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Selwyn Times: April 25, 2018

Selwyn Times: April 25,

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 25, 2018 Locally Owned GET CONNECTED WITH Scorch Broadband Youth council leader Selwyn teenager talks about her role in Selwyn issues Get gardening Autumn is a time for maintenance Page 8 Page 20 PHOTO: MARTIN HUNTER Last chance to see war display • By Georgia O’Connor-Harding THE PUBLIC gets its last chance to see Prebbleton’s military history on Wednesday. The annual Anzac display in the Prebbleton Hall has again attracted many people since it opened at the weekend. On Monday Prebbleton Heritage group member Averil Carpenter (above) was getting everything spick and span for Anzac Day. The display running in Prebbleton for the past five years, will come to an end on Wednesday. The Prebbleton Heritage group has been organising Anzac displays since 2014 to mark the centenary of World War 1. •Turn to page 11 0800 726 724 Driver seriously hurt in spectacular crash • By Georgia O’Connor-Harding A SUSPECTED drink driver who was allegedly speeding and not wearing a seat belt is lucky to be alive after a spectacular crash on Saturday. The man, in his late 50s, hit a power pole in Leeston, the vehicle then crashed through a fence, became airborne and landed in a paddock where it overturned. He was found outside the vehicle, seriously injured. “It was very lucky it wasn’t a fatal,” Constable Herb Inwood said yesterday. The crash happened on Leeston And Lake Rd at 6pm. The driver was from Leeston. Constable Herb Inwood said there were three major contributing factors to the crash, suspected alcohol, speed and not wearing a seat belt. He was uncertain whether the man had crawled out of the vehicle after it had stopped or had been thrown out. Constable Inwood said the man had driven around a gentle right-hand bend when he drifted left into the grass on the side of the road. He then over-corrected, shot across to the right, crossing the centre-line and took out the pole and fence before ending up in the paddock.