2 Wednesday February142018 Latest Christchurch news at www.star.kiwi from the editor’s desk student leaders SELWYN TIMES THE HEAT has now really gone on the Templeton quarry row (see page 3). Fulton Hogan is exploring a new site, very close to the 170ha area it wants to quarry for the next 40 years. That plan has been met with fierce resistance from Templeton and Weedons residents, and now the latest move will add fuel to the fire. The 2011 earthquake has proved a construction boon for Canterbury and a huge part of that is roads. The southern motorway is the latest giant-sized project and the aggregate needed is a stone’s throw from where the roading work is. That means cheap transport costs for the quarry companies. The problem is there is another issue: The people that live there. – Barry Clarke get in touch GENERAL ENQUIRIES Ph 379 7100 CLASSIFIED ADVERTISING Ph 379 1100 The Christchurch Star Company Ltd PO Box 1467, Christchurch starmedia.kiwi NEWS Georgia O’Connor-Harding Ph: 364 7438 firstname.lastname@example.org ADVERTISING Lynette Evans Ph: 364 7434 email@example.com Head boys and girls named Find out who will lead Rolleston College and Darfield High this year. Page 17 community events Family picnic in the park Check out New World Rolleston’s picnic in the park at the West Melton Domain. Page 27 gardening Don’t let heat impact on your plants Although we delight in the summer heat and sunshine, February can be a challenging month for the garden. Page 28 The best-read local newspaper, delivered to 20,015 homes, RDs and farms every Wednesday Ladbrooks, Tai Tapu, Leeston, Lincoln, Southbridge, Prebbleton, Halswell, Rolleston, Templeton, Burnham, West Melton, Darfield, Kirwee, Arthur’s Pass. LAwyERS GET CONNECTED WITH Scorch Broadband 0800 726 724 www.scorch.co.nz Riccarton Toastmasters Every Thursday, 6:15pm-8.00pm at the Upper Riccarton Library 71 Main South Rd, SOCKBURN Age 18 years and over. Come along and learn about toastmasters, participate, gain speaking and leadership skills with a friendly and fun club Everyone is welcome. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org www.riccartontoastmasters.toastmastersclubs.org We have over 40 years’ experience to assist you with… • Buying and Selling Houses and Commercial Property • Wills, Trusts and Estate matters • All issues facing you and your business; • Employment Law matters; • Traffic matters; • Advice regarding Retirement Villages • General Legal Advice on all matters Call John, Brendan or Andrew today 03 366 8996 Email. email@example.com Airport Business Park 92 Russley Road, Christchurch 8042 This year, make it Falcon exciting! Come and see our new sections at Falcon’s Landing. Pop in to our sales and information office, 17 Branthwaite Drive, this Thursday, Friday and Sunday. Or call 03 741 1340 or email firstname.lastname@example.org anytime.
SELWYN TIMES Latest Christchurch news at www.star.kiwi Wednesday February142018 3 News Residents set to meet with Woods, Sage about quarry • By Emily O’Connell WIGRAM MP Megan Woods and the Green Party’s Eugenie Sage will meet with residents on Saturday to talk about quarrying issues in Templeton and Weedons. This follows news that Fulton Hogan is considering developing another site, 115ha in size, on Dawsons, Maddisons and Jones Rds. The firm has a licence to carry out exploratory work on the city Megan Woods council-owned land. Fulton Hogan already has plans to quarry for up to 40 years on a 170ha section of land next door. It also has a proposal for a third site of 21ha on Curraghs Rd. Templeton and Weedons residents have expressed their concerns about the health risks, water issues and the devaluing of properties at public meetings in the past couple of months. Dr Woods said residents are doing a “really good job” and she is looking forward to Shop 5, New World Shopping Centre, Rolleston LOVE FRUSTRATED: Templeton Residents’ Association members will discuss Fulton Hogan’s plans to develop more land at a meeting with Megan Woods and Eugenie Sage on Saturday. meeting with them. “My advice to them will be to encourage them to do what they’re doing and that is continuing to make contact and bring the issue before decisionmakers,” she said. When asked whether she will be an advocate for residents, Dr Woods said she is going to listen, see what the issues are and try and find a solution. Dogcare Day Care and Grooming Professional grooming Doggie daycare Excellent indoor/outdoor facilities. Lots of interesting activities, a great day out. Little dog days Mon-Weds-Fri Great range of accessories Phone 03 349 6024 or mobile 027 434 6643 23 Smarts Road, Hornby For more information visit www.sharnas.co.nz Although the 115ha section of land is owned by the city council, head of resource consents John Higgins said it did not know a minerals exploration licence had been granted. He said the city council didn’t issue the licence – New Zealand Petroleum and Minerals did. NZPM issued the licence as part of the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment. LIKE US ON THE DOMAIN LINCOLN 3 MARCH 2018 monday house @ 7.30pm all you can eat ribs * friday spin the wheel from 8pm “The city council has only granted a grazing licence as landowner. While Fulton Hogan has been granted the licence, it cannot exercise it without landowner approval. The city council has not given any such approval,” Mr Higgins said. He said the city council will be following up with Fulton Hogan. A MBIE spokesman said Fulton Hogan was granted the five-year permit in September 2016. He said “exploration activities include surveys, sampling, aeromagnetic surveys, exploratory drilling, geological studies, compiling reports and analysing data.” “Any discoveries are then evaluated for their commercial feasibility. But before any mining or extraction can take place a mining permit is required from NZPM,” the spokesman said. However, he said before work can begin on land, a resource consent is generally required. Fulton Hogan were unable to respond to questions from SelwynTimes before deadline. In Brief www.selwynsounds.co.nz Tickets ON SALE NOW selwynsounds.co.nz LAKE LYNDON FIRE CAUSE Tracer ammunition may have been the cause of a scrub fire near Lake Lyndon last week. The Springfield and Sheffield volunteer fire brigades and Department of Conservation attended the incident on Lyndon Rd. Springfield chief fire officer Grant Williams said it spread over about 2ha. 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