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Selwyn Times: May 23, 2018

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4 Wednesday May 23 2018 Latest Christchurch news at SELWYN TIMES News Precedent fears over quarry expansion •From page 1 Anti-quarry campaigner Simon Moore said he was scared that a precedent had been set. “They [CDHB] are the people who know how people are affected by this because they can see them. “It scares the hell out of me that it’s inevitable that it’s going to happen out here because of the rubber stamping that’s going on by ECan particularly,” Mr Moore said. He said his stance did not mean he was against quarrying. “Obviously we need quarries if we’re going to have roads. But we don’t need them in people’s backyards,” Mr Moore said. He said he felt sorry for Yaldhurst residents who would be impacted by the decision. The Templeton Residents Association also received a major boost last week after being granted $6000 from the Halswell- Hornby-Riccarton Community Board. The money would be used to source expert advice over the dangers of the proposed quarry, Mr Kilday said. “We need these guys to testify and it costs a lot of money.” Mr Kilday said. Council, ECan clash over fare increase Mayor wants rates to cover bus shortfall • By Emily O’Connell Sam Broughton THE DISTRICT council isn’t backing Environment Canterbury’s plan to increase public transport fares. In ECan’s draft Long Term Plan, three options have been proposed to plug a $4 million shortfall in the public transport budget. Two of the three options incorporate fare increases including ECan’s preferred option which would see an annual increase in total fare revenue of 2.5 per year for the next three years. Mayor Sam Broughton made a submission on ECan’s draft LTP on behalf of the district council. “SDC does not support proposed fare increases. Rather we believe that any shortfall in funding should be generated from rate revenue,” he said. Public transport is funded COST: The district council is against Environment Canterbury’s plan to increase public transport fares. PHOTO: GEOFF SLOAN from a New Zealand Transport Agency subsidy, bus fares and ECan rates. Patronage has never recovered following the February 22, 2011, earthquake. In his submission, Mr Broughton suggested the district should be within the same single fare zone as Christchurch. “Currently, a journey from Redcliffs to Hornby is one zone, but Rolleston to Hornby is two zones and Lincoln to Prebbleton is two zones,” he said. Mr Broughton believes if ECan changed the district’s fare zoning, there would be an increase in patronage. He also suggested ECan introduce a youth fare. “A youth in the equivalent of full-time study should stay on the lower ‘child’ fare service enhancements not decreases,” Mr Broughton said. Selwyn Youth Council chairwoman Paige Sullivan said the youth fare is a “really good” idea and one that would encourage people to study in Christchurch. “Especially for young people busing into things like Ara, it can get real expensive,” she said. She said the youth council will probably go to the district council and ECan next month to discuss the free bus trial it ran in April. Buses travelled between Southbridge and Darfield and Darfield to Southbridge via Rolleston as part of the trial. Paige said a total of 557 people travelled on the bus over two days. Mr Broughton said the district council also wants ECan to consider some new routes, including a Southbridge to Leeston service which could link to either Lincoln or Rolleston. “We would also like consideration given to a Paige Sullivan Darfield-Kirwee-West Melton service which could link to Hornby or Church Corner or Rolleston,” he said. 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SELWYN TIMES Latest Christchurch news at Wednesday May 23 2018 5 Volunteers now part of firefighting team Will you be our READY: Leeston Volunteer Fire Brigade has two new recruits. Jack Lowery (left) and Amy Morfett have completed about three months of training including a seven-day recruit course and are now officially firefighters. SEE INSTORE FOR DETAILS BUY SELECTED PRODUCTS TO ENTER THIS WEEKS PRIZE DRAW! A McLaren supercar, estimated to be worth about $290,000, crashed into a bank on Rhodes Rd in Tai Tapu on May 12. A police spokeswoman said the driver of the vehicle contacted police just before 1pm and a tow truck had been organised. She said no one was injured. ​ GOLD CARD LUNCHES MON - FRI Tip Top Ice Cream 2 Litre $ 5 49 ea Heartland Potato Chips 150g $ 1 99 ea Fresh’n FruityYoghurt $ 4 79 1kg (excludes Greek) ea Sealord Hoki Fillet Pieces 6 Pack $ 7 49 pk Fantastic Noodles 70g Woodfired Pizzas / Full Menu • $20 Pizzas Mon / Tues • $7 Beers 4-6pm Every day • Gaming Room • Tues Quiz Nights • $15 Burgers Wed • $15 Curry Thurs / Fri • Takeaways Available • Open 7 days Coffee/Lunch/Dinner Open 11.30am Mon-Sat | Ph 03 421 6481 Sunday Breakfast from 9am West Melton Village, Weedons Ross Road Courtesy Van available Sanitarium Up&go 3 Pack $ 3 79 pk Dettol Multi Purpose Cleaner 500ml Trigger $ 3 99 ea $ 1 49 ea Bluebird Original Cut Chips 150g $ 1 99 ea Specials available South Island only from Monday 21st May until Sunday 27th May 2018 or while stocks last. Wine and beer available at stores with an off licence. Wine and beer purchases restricted to persons aged 18 years old and over.