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Selwyn Times: May 09, 2018

Selwyn Times: May 09,

WEDNESDAY, MAY 9, 2018 Locally Owned Kiwee faces rates hike Residents want to know why their rates are going up Maddie’s back at school Return to St Margaret’s after kidney transplant Moody makes rare appearance for Lincoln Page 5 Page 7 There was a familiar face in the front row for Lincoln in their Country Combined rugby game against Ohoka at Mandeville on Saturday. All Blacks prop Joe Moody ensured his team had a dominant scrum while offering a memorable experience for his teammates. •Match report and photos, page 21, 22 Should Selwyn ratepayers fork out for city stadium? • By Georgia O’Connor-Harding and Emily O’Connell A CONTROVERSIAL suggestion for Selwyn ratepayers to contribute to Christchurch’s planned sports and events arena has received mixed responses from residents. The district council has suggested a targeted rate, collected by Environment Canterbury, could be used to help fund the new stadium. In a submission on the city council’s Long Term Plan, district council staff said it could be collected in a similar way rates are levied for the Canterbury Museum. “[W]here the rate paid by each territorial authorities rateable units are discounted based on distance from Christchurch,” said the submission. Leeston Community Committee chairman Lloyd Clausen said his personal view was ratepayers should be contributing to “some degree.” However, Mr Clausen said the problem would be whether Selwyn residents would then be expected to contribute to other projects such as the Metro Sports Facility. •Turn to page 4 •Editor’s view, page 15 We’re ready when you are! Local Faringdon kid, Jake Osikai is one of the Faringdon Home News team. When he’s not behind the mic telling you what’s up, you’ll find him down at the footy field playing for Rolleston. Titles ready right now! You can start your new home in Canterbury’s most sought after residential development right away! Secure a section, and the next thing you know, you’ll be meeting with the builders and taking the first step to making your plans a reality. We’ve partnered with Canterbury’s leading home builders and can introduce you to the team that would fit your needs best. Or you are welcome to use your own team. With sections between 400 and 887m 2 , prices starting at $164,000 and titles available right now - there’s no reason to delay your dreams any longer. Stages 25 & 26 now selling. Call Bruce Harvey 0800 667 849 or visit Visit our info centre, corner Goulds and East Maddisons Rds. Wednesday to Sunday, 12pm - 4pm. FHN LIVE Faringdon Home News Team You’re home.