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Selwyn Times: December 05, 2018

Selwyn Times: December 05,

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2018 Connecting Your Community GET CONNECTED WITH Scorch Broadband THIS IS what Rolleston’s new $22.2 million library and community centre, Te Ara Ātea, will look like from Tennyson St. THe district council has been gifted the name for the facility by Te Taumutu Rūnanga. THe name means “the unobstructed trail to the world and beyond” and reflects the role of the new facility as a place for learning, gathering, connecting, exploring and celebrating the district’s heritage and people. The new library and community centre is a landmark Motorway on track Safer and easier commute not far away Pages 4 & 5 Page 6 project in the proposed Rolleston town centre, centred on what is currently part of Rolleston Reserve. Construction of Te Ara Ātea is expected to start in halfway through next year. Te Taumutu Rūnanga chairwoman Julie Robilliard said the rūnanga is delighted to be supporting the Selwyn community with the new name. “It is with great pleasure that Te Taumutu Rūnanga gifts the name of Te Ara Ātea to the new Rolleston library and community centre,” she said. “Meaning the unobstructed trail to the world and beyond, Te Ara Ātea is particularly appropriate because the Rolleston area was part of a network of ancient trails.” Mayor Sam Broughton said the district council has been working closely with Te Taumutu as a key partner during the development and design stages of the new Win a trip to Singapore A getaway for two worth $7000 up for grabs Te Ara Atea name for new library Sam Broughton library and community centre. “Our partnership with Te Taumutu has been a central part of this project from the outset, as we have worked to ensure the new centre represents the breadth and depth of Selwyn’s heritage and community,” he said. “We’re privileged that the rūnanga has gifted the name Te Ara Ātea – which is so appropriate for a community facility where we will celebrate our history but also look confidently to the future. 0800 726 724 No word on who will pay to finish Masefield Drive • By Emily O’Connell THE DISTRICT council won’t say if ratepayers are picking up the tab for roadworks in Masefield Drive, Rolleston. The footpath and cycleway outside The Warehouse in Rolleston ends as the road narrows around a bend. The district council and the developers of Rolleston Square, where The Warehouse is sited, have been at odds over which one should pay to fix the problem. District council asset engineer transportation Mark Chamberlain said work was done last week to patch potholes and widen an area at the entrance to the shopping centre. “It is to hold the seal until the kerb and channel, seal widening and other needed work is done after Christmas,” he said. Mr Chamberlain said there will also be an edge line painted to give better delineation for drivers. Selwyn Times has repeatedly asked the district council whether ratepayers or developers are paying to fix the patch of road. •Turn to page 6 Before you head out for drinks with your friends, family or colleagues over the Christmas break be sure to plan your ride home.