Selwyn and Ashburton Outlook - - YOUR LOCAL NEWS -

The Ash­bur­ton Dis­trict Coun­cil is­sued 138 con­sents for wood burn­ers last month, and has an­other 242 ap­pli­ca­tions to process, af­ter an in­flux ahead of the low emis­sion wood burner dead­line. Res­i­dents seek­ing to in­stall a low emis­sion wood burn­ers had un­til Oc­to­ber 31 to apply for a Solid Fuel Heater con­sent. From now, peo­ple with a wood burner more than 15 years old, can only apply to in­stall an ul­tra-low emis­sion wood burner, fol­low­ing an ECan de­ci­sion to phase out old style wood burn­ers in the Ash­bur­ton Clear Air Zone. Those with a con­sent will have one year to be­gin work to in­stall their low emis­sion wood burner, and an­other year to com­pete the work.


Ash­bur­ton Col­lege row­ing sen­sa­tion Veron­ica Wall has achieved back-to-back tri­umphs in the Ao­raki Se­condary School sports awards, again named fe­male sportsper­son of the year. Row­ing took out a num­ber of awards, with the Ash­bur­ton Col­lege girls’ un­der-18 coxed four (Grace Wil­son, Mol­lie Gib­son, Olivia Gib­son, Emma Jansen and Wall) named team of the year, while Ash­bur­ton Col­lege row­ing coach Justin Wall won coach of the year.


Mid Can­ter­bury can of­fi­cially lay claim to an­other All Black. Rakaia’s Tim Perry made his de­but for the All Blacks at the week­end, com­ing off the bench against the Bar­bar­ians at Twickenham, in the UK. The prop, who is the son of an­other of Mid Can­ter­bury’s former All Blacks Grant Perry, cur­rently plays for the Tas­man Makos in the Mitre 10 Cup, and Su­per Rugby for the Cru­saders. The 29-year-old last played for Mid Can­ter­bury in the 2010 Heart­land Cham­pi­onship, be­fore mak­ing the move to Marl­bor­ough.

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