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Selwyn Times: July 04, 2018

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10 Wednesday July 4 2018 Latest Christchurch news at News SELWYN TIMES TOP WORK: Rolleston and Districts Lions Club president Shirley McNicholl and fellow members present Selwyn St John chairman John Sunckell a cheque of $180,000 for the purchase of a new ambulance. ​ St John receives $180k • By Georgia O’Connor-Harding AN AMOUNT of $180,000 has been raised for Selwyn St John to help get a new ambulance on the road. Six Selwyn lions clubs have spent more than two years fundraising for the project. The cheque was presented at the Selwyn St John headquarters in Rolleston on Thursday. The funds were raised by the Ellesmere, Malvern, Rolleston and Districts, Halswell and Christchurch Chinese Lions Clubs. St John Selwyn Central area committee chairman John Sunckell said they were absolutely delighted with the club’s effort, which would be a big help to their ability to provide good service. It plans to have the new ambulance ready to be consecrated at a service to be held in the city in September. Rolleston and Districts Lions Club member and past president Bill Pickering said he was pleased with the outcome as the clubs have been working on the project for “quite awhile.” “It is a very satisfying outcome because the district is going to be better off,” he said. About 3500 hours of volunteer work has been put into raising the funds for the ambulance. The clubs have done a range of fundraising projects including selling wilding pines for Christmas trees, selling pea straw and catering for weddings or private functions. A grant was also obtained from the Lions Clubs International Foundation in Chicago for $90,000 to ensure the success of the project. Westland Milk Products dairy farmer chairman of directors Peter Morrison contributed $4000. CELEBRATIONS: District councillor Mark Alexander cutting the Selwyn Aquatic Centre’s cake with facility manager James Richmond at its fifth birthday bonanza last weekend. More than 1.4 million people have visited the centre since its opening in June 2013. The district council recently approved a proposal to expand the aquatic centre with the addition of a 25m pool. This will be a significant boost to the centre, allowing more swimmers to enjoy the facility and increasing the capacity for events. Construction is expected to begin next year. ​ 5 Warning Signs of Spinal Stress! André Grob, Dr of Chiropractic, has had over 15 years experience of specialty spinal care in Australia and New Zealand. A healthy spine is vital to your wellbeing. Specialist spinal therapy at Southern Chiropractic consists of: • Manual manipulative therapy • Soft tissue Massage • Low level Laser therapy • Exercise and postural education HEADACHES NECK PAIN AND TENSION MID BACK PAIN AND TENSION Ventilation Equipment Suppliers totrade retail & Smooth-Air has a wide range of ventilation equipment to bring fresh air into your home. Domestic Commercial Industrial Remote Extraction Fans LOW BACK PAIN SCIATIC PAIN FOR BETTER SPINAL HEALTH ACT NOW… RING 322-1432 Ceiling Mounting Wall Surface Mounting Southern Chiropractic Ltd NEW PREMISES Unit 4, 3 Kennedys Bush Road, Halswell (Down the drive beside Pringle Homes offices) Telephone 322 1432 Email Halswell Jct Road Halswell Road Kennedys Bush Road 3 Kennedys Bush Road Sparks Road 0800 SMOOTH (0800 766 684) 351c Blenheim Rd Riccarton Christchurch 03 343 6184 Wall or Ceiling Mounted Fans Monday - Friday 7.30am - 5pm

SELWYN TIMES Latest Christchurch news at Wednesday July 4 2018 11 Schools need to sort car park issues • By Georgia O’Connor-Harding SCHOOLS ACROSS Selwyn have been told they have to sort out their own car parking issues. The decision was agreed on at a Malvern Community Board meeting. It comes after Greendale School teacher aide Jan Douglas wrote a letter to the board saying it was “unacceptable” there John Morten are six spaces for vehicles at the school with up to 13 staff. But it was decided school board of trustees were “best placed” to take the lead in ensuring sufficient car parking around the schools. Greendale School principal Carey-Anne Hamilton said the school did not wish to comment on the issue as they were dealing with it themselves. Selwyn Times previously reported Glentunnel School and Hororata Primary School had been having car parking issues. Glentunnel School principal Dion Stechmann said the school previously went through PROBLEMS: The Malvern Community Board has decided it is up to school board of trustees to solve car parking issues outside schools across the district. Greendale School staff have to park on the grass verges due to a lack of car parking. a process with the New Zealand Transport Agency to make its car parking outside the school safer. He said all car parking outside the school was designed in a way which meant cars had to back out onto Homebush Rd. The school was hoping to remove the grass verge at its entrance to allow for more carparking. But a NZTA spokeswoman said it has a number of projects which have a high safety priority because of a history of crashes, and this project was not deemed to have the same priority. Mr Stechmann said the school was a “bit gutted” because it has been left to its board of trustees to do something and it does not have the funding. Hororata Primary School’s principal Martyn Gameson did not comment. He made a submission to the district council’s Long Term Plan asking for funding to solve ongoing concerns with the condition of the Bealey Rd frontage outside the school. The district council’s transportation asset engineer Mark Chamberlain said no funds have been set aside to upgrade the school frontage. But it has agreed to fix any issues relating to previous works it undertook when completing a reseal on Bealey Rd in 2016. District councillor John Morten said the district council has a policy where it doesn’t do car parking for the schools. He said the Ministry of Education should cover parking for the education facility. Cr Morten said while has sympathy for the schools in need of additional car parking, the district council has limited resources and no other business can get a resource consent without providing car parking. In Brief DISTRICT PLAN REVIEW Initial consultation on key draft changes relevant to rural, business, residential and districtwide audiences in the district plan is expected to start next month. The consultation will go for eight weeks. It’s expected formal consultation on the proposed district plan will begin in March 2020, with new plan becoming operative in March 2022. WORKS REUNION A reunion for former employees of the Islington freezing works will take place on July 15. The reunion will be held at the Hornby Rugby League clubrooms on the corner of Main South and Halswell Junction Rds from 2pm to 6pm. For more information or to register, please phone Kevin on 342 5172 or Tony on 349 9749. SELWYN AWARDS Voting is now open for the new People’s Choice Award as part of this year’s Selwyn Awards. All nominees in all categories of this year’s awards are eligible for the People’s Choice Award. Event Voting closes on July 28. Votes are limited to one per person. See www.selwynawards. for more information. Let’s get started! Scoot, skate, bounce, shoot some hoops and heaps more! FREE! The BiG CHiLL Meet the crew from Mai FM! Free Hellers sausage sizzle! Saturday 7 July 12–3pm Linwood Park If wet, head to Linwood Library at Eastgate Shopping Centre for free face painting, story time and other fun for the whole whānau!