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Selwyn Times: May 09, 2018

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2 Wednesday May 9 2018 Latest Christchurch news at from the reporter’s desk A PROPOSAL to have Selwyn ratepayers contribute to the planned Christchurch sports and events arena has received mixed responses from residents – see page 1. It’s a difficult issue, and as Leeston Community Committee chairman Lloyd Clausen pointed out, where will the line be drawn? If Selwyn ratepayers are to contribute to this, what about other projects going on in Christchurch which Selwyn residents will use? Mayor Sam Broughton says more clarification is needed before consultation takes place – it will be interesting to see what other Selwyn ratepayers think of the idea. As you’ll read on page 3, some Lincoln residents aren’t keen on another bottle store in the area. It is a fight we have already seen last year, let’s see how this one goes. – Emily O’Connell get in touch GENERAL ENQUIRIES Ph 379 7100 CLASSIFIED ADVERTISING Ph 379 1100 The Christchurch Star Company Ltd PO Box 1467, Christchurch Local Views Farmers v townies Rolleston resident and Lincoln University student Alice Watson talks about the urban-rural divide. Page 14 Popular poppies Time to get growing Poppies are very pretty, they grow easily, and they make good cut flowers. Page 23 Community event Fashion design dream If you dream of becoming a fashion designer, merchandiser or stylist, go along to the Fashion Illustration course at Teen Artspace. SELWYN TIMES NEWS Emily O’Connell Ph: 364 7497 emily.oconnell@ Georgia O’Connor-Harding Ph: 364 7438 georgia.oconnor@ ADVERTISING Lynette Evans Ph: 364 7434 Page 27 The best-read local newspaper, delivered to 20,015 homes, RDs and farms every Wednesday Ladbrooks, Tai Tapu, Leeston, Lincoln, Southbridge, Prebbleton, Halswell, Rolleston, Templeton, Burnham, West Melton, Darfield, Kirwee, Arthur’s Pass. Mother’s Day SUNDAY 13TH MAY Open Sunday 13th from 9am Flowers for Mum ORDER NOW we deliver locally & into Chch all weekend. GET CONNECTED WITH Scorch Broadband Shop 15 Rolleston Square, Rolleston Phone 03 347 1068 Hours Mon-Fri 9am-5pm Sat 10am-2pm Florist | Fresh & Silk Flowers | Wall Art | Clocks | Gifts | Vases | Lamps | Home Furnishing | Jewellery 0800 726 724 For a free Measure & Quote PH 0800 26 26 20 Bowranda PATIO ROOF ⚫ Achieve your outdoor vision ⚫ A permanent, sheltered outdoor space ⚫ Eliminates 99% of harmful UV light – maintains ambient light ⚫ Options to customise and enclose with outdoor blinds ⚫ Immediately increase the value of your home ⚫ Frame constructed of powder-coated aluminium & stainless steel ⚫ Square profile exhibits aesthetic conformity with NZ residential architecture ⚫ Manufactured to clients custom specifications & dimensions

SELWYN TIMES Latest Christchurch news at Wednesday May 9 2018 3 News Residents fight another liquor store • By Emily O’Connell ANOTHER LIQUOR outlet is hoping to set up shop in Lincoln, but residents say the township already has enough. An application has been submitted by Balhae Ltd for an off-licence bottle store known as Lincoln Liquor Centre, on Eastfield Drive. But some residents believe the centre, which is proposing to Work starts on Lincoln school Work has begun on constructing the new Ararira Springs Primary – Te Puna o Ararira in Lincoln. The first stage of the school is scheduled to open in early 2019. PHOTO: MARTIN HUNTER be open 7am-9pm everyday, is unnecessary. Lincoln resident Tania Roxborogh said the proposed bottle store would have a negative effect on the community. “I’m not anti people drinking alcohol at all . . . we don’t need another bottle store,” she said. Mrs Roxborogh says her two concerns are the health of the community and the impact of more litter. LOCAL Hearing tests Hearing aids Hearing health & Full-time clinic hours Do you live in Rolleston or Selwyn? Choose local audiology care and have access to a full-time clinic with flexibile appointment times and the best in personal service Call Brenna today 03 390 2332 We can help with your existing hearing aids or if its time for your first hearing test Jon Griffiths Lincoln resident Dave Bunt said another bottle shop was not needed in the township. “Two bottle stores are more than enough and having more will be completely at odds with what Lincoln is to me – a lovely small town and vibrant community,” he said. Balhae Ltd could not be reached for comment. Submissions on the proposed liquor store close on Monday. It’s not the first time residents have objected to plans for more bottle stores in the area. In October, Dipin Kalra withdrew his application to operate the Lincoln Bottle Store he wanted to site in Gerald St following 100 objections. In January the district council granted SJTP Ltd a licence for the Liquorland store in Vernon Drive after objectors failed to turn up to a hearing. Local News Now In Brief Fire rages, homes at risk DOYLESTON CRASH A 44-year-old woman has died in Christchurch Hospital following a two-vehicle crash near Doyleston on Saturday. Emergency services were called to the crash at the intersection of Volckman and Drain Rds at 9.44am. The driver of the other vehicle involved was hospitalised. The serious crash unit is investigating. Southbridge volunteer fire brigade chief fire officer Donald McMillan said the crash was “horrific”, with one vehicle in the creek, while another was on the road. LTP CONSULTATION CLOSED Consultation has now closed on the district council’s Long-Term Plan 2018-2028. More than 400 submissions were received on key projects it is planning over the next 10 years. Public hearings of submissions on the plan will be held on May 23-24, and the district council will hold its deliberations on May 30-31. BUGMAN NZ CITIZEN Ruud Kleinpaste, the wellknown Bugman, has finally become a New Zealand citizen. Dr Kleinpaste, 65, was granted citizenship by after having lived in New Zealand for 40 years. He was presented with citizenship at a ceremony officiated by Mayor Lianne Dalziel last week. Brenna Sincock Hearing Branding / Appropriate Usage PRINT #LiveLocal #ChooseLocal #LoveYourHearing | 36 Tennyson Street, Rolleston | Leeston | Darfield | Lincoln Shop 5, New World, Shopping Centre, Rolleston | Ph 03 260 0950