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Selwyn Times: September 12, 2018


12 Wednesday September 12 2018 Latest Christchurch news at SELWYN TIMES Get Ready For Christmas 15 weeks ‘til Christmas Start thinking about getting your vehicles ready for the Christmas holiday season now, says Rolleston Diesel & Petrol owner and operator Simon Wilson. He warns against leaving it to the last minute and suggests getting your boat, caravan, jet ski, trailer, campervan or even your family car booked in now at Rolleston Diesel and Petrol to avoid the mad rush leading up to Christmas. He says that as it gets closer to the holiday season, the workshop gets busier and by booking in now and getting your vehicles sorted, it takes the pressure off that most anticipated time of the year. Simon and his staff of two pride themselves on being able to meet their customers’ expectations. All three are fully qualified with over 50 years experience between them and regularly keep upto-date with the latest technology and information within their field. “We have a great team with a highly professional work ethic, and have the expertise to make the right decisions while keeping owners informed, and getting the job completed as quickly and economically as possible.” Rolleston Diesel and Petrol offers a full range of mechanical services and specialises in both diesel and petrol engines. Services include diesel and petrol servicing and tuning, fault finding, injector pump maintenance, cam belts, brakes, and general maintenance as well as WOF and fleet management. As part of MTA, Rolleston Diesel and Petrol have the backup of a reputable nationwide industry organisation, which means the company can offer their customers peace of mind when they leave their vehicles for repairs and servicing. Hayden completes the final fuel settings on a Holden Torana. Allan removes EGR units from a 2014 Territory diesel. Avoid the Christmas rush, call 03 347 7110 today to book your vehicle! Open daily Monday to Friday 7am-5pm and Saturday morning 8am-12pm (WOFs only) 3 TRUCKS 3 CARS 3 LUBES 3 SERVICING 3 FLEET WORK 3 BOATS 3 DIESEL INJECTOR 3 & PUMP SERVICING 3 ENGINE TUNING 3 BRAKES AND MUCH MORE! Mon-Fri 7am-5pm, Sat 8am- 12pm (WOFs only) 3 MAXXIS TYRES 3 WHEEL ALIGNMENTS 3 BATTERIES 3 WOFs 3 CAMBELTS 839 Jones Road, Rolleston P.O. Box 16 Rolleston Phone Simon on 347 7110 or Mobile 027 272 9213

SELWYN TIMES Latest Christchurch news at Wednesday September 12 2018 13 News Honouring late Lincoln lecturer A BRIDGE in Liffey Springs has been dedicated to late Lincoln University lecturer and community man Alistair Campbell. A celebration was held on Sunday by the Christchurch Little River Rail Trust and Lincoln community committee to dedicate the bridge to Dr Campbell and to open the last section of the track. The trail runs from Prebbleton through to Little River. Dr Campbell was a lecturer of chemistry at Lincoln University, a member of the rail trust and involved in committee groups. Lincoln community committee member Ralph Scott opened the celebration and explained how the committee came to be involved in the last section of the trail. The new section of the trail starts at the Liffey Springs bridge which crosses the stream arising from the springs and links to the section of the rail trail past the wetlands area to Moirs Lane. Following Dr Campbell’s death in October 2015, the committee wanted permanent acknowledgement of his service to Lincoln and to the rail trail project. It also wanted to see the completion of the trail out of Lincoln and used some of its discretionary funds to help support the project. The district council was also involved in the project by installing the new bridge. Craig Mason, a former member of the rail trust and past Lincoln University student of Dr Campbell’s, discussed the early history of the Christchurch Little River Rail Trust and his long association with Dr Campbell. A plaque in honour of Dr Campbell on the bridge was unveiled by his wife Pat Campbell. Acting mayor Malcolm Lyall spoke about the district council’s involvement during the DEDICATION: Acting mayor Malcolm Lyall and former Christchurch Little River Rail Trust member Craig Mason opening a new bridge in honour of late Lincoln University lecturer Alistair Campbell. ​ celebration. Cr Lyall and Mr Mason cut the ribbon opening the bridge. Cr Lyall said the opening of the bridge was a great way to mark Dr Campbell’s significant involvement in the community throughout his life. From the bridge, the rest of the trail can be picked up on Ellesmere Rd. Local News Now Fire rages, homes at risk Machine checks well-being of council staff • By Georgia O’Connor-Harding A MACHINE testing blood pressure, height, weight and body mass index is proving to be popular at the district council. As of last week, the Health Check Machine was used 307 times by district council staff. At least two members have used the results to seek advice from their healthcare professional. People and capability manager Chris Hewitt said it was initially lent to the district council by Southern Cross Health but after a significant uptake of the service, it decided to lease it at a cost of $110 a month on a sixmonth lease. The machine was first installed in June. Mr Hewitt said it will consider the machine’s impact on staff well-being, and if it is of value, the district council will look at another short-term lease on an annual basis. He said the district council takes the well-being of its staff seriously. During the course of the lease the health check machine will travel to a number of district council facilities around Selwyn.