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The Star: September 06, 2018

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16 Latest Christchurch news at www.star.kiwi News Thursday September 6 2018 Local News Now The Star Fire rages, homes at risk Show week shapes up THE BIGGEST week of Christchurch’s spring calendar is close. Tickets to New Zealand Cup and Show Week went on sale this week. Celebrated as the South Island’s premier spring festival, this year’s week-long celebration will be a showcase of racing, fashion, excitement and glamour alongside cutting-edge agricultural innovation, fun-filled family entertainment and tantalising regional food and beverage offerings. Running from November 10 to 17, the annual event will bring together Addington Raceway’s Christchurch Casino New Zealand Trotting Cup Day, the New Zealand Cup meeting at Riccarton Park and the New Zealand Agricultural Show, in collaboration with city promotions agency ChristchurchNZ. Highlights will be a spring garden experience at Riccarton Park and fashion and entertainment at Addington Raceway. Four lucky guests will be flown to Addington by Richie McCaw as part of the raceway’s “arrive in style with Richie” promotion. Farmers told to secure cattle • By Emily O’Connell FARMERS ARE being reminded to check their fences after another car v cow incident. The latest reported incident happened on Hororata Dunsandel Rd last week. The motorist was not hurt but the cow was killed. North Canterbury Federated Farmers dairy chairman Michael Woodward said there are a number of reasons why cattle were ending up on roads. “Potentially it’s basic security hasn’t been followed . . . there could also be people coming onto properties who aren’t supposed to be there that then leave gates open,” he said. The crashes are a “good reminder” to farmers to check their boundaries. “With mycoplasma bovis in the district the need to run a secondary boundary fence isn’t a bad thing, especially if it’s at a gateway then that provides a double level of security,” Mr Woodward said. Rolleston woman Carissa Maitland who hit a cow last month on Lincoln Rolleston Rd said she was lucky she was driving slowly when the crash DANGER: Former Selwyn Mayor Bill Woods hit a cow in his Mercedes-Benz, one of several accidents which has prompted calls for farmers to check their fences. happened. The incident was “pretty terrifying.” She was driving home from the Crusaders Super Rugby final against the Lions on August 4 when her she collided with the cow about 11pm. Mrs Maitland was travelling at 30km/h through road works on the 100km/h road when the cow “came straight out in front” of her. “I didn’t see it at all and so, I didn’t even brake and it basically kind of sat on my bonnet and rolled back onto my windscreen,” Mrs Maitland said. The vehicle sustained significant damage to the bonnet and roof and needed to be replaced. Mrs Maitland and the cow were uninjured. Her collision is just one of four accidents involving cattle over the past two months in the Selwyn District. A 27-year-old suffered serious injuries when she collided with a cow in Burnham on July 19. On July 12, former Selwyn Mayor Bill Woods and his two passengers were lucky to escape serious injury after his Mercedes- Benz, travelling at about 100km/h, collided with a cow. In July, Senior Sergeant Pete Stills said road accidents with cows were a “good reason” for motorists to keep their speed down. “Hit a horse or a cow at speed and you’re in trouble because all you do is take their legs out and they come up the bonnet through your windscreen often,” he said. Selwyn District Council senior animal control officer Steve Clarke is advising people driving on rural roads to make sure they are aware of potential hazards. “If you do see farm animals on the road please report it through our 24-hour line – 347 2800,” he said. Christchurch Showroom 13b Parkhouse Rd, Wigram Frameless Showers 1000x1000 From $700 1200x900 From $900 Custom fixed panels from $180 T005 Toilet $259 T021 Toilet Extra Height $429 1200 Plywood Floor Vanity Range 25% off while stocks last OPEN 6 DAYS Mon-Fri 9am - 5.30pm | Sat 9.30am - 4pm 0800 MILLEN | www.millen.co.nz | 03 348 8678 Thinking of your next career move? Contact Sally Fitzsimmons your Sales, Marketing and Communications Specialist on 03 974 1094 or 021 402 036 WHY PAY RENT? AfforDABLE HomE & LAND PACKAGES from $395 per week 20% dEPosiT - 4.15% ovER 3o YEARs Terms, conditions & lending criteria apply. Daniel M. 027 433 0074 e. daniel@todayhomes.co.nz anGela M. 0274 888 930 e. angela@todayhomes.co.nz SECTIONS FROM $130,000 Stan Jer Licensed Sales Consultant Grenadier Real Estate Ltd MREINZ Licensed Agent REAA 2008 e. stan.jer@harcourts.co.nz P. 03 379 6596 M. 027 433 3556 Fou

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