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.
TOOT FOR TUCKER
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 NAMED
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.
BOIL WATER NOTICE
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.