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Selwyn Times: February 14, 2018

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4 Wednesday February 14 2018 Latest Christchurch news at SELWYN TIMES News Girl loses part of finger after school door closes • By Georgia O’Connor-Harding A GIRL lost part of her finger when an automatic door closed on it at Lincoln Primary School. Principal Vivienne Butcher said the school immediately took action following the incident and adjusted the doors to ensure they closed more softly. The girl was a former pupil who was visiting a teacher with friends. She was getting ready to start at Lincoln High School. The incident happened on January 29. Selwyn Times understands the girl underwent plastic surgery in a bid to restore the finger. The school is currently monitoring its automatic door closers to determine if they need replacing. Mrs Butcher said there is a high likelihood if the doors cannot be adjusted to prevent future accidents, the devices will REVIEW: Lincoln Primary is currently monitoring its automatic door closers after a girl almost lost her finger. be replaced to ensure they close as softly as possible. “We don’t want to leave anything that is going to cause serious injury or harm.” Mrs Butcher said the building where the incident happened was commissioned in 2010 and the closing devices are the highest specification available. “There have not been any similar incidents,” she said. Medical clinic on the cards for Lincoln’s Vernon Drive centre • By Georgia O’Connor-Harding THE NEW Vernon Drive Retail Centre could be home to another medical clinic in Lincoln. The centre’s resource consent allows for a number of healthcare services, including a physiotherapy and medical clinic. It comes as Lincoln’s population continues to grow. The township is expected to grow to 9442 by 2025. The 2400 sq m commercial development is planned to open next month. Leasing agent Jeff Vesey said the addition of a medical clinic had not been confirmed. Malcolm Lyall “It could happen, certainly nothing confirmed,” he said. Deputy Mayor Malcolm Lyall said as Lincoln’s population continues to grow, it is a matter of providing enough services. Mr Lyall, along with his family, use the Lincoln Medical Centre. He said there had been times when he had waited a “little longer” for an appointment at the medical centre than he would have expected. The tenants confirmed in the Vernon Drive Retail Centre so far are Plus Fitness 24/7, physio Motus and a Monteith’s Brewery Bar called The Flaming Rabbit. Bar owner Paul Goodwin said the new premise is in the fit-out stage and it is expected to open in the middle of April. •HAVE YOUR SAY: Do you think Lincoln needs more medical facilities? Email your views to georgia.oconnor@ Enjoy the Romance At Terrace Downs Resort Valentine’s Day DINNER $ 100pp Valid 14 February A glass of Sparkling Wine, 4 Course Set Menu, Live Music Indulge with our special package for Couples Accommodation, 2 course dinner, Breakfast. Available all of February. $ 490 per couple Birthdays & Anniversaries Celebrate your special occasion the Terrace Downs Resort way. Breathtaking views, superb cuisine giving you the option of premier accommodation. Packages available Let us make your special day a day to remember! Phone 03 318 6943 Terrace Downs Resort 623 Coleridge Road, Windwhistle, Canterbury Email:

SELWYN TIMES Latest Christchurch news at Wednesday February 14 2018 5 New Darfield Four Square on way • By Georgia O’Connor-Harding A MAJOR redevelopment of the Darfield Four Square has been given the green light. A new Four Square supermarket is planned, along with a cafe and retail spaces, on the corner of South Tce and McMillan St. While the application was made by Foodstuffs South Island Ltd, the redevelopment is being undertaken by Darfield Four Square owner/ operators Kelvin and Delwyn Taege. Foodstuffs John Morten has assisted the Taeges with the purchase of the land from the district council which adjoins the existing Four Square. Foodstuffs property and retail development general manager Roger Davidson said it will continue to assist the owners through the consent and construction stages. Mr Taege would not comment on the development. The application was approved by the district council earlier this month. NEW: How the Darfield Four Square will look after a major redevelopment. The development will be undertaken in two stages, with the existing building set to be demolished at the completion of stage one. A construction timeline is yet to be established. Mr Davidson said the building consent documents are being compiled. A district council report said the current Four Square building does not provide enough space to operate effectively. But Mr Davidson said even with Darfield’s anticipated population growth, there would not be sufficient demand to sustain a New World or Pak’nSave supermarket. “The expanded and improved Four Square was the best way forward,” he said. The population in Darfield is expected to grow to 3629 by 2025. The 9669m 2 site will contain a 160m 2 cafe and two retail buildings. The new Four Square will cover a floor area of 1109m 2 . The development is expected to generate more than 250 vehicle movements per day and 126 car parks will be provided on completion of stage two. Foodstuffs is focusing on a resilience strategy for food distribution in case of natural disasters. Mr Davidson said Darfield needed the upgrade because of its rural location and susceptibility to winter snow storms. The supermarket will feature generator plugs so generators can be used to save good in an emergency. District councillor John Morten said the development will be a significant project in the main street of Darfield. •HAVE YOUR SAY: What do you think of the Darfield Four Square redevelopment? Email your views to georgia. Wedding? Visit Smith and Boston today! SMITH & BOSTON Prebbleton Village | Christchurch Ph: 03 349 5646 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: Open Monday-Friday 6am-3.30pm Our pricing is very competitive. Contact us to discuss your requirements on 027 7755 671 or email Matt and Kim love spending time outdoors. So we designed them a home that maximises their indoor-outdoor flow. Start your own story 03 348 1994 |