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Selwyn Times: April 18, 2018

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2 Wednesday April 18 2018 Latest Christchurch news at www.star.kiwi get in touch from the editor’s desk THERE’S A classic tale in the Our People profile on Ellesmere Camera Club president Triena Graham (see pages 12-13). It involves a photography shoot at a wedding, during which the groom had rather too much to drink. He wouldn’t be alone there, I suspect. Triena and others had to try and prop the chap up so the obligatory wedding photos could be taken. Things went from bad to worse for the groom and he ended up behind bars for the night. As for the bride, obviously angry and embarrassed. On pages 8-9, Wayne Stack looks at the district’s war history and whether Anzac Day should be New Zealand’s national day. I’m sure many would agree. – Barry Clarke GENERAL ENQUIRIES Ph 379 7100 CLASSIFIED ADVERTISING Ph 379 1100 The Christchurch Star Company Ltd PO Box 1467, Christchurch starmedia.kiwi Keeping kids safe West Rolleston school pupils go high-vis The donation of fluro vests is ensuring school children are seen on the streets of Rolleston. Page 11 Warriors v Manly Jazz Tevaga’s homecoming How the Warriors hooker feels about returning to Canterbury on June 9 where his league career started with the Burnham Chevaliers. Page 16 Balloons overhead SELWYN TIMES Hororata Night Glow Balloonists from all over New Zealand will travel to this event, Saturday, April 28, 3-8.30pm, Hororata Domain. NEWS Georgia O’Connor-Harding Ph: 364 7438 georgia.oconnor@starmedia.kiwi ADVERTISING Lynette Evans Ph: 364 7434 lynette.evans@starmedia.kiwi 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. 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 CELEBRATING 2 YEARS of our Christchurch branch FREE Quotation FREE Installation FREE Aluminium Track for Christchurch customers F letcher Steels Oldest account in New Zealand since 1947 Manufacturing & servicing dairy and farm yards and structures for over twenty years throughout New Zealand and overseas. Our workshop is complimented by an extensive machine shop and personnel experienced enough to turn around a farmers engineering requirement quickly and efficiently as is most often the case in the farm environment. Design, manufacture & installation of • Dairy sheds • Bird proof barns & sheds • General engineering • Machinery repairs • Variable speed controls for backing & top gates • Horse floats and trailers Funded by the Parliamentary Service and authorised by Amy Adams, 829 Main South Road, Templeton, Christchurch. welcome to the famous grouse hotel serving locals since 1868 Come and watch THE Super Rugby on the big screen PROFESSIONAL CUSTOM MADE CURTAINS 25 Picton Avenue Riccarton, Christchurch P 349 4888 E officinevoluptasnz@gmail.com www.officinevoluptas.co.nz this weeks SPECIALS monday House @ 7.30pm All you can eat ribs* tuesday Kids eat 1/2 price all day Club night from 4pm thursday Thirsty thursday from 4pm Steak night $15 friday Spin the wheel from 8pm saturday Live music sunday $13 roast all day 21 Kingsley Street, Sydenham, Christchurch Phone 03 366 8171 or 0210 574664 Like us on Facebook 2 Gerald Street, Lincoln • P: 03 325 2408 open from 7am every day proud to be a major sponsor of the lincoln rugby club

SELWYN TIMES Latest Christchurch news at www.star.kiwi Wednesday April 18 2018 3 News Tyre recycling plant mooted • By Georgia O’Connor-Harding A LARGE-SCALE plant designed to break down endof-life tyres could be built in Burnham. Eneform Ltd is seeking to undertake pyrolysis activity on 183 Burnham School Rd in a bid to combat ongoing environmental issues caused by end-of-life tyres. The district council will make a decision at its public meeting today over whether it supports Craig Watson leasing its land at Pines ENVIRONMENTAL: A plant designed to break down end of life tyres could be built in Burnham to combat environment issues. Resource Recovery Park for the operation. It has been considering leasing the land in a publicly excluded forum for several months. It comes after Fulton Hogan ran a operation of a small scale experimental tyre pyrolysis plant at its Pound Rd Quarry in Islington which was deemed successful. Pyrolysis technology is used to break down waste materials such as tyres and convert them into saleable oils and gases. The process involves the rendering of shredded tyres under heat in the absence of oxygen. A report from Eneform Ltd said it is not a combustion process, but rather an anaerobic decomposition process. The heat required to extract these products will be generated by burning gas produced by the plant. While pyrolysis has been around decades, it has grown over the years in response to the need to find an environmentally-appropriate management regime for end-of-life tyres. Currently the tyres are landfilled, exported as waste, stockpiled or used as silage cover in the agriculture industry. The potential environmental impacts of tyre leachate includes contamination of soil, surface water and groundwater. The closest dwelling is about 400m from the pyrolysis plant site with the next closest being 800m from the boundary of the site. The district council has met with the closest neighbour, nearby pre-school Blossoms Educare and has contacted West Rolleston Primary School. An air discharge consent for the activity was also required from Environment Canterbury. ECan’s resource consent requires the noise to comply with a 80db rating, air particles to be collected by a baghouse extraction system and fed into the pyrolysis process. In a report, the district council said it was satisfied that there is little to no risk to nearby residents in relation to odour, noise, dust, or emissions. District councillor Craig Watson said while he initially had concerns over the new plant,the district council has received a lot of reassurance over emission and noise. “The reality is we need to do something about the major problem with used tyres being stockpiled causing major environmental issues. In February about 500 tyres ignited on a property near Amberley causing thick plumes of potentially toxic black smoke to be seen several kilometres away from the blaze. “We can’t say send it somewhere else . . . we need to do something in New Zealand,” Cr Watson said. •HAVE YOUR SAY: Do you think a pyrolysis processing plant will be beneficial to Selwyn? Email your views to georgia.oconnor@ starmedia.kiwi Local News Now In Brief Fire rages, homes at risk TAVERN BREAK-IN Two cash tills were stolen from the Dunsandel Tavern last week after two burglars levered their way through a door. The burglary happened at 2am on Friday. There was about $150 in each of the tills. Police believe the burglary is potentially related to an ATM which was later smashed in Yaldhurst at about 4am the same morning. Constable Herb Inwood said while police have video footage of the incident, they do not have any leads at this stage. TEMPLETON SIGNS The city council has asked Templeton residents to only display one “no quarry ” sign on their fence or property. Although the signs comply with the District Plan, displaying more than one breaks the rule. However, the city council is not enforcing this yet as it is “still working to achieve voluntary compliance.” CUPPA WITH SAM Mayor Sam Broughton will be visiting some the district’s cafes to give residents an opportunity to find out more about key proposals in the district council’s Long Term Plan 2018-2028. The next session will be held on Tuesday at Leeston Hillyers between 9-10.30am and Dunsandel Store, 11-12.30pm. To view the full schedule go to http://www.selwyn. govt.nz/home See your Orthodontist in Rolleston Orthodontist Phil Murfitt is now based at the new Rolleston Dental Centre, Tennyson Street, opposite Rolleston School. Appointments/enquiries: (03) 375 4418 phil@pgmortho.co.nz www.pgmortho.co.nz Trusted brand + Experienced hands = Results you can count on! 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