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Selwyn Times: May 30, 2018

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2 Wednesday May 30 2018 Latest Christchurch news at get in touch from the editor’s desk WEEDONS AND Templeton residents are facing a near mission impossible and expensive task if the experience of people in Yaldhurst is anything to go by (see page 3). A quarry will be built as close as 100m from residential properties in Yaldhurst, in spite of medical authorities saying it’s not a good idea. Yaldhurst residents are going to appeal the decision to the Environment Court. But the legal costs will be huge. They are unlikely to get any change out of $100k. Next cab of the rank is Fulton Hogan’s plan to quarry in the Templeton-Weedons area. But, if the Yaldhurst experience is anything to go, the need for materials for our roads outweighs residents’ health. Strange that. – Barry Clarke GENERAL ENQUIRIES Ph 379 7100 CLASSIFIED ADVERTISING Ph 379 1100 The Christchurch Star Company Ltd PO Box 1467, Christchurch News Page 9 News Native trees planted About 30 people recently planted more than 400 trees in the Liffey Domain. Page 13 Gardening Time to trim the hedge With no new growth expected until spring, now is a good time to do a tidy-up with the hedge clippers SELWYN TIMES New bakery opens Customers can now get products from Coupland’s Bakeries in Rolleston. 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. INSTALLED Artist in residence EMMA KITSON Arts Culture & Heritage SELWYN DARFIELD LIBRARY Monday 11 to Friday 15 June, 11am–5pm Celebrate the first of four artist residencies with Matariki ki tua o ngā whetū, ‘Matariki of endless possibilities’. Resident artist Emma Kitson will use contemporary Ngā Toi Māori to interpret and celebrate the story of Matariki through printmaking and interactive sessions. PRINTMAKING FROM HOME PRESENTATION Tuesday 12 June, 7–8pm Drop in and learn the skills to make prints without a printing press, using budget and recycled materials. WHĀNAU DIY MATARIKI BUNTING WORKSHOP Saturday 16 June 10am and 1.30pm Celebrate Matariki by creating bunting! The bunting created will be displayed in Darfield Library. Book now at

SELWYN TIMES Latest Christchurch news at Wednesday May 30 2018 3 News Competition raises the baa at university Lincoln University celebrated wool week last Monday with its own staff v students sheep shearing competition. Crowds ate pizza and watched on to see who would come out on top. The event was organised by the Lincoln University Students’ Association, Lincoln Young Farmers and the Lincoln University Future Leaders. Residents prepare for legal battle over quarry • By Anan Zaki WEEDONS AND Templeton residents are prepared for a long fight, should Fulton Hogan’s planned quarry in their area be given the green light. It comes as Yaldhurst residents will this week lodge an appeal and prepare for a costly court battle to challenge a decision to allow quarry expansion in the area. Templeton Residents’ Association chairman Garry Kilday said if Fulton Hogan’s plans for a resource consent application is granted, the association would also consider taking legal action. “We’ll take whatever action we can. We may not be the only ones that are considering this. “It’s wrong and there will be lawyers and I believe someone will sue these people,” Mr Kilday said. The only deterrent in taking legal action was the cost, he said. He believed the residents could win the Resource Management Act process, when the company lodges an application. “However, the problem we have is that if we win the RMA and their application is turned down, they will go to the Environment Court, which will also cost us,” Mr Kilday said. But the residents would do whatever they can work together to protect their habitat, he said. “We’re fighting for our way of life here, we’re fighting for the healthiness and the cleanliness of our environment. “That’s why ECan is here in the first place, to protect us from this sort of thing.” Fulton Hogan has faced resistance from Templeton residents after it put forward a plan for a 170ha quarry on Dawsons, Curraghs and Jones Rds in January. ECan is yet to receive a resource consent application from Fulton Hogan. The company announced in April that it would not lodge an application before July and is awaiting for the results of the Yaldhurst air quality monitoring programme, which was expected to be released by ECan in July. •An article last week headlined ‘Fears Yaldhurst decision sets a precedent’ incorrectly stated that Road Metals was given permission to increase the size of its Yaldhurst quarry by Environment Canterbury. The decision to grant the consent was made by an independent hearing panel appointed by the city council and ECan. HORNCASTLE ARENA June 29 - July 1 10AM - 5PM TICKETS ONLINE: In Brief CHAMBERLAINS TOILET A $56,000 toilet at Chamberlains Ford is set to reopen in Spring after more than a year of being closed. Coes Ford and Chamberlains Ford both suffered damage when the Selwyn River burst its banks in July. District council parks and land manager Cam Warr said the site was the last to be repaired “as it had extensive ground damage.” LEESTON BRIGADE THIRD Leeston Volunteer Fire Brigade came third in the United Fire Brigade Association South Island road crash rescue challenge in Feilding last week. The team consisted of team leader Matt Walker, medic Karen Sunckell, and members Greg Wheeler, James Clark, Grant Clausen and Liam Tarpey. TOURISM SUMMIT Selwyn will be hosting its very first tourism summit next Wednesday. The Selwyn Tourism Summit is a free opportunity for local tourism operators to find out how their business can prepare and improve on their work with the international market. It will take place from 1–6pm at the Lincoln Event Centre. Email to register by 5pm today. HON AMY ADAMS MP FOR SELWYN Working hard for our communities If you would like to sign up for my newsletter please visit: CONTACT P 03 344 0418 E Free Quotation Free Installation Free Aluminium Track for Christchurch customers CURTAINS | BLINDS | SHUTTERS | SHADES Funded by the Parliamentary Service and authorised by Amy Adams, 829 Main South Road, Templeton, Christchurch. LOVE YOUR HEARING ProFessional Custom made Curtains 25 Picton Avenue Riccarton, Christchurch P 349 4888 E Choosing better hearing aid services Brenna Sincock is Rolleston & Selwyn’s trusted name in hearing aids & audiology care. With a more supportive and personal approach, it is easy to choose a local & full-time hearing clinic. You can even SWITCH to Brenna if you already have hearing aids for your annual checks. Hearing aids | Hearing tests | Tinnitus | ACC claims | Proud to be local Hearing well is so valuable & makes even the little things Jon Griffiths more enjoyable. Start with a hearing test... Call 03 390 2332 today Brenna Sincock Hearing Branding / Appropriate Usage PRINT Hearing clinics @ Darfield | Leeston | Lincoln & 36 Tennyson Street, Rolleston