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Selwyn Times: February 07, 2018

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4 Wednesday February 7 2018 Latest Christchurch news at www.star.kiwi SELWYN TIMES News Liquorland gets go-ahead at Lincoln •From page 1 Mr Lawn said while the majority of objections received were short on detail there were some well thought out and the panel would have welcomed hearing these in person. “Objectors who do not attend the hearing in support of their objections means that their objections carry little weight,” he said. Mr Paterson said he did not attend the hearing because its students are not usually going to be in the bottle’s store’s area and thought a written submission was substantial. “We are always disappointed when there is another (liquor) outlet coming into town,” he said. Mr Paterson said there may have been a low attendance because people are unsure if their submission will mean anything. “Plenty of them get objected to but it doesn’t seem to make much difference,” he said. A Lincoln University spokeswoman said it did not attend the hearing because while it made a submission it did not directly oppose the application. However, district council documents list the university as an objector. Police, the district’s alcohol licensing inspector Helene Faass and the medical officer of health Paula Williams did not oppose the application. STJP director Sacha Fougere gave evidence at the hearing, outlining her more than 10 years experience in the industry. She said there is substantial growth in the area that can support a further off-licence without increasing harm. Mr Lawn said the bottle store was allowed to go ahead based on there being no evidence brought before the hearing panel that there was alcohol abuse problems in the area. “Police did not adduce any relevant crime data. It can therefore be concluded that there is very little alcohol-related harm in the area,” he said. Conditions include the liquor store will run from Monday to Sunday, 9am-9pm, the whole premises will be supervised and there will be no external advertising of alcohol products on the outside of the building – or on advertising boards outside the premises. Twins, triplets among new entrants at Leeston The new school year has started with Leeston Consolidated School welcoming a large array of new entrants – including twins and triplets. ​ Si StreetStock championShip pluS canterbury Super Saloon champS Sat, February 10 th 7pm Start Painters & Decorators DoubleDayS roaD kaiapoi inFoline 03 364 8833 www.wooDForDglen.co.nz Adults $20, seniors $10, Children $5, under 5 yrs Free FAmily PAss $40 (2 adults & up to 4 children 14yrs & under) PROPERTY TRANSACTIONS AND SUBDIVISIONS CONTACT: ROLLESTON LAW Richard Gray - rcg@meareswilliams.co.nz Anita Molloy-Roberts - am@meareswilliams.co.nz Kate Warren - kcw@meareswilliams.co.nz A: 78A Rolleston Drive, Rolleston T: (03) 374 2547 W: www.meareswilliams.co.nz

SELWYN TIMES Latest Christchurch news at www.star.kiwi Wednesday February 7 2018 5 CANTERBURY SPORTS AWARDS 2018 Springfield church repairs needed • By Georgia O’Connor-Harding ONE OF Springfield’s oldest buildings is in need of repairs. The St Peter’s Community Church committee is calling for the Springfield community to support its bid to repaint the roof and undertake repairs to the woodwork on the exterior. Originally built in 1885, the church’s congregation is planning to run various fundraising ventures to preserve the building. The committee’s chairman Graeme Dawson said it is a “beautiful little church” and not a lot of money has been spent on it in the last 20 to 30 years. He said the repaint of the church’s roof is expected to start at the end of February while a time line for the exterior of the building is yet to be established. “The building is not going to fall down – that is overstating it but it does need maintenance so it doesn’t fall down,” Mr Dawson said. Work on the exterior includes replacing rotten weatherboards, the window sills and the surrounds of the window. “It is still 100 per cent usable at this stage . . . but it is just if we don’t start it may get to the stage where things are going downhill SPECIAL: The St Peter’s Community Church in Springfield is in need of repairs. pretty quickly,” Mr Dawson said. While the interior of the church was damaged in the earthquake, repairs were covered by insurance. Mr Dawson said the costs of the repairs are yet to be confirmed. Venerable Susan Baldwin said the church is the spiritual centre of the community’s heart. “It is a place where people look for spiritual moments – weddings, funerals or baptism,” she said. She said because of the growth in Springfield, the church will be moving to having two services a month – on both the first and third Sunday of the month. Springfield is expected to reach a population of 527 by 2025. Proudly sponsored by PHOTO; MARTIN HUNTER Mr Dawson said because of the age and type of the building, the committee is getting several inquiries for weddings which could be the future of the church. •HAVE YOUR SAY: What buildings in Selwyn do you think need urgent repairs? Email your views to georgia. oconnor@starmedia.kiwi Maddie released from hospital •From page 1 They flew from Christchurch to Auckland early the following day and Maddie underwent the initial operation and then a second operation to reposition the kidney hours later at Starship Children’s Health. Maddie received a kidney transplant from her father Adam Collins five years ago but her body rejected it. With only a two per cent chance, the family did not expect to find another kidney match in New Zealand. They were planning a trip to The John Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, United States, which had been looking at new kinds of transplants, to find a match. Mrs Manson-Collins said Maddie will have more surgery in two weeks and then “it’s all about when she’s stable enough to go home.” FREE INGHAM’S LAZY SUNDAYS Fiona Pears Sunday 11 Feb, 3.30–5pm Archery Lawn, Botanic Gardens Head to the Botanic Gardens to enjoy the ever-charismatic international violinist Fiona Pears. Put summer into your Sundays with Ingham’s Lazy Sundays. ccc.govt.nz/summertimes