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Selwyn Times: February 21, 2018

Selwyn Times: February 21,

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 2018 Locally Owned 20K EITHER WAY SCHOOL PUBLiSHeD eVeRY WeDneSDAY Week commencing WeDneSDAY, 14TH FeBRUARY 2018 OPEN HOME Adams’ leadership bid Selwyn MP opens up about vying for National’s top job SUMPTUOUS FIVE BEDROOMS WITH TRIPLE GARAGE Thi striking five bedroom and three living area family home in the popular Faringdon subdivision demonstrates again why Ro leston has become somewhat of a destination for those looking for space and style in a community designed with families in mind. Built in 2015, this inte ligently designed 294 sqm home presents many options for the discerning buyer. With one of the three living areas located in the bedroom wing of the home, it a lows for a fantastic teenagers retreat or private living for extended family. Five double bedrooms partnered with beautifu ly specified bathrooms, a stunning kitchen with stone bench tops and walk in pantry, study nook, and triple car garaging a l add up to seriously good living. The sun wi l do a l the work in the summer months while the fu ly ducted heat pump system wi l ensure the home is kept warm during the winter period and cool during those hot summer days. Located on a fu ly landscaped section that looks out onto a park, there’s little more one could wish for. The appeal of this home is both instant and evident with an impressive quality of finish and detailing. Viewing wi l not disappoint! ‘Lucky’ escape from crash ROLLESTON – 73 Dynes Road We are delighted to introduce Emily Newcombe Licensed Salesperson REAA 2008, MREINZ, LLB, BCom Emily has worked in both the legal and telecommunications sectors over the pas ten years, and has gained a wealth of experience and knowledge and learn the importance of good communication with clients and a tention to detail. Emily lives with her husband and three daughters in Coalgate and joins Matson & A lan Darfield with a fresh approach, bright ideas and is excited to make your transition through what could be one of the most importan transactions of your life, a positive and exciting experience. Emily has lived in Selwyn for almos ten years, has great local knowledge and is involved in the local community. Emily wi l put her ski ls, dedication and integrity to good use to assist you in achieving you real estate goals. She is approachable, enthusiastic and her hard working and motivated a titude means you will receive a top notch real estate service. Emily believes in honest and upfront communication and will go the extra mile to ensure she delivers this to you. Call Emily anytime for a no obligation free appraisal on your property. M-A MATSON & ALLAN REAL ESTATE LIMITED Licensed REAA2008 Vehicle ‘burst into flames’ near Rolleston ROLLESTON PH: 03 347 9949 LEESTON PH: 03 324 3704 DARFIELD PH: 03 318 8204 • By Andrew King TWO MEN are lucky to be alive after their ute somersaulted into a tree line and “burst into flames” after crashing with another car. The 18-year-old driver and his passenger were able to get out of the vehicle before it caught fire on Friday about 7.40pm on Springston Rolleston Rd. The other vehicle, which had five family members in it, hit a power pole, breaking it off at the base which brought an electrical transformer down on the Nigel Lilley PRICE: Neg over $795,000 M-A MATSON & ALLAN REAL ESTATE LIMITED Jackie Derrick Contact: M 027 636 3576 E Selwyn “Delivering the service you deserve” M 021 645 695 l E OPEN HOME: Sunday 1.30pm – 2.00pm ‘The Experts’ Residential Lifestyle Rural Property bonnet. All seven involved in the incident were from the Selwyn area, police said. One person was taken to Christchurch Hospital with moderate injuries, a St John spokesman said. Rolleston chief fire officer Nigel Lilley said he has no idea how it was not a fatal crash when they found one vehicle completely engulfed in flames which spread 100m down a tree line and 16 Page glossy lift out LUCK: One person was taken to Christchurch Hospital with moderate injuries after a two-vehicle smash near Rolleston on Friday. (Inset) A family of five was in one of the vehicles which hit a power pole after the crash. threatened a nearby house. “They were lucky they got out of the vehicle because, if we had to cut them out, they would not have been here,” he said. Senior Constable Andy Williamson said it was a complete miracle no one was killed, but he could not elaborate on how the crash happened until an investigation was completed. “Generally speaking, if people drove more defensively, then Page 12 some of these crashes wouldn’t happen,” he said. On Thursday, Malcolm Lawrence Brierley and Margaret Anne Brierley, both 65 and from the United Kingdom, were killed at the intersection of Shands and Blakes Rds, Prebbleton, after a crash with a truck. The serious crash unit is still investigating the Prebbleton incident. •Review of speed limits, page 7 Free confident driving course for mature drivers Selwyn District Council and Age Concern offer free refresher driving courses throughout the Selwyn district. Upcoming courses: Monday 26 March, Lincoln. Thursday 12 April, Leeston. For more information and to book for the next course in your area, contact Age Concern on (03) 366 0903. Proudly supported by the Road Safety Team