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Selwyn Times: January 17, 2018

Selwyn Times: January 17,

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 17, 2018 Locally Owned www.star.kiwi GET CONNECTED WITH Scorch Broadband • By Julia Evans IT MAY be a bit of a drive from Lincoln to the Christchurch Yacht Club. But Mike Brown said it wouldn’t be a proper summer without loading two of his daughters, a few towels and some food into the car to make the half hour trip to Feared but harmless They spin a big web and look nasty . . . but are they? Page 13 Page 17 Moncks Bay. He was heading back to work the following day. So the afternoon out was one last hurrah on his holiday break. “You’ve just got to spend summer around the water, it wouldn’t be right otherwise,” he said. Mr Brown’s twin daughters, Jaz and Montana, 14, enjoyed the swim. “It’s good for the girls. The water is really good for them,” he said. Jaz seemed a bit of a water baby, but the cool temperature meant it took a little more convincing before Montana hit the water. In fact, Mr Brown had to throw her in. Events in the district Farmers’ markets, picnics, road runners and much more Lincoln family makes a splash over holidays GREAT FUN: Mike Brown and his daughters Montana (left) and Jaz leap into the water at the Christchurch Yacht Club in Moncks Bay, making the most of the summer sun. PHOTO: MARTIN HUNTER “You’re going in, don’t worry,” he said as she went in with a great splash. Fortunately for Montana and Jaz, there was one tradition that they could look forward to after a day in the sun. “There’s nothing like coming down here and we always get a big ice cream on the way home,” Mr Brown said. 0800 726 724 www.scorch.co.nz Weedons residents to help fight quarry plan • By Emily O’Connell WEEDONS residents are backing their Templeton neighbours in a bid to stop plans for a new quarry development. Two weeks ago, Fulton Hogan put forward a plan for a quarry on a 170ha section of land on Dawsons, Curraghs and Jones Rds which borders Weedons and Templeton. More than 200 people gathered in St Saviour’s Anglican Church on Kirk Rd on Wednesday to discuss the proposal. Weedons Residents’ Association secretary Gary Doyle said the group will be supporting its Templeton neighbours as much as it can. “All we can do is try and fight it as well,” he said. Mr Doyle said traffic is going to be a major problem for the area. “Maddisons Rd and Jones Rd are not suitable for a lot of heavy traffic, they’re not wide enough,” he said. Templeton Residents’ Association chairman Garry Kilday said Wednesday’s meeting was very successful. •Turn to page 6 Your local luxury Convenient Location Free Car Parking Local Luxury of Choice 70-76 Rolleston Drive, Rolleston | 9 Masefield Drive (entry from Countdown and McCauley Street) 9Round | ANZ Portabank | ASB ATM | BNZ | Coffee Culture | Corianders | Fascino Shoes | Harcourt’s | helloworld | Highgate Hair Industria | Noel Leeming | Postie | Ray White | Robert Harris | Rolleston Bakery | Rolleston Central Health | Rolleston Drycleaners Rolleston Florist and Gifts | Rolleston Haircuts | Snap Fitness | Subway | Unichem | Viva La Moda | The Warehouse | Westpac rollestonsquare.co.nz Ph 03 347 9192 Like us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/ rollestonsq/ Proudly managed by Colliers Real Estate Management Limited