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More than $100,000 will have to be spent on a
West Melton water bore to provide further treat-
ment options after E-coli contamination was detec-
ted in August.
The Selwyn District Council decided at a recent
meeting on a short term strategy to deal with
compromised water security at the 100-metre Eliz-
abeth Allen Bore, one of the two water sources for
E-coli was detected in samples taken after
The bore had been taken offline at the time.
E-coli contamination in the same month in the
Darfield water supply was seen by the Canterbury
District Health Board to be the likely cause of
more than 110 gastroenteritis notifications it
received from the Darfield Medical Centre.
The bacteria is an indicator organism for con-
tamination of drinking water by faecal material.
The short-term cost of the strategy is $110,000
for ultra violet treatment, along with an auto-
mated shut down system when it exceeds water
Council water services asset manager Murray
England said in a report to the council the strat-
egy, which would take six weeks to implement,
would minimise but not eliminate supply risks for
The control system would shut down the Eliza-
beth Allen bore pump when the groundwater was
not suitable for ultra violet treatment, such as
when it was discoloured, which would leave the
town reliant on the other bore.
This may not have sufficient capacity, so water-
ing restrictions could have to be imposed at that
Car park crunch sparks
idea to help motorists
By ANNA PRICE
CRASH CARD: Janine Bremner with the crash report cards for
motorists to keep in their glovebox for a contingency.
A BIZARRE series of events
which led to an illegal over-
stayer being deported follow-
ing a car park crunch this
year, spurred a Rolleston
mother to produce a crash
report card for motorists to
record key details.
Janine Bremner s novel
card venture has the backing
of the Selwyn District Council,
and if the interest at Sunday
night s fireworks event is an
indicator, the cards will be
Mrs Bremner, an IT graph-
ics specialist who prepares
weather maps for MetService
to publish, was prodded into
action when another vehicle
drove into her 18-year-old
daughter s car as she entered
a gas station car park in upper
Riccarton in May.
She had only third party
insurance, Mrs Bremner
The car that drove into her
wasn t his car, he said it
wasn t insured and English
was not his first language.
She got his driver licence
details, Mrs Bremner said.
But the insurance company
said that wasn t enough to go
on, they needed the car regis-
Her daughter contacted the
police who tracked the man
down in Auckland and
charged him with failing to
give way to the right, and giv-
ing false information -- the
phone number he gave did not
The man turned out to be
an illegal overstayer and Mrs
Bremner s daughter, a stu-
dent, received word this
month that he was being
The insurance company
covered the repair costs to the
young woman s car under an
innocent party clause.
Repairs included realigning
the rear of the vehicle.
We were thrilled because
the police took it seriously,
Mrs Bremner said.
Some drivers forget to get
all the main details of an acci-
dent, so I drew up the report
card at home.
The Hilton Press in Tem-
pleton designed the layout
and Mrs Bremner approached
local businesses to take the
idea on board, place their own
advertising on the card and
give it to customers.
She took the card to Selwyn
council road safety co-
ordinator Ngaire Tinning, who
printed a batch to be distrib-
uted at Sunday night s fire-
works event at Rolleston Res-
We packaged them with a
pen and plastic bag to put
straight into the glove box,
Mrs Bremner said.
It s a detailed card. Some
people might get the name of
the other driver but forget the
This will remind them,
Mrs Tinning added the
Road Code guideline specify-
ing the timeline within which
crashes must be reported.
She was buoyed by the posi-
tive comments and uptake
from the public at the fire-
Ultra-fast link for
SELWYN STUDENTS will soon have access to
ultra-fast internet speeds, with the announcement
this week of the delivery of fibre broadband ser-
vices to four of the district s schools by July 2013.
Lincoln High School, Lincoln Primary, Rolles-
ton s Clearview Primary and Rolleston School will
all be included in Enable s fibre broadband net-
Enable is a partnership between Government
agency Crown Fibre Holdings and Christchurch
City Council-owned Enable Services . It is building
an ultra-fast broadband network for 180,000
homes and businesses in Christchurch, Wai-
makariri and Selwyn districts.
It is the first time services to schools outside
Christchurch have been confirmed.
Lincoln High School principal Linda Tame wel-
comed the announcement.
Broadband connectivity is one of the most
important tools in modern education. It opens up
a world of learning possibilities and is transform-
ing the classroom environment, she said.
It will be an enormous step forward in the
opportunities our students have to access edu-
cational resources online.
AWARD NOMINATION: Paralympian
Sophie Pascoe shows off her medals.
Photo: IAIN McGREGOR
FORMER LINCOLN High student
and Paralympic golden girl swimmer
Sophie Pascoe could be in line for
another accolade -- New Zealander of
Ms Pascoe, who claimed three
golds and three silvers from six
events at the London Paralympics to
add to the three golds and a silver
from the previous games in Beijing,
has been nominated for the 2013
Awards national manager Emma
Mcdonald said the organisers were
humbled by the stories of amazing
contributions individuals and organ-
isations are making to our communi-
ties and the nation .
Sport-related nominations also
included Olympic shot put gold med-
allist Valerie Adams and All Black
captain Richie McCaw.
The winners will be announced in
Auckland on February 28.
Ms Pascoe will also soon be on tele-
vision as one of the new iron maidens
advertising the products of Beef +
Lamb New Zealand.
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