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Selwyn Times: July 25, 2018

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2 Wednesday July 25 2018 Latest Christchurch news at get in touch from the editor’s desk BOOZING DRIVERS and wandering stock – they seem to be the two hazards to watch out for at the moment. On page 1 today we report on another well-over-the-limit driver who has rolled his vehicle. It is the third spectacular (if that’s the right word) crash involving booze in the Leeston area in the past few months. A wit might say there is something in the water out that way. Hops, predominately. And a motorist has struck a cow for the second time in a fortnight – this one in Burnham. The female driver is in hospital with fairly serious injuries. A week ago former mayor Bill Woods hit a cow. He and his two passengers escaped without injury. Let’s be careful out there. – 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 schools Kids into costumes The Busy Bumbles holiday programme featured a range of activities. Page 10 gardening Be smart with the way you plant Place colourful plants in the areas where you can see them from the indoors. Page 31 community events Patchwork plus Hone your knitting or crochet skills and have a chat with other crafters, Monday, 10am-3pm, Leeston Library. Page 32 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. Home decoration with flowers Order fresh flowers for your home or office today... delivery service available ROLLESTON LAW Rolleston Office: 78A Rolleston Drive, Rolleston Darfield Office: Darfield Business Hub, 68 South Terrace P 325 2621 | 3 Gerald Street, Lincoln | Order online W: T: (03) 374 2547 M: 021 148 6221 Richard Gray E: Anita Molloy-Roberts E: Kate Warren E: Specialists @ Individuality • Focus on sustainability • Award winning family owned business • Proven reputation of quality • Full architectural design package NATIONAL “HOY” WINNER plus GOLD RESERVE 2016 View our display home Phone Jesse 021 701 265 or visit Canterbury

SELWYN TIMES Latest Christchurch news at Wednesday July 25 2018 3 News Open day labelled • By Anan Zaki AN anti-Templeton quarry campaigner is labelling a Fulton Hogan open day as a publicity stunt. The company is holding a family day at its Miners Rd quarry on Sunday, opening the site for visitors. Fulton Hogan has proposed a quarry on a 170ha site on Curraghs, Dawsons and Jones Rds. Curraghs Rd Simon Moore Craig Stewart resident and Templeton- No Quarry member Simon Moore said the event is “propaganda.” “I know what they do there and I can see the results of it. Even on a clear day with no wind, I can see the dust from the Miners Rd quarry,” he said. In response to the allegation, Fulton Hogan South Island general manager Craig Stewart said the event is being held to teach people about the quarrying process and where building materials come from. “For our staff, it is an excellent opportunity for them to share with their families the work they take such pride in delivering. “For the wider community, this is the opportunity for them to get a first-hand experience of the operations of a quarry – and have a day out for the family at the same time,” he said. Mr Moore said a quarry would INTERNATIONAL be the last place he would set foot in. “Like I’ve said before, there is a place [in New Zealand] for quarrying, just not near houses.” He will not resort to protesting at the event. “I’m not going to be there, I won’t be lying down blocking the trucks, that’s not me,” Mr Moore said. It is the first time the company is holding a public family day, past events were only open to families of company staff. Comedy Night Wilson DIXON Nic RADO Rhys NICHOLSON Ben HURLEY Melanie BRACEWELL ‘propaganda’ by quarry opponent OPEN: Fulton Hogan’s Miners Rd quarry will be open for a family day on Sunday. PHOTO: GILBERT WEALLEANS “The day is aimed at families, attractions for the kids include trucks and loaders, bouncy castles, face painting, machine simulators, and a bus tour around the quarry site,” Mr Stewart said. Meanwhile, the company is continuing to work on submitting a resource consent application for a proposed new quarry in Templeton. An application is still expected in September, Mr Stewart said. •The quarry family day will be held at 11am, Sunday, 24 Miners Rd. In Brief Lincoln Event Centre SATURDAY 6 OCTOBER SCRUB FIRE Firefighters were called to a small scrub fire at 1.45pm in Timber Yard Point Domain Lakeside on Sunday. Leeston chief fire officer Lloyd Clausen said it’s not yet known what caused the blaze but he said it was “pretty small.” It took firefighters from Leeston a few minutes to extinguish the blaze. BASKETBALL HOOP REVIEW The district council has spent $17,000 conducting a review on basketball hoops in the district. The hoops were investigated after an incident in Auckland where a teenager was badly injured when a basketball tower collapsed on them. District council reserves operations manager Jonathan Crawford said a sub-contractor was in charge of reviewing the hoops and making sure they were up to standard. Nine out of 16 basketball hoops failed. Many of the hoops are connected to a backboard which is an automatic fail due to the high risk of pull out or pull down if someone was to swing from it. Presents Preferred repairer and service agent for all major warranty repair companies We service and repair most European vehicles namely Audi, BMW, Land Rover/Range Rover and VW and also Diagnostic Scanners for most other makes and models. VS MT automotive Recognising success in our community Win two tickets to the Gala Dinner! Tell us which nominee deserves to be the winner of the People’s Choice Award and you could win two tickets to attend the Gala Dinner. Vote online now at Let your friends and family know to vote too! Gala Dinner tickets available now! Saturday 4 August 2018, Lincoln Event Centre Come along and join MC and entertainer Jeremy Corbett in celebrating the outstanding achievements of Selwyn individuals, businesses and organisations. This will be the highlight of the Selwyn social calendar – you won’t want to miss out! Tickets: $75 Dress code: Semi formal Ticket sales close at 5pm on Friday 27 July. Gala Dinner tickets available through - Selwyn Awards. MT automotive 2/36 Birmingham Drive, Middleton, ChCh Phone: 03 338 8777 Open: Mon to Fri 8am-6pm and Sat 9am-3pm WWW.SELWYNAWARDS.CO.NZ