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Selwyn Times: April 04, 2018

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2 Wednesday April 4 2018 Latest Christchurch news at get in touch from the editor’s desk SPORT CANTERBURY put on a great night a couple of Fridays ago to honour the province’s top sports men and women – from youth to the elite seniors like Tom Walsh and Sophie Pascoe. A highlight was the induction of Pat Barwick as a Sporting Legend. Leaguie Frank Endacott was also inducted. We profile Pat on pages 14/15. Pat of course is a New Zealand hockey icon, a tremendous player, coach, and administrator. She’s one of these people who, when she talks, people listen. She has a way of getting the message across. Sincere, unflappable and every word seems to count and mean something. On another sporting note, the Golden Oldies festival is under way (see pages 8, 9, 10). Go the Lincoln Lizards! – Barry Clarke GENERAL ENQUIRIES Ph 379 7100 CLASSIFIED ADVERTISING Ph 379 1100 The Christchurch Star Company Ltd PO Box 1467, Christchurch Golden Oldies festival Celebration of sport under way Catch a game at the Christchurch Casino Golden Oldies Sports Celebration 2018 which runs all month. Pages 8, 9 & 10 Spot the difference Twin shaves head for charity A Lincoln High School student had her hair shaved off by her twin sister in honour of their late grandfather who died of leukaemia. Page 17 Learn to skate Fun for the kids Go along to the Faringdon Summer Skate Jam today from 3.30-5.30pm, at the Glentunnel Schoolon Homebush Rd. SELWYN TIMES NEWS Georgia O’Connor-Harding Ph: 364 7438 ADVERTISING Lynette Evans Ph: 364 7434 Page 27 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. Birthdays & Anniversaries Celebrate your special occasion the Terrace Downs Resort way. High Country High Tea What better way to spend an afternoon with friends or family than in this tranquil setting.. Everyday 11am - 3pm $29 per person or $39 per person with a glass of bubbles Booking essential Minimum 2 people, Gluten free available. Breathtaking views, superb cuisine giving you the option of premier accommodation. Packages available Let us make your special day a day to remember! Make your Sunday extra special with our popular Sunday Buffet Come and enjoy a delicious menu of classic and International flavours, accompanied by live music. Every Sunday 12:30pm Adults $45pp, Kids u12 only $20 Phone 03 318 6943 Terrace Downs Resort 623 Coleridge Road, Windwhistle, Canterbury Email: Proudly brought to you by the Road Safety Team What’s the cost? FAIL TO GIVE WAY $150, 20 DEMERITS OR A LIFE

SELWYN TIMES Latest Christchurch news at Wednesday April 4 2018 3 News Safety ‘ignored’ at Prebbleton crossing • By Georgia O’Connor-Harding FLASHING LIGHTS will not be installed at a pedestrian crossing in Prebbleton to mitigate safety concerns for children crossing a busy road in peak traffic. The district council says placing flashing lights at the Springs Rd pedestrian crossing is an “outdated” Malcolm Lyall method of highlighting children are crossing the road. It comes after the Prebbleton Community Association Committee wrote to the district council asking if traffic lights could be programmed to flash between 8.30am to 9am and 3pm to 3.30pm. It has also asked for 40km/h school zone signs to be placed around the school. The district council’s transportation asset manager Andrew Mazey said while flashing lights is outdated, new overhead lighting illuminating the crossing at night and in poor conditions has been installed. He said the district council has a road safety co-ordinator BUSY: The Springs Rd pedestrian crossing in Prebbleton will not be getting flashing safety lights. PHOTO: MARTIN HUNTER to investigate and address any safety issues – but it has not been advised of any new issues with the use of Springs Rd crossing. Deputy Mayor Malcolm Lyall said he didn’t care if flashing lights were outdated, as long as it works. “Right at this moment, people are being ignored . . . it appears to be effective elsewhere and I think the community will be quite disappointed with that stance,” he said. Mr Lyall said between 10 to 20 cars can drive past the crossing until one pulls over to stop. Prebbleton School deputy principal John Russell said it is always concerned for the safety of its pupils and would like nothing more than for drivers to drive with care and look out for pedestrians. The school encourages its pupils to use the kea crossing on Blakes Rd, which is monitored by a road patrol of parent volunteers and staff. But Mr Lyall said pupils use the Springs Rd pedestrian crossing and having parents assist in hazard vests would heighten the awareness of drivers. It is estimated about 16,000 vehicles travel on Springs Rd, between Marshs and Hodgens Rd daily. Other road safety issues include children navigating across the busy Springs Rd roundabout during peak traffic, cars not stopping at stop signs and vehicles speeding past school buses. The association’s chairman Peter Hunter said the association has been very concerned with recent accidents and the increasing volume of traffic. Between March 2017 and this year, 26 crashes were recorded in Prebbleton including two that were fatal. Twenty four million dollars has been set aside in the draft Long Term Plan 2018-2028 for upgrading intersections in Prebbleton. “I am keen to see the people of the Prebbleton area to make submissions in support of that funding … it has been a long time since we had any serious money spent on our roading infrastructure,” Mr Lyall said. •HAVE YOUR SAY: Are you concerned about road safety in Prebbleton? Email your views to georgia. Local News Now In Brief Fire rages, homes at risk BRIDGE COMPLETED A new timber bridge, which crosses the Liffey Stream in Lincoln Esplanade Reserve, has been completed. District council land development project manager Phil Millar said the bridge was a wonderful addition to the township’s walkways and helped increase the connectivity of pathways and links within the reserve. COOKING DEMONSTRATION Former MasterChef contestant Jax Hamilton will present a cooking demonstration as part of a series of workshops the Lincoln & Districts Community Care Association has been running. The event will be held at the Food and Function Centre, Lincoln University, on Friday, 6.30- 8.30pm. Tickets are $30 and can be purchased from Ray White Lincoln and Rolleston (cash only) and Lincoln Community Care. NOMINATIONS OPEN Nominations for the biennial Selwyn Awards open on Monday. There are 10 award categories to celebrate success in arts, culture and heritage, community service, environment, innovation excellence, large business, small business, sport, tourism and young achievers. For more information email info@ Live LOCAL Support LOCAL Full time in Selwyn Servicing all makes and models of hearing aids Price match GUARANTEE! Personal and consistent follow-up care. Experienced & independent. Why go elsewhere when you can: • See the same experienced audiologist for each visit • Get flexibility with appointments including after hours • Get a mobile service for those who can’t come to us • ACC appointments – Free consultation to determine eligibility for ACC funding Enrol now! New and existing hearing aid clients welcome. Easy to switch Just give us a call! 03 390 2332 36 Tennyson Street, Rolleston Call 03 390 2332 | Clinics in Lincoln | Leeston | Darfield