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Selwyn Times: July 11, 2018

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4 Wednesday July 11 2018 Latest Christchurch news at News Carter’s surprise return SELWYN TIMES •From page 1 “I’m not sure if it’s an old habit or some of mum’s good cooking that I’m looking for.” In Auckland on Friday, Carter attended a TAG Heuer event at St Paul’s College where he raised $10,000 for the iSport foundation, which he and former All Blacks captain Richie McCaw founded. Carter’s next career move will see him move to Japan to start a two-year contract with the Kobelco Steelers later this year. He will link up with some familiar faces in Kobe, including former Crusaders and All Blacks teammate Andy Ellis. “It will be good to connect with him again and get that old nine- 10 partnership working again,” Carter said. “Wayne Smith [former Crusaders and All Blacks coach] does a bit of coaching there as well so that was a big reason why I decided to play there.” HERO: Dan Carter with his father Neville during his return to Southbridge last week. (Below) – Carter with a team of school pupils. VISIT: Dan Carter with his former coach David Moorhead. (Right) – Carter signing autographs for Southbridge School pupils. PHOTOS: GILBERT WEALLEANS The Selwyn District Council would like to thank all of our Gold sponsors for their generous support. Arts, Culture & Heritage – Warren and Mahoney Community Service – ANZ Environmental – Stantec Innovation – Monadelphous Large Business – Buddle Findlay People's Choice – IPort Small Business – Storage King Sport – HEB Construction Tourism – Sicon Ltd Young Achiever – Rolleston New World RECOGNISING SUCCESS IN OUR COMMUNITY GALA DINNER Small Business Award Gold Sponsor: Storage King Storage King are proud to be the gold sponsors of the Small Business award. Storage King specialise in all your Storage Solutions including; Packing Materials, Boxes, Moving, Commercial and Residential storage, packing, cleaning and more! They also have a free moving truck to use! They are the Kings of Storage, Moving and More and are happy to be serving the Selwyn Community! Sport Award Gold Sponsor: HEB Construction SATURDAY 4 AUGUST LINCOLN EVENT CENTRE Gala dinner tickets on sale now! HEB Construction is delighted to be sponsoring the 2018 Selwyn Awards. From design to delivery, HEB has an enviable reputation of being easy to do business with. As part of the international concessions and construction group VINCI, their highly collaborative culture is now supported by access to the technical knowledge, expertise and financial strength of one of the world’s largest construction companies. HEB’s infrastructure projects include (but are not limited to) roads and bridges, road maintenance, port facilities, urban infrastructure, treatment plants and reservoirs. HEB are proud to build infrastructure that helps improve the lives and mobility for all right throughout the country but particularly in the Selwyn District. VOTE for the 2018 People’s Choice award! Gala Dinner Tickets on sale NOW! Featuring Jeremy Corbett as MC, this promises to be the highlight of the Selwyn Social Calendar. Come along for an evening of celebration, entertainment and excellent Selwyn fare. SPONSORED BY

SELWYN TIMES Latest Christchurch news at Wednesday July 11 2018 5 E.coli forces chlorination early • By Georgia O’Connor-Harding PERMANENT chlorination of the Sheffield Waddington water supplies have been fast tracked because of E.coli. A decision was made by the district council in consultation with the Canterbury District Health Board to continue chlorinating the scheme after the E.coli boil notice expired last month. A boil notice was issued on June 7, commencing the temporary chlorination and expired on June 14. The district council previously confirmed it would permanently chlorinate the water supplies this month and August. The decision was a result of pipe breaks, backflow, illegal connections and reservoir failures in the supplies. It received backlash from residents living in the Sheffield, Waddington, Glentunnel, Coalgate and Whitecliffs areas. The district council’s assets manager Murray Washington said the Sheffield Waddington supplies will also be upgraded with UV treatment, additional filtration and chlorine equipment. Work is expected to be completed in September. Waddington resident Casey de Bruin said wasn’t he aware the district council was still chlorinating the water supplies. He said the residents should have been notified and believes when the issue of the E.coli is resolved the chlorination should not be continued. Mr Washington said the Malvern Hills Hartleys Rd scheme could be temporarily chlorinated now, as has been FAST-TRACKED: The Sheffield-Waddington water supplies were permanently chlorinated last month as a result of E.coli. ​ done on a temporary basis as a result of transgressions. He said the district council will provide consumers with maximum advance notice possible prior to the commencement of permanent chlorination. Brian Thompson, who previously organised a public meeting in Glentunnel over the permanent chlorination, said had not had an update from the district council. He said he is continuing fight against the permanent chlorination and to get more information. •HAVE YOUR SAY: Do you think the Sheffield­ Waddington water supply should be permanently chlorinated? Email your views to georgia.oconnor@ Providing fire wood for people who can’t afford it THE DISTRICT council is working with a community group to help it supply firewood to those in need. It leases part of a gravel pit at Broadfield near Prebbleton to the Firewood Mission, which uses the space to split and cut the wood to prepare it for delivery. The Firewood Mission, which was set up 17 years ago by Al Fone, delivers firewood to those who can’t afford it, helping keep their households warm during winter. District council acquisitions disposals and leasing manager Rob Allen said a resource consent allows the charity to use part of the pit to prepare the wood. He said it’s fantastic for the district council to give back to a charitable organisation working to help those in need. Last year the Firewood Mission delivered 333 cu m of wood to 111 households. Each household receives three cubic metres. Mr Fone said his team of about 30 volunteers has worked tirelessly felling, splitting, sorting and delivering wood. NEW LOCATION 95 Gasson St The Automotive Lamp Specialists New and Used Lamps for Cars, Trucks, Vans, 4WD and Motorhomes PH 0800 225 483 | 95 Gasson Street, CHRISTCHURCH