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Selwyn Times: August 01, 2018

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12 Wednesday August 1 2018 Latest Christchurch news at www.star.kiwi Butcher parks up in Rolleston Your Local Views Readers reacts to a pump found to be blocked with t-shirt in Selwyn. Heather Wilkins - A wonder the T shirt didn’t block the toilet. Brian Tones - As someone who worked for a council many years ago, I found the worst things were woman flushing their pads and nappies down the loo, disgusting, and we are the ones who always had to clean the pipes out. SELWYN TIMES UNIQUE: Elite Meats owner Corey Winder parks up every Thursday in Rolleston. ​ A MOBILE butcher has taken off in Rolleston. Elite Meats owner Corey Winder has expanded his business by setting up a moveable butchery from a small truck. Mr Winder, who has been a butcher since he was 19-yearsold, said the reaction has been “amazing.” “People have just been blown away by it,” he said. The idea for the mobile butchery came from residents’ requests to have a shop in other places, such as Rolleston and West Melton. “I thought, well, it’s not that easy to open a butcher shop, so I’ll see if I can get a mobile one going,” Mr Winder said. He is selling the same products found in the Elite Meats store in Bush Inn. “If we haven’t got it on the truck, then we take orders and we take the order out of whatever they want the following week,” Mr Winder said. In March, Mr Winder was named in the all star team at the World Butchers’ Challenge in Northern Ireland. His team, the Pure South Sharp Blacks, finished second in the competition. The mobile butcher will be open outside the South Point complex in Faringdon, Rolleston, on Thursdays, from 2-6.30pm, and 9am-5.30pm outside Vegeland on Marshland Rd on weekends. Readers respond to the potential changes being made to the busy Rolleston Drive and State Highway 1 intersection to stop traffic poles being hit by vehicles. Andrew Johnson - Those poles can move unexpectedly. Suzanne Louis - I had a feeling it was this one before I read the article. Greg Koppert - Of course moving it 6m wouldn’t be a wise idea would it. Readers react to opposition to Fulton Hogan’s Miners Rd quarry open day. Matt Reid - Are these the same rural residents that burn CLOGGED: A pump found to be blocked with a t-shirt in Selwyn. ​ massive piles of rubbish all winter that are concerned about healthy air? Sandra Odgers - That is down right disgusting. Real sensitive Fulton Hogan. Readers reacts to Heather Watson finishing up after 31 years working as a caterer at Lincoln University. Stephen Leitch - Well deserved too after all the effort that has gone into the operation that is often overlooked. Jillian Oliver- What a wonderful woman, loved reading this. A reader responds to the third drink driving incident near Leeston in three months. Don Gould - Need to have a word with Darwin. His odds are not so good this week. moBILe ButCheR now in rollEston sEE us in faringdon thursdays 2pM-6.30pM Grass fed giving leaner meat, higher in nutrients Prime choice cuts Gluten free options available quality exPeRIenCe the oF new ZeaLand’s most award winninG butcher corey winder ElitE MEats ChristChurCh Bush Inn Centre | 364 Riccarton Road, Riccarton Phone 03 348 5043 | Like us on Facebook We pride ourselves on service, advice and quality meats

SELWYN TIMES Latest Christchurch news at www.star.kiwi Wednesday August 1 2018 13 Jail for dog park crash driver Convicted killer gets 15 months A CONVICTED killer who crashed through the Rolleston dog park fence after a high speed chase has been jailed for 15 months. John Oliver Jamieson, 31, was sentenced on Thursday in the Christchurch District Court on driving charges and unlawful possession of a .22 rifle and ammunition found in the car at the end of the June 2 incident. Jamieson was jailed in 2009 for nine years for manslaughter for the death of Wayne Kerry Bray, who was kicked to death in a group street assault in Timaru the previous year. He was also found guilty last year of threatening to chop his wife’s head off during an argument over the telephone. On Thursday, his lawyer Paul Johnson said Jamieson had written an “insightful” letter of apology and accepted that methamphetamine was the issue for his rehabilitation. He had already contacted Odyssey House about the possibility of a rehabilitation placement there. But Judge Brian Callaghan said the Court of Appeal had said that the courts should impose sentences that showed society’s condemnation on those who had firearms unlawfully. Judge Callaghan said Jamieson had been gravely affected by PHOTO: BARRY CLARKE the death of his mother last year and his behaviour had changed when he started using methamphetamine again. The court heard on June 2 Jamieson drove on State Highway 1 towards Burnham, at 180km/h while overtaking other cars in a passing lane. Police followed him with their sirens and lights on, but IMPACT: John Oliver Jamieson (above) has been sentenced to 15 months jail following his crash into a Rolleston dog park fence on June 2. he crossed the double yellow lines into the south-bound lane to overtake other north-bound cars. He remained on the wrong side of the road until the end of the passing lane, still travelling at high speed. He turned too fast into Tennyson St, Rolleston, and went off the road, across the grass area of the BP service station, and narrowly missed the KFC sign, before going back on the road. At the junction with Lowes Rd he went onto the wrong side of the road again, around a roundabout the wrong way, hit another car causing minor damage, before leaving the road and crashing into a dog park fence. Police found a firearm in his car and charged him with driving dangerously, driving while disqualified, failing to stop for police, driving recklessly, driving carelessly, and unlawful possession of a pistol – a sawn off .22 rifle. Jamieson pleaded guilty on July 9 to charges of driving dangerously, driving while disqualified, failing to stop for police, driving recklessly, driving carelessly, and unlawful possession of the rifle. Judge Callaghan also imposed 18 months’ disqualification from driving on top of his current term – he won’t get his licence back until May 2020. The judge also ordered him to pay $1035 reparations to the Selwyn District Council for the damage he did to the dog park. Will Springston Primary retain the Kea Trophy? As Schools return to their hard work – Lincoln Envirotown are hoping that many of them will find some time to “Focus For Future” and complete their productions to The Selwyn Environmental Film Competition. Last year it was won by a group of Springston Primary students whose excellent puppet eels showed us the threats they face in our waterways. The competition is open to all and we look forward to entries from individuals, high school groups, clubs and others as we have seen in previous years. It is an enjoyable way of doing one’s bit for the Environment. Any combination of animation, video or slides can be used to deliver your environmental message. Films which have been made for other purposes can be entered providing they satisfy the criteria of the competition. Entries close on August 31st and the Awards will be presented at an “Oscar like” ceremony on Friday September 14th. All the films will be shown and there are different category prizes with the Kea Trophy as the ultimate goal. For more details and to register go to Eventbrite https://sefilmcomp.eventbrite.co.nz Alternatively anyone who wants to enter can contact Dave e: projectmanagerlet@gmail.com p: 03 4230445