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Selwyn Times: March 14, 2018

Selwyn Times: March 14,

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 14, 2018 Locally Owned www.star.kiwi GET CONNECTED WITH Scorch Broadband Our Great History Irish play integral part of settlement in Selwyn Page 14 & 15 Page 18 Taupo conquered Selwyn swimmer succeeds in marathon TOP CLUB: (Left to right) – Gerard de Rooy, Chris Brown and Darren Sudlow show off their spoils after winning club of the year at the Nexia New Zealand Canterbury Sports Awards. PHOTO: MARTIN HUNTER Football club wins top Canty award • By Gordon Findlater SELWYN UNITED won the sports club of the year award at the Nexia New Zealand Canterbury Sports Awards on Friday evening. The club jointly won the award with Old Boys Collegian Cricket Club, with the remaining two finalists being Lincoln University Basketball and Waimairi Tennis Club. “We were really surprised, it was an awesome night,” said club president Darren Sudlow. “The award is testament to the hard work that a lot of people have put in for the club over the years.” Sudlow made special mention of former president Gerrard De Rooy, along with the many other volunteers who make the club tick. De Rooy was also a finalist for the administrator of the year award. •Turn to page 7 0800 726 724 www.scorch.co.nz Health officials to apologise for stalled investigation into death • By Georgia O’Connor-Harding RED-FACED HEALTH officials will apologise to Greendale man Geoff Booth over the stalled investigation into the death of his son Liam. Mr Booth laid a complaint with the Canterbury District Health Board after his 21-year-old son died of a suspected suicide in October. He is questioning whether Liam received the necessary help in the weeks leading up to when his son was found dead in a park in Beckenham. Last week, Mr Booth contacted the CDHB without success to find out how the investigation was progressing. The Selwyn Times then put formal questions into the CDHB also asking about the investigation. The following day (Wednesday), a CDHB family adviser rang Mr Booth saying there was no record of the complaint made in October. Before then, Mr Booth said he had no communication from the CDHB since a meeting with key clinical managers in October. He met with managers last year to be informed there would be an internal review of Liam’s care along with a review from the Coroner. •Turn to page 7 Egg-citing new sections! Coming soon at Falcon’s Landing. Pop in to our sales and information office, 17 Branthwaite Drive, this Thursday, Friday or Sunday to find out more. Or call 03 741 1340 or email enquiries@yoursection.nz anytime.