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Selwyn Times: May 09, 2018

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4 Wednesday May 9 2018 Latest Christchurch news at News SELWYN TIMES PHOTO: GEOFF SOPER 737 cleared for take-off If you were wondering where this former Qantas Boeing 737- 300 was taking off to as it left Christchurch Airport early last Monday morning, it has landed. The fuselage of the aircraft is now on a property in the Selwyn district, where it will stay until the owner decides where its final destination will be. The owner, who declined to be named, said he was unable to reveal details of what would eventually happen to the aircraft. But Selwyn Times understands it will be converted into accommodation, possibly in the high country. PHOTO: GILBERT WEALLEANS COST: Selwyn residents have mixed views over whether they should help pay for Christchurch’s planned sports arena. Forking out for city stadium •From page 1 Dunsandel Community Committee chairman Russell Dalzell believes Selwyn ratepayers should fork out for the stadium. “Some of them (residents) just think it’s rugby only but its not all just about rugby, and I think that’s where the problem lies. It’s more about attracting other events to the city that we need,” he said. But Weedons Residents’ Association secretary Gary Doyle said he wouldn’t support the idea until knew more. “I’m opposed to contributing to anything before I know the costs of involved,” he said. Mayor Sam Broughton said the district council needs more clarity from the city council on the stadium project before speaking to ratepayers. “We haven’t discussed it with anyone in Selwyn.” Russell Dalzell Gary Doyle Recently, Minister for Greater Christchurch Regeneration Megan Woods said the city council and the Crown had fast-tracked work on the stadium to the point where planning can start. Concerns have previously been raised by district councillors over the lack of communication surrounding how the stadium will be funded. District councillor Craig Watson told the Selwyn Times if ratepayers are expected to fund the stadium, they need to be part of the conversation from the beginning. “I am not happy to find out at the 11th hour our ratepayers are going to be hit with a rate if we are not consulted on it,” he said. •HAVE YOUR SAY: Are you happy to contribute to Christchurch’s planned sports and events arena? Email your views to emily.oconnell@ Wow Your Mum This Mother’s Day Sunday 13th May Everyone’s mum deserves the best. Take some time to spend with your mum. Show her how much you care by delighting her with a special buffet at Terrace Downs Resort in a magnificent setting! 11am - 1pm & 2pm - 4pm $59 for Adults, $25 for Kids u12 Booking Essential Birthdays & Anniversaries Celebrate your special occasion the Terrace Downs Resort way. Breathtaking views, superb cuisine giving you the option of premier accommodation. Packages available Let us make your special day a day to remember! Phone 03 318 6943 Terrace Downs Resort 623 Coleridge Road, Windwhistle, Canterbury Email: welcome to the famous grouse hotel serving locals since 1868 Come and watch THE Super Rugby on the big screen this weeks SPECIALS monday House @ 7.30pm All you can eat ribs* tuesday Kids eat 1/2 price all day Club night from 4pm thursday Thirsty Thursday from 4pm Steak night $15 friday Spin the wheel from 8pm saturday Live music sunday $13 roast all day 2 Gerald Street, Lincoln • P: 03 325 2408 open from 7am every day proud to be a major sponsor of the lincoln rugby club 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: Open Monday-Friday 6am-3.30pm

SELWYN TIMES Latest Christchurch news at Wednesday May 9 2018 5 Kirwee rates increase more than Rolleston • By Georgia O’Connor-Harding KIRWEE RESIDENTS want to know why their rates may increase more than is planned for a large township like Rolleston. The district council’s Long Term Plan 2018-2028 is proposing a rate increase of 6.6 per cent in Kirwee, while Rolleston’s may go up by 2.6 per cent. It comes as the district council plans for a district-wide Sam Broughton rate for its community centres, halls and reserves as part of the LTP. All ratepayers would pay a standard fee of $100 a year ¬ increasing to $220 by 2027/28. Residents say it is unfair to pay for a rate that isn’t going to benefit the Kirwee community. The hall does not receive any funding from the district council other than covering insurance. Kirwee Community Committee chairman Graeme Roberts said the township seems to be paying a lot at the moment QUESTION: Kirwee residents have expressed concern over paying a district-wide hall rate when their hall is privately-owned. and the rate is going to be of no benefit to the community. “There is a lot of extra cost but we are not getting anything extra in the Kirwee area and yet we try fight for it,” he said. Mr Roberts said projects, including the widening of Courtenay Rd and redeveloping the Kirwee Recreation Reserve ,need to get underway. The Kirwee Community Hall, located on High St, is owned by the Courtenay A & P Association and managed by the Kirwee Community Hall Committee. The hall’s secretary Adrienne Begg said, as a ratepayer, she does not agree with the district council’s hall rate and has made submissions to the Long Term Plan. Mayor Sam Broughton said it is trying to ensure there is equal access for everyone to councilowned facilities and funding across the district is the best way to do it. “I can’t comment if it is right or wrong but that is what our proposal is and we will make a final decision once we have taken into account the communities’ view,” he said. Meanwhile the hall committee is calling for more support from residents to prevent it from folding and reverting back to the A and P Association. An AGM meeting was held on Monday to make the community aware of the hall’s importance. Local News Now Fire rages, homes at risk Plan for RSA in Rolleston gets backing • By Anan Zaki TEMPLETON RSA members have thrown their weight behind a new association in Rolleston. Members voted in favour of providing financial support to a new RSA facility in Rolleston, said Templeton president John Rae. However, the level of financial support was yet to be decided. “There are no specific plans purely because we now have to complete the feasibility study we were originally commissioned to do. We want to open a new RSA club, that’s the intention,” Mr Rae said. He said the club would work to ensure the survival of the existing Templeton RSA club. “We want to make sure the Templeton club doesn’t become lost in the process . . . as most of our members come from the Rolleston and Burnham areas,” Mr Rae said. He said the RSA was looking at two possible locations for the Rolleston facility but would not confirm the exact sites. Trusted brand + Experienced hands = Results you can count on! Free appraisals Proven selling methods Living and selling local Residential specialist Mary Westwood 021 557 731 03 347 4711 Four Seasons Realty 2017 Ltd | Licensed Agent REAA 2008 ViSiT US AT OUR NEW STORE Shop 15, 9 Masefield Drive (new Rolleston Square West). Ph: 420 0996 ROLLESTON LAW Rolleston Office: 78A Rolleston Drive, Rolleston Darfield Office: Darfield Business Hub, 68 South Terrace W: T: (03) 374 2547 M: 021 148 6221 Richard Gray E: Anita Molloy-Roberts E: Kate Warren E: “We always felt valued and that our interests and enquiries were paramount” Brett & Helen Phone: 03 348 1994 “We were very impressed with your flexibility, allowing us to put in our own design touches” Kate & Guy