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Selwyn Times: February 14, 2018

Selwyn Times: February 14,

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2018 Locally Owned www.star.kiwi GET CONNECTED WITH Scorch Broadband City2Surf $10,000 bid for medical research Page 10 Page 6 Watson ends Lincoln’s title hopes Weedons pace bowler Josh Watson claimed six wickets on Saturday to keep his side in striking distance of the country cricket one-day title. He also killed off any chances Lincoln had of making a late season bid. •Full match report and photos, p20 Local hero retires ‘Pud’ Fletcher bows out after 40 years with Fire Service 0800 726 724 www.scorch.co.nz Abbeyfield House helps elderly residents stay in Leeston THE MUCH awaited retirement complex in Leeston has finally opened, signalling a new era in future planning for the district’s ageing population. Abbeyfield House was officially opened on Saturday by Selwyn MP Amy Adams. The complex on Flannery St, Leeston, provides accommodation for up to 14 residents and has taken nine years to complete. It is for over 65-year-olds, single or widowed, in the community. Selwyn’s population in the last census was 44,595. However, it is expected to grow to 67,728 by 2025 and 86,440 by 2040. Mayor Sam Broughton hopes to see more places like Abbeyfield House opening up in the future to accommodate for this growth. “I think there is opportunities for similar types of facilities in other towns around Selwyn. If we can learn from what they have done in Ellesmere that would be really great,” he said. •Turn to page 7