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Selwyn Times: March 07, 2018

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2 Wednesday March 7 2018 Latest Christchurch news at from the editor’s desk ANOTHER SELWYN Sounds has come and gone, and with it has been the good, bad and possibly the ugly. Yes, the organisers will have to make some changes for 2019 if they want to keep getting those return festival-goers. The time it took to buy a beer, and the fact it ran out, was simply not good enough. The event is now bearing the brunt of those mistakes via bad publicity on Facebook and elsewhere. The time it took to get out of the venue has also been a talking point. But it wasn’t all doom and gloom. Far from it. There was plenty of water, soft drink and food stalls, and of course the music was great. But they must get it right for everyone next year. – Barry Clarke get in touch GENERAL ENQUIRIES Ph 379 7100 CLASSIFIED ADVERTISING Ph 379 1100 The Christchurch Star Company Ltd PO Box 1467, Christchurch Star Media A Star Media Event Big night for sports stars Canterbury Sports Awards on Friday Find out who the finalists are in the Canterbury Sports Awards at the Air Force Museum of New Zealand on Friday night. Page 24 City2Surf Get active on March 18 #areyouupforit? Enter the 6km or 14km section of the Star Media City2Surf at Page 28 Hotorata autumn garden SELWYN TIMES Terrace Station open day On this Hororata heritage Sunday, there will be displays in the recently-restored garden summer house. Head along between 11am-3pm. NEWS Georgia O’Connor-Harding Ph: 364 7438 ADVERTISING Lynette Evans Ph: 364 7434 Page 39 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. Montessori & Early Childhood Preschool • We Offer a Friendly, Fun and supportive environment – only 5 minutes from Rolleston. • We believe that Tamariki thrive in a peaceful, structured and caring environment, full of fun and challenges. • We Offer focused, balanced curriculums that prepare Tamariki for the next step in their learning journey. • We value diversity within our Tamariki and their whānau and this is reflected in our whānau focused philosophy. • We have 3 well resourced classrooms, caring for Tamariki from 6 weeks to 6 years of age. We are proud of our large, natural playgrounds that offer challenges for all ages. Call in to visit us today, meet the teachers and have a look around our school ENROL NOW FOR 2018 For enrolments please contact Jasmine or Kylie on 347-6161 Visit us at 643 Burnham School Road Download forms from

SELWYN TIMES Latest Christchurch news at Wednesday March 7 2018 3 News Delay for Leeston cycleway • By Georgia O’Connor-Harding RISING COSTS: The Leeston-Doyleston cycleway will be delayed because the project is over budget. THE LEESTON-Doyleston cycleway will be delayed because the project is over budget by more than half a million dollars. The cost of the project has risen from its original estimation of $204,000 to $895,000. As a result, the district council will postpone the project and re-introduce it in the draft 2018- 2028 Long Term Plan process. Consultation on the revised project and funding is expected to be re-opened for public consultation in April. It comes after the district council ran into a number of technical challenges during its design phase of the cycleway. The main issue was getting the correct slope for the cycleway so pedestrians and cyclists can use it comfortably. The district council has had problems with low-lying land along the road which is prone to flooding. It also needs to seek approvals to use private land alongside Leeston Rd. The idea for a cycleway along Leeston Rd was first put forward to the district council in 2014. The district council’s transportation asset manager Andrew Mazey said survey and design work has since been carried out. He said there was a requirement to make it as safe as possible by shifting it further away from the edge of the road and passing traffic. Selwyn Times first reported in August, 2016, a link between Doyleston and Leeston was put into the annual budget for 2016/2017. The district council’s transportation asset manager Andrew Mazey said survey and design work has since been carried out. There was a requirement to make it as safe as possible by shifting it further away from the edge of the road and passing traffic. Mr Mazey said it is planned to have available in the 2018/19 programme. The district council has been in discussions with the New Zealand Transport Agency on having the project subsided as part of its 2018-21 Land Transport Programme. If successful, funding needed to be provided by the district council will be reduced by 51 per cent. District councillor Pat McEvedy said he does not consider the project over budget - it has just got a more realistic budget now. “You don’t really know what the budget is going to be until you actually get the other details. “I know our community is looking forward to us having this so I am sure they want us to make sure we do a really good job of it ,” Mr McEvedy said. •HAVE YOUR SAY: What do you think needs to be done to get the Leeston- Doyleston cycleway under way? Email your views to georgia.oconnor@ Local News Now Fire rages, homes at risk Community board told off for poor reporting • By Georgia O’Connor-Harding MALVERN Community Board members have been given a rap over the knuckles for not getting their monthly reports in. Board chairwoman Jenny Gallagher told members in her chair’s report she was again disappointed that not everyone had sent their reports. “How as a board are we expected to help our committees if we do not receive reports on issues that they have?” she said. The reports cover committee meetings board members have attended over the month and issues in need of addressing. The board held its monthly meeting last week. Each board member is expected to supply a report. Mrs Gallagher told Selwyn Times it makes it very difficult when community committees make requests through their board members. “The reason behind me wanting reports is so we can help our communities because that is what we are there for,” she said. 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