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Xmas drink driving mates crash close to each other „„ By Andrew King

TWO MATES who had been drinking at a Christmas function in Rolleston crashed their vehicles on the same road about 30sec apart on Thursday night. One of the vehicles flipped and landed upside down in a water race on Lincoln Tai Tapu Rd about 10pm. The other vehicle

also ran off the road and landed in a dry ditch. Said Senior Constable Andy Williamson of the driver who ended upside down: “I don’t know how the hell he got out. He was lucky he wasn’t killed.” Both drivers were out of their vehicles when emergency services arrived. When police tested them for alcohol, one recorded more than 900 mcg/L and the

other more than 500 mcg/L, Senior Constable Williamson said. Both drivers are under the age of 20. The legal limit for those under-20 is zero and 250 mcg/L for those over 20. The drivers were heading to Tai Tapu when they crashed. “It is just stupidity really,” Senior Constable Williamson said. “They both knew they would have to get home at

some stage and drove anyway.” Lincoln deputy fire officer Roger McClenaghan said the car that landed upside down was “an absolute mess”. “I’m not sure if the second guy was looking at his mate that had just crashed and then crashed himself,” he said. Both will be charged with excess breath alcohol and will appear in the district court. It

was a busy weekend with crashes for the Lincoln fire crew. On Saturday, firefighters cut two women from a vehicle after it rolled on the Christchurch Akaroa Rd, near Tai Tapu, at about 4.45pm. They were taken to Christchurch Hospital. On Sunday, a 45-year-old man was cut from his vehicle after a crash on Edward St, Lincoln. He was taken to hospital.

One of Selwyn’s brainiest set to take on the world „„ By Georgia O’Connor-Harding

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ONE OF the world’s up and coming brains is living in Selwyn. Lincoln High School student Alan Li (left), 16, is the first in New Zealand to qualify for the International Brain Bee competition and will travel to Berlin next year. It comes after he won the New Zealand national finals section of the Australian Brain Bee Challenge held in Sydney earlier this month. Alan has now been selected to represent New Zealand in

Berlin, while Melbourne’s Mac. Robertson Girls’ High School student, Elaine Cheung, was chosen to represent Australia. Alan said he had always had a passion for science and is excited to travel overseas in July. “I felt immensely proud, and excited about the challenge that lies ahead,” he said. The Sydney competition consisted of four rounds of questions over two days. The first two rounds covered physiology, anatomy and histology. •Turn to page 5


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IT’S HARD to believe another year has just about whizzed by. It’s been another 12 months of change – particularly in the media game as the big overseas-owned media groups grapple over how to deliver the news to its consumers, and still stay in business. But the Selwyn Times rolls on, providing good local news and advertising to readers who, in spite of what the big boys might say, still enjoy the feel and touch of a newspaper. But best of all it’s local, and that’s something the Selwyn Times has been doing for a long time. So have a very merry, safe and enjoyable Christmas, and of course a Happy New Year! – Barry Clarke

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News Petition fails to stop bank closure „„ By Georgia O’Connor-Harding AN 1100-PLUS petition has failed to stop the closure of Westpac’s Lincoln branch. Bank officers union, First Union, circulated the petition throughout the township to try and convince Westpac the branch needed to stay open. But the bank last week announced it would close, alongside the New Brighton and Sydenham branches. The Lincoln branch will close in February. Staff will Linda Carville be transferred to other branches. Union southern region secretary Paul Watson said it was an “outrage” Westpac had not allowed more time for consultation. The union was still circulating the petition in the community. Mr Watson said it was dissatisfied and unhappy with Westpac’s decision not to extend its consultation period. “If they pride themselves on being good corporate citizens, then any decent organisation would do the right thing, before

COMMUNITY VOICE: Linda Carville was one of 1100 to sign a petition opposing the closure of the Westpac Lincoln branch.

they made any decisions to make the closure, to talk to the community first,” he said. Lincoln resident Linda Carville, who helped circulate the petition agrees: “They haven’t given people the opportunity to express their feelings about it or meet with them and I think that is very poor,” she said. First Union unsuccessfully tried to get Westpac to extend its consultation until mid-March to give the public a better opportunity to give feedback, Mr Watson said.

Westpac spokeswoman Heather Shiels did not answer Selwyn Times’ question on why it would not extend its consultation with the public until March. Mrs Carville said Westpac was doing the community a “real disservice.” She will now change banks. The petition was a way of letting Westpac know the feeling in the community. Selwyn MP Amy Adams said it is a disappointing and shortsighted decision. “It leaves my entire electorate

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without a full service Westpac branch despite it being one of the fastest growing areas in New Zealand,” she said. Mayor Sam Broughton said the closure was “disappointing” for the Lincoln area. Ms Shiels said there were plans to retain the ATM in Lincoln as well as donate a tablet or computer for use by the community for internet banking. Westpac will use digital ambassadors to work alongside community groups and help those needing help with alternative ways of banking, she said. Ms Shiels said the decision to close branches in Canterbury was because of population shifts after the earthquakes and the increase in online transactions. However, Lincoln’s population has increased significantly since the earthquakes and is projected to grow to 9190 by 2025. Ms Shiels told Selwyn Times last month, while the bank was aware of the township’s population increase, “from a branch point-of-view it has just become very quiet” •HAVE YOUR SAY: What do you think about Westpac closing its branch in Lincoln? Email your views to georgia. oconnor@starmedia.kiwi

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In Brief WEEKEND BLAZES Firefighters dealt with three small grass fires in Selwyn at the weekend. Rolleston firefighters quickly extinguished a small grass fire in a paddock on Jones Rd at about 12.40pm on Saturday. At about 5pm, firefighters from Dunsandel and Burnham battled a 100m x 5m grass fire on the side of Norwood Rd, Burnham. On Sunday, crews from Rakaia and Southbridge extinguished a small fire, about 10m x 5m, on the side of State Highway 1 near the Rakaia Bridge. The district is in a restricted fire season, requiring permits for any open fires. VEHICLE CHECKS Police will be checking to make sure karts, motor-cycles and other vehicles being used in public spaces over summer have a warrant of fitness and registration. Users will also be checked to ensure they have appropriate safety gear. Constable Herb Inwood said popular spots around the district, such as Coes Ford, will start filling up soon with campers. “We want those who are going to use those vehicles to make sure they are legal,” he said.


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News $1m council funding call for centre „„ By Georgia O’Connor-Harding RATEPAYERS ARE being asked to pay $1 million to build a new community centre in Hororata. Go Hororata is strongly urging the district council to get behind its plans for the new centre on Hororata Reserve. It is asking the district council to pay a third of the cost – $1 million. It is estimated the cost of the building is expected to be between $3.3 million and $4.2 million. Hororata Reserve Management Committee chairman Dave Sligh told the district council meeting last John Morten Wednesday Hororata “absolutely needs a new community centre.” He said the project is financially achievable and will not significantly burden ratepayers or council. A decision has not yet been made by the district council on whether it will fund the project or how much it will put into it. Go Hororata is hoping to see the centre built by 2022 with

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three years of fundraising and two years of construction. Residents will get the opportunity to have their say on the hall, which is currently in the district council’s draft annual plan, and will go out for public consultation next year. It comes after Go Hororata appointed an independent party to undertake a feasibility study in June to determine whether the Hororata Hall needed to be refurbished or replaced. It also considered how the facility would be funded and if it would impact the ratepayers. District councillor John Morten said he is sympathetic to

the Hororata community as they have been seriously knocked over in the earthquakes. “I think there is a lot of merit there and it looks quite positive at this stage,” he said. Cr Morten said whether the plans were appropriate or not it was a question for further down the track. He said the $1 million may not all necessarily come from the council – it may assist them with making applications to other funders. Hororata Community Trust chairman Richard Lang said it plans to raise another $1 million with the help of large charitable

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the land where the Hororata Hall currently is. The organisation may hold fundraising events including a hot air balloon night. Mr Sligh said there is a strong feeling of support for a new fitfor-purpose community centre. “The support is driven by several compelling arguments that include the existing hall is no longer fit-for-purpose, it is isolated from the reserve . . . the hall’s kitchen and toilet facilities are substandard,” he said. Mr Sligh said residents have voiced their concerns about safety for all users and the winter heating and summer cooling is “woefully ineffective.” The closest community centre to the township is the Glentunnel Community Centre with a capacity to hold 200 people. The new space is planned to hold a minimum of 250 people. Go Hororata is a strategic focus group made up of organisations including the Hororata Community Trust and Hororata Reserve Management Committee. •HAVE YOUR SAY: Do you think Hororata needs a new community centre? Email your views to georgia. oconnor@starmedia.kiwi

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‘Drown him’ case: Property raided „„ By Andrew King POLICE HAVE raided a house and seized shoes and a cellphone as they close in on teenagers involved in the ‘drown him’ assault case. Four teenagers attacked a 15-year-old, dragged him to a water race and held his head underwater chanting “drown him.” The incident took place in Rolleston on November 4 after a fireworks display. The victim spent the

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one else is being sought. Police are continuing to support the victim.” Star Media has learned shoes and a cellphone were seized. But police would not discuss any specifics of what was taken in the raid. The teenager was assaulted when he allegedly refused to hand over his cap after he was confronted by four other teenagers on Tennyson St at about 10.30pm, November 4.

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„„ By Georgia O’Connor-Harding THE COST of a swim at the Selwyn Aquatic Centre is going up. The district council has approved an increase in casual, family, swim school and membership fees across the board for the first time since January last year. Centre facility manager Kathy Moore told the district council meeting last week it was anticipated the fees would increase significantly every second year. “The Christchurch City Council do increase their fees every year. It is a bit of a nightmare for them . . . we determined that probably wasn’t the best thing for us,” she said. The facility’s operating costs include electricity, staffing, pool chemicals and maintenance. Increases to swim school classes will come into place in January while the remainder of the fees will increase in February. Ms Moore said a lot of background information-gathering had been done and it is looking to stay in line with the cost of

Selwyn Aquatic Centre fee increases from February General entry •Adult: $5.50 to $6 •Child: $3.20 to $3.50 •Student (uni): $4.50 to $5 •Com Service/Gold Card/ Kiwiable: Stays $4.50 •Pre-schooler + adult: $3.20 to $3.50 Family groups: •Adult + 2 children: $9.50 to $10.50 •2 adults + 1 child: $11.40 to $12.50 •2 Adult + 2 children: $13.90 to $15 CHANGE: The Selwyn Aquatic Centre will increase its fees from February. PHOTO: GEOFF SLOAN

other pool facilities across Canterbury. Currently the Christchurch and Ashburton councils charge $6 for an adult entry fee while councils in Timaru and Waimakariri charge $5.50. Ms Moore said the Waimakariri District Council had not increased its fees since 2015, but was currently reviewing them with an increase anticipated next year. The district council also

looked at charges at Sockburn’s Kings Swim School and compared them to its own learn to swim and swim school prices. “I think overall, we are middle of the road. We are not the cheapest and we are not the dearest. I think these are appropriate charges for our community,” Ms Moore said. The centre operates at a set annual revenue target with a 50/50 cost recovery (user pays/rates subsidy).

District councillor Craig Watson asked if other pools with lifeguards across Selwyn had the same 50/50 ratio, as the Rolleston-West Melton area pays a higher levy for its facilities. He said he was not disputing those costs but it was about making sure there was a consistent model across the district. Ms Moore responded, saying while it does not have a 50/50 split of user pays/rates subsidy for all lifeguard pools at this stage it is something the centre will work towards.

•Additional child: $2 to $2.50 Memberships: •3-month: $150 to $165 •3-month senior: $120 to $130 •6-month: $260 to $285 •6-month senior: $208 to $230 •12-month: $450 to $490 •12-month senior: $370 to $410 Swim school: •Infant/pre-schooler: $10 to $11 •School aged: $11 to $12

Cr Watson said the reality was if the district council did not increase the fees, it will have to increase targeted rates. “And I am already uncomfortable about the fact that by some sort of methodology, if you live closer you pay more, whether or not you use (the pool),” he said. •HAVE YOUR SAY: What do you think of the district council increasing fees at the Selwyn Aquatic Centre? Email your views to georgia. oconnor@starmedia.kiwi

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Springfield Chinese tourists stopover SPRINGFIELD CAN expect to see more Chinese tourists. It comes after new panels in Mandarin at the township’s information centre and a Mandarin road sign to direct visitors to the Rewi Alley Memorial Park were installed recently. It was part of the 120th anniversary celebration the birth of writer Rewi Alley’s birth, who was born in Springfield but lived in China for more than 60 years. Selwyn Sister City Committee chairwoman Allison Rosanowski said it is expected there will be an increase in Chinese tourists stopping in Springfield. More than 50 guests from China were at the anniversary celebration. They were greeted by Springfield residents involved in the Rewi Alley statue in 1991 and the information centre in 1997 at the Springfield Rewi Alley Memorial Park. Alley’s foster son Deng Bangzhen along with his wife Lu Bo were honoured guests from China. Mr Bangzhen and his wife travelled from China to build the sculpture of the Rewi Alley statue in 1991. Selwyn’s Sister City, ZhangyeShandan sent five delegates including the Shandan Bailie School’s principal.

NEW FRIENDS: A Zhangye – Shandan sister-city guest with alpacas at Rubicon Farm in Springfield. ​ The school is a sister school of Darfield High. This school in rural Gansu Province was established by Alley. The event was attended by Mayor Sam Broughton, Christchurch Mayor Lianne Dalziel, Hurunui Mayor Winton Dalley and Waimakariri Mayor David Ayers. Professor Bill Wilmott, who was the instigator of the first Rewi Alley memorial spoke about his initial visits to ask the people of Springfield to consider a memorial. Brochures about the site of the

original school and schoolhouse was distributed and the Selwyn Sister City Committee is seeking feedback prior to making a new information panel. The panel about the old Springfield School and the schoolmaster’s house located on Domain Ave is planned to be installed next year at Springfield School. The Springfield event was part of a two-day commemoration which included unveiling of a plaque in the Christchurch Arts Centre on the site of the former Christchurch Boys’ High which was Alley’s secondary school.

Rewi Alley was a writer, educator, political activist, revolutionary, social reformer, potter, and member of the Communist Party of China. He was a prolific western writer about 20th-century China, and especially about the communist revolution. Born December 2, 1897, he dedicated 60 years of his life to the Communist Party of China. He was a key figure in the establishment of Chinese Industrial Cooperatives and technical training schools, including the Peili Vocational Institute (also known as the Bailie Vocational Institute or the Beijing Bailie University). Alley was born in Springfield and named after Rewi Maniapoto, a Māori chief famous for his resistance to the British military during the New Zealand Wars of the 1860s. His father was a teacher, and Alley attended primary school at Amberley; then Wharenui School in Christchurch, where his father was appointed headmaster in 1905.

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He finally attended Christchurch Boys’ High School. His mother, Clara, was a leader of the New Zealand women’s suffrage movement. He then enrolled in the First NZ Expeditionary Force in 1916. Alley arrived in China on April 21, 1927. Over the next 10 years he worked variously as a fire officer, factory inspector and relief worker, he laboured among the Chinese trying to improve their living and working conditions. He came to greater prominence during the Japanese invasion of China in 1937, after he was involved in efforts to found the Association of Chinese Industrial Cooperatives Commonly known as Gung Ho/Work Together he aimed to organise small-scale selfsupporting co-operatives which created employment for workers, while continuing production to support resistance against the Japanese. Alley died in Beijing on December 27, 1987, not long after his 90th birthday.

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Water race debate heats up “grandstanding” and the issue He said Cr Hasson arrived Hasson if the work was not befell under the “general business” an hour late to the water race ing done, but otherwise he was section of the meeting rather subcommittee meeting and happy. than “matters arising from premade a similar request. Cr McEvedy assured councilvious minutes”. “I am a bit disappointed Cr lors the work was under way. But Mayor Sam Broughton Hasson is now bringing that Cr Watson, who is also a memallowed her to continue. here when that report and audit ber of the water race subcomCr Hasson requested district hasn’t been processed to council. mittee, later told Selwyn Times „„ By Georgia O’Connor-Harding council staff prepare an updated “If Cr Hasson was a regular he was frustrated by Cr Hasson’s SPARKS have flown between water race attender of these comments. district councillors over map of Selwyn meetings it would “She was trying to the possible closure of determining be reasonably grandstand in a meetwater races. which races fair. But to arrive ing at the wrong time The row blew up at last should remain an hour late . . and it was completely week’s district council open and the . too be honest, inappropriate,” he meeting when district reasons why. I thought the said. councillor Debra Hasson She said the members were Cr Watson said raised the issue. district council very indulgent members of the water She has been a longneeded to and very fair,” he race subcommittee time opposer of water consult with said. were “passionate about race closures. Debra Hasson committees, Pat McEvedy The matter was Craig Watson doing the right thing” Cr Hasson said all disincluding the moved to the and all closures were trict councillors need to Selwyn Waihora Zone and “general business” section of the consulted on with the public know which water races need to Christchurch West Melton meeting. before a decision was made. remain open and which do not. Water Zone committees. Cr Hasson said in her defence Public consultation over the She told Selwyn Times last Cr Hasson said the report she was not a member of the proposed closure of 2.9km of the month that the district council’s needed to be prepared by water race subcommittee and Ellesmere water race and 2.9km decision to close water races in February so councillors could be attempted to make the meeting of the Feredays/Main Rakaia Rd Sheffield and Springfield was “all clear on what races remain on time but was late due to water race was approved at the “death by a thousand cuts” open”. another meeting. subcommittee meeting. and farmers could lose a water However, district councillor “I don’t recall it actually being resource long-term. Pat McEvedy said he had already passed as a recommendation for •HAVE YOUR SAY: Are you But when she raised the issue asked the district council’s water this committee and that is why concerned about water race at last week’s meeting, she was asset manager to undertake I am looking at updating water closures across Selwyn? immediately rebutted by district the work at the water race race maps,” she said. Email your views to councillor Craig Watson. subcommittee meeting last District councillor Grant georgia.oconnor@starmedia. He said Cr Hasson was week. Miller said he would support Cr kiwi

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Your Local Views Summer: A season of many things Mayor Sam Broughton writes about summer in Selwyn IT’S SUMMER-time, the weather has been beautiful, and most people are looking forward to Christmas. Some of us love Christmas because of our memories of Christmas’ past. Some of us because of the excitement the day brings, and others because we love food (there are plenty of other reasons too). There are a number of things that summer reminds me of from a district council perspective too. FIRE RISK After the wet winter and good growth in spring, there is plenty of very dry fuel in the form of grass. Every summer there are fires that need an emergency reaction and we need to be prepared for fires again this summer. Have you thought about the safe exits from your property with your family if you can’t get down your drive? Our fire crews do an amazing job but they are all volunteers and are looking forward to a

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break this summer too. Please be sensible with fire, even with gas barbecues. WATER RESTRICTIONS Our aquifers are currently nice and full after the recharge through winter so why do we have water restrictions?

The reason for restrictions is to ensure we keep pressure in our reticulation system and into people’s homes. The peak times for water use are in the mornings and in the evenings. Washing up and cleaning ourselves uses a lot of water.

Demand is particularly high through summer when people wash cars, and water lawns and gardens. Hence the water restrictions on the times the district council asks you to water lawns. It’s not that there isn’t enough water. It’s just that it would be very expensive to build the system to deliver enough water at peak usage when we can manage and lower the peak by thinking through the times we turn on the tap. DUSTY ROADS Selwyn has more than 1400km of shingle roads across the district. The dust from these roads can be dangerous while driving and is a huge nuisance to fami-

lies living on the road. Please think about following distances when travelling on dusty roads and remember that slowing down for people walking on roadsides or outside homes is much safer, creates less dust, and is also courteous. The cost to seal our shingle roads is between $100,000$200,000 per kilometre, depending on the road. This cost is not currently something the district council is looking to fund. However, roads can be sealed by adjacent landowners. The district council has also approved a dust suppressant that was trialled last summer and proved effective. Both of these options are at the adjacent land owners cost. HEB is our roading contractor and can talk you through the costs of either option should you want to know more. This is my last column for the year, I trust you will have a wonderful time with your family as we close out 2017 and welcome in the new year. The councillors, management and staff at the district council would like to wish you and your family a safe and happy festive season.

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Council hands out uni scholarships SIX YEAR 13 students have received a tertiary scholarship from the district council to help fund their future studies. Lincoln High School students Lucy Turner and Lincoln Roper, Ellesmere College’s Ella McClure and Jack Dudley, and Darfield High’s Abigail Cider and Rachael Phillipson, each received Selwyn District Council tertiary scholarship awards. Lucy said she was overwhelmed to be announced as a recipient for the scholarship. “I was so honoured to be rewarded for my contribution and hard work over my time at Lincoln High School,” she said. Lucy plans to study a Bachelor of Sport at Canterbury University. She looks to one day to be involved in high performance sport, influencing others, as well as becoming a top athlete. Lincoln will study for

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“The money from this scholarship will be beneficial as I enter my studies next year, although this is only a part of what I have received,” he said. The money from the scholarships will mainly go towards course fees, stationery, hall fees and other necessities for the students.

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SPORTS Leeston-Southbridge stay at top of table after 96-run win Selwyn Utd first in LEESTON-Southbridge will go into the Christmas break at the top of the country cricket standings after securing a 96-run win over Oxford-Rangiora on Saturday. With big names missing due to Canterbury Country taking on Nelson in the Hawke Cup, it was a round for young players and experienced club stalwarts to come to the fore in the premier one-day competition. Leeston-Southbridge won the toss and piled on 218/7 at Southbridge Domain. Opener Liam O’Sullivan batted well to anchor the innings with 94 off 129 balls. He was well supported by skipper Chris Beatson who made 69 off 99 balls. The pick of the bowlers for Oxford-Rangiora was St Andrew’s College first XI member Mitchell Power who took 4/35 with his right arm medium pace. In reply, Oxford-Rangiora found themselves in strife early on with Dougald Munro, who returned from a two-week vacation in Australia, taking three top-order wickets including the prized scalp of David Fulton for a golden duck. Opener Blake Hansen tried to stick it out and give his team a chance, but fell to the part-time off-spin of Toby Doyle. The Oxford-Rangiora young-

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sters in the middle-to-lowerorder then couldn’t muster a response and ended 122 all out. Short scorecards: •Leeston-Southbridge 218/7 (L O’Sullivan 94, C Beatson 69; M Power 4/35) beat OxfordRangiora 122 (B Hansen 36; D Munro 3/13, A Hooper 3/23, T Doyle 2/1). •Lincoln 190/4 (R Clark 45, A Paterson 45, H Paterson 26; A Laffey 1/17) lost to Sefton 192/6 (T Harrison 79no, C Simpson 23no; M Elliot 2/25).

•Southbrook 216 (M Brine 55, A Wise 39, D Power 28, S Carston 3/30) beat Darfield-South Malvern 190 (M Pauling 66, A Inch 48no; M Brine 4/31). •Weedons 173 (T Suyker 50; P Rayner 3/38, BR Rayner 3/22, 3/26) beat Cheviot 119 (B Rayner 40; BN Nightingale 5/15). Point standings: Leeston Southbridge 45pts, 1; Weedons 33pts, 2; Sefton 33pts, 3; Cheviot 27pts, 4; Darfield-South Malvern 27pts, 5; Lincoln 21pts, 6; Southbrook 21pts, 7; OxfordRangiora 9pts, 8.

„„ By Gordon Findlater SELWYN United have become the first club in the country to achieve the highest grade in a new programme set up by New Zealand Football. The club achieved ‘quality club mark two’ accreditation. The programme aims to identify, support and highlight football clubs in New Zealand which are well-run, communityfocused organisations. More than 50 clubs across seven different federations currently hold QCM one accreditation. However, Selwyn United has become the first to reach level two. “It’s a wicked indication of the brilliant work they’ve been doing at Selwyn,” said Mainland Football community football manager Martin Dodgson. “When you put together really good planning with some very dedicated people to execute that plan and a high demand for football, you get the perfect recipe for a high performing club.” QCM assesses a number of factors on and off the field

across the following criteria: Club administration and leadership, planning and finance, compliance, volunteers, referee development, player development, coach development, and community engagement. New Zealand Football supports QCM clubs with logos for their websites, letters of support for fundraising and gaming trust funding applications. “They should be proud because it’s not an easy bar to reach and they’ve set a great example,” said New Zealand Football community development manager Jamie Milne. Selwyn United was formed with the merger of the Rolleston and Ellesmere football clubs in 2012. The club recently gained promotion to the Mainland Premier League after winning the Canterbury championship league. Selwyn United will also have a chance to qualify for the newly reformed South Island league. The top five teams after two rounds of the MPL will qualify for the SIL, along with the top three clubs from the southern premier league.

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Darfield High’s top achievers DARFIELD HIGH School acknowledged its brightest students at its end-of-year prize-giving. Year 13 student Samuel Roper was crowned dux with Rachael Phillipson named proxime accessit and Caitlin Soal third. Samuel excelled in multiple subjects and was recognised with The Warehouse Prize for mathematics – calculus and the PWA Griffin Prize for physics. He was also awarded the Darfield High School Parent Teacher Student Association Prize for history and the Torlesse Travel Ltd Cup for economics. Senior premier awards– Thomas Grafton – the Darfield High School ExStudents’ Association Cup and Business Distributors Ltd Prize for consistent application and effort in the senior school. Ged Roessink – the Patricia Henderson Plate and Business Distributors Ltd Prize for consistent effort and application in year 12; Georgia Cottrell – the Office Max Prize for Service and Co-operation for years 11-13. Katie Sharp – the William Broughton

TALENTED: Darfield High School’s top students – Caitlin Soal, third in year 13, Samuel Roper, dux, and Rachael Phillipson, proxime accessit.

SCHOOLS Plate and Torlesse Travel Ltd Prize for the student who realises their potential by making the most of their opportunities. Caitlin Soal – the 1993 Malvern Suffrage Celebrations Committee Trophy and Business Distributors Ltd Prize for a female student in the senior school who participates fully in the academic, cultural, sporting and social life of the school. Rachael Phillipson – the 1993 Malvern Suffrage Celebrations’ Committee Trophy and Business Distributors Ltd Prize for a female student who demonstrates exceptional leadership skills both at school and as a representative of the school in the

wider community. Fergus Thomas – the Cullen Memorial Trophy and Business Distributors Ltd Prize for the male student in the senior school who participates fully in the academic, cultural, sporting and social life of the school. Michelle Bruce – the Challenge Darfield Prize for High Academic Achievement – second in year 11. Kate Morris – Mr and Mrs R L Bennetts’ Trophy and the Malvern Community Board

Prize for general excellence – first in year 11. George Gibb – the Challenge Darfield Prize for high academic achievement – second in year 12. Elyse Kerr – the Sonia Early Memorial Trophy and the Malvern Community Board Prize for general excellence – first in year 12. Edward Searle – the University of Otago Academic Excellence Scholarships recognise exceptional academic ability and proven leadership capabilities. This is a $6000 scholarship. Abigail Cider and Sean Pennells – the University of Otago Leaders of Tomorrow Entrance Scholarship and the Vice-Chancellor’s Scholarship recognise proven academic ability and outstanding leadership qualities. These are $6000 scholarships. Luke McKay – the University of Otago Performance Entrance

Scholarship in recognition of academic ability and high level performance. This prizes is worth $6000. Jacob Buck – Frews Sponsorship assists a student to gain a heavy trade licence. Abigail Cider/Rachael Phillipson – the Selwyn District Council Education Fund Bursary is to assist a student in meeting their fees in their first year of tertiary study. Samuel Roper – the Lions are active in local, national and international communities fundraising and supporting a wide range of projects. The Malvern Lions Scholarship is for students intending to study full-time for a recognised qualification. Pippa Foster – the Malvern Health and Community Welfare Trust Scholarship is for students who intend to study in health-related areas. •Turn to page 16


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Prize-giving recognises Darfield •From page 15 Kate Morris – the Malvern Youth Trust Leadership Trophy is for a student who has demonstrated leadership skills through their participation in school activities. Hanako Wilson – the Malvern Youth Trust Leadership Development Trophy is presented to a student who shows the potential to develop their leadership skills. Mariah Glasson, Olivia Shinn, Paige Heselwood, Robert Wright, Emma May, Tessa Mitchell, Harriet Watson were awarded Elizabeth Richards Scholarships. Georgia Cottrell, Stephanee Lomas, Caitlin Soal – Hickman Family Trust Scholarship. Rachael Phillipson – Mrs M Thompson’s Trophy and Malvern Community Board Prize for the best all-rounder. Caitlin Soal – the World Travellers Prize, the Business Distributors Ltd Prize, the Malvern Community Board Award and the Christopher Cullen Memorial Trophy, for third in year 13. Rachael Phillipson – Mr & Mrs Ryburn’s Prize, the Business Distributors Ltd Prize, the Torlesse Travel Ltd Prize, and the Rosanowski Family Trophy for proxime accessit to the dux. Samuel Roper – the Darfield High School Parent Teacher Student Association Prize, the Business Distributors Ltd Prize and The Malvern Community Board Award for dux. Senior cultural awards Abigail Tuhill – The T & H Drama Trophy for an emerging talent who demonstrates initiative and enthusiasm at year 11. Adam Walker – The Kirwee Players Trophy for contribution to drama in year 12/13. Jodie Rollings – Senior Drama Trophy. Katie Sharp – the Carran Cooke Cup for best perfor-

RECOGNISED: Jacob Spence and Hunter Benbow received the Coley Cup for senior boys swimming champion.

mance in a school production. Sophie Bucknell – High Achievement Award for best actress at Sheilah Winn Regional Shakespeare Festival. Aiko Sakurai – the Darfield High School Award for the international student who participates most fully in the life of the school. Gary Wei – the Darfield High School Award for the International Student who achieves the greatest academic progress in a language other than their native tongue. Mizuho Iwasaki – the Darfield High School Award for the international student who shows consistent effort and application across all subjects. Saskia Kremers – the Lorraine Jacobs Cup for the student who has shown out-

standing effort in senior art. Iva Vukovic – the Jessica Penn Clark Memorial Art Award for the senior art student with the most potential. Elyse Kerr – the Hatton Cup for Excellence in correspondence. Hanako Wilson – the Lilly Cup for services to the Darfield High School library. Jade Collier – the Stage Challenge Trophy for performing arts. Kate Morris – the MKB Buchart Cup for public speaking in year 11. Jodie Rollings – the Avery Cup for public speaking in year 12. Harriet Watson – the J Paul Cup for public speaking in year 13. Thomas Wilson – the Malvern Community Arts Council Metronome for the most promising instrumentalist.

Teri Jackson – the Grenell Family Trophy for best performer of contemporary music. Hanako Wilson – the Hayes Trophy for the most improved music student in the senior school. Leigh Walters – the Malvern Community Arts Council Prize for the best contribution to school music. Senior sports awards Zoe Spinks – the Darfield High School Cup for intermediate girls cross-country champion; Jeroen Breunisse – the Darfield High School Cup for intermediate boys cross country champion. Georgia Shinn – the Staff Rose Bowl for senior girls cross-country champion, high achievement award for sixth place at Canterbury

secondary schools crosscountry championship. Isaac Proud – the Mr C S Ell Cup for senior boys crosscountry champion. Laura Ashworth – the G and L Beattie Cup for intermediate girls swimming champion. Ethan Taylor – the Diane Baird Trophy for intermediate boys swimming champion; High Achievement Award for third place at Canterbury secondary schools swimming championships. Jade Collier – the Skinner Cup for senior girls swimming champion. Hunter Benbow/Jacob Spence – the Coley Cup for senior boys swimming champion. Zoe Spinks – the Dickens Cup for junior girls’ athletics champion; high achievement award for second in 200m and third in 100m at South Island athletics championships. Aaliyah Van der Heyden – the David Baird Trophy for intermediate girls athletics champion. Rhys Clatworthy – the David Baird Trophy for Intermediate boys’ athletics champion. Courtney O’Callaghan – the Cup for Senior Girls’ Athletics Champion. Isaac Proud– the Charles Family Cup for senior boys’ athletics champion. Callum Murdoch – High Achievement Award for second place at South Island secondary schools high jump championships. Brodie Wanhalla – High Achievement Award for third place at South Island secondary schools javelin championships. Georgia Shinn – High Achievement Award for sixth place at South Island secondary schools athletics championships. Jade Collier/Harriet Watson – the Trophy for Senior Girls’ Individual Triathlon Champion.


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High’s best and brightest stars Isaac Proud – the Rosanowski Family Trophy for senior boys’ individual triathlon champion. Haydn Rose – the Broughton Cup for the most improved rugby player. Devon Mount – the 1994 1st XV Trophy for the best contribution to 1st XV rugby. Cole Spinks – the Darfield High School 1st XV Trophy for the most valuable player as selected by the 1st XV team. Mitchell Longdin – High Achievement Award for Canterbury country rugby under-15 representative. Callum Murdoch – High Achievement Award for Canterbury country rugby under-15 representative. Brooke McKay – the S M Forsyth Trophy for services to school hockey. Nicole Grigg – the Horndon Cup for the most improved girls hockey player; Georgi Pander – the Chamberlain Trophy for the most improved boys hockey player. The Porters Cup for excellence in skiing; High Achievement Award for first place at Canterbury secondary schools ski championships and second place at South Island secondary schools ski championships. Courtney O’Callaghan – The Taege Family Netball Cup for the most valuable player in senior netball. Ashleigh Cridge – High Achievement Award for Selwyn netball under-15 representative. Lucy Glassey – High Achievement Award for Selwyn netball under-15 representative. Olivia Lemon – High Achievement Award for Selwyn netball under-17 representative. Jackson Proud – the Malvern Basketball Trophy for the most improved player. Niamh Rayne – the Darfield High School Trophy for the most improved girls basketball player.

ACKNOWLEDGED: Isaac Proud and Jade Collier.

Harriet Watson – the Rayne Family Cup for the most valuable senior basketball player. Hunter Benbow – the Woodward Trophy for the smallbore shooting cham-

pion; High Achievement Award for being in the DHS team and finishing fifth in target shooting at the national championships. Jacob Spence – the Darfield High School Trophy

for the most improved smallbore shooting score; High Achievement Award for being in the DHS team and finishing fifth in target shooting at the national championships and for being a South Island secondary schools target shooting team member. Brogan Baldwin – High Achievement Award for being in the DHS team coming fifth in target shooting at national championships and for being a South Island secondary schools target shooting team member. Jacob Buck/Grace Hodgman – the Malvern AFC Trophy for the senior player of the year. Oliver Sims – High Achievement Award for Selwyn Football, 16th grade representative and Canterbury futsal under-16 representative. Harrison de Rooy – High Achievement Award for Selwyn Football, 16th Grade representative. Ryan Hughes – High Achievement Award for Selwyn Football, 16th Grade

representative. Georgia Allison – the Darfield High School Equestrian Trophy; High Achievement Award for being a member of the DHS equestrian team coming first in dressage. Niamh Rayne – High Achievement Award for being a member of the DHS equestrian team winning the dressage. Jeroen Breunisse – Senior boys tennis champion. Ryan Hughes – High Achievement Award for Canterbury country cricket under-17 representative. Michael Hughes – High Achievement Award for Canterbury country cricket under-19 representative. Georgia Shinn – High Achievement Award for sixth place in Canterbury secondary schools road racing championships. Caleb Banks – the Neil Thomas Cup for the best offthe-field contribution in any sport or recreation. Brogan Baldwin – the Roach-Wilson Trophy for the sportsperson of the year for excellence and contribution.

CHERISH: Darfield High School celebrated the success of students at the end-of-year prize-giving.

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Tips for a happy pet Emotions often govern the decision to get a pet and every year, unwanted animals are left at the SPCA because that cute puppy has grown into a hungry demanding dog or owners shift location and cannot take the pet. Whether a cat, dog, guinea pig, bird, tropical fish or some other animal, shelve the sentiment for a moment and consider whether you have the time, room or budget for a pet. Pets need looking after and dogs are top of the list. If you truly want a pet, you will be repaid with love. Taking on a pet requires commitment. Dogs need exercising, which is great if you do. Your trusty friend will have you out walking or jogging off the excesses of Christmas, helping you keep fit throughout the year. Kittens, puppies and dogs all need to be entertained so if you have a pet or one is expected on Christmas Day, add a few items under the Christmas tree. Avoid chocolate as it is potent for dogs. Small amounts upset their stomachs and larger quantities can cause serious health issues like heart problems. Your dog will be delighted with a bone, toy or specially made dog biscuit. Your feline friend will love a small ball, feathers, tunnel, scratching post and even a cardboard box.

Dogs need lots of toys to keep them entertained, something that will please the neighbours. Ideal are: • Balls to chase and play ‘doggy soccer’ with. • Catnip filled stuffed toys – dogs just love them. • Stuffed toys – some dogs chew them to pieces. • Kongs filled with kibble and sealed with a little unsweetened peanut butter for a healthy doggy treat. (Note: some artificial sweeteners are poisonous for dogs.) • Squeaky toys.

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• Toy bones or better still, a real bone. Remember too, that on hot days it is better to take your dog out for a walk when the day cools to avoid dehydration and the potential for their paws to be burnt by a hot pavement. Of course, always supervise young children around dogs, especially when they are eating or sleeping. If heading away, organise a sitter for your pet, if not booked into a cattery or dog kennel and if taking your dog with you, check the place you intend to stay will accept pets. Some camping grounds or holiday home owners are

happy for pets to stay while many others are not. If staying with friends or family, ensure they are happy with your plan to bring that extra treasured member of the household. Be a responsible traveller, if you pet is accompanying you, observe times when dogs are allowed on the beach and do not take your pet onto DOC land, even on a leash. The myth that a loved dog or cat would not attack native birds is just that, a myth. Respect our endemic species rather than further threaten their survival.

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WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 20 2017

SELWYN TIMES

Latest Christchurch news at www.star.kiwi

Let’s use our Water Sense

Slide into Christmas

Help Selwyn get through the dry season with enough water for everyone. Top tips for using your water sense:

at Foster Park

Consider letting your lawns go brown, or water overnight (9pm– 6am) to avoid evaporation during the day. Avoid unnecessary water use during peak demand times (6am–9am and 4pm–9pm) to help maintain water pressure for everyone. Use a watering can or hand-held hose instead of a sprinkler and avoid watering in hot or windy conditions.

Thank you for doing your bit to help conserve the district’s water supply.

Council’s holiday services Information on Selwyn District Council services and opening hours during the holiday period is available on the Council website or facilities’ Facebook pages. This includes the Council’s Rolleston Headquarters, Selwyn Aquatic Centre, rubbish and recycling collections schedule, Pines Resource Recovery Park, Selwyn Libraries, Rolleston Community Centre, Lincoln Event Centre and building inspections. Foster Park playground is ready for the Christmas holidays! The brand new playground will be open for Selwyn children and families from midday on Thursday 21 December.

The Council’s helpline (www.selwyn.govt.nz/helpline) will be operating 24 hours a day over the Christmas and New Year period for urgent issues – phone 347 2800 or 318 8338 (Darfield). You can also use the Snap Send Solve app.

“Everyone, particularly all the contractors led by local company McLenaghan Contracting, has worked extremely hard to have the playground ready for Christmas. This playground is for the whole district and we hope that it becomes a special place for families to enjoy,” Mr Reid says. “The park features are based on the ideas of local school kids – the kids wanted a mouse wheel, a big slide a fort and a flying fox, so we put those things in.” Mr Reid expects there will be a lot of interest in the opening of the playground and suggests that if possible, people wait for a day or two before visiting the park. “We’re expecting a huge number of people to visit the Foster Park playground, and we want to make sure everyone enjoys the experience – so please be mindful and respectful of others and be safe. If the playground looks too busy, we suggest that you choose another time to visit, or wait for the initial rush to subside,” he says.

From Thursday 21 December to Sunday 24 December, there will be Council and community support staff at the playground to ensure all children enjoy the new playground safely.

Playground design A key feature of the playground is a large four metre high mound with a slide and flying fox. A fort on top of the mound has a tunnel slide winding to the ground. The playground also features a natural play area and a mouse wheel along with other popular playground equipment.

We trust whatever your plans are, that you travel safely, that you find peace in the mayhem, and you have a wonderful feed. Merry Christmas Sam, Liz and Elliott Broughton

Mobile schedule has finished for the year and returns Monday 8 January 2018 with a revised timetable for January. Please see library website for full details.

From early January 2018, the Council will commence cleaning water races and bank removals. Selwyn District Council appreciates landowners that are willing to accept water race spoil and material from water race bank removal. If you are happy to accept water race material, our water race operators will be in touch to arrange disposal of materials at your paddock during cleaning season. Water race spoil can be deposited to land under Environment Canterbury water plan rule 5.79. Spoil can be used to fill in low spots in paddocks, and ideally will be worked into the paddock. Please ring our Surface Water Engineer on 347 2800 for further Information.

Meetings COUNCIL & COMMUNITY BOARD Unless stated meetings are held at the Rolleston Council Building. Malvern Community Board Mon 22 Jan 5pm Darfield Library/Service Centre LOCAL COMMITTEES & ASSOCIATIONS Coalgate/Glentunnel Reserve Management Committee Tue 23 Jan 8pm Coalgate Fire Station Glenroy Community Centre

Committee Tue 19 Dec 7.30pm Glenroy Community Hall Glentunnel Community Centre Tue 16 Jan 7.30pm Glentunnel Community Centre Hororata Citizens Committee Tue 23 Jan 7.30pm, Hororata Hall Prebbleton Community Association Tue 19 Dec 7.30pm Prebbleton Community Cottage Rolleston Residents Assn Inc. Mon 22 Jan 7pm Rolleston Community Centre

For a full list of what you can and can’t recycle please visit www.selwyn.govt.nz/kerbsideguide, or you can request a free sticker for your recycling bin with this information by contacting the Council on 347 2857 or 318 8338.

Darfield Library & Service Centre 1 South Terrace, Darfield Ph 318 8338 or 347 2780

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Leeston Library & Service Centre 19 Messines Street, Leeston Ph 347 2871

Lincoln Library & Service Centre Gerald Street, Lincoln Ph 347 2876

THURSDAY

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For details on all these events and more see the Summer in Selwyn Facebook page, Selwyn District Libraries website or check out the Summer in Selwyn booklet delivered to your mail box at the end of November.

Rolleston Library Rolleston Drive, Rolleston Ph 347 2880

THURSDAY

Rubbish and recycling collections scheduled on Christmas Day (Monday 25th) will take place the prior Saturday 23 December. Refuse collections scheduled on New Year’s Day (Monday 1 January) will take place the prior Saturday 30 December. All other collection days will proceed as normal.

Teddies’ Overnight Adventures will be a fun-filled night for your teddy at the library. We’ll tell you all about what mischief your teddy got up to when you come to pick it up the next day.

Jones Road, between Hoskyns Road and Weedons Ross Road, will reopen to traffic from Thursday 21 December. The temporary detour through iPort will close when Jones Road reopens.

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The Mobile Library will be popping up at the new Foster Park playground during January. Get involved in free, fun activities, play games and explore the Mobile Library.

Ford repairs will be occurring on McGregor’s Ford (Selwyn Road), Withell’s Ford (Brookside & Burnham Road) and Essendon Road. Soakhole construction will be carried out on Horndon Street, Te Pirita Road, Miles Road, Manna Place and Bealey Road.

SATURDAY

Takeaway coffee cups have a thin plastic coating, and for this reason they can’t be recycled. Drinking glasses or crockery also can’t be recycled. Non-foil Christmas gift wrapping paper can be recycled rather than put into the rubbish.

Summer Reading BINGO is running until the end of January – pop into your local library and collect your BINGO card. Make and illustrate your own digital or paper book with Think, Create Write!, Love Hello Kitty and Pushkin? Have a go at origami, bookmarks and hand sewing cute cat cushions with Kawaii Crafts. If games are more your thing, make sure you bring your friends and family down to your local library or outreach venue for Games Challenges.

On the roads this week

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JANUARY

Head to Selwyn District Libraries’ Summer in Selwyn events during the school holidays.

Holiday driving means sharing the road with a number of other cars, and often spending several hours behind the wheel. Please be patient and courteous of other road users. For more road safety tips go to the Selwyn District Council website. Drive safe these holidays!

WEDNESDAY

All recyclable items must be loose in your yellow bin so they can be easily separated for recycling. Soft plastics including newspaper wrap and cling film can’t be recycled through the kerbside recycling system, only empty supermarket plastic bags are accepted.

Libraries events over the summer break

“I encourage all road users to share the road, be aware of the dangers of driver fatigue, and make sure everyone is buckled up,” she says.

Selwyn District Council Norman Kirk Drive, Rolleston Ph 347 2800 or 318 8338

Selwyn District Council is encouraging residents to help the environment and reduce the amount of waste going to landfill by making sure they dispose of holiday-season recyclables responsibly this summer.

Check www.selwyn.govt.nz/pines for information on Pines Resource Recovery Park opening hours over the holidays.

Selwyn Road Safety Coordinator Ngaire Tinning says drivers should allow enough time to get to their destination, drive with patience and avoid taking unnecessary risks.

CC181217

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Summer is here and lowering intake river levels and increased evaporation is affecting supply in certain areas. Extraction from stock water races for uses other than stock water requires Council approval. Unauthorised extraction places pressure on the race system and often supply to downstream users is affected. If you are experiencing poor supply in the stock water races please phone 347 2800 for service. Paparua Irrigators please

Selwyn Events

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Household recycling in Selwyn has been steadily increasing in volume from 4,982 tonnes in the year to June 2016 to 5,385 tonnes in the year to June 2017.

Whatever your plans make sure you remember to cherish those who are gathered with you, to smile and say hello to strangers, to take opportunities to heal past hurts, and to sing a few carols and remember the reason for Christmas.

Council Call

An application for the renewal of an on license has been received from Dunsandel Store Limited. Objections are open until 21 December. For more information please visit www.selwyn.govt. nz/alcoholnotices

STOCK WATER RACES

remember to phone 347 2720 each morning to check whether irrigation restrictions are in place.

Christmas is a wonderful opportunity to gather together with family and friends we love. It’s a time when life often slows a little and we are able to take stock of the year that has been and look forward to the things to come.

A variety of surfaces including artificial turf, rubber soft fall and wood chip will make the playground a safe environment for children of all ages. Decking and picnic areas will have shade sails. There is also native and exotic trees and shrubs around the playground providing shade and a natural feel.

ON THE ROADS

ALCOHOL NOTICE

Springston Hall will be closed until the end of January, for the completion of seismic strengthening works. The community’s patience during this project is appreciated. If you have any questions please contact Joanne Nikolaou, Project Manager, on 347 2971.

Get your summer recycling sorted!

For some of us this Christmas, we welcome new members into our family through birth or marriage. For others of us Christmas will be tinged with sadness as we remember those who have been lost to us this year.

It’s a busy time on the roads during the Christmas and summer holiday season and Selwyn District Council’s Road Safety team is reminding drivers to focus on reaching their destination safely.

A space is available for a community minded person required for the important position of honorary treasurer for the Rolleston Resident Association and fireworks committee. Contact Jens Christensen on 027 433 4179 or 347 1600 or email kajens70@ gmail.com

SPRINGSTON HALL

Christmas message from Mayor Sam Broughton

The playground is designed to be as accessible as possible for all children with a promenade alongside of it, wide paths and a koru-shaped path leading to the top of the mound which allows access for disabled children to the views, large metal slide and flying fox.

Drive safe on the roads these holidays

HONORARY TREASURER REQUIRED URGENTLY ROLLESTON

WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 20 2017

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Notices

Public Forums: Council, Community Board and local committee meetings are open to the public. Time is available at the start of meetings for people to speak on matters of concern. Please notify Bernadette Ryan or your local committee at least three days before the meeting. Township, Hall and Reserve Committees: To list or make changes to meeting details, email meeting.changes@selwyn.govt. nz or phone 347 2800 or 318 8338 by 9am Wednesday the week before publication.

Council Major Projects Property Manager, John Reid, says Selwyn’s first ‘destination playground’ is opening earlier than planned thanks to Council staff and contractors’ passion for the project.

“There will be small areas of the playground still to be finished and we ask the public to respect and stay off the new garden and lawn areas as they develop and mature.”

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Faringdon Christmas Pool Party Selwyn Aquatic Centre, 2–4pm Come along and celebrate the festive season at the pool! Santa has visited us early this year and we have a brand new big inflatable design to be revealed! Normal pool admissions apply.

Creative Tech Selwyn District Libraries, 2–3.30pm Come and have a go at our Alternate Reality colouring in, and Green Screen Selfie Space. Bookings not required but spaces are limited. BYOD recommended.

New World Rolleston Picnic in the Park – Springfield Springfield Domain, 5.30–7.30pm Pop down to Springfield Domain with family and friends for a picnic. Live music, bouncy castles, face painting, Pedalmania, entertainment and much more. Activities for all ages and prizes up for grabs. Free sausage sizzle.

New World Rolleston Teddy Bears’ Picnic Rolleston Community Centre and Rolleston Reserve, 1–3pm Pack a picnic and dress up your favourite teddy! The Teddy Bears’ Picnic will be jam packed with family fun, including teddy bear parade, face painting, bouncy castles, animal farm and more.

Faringdon Pool Party – Darfield Darfield Pool, 2–4pm Head to Darfield Pool for a party! The DJ will be playing your favourite songs, with inflatables, games, prizes, a sausage sizzle and loads of fun.

Faringdon Summer Skate Jam – Darfield Darfield Skate Park, 3.30–5.30pm Head to Darfield Skate Park to show off your moves. Bring your own gear or hire for free. Coaching available with experienced skate instructors. Prizes up for grabs for best tricks.

New World Rolleston Picnic in the Park – Springston Springston Domain, 5.30–7.30pm Pop down to Springston Domain with family and friends for a picnic. Live music, bouncy castles, face painting, Pedalmania, entertainment and much more. Activities for all ages and prizes up for grabs. Free sausage sizzle.

Faringdon Pool Party – Southbridge Southbridge Pool, 2–4pm Head to Southbridge Pool for a party! The DJ will be playing your favourite songs, with inflatables, games, prizes, a sausage sizzle and loads of fun.

For information on listing a community event visit www.selwyn.govt.nz/councilcall

(03) 347 2800 Darfield call free 318 8338 www.selwyn.govt.nz SelwynDistrictCouncil

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WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 20 2017

SELWYN TIMES

Latest Christchurch news at www.star.kiwi

Let’s use our Water Sense

Slide into Christmas

Help Selwyn get through the dry season with enough water for everyone. Top tips for using your water sense:

at Foster Park

Consider letting your lawns go brown, or water overnight (9pm– 6am) to avoid evaporation during the day. Avoid unnecessary water use during peak demand times (6am–9am and 4pm–9pm) to help maintain water pressure for everyone. Use a watering can or hand-held hose instead of a sprinkler and avoid watering in hot or windy conditions.

Thank you for doing your bit to help conserve the district’s water supply.

Council’s holiday services Information on Selwyn District Council services and opening hours during the holiday period is available on the Council website or facilities’ Facebook pages. This includes the Council’s Rolleston Headquarters, Selwyn Aquatic Centre, rubbish and recycling collections schedule, Pines Resource Recovery Park, Selwyn Libraries, Rolleston Community Centre, Lincoln Event Centre and building inspections. Foster Park playground is ready for the Christmas holidays! The brand new playground will be open for Selwyn children and families from midday on Thursday 21 December.

The Council’s helpline (www.selwyn.govt.nz/helpline) will be operating 24 hours a day over the Christmas and New Year period for urgent issues – phone 347 2800 or 318 8338 (Darfield). You can also use the Snap Send Solve app.

“Everyone, particularly all the contractors led by local company McLenaghan Contracting, has worked extremely hard to have the playground ready for Christmas. This playground is for the whole district and we hope that it becomes a special place for families to enjoy,” Mr Reid says. “The park features are based on the ideas of local school kids – the kids wanted a mouse wheel, a big slide a fort and a flying fox, so we put those things in.” Mr Reid expects there will be a lot of interest in the opening of the playground and suggests that if possible, people wait for a day or two before visiting the park. “We’re expecting a huge number of people to visit the Foster Park playground, and we want to make sure everyone enjoys the experience – so please be mindful and respectful of others and be safe. If the playground looks too busy, we suggest that you choose another time to visit, or wait for the initial rush to subside,” he says.

From Thursday 21 December to Sunday 24 December, there will be Council and community support staff at the playground to ensure all children enjoy the new playground safely.

Playground design A key feature of the playground is a large four metre high mound with a slide and flying fox. A fort on top of the mound has a tunnel slide winding to the ground. The playground also features a natural play area and a mouse wheel along with other popular playground equipment.

We trust whatever your plans are, that you travel safely, that you find peace in the mayhem, and you have a wonderful feed. Merry Christmas Sam, Liz and Elliott Broughton

Mobile schedule has finished for the year and returns Monday 8 January 2018 with a revised timetable for January. Please see library website for full details.

From early January 2018, the Council will commence cleaning water races and bank removals. Selwyn District Council appreciates landowners that are willing to accept water race spoil and material from water race bank removal. If you are happy to accept water race material, our water race operators will be in touch to arrange disposal of materials at your paddock during cleaning season. Water race spoil can be deposited to land under Environment Canterbury water plan rule 5.79. Spoil can be used to fill in low spots in paddocks, and ideally will be worked into the paddock. Please ring our Surface Water Engineer on 347 2800 for further Information.

Meetings COUNCIL & COMMUNITY BOARD Unless stated meetings are held at the Rolleston Council Building. Malvern Community Board Mon 22 Jan 5pm Darfield Library/Service Centre LOCAL COMMITTEES & ASSOCIATIONS Coalgate/Glentunnel Reserve Management Committee Tue 23 Jan 8pm Coalgate Fire Station Glenroy Community Centre

Committee Tue 19 Dec 7.30pm Glenroy Community Hall Glentunnel Community Centre Tue 16 Jan 7.30pm Glentunnel Community Centre Hororata Citizens Committee Tue 23 Jan 7.30pm, Hororata Hall Prebbleton Community Association Tue 19 Dec 7.30pm Prebbleton Community Cottage Rolleston Residents Assn Inc. Mon 22 Jan 7pm Rolleston Community Centre

For a full list of what you can and can’t recycle please visit www.selwyn.govt.nz/kerbsideguide, or you can request a free sticker for your recycling bin with this information by contacting the Council on 347 2857 or 318 8338.

Darfield Library & Service Centre 1 South Terrace, Darfield Ph 318 8338 or 347 2780

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Leeston Library & Service Centre 19 Messines Street, Leeston Ph 347 2871

Lincoln Library & Service Centre Gerald Street, Lincoln Ph 347 2876

THURSDAY

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For details on all these events and more see the Summer in Selwyn Facebook page, Selwyn District Libraries website or check out the Summer in Selwyn booklet delivered to your mail box at the end of November.

Rolleston Library Rolleston Drive, Rolleston Ph 347 2880

THURSDAY

Rubbish and recycling collections scheduled on Christmas Day (Monday 25th) will take place the prior Saturday 23 December. Refuse collections scheduled on New Year’s Day (Monday 1 January) will take place the prior Saturday 30 December. All other collection days will proceed as normal.

Teddies’ Overnight Adventures will be a fun-filled night for your teddy at the library. We’ll tell you all about what mischief your teddy got up to when you come to pick it up the next day.

Jones Road, between Hoskyns Road and Weedons Ross Road, will reopen to traffic from Thursday 21 December. The temporary detour through iPort will close when Jones Road reopens.

13

JANUARY

WEDNESDAY

The Mobile Library will be popping up at the new Foster Park playground during January. Get involved in free, fun activities, play games and explore the Mobile Library.

Ford repairs will be occurring on McGregor’s Ford (Selwyn Road), Withell’s Ford (Brookside & Burnham Road) and Essendon Road. Soakhole construction will be carried out on Horndon Street, Te Pirita Road, Miles Road, Manna Place and Bealey Road.

SATURDAY

Takeaway coffee cups have a thin plastic coating, and for this reason they can’t be recycled. Drinking glasses or crockery also can’t be recycled. Non-foil Christmas gift wrapping paper can be recycled rather than put into the rubbish.

Summer Reading BINGO is running until the end of January – pop into your local library and collect your BINGO card. Make and illustrate your own digital or paper book with Think, Create Write!, Love Hello Kitty and Pushkin? Have a go at origami, bookmarks and hand sewing cute cat cushions with Kawaii Crafts. If games are more your thing, make sure you bring your friends and family down to your local library or outreach venue for Games Challenges.

On the roads this week

20

DECEMBER

JANUARY

Head to Selwyn District Libraries’ Summer in Selwyn events during the school holidays.

Holiday driving means sharing the road with a number of other cars, and often spending several hours behind the wheel. Please be patient and courteous of other road users. For more road safety tips go to the Selwyn District Council website. Drive safe these holidays!

WEDNESDAY

All recyclable items must be loose in your yellow bin so they can be easily separated for recycling. Soft plastics including newspaper wrap and cling film can’t be recycled through the kerbside recycling system, only empty supermarket plastic bags are accepted.

Libraries events over the summer break

“I encourage all road users to share the road, be aware of the dangers of driver fatigue, and make sure everyone is buckled up,” she says.

Selwyn District Council Norman Kirk Drive, Rolleston Ph 347 2800 or 318 8338

Selwyn District Council is encouraging residents to help the environment and reduce the amount of waste going to landfill by making sure they dispose of holiday-season recyclables responsibly this summer.

Check www.selwyn.govt.nz/pines for information on Pines Resource Recovery Park opening hours over the holidays.

Selwyn Road Safety Coordinator Ngaire Tinning says drivers should allow enough time to get to their destination, drive with patience and avoid taking unnecessary risks.

CC181217

MOBILE LIBRARY TIMETABLE

Summer is here and lowering intake river levels and increased evaporation is affecting supply in certain areas. Extraction from stock water races for uses other than stock water requires Council approval. Unauthorised extraction places pressure on the race system and often supply to downstream users is affected. If you are experiencing poor supply in the stock water races please phone 347 2800 for service. Paparua Irrigators please

Selwyn Events

NEED FILL MATERIAL? RING US

Household recycling in Selwyn has been steadily increasing in volume from 4,982 tonnes in the year to June 2016 to 5,385 tonnes in the year to June 2017.

Whatever your plans make sure you remember to cherish those who are gathered with you, to smile and say hello to strangers, to take opportunities to heal past hurts, and to sing a few carols and remember the reason for Christmas.

Council Call

An application for the renewal of an on license has been received from Dunsandel Store Limited. Objections are open until 21 December. For more information please visit www.selwyn.govt. nz/alcoholnotices

STOCK WATER RACES

remember to phone 347 2720 each morning to check whether irrigation restrictions are in place.

Christmas is a wonderful opportunity to gather together with family and friends we love. It’s a time when life often slows a little and we are able to take stock of the year that has been and look forward to the things to come.

A variety of surfaces including artificial turf, rubber soft fall and wood chip will make the playground a safe environment for children of all ages. Decking and picnic areas will have shade sails. There is also native and exotic trees and shrubs around the playground providing shade and a natural feel.

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Springston Hall will be closed until the end of January, for the completion of seismic strengthening works. The community’s patience during this project is appreciated. If you have any questions please contact Joanne Nikolaou, Project Manager, on 347 2971.

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For some of us this Christmas, we welcome new members into our family through birth or marriage. For others of us Christmas will be tinged with sadness as we remember those who have been lost to us this year.

It’s a busy time on the roads during the Christmas and summer holiday season and Selwyn District Council’s Road Safety team is reminding drivers to focus on reaching their destination safely.

A space is available for a community minded person required for the important position of honorary treasurer for the Rolleston Resident Association and fireworks committee. Contact Jens Christensen on 027 433 4179 or 347 1600 or email kajens70@ gmail.com

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Christmas message from Mayor Sam Broughton

The playground is designed to be as accessible as possible for all children with a promenade alongside of it, wide paths and a koru-shaped path leading to the top of the mound which allows access for disabled children to the views, large metal slide and flying fox.

Drive safe on the roads these holidays

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Public Forums: Council, Community Board and local committee meetings are open to the public. Time is available at the start of meetings for people to speak on matters of concern. Please notify Bernadette Ryan or your local committee at least three days before the meeting. Township, Hall and Reserve Committees: To list or make changes to meeting details, email meeting.changes@selwyn.govt. nz or phone 347 2800 or 318 8338 by 9am Wednesday the week before publication.

Council Major Projects Property Manager, John Reid, says Selwyn’s first ‘destination playground’ is opening earlier than planned thanks to Council staff and contractors’ passion for the project.

“There will be small areas of the playground still to be finished and we ask the public to respect and stay off the new garden and lawn areas as they develop and mature.”

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Faringdon Christmas Pool Party Selwyn Aquatic Centre, 2–4pm Come along and celebrate the festive season at the pool! Santa has visited us early this year and we have a brand new big inflatable design to be revealed! Normal pool admissions apply.

Creative Tech Selwyn District Libraries, 2–3.30pm Come and have a go at our Alternate Reality colouring in, and Green Screen Selfie Space. Bookings not required but spaces are limited. BYOD recommended.

New World Rolleston Picnic in the Park – Springfield Springfield Domain, 5.30–7.30pm Pop down to Springfield Domain with family and friends for a picnic. Live music, bouncy castles, face painting, Pedalmania, entertainment and much more. Activities for all ages and prizes up for grabs. Free sausage sizzle.

New World Rolleston Teddy Bears’ Picnic Rolleston Community Centre and Rolleston Reserve, 1–3pm Pack a picnic and dress up your favourite teddy! The Teddy Bears’ Picnic will be jam packed with family fun, including teddy bear parade, face painting, bouncy castles, animal farm and more.

Faringdon Pool Party – Darfield Darfield Pool, 2–4pm Head to Darfield Pool for a party! The DJ will be playing your favourite songs, with inflatables, games, prizes, a sausage sizzle and loads of fun.

Faringdon Summer Skate Jam – Darfield Darfield Skate Park, 3.30–5.30pm Head to Darfield Skate Park to show off your moves. Bring your own gear or hire for free. Coaching available with experienced skate instructors. Prizes up for grabs for best tricks.

New World Rolleston Picnic in the Park – Springston Springston Domain, 5.30–7.30pm Pop down to Springston Domain with family and friends for a picnic. Live music, bouncy castles, face painting, Pedalmania, entertainment and much more. Activities for all ages and prizes up for grabs. Free sausage sizzle.

Faringdon Pool Party – Southbridge Southbridge Pool, 2–4pm Head to Southbridge Pool for a party! The DJ will be playing your favourite songs, with inflatables, games, prizes, a sausage sizzle and loads of fun.

For information on listing a community event visit www.selwyn.govt.nz/councilcall

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SUMMER FUN AND HOLIDAY GUIDE

A festive fun summer With lots of last minute things to do, this time of year can be a rush, completing Christmas present and food shopping, along with packing for a planned holiday away. Remember to take time out to chill and enjoy this festive time of the year, making the most of the opportunities to share a little Christmas spirit with others. If looking for that extra special gift or something unique: • A Lincoln Christmas Twilight Market will be held this Thursday, 21 December (4-7pm) along with the usual market on Saturday, 23 December (10am-1pm). • The West Melton Market will be on this Saturday, 22 December (9am-12noon). Entertaining the children may also include checking out the Christmas lights adorning many homes as well as a visit to the Seawards’ Christmas light display in Shands Road, open every night 8.30pm to midnight, up to the 30 December.

You might also take the children to the Darfield Jail Santa’s Grotto. You can take a photo of the little ones with Santa from 3-6pm tomorrow this Thursday, 21 December and Friday, 22 December, or 10am-12noon this Saturday, 23rd December. The family will enjoy cooling off at the Selwyn Aquatic Centre where a pool party with games, prizes, music and inflatables will add to the fun this Wednesday, 20 December (2-4pm). The local pools at Darfield, Sheffield and Southbridge will also be open over the holiday period for a refreshing swim while there are lots of other places to enjoy a dip like the Pegasus Bay or peninsula’s beaches. Until the end of January, children up to 12 years can also participate in the district’s libraries Selwyn Summer Reading BINGO, which sets reading tasks that will add another dimension to the holiday period and have them chilling out with their head

in a book or other written material. For a fun day out at the trots, there are two events scheduled for the Interislander Summer Festival Motukarara Trots, on Friday, 29 December and Sunday, 28 January (both beginning at 10am). In the city, international cricket games will be held on Saturday, 23 December and on Boxing Day, 26 December while the ICC U19 Cricket World Cup will run from 13 January to 3 February. The Ingham’s Lazy Sundays are on again in 2018, from 7 January to 25 February (3.30-5pm) on the Botanic Garden’s Archery Lawn. The whole family might also enjoy a day flying kites on Saturday, 20 January (1pm4pm) at New Brighton Beach. On your way

there, check out the Street Prints Ōtautahi, a free street art festival of new murals in and around Christchurch and call into the Margaret Mahy Family Playground. Of course the World Buskers Festival will be on again, 18-28 January, with amusing entertainment, 11am to 11pm each day. With even more on offer over summer there are fun times in store to extend out the festive season.

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Fun in the water this summer There are some great places to swim nearby. Starting with Rolleston’s Selwyn Aquatic Centre, children and adults alike will enjoy time in the pool with inflatables and paddle boats there to add to the fun. Check the advertisement on this page and www.selwyn.govt.nz/facilities-and-parks/ selwyn-aquatic-centre for hours and days the centre is open.

facilities. (Children under 10 years must be supervised.) • Southbridge – two outdoor pools – lane and paddling plus hydroslide with new changing facilities. (Children under 8 years must be supervised). (Check: www.selwyn.govt.nz/facilitiesand-parks for pool details including opening hours.)

Local public swimming pools open this year are: • Darfield – an outdoor pool and two indoor pools – learners’ and paddling. (Children under 8 years must be supervised.) • Leeston – an outdoor pool suitable for families with primary and preschool children. (Children under 14 years must be supervised.) • Sheffield – two outdoor pools – lane and paddling with new changing

Lakes and rivers suitable for swimming vary in water height and quality by the season and over summer. Swimming holes and places for a cool dip may be found in the: • Selwyn River at Coes Ford, Chamberlain’s Ford, Whitecliffs and Glentunnel. • Waimakariri River, a fast flowing river so avoid the main channels especially when the river is high, looking instead for a quieter flowing area. • The high country lakes, which may offer

the opportunity for a quick albeit cold dip. (Check Ecan’s Facebook page: www. facebook.com/canterburyrecwater for water quality.) Bays and Beaches ideal for a great day out include: • Akaroa – a tidal beach in town, at Children’s Bay (a short walk away), and across the harbour at Wainui. • Eastern Bays – Port Levy, Pigeon Bay, Little Akaloa, Okains Bay (bookings essential for those camping), and Le Bons Bay. • Lyttelton Harbour – Corsair Bay, Cass Bay, Governor’s Bay, Charteris Bay, Diamond Harbour, Purau and Camp Bay. • Pegasus Bay – Taylor’s Mistake and Sumner through to Waikuku are great for swimming and surfing when the surf is on.

The coolest place in Selwyn this summer! For the kids There’s something for all ages, including toddlers’ pool, leisure pool with lazy river, and fun lanes in the main pool. Inflatable play equipment will be available each day throughout the holidays.

For grown-ups Join the kids in the leisure pool, swim lengths in the main pool, exercise in the hydrotherapy pool, or relax in the spa pool. If retail therapy is your thing, there’s an extensive range of the latest swimwear from Speedo, TYR and Zoggs to choose from.

Christmas Hours · · · · ·

Sunday 24 December (Christmas Eve), 6am–6pm Sunday 31 December (New Year’s Eve), 6am–6pm Wednesday 27 December–Tuesday 2 January, 8am–8pm Closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day Normal hours resume Wednesday 3 January (6am–9pm weekdays and 8am–8pm weekends)

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Lincoln Christmas Twilight Market The Annual Lincoln Christmas Twilight Market is always a great way to start off the holiday season. Held on Thursday, 21st December between 4-7pm it has something for the whole family to enjoy. Stalls bedecked with Christmas décor, lots of seasonal themed activities, a dance display and a visit from Santa between 4-6 p.m. before he heads to the North Pole. Singers from the Selwyn Community Choir & Youth Choir will fill the air with song from 5.30 p.m. creating the perfect atmosphere for Christmas shopping. The diverse range of craft stalls are sure to tempt you with their wonderful array of all locally made handcrafted gifts including everything from clothing, Christmas themed gifts, pottery, art, cards, beautiful jewellery, wooden gifts and soft toys. The market also provides a great opportunity to stock up on fresh local produce to feast upon over the Christmas break. There’s some great food to be had, such as Emilio cheeses, Elmwood organic meats, Christmas cookies, pastries, artisan breads, preserves, fudges, wine, fresh fruit & vegetables not forgetting colourful flowers and plants with which to decorate your home during the festive season. The Lincoln market is open on Saturday 23rd December for those last minute purchases re-opening on Saturday 6th January.

Backyard Critters Enemy of the apple tree Mike Bowie is an ecologist who specialises in entomology (insects and other invertebrates). Each week he introduces a new species found in his backyard at Lincoln. His column aims to raise public awareness of biodiversity, the variety of living things around us

I WAS alarmed last month when I noticed many white furry growth patches over my apple tree. These cottonwool-like patches were produced by the woolly apple aphid, eriosoma lanigerum. The waxy, cottonwoollike substance is a secretion produced by the aphid to protect it from natural enemies, the weather and the sticky honeydew it also excretes. These 2mm long, red to purple-coloured aphids

PEST: The waxy, cottonwool-like substance is a secretion produced by an aphid to protect it from natural enemies. (Inset) – The 2mm long, red to purple-coloured aphids.

are found in large knots, pruning scars on branches or trunks, and the roots of apple trees. It is a native to North America, where elm is its primary host, but it is now a worldwide pest in apples. In New Zealand, it is the only aphid of economic importance on apples. Like other aphids, this species sucks sap for

nutrition that can result in stunted plant growth or even death. The good news is, a small wasp parasite – also introduced from North America – can help control the aphid. The presence of the parasite in an aphid population can be confirmed by the circular exit holes in the top of the aphid hosts.

Lincoln Farmers’ & Craft Market

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Local cars will be on show at Muscle Car Madness David Jeffery built this wild ride 1350HP ‘Diesel-Rat’.

a truck called Diesel Rat for the same customer. This is powered by a twin-turbo 1350 horsepower diesel engine. His wife is supportive and has a custom Hudson sedan whilst one of the projects waiting for his magic touch is an alloy bodied early 1920s Rolls Royce. Another local man Mal Hurrell, who runs the Weedons based Custom Made Garage Doors, has a nice collection of custom cars including his latest, a black 1932 Ford ‘hiboy’ roadster, powered by a 350 Chevrolet and automatic transmission. It will be this car’s first outing to the Rangiora show. “I think he’s had all his cars there at one time or another,” says Craig Stare, organiser of Muscle Car Madness. “There’s a huge amount of collector cars being built in garages around the Selwyn area.” Muscle Car Madness is a family oriented event with three generations of some families attending. It will be held from Thursday, 25th January to Sunday, 28th January 2018, at the Rangiora A&P Showgrounds in Ashley Street, Rangiora. Spectator entry is: $18 per person with children up to 15 years free. For further information, contact Craig on 3478 388 or email stottle@xtra.co.nz.

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Competitors will be coming from all over New Zealand and even some from overseas, to show their cars and enjoy a weekend of activities at Muscle Car Madness in January. One man who will be there again this year is Bill Casey who has attended the event nine times, travelling all the way from Minnesota in the United States. Classic cars, street machines, muscle cars and hot rods have become a big hobby in New Zealand with many businesses having spawned from this. This includes a number of Selwyn locals, who can boast a lot of top cars with many of their owners, keen participants of the Muscle Car Madness show. One such person is Dave Jeffery who runs a small part-time hobby business in Rolleston, building some of the wildest ‘rat rods’ in the country. Dave’s vehicles are very different and could be described as art forms. A lot of thought goes into every creation his company, BellaRat customs creates. Dave has unique customers and tries to please everyone with no two vehicles alike. His first car, BellaRat won top prize at the huge Beach Hop show up north. Dave has built a 6-wheeler creation, dubbed Semi-Rat. He also recently finished

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How safe is your driving? We consider ourselves good drivers, albeit with the odd mistake yet our driving prowess would improve by driving defensively, bringing with it safer roads. Unfortunately, too many drivers engage in dangerous behaviour appearing not to recognise that unsafe driving is the main cause of accidents. Speeding – One of the main causes of road accidents is excessive speed especially when cornering. Driving too close to the car in front or tailgating – Many have a misconception about driver reaction time. This is the length of time it takes for our brain to register we must press the brake, our body to react, and our foot to push the pedal. The car will also take time to completely stop. Driver reaction time varies from person to person. When totally alert it might take 1½ seconds so the two-second rule helps ensure a safe distance from the vehicle ahead. If travelling faster, conditions are poor like heavy rain, towing something, or driving a larger heavier vehicle, longer will be needed. To determine a two-second gap, as the vehicle in front passes a landmark count ‘one thousand and one, one thousand and two’. If your vehicle reaches the roadside marker before you count two, you are following too closely. Intimidation through bully boy tactics – Behaviour of this kind is dumb and reflects impatience and an inability to recognise the danger of driving too close to another vehicle. Impatience when driving – This can lead to poor judgement on the road like cutting corners. You may get there minutes earlier

but was endangering the lives of others worth it? Overtaking dangerously – Overtaking without identifying a clear road ahead or before a blind corner, puts lives risk. Not driving to the conditions – This includes driving too fast given the weather or another potential hazards like cyclists who need a wide birth, pedestrians who might cross in front of your car, or vehicles that might suddenly pull out from the curb or back out of a driveway. Driving under the influence – Intoxication impairs judgement. We think we can drive safely but we no longer have the mental capacity or quickness to do so because alcohol is a muscle relaxant. Allowing distractions – Easy ways to cause an accident or road hazard are through distractions such as turning your head to talk to someone in the car, looking at things on the roadside, texting or talking on a cell phone (even hands free). You will not be looking at or fully concentrating on the road. Driver fatigue – We can feel sleepy after driving a long distance, especially on a hot day. Often the focus is on ‘getting there’ rather than appreciating the journey and taking breaks to keep fresh and alert. Headlights not on when poor visibility – If light is poor, other drivers may not see your vehicle. Turning the lights on is also a good practice when driving on country roads, especially if a motorcyclist. Driving defensively saves lives and helps ensure you and your family return home safely.

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Technology company completes capital raising round Farmlands Cooperative Society Ltd has taken a shareholding in farm software company FarmIQ Systems Ltd, as part of a capital raising round, joining shareholders Landcorp Farming Ltd, Silver Fern Farms Joint Ventures Ltd and Veterinary Enterprises Group Ltd. A New Zealand-based technology company, FarmIQ Systems Ltd develops and markets software for farming and agribusiness. FarmIQ chairman John Quirk welcomed Farmlands as a shareholder and also the decision by Landcorp to increase its shareholding. “The FarmIQ board wanted to achieve a broad shareholding to reflect FarmIQ’s role as the provider of an open, independent platform for farming and agribusiness. The shareholding companies now comprise two farmer-owned co-operatives, a national veterinary business and a land-based, state-owned enterprise. Between them, they represent the value chain from farm suppliers, farm consultants and farmers to processors. Importantly, we remain open to working with other companies that can add value to farmers through data.” Farmlands CEO Peter Reidie says the investment will help Farmlands support and service its shareholders. “We are confident this investment will help our shareholders and their businesses, particularly as emerging technology changes how we farm. This is another step towards our goal of being market leaders in agricultural knowledge and expertise.” Landcorp CEO Steve Carden says increasing the Landcorp investment is a vote of confidence in the future

FarmIQ CEO Darryn Pegram, left, and chairman John Quirk of FarmIQ Systems Ltd. “FarmIQ has been instrumental in connecting our dayto-day operations with the rest of our business. Farming businesses of all sizes are now adopting FarmIQ as their digital information hub, and we are pleased to see the whole farming ecosystem starting to share their information

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Milk processor opens new wetmix kitchen Synlait Milk has opened its new wetmix kitchen, which will enable it to simultaneously run both large-scale infant formula spray dryers. This will double the amount of infant formula powder that can be produced at the Dunsandel site, from 40,000 metric tonnes (MT) to 80,000 MT per year. “We were at the point where our current wetmix facility was at capacity, and our consumer demand was continuing to grow,” managing director and CEO John Penno says. “Building this new wetmix kitchen will relieve that pressure.” Synlait has invested $37 million in the new wetmix kitchen, which is at the core of the production process. It is where the dry ingredients (such as dairy proteins, carbohydrates, vitamins and minerals) are mixed into the liquid milk. That mixture is then sent to the dryer, where it is dried into infant formula base powder. Mixing the dry ingredients into the liquid milk before drying ensures a superior blend quality.

The project has been in the planning since December 2015 and contractors began work on site in February this year. At times there were up to 125 contractors on site per day, but the construction of the wetmix kitchen did not disrupt the activities of other areas on site. “We’re really happy with how the build went,” Mr Penno says. “It was a smooth process, which was completed on time and within budget, without the need to alter our day-to-day operations.” Designed with staff in mind, some manual steps (e.g. lifting and tipping large bags of ingredients) have been reduced with the help of automation. This creates a safer environment and provides operational efficiencies. “It was really important for us to make this new facility as user-friendly as possible. We want our employees to be safe at work, and to work under the best possible conditions,” he says.

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My lemon trees are looking a bit over-grown at the moment, is it ok to prune them now?

Fresh lemons are so tasty, they are a great addition to any garden, and their health benefits are fantastic! As far as looking after your trees, here are the top things you need to know.

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Make sure they are planted in good soil. If you haven’t added any organic compost to the garden bed for a while, get on to this now. Adding vital organic matter will help to keep the soil healthy, as it creates the perfect growing environment for your tree. Sheep pellets are an excellent addition as well. Your tree will benefit from a regular annual feed of Intelligro Citrus Fertiliser to help them produce their juicy fruits. Fertilise in spring and summer, at around 300g per square metre. You will want to sprinkle the fertiliser around the drip line (where the outer leaves fall) and then water-well afterwards. They will also need plenty of water at this time. By keeping on top of fertilising

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A Christmas tradition

The warmth of a New Zealand summer adds to the cheer of the festive season. While few of us ‘deck the halls with boughs of holly’ as was traditional in England in the 16th century, we adorn our homes in a way that is similar to those in the northern hemisphere. Christmas is celebrated in different ways throughout New Zealand with many people celebrating some aspect of the festive season whether it is connecting with distant friends, spending time with family, entertaining, or sharing gifts. For those with young children, a trip to Santa will be on the list while young and old may check out the light displays adorning certain households around the district and city, with the Seawards’ Christmas light display topping the list. Every year, Carl and Maureen Seaward put on a wonderful light show that draws thousands of people to their 650 Shands Road property near Prebbleton. Over 300,000 lights form an interactive display, accompanied by synchronised music. The light display is open every night from 8.30pm to midnight, until the 30th December, with a charge of $5 for those over 15 years. By now the Christmas tree will no doubt be up and adorned with tinsel and colourful baubles. Some observe a tradition of adding a new decoration to the collection each year, adding a little more interest. Colourful streamers, wreathes, fresh Lillies and Poinsettia will also increase the festive feeling. Delegate decorating tasks and present wrapping to the older children who might be encouraged to make paper streamers, create a table centrepiece, and decorate their own Christmas paper. Making shortbread in Christmas shapes, fudge and other edible treats will also keep them occupied. For those who have last minute shopping to do, there are some wonderful gift ideas for all ages, in the local shops around the district.

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Birds nesting in roof gutters can be a fire hazard. Their eggs and chicks attract rats and mice that make their home and build nests in the roof cavity, chewing on electrical wiring when hungry leading to the potential for a fire. The debris left by birds’ nests is also a problem if a downpour blocks spouting and water seeps into the roof. This can cause considerable damage to wall linings and other materials. Leaf litter can also cause flooding. “Leaves can sit in spouting for weeks and become soggy when it rains,” advises Rohan, owner of Gum Leaf. While this is a greater problem in autumn when trees lose their leaves, windy summer days can also blow tree matter onto the roof of the house. If your home does sustain damage due to blocked spouting, a concern is being covered by insurance as many insurers will not pay out, if they consider damage incurred was due to a lack of maintenance that might otherwise have prevented the problem. These issues are easily solved when Gutter Guard is fitted to your roof. This expanded steel mesh product, which looks a bit like a cheese grater, prevents birds from nesting in your spouting and from leaf litter or tree debris settling there. It also takes away the need to clean out roof gutters as everything slides off. Birds find it hard to get a grip so go somewhere else to roost, taking away that annoying effect of ‘bird poop’ down your windows. Gutter Guard is produced from Coloursteel so will last the same length

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Pools are great for family fun Home pools are a draw card for entertaining. Your children will spend more time at home with the family and invite their friends over, rather than ask you to transport them around so much, giving you more time to relax after a busy year. Friends and family may also pop in for a chat and swim while barbecues and parties are great around the pool. If you already have a pool, you may wish to add features to enhance it and Lagoon Pools have a variety of products in stock. These include fountains that send a continuous blade of water into the pool; water spouts, which can be mounted on a wall or concrete around the pool; swim turbines; and spa jets. These add to the look of your pool and offer a functional aspect at night if the area is lit up (even in winter). The sound of water flowing is also a relaxing element and your children will enjoy playing under the waterfall. Pool lights offer the opportunity to swim and entertain after dark, adding atmosphere while the pool becomes a visual aspect to your garden. With a swim trainer, you can practice all your swimming strokes even in a small pool. These bungee cords allow continuous swimming on the spot so are great for anyone who is learning to swim, wishes to practice their strokes or is seeking exercise. If the chore of pulling the pool cover on and off is a hassle, this is easily sorted with an automatic pool cover, which can be remotely controlled. Constructed from a slat configuration these are very stylish

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Bring colour into your garden Colourful flowers, shrubs and trees add beauty to the garden, lifting our outdoor environment with many plants adding a tinge of colour in their blooms, leaf colour or bark. Over summer, dahlia, hydrangea, roses, hebes, manuka, later flowering azaleas, lavender, petunias, marigolds, dianthus and calendula will all bring colour to the mix. For new gardens, these, like other plants in your garden, will need the water kept up as they get established. As autumn emerges chrysanthemums provide a contrast as does pineapple sage, keeping bees coming around to feast on the latter’s deep crimson flowers that signal winter’s on its way. Over the cooler period, leucadendron, grevilleas and hellebores put on a show as will the odd pansy. As the rocket flowers, avoid the temptation to pull it out so bees can enjoy its offering and you can harvest a little seed for future crops. When spring rolls round again, bulbs that have been planted in the cooler months like daffodils, tulips,

jonquils, sol de ors, hyacinths, snowdrops and crocus will bring yellows, blues and more colour in, popping their heads up to signal winter is over. Gardens often look their best and most colourful in spring when fruit trees blossom and shrubs like rosemary and lilac are covered in flowers and bees. Magnolia trees will be in bloom while camellias and rhododendrons will put on an impressive show. Flowering plants provide nectar for native birds and bees, with the latter often drawn into the garden by taller plants, especially those with mauve, blue or yellow flowers, explaining why so many can be seen on rosemary, marjoram and calendula flowers. Banksia, kōwhai, kakabeak, flaxes, five-finger, tree fuchsia, Makomako and coprosma are all food sources for Bellbirds while the berries of the latter two are favoured by Kereru. Aim to have a mix of plant species so there is something blooming year round, for your enjoyment as well as that of the bees and birds.

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Garden hideaways With the really hot weather that arrived early in December, this season is shaping up to be one of those particularly warm summers when having shaded areas will be essential to enjoying spending time outdoors. Sun shades over decks, screens that block the sun, vines covering pergolas and secluded areas in the garden all help to make the extreme temperatures more bearable while also offering a place away from chilly easterly breezes or gusty nor’ west winds. Planting areas of your garden for shade will offer a wonderful spot to sit with a book, coffee or wine while making your outdoor space much more interesting for young and old alike. Rather than putting only borders of your section into garden, bring out the odd bed with a paved or grassed path between two areas of planting for an idyllic spot to linger, and cool place to work in the garden on those really hot days.

Trees offer the height and opportunity for shade. Add in shrubs that grow around fence height with lower growing plants including flowers at the base, for the perfect makings of a botanical looking garden that will be stunning to look at. A full garden need not be a lot of work when mulch is spread around, or a forest garden approach taken where there is little bare space. Lush broad leafy green shrubs add real character to a garden though may need more watering. In contrast, tropical looking palms, cacti and succulents are dry lovers enjoying full sun and minimal water. Be mindful too that raised garden beds will dry out more so plants in these areas will need extra watering. In shadier parts of the garden, that offer shelter from the frosts and where watering can be kept up, pungas and ferns will provide a lush look. Other natives, like pittosporums are much hardier and also

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RESOURCE MANAGEMENT ACT 1991 Operative Status of Private Plan Change 49 – Z & S Croft and J K Williams request to amend the land use zoning from Rural Inner Plains to Living 3 on the corner of Lincoln Tai Tapu and Hauschilds Roads, Tai Tapu. The request seeks to insert an Outline Development Plan and site specific rules to facilitate the development of approximately 16 rural residential sections.

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Designed with Style! With a stunning outlook & occupying a low-maintenance section in the thriving Faringdon community is this threebedroom home which is ideal for those seeking a lifestyle of quality and comfort. Immaculately presented inside & out, this property hosts an attractive kitchen with breakfast bar that will please any avid cook while the free-flowing living layout features sliding doors off the lounge that expand your space outdoors to the sun-dappled patio. An additional patio is suitably accessed from the master bedroom which is also equipped with a walk-in wardrobe & ensuite, while the remaining bedrooms benefit from built-in storage and share a contemporary family bathroom. Buyers who are looking to establish themselves in this increasingly popular neighbourhood are urged to act quickly. Contact Mike for more information.

EnquiRiES ovER $449,000

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Light, Bright and Sure to Delight Immaculately presented and constructed from Summerhill Stone, this beautifully updated three bedroom property represents an excellent opportunity for first-time buyers. The hub of the home is the lounge which has large windows that invite natural light into the room while the adjoining dining area and kitchen ensure everyday living is effortless. The low-maintenance outdoors hosts a paved patio and beautifully established trees which contribute further privacy. This appealing home will capture the eye of many but can only be sold to one. Contact Mike for more information.

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81 Manse Road 720m2 Price Offers over $550,000

Contact Noel Lowery 027 432 8859 Penny Clausen 027 895 5943 New, Luxurious, Lovely. Fully alarmed permanent material home with large workable kitchen with walk-in pantry. Open-plan living/dining with Cassette heat pump and adjoining formal lounge with wallmounted gas fire. Lots of external access for outdoor living. Four double bedrooms master with en suite and dressing room. Attached carpeted double garage. | Property ID LE1613

Leeston

23 High Street 2,077m2

Hei Hei | 51 Manurere Street

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$379,000

An Easy Choice! This very tidy home offers open-plan kitchen/ dining, separate lounge, good sized bedrooms, separate laundry, bathroom and toilet. Plenty of sunlight and heat pump to keep you warm. Gas hot water and newly installed underfloor insulation. Fully fenced section, ideal for the kids, pets and a vege patch. Double garage with adjoining garden shed as well as off street parking. On the bus route and within close proximity to Hornby Mall, parks, schools and other amenities. Move in now and relax, whilst knowing the opportunity also exists to add more value. | Property ID LN1517

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Much Admired Stately Residence. This elegant six bedroom home offers ample space for family and friends as do the three well appointed bathrooms. A superbly designed kitchen features double pantries, five burner hobb, double oven and substantial counter tops. Adjoining family/dining room with log burner and french doors onto the veranda. Private courtyard and four car garaging | Property ID LE1618

Lincoln

5 Sunline Avenue 601m2 Price $670,000

Contact Tracy Stevenson 027 543 9029

Best wishes for a happy holiday season!

Sunny, Spacious and Sparkling. Spacious contemporary home with open-plan living/dining area that flows seamlessly to the private and sheltered outdoor space. Separate lounge with feature wood burner. Kitchen includes a walk-in pantry. Four double bedrooms, master with en suite and walk-in wardrobe. Hide away study nook, separate laundry and abundant storage space. | Property ID LN1506

Springfield

70 Annavale Road 2.1 Hectares Price $496,500

Contact Tracy Stevenson 027 543 9029

Peaceful Oasis With World Class Views. Beautifully presented 90m2 three bedroom home, sunny open-plan living. Neutral dĂŠcor throughout. Log burner (with heat transfer) and heat pump. Large 16m x 9m shed consisting of two open and two closed bays. Fully fenced, with picturesque gardens and two paddocks. Spectacular views of Mt Torlesse and the Southern Alps. | Property ID LN1516

John Davison 027 436 4464

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Malcolm McNaughton 027 297 4297

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Your guide to Show Homes & New Sections in the Selwyn District

Selling a property over summer Keep the grass and plants looking green. Traditionally, spring has been the favoured season for showcasing a home and garden to attract the right buyer however over the years, the summer holiday period has been found to be a successful option. “It’s an occasion when we have more leisure time to explore and ponder properties on offer while visiting holidaymakers have a chance to consider new locations and lifestyle options,” explains Joe Brankin from Mike Pero Real Estate, Rolleston and West Melton. Whilst professional real estate offices are often closed over Christmas and New Year, most have staff available to deal with business activity that may arise throughout the holiday period. For those who have a property on the market during this time, it is just as important to keep it presented well. “Ensure the home has a fresh airy feeling to help create a desirable impression,”

suggests Joe. Surplus garden growth should be tidied and where possible, lawn and garden watering undertaken to keep the grass and plants green and healthy looking. Joe says that evidence of last night’s barby is never a good look as is dirty dishes stacked high on the bench or unmade beds and bathrooms that have not been cleaned. A clean and tidy house is always a winner. De-cluttering will also help present your home at its best. Any furniture that is tired is best removed and less photos and ornaments displayed. Strategic placement of outdoor furniture should be practical and inviting rather than cluttered or ‘in the way’. While you may think your dog or cat is adorable, when the home is open for viewing your pet is best out of the house so tie up your dog or better still, take it a walk. Have a wander around your property

to see what needs fixing. Do the paths need sweeping or plants trimmed back, especially from a walk way. Fix the little problems like a dripping tap or cracked window and re-shingle paths and driveways that are getting a bit bare. While we often live with these things, they may put a buyer off. Where a house is vacant, it will be more attractive to buyers and likely achieve a higher price if it is staged with tasteful furniture and accessories, a task that can be undertaken by a company specialising in this service. Staging allows a prospective buyer to imagine how they would live in the home and how their belongings would fit into each room. Properties sell all year round and while we may be on holiday, the right buyer for your home may be out looking these summer holidays.

Ensure the home has a fresh airy feel.

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Versatile Homes and Buildings Flemington, Lincoln 8 Craig Thompson Drive Open Thursday to Sunday, 12.00pm to 4.00pm or by appointment Closed 18 Dec. Reopen 11 Jan. Closed 15, 16 & 17 Jan Hornby 3 Springs Road Open Monday to Friday, 9.00am to 5.30pm or by appointment Closed 16 & 17 Dec. Open 18, 19 & 20 Dec 9am-5pm, 21 Dec 9am-12noon. Reopen 15 Jan. Closed 20 & 21 Jan 0800 VERSATILE www.versatile.co.nz Peter Ray Homes Prestons 28 & 30 TeRito Street Closed until Wed 10 January Wigram Skies, Wigram 32 & 34 The Runway,12pm to 4pm Closed until Wed 10 January Faringdon, Rolleston 572 & 574 East Madisons Road Closed from Mon 18 Dec to Wed 10 Jan Wishing everyone a safe and happy Christmas www.peterrayhomes.co.nz

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Is it better to buy or sell first?

Show home Guide

While buying your first home can be a nerve-wracking experience, buying your second (or third) isn’t much easier. First home buyers may face a whole bunch of barriers, but the stakes can feel pretty high for people who are looking to upsize, downsize or just move house due to family circumstances or job changes. In many ways, the process is the same. You need to write your wish list – where the property is, what size it is – and think about how much you want to spend. This is where the buy first or sell first conundrum comes in, because it’s much easier to figure out how much you have to spend if you have already sold your first property. A property is only worth what someone is prepared to pay for it at the time that it’s for sale. It’s unwise to hedge your bets solely on an algorithm-generated valuation, the back-of-an-envelope calculation or recent rating valuations.

Selling first means you have freed up any equity and you have a firmer budget to work with. However, in a slow market it can mean that you are left scrambling to find ‘the one’. Even if you do find the right property, it can take longer than you might anticipate to reach settlement on it, which means you may have an unspecified period between exiting your last home and moving into your new one. This can be particularly tough for people with children and pets, especially in an area or at a time of year when there is a lot of competition for short-term rentals. If you do sell first, it’s a good idea to try to negotiate a longer settlement period to give yourselves a bit more breathing space. Ask your real estate agent and lawyer for advice on how to do this for – because you’re the seller, you get to set the terms and conditions for your sale process.

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Buying first makes sense in lots of ways, particularly if your search area is very defined. If a property that ticks all the boxes comes on the market it can be hard to resist the pull of putting an offer on it. If you decide to go for it, you’ll need good financial advice and nerves of steel. If your offer is accepted you may find yourself in the position of owning two properties – and having to service their respective mortgages if the settlement dates don’t align perfectly. It can feel like an eternity while you wait for your first property to sell, and if the market suddenly slows it can be tempting to take the first offer you receive in order to get the place off your hands. Before you do anything rash, talk to your lender or a mortgage broker about what your options are in this situation. You are likely to need bridging finance to cover your offer on the new home – depending on your circumstances and the method of sale you may need access to these funds quite quickly. Be aware that owning two homes will also have insurance implications – you will need both to be covered. If you are planning to buy first, you can make the sale of your existing property a condition of your offer. While this takes the pressure off, it may also make your offer less attractive to a seller. A good compromise may be to try to negotiate a longer settlement when you buy the new property, which will give you more time to sell. Talk to the real estate agent selling the property to find out how you can negotiate this in a way that the seller will be happy with. There’s no perfect, one-size-fits-all solution in this situation. Perhaps the best

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Subdivision Opportunity in Rolleston Seize the opportunity to secure one or more of these quality sections in this desirable location. They will be fenced as per the Selwyn District Council rules and have services to the boundary. New to the market now with titles due August/September. The section sizes range from 450m2 to 700m2 and start at $145,000 to $185,000. Close to the aquatic centre, playing fields, Faringdon shopping centre, Rolleston College, The Christian School and zoned for West Rolleston Primary School. Act now as these sections will be snapped up once development starts early 2018.

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A Very Merry Investment This fantastic property has a total land area (freehold) of 1012sqm and consists of 4 units, each with 2 bedrooms and external garage. Each individual unit is surrounded by a wooden fence, allowing for privacy for its tenants. Other attractive benefits are the close proximity to Eastgate Mall and the CBD, ease of access to public transport, local supermarkets, recreational sites and entertainment options. Real estate investors wishing to take their investment portfolio to the next level should not delay viewing this great opportunity. View at fourseasons.harcourts.co.nz ID#HR4807 King Ling - 027 278 7385

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House and Land or Your Blank Canvas? Awatea Park is an exciting new subdivision on the edge of the ever popular Wigram Skies. Identified as one of the four ‘Growth Hotspots’ nationwide, the South West continues to boom. If you’re considering a move closer to the city fringe, we have the solution for you. Completed House and Land packages, new build options or the bank canvas for your next masterpiece. Call Steve today for further information! View at fourseasons.harcourts.co.nz ID#HR4807 Steve Alfeld - 021 024 02528

Hornby.

395 Main South Road P 349 9919

Rolleston.

S13, Rolleston Square P 347 4711

Property Management. 379 Halswell Road P 338 1138

45 Liffeyfields Drive Lincoln

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Retired Farmer - Big Family! Leaving the Farm! Can’t quite get to grips with the tiny sections available, but like the rural feel of Lincoln. Has the family had an unexpected addition or blending with another! 45 Liffeyfields Drive has it all. With 3074m2 of land you can add the pool you’ve always wanted or workshop/garage for those special toys. Maybe you’ve sold the farm and need space for the camper van, tractor or boat. Whatever your situation with 5 bedrooms including a guest wing, and an upstairs hobby room, this home has it all. View at fourseasons.harcourts.co.nz ID#RL1809 Richard Tait (Taitie) - 027 777 8080 | Nyressa Vincent - 027 515 7045

Four Seasons Realty 2017 Ltd

Licensed Agent REAA 2008

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