Selwyn and Ashburton Outlook - - YOUR LOCAL NEWS -

Three Sel­wyn sport­ing groups were big win­ners in the when the New Zealand Com­mu­nity Trust (NZCT) handed out its Oc­to­ber grants in the Can­ter­bury re­gion. Waikirikiri Sport re­ceived $10,000 to­wards play­ing uni­forms for their ju­nior sec­tion, while the Sel­wyn Net­ball Cen­tre also re­ceived $10,000 to­wards a salary for their ad­min­is­tra­tor. The Preb­ble­ton Ten­nis Club also re­ceived $3,800 to­wards ten­nis coach­ing for the 2017/18 sea­son.


The Ash­bur­ton County Li­ons are gear­ing up for their an­nual Toot for Tucker food drive. Toot for Tucker will be held on Novem­ber 27, with col­lec­tors leav­ing from the Ash­bur­ton Race­course at 6pm, and hit­ting the streets in their ve­hi­cles. They’ll roam the streets of Ash­bur­ton toot­ing their horns, ready for peo­ple to bring out food do­na­tions for lo­cal food banks. Toot for Tucker bags will be de­liv­ered to mail boxes be­fore the night.


New roads in the Sel­wyn district re­ceived their names at the district coun­cil meet­ing last week. In the Pre­ston Downs sub­di­vi­sion, West Mel­ton, the road off Iris Tay­lor Ave has been named Cor­riedale Lane. The de­ci­sion on the name for a new road in the Twyn Vi­sions sub­di­vi­sion in Rolle­ston caused some dis­cus­sion in the coun­cil cham­bers as the pre­ferred op­tion of Ruby Jean Drive was con­sid­ered too sim­i­lar to Ruby Drive, also in Rolle­ston. In the end, the sec­ond op­tion of Jean Archie Drive was ap­proved for the new stretch of road.


Mid Can­ter­bury res­i­dents on the Lake Co­leridge wa­ter sup­ply will need to boil their wa­ter af­ter a rise in bac­te­ria lev­els. The Sel­wyn District Coun­cil is­sued a boil wa­ter no­tice on Fri­day af­ter E coli was de­tected in the post-UV wa­ter treat­ment area. Af­fected res­i­dents had al­ready been ad­vised to boil their wa­ter as a pre­cau­tion. The no­tice said No E coli had been de­tected in the retic­u­la­tion zone. The scheme is cur­rently be­ing chlo­ri­nated. How­ever, res­i­dents were ad­vised to con­tinue boil­ing wa­ter un­til fur­ther no­tice.

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