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Selwyn Times: March 14, 2018

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2 Wednesday March 14 2018 Latest Christchurch news at get in touch from the editor’s desk YOU HAVE to wonder how serious health officials are over Greendale man Geoff Booth’s claims about the treatment of his son Liam, who died of a suspected suicide (see page 1). In October, Geoff lost 21-year-old son Liam, whose body was found in a park in Beckenham. He laid a complaint with the Canterbury District Health Board at the time, saying Liam had not received the necessary care and treatment in the weeks leading up to his death. An investigation was to have determined whether Geoff’s claims are in fact valid. But five months down the track nothing seems to have been done because the CDHB had no record of Geoff’s complaint. And it appears it was questions to the CDHB by the Selwyn Times last week which uncovered this. After our questions were put in, Geoff was contacted by the CDHB explaining what had happened. Mistakes happen but this is sloppy. – Barry Clarke 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 Weedons in home semi-final Canterbury Sports Awards on Friday Check out the photos from Weedons victory over Sefton at the weekend to secure a home semi-final in the Canterbury country premier one-day competition. Page 25-26 City2Surf Get active on Sunday #areyouupforit? Enter the 6km or 14km section of the Star Media City2Surf at Page 28 Selwyn events Picnic in the park and skate jam Go along to the New World Picnic in the Park and Faringdon Summer Skate Jam in Prebbleton on Wednesday. SELWYN TIMES NEWS Georgia O’Connor-Harding Ph: 364 7438 ADVERTISING Lynette Evans Ph: 364 7434 Page 35 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. Instead of counting it we want to sell it!!! 12 months interest free & payment holiday, conditons apply, see in store. STORE OPENING HOURS: Fosters, Blenheim Road Store - Mon - Fri 8am til 5.30pm, Sat 9.30am til 3pm Rangiora & Northwood Stores - 7 DAYS - Mon - Fri 8am til 5.30pm, Sat 9.30am til 3pm, Sun 10am til 3pm CC1023RD Ride on Mower SH56 Blower Vac 450 Lawnmower MS250 Chainsaw Engine: 23HP Kohler 7000 Series OHV V-Twin Drive System: Hydrostatic Cut Height: 2 - 12cm Deck: 105cm/41” Catcher: 350 litre 27.2cc 5.3kg Airflow 710m3/h Easy start model + get $50 to spend instore! Engine: Briggs & Stratton 450E OHV Chassis: Alloy Cut Width: 480mm 19” Cut Height: 25-75mm Cut, Mulch, Catch 45.5cc 4.6kg 2.3kW 18” bar & chain BUY NOW @ BUY NOW @ Save $400 $6899 Incl 12 months interest free & no GST Save $35 payments! See in-store for details Save $30 BUY NOW @ Incl Incl $510 $469 GST GST Save $300 BUY NOW @ $695 Incl GST Save $100 Estate Readystart Lawnmaster Engine: Briggs & Stratton 163cc, 725 Readystart OHV Chassis: No Rust, Cast Alloy Cut Width: 460mm Cut Height: 10 - 65mm Cut, mulch and spread! BUY NOW @ $749 Incl GST 25.4cc 0.95kW 5kg Commercial grade machine Bull handle configeration available *Image pictured, varies from actual FS85R Brushcutter + get $100 to spend instore! Save $45 BUY NOW @ $750 Incl GST FS38 Linetrimmer 27.2cc 4.1kg 0.65kW Save $15 BUY NOW @ $180 All pricing includes GST. Images may vary from in store product. Offers valid until 31st March 2018 or while stocks last. 12 months interest free and no payments avalable, see in store for details. Incl GST 420/38 Ride on Mower Engine: 420cc MTD OHV Drive System: 6 speed Cruisematic PTO Clutch: Manual engagement Cut Height: 3.8 - 10cm Turning Radius: 40cm/16” Deck: 97cm/38” Save $300 12 months interest free & no payments! See in-store for details BUY NOW @ $2995 Incl GST STIHL SHOP Northwood - 554 Main North Road, Belfast, Christchurch - Ph: 03-974-2469 STIHL SHOP Rangiora - Corner Lineside and Station Road, Rangiora - Ph: 03-313-3398 STIHL SHOP Fosters - 559 Blenheim Road, Sockburn, Christchurch - Ph: 03-343-6339 LOVE YOUR LAND

SELWYN TIMES Latest Christchurch news at Wednesday March 14 2018 3 News Cricket fan gets to join captains for coin toss A young Prebbleton cricket fan’s dream came true on Saturday. Prebbleton School pupil Emma Anderson, 10, joined cricket captains Kane Williamson (left) and Eoin Morgan on the pitch for the coin toss to decide which team batted first before the Black Caps v England match. Emma is a big fan of cricket – playing the game in the backyard on weekends. She said her favourite part was getting to meet the captains and have her photo taken with them. School told to pay for frontage upgrade • By Georgia O’Connor-Harding IF HORORATA Primary School wants to upgrade its road frontage they will have to pay for it themselves. The district council says any upgrade of the Bealey Rd frontage outside the school will be at the cost of the school. The school is concerned the unsealed road and the “flood zone” created when it rains is posing hazards to motorists, pedestrians and the school. It has been battling the issue for more than 10 years. But while the school is expected to cover any costs of construction, the district council will likely look after the Trusted brand + Experienced hands = Results you can count on! Free appraisals Proven selling methods Living and selling local Residential specialist Mary Westwood 021 557 731 03 347 4711 management and design of the upgrade. “If approved, we would manage it as part of that contract,” a district council spokesman said. A letter of the school’s concerns were presented to the Malvern Community Board at its monthly meeting recently. It was resolved district council roading staff would further assess the issue. Staff will compile options and a cost for the board’s consideration to address the issue. Principal Marty Gameson told Selwyn Times last week the school is continuing to work with the district council to resolve the issue. “Their decision hasn’t closed CELEBRATING 2 YEARS of our Christchurch branch FREE Quotation FREE Installation FREE Aluminium Track for Christchurch customers the door on this matter . . . they are actually going to assist us to remedy the problem,” he said. Mr Gameson said it is a “naive world” if people think issues can be solved the first time round. The school is also being asked by the district council to identify its issues and concerns through the district council’s draft long term plan 2018-2028 submission process. It may also apply for funding through the annual plan/long term process. In the letter to the board, Mr Gameson said there was a debate between the district council and school about 10-12 years ago over the issue. He said the debate was over who was responsible for the unsealed area and the flood zone created by the design of the road which is unsafe to use when it rains. In 2016, the district council placed and spread shingle across the road to help alleviate the problem. Mr Gameson said the “poor/ rushed” preparation of the area has now resulted in the substrate washing over the footpaths and into the storm water drains as a result of heavy rain in the area. A district council spokesman said it acknowledged the shingle was a temporary fix and that a hard surface with appropriate drainage is desired by the school. Local News Now In Brief Fire rages, homes at risk SUBMISSIONS SOUGHT Environment Canterbury is asking residents to make submissions on its Long Term Plan 2018-2028. Formal consultation runs until March 26, 5pm. If you indicate in your submission you would like to present to council in person. 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