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Selwyn Times: June 27, 2018

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2 Wednesday June 27 2018 Latest Christchurch news at from the editor’s desk views from the past SELWYN TIMES ANOTHER BIG sports edition this week. We have rugby, netball, touch and photos from a schools’ quad tournament. On pages 6-7 we look at the Selwyn Sports Trust, run by Mike and Emma Wilson. Mike also coaches the Lincoln Combined side in the UC Championship. Sport is booming in Selwyn and the standards are improving dramatically. And it’s all about participation, no matter what level the individual plays at. Wilson sums it all up with this: “Sure, I’d like to have kids make it to the top level of their chosen sport and come back and say it all started here but it’s just as satisfying seeing people fitting in a run or going for a bike ride into their lives.” - Barry Clarke get in touch GENERAL ENQUIRIES Ph 379 7100 CLASSIFIED ADVERTISING Ph 379 1100 The Christchurch Star Company Ltd PO Box 1467, Christchurch St John’s in Hororata Jeff Bland and Wayne Stack look into the history of Hororata’s St John’s Anglican Church. Pages 12-13 sports Battle at top of netball table There is a three-way tie at the top the Selwyn premier netball table after the latest round of games at the Lincoln Event Centre. Page 21 community events Tours for stargazers See the southern night sky up close and personal during astronomy tours. 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. Beat the school holiday boredom with over 240 awesome activities! Saturday 7 – Saturday 21 July 2018 Check out some of CoolStuff’s top picks! The Big Chill Sat 7 July, 12–3pm Linwood Park QEII Pool Party Sun 8 July, 12–2pm Taiora QEII Dino Detectives 7–21 July Christchurch Botanic Gardens Rockets and Robots Fun Day Wed 11 July, 10am–4pm Air Force Museum More FM Mata Riki KidsFest Parade Sat 21 July, 4.30–6.30pm Cathedral Square Christchurch Kids Market Mon 16 July, 10am–2.30pm Visit for locations

SELWYN TIMES Latest Christchurch news at Wednesday June 27 2018 3 News INTERNATIONAL Wilson Rhys DIXON NICHOLSON Ben Nic HURLEY Melanie RADO BRACEWELL Speed sign to slow down motorists on Springs Rd • By Emily O’Connell A RADAR speed sign has been installed on Springs Rd in Prebbleton to help with increased traffic through the town. Prebbleton community association committee chairman Peter Hunter said the sign was installed at the entrance of the town, near Prebbleton School, on Thursday. “We have a number of sites where that speed sign can be positioned and the reason that it was the first one was because the council already had a foundation there,” he said. The committee used its discretionary funds to cover the $8000 cost of the sign and Mr Hunter said the district council covered the installation cost. He said the committee knew the signs were “quite effective” and thought it may help with community concerns over traffic through the town. “We are trying to be active and proactive as well in trying to do something about the increase in traffic flows and speed,” Mr Hunter said. He said the sign will flash a NEW: Deputy mayor Malcolm Lyall (left) and Prebbleton community association committee chairman Peter Hunter with a new radar speed sign which has been installed to help with increased traffic in the township. ​ vehicle’s speed as it drives past and it will give it a warning to slow down, if needed. In April, it was decided flashing lights would not be installed at the Springs Rd pedestrian Comedy Night crossing to mitigate safety concerns for children crossing the busy road in peak traffic. The district council said it was an “outdated” method of highlighting that children are crossing the road. Prebbleton School principal Kim Alexander said while she didn’t know anything about the new sign, she was sure it would be a positive for the township. “Anything that helps keep them safe is great with us,” she said. Mrs Alexander said if drivers could keep to the speed limit, it would help ensure its school pupils’ safety in the area. It is estimated about 16,000 vehicles travel on Springs Rd, between Marshs and Hodgens Rd daily. Mr Hunter said he hopes the sign raises awareness with motorists about their speed. •HAVE YOUR SAY: Would you like to see more speed radar signs around the district? Email your views to emily.oconnell@ Lincoln Event Centre SATURDAY 6 OCTOBER In Brief CONVICTED KILLER IN COURT FOR CRASH Convicted killer John Oliver Jamieson appeared in the district court last week following a crash while allegedly fleeing police on June 2. He had been recorded driving at 180km/h on State Highway 1 before his Subaru Forester crashed through the Rolleston dog park fence. Jamieson, who is facing charges of driving at a dangerous speed, driving while disqualified, failing to stop, reckless driving, careless driving and unlawful possession of a firearm, entered no pleas. He was remanded in custody till July 9. DISTRICT COUNCIL LTP The district council formally adopted its Long Term Plan on Wednesday. Major projects endorsed by the district council include an additional 25m pool for the Selwyn Aquatic Centre, a new indoor courts complex at Foster Park and new community centres at Hororata, Leeston and Prebbleton. Mayor Sam Broughton said the 10 year plan sets out an ambitious programme of new projects. “Our home was created based on a dynamic and very enjoyable collaboration.” Alexis & Gabrielle ShowhomeS open in Farringdon open 7 days 12.00 – 4.00pm Phone: 03 348 1994 “The end result is a house that has exceeded our expectations.” Alan & Gail Get our special upgrade offer on selected hearing aids. Book your appointment today. Bay Audiology Lincoln 03 374 6593 3/19 Gerald Street, Lincoln Open by appointment only. The special upgrade offer is available on selected Bernafon & Phonak manufactured devices only; clients can upgrade from certain Essential to Active hearing aids, Active to Advanced hearing aids, or Advanced to Elite hearing aids. Full payment of the hearing aid(s) must be made at time of fitting. Hearing aids must be purchased between 30/4/2018 - 31/8/2018. Clients who receive ACC funding for fully funded hearing aids must contribute a top-up amount to be eligible for this upgrade offer (see in clinic for details). Clients must mention this advert at initial appointment to redeem offer. Offer only available at Bay Audiology Lincoln.