paddock and have them sponsored. “We believed that each business had their own story to tell and that the scarecrow gave them a vehicle to incorporate their persona, staff and business activities,” Mr Hill said. He said the children have loved getting to know members of the community The scarecrows now have Facebook pages, Instagram and the school often receives phone calls and emails asking about the display. “It has just taken off,” Mr Molloy said. •For more information or to take part in the project email scarecrows@ broadfield.co.nz or visit the Broadfield Scarecrows Facebook page NEW FRIENDS: Betsy and Trev Broadfield made by Broadfield School board of trustees member Belinda McMillan. Local News Now SELWYN TIMES Fire rages, homes at risk Man taken to hospital after jet boat crash • By Georgia O’Connor-Harding TWO MEN had a lucky escape when their jet boat flipped and landed on a bank and became partially submerged on the Rakaia River on Saturday. The incident led to one man having to dig his way out from underneath the boat. Rakaia Volunteer Fire Station senior station officer Tyrone Burrowes said while the man was partially under the water he was able to breathe. “He was trapped but not life threatening,” he said. The other man was thrown out of the boat causing his leg to be pinned beneath the boat and the bank. It resulted in the second man receiving moderate injuries and he was taken to Ashburton Hospital for X-rays. Mr Burrowes said a mechanical failure was the cause for the jet boat tipping. Emergency services were alerted to the incident by a passerby. It was attended by the Rakaia Volunteer Fire Brigade and ambulance services. Work safely Watch for wires 4m+ Always keep equipment at least four metres from power lines. Reduce the risk of electrocution and electrical fires on the farm. Please contact Orion to arrange free onsite advice. Use industry safe working practices: The New Zealand Code of Practice for Electrical Safe Distances (NZECP 34:2001). Visit our website oriongroup.co.nz or call us on 03 363 9898 or 0800 363 9898 for free advice. See us at the Courtenay A&P Show Saturday 25 November

SELWYN TIMES Latest Christchurch news at www.star.kiwi Wednesday November 22 2017 5 News Meeting with Adams over son’s suspected suicide • By Georgia O’Connor-Harding GREENDALE resident Geoff Booth will meet with Selwyn MP Amy Adams this week to discuss the death of his son and raise awareness of the mental health system. He will meet with Ms Adams to discuss his son Liam, 21, who died from a suspected suicide on October 2, days after he had been treated at Hillmorton Hospital. Liam’s body was found in Beckenham Park, close to where he lived. Mr Booth said he is hoping to show Ms Adams what is left for people who survive after there is suicide in the family and what sort of affect it has on them. “She is my local MP – she represents me in Parliament and I suppose she needs to be aware, but it is probably more Jacinda Ardern and the new Government. I need to get in their ear to be able to change the outcome to suicide,” he said. He has written to Ms Ardern and Minister of Health David Clark to raise awareness about the country’s mental health system. About three weeks before Liam’s death, he had threatened to harm himself at Halswell Quarry Park. Police were called Your local Travel and Cruise experts Shop 18, 72 Rolleston Drive. Phone: 03 974 2010 LOSS: Geoff Booth will meet with Selwyn MP Amy Adams over the death of his son Liam Booth. PHOTO: MARTIN HUNTER and he was taken to Christchurch Hospital. He was discharged and continued receiving outpatient treatment at Hillmorton Hospital until the Friday before his death. Mr Booth has since told the Canterbury District Health Board that hospital staff had wrongly discharged Liam and taken his word he was not going to harm himself. Following Liam’s death, Mr Booth filed a complaint with the CDHB and is still waiting for a response. Mr Booth has since met with some of the CDHB’s key managers to ask what went wrong – but they were unable to tell him anything. He said things have been up and down for him since the death of his son. “Some days you win and some days you don’t. Some days it affects you more than others,” he said. Liam’s death has been referred to the coroner. Raeward Fresh seeks consent to open store in Prebbleton • By Georgia O’Connor-Harding PREBBLETON could be getting a Raeward Fresh. Foodstuffs South Island Ltd has lodged a resource consent to the district council to operate a Raeward Fresh store along with a cafe and associated car-parking. It would be located at 563 Springs Rd – down the road from green grocer, Healthy Harvest Fruit and Veges. Foodstuffs South Island property and retail development general manager Roger Davidson said Prebbleton was chosen due to projected customer demand. He said there was a desire from consumers to have access to good quality fresh fruit and produce. Deputy Mayor Malcolm Lyall said the new potential shop was exciting. “We have had applications put in the last 12 months that haven’t turned into anything so it is exciting to see that happening,” he said. Our gorgeous range of.. sandwiches, paninis, bagels, scones, slices, muffins, quiches, sausage rolls & pies, coffee and more! CATERING AVAILABLE! Gorgeous Food specialist bakery OPEN SATURDAY 7am - 1.30pm 66-68 Springs Rd Ph: 344 6044 Email: gorgeousfood@xtra.co.nz Open Monday-Friday 6am-3.30pm www.gorgeousfood.co.nz THE BEST CHRISTMAS HAMS ON THE MAINLAND! Free range turkeys BBQ meats & gourmet sausages Roast meats & dry aged steaks CONTACT US TODAY TO ORDER! WINNER PRODUCER OF THE DECADE ELLESMEREBUTCHERY.CO.NZ / CALL 03 324 3419 - 79 HIGH ST, LEESTON “ IT’S A RELAXED WAY OF LIFE.” “No lawns to mow or leaves to pick up.” Joyce and Lloyd have a beautiful garden and enjoy a relaxed lifestyle with a great sense of community and security. Lloyd says he sees as many people in a day at Summerset as he would have seen in a month outside their last home. He also really enjoys not having the burden of continuous maintenance. They’ve been enjoying their villa at their Summerset retirement village for just over nine years. And there’s an added bonus says Joyce, “Our family couldn’t be happier, because they know we’re looked after.” Come and see why we love the life at Summerset Open Weekend 25 & 26 November, 10am-4pm Summerset at Wigram 135 Awatea Road, Christchurch Contact Anne Walker on 03 741 0872 or 022 639 2341 wigram.sales@summerset.co.nz Love the life SUM0850_9x8