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Selwyn Times: June 13, 2018

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2 Wednesday June 13 2018 Latest Christchurch news at from the editor’s desk News SELWYN TIMES THAT WAS one heck of a crash in Rolleston a couple of weeks back (see page 1). There’s a fine line between life and death and luck can often play a big part of what side of the ledger you come out on. In this case the woman in the passenger seat had plenty of it. The driver has a very chequered past and is behind bars until his next court appearance. He was clocked at 180km/h on State Highway 1 as he motored towards Rolleston. He is lucky to be only facing driving and a firearms charge. But for good luck he could taken out another motorist or pedestrian at the dog park before he came to a spectacular end. – Barry Clarke School production set to take off Rehearsals at Lincoln High have been a cascade of colour and overwhelming sound Page 16 community events Celebrate the Maori New Year Make and fly a kite as part of the Matariki celebrations on June 16. A Selwyn District Libraries event. get in touch GENERAL ENQUIRIES Ph 379 7100 CLASSIFIED ADVERTISING Ph 379 1100 The Christchurch Star Company Ltd PO Box 1467, Christchurch Page 27 Bridal Show With this Ring Get ready for the With this Ring Bridal Show on August 26 at the Air Force Museum of NZ. 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 32 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. GET CONNECTED WITH Scorch Broadband 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 0800 726 724 Funded by the Parliamentary Service and authorised by Amy Adams, 829 Main South Road, Templeton, Christchurch. ProFessional Custom made Curtains 25 Picton Avenue Riccarton, Christchurch P 349 4888 E Bowranda PATIO ROOF For a free Measure & Quote PH 0800 26 26 20 ⚫ 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 June 13 2018 3 News INTERNATIONAL Wilson Rhys DIXON NICHOLSON Ben Nic HURLEY Melanie RADO BRACEWELL Squawk St no more • By Emily O’Connell FEATHERS MAY fly at the district council meeting today over the renaming of Squawk St in Rolleston. Squawk St was among Feather Place, Claw Place and Pallid Green as some of the quirky bird names to feature at the new Falcon’s Landing subdivision, located off Lincoln-Rolleston Rd. However, today the district Young gymnast steals the show Clearview Primary School pupil Cherry Zhu was victorious at the Canterbury Rhythmic Gymnastics event over Queen’s Birthday weekend. Cherry won the freehand, ball and overall categories in the under-10 grade and took home the Delta Trophy for winning her age-group. council will consider changing its name to Territory St, which was one of the alternate names submitted previously. The developer, Gillman Wheelans, has suggested the change “after the discussion that was generated in local papers.” Mayor Sam Broughton said the district council’s discretion is limited when it Sam Broughton comes to naming streets unless it’s something offensive. “I don’t see any problems with the new proposed name,” he said. In April district councillor Jeff Bland questioned whether it really wanted a Squawk St. “If they can’t do better than that, I am surprised they have managed to subdivide that large area of land. Comedy Night Let’s not let themselves down at the last post,” he said. Cr Bland told Selwyn Times the proposed name sounds “a little bit better.” The district council’s preferred option is to approve the renaming. •HAVE YOUR SAY: Do you think the district council should rename the street? Email your views to emily. Lincoln Event Centre SATURDAY 6 OCTOBER In Brief BURNHAM CRASH A utility vehicle and a truck collided on Main South Rd, Burnham at 6.45am on Friday. A police spokeswoman said there were no injuries from the crash but the northbound lanes were blocked for a time. She said police are making inquiries. Meanwhile, a small truck and a station wagon collided at the intersection of State Highway 1 and Rolleston Drive at 11.15am on June 9. Police said the driver of the station wagon failed to give way to the small truck which was travelling through a green light. There were no injuries. UNIVERSITY RECOGNISED Lincoln University has been ranked as the sixth top university in the country. It has moved in front of Massey University for the first time, which is sitting in seventh. The 2019 QS World University Rankings, which were released on Thursday, show the University of Auckland in the top spot in the country. Lincoln University’s worldranking for 2019 is 317. COME ON IN AND ENJOY A MEAL WITH US At the heart of Lincoln OPEN 7 DAYS • 03 325 2408 LOVE ROLLESTON LAW Rolleston Office: 78A Rolleston Drive, Rolleston Darfield Office: Darfield Business Hub, 68 South Terrace Choosing better hearing aid services W: T: (03) 374 2547 M: 021 148 6221 Richard Gray E: Anita Molloy-Roberts E: Kate Warren E: 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. YOUR HEARING 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