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Selwyn Times: June 20, 2018

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SELWYN TIMES Latest Christchurch news at www.star.kiwi Wednesday June 20 2018 7 News NEW PRODUCT PROPOSED: An artist’s impression of the new community pavilion at Weedons Reserve, which has come under criticism again by the Weedons Residents’ Association. Stoush over who has paid for pavilion at Weedons Reserve • By Emily O’Connell THE DEBATE over how the new community pavilion at Weedons Reserve is funded has ignited again. Weedons Residents’ Association chairman John McKim gave a deputation at the district council meeting last week. He talked about a number of issues, including the association’s concerns with the new pavilion’s funding. Mr McKim said the association received figures which showed the Weedons Cricket Club, which it believed is the “major benefactor of this building,” is contributing $5000 towards the new pavilion. “We understand as a community that we have to fund these things but that amount is totally unacceptable,” he said. However, district council major project property manager John Reid said the cricket club has contributed more than $30,000. “This includes $6000 in cash, plus a shared contribution from fundraising activity, with the tennis club and the reserve committee, which provided another $6000,” he said. Mr Reid said in addition, the cricket club gave an “in-kind contribution” of approximately $23,000. The pavilion, which has a budget of about $800,000, is expected to be completed in October. Mr Reid said the building will include a lounge, a small kitchen, two dressing rooms and some public toilet facilities. The tennis courts have been moved and realigned to allow for a larger cricket oval for the cricket club as part of the community pavilion redevelopment. Information from the district council’s corporate services manager Greg Bell said moving and upgrading the tennis courts cost more than $162,601, and 65 per cent of this is estimated to have come from ratepayers. Mr McKim also said, so far, Weedons Tennis Club •From page 1 He said when the announcement was made to eradicate the disease, the sub-committee made the decision to drop cattle from its programme. The committee has not yet received a lot of feedback from the public. “It was a common sense decision. There will be no backlash from it. It is disappointing to see it happen but it was the sensible decision to make,” Mr Hobson said. He was uncertain as to how long it would be until the show would accept cattle entries again. “The risk is too great to be warranted at the moment . . . it is just not safe to have cattle mixed together in case they have got this,” Mr Hobson said. As of last week, the current number of active infected properties with mycoplasma bovis in Canterbury was 14, a MPI report said. Canterbury A & P Show president Tim Black said it has spoken to exhibitors and they are happy with the status quo. “At this stage, we are still looking at running a cattle has contributed a “big fat zero” towards the move. “It seems to us that we are funding a number of sports bodies and basically the question we ask is how many people in the Weedons rateable zone actually belong to these clubs?” he said. However, tennis club secretary Julie Cockburn said that’s not true, and the club’s contribution is “in the thousands.” “It’s just a wee bit concerning that he’s making statements like that when the cricket and the tennis (clubs) have contributed,” she said. Mrs Cockburn said most of the tennis club members live in the Weedons rateable zone. In his deputation, Mr McKim also discussed the district council’s email system and the condition of Maddisons Rd. Mayor Sam Broughton said the condition of Maddisons Rd would be referred to road safety staff. District council staff will investigate the Weedons pavilion funding. Cattle disease hits Ellesmere A & P Show competition,” he said. District councillor Pat McEvedy said if the move helped eradicate the disease, it was the best thing to do. “It’s very disappointing that they have to do that but if that’s the best answer for the industry, then that’s the best answer,” he said. •HAVE YOUR SAY: Do you agree with the Ellesmere A & P Show’s decision to cut cattle from its programme this year? 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