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Selwyn Times: July 18, 2018

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2 Wednesday July 18 2018 Latest Christchurch news at www.star.kiwi get in touch from the editor’s desk THERE’S A danger that lurks in the darkness on our roads late at night - wandering stock. Former Mayor Bill Woods and his passengers (see page 1) can count themselves very lucky. He struck a cow on the way home from the airport in the early hours of Thursday morning. Bill says he rear ended it at about 100 km/h. If he had hit it broadside the damage to the car and those inside would have been very serious. And luck was even more on their side because the airbags didn’t activate. After hitting the cow, Bill’s Mercedes headed straight towards a power pole he was able to avoid. If the airbags had deflated he wouldn’t have seen the pole. - 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 schools Kids on stage Find out what West Melton School pupils got up to on Grandparents Day. Page 12 backyard critters Pesky beetles Be wary of the dried fruit beetle settling on your fruit waste and compost. Page 33 community events Astronomy tours Check out the night sky and gaze at the stars. Wednesday to Tuesday, 9-10.30pm, 11 Leeston Rd, Springston. 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. Moorhouse 5 DAYS ONLY MASSIVE SELLOUT “It’s bigger than Boxing Day ” STARTS FRI 20TH JULY 8AM 55” 4K TVs from $ 1498 DSLR Cameras from $ 489 9.7" Apple iPads from $ 398 Dyson vacuums from $ 398 Hair dryers from $ 15 Slow cookers from $ 33 Come in store to see demonstrations on the new Dyson Cyclone V10 Stick Vacuum bonus^ V10 Dok for the first 100 customers who purchase the V10 Stick Vacuum We’ll deliver, set-up & show you how to get the most from your tech We’re the only appliance store with Fly Buys Only at Noel Leeming Moorhouse 166 Moorhouse Ave, Christchurch Fri: 8am–8pm • Sat: 9am–6pm • Sun: 10am–5pm • Mon–Thu: 9am–6pm 0800 44 44 88 noelleeming. co.nz NOE8634 Product, Discount, Massive Deals, Gem CreditLine and Gem Visa offers begin Friday 20th July and end Tuesday 24th July 2018, unless otherwise stated or while stocks last and are only available at Noel Leeming Moorhouse. Personal shoppers only, trade not supplied +Big Brand Discounts excludes all: Massive Deals, combo/package deals, pre orders.The advertised discounts are off the previous in store ticketed price. Excludes combo and package deals. ++Prices shown reflect any discounts and are not discounted further. ^^Our Lowest Price Ever refers to the advertised price. ^Free/Bonus/Includes item not available on Commercial and Insurance sales or with Fly Buys Rewards redemption’s Mobile provider terms and conditions apply, available in store. ^*Giant Deals are excluded from the percentage off discount offer. Giant Deals prices shown include any discount offers and are not discounted further. Giant Deals are strictly limited stock and only while stocks last. **Some product deals are strictly limited stock. No holds, rainchecks or phone orders. Limit one per customer unless stated otherwise. Quantities are strictly limited at these prices. Fly Buys consist of 1 standard point for every $25 you spend at Noel Leeming. Fly Buys shown reflect single points. †Price Promise Terms and Conditions are available online visit www.noelleeming.co.nz. Only available at Noel Leeming Moorhouse. For more information contact us on 0800 44 44 88.

SELWYN TIMES Latest Christchurch news at www.star.kiwi Wednesday July 18 2018 3 News Consultation starts over intensive farming rules • By Georgia O’Connor-Harding SWEEPING changes could be brought in to regulate intensive farming rules in the district. The district council wants to make a new definition in the district plan to ensure intensive farming is defined as a commercial activity which mainly occurs indoors. The new district plan is estimated to become operative in March 2022. Currently intensive farming is not clearly defined, making consenting requirements ambiguous. Several issues have been identified with intensive farmingrelated rules in the current district plan. Issues are the duplication of process between district and regional councils over air quality, and free-range poultry activities being permitted by ECan but requiring a resource consent from the district council. Another problem is if an intensive farm operator wants to establish a residential dwelling on their property, they are required to apply for resource ANALYSED: The district council is asking for residents’ views on intensive farming rules as it begins to assemble the new district plan. ​ consent if the dwelling is located within 300m of the intensive farming operation. This is even if they are the owners of the operation. It comes as Selwyn is home to the highest number of pork producers in the country, although not the largest volume produced. It has about 19 per cent of the 2019 ON THE DOMAIN LINCOLN 2 MARCH 2019 country’s commercially operated pig farms, accounting for approximately 22 per cent of the domestic production. This farming activity in the district makes up a significant proportion of the returns generated for the local economy $750 million to $900 million per annum industry. The district council is encouraging residents to take part in the survey on the draft changes it recently endorsed for further development on intensive farming rules. Residents will be asked for their views on ECan being solely responsible for monitoring air discharges from an intensive farm and what rules should be introduced to permit intensive farming. They will also be asked what the setback between a new residential development and an intensive farming activity should be. District councillor Pat McEvedy said the district plan is very much in its early stages and it is sorting through what the district council’s preferred options are as part of the consultation. •To have your say or for more information go to https:// yoursay.selwyn.govt.nz •HAVE YOUR SAY: What do you think are the key issues with intensive farming in the district? Email your views to georgia.oconnor@ starmedia.kiwi In Brief TICKETS ON SALE NOW www.selwynsounds.co.nz DRIVING CHARGES A motorist who hit a parked vehicle before rolling the van he was driving, was more than twice the legal limit on Friday. Constable Herb Inwood said the 29-year-old man drifted to the left before crashing into the parked vehicle on High St, Leeston. The man’s recorded breath alcohol reading was just over 500mcg/l. The legal limit is 250mcg/l. Constable Inwood said the damage to both vehicles was “quite significant,” however, the man did not sustain any injuries. The man will appear in the Christchurch District Court in early August. SPRINGFIELD HOUSE FIRE A house was destroyed by fire in Springfield’s Dalethorpe Rd last week. Fire risk management officer and specialist fire investigator Wayne Hamilton said no one was home at the time and the fire “burnt itself out.” He said the damage was discovered by the owners the following day. Mr Hamilton said the owners rung Fire and Emergency New Zealand and it investigated along with police and insurance. He said the fire was caused by an electrical issue in the switchboard. COME ON IN AND ENJOY A MEAL WITH US At the heart of Lincoln OPEN 7 DAYS • 03 325 2408 famousgrousehotel.co.nz ROLLESTON LAW Rolleston Office: 78A Rolleston Drive, Rolleston Darfield Office: Darfield Business Hub, 68 South Terrace W: www.meareswilliams.co.nz T: (03) 374 2547 M: 021 148 6221 Richard Gray E: rcg@meareswilliams.co.nz Anita Molloy-Roberts E: am@meareswilliams.co.nz Kate Warren E: kcw@meareswilliams.co.nz SELWYN AWARDS 18 Vote for Brenna Sincock for the 2018 People’s Choice Award “ Such an honour to be nominated for the Selwyn Awards 2018! We really appreciate your support! ” 36 Tennyson Street, Rolleston Call 03 390 2332 www.sincockhearing.nz Clinics in Lincoln | Leeston | Darfield