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Selwyn Times: April 04, 2018

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4 Wednesday April 4 2018 Latest Christchurch news at www.star.kiwi News Arthur’s Pass victim to be buried at sea THE FUNERAL for the woman who fell 100m to her death while canyoning in Arthur’s Pass National Park will be held in Germany this week. The death notice for Verena Jantje Kühl (right), known as Jantje, which appeared in German newspapers, said her funeral would be held on Friday in Glückstadt. It said there would be a burial at sea later. Instead of flowers, the notice said to make a gift to the Westpac Rescue Helicopter in Greymouth, which was called to the incident. The 39-year-old and her husband were canyoning at Twin Peaks Falls on March 18 when she fell at about 4pm. Her husband abseiled to where she lay, activated an emergency beacon and yelled for help. When the Westpac Rescue Helicopter arrived, Ms Kühl had already died. She had been living in Bundaberg, Australia, working as a paramedic for the Wide Bay Local Ambulance Service. Police have referred her death to the coroner. • By Georgia O’Connor-Harding DISTRICT COUNCIL chief executive David Ward has spoken to his Environment Canterbury counterpart after the Malvern Community Board was not considered an interested party in Fonterra’s latest water consent application. It comes after ECan approved in February for Fonterra to take and use groundwater from Homebush Rd, Darfield. As a result, Mr Ward has met with ECan’s chief executive Bill Bayfield. An ECan’s spokeswoman said its compliance team and the Selwyn Waihora Zone Committee will continue to monitor the consent. “ECan has not previously been informed by the Malvern Community Board of their interest in being advised of any resource consent applications,” the spokeswoman said. ECan keeps a register of parties who wishes to be advised of certain types of resource consent applications lodged. It comes after concerns if Fonterra took any more water than authorised, it could impact the Darfield water supply. But acting Darfield site operations manager Shane Taylor said there are “absolutely no plans” to draw more water than what is used. He said Fonterra recently drilled the water bore as a contingency for its Darfield site and all regulatory processes have been followed. “The bore will provide increased flexibility in managing local water levels by allowing the existing volume to be spread across three bores. “Importantly it provides Local News Now Darfield water supply assurances Kerry Pauling SELWYN TIMES DEVELOPMENT: Darfield Fonterra has recently drilled another water bore – but said it has no plans to take more water than it is already using. Fire rages, homes at risk contingency for the site if one of the existing bores was to fail by ensuring sufficient water is available to process milk,” he said. ECan’s consent planning manager Virginia Loughnan said as part of the consent, Fonterra was required to install a water meter and recording device for monitoring. Fun and exercise all year round Coffee + Cookie Lagoon Pools import and install quality fibreglass swimming pools. To compliment the pools they supply good quality equipment including salt water chlorinators, heat pumps, pool lights, fountains and water features, swim turbines, spa jets, robotic pool cleaners and a range of covers and roller systems including hidden and automated. Imported from Leisure Pools in Australia, their Vinyl Ester pools are strong with six layers including protective armour. Each pool is strength tested and has a lifetime structural and osmosis warranty. Lagoon Pools owners Julie and Warren are dealers for Leisure Pools in the North Canterbury to Southland area, and agents for the Elite Hideaway Roller system. Call Lagoon Pools on 0800 927 282 or 349 2160, email info@lagoonpools.co.nz or visit: www.lagoonpools.co.nz They are open by appointment only. Shop 5, New World Shopping Centre, Rolleston Phone 03 260 0950 T&Cs offer consists of any dine in or takeaway regular coffee and cookie only at Shake Shed & Co. Rolleston. Coffee guarantee applies. www.lagoonpools.co.nz 03 349 2160 0800 92 72 82

SELWYN TIMES Latest Christchurch news at www.star.kiwi Wednesday April 4 2018 5 sought ECan said there has never been non-compliance issues related to taking any water on what is authorised on any of Darfield Fonterra’s water take consents. Currently the volume of water used by Fonterra for processing milk should not exceed a combined 150 litres per second and 12,960 cu m Jenny Gallagher per day. But the community board’s deputy chairman Kerry Pauling said there are still concerns in the community and it wants assurance the consents will be monitored. He said Darfield is a “red zone” as far as surplus water is concerned. “There is really no more water to take,” Mr Pauling said. But his views are at odds with the board’s chairwoman Jenny Gallagher. She was not concerned because she does not believe more water will be taken. “They cannot afford to take more water than they are allowed to because of the business they are in. I believe they will do things correctly as they should do,” she said. The board will make a submission to the draft Long Term Plan 2018-2028 outlining its concerns. Mr Taylor said Fonterra takes water conservation very seriously and have plans under way reduce water use over time. •HAVE YOUR SAY: Are you concerned about Darfield’s water supply? Email your views to georgia.oconnor@ starmedia.kiwi • By Bridget Rutherford TWO YOUTHS are defending charges relating to the Rolleston “drown him” case. A 15-year-old and a 16-yearold appeared in the Youth Court on Tuesday both charged with aggravated robbery. They have denied the charges and it will go to a two or three day defended hearing. Lincoln University Students’ association president James Ranstead writes about his goals to help voiceless students at the university I completed my degree in 2017, and will be graduating in two week’s time, just as my ancestors did in 1902. This long-standing affiliation with Lincoln is part of the reason why I ran for president, alongside my passion for making the student voice heard throughout the ranks of Lincoln University and New Zealand, Judge Jane McMeeken adjourned the case for a callover to determine when the hearing would take place and how long it would be. Police allege the robbery happened after a fireworks display in Rolleston on November 4. The 15-year-old victim was allegedly beaten then dragged to a water race where his head was held under the water. The through the New Zealand Union of Students Associations. Lincoln is by no means the same as when it was in my great, great uncle’s time. A big focus of this year is around bringing noise to the voiceless student groups at Lincoln, and promoting the need for a culture change amongst a small minority of our students. LUSA also cares for the community, and have just raised just under $3000 for charity off the Local News Now ‘Drown him’ case youths to defend charges Fire rages, homes at risk incident came after the victim allegedy refused to hand over his cap. His assailants chanted “drown him, drown him” during the attack, police allege. The victim was left with a gash on his face that required stitches and a night in hospital. Both youths previously appeared in the Youth Court last month. Making the student voice heard back of our first annual community week. LUSA isn’t totally PC these days, however, as we have some epic events planned for our students. We thank the community for putting up with the noise, particularly Garden Party noise that occurs in October of every year, we really appreciate it. Next time you pass by Lincoln, take a look at the development occurring. An industry/university collaborative approach is being taken, alongside building stronger partnerships with other institutes, offering leading opportunities. The university is planning for a bright future, and we hope to attract you, or your children, to find out what we’re all about. HON AMY ADAMS MP FOR SELWYN Working hard for our communities If you would like to sign up for my newsletter please visit: www.amyadams.co.nz CONTACT P 03 344 0418 E selwynoffice@parliament.govt.nz Funded by the Parliamentary Service and authorised by Amy Adams, 829 Main South Road, Templeton, Christchurch. 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 mary.westwood@harcourts.co.nz fourseasons.harcourts.co.nz Four Seasons Realty 2017 Ltd | Licensed Agent REAA 2008 ROLLESTON LAW Rolleston Office: 78A Rolleston Drive, Rolleston Darfield Office: Darfield Business Hub, 68 South Terrace W: www.meareswilliams.co.nz T: (03) 374 2547 M: 021 148 6221 Richard Gray E: rcg@meareswilliams.co.nz Anita Molloy-Roberts E: am@meareswilliams.co.nz Kate Warren E: kcw@meareswilliams.co.nz Brent loves reading the newspaper. So we designed an extra wide bench for him to stop his paper falling into the sink. Start your own story 03 348 1994 | www.peterrayhomes.co.nz