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coming in at all hours and said it was vital to his
Mr Bennett said he used common sense when
judging what time to shut the bar, up until 3am,
adding there was no point trying to legislate some-
thing that was working fine.
We've been here over 26 years and never had a
problem. The system works fine across the dis-
trict, so why go changing it?
The days of 9am to 5pm jobs are gone. Just
because someone wants a drink late at night
doesn't mean they are doing anything wrong.''
However, the police supported the draft policy
and believed it would help minimise crime and
disorder, alcohol-related victimisation and public
nuisance in the district.
Mr O'Connell said he had the facilities and the
trained staff, so questioned why he should have to
apply for a special licence just to stay open late
We abide by strict rules, and take our respon-
It's not in our interest to have intoxicated
people in the bar.''
By MAT KERMEEN
MOST ROLLESTON residents living with
patched up driveways and footpaths from
the laying of Enable's high speed fibre cable
will have to get used to it.
Comments on social media sparked a vol-
ley of complaints about the standard of the
work last week.
Residents took to the Everything Rolleston
Facebook page to voice their displeasure
about patched up footpaths, roads and
properties, rubbish left on their front lawn,
and not being notified before work was
undertaken in their street.
The Facebook page received dozens of com-
ments and almost all were negative.
One resident, who did not wish to be
named, said she returned home for the day
with her children only to be told she could
not drive up her laneway.
Enable communications manager Daniel
Herd was disappointed by some of the com-
ments posted, but said he was pleased to be
made aware of the problems.
He said residents not being notified before
work was due to be carried out was simply
not good enough''.
Mr Herd replied via Facebook and said
Enable and its contractor had to reach a
required repair standard on all council infra-
structure before the work could be con-
sidered to be completed.
Selwyn District Council asset manager
Murray Washington said, according to the
national code of practice for utility operators'
access to transport corridors, any infrastruc-
ture such as footpaths and roading that is
older than two years could be patched, rat-
her than replaced.
Mr Herd encouraged residents to call the
Enable number on 375 0541.
Uni halls showcased
TRY OUT: Ellesmere
College student Beth
Johnson had a rare
chance to look into the
future with a two-day trial
at the University of
Canterbury. Beth was part
of a UC Explorer
programme that gave a
select group of 100
year 13 students from all
over New Zealand an
opportunity to spend time
in the halls of residence
and attend lectures. Beth,
who intends to study a
Bachelor of Law at the
university next year, said it
was a chance to get a feel
for what life at the
university would be like.
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