WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 242018 Locally Owned www.star.kiwi GET CONNECTED WITH Scorch Broadband Pothole repairs West Belt gets seal of approval Page 4 Page 14 Dirt track success West Melton rider now world No 2 An arresting sort of day HANDS UP: The party police were out in force on Friday as part of Lincoln University’s notoriously wild Garden Party. •More photos, pages 8-9 PHOTO: MARTIN HUNTER 0800 726 724 www.scorch.co.nz Playgrounds getting equipment safety upgrades • By Georgia O’Connor-Harding PLAYGROUNDS identified as having safety issues across Selwyn are in the process of being repaired. The district council is upgrading playground equipment at domains including Courtenay, Sheffield and Waihora. It comes after a report on playgrounds across the district, highlighting equipment in need of repairs, was compiled in July. The report was discussed at the district council’s property committee. Reserves operations manager Jonathan Crawford said the majority of the playground equipment needing upgrades has since been repaired. Key issues were identified at playgrounds at the Courtenay, Sheffield and Waihora domains. The district council manages more than 70 playgrounds across the district. Seven playground items rated “very poor” and 37 were “poor”. Mr Crawford said when the report came out all affected committees were sent a copy of the material relevant to their playgrounds. But the report bench-marked Selwyn as having an 80 per cent compliance for its playgrounds. •Turn to page 4 We’re evolving... Our latest neighbourhood, ‘The Borough, Faringdon’ has just been released and it’s got the great bones you need to build the home of your dreams. Titles early 2019. It’s just a few giant strides from Rolleston town centre and new schools, and has quality environmental design features unlike anywhere else in Canterbury. THE BOROUGH With sections between 400 and 944m 2 , prices starting at $169,000. Your future starts here. 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.