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Selwyn Times: June 13, 2018

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6 Wednesday June 13 2018 Latest Christchurch news at ews SELWYN TIMES Raeward Fresh for Prebbleton still in pipeline • By Emily O’Connell NO DATE has yet been set for when work will start on a Raeward Fresh in Prebbleton. Resource consent was granted in April for the store, cafe and associated car parking which will be built behind the existing shopping area in Prebbleton. Foodstuffs New Zealand head of external relations Antoinette Laird said they are working through the details of the project along with relevant parties. “At this stage we do not have a time line on the development that we can share. As soon as we have more news we will be delighted to share this with the local community,” she said. In November, Foodstuffs South Island property and retail development general manager Roger Davidson said Prebbleton was chosen due to projected customer demand. He said there was a desire from consumers to have access to good quality fresh fruit and produce. Band with a common cause IT’S NOT every day that an aspiring young singer gets to share a stage with New Zealand music legends such as Dave Dobbyn, Peter Urlich and Debbie Harwood. But that was the case for 14- year old Lincoln High School student Analise Twemlow when she played her first-ever gig singing at the We Are One concert recently. Analise is one of five who make up the band The Lunatics, and on Monday the band is releasing its first single, Aliens, one of three originals they wrote for the concert. What is unique about this particular story is that all of The Lunatics’ band members live with Tourette’s syndrome and all are age 21 or younger. The Lunatics were invited to join Dave Dobbyn and other New Zealand musicians by MUSIC: Lincoln High School student Analise Twemlow (second to left) with her band The Lunatics and Dave Dobbyn. ​ former Split Enz member Mike Chunn and his charitable trust Play It Strange. STAGE: Analise (middle) singing at the We Are One concert. The trust hosts the annual We Are One concert in Auckland to celebrate neurodiversity in young people – particularly those living with disorders like Tourette’s syndrome and autism spectrum disorder. While in Auckland The Lunatics spent two days in a studio recording Aliens, a song penned by Analise and another bandmate, also 14, about FAST FACTS Tourette’s syndrome is a neurological disorder characterised by repetitive, stereotyped, involuntary movements and vocalisations called tics. The early symptoms of the syndrome are typically noticed first in childhood. how they perceive the public views those living with the tic disorder. The single is being released as part of the Tourette’s Association of New Zealand’s inaugural awareness week next week, that also doubles as a celebration of its fifth-year anniversary. Lincoln High School held a mufti-day on Thursday in support of the association and there are two fundraising events coming up in Lincoln. On June 23, a bake sale will be held at the Lincoln Farmers Market and on July 1, there will be familyfriendly zumba class at the Lincoln Event Centre. The zumba class costs $10 for adults and $5 for children over 10-years-old. The Selwyn District Council would like to thank all of our Gold sponsors for their generous support. Arts, Culture & Heritage – Warren and Mahoney Community Service – ANZ Environmental – Stantec Innovation – Monadelphous Large Business – Buddle Findlay People's Choice – IPort Small Business – Storage King Sport – HEB Construction Tourism – Sicon Ltd Young Achiever – Rolleston New World GALA DINNER SATURDAY 4 AUGUST LINCOLN EVENT CENTRE Gala dinner tickets on sale now! Arts, Culture & Heritage Award Gold Sponsor: Warren & Mahoney Warren and Mahoney Architects are pleased to be sponsoring the 2018 Selwyn Awards. They understand the importance of communities recognising the activities and projects that go towards such events as these, and the long term value in relationships such as the one they have with the Selwyn District Council. With 280 staff across seven studios, their most renowned heritage projects include the New Zealand Supreme Court, The Arts Centre and Isaac Theatre Royal. Warren and Mahoney also understand that identity matters in the design of their buildings and places as they weave the shared identity of people and community into the fabric of their work. Projects such as the Rolleston Aquatic Centre, the Lincoln Service centre and the Rolleston Masterplan project reflect this ethos. Community Service Award Gold Sponsor: ANZ ANZ has been helping New Zealanders get ahead since first opening for business in 1840. Today they have the largest network of full-service branches and ATMs in New Zealand. ANZ are passionate about helping customers get on top of their money. Whether customers are travelling the world, buying a home, building a business, investing for the future or protecting their family’s future, ANZ use their financial strength and expertise to help make it happen. As well as being proud sponsors of the Selwyn Awards, ANZ support a number of causes that make a difference to New Zealanders. Nominations close THIS FRIDAY 15 JUNE Don’t miss this opportunity to nominate a worthy Selwyn individual or business. Nomination forms and dinner ticket information available online. RECOGNISING SUCCESS IN OUR COMMUNITY SPONSORED BY

SELWYN TIMES Latest Christchurch news at Wednesday June 13 2018 7 • By Emily O’Connell ROAD SIGN changes in the district is costing about $25,000. The district council is currently changing speed limits in the area as part of its speed limit review, which took place at the end of last year. Speed limits have dropped from 100km/h to 80km/h on many roads and from 70 to 60km/h and 70 to 50km/h on others. The changes Pete Stills are being made because of the urban growth in townships across the district. District council asset engineer transportation Mark Chamberlain said it does not have “an actual cost of the installation” just an estimate. Last month, some motorists were confused when Birchs Rd had both an 80km/h and 100km/h sign on display. The signs have now been all changed to 80km/h. Police say they are applying a “common sense approach” to the changes when it comes to enforcement. Senior Sergeant Pete Stills CHANGES: The district council is spending an estimated $25,000 on replacing speed limit signs in the area. ​ agreed there had been some “ambiguity” with some of the changes. “Signage hasn’t always changed quickly or signs in one direction might be different to signs in another direction,” he said. Meanwhile, in August, there will be a combined review of both Selwyn’s speed limit bylaw and speed limits outside schools. The district council decided to combine the reviews to prevent confusing the public after concerns it may be over consulting on speed limit-related issues. HORNCASTLE ARENA June 29 - July 1 10AM - 5PM TICKETS ONLINE: SELLING: The $25k to change speed limits money from the sale of district-council • By Emily O’Connell MALVERN ratepayers will almost certainly not get any money from the sale of district council-owned houses and a section in Darfield. The district council is dispersing the Ritso St houses, which are on the market for between $300,000 to $355,000. It recently discussed the sale of the houses at its Long Term Plan deliberations. District councillor John Morten said it agreed the money from the sale of the houses will go back into the “consolidated funds” as with any district council asset which is sold. He said the money will be prioritised for something which is best for the district as a whole. owned houses and a section in Darfield, will almost certainly not be going back to the Malvern community. ​ Community won’t benefit from sale of council houses Cr Morten said a number of submitters expressed their views on the houses as well as suggesting the district council should be more involved with community or social housing. However, he believes it’s not an activity the district council should be involved in. The district council has agreed to acknowledge the value that the Darfield community had invested as part of a land exchange proposal. Three of the houses had to be decontaminated from methamphetamine before they could be sold. It has cost just over $40,000 to decontaminate the properties. Insurance has met about $30,000 of the bill, the district council the rest. Love the Freedom Discover the Summerset life Living in a Summerset village means being part of a vibrant, welcoming community, where you’ll feel completely at home and continue to live the life you choose. Our villages offer a range of high quality, warm and comfortable homes that are built with accessibility as a priority. And there’s no need to worry about maintenance or upkeep. Simply choose your new home and make it your own. You can even bring along your pet. At Summerset, the support you get can change based on what you need - whether you’re independent and active, or want a little bit of assistance day-to-day. Giving you the flexibility and peace of mind to continue enjoying living life to its fullest. Join us at our open days, Sunday 17 and Monday 18 June, and find out for yourself why our residents love the Summerset life. Christchurch Open Days Sunday 17 & Monday 18 June 10am - 3pm Summerset on Cavendish 147 Cavendish Road, Casebrook Summerset at Wigram 135 Awatea Road, Wigram To find out more about our Christchurch villages, call us on 0800 SUMMER (786 637). Or visit SUM1142_18X8