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Selwyn Times: April 18, 2018

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6 Wednesday April 18 2018 Latest Christchurch news at www.star.kiwi News Leeston loses its Westpac ATM • By Georgia O’Connor-Harding LEESTON HAS lost its Westpac ATM because of a drop in use. But Westpac customers will be able to use the township’s BNZ and Kiwibank ATMs without incurring a fee. A Westpac spokeswoman said a lack of patronage led to its removal from High St last week. Leeston residents expressed their disapproval on the Leeston/Southbridge/Ellesmere CommunityPage Facebook site over the lack of consultation over the removal of the machine. A Westpac spokeswoman said the ATM was removed from Leeston as part of a regular review of its network. The nearest Westpac ATMs are located in Lincoln and Rolleston. District councillor Pat McEvedy said he is disappointed the machine was removed. “Any loss of service in Ellesmere concerns me, or Selwyn for that matter. Leeston resident Myles White said if it is not economical, it is not economical. “We are going cashless now so I can understand why they want to take it,” he said. A NEW safe-speed camera will go live at Leeston Rd in Springston this week. Leeston Rd is among 33 locations across the country where new digital cameras are being installed as part of the third phase of the $10m static camera expansion programme, announced in July 2013. Static safe-speed cameras have not been operational in Christchurch since before the earthquakes. The new safe-speed camera will start operating this week to ensure safe speeds and reduce deaths and injuries on the roads. It is the first of two cameras that are being installed in Selwyn. Another static safe-speed camera is currently in the testing phase on State Highway 1. Road policing operations manager Inspector Peter Mc- Kennie said road crashes have devastating impacts on families and communities. Sites receiving new cameras have all been identified as having a high crash risk based on detailed analysis by independent traffic experts. “We know from international experience that safe-speed cameras have an impact on slowing people down to safer speeds, and that’s what we want,” Inspector McKennie said. “This is why we’re placing safe-speed cameras at this and other sites, to encourage people to reduce their speed, which in turn helps reduce deaths and injuries on our roads.” Inspector McKennie said that while some people believe camera infringements are about revenue collecting, they are not. Police don’t retain the money from camera infringements, it goes into the Crown’s consolidated fund. The expansion programme will continue to be backed by other measures, including a highly visible police presence on high risk routes. “All road users have a part to Local News Now SELWYN TIMES Safe-speed camera for Springston HEAT PUMP SALE NOW ON! Amazin’ Autumn Specials!! • We will offer you the best quality brands and option of heat pump for your home/business • Providing Heat Pump solutions for over 15 years to Cantabrians • We personally guarantee all our products & installs for 5 years (providing annual maintenance has been completed) Phone us today for your free consultation & quote 41A SHAKESPEARE RD, WALTHAM PHONE 03 366 0525 www.enviromaster.co.nz For more information visit www.selwynawards.co.nz “A local team for local people” Recognising success in our community fall in Love with your favourite furniture all over again. 30 YEARS EXCELLENT RANGE OF FABRICS EXPERIENCEFREE Recover your couches and chairs and save money! Somerfield Upholstery Ltd FURNITURE RECOVERY SPECIALIST 10 Calgary Place, Hornby | Ph 021 251 6200 | 349 0456 VISIT OUR SHOWROOM | QUALITY WORKMANSHIP GUARANTEED www.somerfieldupholstery.co.nz Fire rages, homes at risk SAFETY: A speed camera will soon be operating on Springston’s Leeston Rd. play in keeping our roads safe. We encourage drivers to protect themselves and their families by driving to the conditions and within the speed limit, driving sober and alert, and making sure everyone in the car wears a safety belt. “Let’s work together and make sure everybody gets where they’re going safely,” Inspector McKennie said. BEFORE AFTER Nominations open 9 April 2018! Who in Selwyn deserves to be recognised for their outstanding achievements? The gala awards evening, held at the Lincoln Event Centre Saturday 4 August, celebrates success in: Arts, Culture & Heritage Community Service Environmental Innovation Excellence Large Business Small Business Sport Tourism Young Achievers For the first time, you also get to have your say and vote for your favourite nominee for the People’s Choice Award. QUOTES SPONSORED BY

SELWYN TIMES Latest Christchurch news at www.star.kiwi Wednesday April 18 2018 7 Anzac services Anzac Day services will be held around the district next Wednesday. Here is a guide to what is happening. Then on pages 8-9, read about the district’s war history Burnham •6am Dawn Parade, Army Camp gates – address and wreath laying ceremony. Darfield •8.45am District War Memorial – wreath laying followed by service at Trinity Church. Dunsandel •8.30am District War Memorial – wreath laying ceremony. Glentunnel •9.30am Glentunnel Community Centre – service followed by wreath laying ceremony. Greendale •2.30pm Greendale Memorial – service followed by wreath laying ceremony. Hororata •11am St John’s Church – service at community hall followed by wreath laying at District War Memorial. Kowai •Service follows Springfield’s ceremony. Leeston •10.30am Leeston Rugby Football Pavilion – service followed by parade to cenotaph and wreath laying. Lincoln •2pm Lincoln Event Centre – service followed by wreath laying ceremony. Mead •9am Mead Hall Memorial gates – wreath laying ceremony Prebbleton •9am District War Memorial – wreath laying ceremony Rolleston •10.50am Parade at Rolleston Community Centre •11am Service at District War Memorial REMEMBER: Scouts Commander Ross Wallace, with Levi Gardner, Rorie Poff, Tess Norton and Romilly Sturgess rehearsing at the Lincoln War Memorial at the Lincoln Event Centre. ​ Clock Tower – followed by wreath laying ceremony Sheffield •8am Cenotaph – wreath laying ceremony Springfield •11am Tawera Memorial Hall – service followed by wreath laying at District War Memorial Springston •10.20am parade at Springston School •10.30am service at Springston Hall – followed by wreath laying ceremony at District War Memorial Tai Tapu •8.30am flag raising at primary school •9am District War Memorial – service followed by wreath laying ceremony West Melton •10am West Melton Memorial – service followed by wreath laying ceremony Fresh NZ Chicken Drums Broccoli Product of New Zealand $ 6 99 kg $ 1 79 ea Tegel Quick Cook Chicken $ 6 99 300-400g Varieties ea Pams Fresh NZ Oven Ready Chicken 1.5kg $ 10 99 Coca-Cola, Sprite, Fanta, Lift or L&P 1.5 Litre $ 2 79 ea ea Meadow Fresh Cheese 1kg Mild, Edam & Colby “Kellogg’s Just Right 460-480g or Crunchy Nut Cornflakes 380g $ 4 99 ea $ 9 99 ea Steinlager Classic 12 Pack 330ml Bottles$ 21 99 pk www.foursquare.co.nz Wither Hills 750ml (excludes Pinot Noir) $ 12 99 ea facebook.com/FourSquareNZ Specials available South Island only from Monday 16th until Sunday 22nd April 2018 or while stocks last. Wine and beer available at stores with an off licence. Wine and beer purchases restricted to persons aged 18 years old and over.