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Selwyn Times: August 29, 2018

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2 Wednesday August 29 2018 Latest Christchurch news at get in touch from the editor’s desk A BIT of drama in the shire in recent days. Armed police surrounded a house in Rolleston on Monday morning (see page 3) and used a stun grenade to convince the wanted subject he should surrender. It worked. He obliged and was taken into custody without further incident. Wise man. In the early hours of Friday morning an 18-year-old, more than four times over the drink driving limit, smashed into a power pole after a big session in Lincoln. She was unhurt. Lucky girl. And, on Saturday yours truly was left with 15 stitches in an index finger after his ageing lab unexpectedly took off from the loose and awkward angled grip I had on the lead. Silly boy. - 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 Dog park fence prompts petition More than 370 people have signed a petition to create a second, larger dog park in Rolleston. Page 7 our people 40 years with Kirwee Players Mable Knight talks about singing and acting, and how passionate she is about the community group. Pages 10 & 11 community events Simple nutrition for busy people Go along and learn how to prepare healthy food at the Darfield Library and Service Centre, tonight, 7-8pm. 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. ROLLESTON LAW Rolleston Office: 78A Rolleston Drive, Rolleston Darfield Office: Darfield Business Hub, 68 South Terrace W: T: (03) 374 2547 M: 021 148 6221 Richard Gray E: Anita Molloy-Roberts E: Kate Warren E: Grass fed giving leaner meat, higher in nutrients Prime choice cuts Gluten free options available mobile butcher now in rolleston 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 we are at south point shopping centre, faringdon thursdays 2pm-6.30pm quality exPerience the oF new Zealand’s most award winninG butcher corey winder

SELWYN TIMES Latest Christchurch news at Wednesday August 29 2018 3 News Drink driving teen to face court after crashing into pole • By Emily O’Connell FROM LINCOLN to Linwood with a brain sozzled with booze. And now an 18-year-old university student will face the courts after crashing her car into a power pole in the early hours of Friday morning. • By Emily O’Connell A STUN grenade was used on a Rolleston house during an armed offenders squad raid on Monday. The dramatic operation in Othello Drive saw a number of neighbouring streets cordoned off. Paramedics were on standby. But the wanted man sought by police was captured without incident about 10.30am on Monday. Sergeant Phil Bayne said the man had failed to appear in court for breach of community work. He said the arrest took about two and a half hours and the property involved was occupied by someone known to the man. The teenager recorded a breath alcohol reading of 898 mcg/L after she crashed and struck the pole at the intersection of Ellesmere Junction Rd and Shands Rd at 12.15am. She had been drinking in Lincoln and was returning to her home in Linwood, said Senior Constable Andy Williamson. Miraculously she was not injured. The legal limit is 250 mcg/l for someone 20-years-old and over. Because of her age, she was not legally allowed to drink and drive. “Lucky she, or an innocent member of the public, was not killed,” Senior Constable Williamson said. She will appear in the Christchurch District Court on charges of careless use of a motor vehicle and driving with excess breath alcohol concentration in the next couple of weeks. Stun grenade used on Rolleston house CAUGHT: Police arrested a wanted man at a property on Othello Drive in Rolleston on Monday. Resene cardholder special! 2019 ON THE DOMAIN LINCOLN 2 MARCH 2019 In Brief TICKETS ON SALE NOW ANOTHER DRIVER HITS COW A cow was killed following a collision with a vehicle on Hororata Dunsandel Rd early on Monday morning. Constable Herb Inwood said the man driving the vehicle didn’t suffer any injuries but his vehicle was damaged. It is the fourth time a vehicle has hit wandering stock in the past couple of months. TURNING ARROW An arrow has been installed at a set of traffic lights at the intersection of State Highway 1 and Rolleston Drive to try and stop vehicles hitting signal poles. About 25,000-30,000 vehicles drive through the intersection each day. Sergeant Alex Pickover is hopeful it will help reduce the crashes and risk of serious injuries at the intersection. Last month Selwyn Times learned there had been 17 incidents in which signal poles had been damaged at the intersection over the past 11 years. TWO CARS COLLIDE Two vehicles collided at the intersection of State Highway 1 and Tennyson St, Rolleston, at 7.25am on Friday. Sergeant Alex Pickover said there were no injuries but both vehicles were damaged. ONE-OFF – SPRING SALE Here is your opportunity to view and test drive the unique, all-steel Tuatara side-by-side, designed especially for New Zealand conditions, ideal for farmers, agricultural contractors, hunters or purely for recreational use. Brand new and secondhand models available at discounted prices. Also other machinery on sale, including tractor mounted mowers, fertilizer spreaders, greenhouses & other implements implements. All weekend sale – Saturday and Sunday 1st and 2nd. September. From 10:am to 4:00pm daily. Tuatara Machinery Ltd • 291 Weedons Ross Road Tel. 03-347-4956 • Mob. 0274 770 070 HON AMY ADAMS MP FOR SELWYN Working hard for our communities If you would like to sign up for my newsletter please visit: CONTACT P 03 344 0418 E Come in and see us today at your local Resene ColorShop! Addington, Ferrymead, Hornby, Lichfield St, Northwood, Rangiora, Shirley, Tower Junction 0800 737 363 and WinTeR so is is the CoMing winter To an end sale ladies’ fashion UP To 50 % off ChildRen’s WeaR UP To 50 % off Men’s WeaR UP To 25 % off And loTs MoRe baRgains instore, but be qUiCk sale finishes at the end of this week! Funded by the Parliamentary Service and authorised by Amy Adams, 829 Main South Road, Templeton, Christchurch. Discounts off the normal retail price from 21 August – 10 September 2018. Valid only with cash/credit card/EFTPOS purchases. Not available in conjunction with account sales, promotional vouchers/coupons or other offers. Excludes trade, ECS and Crown products and PaintWise levy. Offer for Resene ColorShop/DIY cardholders only. Sign up for a free card at your Resene ColorShop or participating reseller. Offer applies to 10 litre Resene premium paints, primers, stains and 60-80ml testpots only. 2 McMillan St, Darfield Ph. 03 318 8734 Open Mon-Fri 9am-5pm Sat 9.30am-12.30pm Find us on