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Selwyn Times: November 07, 2017

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2 Latest Christchurch news at www.star.kiwi Inside Wednesday November 8 2017 FROM THE EDITOR’S DESK TEENAGER MADDIE Collins has received a lot of publicity over the past year or so as her family strives to raise enough money which may keep her alive. But who is Maddie Collins and her family? Today (pages 8, 9, 10), Maddie and her mum Sarah talk with reporter Bridget Rutherford about their journey. It is a compelling read. Life has all sorts of suprises and for the Collins family that came in late October, 2008. Maddie woke up one morning with puffy eyes. The family thought it was an allergic reaction to grass and hay. Fast forward to 2017 and 13-year-old Maddie is fighting for her life. What she had was a kidney disease. Her family has been fighting a battle since. They deserve all of the help they can get. – Barry Clarke Explosion of colour at Rolleston fireworks event NEWS 12 SELWYN TIMES News.............................3-35 Maddie’s story............8-10 Local Views...................14 Sport..................................15-21 Backyard Critters.......33 Gardening............................39 Community Events...47 GET IN TOUCH General Inquiries Ph 379-7100 Classified Advertising Ph 379-1100 The Christchurch Star Company Ltd. PO box 1467 - Christchurch starmedia.kiwi NEWS Georgia O’Connor-Harding Ph: 364 7438 georgia.oconnor@starmedia.kiwi ADVERTISING Lynette Evans Ph: 364 7434 lynette.evans@starmedia.kiwi Our gorgeous range of.. sandwiches, paninis, bagels, scones, slices, muffins, quiches, sausage rolls & pies, coffee and more! CATERING AVAILABLE! Gorgeous Food specialist bakery OPEN SATURDAY 7am - 1.30pm 66-68 Springs Rd Ph: 344 6044 Email: gorgeousfood@xtra.co.nz Open Monday-Friday 6am-3.30pm www.gorgeousfood.co.nz QUIETLY COOLSALE BOOK YOUR FREE APPOINTMENT TODAY! Sleep easy this summer in whisper quiet comfort … all night long. $1,999 INSTALLED* GE25 HIGH WALL HEAT PUMP *Basic back to back installation 0800 324 678 www.dcis.co.nz

SELWYN TIMES Latest Christchurch news at www.star.kiwi Wednesday November 8 2017 3 News Police radar in on drink drivers leading up to Xmas • By Georgia O’Connor-Harding and Andrew King POLICE ARE preparing to launch their Christmas campaign to stop drink driving in Selwyn. The aim of the campaign is to reduce the number of alcoholrelated crashes in the district by encouraging people to plan a safe ride home before going out to drink. It comes after a man crashed a vehicle near Southbridge Pete Stills and recorded more than three times the legal limit on Friday. Emergency services were called to the scene on Collins Rd at about 9pm, but the driver escaped major injuries. Police said the tradesman had been drinking “all afternoon” at a hotel before heading towards his home in Southbridge when he crashed. “He was lucky he didn’t kill himself,” Senior Constable MAINSCAPE Garden Supplies Making your great outdoors greater SPRING SPECIAL Mushroom Compost $18 scoop Come and see our range of garden supplies FREE loan trailers available. OPEN 6 DAYS Mon-Fri 8am - 5pm, Sat 8am - 3pm 1543 Springs Rd Phone 021 241 7908 EFTPOS Available www.mainscapegardensupplies.co.nz Mainscape Garden Supplies STAYING SAFE: Police and the district council are gearing up to launch into its anti-drink driving Christmas campaign. PHOTO: GEOFF SLOAN Andy Williamson said. Police allege the man recorded more than 900 micrograms of alcohol per litre. The legal limit is 250mcg/L. Senior Sergeant Pete Stills said police have been catching a number of intoxicated drivers in Rolleston and the wider Selwyn area in the past few weeks. Drivers had been caught driving at about 800 and 1000mcg/L Services available: • Welding, metal fabrication • Engineering repair • Farm, factory and site work undertaken Well equipped workshop Widely experienced, many years of breath over the legal limit. Senior Sergeant Stills said the high alcohol readings blown by drivers was really disappointing. “We would rather not catch anybody, we would rather get the message out don’t drink and drive,” he said. The district council’s road safety co-ordinator Ngaire Tinning said between December Welding & Engineering Wilson Engineering Workshop, 486 Two Chain Road, Burnham. Phone 347 6760 or 021 329 605 FREE EDUCATIONAL SEMINAR Want to know more about tinnitus & hearing loss? ON THE DOMAIN LINCOLN 3 MARCH 2018 last year and January nine alcohol-related crashes were recorded in the district. Nine crashes were also recorded in the district between August and October this year. The Christmas campaign will be similar to previous years with hotels and clubs throughout Selwyn supporting it. It encourages people to use courtesy vans provided by hospitality outlets and have a sober driver organised. Senior Sergeant Stills said it is very important because people’s lives are at stake. Meanwhile, police are cracking down on drivers not stopping at stop signs again. “We have been focusing on Shands and Selwyn Rd again because it has got bad there. There is a high volume of traffic,” Senior Sergeant Stills said. He said while it is a problem at all the intersections in Selwyn, police are focusing on high risk ones identified through crash data. •HAVE YOUR SAY: What needs to be done to reduce drink driving in Selwyn? Email your views to georgia. oconnor@starmedia.kiwi In Brief www.selwynsounds.co.nz Tickets ON SALE NOW LIBRARY FEEDBACK SOUGHT Public feedback on the new Rolleston Library and Community Centre is open until mid-December. It will replace the current library which is unable to cater for Rolleston’s growing population. The new facility will be sited on part of Rolleston Reserve, near Tennyson St, with development set to start next year. To make a submission, go to http://www.selwyn.govt.nz/ website-information/about-this-site/ have-your-say SPRING RD HOUSE FIRE Lincoln Volunteer Fire Brigade was called to a house fire on Sunday at Springs Rd. The incident happened at 1.30pm. Deputy chief fire officer Roger McCleaghen said the fire started from cigarette ash which burnt up the wall on the outside of the house. REWI ALLEY CELEBRATION A event will be held to remember one of Springfield’s most famous residents, the late Rewi Alley. Mr Alley was a writer, educator, political activist and founder of the NZ China Friendship Society. The celebration will be on Saturday, December 2, at the Rewi Alley Memorial, Springfield, at 1.30pm. 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