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Crusaders visit Clearview Primary

Prebbleton left wing Jordan Cadman escapes the tackle of Kaiapoi flanker Kitt Taylor during his side’s 5131 win on Saturday.

On Friday, a group of Crusader players visited Clearview Primary School to run a morning holiday programme of fun rugby skills games. Local fibre network provider, Enable organised this very special opportunity for Clearview students to spend time with some of their heroes.

•More photos, p17 •Rolleston rugby, p10 •Jason Pietzner’s 250th game, p13, p15 PHOTO: KAREN CASEY

Crusaders visit Clearview Primary – p4

Rates hurdle looms BY TOM DOUDNEY Ratings changes are emerging as potential sticking points during the early stages of consultation on Selwyn’s draft Long Term Plan. The district council has proposed changing rates for water, wastewater, community centres and reserves from targeted to uniform. Lincoln Community Committee chairwoman Ivy Harper told the Selwyn Times that a proposed $70 rate for the Lincoln Event Centre could be a factor in whether it would support the other rating changes. The rate, which would be paid only by Lincoln residents, would be

additional to the general community centre rate and be used to pay off the remaining $1 million debt on the event centre. The committee has yet to finalise its submission. “We could probably submit that we could support the proposals [for uniform rates] but only if the [$70 rate] were removed,” Mrs Harper said. “They could argue that it’s specifically related to Lincoln but at the same time what is the point of having a general rate for everything if you then go and add additional amounts for one community?” District councillor Grant Miller said funding from sale of the land

be greatly reduced, even accountHAVEmorning YOUR SAY was a celebration The ing for the addition of the $70 rate What do you think of the rating for of the event centre debt. changes of andEnable’s other draftsponsorship Long The Rolleston Residents AssociaTerm Plan proposals? Email your a Kid to Footy and thoughtsTake to tom.doudney@startionthe was also yet to decide on the media.kiwi content of its submission but chair-

tremendous uptake ofwoman Enable’s Lynley Shaw said she hoped all the proposals of the former Community fibreLincoln broadband services across the for district-wide Centre had not been made available rates would be adopted. Rolleston community. Today, almost 2,000 Otherwise, she said, it would be by the Lincoln Community Trust as better to retain them all as targetthe districthomes, council had expected it businesses and schools in Rolleston would be. Therefore, the communi- ed rates rather than only changing district-wide. ty now needed make upare for connected that some toto and to Lincoln Enable’s fibre “I wouldn’t want to see it watered shortfall. broadband services. Cr Miller said that while water down because then you would get rates would be more expensive for Lincoln if they changed to uniform, the community centre rates would

some [communities] that would win and some that would lose outright.”

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