6 Wednesday August 8 2018 Latest Christchurch news at www.star.kiwi News Firefighters rescue cat • By Georgia O’Connor-Harding A CAT has had a lucky escape after it became wedged between a block wall and fence. The Rolleston Volunteer Fire Brigade was called out to one of their more “trickier” rescues to free the animal. The brigade was alerted at about 10am on Sunday morning by a property owner on Andesite Drive in Rolleston who heard the screaming of the cat. Senior firefighter Cam Kenyon said it was trickier to rescue than normal, as most cats the fire brigade are called out to are normally up trees or power poles. The fire brigade was required to wedge the fence away from the block wall with a crowbar to free the cat. He said the cat, named Lola, was frightened and ran away to its owner’s house on Andesite Drive when it was freed. • By Georgia O’Connor-Harding A GLENTUNNEL resident fighting permanent chlorination in parts of Malvern has been asked to pay for further information he seeks on the issue. The district council has told retired farmer Brian Thompson it is estimated he will have to pay $608 for it to carry out three Local Government Official Information and Meetings Act requests he made between June 28 and July 1. It is estimated it will take the district council eight hours of staff time to collate and provide the information on the requests. Because the first hour of preparing the response is free, the cost of the staff time works out to be about $86.8 per hour. Mr Thompson said he refused to pay the money. He said he has been trying to gather information and reports to have a better understanding of the history and risks in the water scheme. “The public wants something Local News Now Reports could cost retired farmer $608 Murray Washington CHARGE: Retired farmer Brian Thompson has been asked to pay $608 for further information he seeks on permanent chlorination of the Malvern Hills Hartleys Rd water supplies. SELWYN TIMES Fire rages, homes at risk done about this. I asked them if 25 people sent in one question each if that was all right,” he said. But a district council spokesman told SelwynTimes between April 12 and July 13, Mr Thompson has lodged 25 requests on the chlorination. It has not charged Mr Thompson previously. “We have been very cooperative in working with Brian with his requests,” he said. Recent requests were for a list of original ratepayers who were members of the Malvern Hills Water Scheme, a copy of all contamination breaches of the Hartleys Rd scheme in the past three years and records of illegal connections to the scheme. Mayor Sam Broughton suggested the Malvern Community Board looks at using their discretionary funds to support the requests. But Mr Thompson said it didn’t “rest well” with him and the money was supposed to be for the community. The district council confirmed it permanently chlorinated the Sheffield-Waddington water supplies in June and the Malvern Hills Hartleys Road supplies this month and the next. District council asset manager Murray Washington said answering these requests has a significant cost to staff in terms of time being taken away from core tasks, as well as to the ratepayer. He said the district council works to be as open as possible and does not stand in the way of releasing information to ratepayers and stakeholders. 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