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Selwyn Times: April 04, 2018

Selwyn Times: April 04,

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 4, 2018 Locally Owned Heading away? drivesmart Stay refreshed Share the load Safety ‘ignored’ No flashing lights for Prebbleton crossing Injury ends season Lincoln half-back prevented from playing 300th game Take a break Page 3 Page 19 Animals to benefit from students’ book Darfield High School students Elyse Kerr (left) and Bridget Leach have teamed with the SPCA to create an all-in-one colouring-in and storybook. As part of the Young Enterprise Scheme competition, the students created the book for children aged five to 13, to teach them how to care for animals properly. The books will be sold nationwide, with a percentage of profits going to the SPCA. PHOTO: MARTIN HUNTER •Story, p11 Residents call for stop sign at busy Waddington intersection • By Georgia O’Connor-Harding PLEAS HAVE been made to have a stop sign installed at an accident-prone Waddington intersection. Residents have asked for the sign to be installed at the intersection of State Highway 73 and Waimakariri Gorge Rd to prevent future crashes. Already two serious crashes have been recorded at the intersection this year, one a fatal. Fox Glacier man Ioane Sitivi, 36, died from injuries he sustained when two vehicles crashed in January. He was one of eight people hurt in the crash. He and another person were critically injured, while two others were moderately injured and four had minor injuries. In February, a sport utility vehicle failed to give way and was hit by a truck. One person sustained serious injuries while the other had minor injuries. Three other crashes that resulted in both serious and minor injuries were recorded at the intersection between 2014-2016. The issue was presented by resident Bob Scott to the Sheffield- Waddington Community Committee in February. •Turn to page 7 New sections available There’s no better place to settle out west than at Falcon’s Landing. Pop in to our sales and information office, 17 Branthwaite Drive, this Thursday, Friday or Sunday from 1pm to 3pm to find out more. Contact us on 03 741 1340 or mail anytime.