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Selwyn Times: February 14, 2018

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8 Wednesday February 14 2018 Latest Christchurch news at SELWYN TIMES Your Local Views Readers respond to the Selwyn Times article about the potential chlorination of water supplies across the district Mattias Wieland – Against it. I’d rather take the health and safety risk. Let’s try and work on prevention of water quality issues rather than having to treat it with chemicals that alter its taste. Janie Porter Headland Janie Porter is a New Zealander and lives in Christchurch. She trained in England, New Zealand and at the University of Fine Arts in Hanoi, Vietnam. She is known for her work in portraiture, landscape and birds. Working in a variety of different mediums, mostly with a palette knife, she builds layers of paint constantly experimenting with light, transparency and form. Janie has lived nearly her entire life near the sea and has loved and observed birds since she was a child. Headland “Headland is about the Port Hills and Banks Peninsula, Horomaka. Walks and wanderings. Thinking about conservation and the sheer love and hard work of the locals who protect and manage the land and its beautiful birds. Our taonga. This exhibition feels like just the beginning, there is so much left to say.” Janie Porter February 2018 Wildside Project The Wildside Project is a large scale collaboration of landowners, Christchurch City Council, Department of Conservation, Environment Canterbury, and BPCT for the protection of a variety of endemic, threatened, and iconic species such as the endemic white-flippered little blue penguin, the only titi (sooty shearwater) colony in Canterbury, and yellow-eyed penguin at their northern breeding range. jewelled gecko, spotted skink, the Banks Peninsula tree weta and Akaroa daisy (both found only on the Wildside). The Wildside covers 13,500ha and focuses on habitat protection, with 25% of the Wildside held in private or public reserve, and predator control, with over 700 predator traps controlling feral cats, ferrets, stoats, weasels, and possums used in this extensive trapping programme. The Tui Project The Banks Peninsula Tui Restoration group translocated a total of 72 tui from Maud Island, Marlborough Sounds to Hinewai Reserve, Banks Peninsula in 2009 and 2010. This NatureWatchNZ project has been set up to capture the many observations of tui contributed by people all over Banks Peninsula and Christchurch since the first release. The vast majority of observations in the project are made by a small team of volunteers, who have spent thousands of hours observing, recording and managing this information over the last nine years. Janie Porter Headland 10 FEBRUARY - 7 MARCH Main Rd, Little River | 03 325 1944 Anita Kramer – I am most concerned at the thought of having our water chlorinated. I read the article which quite clearly appears that the decision to chlorinate has already been made. Craig Watson, district councillor, says that it is about science leading the conversation rather than emotion. May I also remind him, and the public, that drinking and bathing in chlorinated water is a health hazard proven by multiple scientific studies. Chlorine is absorbed by our skin too when bathing/ showering in it. A NEW primary school in Lincoln now has an official name. Lincoln South Primary School, which will be located on Southfield Drive, will now be officially known as Ararira Springs Primary – Te Puna o Ararira. The name honours the area’s bi-cultural heritage and sets the scene for a creative and multicultural community. It also highlights the environmental significance of the Ararira/LII River, which will become the symbol for the school, “as the river feeds into Te Waihora | Lake Ellesmere This issue should be taken very seriously by the public, all are to research this for themselves and do not be swayed by those who are governing us. We must call for public meetings and ask councillors/meeting facilitators not to use their delphi method to achieve consensus. (Abridged) Rolleston mother Hannah Drury glided her way through her biggest challenge yet – successfully swimming across Lake Taupo Claire Harvey – Wow! to nourish it, so shall the students feed into the community”. The school’s establishment board would like to thank those who helped them reach a decision on the new name. Claire Howison will lead the school when the first stage is scheduled to open in early 2019. She is currently St Albans School deputy Full respect to Hannah. That is incredible. Debbie Price – Good stuff Hannah. Christine Wakelin – What an achievement. Congratulations. Lincoln South Primary named Claire Howison principal where she has been since 2010. The first stage of Lincoln South Primary School to open will cater for years 1-8. •HAVE YOUR SAY: What do you think the new name for Lincoln South Primary School? Email your views to georgia. oconnor@starmedia. kiwi Free confident driving course for mature drivers Selwyn District Council and Age Concern offer free refresher driving courses throughout the Selwyn district. Upcoming courses: Tuesday 20 February, Darfield. Tuesday 27 February, Rolleston. For more information and to book for the next course in your area, contact Council Road Safety Coordinator Ngaire Tinning on 347 2901 or email Proudly supported by the Road Safety Team

SELWYN TIMES Latest Christchurch news at Wednesday February 14 2018 9 SPARKS Sat 17 February 7.30–10pm North Hagley Park Major road works in the central city will be happening the weekend of Sparks. Please plan ahead and allow yourself extra time to get to and from Sparks. Use to plan your journey.