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CENTRAL CANTERBURY NEWS, JANUARY 23, 2013
Want to make your mark on
the Selwyn Aquatic Centre?
Come along to a 'Paint Your Tile Day'!
For $75 you can paint a tile (hand print, smiley face etc.) to be
displayed at the Aquatic Centre.
The Paint your Tile Days are:
Friday 25 January, 10am -- 12noon, Lincoln Events Centre
Friday 25 January, 2pm -- 4pm, Darfield Service Centre
Sunday 27 January, 11am -- 1pm, Rolleston Community Centre
for the week 22 January to 28 January
SELWYN DISTRICT COUNCIL
PO Box 90, Rolleston 7643
Council Chambers & Offices
Norman Kirk Drive, Rolleston
Ph 347 2800 or 318 8338
Rolleston Library & Service Centre
Rolleston Drive, Rolleston
Ph 347 2880 or 318 8338
Darfield Library & Service Centre
1 South Terrace, Darfield
Ph 318 8338 or 347 2800
Leeston Library & Service Centre
High Street, Leeston
Ph 347 2820 or 318 8338
Lincoln Library & Service Centre
Gerald Street, Lincoln
Ph 347 2875 or 318 8338
Registration & Trials
in February 2013
Registration to be completed online
via our website, see below.
sausage sizzle, fun games
and the payment of subs
(if internet banking option has not already been
chosen from the on-line registration form)
11th, 13th (4-6pm) & 17th Feb (10am-12)
17th (2-4pm) & 18th, 20th Feb (6-8pm)
A & B preseason training 17th Feb (11-1pm)
27th Feb 7pm
For further information please see
Driving too fast causing loss of control is one
of Selwyn District's high road safety concerns.
Between November 2007 and October 2012,
there were 197 recorded crashes with loss of
control, with 63% of these crashes occurring on
bends and 23% on straight roads.
Of these crashes, the 98 injury crashes resulted
in 9 fatalities, 37 people receiving serious
injuries, and 88 receiving minor injuries.
Generally, vehicle crashes will have more than
one cause and while driving too fast is recorded
in all of these crashes, alcohol and poor handling
and judgement also contributed in many of these
Many of rural roads are set at 100kph, but there
are many areas that require lower speed than
this for a number of reasons. The speed limit is
the maximum legal speed that you can travel
on a road in perfect conditions.
However, conditions are seldom perfect. As
a driver you'll have to look out for changes in
traffic, road, and weather conditions and reduce
your speed accordingly.
You will constantly need to be judging the stretch
of road you are driving on. This is called driving
to the conditions. If you don't adjust your speed
to suit the conditions, you may be driving too
fast, even if you're within the limit.
The summer speed campaign "Country or
town, keep your speed down" aims to
encourage drivers to adjust their driving speed
to the current conditions, each time they drive,
whether they are driving in urban or rural areas.
Drivers who travel at higher speeds endanger the
lives of others. We have all heard the messages
"speed kills" and "the faster you go the bigger
the mess". It is a fact that vehicle crashes that
occur at higher speeds do result in fatalities, and
injuries that are more severe.
As part of the campaign, we are offering free
pens and plaster packs. These are available at
Council Service Centres and Libraries over the
next couple of weeks.
If your dog was first registered after 30 June
2006 and is not a working dog, the law requires
him or her to be microchipped. This free monthly
service is available at the following places.
Friday 25 January
9 -- 9.30am
10.15 -- 10.45am
11.30 -- 12pm
12.45 -- 1.15pm
• All clinics last for only half an hour.
• The Rolleston venue is in Norman Kirk Drive
(off Rolleston Drive).
• Microchipping will not take place if wet.
• Working dogs and dogs registered before 1
July 2006 can be microchipped for $20 per
If you have any questions regarding microchipping,
please contract Tracey Wheeler on 347 2800
or 318 8338.
Free Confident Driving Course
for Mature Drivers
Driver safety is vital for drivers of
all ages, but some older drivers can
experience changes in their flexibility,
vision and reaction time.
This free refresher course is available
to drivers and residents in Selwyn
What does the course
You will be guided through a one day, 5
hour session using a workbook, which
you keep at the end of the course. The course is designed to be
thought-provoking, informative, enjoyable and informal.
There are no tests or exams, and you will receive a cer tificate of
Lunch is provided.
Next Courses -- Lincoln on Thursday, 7 February 2013 and
Darfield on Wednesday, 13 February 2013.
For more information and bookings, contact Age Concern
(03) 366 0903 or email Yvonne at firstname.lastname@example.org
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