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Selwyn Times: July 04, 2018

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2 Wednesday July 4 2018 Latest Christchurch news at get in touch from the editor’s desk FELICITY PLUCK’S photo on page 28 says it all: Lincoln Combined continue to fly in the UC championship. They edged out St Andrew’s at the weekend, a side which is always in contention for the major honours. Good things are happening with Lincoln Combined. Once they would have been regarded by opposition as easy competition points; now they are very much a danger side. And as for that photo, Felicity: Great stuff! On other rugby matters, Waihora continues to stride forward in the Ellesmere competiton and Lincoln University beat the city students in the Hawkins Trophy. But not so positive news on page 3. Rolleston School can’t find enough volunteers to help out at its kea crossing. The school has 810 pupils, and that translates into lots of parents. – Barry Clarke GENERAL ENQUIRIES Ph 379 7100 CLASSIFIED ADVERTISING Ph 379 1100 Star Media, a division of Allied Press Ltd PO box 1467, Christchurch NEWS Emily O’Connell Ph: 364 7497 emily.oconnell@ Georgia O’Connor-Harding Ph: 364 7438 georgia.oconnor@ ADVERTISING Lynette Evans Ph: 364 7434 news Performers wanted for musical CentreStage Rolleston wants you to audition for its first production. Page 14 backyard critters Native beetle mania Find out more about the native gras grub beetle present in most pastures, gardens and lawns around Lincoln. Page 25 community events Justice of the peace available Visit the Rolleston Library on Monday, noon-1pm, to have document copies certified. Page 35 SELWYN TIMES 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. Our gorgeous range of.. sandwiches, paninis, bagels, scones, slices, muffins, quiches, sausage rolls & pies, coffee and more! CATERING AVAILABLE! Gorgeous Food specialist bakery OPEN SATURDAY 7am - 1.30pm 66-68 Springs Rd Ph: 344 6044 Email: Open Monday-Friday 6am-3.30pm HEAT PUMP SALE NOW ON! Amazin’ winter Specials!! • We will offer you the best quality brands and option of heat pump for your home/business • Providing Heat Pump solutions for over 16 years to Cantabrians • We personally guarantee all our products & installs for 5 years (providing annual maintenance has been completed) Phone us today for your free consultation & quote 41A SHAKESPEARE RD, WALTHAM PHONE 03 366 0525 “A local team for local people” For a free Measure & Quote PH 0800 26 26 20 Bowranda PATIO ROOF ⚫ 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 July 4 2018 3 News Lack of volunteers may close Rolleston crossing • By Emily O’Connell ROLLESTON SCHOOL’S kea crossing is at danger of closing down if it can’t find more volunteers. The Rolleston Drive crossing, which has been running since October 2015, helps some of the school’s 810 pupils get safely across the road. It also has a school crossing on Tennyson St which is controlled by pupils and staff in the afternoon with parent help in the mornings. District councillor Nicole Reid, Andrew Morrall who is also on the school’s board of trustees, said the Rolleston Drive crossing requires controlling by adults but it’s “hard to get volunteers.” She’s concerned it may have to close if more people don’t volunteer. Rolleston School principal Andrew Morrall agreed that HELPING OUT: Maara McLaughlin-Ioala patrolling the crossing on Rolleston Drive. without ongoing support the crossing “may have to be closed some days or possibly completely.” He said the crossing was set up in response to growing traffic volumes on Rolleston Drive and the numbers of children having 2019 ON THE DOMAIN LINCOLN 2 MARCH 2019 to cross there on their way to school. “Given the significant traffic numbers, and the distance from school, the board of trustees was not prepared to put children in charge of the crossing and we called for volunteers,” Mr Morrall said. He said a small team of people have been keeping the crossing open and “are doing an amazing job of helping to keep the children safe.” However, Mr Morrall said it’s a “mystery” as to why it can’t find more people to donate 20 minutes of their time one day a week. “We have many families where both parents work. This may be an issue. Perhaps others believe that someone else will step up or they are not worried overly because their child doesn’t come that way to school,” he said. •To help with the Rolleston Drive crossing please phone the school office on 347 8355. All volunteers will be given training. In Brief TICKETS ON SALE THURSDAY SHEFFIELD HALL Much-needed earthquake repairs for the Sheffield Community Hall is is targeted to get under way in September. An update was given from property and commercial manager Douglas Marshall to the Malvern Community Board. Nearly $300,000 was approved by the district council in March last year to go towards seismic strengthening of the hall. SUCCESS FOR TEENAGER Fourteen-year-old Elijah Ligaliga has been awarded a top prize at a recent Blue Light Life Skills Camp at the Burnham Military Camp. Elijah beat a group of young people from around the country to take the overall merit award on the week-long residential course. Blue Light aims to reduce youth crime, build community partnerships, build young people’s self-esteem and enhance community safety. BILLBOARD IN DARFIELD Darfield is to get a permanent billboard structure to promote events and Sensational Selwyn Tourism opportunities in the district. It will be placed on South Tce opposite the Malvern Butchery. LOVE YOUR HEARING Choosing better hearing aid services 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. 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 “Thank you for all that you do in our community.” In June we celebrated National Volunteer Week. Thank you for letting our dedicated Fire and Emergency volunteers know how grateful you are for everything they do to keep our communities safe. Kurt