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CENTRAL CANTERBURY NEWS, MARCH 27, 2013
for the week 26 March to 1 April
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
Changes to rubbish and
Rubbish, recycling and organic kerbside
collection times will change over Easter.
There will be no kerbside collection on
Friday 29 March.
Kerbside collections that normally occur
on Friday 29 March will be on Saturday
On Easter Monday (1 April) there will
be a normal kerbside collection service.
Pines Resource Recovery Park
opening hours will also change
The park will be:
closed on Friday 29 March
open as per normal on Saturday
30 March from 10am -- 4pm
closed on Sunday 31 March
open as per normal on Easter Monday
(1 April) from 9am -- 4:30pm
Drive Safe this Easter
Most people have already planned their well-earned break for Easter
Weekend. As usual, it is expected that traffic volumes will start to
increase from about Thursday and remain high until Tuesday next week.
Sadly, the greater volumes of traffic often result in increased road
crashes. New Zealand wide, during the last three Easter weekends,
there were 401 injury crashes recorded. These crashes resulted in
17 fatalities, 107 people receiving serious injuries and 464 received
Over Easter weekend, there will be more camper-vans, vehicles towing
trailers, caravans or boats on our roads. It is essential to allow more
time to get to your destination, drive with patience, and avoid taking
unnecessary risks. Driving tired (fatigue) contributed in many of these
Always plan your journey to include drive time and rest breaks and
drive at times when you are normally awake. Also, if you recognise the
early signs of fatigue either in yourself or your driver and take action,
then the risk of a crash is greatly reduced. A few simple driving tips are:
rest before you drive take regular breaks
To help remind you of these tips, you can pick up your free fatigue
tissue pack available this week from all Council Library/Service Centres.
Mobile library timetable
Wednesday, 27 March
10.15 -- 11am
11.30am -- 1pm
1.20 -- 1.50pm
Thursday, 28 March
Council Headquarters, Rolleston 1.30 -- 2pm
Rolleston First Learners
2 -- 2.30pm
2.55 -- 3.30pm
Tuesday, 2 April
Tai Tapu Playcentre
10 -- 10.30am
Tai Tapu Preschool
10.30 -- 11.15am
West Melton Learning Centre 1 -- 1.15pm
West Melton School
1.15 -- 2pm
West Melton Church
Restricted Fire Season
Notice is hereby given that as from Friday 22 March the previously
advertised Prohibited Fire Season is now replaced by a Restricted
Fire Season for the whole of Selwyn District.
Notice is hereby given that pursuant to Section 22(2) of the Forest &
Rural Fires Act (1977), the lighting of fires in the open air within the
rural areas of Selwyn District is restricted from Friday 22 March 2013
until further notice.
The exemptions to this are:
1. The burning of crop residue will be permitted without the
issue of a Fire Permit providing the following conditions
Fires shall only be lit during daylight hours and must be out by
No fires shall be lit while strong winds are blowing or forecasted,
or when conditions are such that the fire is likely to spread
beyond the limits of the land for which this Authority is issued.
Maximum allowable wind strength is 19kph (Beaufort Scale 3).
The area to be burnt is to be surrounded by a continuous fire
break, cleared of all combustible material to a minimum width
of 10 metres.
The fire is to be patrolled by the person lighting the fire until
it is completely out.
Prior to lighting, the occupiers of neighbouring properties are
to be advised of the time and date of burning.
That some form of Fire Fighting Equipment, such as grubbers,
beaters, fire extinguishers or vehicle mounted water supply/
spray units, is on site to deal with any fire outbreaks.
2. Fires are permitted in enclosed drums providing the
following conditions are met:
The drum top must be covered with a wire mesh sized no greater
than 20mm, or have a lid and flue with a spark arrester fitted.
The drum must be surrounded by a 3 metre area that is cleared
of combustible material and be at least 3 metres away from
other buildings, trees or vegetation.
The area must be serviced by a reticulated water supply or an
alternative water supply (tanker, dam, etc). The water supply
must be capable of fully extinguishing the drum fire and the
area immediately around it.
The drum fire must only be lit during daylight hours and fully
extinguished by dark.
The drum fire must be attended by someone at all times until
it is completely out.
The drum fire must not be lit when the wind is blowing or
forecasted to be above 19kph (Beaufort Scale 3).
The drum fire must not be lit or allowed to burn when the smoke
is likely to cause nuisance to neighbours.
Only vegetation, paper, cardboard and untreated wood are
allowed to be burnt under Environment Canterbury Air Plan.
3. Gas fuelled barbecues lit in properly constructed
4. Only gas fuelled barbecues lit in properly constructed
containers are permitted in Council Reserves.
5. Burning may be permitted if a Fire Permit has been obtained
from the Principal Rural Fire Officer.
1. These exemptions apply to the Rural Areas of Selwyn District only. No
open air fires may be lit within residential areas without a Resource
Consent from Environment Canterbury.
2. Any Permit used is not a Legal Defence against a claim for any
damage which may be caused by the fire. The responsibility for its
control and the liability for any damage which may arise lies with
the person lighting the fire.
Principal Rural Fire Officer.
The Darfield, Leeston, Lincoln and Rolleston
library/service centres will be closed on
Tuesday 9 and Wednesday 10 April to
enable a new IT system to be installed. Our
mobile library will also not be operating on
these days. However, the Council's main office
in Rolleston and the Rolleston Community
Centre will be open on these days.
The new IT system will allow us to be able to
purchase and loan e-books. It will also have an
improved search function and other benefits
to library users.
While our libraries are temporarily closed on
these two days, you can still:
use the library website (www.selwynlibrary.
co.nz) to access our online databases from
home, but you won't be able to use the
library catalogue or visit our libraries in
return items through the after-hours slot
Return dates for books and other items have
all been automatically extended, so no items
will be due back when the closure occurs.
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