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Selwyn Times: August 15, 2018

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2 Wednesday August 15 2018 Latest Christchurch news at get in touch from the editor’s desk SOME GREAT sporting milestones in the paper today. Waihora midfielder Richard Mills marked his side’s Coleman Shield win with his 200th appearance. Veteran Gareth Pietzner hung up his boots for the last time after the win, and recorded 280 games in the process. In the round-ball code, Selwyn United midfielder Jamie Carrodus recorded 100 games for the premier team last week. The 27-year-old Scot came out here six years ago for building work after the earthquakes. He has seen the ups and downs of football in Selwyn, from the joys of Mainland Premier League promotion to the frustrations of this season’s campaign. And on the general news front, district council staff may be subjected to drug tests in the future (page 1). It’ll be another cost on our rates. – 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 news Hillyers pie on comedian’s bucket list Why has Ben Hurley been dreaming about pies ahead of Live in Lincoln in October? Page 17 sport Carrodus plays 100th for Selwyn United He talks about the highs and lows of playing 100 games for the premier team. Page 24 community events Learn about the brain Take an adventure through the baffling brain at Darfield Library on Monday, 3.30pm. Page 31 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. COME ON IN WITH YOUR MATES At the heart of Lincoln OPEN 7 DAYS • 03 325 2408 Bowranda PATIO ROOF For a free Measure & Quote PH 0800 26 26 20 ⚫ Achieve your outdoor vision ⚫ A permanent, sheltered outdoor space ⚫ Eliminates 99% of harmful UV light – maintains ambient light ⚫ Options to customise and enclose with outdoor blinds ⚫ Immediately increase the value of your home ⚫ Frame constructed of powder-coated aluminium & stainless steel ⚫ Square profile exhibits aesthetic conformity with NZ residential architecture ⚫ Manufactured to clients custom specifications & dimensions

SELWYN TIMES Latest Christchurch news at Wednesday August 15 2018 3 News Christmas present looms for long-suffering residents • By Emily O’Connell Grant Miller LONG-SUFFERING residents of a potholed Lincoln street have finally got the news they have been waiting for. An unsealed part of West Belt, north of the Gerald St intersection, should be fixed by Christmas, says the district council. One of the street’s residents Junior Young said the announcement was “marvellous”. He has been filling in the potholes on West Belt for years and says if the road was in Rolleston, it would have been fixed by now. “I’ve been here 10 years and I’ve probably filled them in three times since I’ve been here,” he said. The road is littered with holes, which fill up with water when it rains, making it tricky when getting in and out of driveways. District council asset engineer transportation manager Mark Chamberlain said funding has been approved as part of the long term and annual plan process to seal the existing unsealed shoulder. He said the $50,000 project will see the road repaired between the existing seal edge and the kerb and channel, and parking spaces will be painted. District councillor Grant 2019 ON THE DOMAIN LINCOLN 2 MARCH 2019 FRUSTRATED: West Belt resident Junior Young filling in potholes along his street as he waits for the district council to fix them. Miller said he shared the residents’ frustration but they have “got there in the end.” “I apologise to residents and people of Lincoln for the time it has taken but certainly believe it’s well overdue,” he said. Cr Miller said fixing the road has taken a long time because of “prioritisation of council expenditure.” “No one will deny it’s not been done as fast as we’d like. I would have liked it done faster but things have to be prioritised and that’s just the nature of governments,” he said. •HAVE YOUR SAY: Send us your views on the condition of West Belt and other roads in the district. Email emily. In Brief TICKETS ON SALE NOW ‘DROWN HIM’ CASE Two youths in the Rolleston “drown him” case have had their charges amended. Originally the 15 and 16-year-olds were charged with aggravated robbery. But at a hearing last week the charges were amended to injury with intent to injure. A two or three-day hearing is set to start on December 3. Police allege the attack happened after a fireworks display in Rolleston on November 4. The 15-year-old victim was allegedly beaten then dragged to a water race where his head was held under the water. The incident came after the victim allegedly refused to hand over his cap. MORTEN IN MAYOR CHAIR District councillor John Morten is going to be mayor for about a month in September. Mayor Sam Broughton and Deputy Mayor Malcolm Lyall will be away on a sister city visit in Japan and China when Cr Morten steps in. Mr Broughton said Cr Morten, who is a former deputy mayor, will do a great job. Cr Morten will take care of any items which come up during their absence, especially civil defence emergency declarations. Hon Amy Adams MP for Selwyn I am out and around Selwyn regularly and would love to meet you and hear the things that are important to you. Friday 24 August 10:00am - Robert Harris, Rolleston Come up and make yourself known to me. Visit to sign up for my newsletter. Contact me 03 344 0418 @ MPAmyAdams Brenna Sincock Hearing in association with Starkey Hearing Foundation is giving away a Free Set oF Premium Hearing aidS for one deserving Selwyn local Our community is important to us, and to show our appreciation to the Selwyn community for its continued support over the past two and a half years since Brenna Sincock Hearing was established we have decided to give back to the community. So, who do you know that has hearing loss and deserves hearing aids? Is it someone that has done a lot within the community? Maybe it’s someone who has helped you personally? Maybe it’s someone who always puts others first or someone who is just going through a tough time and would benefit greatly from some Hearing Aids. Send your nominations to: Or drop it in to Brenna Sincock Hearing at: 36 Tennyson Street, Rolleston. All nominations should include the full name of the nominee, your name and contact details and a description of why you feel your nominee deserves this wonderful gift. Finalists will receive a complimentary hearing test to determine that their hearing loss is suitable for hearing aids and the deserving winner will be determined by the end of October 2018. Authorised by Amy Adams, 829 Main South Road, Templeton, Christchurch. 36 Tennyson St, Rolleston Call 03 390 2332 Clinics in Lincoln, Leeston & Darfield INTERNATIONAL Comedy Night LINCOLN EVENT CENTRE SATURDAY 6 OCTOBER ON SALE NOW Nic Rado Wilson Dixon Ben Hurley Rhys Nicholson Melanie Bracewell TICKETS AVAILABLE FROM: Crate & Barrel - - Bridgestone Lincoln -