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Selwyn Times: May 23, 2018

Selwyn Times: May 23,

WEDNESDAY, MAY 23, 2018 Locally Owned Lady Wigram Open Weekend 26 & 27 May 10.00am – 4.00pm, Dressing up West Rolleston pupils get in the royal wedding spirit Lincoln beat Aoraki Skipper plays big role at second-five • By Emily O’Connell STATION OFFICER Ian White has been honoured with a gold star for 25 years of service to the Lincoln Volunteer Fire Brigade. Mr White was presented with his star in front of about 170 people in the Lincoln Events Centre on Saturday. Page 12 Page 23 HONOURED: Lincoln Volunteer Fire Brigade station officer Ian White, who has served the community for 25 years. PHOTO: MARTIN HUNTER 25 years fighting fires recognised Mr White, 43, said he joined the brigade while studying at Lincoln University. “I came to university down here and tried to be brainy and failed miserably,” he said. The earthquakes and the Port Hills fire were the two “most notable” events Mr White has been involved in. Mr White said he’s not sure how long he’ll stay with the brigade but “they’re not sick of me yet.” “It’s a real good service to be in to be honest, the camaraderie between each of the members and so on,” he said. Lincoln chief fire officer Jeremy Greenwood said Mr White is a “very, very humble, kind natured sort of person.” Mr Greenwood said they can always count on Mr White to step up. “Every time there’s a job during the day he sort of, turns out, it’s quite the sacrifice he makes for the community,” he said. Fears Yaldhurst quarry decision sets a precedent • By Anan Zaki TEMPLETON RESIDENTS fear they could be next following the approval of a quarry expansion in Yaldhurst last week. Quarrying company Road Metals was given permission by Environment Canterbury to increase the size of its Yaldhurst operations, which meant it can quarry land 100m from houses. Templeton Residents Association chairman Garry Kilday labelled the decision as “ridiculous and shocking.” He and other residents have been campaigning against a proposed quarry in the area by Fulton Hogan. Mr Kilday also expressed shock over how the Canterbury District Health Board’s advice over the quarry was limited to a single paragraph on a 54-page report. “It just flies in the face of common sense. “They [ECan] completely ignored the advice from the district health board. I don’t understand how they are getting away with it,” he said. •Turn to page 4 Your local luxury Convenient Location Free Car Parking Local Luxury of Choice Exciting nEw rEtailErs opEning soon! 70-76 Rolleston Drive, Rolleston | 9 Masefield Drive (entry from Countdown and McCauley Street) 9Round | ANZ Portabank | ASB ATM | BNZ | Caci Clinic | Coffee Culture | Corianders | Couplands | Fascino Shoes | Hachi Hachi | Harcourt’s | helloworld Hell Pizza | Highgate Hair | Industria | Noel Leeming | Pita Pit | Plus Fitness | Postie | Ray White | Robert Harris | Rolleston Bakery | Rolleston Central Health Rolleston Drycleaners | Rolleston Florist and Gifts | Rolleston Haircuts | Snap Fitness | Subway | Unichem | Viva La Moda | The Warehouse | Westpac Ph 03 347 9192 Like us on Facebook rollestonsq/ Proudly managed by Colliers Real Estate Management Limited