WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 2018 Connecting Your Community www.star.kiwi GET CONNECTED WITH Scorch Broadband • By Emily O’Connell WHEN SCHOOL finishes next month, most pupils will be swapping their books for skateboards, scooters and swimming togs. But year 1 pupils Madilynne Quarry consent Opponents vow to fight Fulton Hogan application Page 3 Page 15 Scott and Hazel O’Sullivan (above) will be part of a Rolleston School initiative that aims to get children reading over the summer holidays too. More than 370 pupils from the school are set to take part in the holiday reading programme, which librarian Kay Morfett says has a lot of benefits. “[Reading] helps them with their imagination, it inspires them to do different things, it encourages their Stay-at-home-dad What have Vittoria and Matt have been up to? Rolleston pupils big holiday reading list confidence and attitude as they grow older,” Mrs Morfett said. She brought the idea to the school after completing a course at the National Library of New Zealand. •Turn to page 7 0800 726 724 www.scorch.co.nz Another bus trial planned in Leeston, Darfield • By Emily O’Connell TWO NEW bus services could be trialled for six months in Selwyn, starting in January. Environment Canterbury and the district council are behind the idea and are seeking feedback from residents on the two weekday services. One would be between Leeston and Christchurch, and the other between Darfield and Christchurch. The proposed fares range from $2 to $3.90 for children and $3.85 to $7.50 for adults. District council asset manager transportation Andrew Mazey said it understands there is a need to improve the public transport connection to Christchurch in the growing communities. It comes after Red Bus ceased its bus trial service in Darfield and West Melton in March due to low patronage. The district council will be covering the $60,000 budget for the trials. Leeston Community Committee chairman Lloyd Clausen supports the trial and says it “would be great” for the area. “We [the committee] did a survey 10 or 15 years ago and everyone was dead keen to get it,” he said. •Turn to page 7 Your future starts here. We’re leading the way. Whether you’re a first home buyer or an experienced vet, you’re going to love the latest release at Faringdon. ‘The Borough’ is a quick walkies away from Rolleston town centre, and is filled with the things that make life doggone easy. Parks and reserves, reticulated gas, lightning fast fibre broadband, and a new shopping precinct - it’s the sort of infrastructure that could very well make other developments barking mad with envy. Faringdon available now. Sections between 444 and 944m 2 , prices starting from $165,000. Titles available in early 2019. Call Bruce Harvey on 0800 667 849 or go to www.faringdon.co.nz Local Faringdon kid, Mackenzie Norrell wants to be a vet when she grows up. Find out how Mackenzie’s practice is going, in a brand new video at www.faringdon.co.nz You’re home.