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CENTRAL CANTERBURY NEWS, SEPTEMBER 19, 2012
Would you like to have a free session
in a Driving Simulator?
• The Sim Safe Driver Training Simulator is used regularly in Selwyn
District to offer an alternative learning experience to our young
drivers when they attend the Leading Learners course that is
co-ordinated by the Council.
• As part of the Driver Distraction campaign, Selwyn Road Safety
have organised the Sim Safe Driver Training simulator to visit
Rolleston on Thursday, 27 September between 9.00 and 1.30am.
• If you would like to try this unique type of driver training, we are
offering a free 20 minute session to 10 drivers who live in the
• You will need to allow 30 minutes of your time and a session time
will be allocated.
• This opportunity is open to all drivers, as you hold a current drivers
licence, either learner, restricted or a full licence.
As the number of sessions is limited, you need to
contact us as soon as possible to secure your place.
To apply, contact Ngaire at the Council on 347-2901
SHELLEY ST PHARMACY
41 Shelley Street, Rolleston Ph. 347 1299
(Opposite and Adjacent to Rolleston Medical Centre,
Rolleston Physiotherapy & G & E Dental)
Affiliated with Rolleston Pharmacy
WE OFFER: A Great Location to the Medical
Centre, Rolleston Physio & G & E Dental
Prescriptions Fully trained friendly service
Skin care with Triology, Sukin & Avene
Great Natural Supplements
Optifast weightloss program (one on one
with our trained consultant)
Encircle compression therapy
Quit card prescribing for subsidised nicotine
Baby products including the Nuk range and
the Tommee Tippee range
Annual Anglican Parish
29 September 2012
High Street, Leeston
Hit & run appearance
Burnham 18-year-old Harry Philip Silcock was
charged in the Christchurch District Court on
Monday with failure to stop and ascertain injury in
relation to an alleged hit-and-run crash on Saturday
night in Hornby, which claimed the life of Sean
Hutt, 20. Mr Hutt is believed to have died instantly
after he was struck by a car headed south on
Shands Rd about 11pm on Saturday. Mr Silcock
handed himself in on Sunday night. He was bailed
to his mother's home in Burnham with a curfew.
Train crossing crash
A woman motorist hit a train at a Selwyn railway
crossing on Monday, suffering moderate injuries to
her neck, abdomen and ankle. The 45-year-old
Dunsandel woman crashed into the second
carriage of a freight train at the intersection of
Main South Rd and Frasers Rd, south of
Dunsandel, shortly after 2pm. There are no barrier
arms or lights at the crossing, but there is a stop
sign and a give way sign at the intersection. A
police investigation into the incident is ongoing.
The driver of the white Nissan Pulsar which left the
road and crashed into a tree at Aylesbury on State
Highway 73 on August 30 has died. He was Colin
McLeod, 72, of Kirwee. Mr McLeod had to be freed
from his car by emergency crews using cutting
equipment. He was admitted to the intensive care
unit at Christchurch Hospital and died on
A couple heading home from a concert at Flock Hill
Station on Sunday morning wound up in
Christchurch Hospital after their car hit a pole at
speed on Racecourse Road on State Highway 73
west of Darfield about 7.30am. The man, 38, who
received facial and leg injuries, and the woman,
29, who had a serious back injury, were flown to
hospital by Westpac Rescue helicopter.
Selwyn District councillor Mark Alexander was
reported in the Central Canterbury News last week
as being in the Silver sponsorship category for his
donation for the new Selwyn Aquatic Centre, with
a $5000 pledge. His pledge has been split over
two years, and will be in the $10,000 category.
A Tai Tapu man has been found guilty on three
charges of breaching the Resource Management
Act by burning demolition waste at his semi-rural
property near Christchurch. Peter Wayne McKenzie
appeared at the Christchurch District Court last
month and was found guilty of burning demolition
waste including treated timber and rubber tyres,
allowing the discharge of contaminants into the
air, as well as disregarding an abatement notice
specifically prohibiting the activity. He was fined
$12,000 and ordered to pay costs to Environment
Canterbury of $2842.10, along with court and
solicitor's costs of $245.89.
A spokesperson from Ngai Tahu Property will
speak to the Lincoln Envirotown Trust at the
Lincoln Event Centre at 7.30pm on Monday
October 1 -- about the next stage of development
in the town. Contact Sue Jarvis on 329 5858 or
Thieves grab old-style hay baler
By ANNA PRICE
THE BLATANT theft of a red hay baler
from a Banks Peninsula property last
Friday could not have come at a worse
time for the owner.
The hay season is about to start.
It s a major for us, the Cooptown con-
tractor, who did not want to be named,
The New Holland 376 conventional hay
baler was stolen during the afternoon
from a property on State Highway 75
between Cooptown and Hilltop.
The farmer-contractor, who owns a 33
hectare lifestyle block, has had the late
1990s model for five years.
It is valued about $8000.
Senior Constable Lyle Pryor of Akaroa
police said several witnesses reported
seeing the baler being towed by an SUV-
type vehicle on State Highway 75, head-
ing toward Christchurch.
The baler is essential to his business,
Mr Pryor said.
It is certainly not your everyday item
that gets stolen, and the market for sell-
ing it would be limited.
Hay is generally baled in large round
bales now for agricultural purposes.
However there was still a demand for
conventional bales for smaller lifestyle
block farmers, he said.
The red baler is not the only essential
piece of farm equipment to go west in the
Over the past two months, farm gates
have been stolen on the Summit Rd
between Hilltop and Long Bay Rd.
The first gate vanished more than a
month ago, and the latest disappeared in
the past week.
It appears the gates are being lifted
from their hinges and taken, Mr Pryor
They tend to be newer mesh Cyclone
The owner of the red baler is appealing
for its return.
Any information about these thefts can
be given to Mr Pryor at the Akaroa police
station, 03 304 1030.
Crime spree intensive
Rolleston residents fume over tagging
PINK RAGE: The vandalised property at Rolleston.
By ANNA PRICE
POLICE EXPECT to nail vandals who
went on a pink spray paint bender across
Rolleston on Sunday night, causing tens
of thousands of dollars damage.
The offenders broke into a vehicle in
the town, seized a number of pink spray
cans and set off on a crime spree -- target-
ing new houses, fences, a road and three
In 10 separate incidents, houses --
including those under construction --
were defaced and pink-tagged along a
stretch of Jones Rd between Hoskyns and
Weedons Ross roads.
Constable Chris Caldwell of Rolleston
said a clear trail led from the initial theft
from the car break-in in Christie Pl,
around nearby Beaumont Dr, back
around to Rolleston Dr, Countdown
supermarket and two vehicles parked
near the Selwyn Toddlers preschool on
From there it looks like the offenders
have left Rolleston via Jones Rd, where
they have stopped to tag the road with
several different tags.
All the tags are similar.
Mr Caldwell said the offenders may not
be from Rolleston.
It is likely there was a small group of
offenders, as taggers seem to like leaving
their own individual tag, and there are
several clear individual tags on each
property, he said.
Two of the cars were almost completely
covered in spray paint.
Two vehicles were reported stolen the
same night and another car on Oak Tree
Lane was entered, using a remote control
to open a garage door. No property was
It was not known if the stolen vehicles
were linked to the tagging as they were
yet to be recovered and examined.
Police want to hear from anyone who
may have seen a suspicious car driving
around those areas of Rolleston, probably
in the early hours of Monday.
They would also like to hear from any-
one who recognises the tags.
Apart from the occasional minor
scrawl, Rolleston has been largely
graffiti-free for some time, Mr Caldwell
said. It is extremely disappointing that a
group of low-lifes have nothing better to
do than destroy other people s property,
cowardly using the night to hide their
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