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Selwyn Times: August 29, 2018

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4 Wednesday August 29 2018 Latest Christchurch news at www.star.kiwi News SELWYN TIMES Helping students to understand •From page 1 Mrs Paterson said both the school and parents are thankful for the support from the emergency services. “If this can make a difference to one young person’s life then it’s worth it,” she said. Rolleston Volunteer Kathy Paterson Jeremy Greenwood Fire Brigade and Lincoln Volunteer Fire Brigade, in conjunction with St John and police, held the motor vehicle crash education exercise on Boundary Rd. Lincoln chief fire officer Jeremy Greenwood hopes the exercise makes students think about their actions and make the right decision. “We’ve all got families at home and you know dealing with the carnage of road accidents is really difficult for all the emergency EXAMPLE: Students acted as injured in the mock crash. services, particularly when there is young people involved,” Mr Greenwood said. ‘We’ve all got families at home and you know dealing with the carnage of road accidents is really difficult for all the emergency services, particularly when there’s young people involved.’ – Jeremy Greenwood He said it was a big effort from the different agencies, with everyone giving up their time for a common cause. Mr Greenwood said he’s not aware of any plans to bring the mock crash to other schools in district. In March, Lincoln High School student Burgundy-Rose Brown was travelling with Shirley Boys’ High School student Dexter Barham, a 16-year-old learner driver, south on Glasnevin Rd/State Highway 1, about 2km north of Amberley, when he crashed. The Nissan Silvia crossed the centre line and collided head-on with a northbound Holden Colorado, according to police. The pair died at the scene. DEVASTATING: Clockwise from top left – Samuel Drost, Cole Hull and Lily Moore, all 15, died in the Boxing Day 2016 crash near Leeston. Alex Brown, 14, suffered minor injuries. THE LITTLE RIVER BAND GOLD CARD LUNCHES MON - FRI JON STEVENS LEO SAYER ROSS WILSON MIDGE MARSDEN AUTOMATIC 80s PLUS GOLDEN KIWIS: PETER URLICH TH’DUDES HARRY LYON HELLO SAILOR RIKKI MORRIS CROCODILES CHERIE MATHIESON SOLA ROSA RICK BALL HELLO SAILOR TONY WAINE THE NARCS 2019 TICKETS ON SALE NOW ON THE DOMAIN LINCOLN 2 MARCH 2019 www.selwynsounds.co.nz Woodfired Pizzas / Full Menu • $20 Pizzas Mon / Tues • $7 Beers 4-6pm Every day • Gaming Room • Tues Quiz Nights • $15 Burgers Wed • $15 Curry Thurs / Fri • Roasts every lunch and Sunday nights $22 • Function room - Fundraisers/private dining • Takeaways Available • Open 7 days Coffee/Lunch/Dinner Open 11.30am Mon-Sat | Ph 03 421 6481 Sunday Breakfast from 9am West Melton Village, Weedons Ross Road www.twofatpossums.co.nz Courtesy Van available

SELWYN TIMES Latest Christchurch news at www.star.kiwi Wednesday August 29 2018 5 Local News Now Fire rages, homes at risk road safety Three other people – Barham’s other passenger, also from Shirley Boys’ High School, and two from the oncoming car – were injured. On Boxing Day 2016 Lincoln High School student Samuel Drost, Ellesmere College student Cole Hull and Rangi Ruru Girls’ student Lily Moore, all 15, were killed when the car they were passengers in failed to take a corner on Harts Rd near Leeston. They were not wearing seat belts. The 14-year-old unlicensed driver was seriously injured, while passenger Alex Brown, the only one wearing a seat belt, suffered minor injuries. Fifty-two of the people killed on Canterbury roads from 2012-2016 were not wearing seat belts – the third highest in the country. That followed 61 in Auckland, and 56 in Bay of Plenty. Head students Petra Campbell, Taylin Smith and Carlito Shalfoon believe the mock crash was worthwhile and were appreciative of the time emergency services took out of their day to do the demonstration. Petra said it was a “good representation of what a car crash actually is” and how long GRIEF-STRIKEN: Friends mourning following the deaths of three teenagers in the 2016 Boxing Day crash. it takes to get people out of their vehicles. “I think based on what we see and from our personal opinions, I think there has been a good response and it’s just reinforced what everyone knows,” she said. Taylin said the mock car crash has got students talking again about road safety. Two-hundred-and-fortyone people have died on New Zealand roads so far this year, including five in Selwyn. Heritage bid may disrupt plan to redevelop Rolly Inn •From page 1 District councillor Craig Watson is backing Mr Lilley but his suggestion to keep the hotel off the heritage list did not receive enough support from fellow councillors. He said it would be “unfair” and “almost embarrassing for Rolleston” if the hotel became a heritage item. “It’s putting a lot of limitations on a hotel that I would argue most of Rolleston would not call a heritage building,” Cr Watson said. His advice to Mr Lilley is to get it demolished in the next two years while there are no restrictions in place. District councillor Jeff Bland said the building is a “great old pub” which has historical value. However, he said the owner would need to be on-board with FRUSTRATED: Rolly Inn owner Russell Lilley doesn’t want the hotel to be placed on the heritage items list. the proposal for it to work. “I think if you’re going to put a heritage order on something, it needs to come with agreement of the current land owner or owner of the building,” he said. The report detailing the proposed changes is expected to go out for initial public consultation in the next month. The consultation will then be considered when creating the draft District Plan. The draft plan will then go out for formal consultation before being finalised. The current Selwyn Craig District Plan lists 156 Watson protected items which are located across both rural and urban areas. •HAVE YOUR SAY: Do you think the Rolly Inn should be listed as a heritage building? Email your views to emily. oconnell@starmedia.kiwi ACHIEVE YOUR POTENTIAL IN HEALTH If you’d like a career in health but you don’t currently meet the entry criteria for a diploma or degree programme at Ara, our Certificate in Study and Career Preparation can give you the foundation you need. Starting in September, this mostly online programme will equip you to confidently advance to a higher-level qualification next year. Apply now, start September. ara.ac.nz For a free Measure & Quote PH 0800 26 26 20 Bowranda PATIO ROOF ⚫ 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 www.bowranda.co.nz