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Selwyn Times: April 18, 2018

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4 Wednesday April 18 2018 Latest Christchurch news at www.star.kiwi News Chlorination of water supplies •From page 1 “Council wants to make sure everyone has safe drinking water . . . the decision was made on public health risk,” Mr England said. But residents have been left unhappy and are opposing the decision. Chief fire officer Neville Croy said he knew nothing about it and wants more questions asked over why it needs to be done. “Just in case something might happen isn’t a reason to do it because the water is really Kerry Pauling nice,” he said. Glentunnel Township Committee chairman Reg Anderson said he wouldn’t be happy if the water was permanently chlorinated. “If they get a hiccup, we get a call, we boil our water for a few days and then start again and never had any problems . . . why they are doing it now? I don’t know, they don’t need to.” The district council is currently consulting the community on universal chlorination across Selwyn for its Long Term Plan 2018-2028. As part of the plan, the district council is proposing to budget $6 million to extend UV treatment to all drinking water supplies between this year and 2021. Chlorination of Christchurch’s water supplies started last month due to the need for engineers to fix vulnerable well heads. Malvern Community Board deputy chairman Kerry Pauling said the issue will be discussed at the Sheffield-Waddington Community Committee meeting tomorrow. “I think it is a wee bit over the top, they probably should have consulted first,” Mr Pauling said. But district councillor John Morten said the district council had no choice but to add chlorine to the water supplies to get the water to a guaranteed safe quality. “It would be better for people to get a smell of chlorine and be uncomfortable than basically go to a funeral,” he said. Emergency chlorination was Wow Your Mum added to the water supplies after E. coli was detected in the supplies last month. Mr Anderson said he was going to ring the district council and ask if it “minded putting more water in the chlorine because, boy, it is strong”. He said the emergency chlorination has gone on for weeks, and there is still a small amount in the water currently. Both water supplies are currently undergoing ultra-violet light treatment. Mr England said UV only treats the water when it enters the supply network; it does John Morten not treat water once it is in the reservoirs and pipes. “There is always potential for contaminants to get into the water reticulation system, for example through pipe breaks,” he said. •HAVE YOUR SAY: What do you think about the Sheffield- Waddington and Malvern Hills Hartleys Rd water supplies being permanently chlorinated? Email your views to georgia.oconnor@ starmedia.kiwi IT’S EXTREME! MORE THAN $1 million has been raised in six weeks for a rooftop helipad at Christchurch Hospital. Selwyn Times profiled Prebbleton resident Charlotte Ball last week who took part in the Maia Health Foundation’s ‘13 minutes’ campaign. The 15-year-old was lucky not to be paralysed last year after she had her vertebrae crushed in a Leeston cycling race pile-up. Last month Maia set out with an ambitious target to raise $500,000. The crowdfunding campaign received $525,747 through thousands of donations from as far north as Whangarei to Dunedin in the south, and as far afield as Sydney and Local News Now SELWYN TIMES Fire rages, homes at risk RECOVERED: Charlotte Ball has helped to successfully fundraise more than $1m to get a helipad at Christchurch Hospital. PHOTO: MARTIN HUNTER Teen cyclist plays role in securing hospital helipad London, surpassing the campaign target. With the Rata Foundation matching dollar-for-dollar what the community raised (up to $500,000), $1,025,747 has been secured for Canterbury’s helipad. Christchurch Hospital is New Zealand’s busiest trauma centre and the only major hospital without a helipad on site. Currently it takes 13min, on average, to transfer patients by ambulance to Christchurch Hospital after landing in Hagley Park. •People can continue to support the Maia Health Foundation by donating at www.maiahealth.org.nz This Mother’s Day Sunday 13th May Everyone’s mum deserves the best. Take some time to spend with your mum. Show her how much you care by delighting her with a special buffet at Terrace Downs Resort in a magnificent setting! High Country High Tea What better way to spend an afternoon with friends or family than in this tranquil setting.. 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SELWYN TIMES Latest Christchurch news at www.star.kiwi Wednesday April 18 2018 5 No fix for roads near pie shop • By Georgia O’Connor-Harding LONG-STANDING roading issues are unlikely to be fixed outside The Famous Sheffield Pie Shop. Nearly a year ago, the community was calling for the road layout close to the shop be changed before an accident happened. It asked for the New Zealand Transport Agency and the district council to change the layout of State Highway 73, Loretta Paterson Duke and Vogel Sts. Concern was raised that a growing number of cars and trucks were parking “dangerously” outside the shop. The Sheffield Waddington Community Committee previously asked for “no parking” on the left side of SH73 travelling west between Malvern Hills Rd and the pie shop. But NZTA senior traffic and safety engineer David Scarlett said while there was some initial discussion on managing parking off SH73 it had not heard any more from affected parties. Other suggestions were lowering the speed limit from 70km/h to 50km/h and making adjacent street, Duke St, one-way with vehicles exiting via Vogel St. While the speed limit will not be lowered, NZTA has plans to install new speed threshold signs which draw attention to the existing speed limit. Pie shop owner Loretta Paterson said she was told by the district council the money was not there to upgrade Duke St and most likely won’t be in the future due to other priorities. Mrs Paterson said it would be nice to have the potholes fixed and some kerbing put in place along Duke St. “It is either that or we pay for Duke St to be upgraded ourselves and for us that is a lot of money, and a lot of pies we have to sell to be able to provide that sort of money,” she said. It comes as the pie shop recently had a resource consent approved to extend its bakery. The shop is transforming its DANGER: Issues such as trucks parking outside The Famous Sheffield Pie Shop and reducing visibility on State Highway 73 is unlikely to be fixed. ​ bakery into a cafe providing more seating space, car parks, toilets and eventually a breakfast menu. “We are just grateful we have got the consent now and can move on and do what we want to do,” she said. •HAVE YOUR SAY: What do you think needs to be done to sort out roading issues at The Famous Sheffield Pie Shop? Email your views to georgia.oconnor@starmedia.kiwi Local News Now In Brief Fire rages, homes at risk YOUNG FARMER THIRD Dunsandel-based farm consultant Simon Ferguson has placed third in the Tasman FMG Young Farmer of the Year. He was also the winner of one of the key challenges in the competition the Massey University Agri-Growth Challenge. The agricultural contest which has been running since 1969 was held in Christchurch recently. West Coast dairy farmer Andrew Wiffen won the competition with second place went to Jono Satterthwaite, who runs a 1048ha dry stock farm at Culverden. CAR FIRE A car has been damaged beyond repair after it was set alight on Sunday night. The Lincoln Volunteer Fire Brigade was called to the incident on Old Tai Tapu Rd at 11pm on Sunday. Deputy chief fire officer Roger McLenaghen said he was uncertain if the car was stolen. ANZAC DAY VEHICLE RUN Ten cars that are over 100 years old will join a group of historic vehicles taking part in a memorial run on Anzac Day. About 60 of the oldest vehicles in the country will travel from Darfield to Glentunnel on April 25. The parade will start at 11am before finishing at 1pm. ROLLESTON LAW Rolleston Office: 78A Rolleston Drive, Rolleston Darfield Office: Darfield Business Hub, 68 South Terrace New arrivals by magazine designer clothing Sizes 10 - 26 instore now! Windmill Centre, 188 Clarence Street Riccarton, Christchurch Phone 021 686 929 www.magazineclothing.co.nz 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 Matt and Kim love spending time outdoors. So we designed them a home that maximises their indoor-outdoor flow. Start your own story 03 348 1994 | www.peterrayhomes.co.nz