WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 22, 2018 Locally Owned www.star.kiwi GET CONNECTED WITH Scorch Broadband • By Emily O’Connell COMMUNITY watchdogs have joined the crusade against bad driving. Two electronic signs with safety messages have been temporarily placed on roadsides in the district in a bid to make driving in Selwyn safer. Pools in spotlight Aquatic facility review because of population growth Page 3 Page 26 It is a part of a Community Patrol of New Zealand project which is being managed by the Selwyn Community Patrol and supported by Selwyn police. The signs are kept on trailers and police have been helping advise where to park them. Patrol secretary Murray Allison said the signs will be in the district until early September, with the message and location continuously changing. He said the initiative follows concerns about “what happens on rural roads and driving in general.” Last week the sign, which said “no cellphone use,” was on the side of Springs Rd near Lincoln Full trophy cabinet Inventiveness key to Waihora success SAFETY: John O’Hara (left) and Murray Allison of Selwyn Community Patrol with Senior Constable Andy Williamson in front of the electronic signs that target bad driving in Selwyn. Signs a bid to produce better drivers University targeting those who text while driving. Mr Allison said they see people in Selwyn using their cellphones while driving “all the time.” “A lot of tradesmen do it and a lot of women drivers do it, I hate to say it, but they do,” he said. •Turn to page 4 0800 726 724 www.scorch.co.nz Memorial orchard plan for quake victims welcomed • By Sarla Donovan A PREBBLETON woman has welcomed a proposed orchard in memory of her late husband, and another man, who died in the February 22, 2011, earthquake. The garden would be in memory of both Owen Wright and Ian Foldesi who lost their lives during the earthquake. Mr Wright’s wife, Megan, told SelwynTimesshe was happy with the idea. “To be honest I haven’t been able to face going back since our home was demolished. However, I think the orchard idea is lovely and very healing. We could picnic under the blossoms rather than facing an empty space,” she said. Mr Wright was working at his joinery business in Woolston when the 6.3 magnitude quake struck at 12.51pm. Assured his family was safe, he spent a couple of hours tidying up the factory before leaving for home in his Land-Rover. Unable to drive through the tunnel, he ferried other stuck people up the Bridle Path in his vehicle, before setting off on foot to get home on the other side of the hill. •Turn to page 11 Local Faringdon kid, Ethan Hunt loves tucking into the tasty treats on offer at South Point! The good life tastes great! You’ve got a family friendly bar/restaurant, authentic Indian cuisine and traditional Fish ’n Chips just down the road! Add to that list the extensive infrastructure: a primary school, a dance school, great retailers, parks and playgrounds, reticulated gas, ultra fast broadband, and you soon see why Faringdon is unmatched for quality and convenience. With sections between 400 and 887m 2 , prices starting at $167,000 and titles available right now - there’s no reason to delay your dreams any longer. Titles available now. Call Bruce Harvey 0800 667 849 or visit www.faringdon.co.nz Visit our info centre, corner Goulds and East Maddisons Rds. Wednesday to Sunday, 12pm - 4pm. You’re home.