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About 100 street racers swarmed
into Tai Tapu and across to West
Melton and Darfield on Saturday
night but took off when police
turned up. ''They were leaving a
huge mess, drinking booze,
dumping their trash and watching
each other spin round in circles,''
said a Selwyn officer at one hot
spot. ''They tend to stretch their
legs. They're a moving object. We
pretty much turn up and they
scatter like cockroaches.''
A boil water notice for the Selwyn
rural water supply servicing
Hororata and surrounding areas
has been lifted. Bad weather had
affected the river intake the water
supply is drawn from and the
council could not guarantee water
treatment methods were effective.
The council has been monitoring
turbidity levels which are now
Last week's story on the
Greenpark science fair listed Stacy
McMillan as the winner of the
senior section. It should have read
Jessica McMillan, who was the
winner of the senior section with
her assignment on growing
crystals at different temperatures.
Jessica's sister Stacy was
pictured with Charlie Jessep in
last Wednesday's edition.
Lincoln University netball player
Jane Watson is one of 24 players
named to trial for positions in the
Silver Fern and accelerant squads.
The 23-year-old's athleticism and
elevation has intrigued Silver
Ferns' coach Waimarama
Taumaunu during a standout
season for the Canterbury Tactix
A woman was injured after an off-
road vehicle rolled with her in it on
Saturday night. An ambulance was
called to Chamberlains Ford about
10.30pm. The woman was
trapped and the Fire Service
helped free her. She was taken to
Former mayor Woods on comeback trail
By MAT KERMEEN
A SELF-touted people s champion is
the latest to confirm his nomination
for the Selwyn mayoralty race.
Former mayor and long time coun-
sellor Bill Woods confirmed on
Sunday night he would be registering
his nomination before he travelled to
the United States yesterday.
His trip to Selwyn s sister city, Cov-
entry, was booked before his decision
to stand and he admitted it would
shorten his election campaign.
Nominations opened on Friday for
mayor, councillors and community
board candidates, and close on
Mr Woods finished runner up, 951
votes behind current mayor Kelvin
Coe at the last election in 2011.
The Springfield resident hinted at
re-standing back in May when he was
angered Selwyn District Council was
preparing to move Selwyn Invest-
ment Holdings Limited (SIHL) into
Mr Woods said if he was elected he
would bring strong leadership and a
practical know-how to get things
His first step would be to take stock
of where Selwyn is at, rather than
carry on at a million miles an hour
trying to convince myself that every-
thing is OK .
Mr Woods believes with such a new
and growing population, the Selwyn
council is foreign to most people.
He wants to make it what he
described as a people s council .
Council should be there to help not
make it hard.
Mr Woods believed many council
processes were too complicated and
he would look to simplify them.
The first thing I did when I was
elected mayor was undertake a com-
plete management review, and I
would do the same thing this time
around 20 years later.
Mr Woods joins four other con-
firmed mayoral candidates -- Mr Coe,
Sam Broughton, Olive Webb and
All candidates except Mr Coe orig-
inally hailed from the Malvern dis-
trict, but Mr Woods was not too con-
cerned about splitting the Malvern
The best candidate would still win
because whoever wins is obviously
who the people want.
Mr Woods has been behind several
projects in Selwyn, but said he is best
known as a people s champion .
Cyclists push for lane
By MAT KERMEEN
LONGER LANE: Angela Wakelin stands at the site on Ellesmere Junction Road where
the Springston Community Committee hopes the cycle lane can be extended from
Lincoln to Prebbleton.
SPRINGSTON COMMUNITY Com-
mittee is gauging interest in a Lin-
coln to Springston cycleway.
The committee is keen to see a cycl-
eway run parallel with Ellesmere
Junction Road, but wants to make
sure it is a community backed project.
Committee member Angela
Wakelin believes the community will
be prepared to fundraise for the
Selwyn District councillor Debra
Hasson has been working with the
Springston community on the project
and is in full support of a cycleway.
They have a history of fundraising
for community projects, so why
wouldn t you want to support them?
Springston recently raised more
than $30,000 for two projects.
The group cannot start fundraising
or apply for grants until the council
approves the cycleway to go ahead.
It is hoped a report will go before
council shortly, and Ms Hasson said
she will be seeking a timeframe at
today s council meeting.
The concept has been with the
council for more than 12 months,
after a Springston resident suggested
there was a cheaper alternative than
asphalt for the surface of the cycle-
In the report to council, staff are
expected to make a recommendation
on what the surface should be.
Ms Hasson described the group
driving the initiative as proactive and
Ms Wakelin and her husband work
in Lincoln and she said neither feel
safe cycling on Ellesmere Junction
There s no way I would take my
kids down to Lincoln on that road. I
would love to cycle down there with
them but it s simply too dangerous at
Ms Hasson said many Springston
residents do not feel comfortable cyc-
ling on the road.
The public can voice an opinion
until August 10 by emailing:
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