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Selwyn Times: July 11, 2018

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2 get in touch Wednesday July 11 2018 I’M SURE the kids at Southbridge School will remember Dan Carter’s visit well into their ageing years. Carter was back home to film a promotion for TAG Heuer (see page 1), the Swiss luxury goods company. It will be posted on social media and no doubt will go viral. It was meant to have been kept quiet, but it’s hard to keep things under wraps when journalistic radars are on 24/7. Having said that, Carter didn’t try to duck when tackled by the Selwyn Times, playing ball like the good guy he is. As they say, you can take the boy out of Southbridge but you can’t take Southbridge out of the boy. – Barry Clarke GENERAL ENQUIRIES Ph 379 7100 CLASSIFIED ADVERTISING Ph 379 1100 Star Media, a division of Allied Press Ltd PO box 1467, Christchurch starmedia.kiwi NEWS Emily O’Connell Ph: 364 7497 emily.oconnell@ starmedia.kiwi Georgia O’Connor-Harding Ph: 364 7438 georgia.oconnor@ starmedia.kiwi ADVERTISING Lynette Evans Ph: 364 7434 lynette.evans@starmedia.kiwi Latest Christchurch news at www.star.kiwi schools Selling fruit for a good cause Five Tai Tapu School pupils have gone fruity to raise funds for a 3D printer. Page 18 sport Skipper gets big call-up Scintillating form under pressure has seen Lincoln Combined captain Wil Gualter named in the Crusader Knights squad. Page 27 community events Explore the Rogaine course in Glentunnel Navigate your way to various markers on Friday using the map provided to collect the most points. Page 30 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. COME ON IN WITH YOUR MATES At the heart of Lincoln OPEN 7 DAYS • 03 325 2408 famousgrousehotel.co.nz The magazine for gardeners who like To geT Their hands dirTy www.gardener.kiwi 100% Free Quotation Free Installation Free Aluminium Track for Christchurch customers CURTAINS | BLINDS | SHUTTERS | SHADES ProFessional Custom made Curtains D2 35 Riccarton Rd, Riccarton, Christchurch P 349 4888 E officinevoluptasnz@gmail.com www.officinevoluptas.co.nz 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 www.bowranda.co.nz

SELWYN TIMES Latest Christchurch news at www.star.kiwi Wednesday July 11 2018 3 News $2.7m budget increase likely for aquatic centre extension • By Emily O’Connell AN EXTRA $2.7 million may be allocated to get the Selwyn Aquatic Centre extension under way. The district council discussed the budget increase at its meeting last week. District councillor Murray Lemon said it decided to delay making a call on the budget increase Murray Lemon “to get a better grip on the process going forward.” Cr Lemon said the changes follow consultation on the district council’s Long Term Plan. “If we’re going to give any credence to consulting and give it any weight and not just box tick, then we need to listen to what came back from the consultation from the submissions,” he said. Three options were presented to the district council. Option one is what was adopted in the district council’s Long PLANS: The Selwyn Aquatic Centre extension could cost an extra $2.7 million if the district council approves the increase in budget at its meeting next month. PHOTO: GEOFF SLOAN Term Plan, it costs $11.7 million and includes an additional 25m eight-lane programme pool to north of the building. Option two includes an addition of permanent seating for about 200 people, an extension of the foyer space, changing the positioning of the additional 25m eight-lane programme pool to the west and changing the use of current eight-lane lap pool to a 1m deep programme pool at a cost of $13.2 million. The third and preferred option includes having 10 lanes in 2019 ON THE DOMAIN LINCOLN 2 MARCH 2019 the additional 25m programme pool and refurbishing some pool storage to include toilets. It comes at a cost of $14.4 million. If it was approved, option two would see the targeted rate for the facility increase by four per cent and option three, eight per cent. Cr Lemon said option three is “the best reflection of where they’ve come to.” At the meeting Mayor Sam Broughton was supportive of option one due to the cost of the facility and “thinking about protection from the easterly for any future development of an outdoor swim space.” However, he told Selwyn Times “any change is always possible.” District councillor John Morten said he has not made up his mind yet on what the best option would be. “We needed time to digest those options . . . we’re not prepared to make a decision just straight off the cuff out of what was in those papers,” he said. Construction on the aquatic centre is expected to be completed halfway through 2020. In Brief CHURCH REPAIRS More than $1000 of the estimated $20,000 needed has been raised towards repairing Springfield’s St Peter’s Community Church. A film evening was held to raise funds. The church had its roof repainted with the next step being to repair woodwork on the exterior. The evening featured films by late Waddington resident Fred Bull showcasing Malvern in the 1930s. SELWYN HERITAGE FUND Applications are now open for the Selwyn heritage fund. Residents wanting to preserve old buildings, trees or other structures with historical or cultural importance the district council’s heritage fund might help. Grants help with heritage protection, maintenance or restoration costs. For information go to www.selwyn. govt.nz/heritagefund, phone 347 2868 or email heritagefund@ selwyn.govt.nz. Applications close on August 17. SCOUT GROUP FUNDING The Springs and Ellesmere discretionary funds committee granted $1500 from the Springs Ward discretionary fund to the Lincoln Scout Group. SEE YOUR LOCAL AUDIOLOGIST – BRENNA for a more personalized hearing aid experience! There’s no excuse to wait… • Open 5 days a week in Rolleston • Late night clinic for those who are working (these fill up fast, so be quick!!!) • Match or beat any competitor’s price • FREE appointments if you have ACC funded hearing aids • Hearing aids in all price brackets – including fully funded ACC options! If you have hearing aids or need hearing aids and want a high level of personal service at a competitive price, get in touch. It’s easy to switch to our clinic even if you already have hearing aids from elsewhere! 36 Tennyson Street, Rolleston Call 03 390 2332 | www.sincockhearing.nz Clinics in Lincoln | Leeston | Darfield TICKETS ON SALE NOW www.selwynsounds.co.nz