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Inside this issue: Roy Orbison Tribute Show


Pink Ribbon


Get Stoked For Winter


Selwyn Gallery 20th Anniversary


St John Youth Success


Old Favourite Book Returns 6 Sky Tower Stair Challenge


Insurance Advice


Selwyn District Plan Review 8 Tanz Alpine Scooter Safari


People’s Pumpkin Project


Le@ers To The Editors WM Rugby Gold Coast Darfield Gun Club

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Young Athlete’s Success




Public No ces


Dates To Remember






Email Column


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Local dance sensation, thirteen year old, Manaia Davies has been hand picked to be a part of an elite New Zealand, junior, hip-hop, dance crew, called NZX. This group of fifteen dancers, aged eleven to fourteen years, has been put together by Kiel Tutin. Kiel has recently returned to New Zealand after choreographing the latest Jennifer Lopez (JLo) dance video. He has entered NZX in the prestigious Body Rock competition held in San Diego at the end of June. Attendance at this competition is by audition only for any international dancers wishing to attend and NZX were successful in their bid. “Kiel messaged me,” said Manaia’s mother Yerane, Yerane “inviting Manaia to be part of the group to dance at Body Rock. Of course I am totally excited and would love her to be able to take up this great opportunity, but the timeframe

is a little scary, as is the cost,” Yerane explained. “We have had to make the decision to ask for sponsorship and hope there may be local people out there who would love to see a Glentunnel girl make it on the world stage. We will of course do everything in our power to give any sponsors as much exposure as we can - both on clothing and social media. “On top of the travel to San Diego, Manaia needs to fly to Auckland every weekend for training (six hours each Saturday and Sunday), but it is an incredible honour for a girl from a small country town and one we are extremely proud to be a part of,” Yerane added. “Manaia is a proven achiever having won a number of competitions and we know she’ll perform again to the highest standard, but the cost of this achievement is one that we hope can be shared. “To be associated with Manaia

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After the outstanding success of the recent Oxford Club’s Neil Diamond tribute show, another event is on the horizon. It features vocals by Tony Wellington, Wellington who hails from Tauranga, and is known as New Zealand’s premier Roy Orbison tribute artist. He is accompanied by his brother Woody on guitar. Tony is also known as a singer of 50/60’s music and as a great entertainer. He is extremely popular on the North Island circuit, but this is his first trip to Oxford. If ticket sales from the previous two ‘tribute’ shows are anything to go by, those intending to attend this one, might need to get in fast! “The Oxford Club is thrilled to host another top New Zealand talent,” said event organiser Kyle Scott. Scott “In the last twelve months the Club has been privileged to offer to members

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and guests a variety of quality musical shows for listeners and dancers, this promises to be the best so far,” he added. “This show features Tony, who is not only New Zealand’s top Roy Orbison and 50/60’s tribute artist, but was also a Stars In Your Eyes finalist. Tony packs out shows in the North Island and this will be the first opportunity for music lovers in Waimak and Selwyn to enjoy his superb music,” Kyle enthused. “Tony sounds just like Roy the Big ‘O’ and will sing all his great hits such as Pretty Woman and really must be heard to be believed,” Kyle added. “This is guaranteed to be a fabulous night of entertainment, with Tony and Woody also

There would be few in the district whose lives haven’t been affected by breast cancer; a family member, neighbour, friend or maybe even closer to home. Pink Ribbon Breakfasts have been successful, fun and enjoyable ways of raising much needed funds for Breast Cancer New Zealand with 2018 marking the ten year anniversary of the event. Pink Ribbon events take place in May and can be run in any format organisers choose. This year local woman, Sarah Blackburn, Blackburn has organised a Pink Ribbon Morning Tea, hosted at The Terrace Cafe and Bar, Darfield. “Nine women a day are diagnosed with Breast Cancer in New Zealand,” Sarah said, “and this year the money raised from my morning tea will be used to fund life-saving research and support breast cancer patients right here in New Zealand. Breast Cancer is an important charity to me as my mum has recently battled the disease and we are extremely lucky that she is a survivor. My fundraising goal is $500,” Sarah added, “but with the support of my community I hope we can not only raise this, but maybe even a little more.” This fun event to assist with addressing a serious issue, will take place on Sunday morning, May 27th and all those who RSVP (“necessary for catering

Tony Wellington - who will appear at the Oxford Club with his brother Woody in the Roy Orbison tribute Show. performing a 1½ hour bonus show of 50 & 60’s dance music. So for a memorable evening of music and dancing book your ticket now - see the advertisement here in the News for full details,” Kyle concluded.

purposes, please,” Sarah said) to attend will donate a $20 entry charge and enjoy morning tea and complimentary bubbles on arrival. “We’ve arranged raffles, a prize for best dressed, guess the marshmallow jar competition and there will be merchandise available for purchase. Funds from all of these, plus the entry charge will be donated to the Breast Cancer Foundation New Zealand. I am still looking for some donated prizes to raffle and if anyone can help, that would be so much appreciated,” Sarah said. “I encourage everyone to come along to the event, wear pink if you can, dress up if you feel inclined and bring a friend or two,” Sarah smiled. “However If you can’t make it to the Morning Tea, but would like to donate to this worthwhile cause, via my event, please head to the Breast Cancer Foundation website, click on pink ribbon breakfast, and find my page under ‘Sarah's Event’. “The Morning Tea is a wonderful opportunity for a get-together, a chat and a catch-up with friends/neighbours, while assisting a cause that needs funds to continue its work helping those affected by Breast Cancer,” Sarah concluded.

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021 998 656 With winter well and truly on the doorstep local Darfield Alpine Sports store, Gnomes is offering their customers an opportunity to take advantage of some outstanding pre-season deals. “This weekend marks the point where we have most of our new s e as o n s toc k i n st or e,” commented Gnomes Alpine Sports co-owner, Ally Kerr. Kerr “So it’s a great opportunity to come in, get prepped and stoked for winter, with lots of deals and offers,” he added. Gnomes are offering up to a 15% discount off new season’s products, as well as up to a massive 50% off previous season’s equipment clothing and accessories. Also available at this weekend’s big ‘Get Stoked’ sale: FREE SKI BOOT CHECKS Customers can bring in their existing ski boots this weekend for a free check. Anyone having ski boot fit issues can consult with one of the Gnomes’ boot professionals for advice on what appropriate steps to take and be pointed in the right direction for comfort and performance.

FREE SKI AND BOARD WAX WAX “This weekend we are offering a free ski or board hot wax worth $20 to all customers,” Ally said. “If your gear needs more than just a wax, we will take the $20 off the price of our regular servicing.” VIP DEALS - “We are stoked to have the majority of our new season's products instore and to celebrate we are offering special VIP pricing instore only

this weekend,” said Gnomes Alpine Sports co-owner Leith Kerr. Kerr “If you are looking to get kitted out in the latest ski gear, come and see us this weekend for the best prices!” The ‘Get Stoked for Winter’ sale is on this weekend - Saturday and Sunday, May 19th and 20th.

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The Selwyn Gallery, Darfield celebrates the twentieth anniversary of its opening in 1998 and this anniversary celebration will be held in conjunction with the Gallery’s June exhibition opening. “We are very pleased that six of the original nine artists who showed their works at our first Selwyn Gallery exhibition Simon Edwards, Edwards Mike Glover, Glover Svetlana Orinko, Orinko Marcia Scott, Scott Patterson Parkin, Parkin and Hamish Wright - have agreed to exhibit an all-new line-up of art works,” Philip Baldwin, Chairperson of the Malvern Community Arts Council, commented. “We are inviting past and present Gallery volunteers, artist members, community supporters of MCAC, and local dignitaries to join us to see how the works of these artists have evolved over the past twenty years,” Philip added. When the Selwyn Gallery opened, it was the only exhibition space outside of Christchurch available to artists in the district. The success of the Gallery over the past twenty years is a credit to the team of volunteers. In recent years the Gallery has been supported by an Arts Administrator who coordinates the exhibitions by artists from both the local and wider community. “The support of major sponsor O r i o n, a l on g w i t h t h e

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Intermediate Team Results: (Anna Anna Smith, Bailey Baker, Bailey Inwood, Morgan Manning) Manning First Placings: Drill, First Aid, Caregivers, Pairs 1 & 2, Team members 1, 2, 3 & 4 Team Member 4 (1st Overall). Intermediate Individuals: Drill: 1: Daisy, 2: Susanna Communication: 1: Susanna First Aid 1: 1: Susanna, 2: Daisy Caregivers: 1: Daisy, 3: Susanna Transport:1: Daisy, 2: Susanna Resus: 1: Daisy, 2: Susanna Overall: 1: Susanna, 2: Daisy.

Senior Team Results: (Jenny Walter, Samuel Ireland, Rebecca Inch, Elise Ireland) First Placings: Drill, Communication, First Aid, Caregivers, Team Members 1, 2 & 3, Pairs 3 & 4. Second Placing: Pairs 1 & 2, Team member 4 (Overall 1st). Senior Individuals: (Hannah Hannah Ireland, Hanako Wilson) Wilson Written:1, Caregivers: 1: Hannah First Aid1: 2: Hannah, 3: Hanako First Aid 2: 1: Hannah Resus: 1: Hannah (1st overall) Deputy District Cadet of the Year Hannah Ireland.

Back: L to R: Daisy, Bailey Baker, Morgan Manning, Anna Smith, Bailey Inwood & Susanna Sampson. Front: L to R: Hannah Ireland, Samuel Ireland, Elise Ireland, Jenny Walter, Rebecca Inch, Hanako Wilson, and Lynda Walter. Darfield St John Youth have again come out on top after another successful weekend competing against divisions from throughout Canterbury. The Darfield contingent were part of 120 cadets staying at Hanmer for the Canterbury competitions, held over the weekend of May 12th and 13th. Darfield sent twelve cadets to compete, with Jenny Walter, Walter Samuel Ireland, Ireland Rebecca Inch and Elise Ireland making up the senior team, while Bailey Inwood, Inwood Bailey Baker, Baker Anna Smith and Morgan Manning were in the intermediate team. They were joined by

Susanna Sampson, Sampson Daisy, Daisy Hanako Wilson and Hannah Ireland, Ireland who competed in the individual competitions. The group proved that all their hard work and commitment to training in the run-up to the event was well worthwhile as they returned home having achieved outstanding results, both in their team and individual sections. The intermediate team, which had cadets competing for the first time, achieved firsts in all the categories entered, while the senior team scored nine firsts and two seconds. The cadets competing as individuals also shone in the competition, achieving a large number of firsts. “I am super proud of the results that the cadets brought home,” said Lynda Walter, Walter Divisional Manager. “They have all worked very hard to get to this point.”

With such outstanding results the Darfield teams were placed in the top two for each of their grades, resulting in them being eligible to attend the regional (South Island) competitions, to be held in September. They will be accompanied by the large number of first and second placed Darfield individual competitors. Along with these fantastic results there was also a community hours shield of 1,000 hours presented to Bailey Baker, an achievement which is no mean feat. Bailey has dedicated her time to h e l p i n g o th e r s i n t h e community, something not often found, or easy to achieve, at thirteen years of age. Darfield’s Hannah Ireland was announced as the runner-up district cadet of the year for Canterbury.


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Some thirteen years after it was first published, the Lake Coleridge Tourism Group has released the third edition of West of Windwhistle, the area’s oral history. The book goes back almost one hundred years recording the stories of generations of families living in the Lake Coleridge and Windwhistle areas. Tourism Group chairperson, Lyn Nell said, “we thought the second edition was our last, but the book just keeps on selling. It has become such a good group fundraiser enabling us to offer generous membership deals and subsidised marketing campaigns directly benefitting our members.” By adding a page at the end, the group managed to update the new edition with district changes up to the current year; notably the emergence of corporate farming on the larger farms, the strong growth of

tourism and family succession arrangements. “Reaching a new milestone in the group’s history was always a good time to look back,” Lyn added, “In 2,000, we started with eight members and I find it hard to believe that such a small tourism community now has 22 members and continues to expand.” For years the group had struggled to meet the demand for accommodation, but the popularity of Air BnB type rental sites has attracted surplus farm houses to enter the rental pool. “With the momentum we’ve now got we can cater for a much wider need and lately we’ve also had a number of small, privately guided, tour companies deciding to accommodate their guests in the area. A good core

market for us with a beneficial spin off for our associated attractions.” The Tourism Group now meets just once a year for their annual general meeting, with all other business conducted by internet. “The annual meeting is always a lively affair, quite a highlight, for our members. We bring in a range of tourism related speakers, have a good catch up on issues locally and finish with a dinner. Such are the facilities at Washpen Falls, it’s a night not to be missed on our local tourism calendar. We’re happy to welcome any community members considering a future in tourism. It’s a very special little group,” Lyn concluded. Go to for further details on both the book and the AGM.

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This weekend, on May 19th, 950 firefighters take on the 1,103 stairs of Auckland’s Sky Tower for the Firefighter Sky Tower Stair Challenge raising funds for Leukaemia and Blood Cancer New Zealand. This year firefighters ranging in age from 16 to 76 years old, will gear up with full firefighting kit and breathing apparatus weighing up to twenty-five kilograms. Across New Zealand, close to 200 brigades and their firefighters are holding popular fundraisers such as car washes, sausage sizzles and quiz nights. More unusual events include hypnotist evenings and guessing the number of Lego bricks in a ten kilogram fire truck. To date this year firefighters have raised over $400,000 towards a fundraising target of $1 million. The funds raised will help Leukaemia and Blood Cancer

New Zealand run their vital nationwide service supporting Kiwis and their families who are living with a blood cancer. Leukaemia and Blood Cancer New Zealand General Manager Georgie Hackett said the support from brigades and their local communities is humbling. “We are so grateful for the tremendous generosity and hard work of firefighters participating in the Firefighter Sky Tower Stair Challenge. “This fundraising is the backbone of our service and helps us grow our vital support for families living with blood cancer in their communities right across the country.” The Firefighter Sky Tower Stair Challenge is sponsored by SKYCITY and Auckland Airport. SKYCITY Auckland hosted the first Firefighter Sky Tower Stair Challenge in 2005, and the event has gone from strength to strength every year.

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Selwyn District Council is preparing a range of topics for initial public consultation as part of its District Plan Review. At its last meeting, held on May 16th, the Council’s District Plan Committee received reports on a number of different topics, indicating a preferred option on draft changes to the current Plan, which will form the starting point for engaging with the wider community. “While the recent public attention has been on the LongTerm Plan for the district, the Council has also been engaging with stakeholders and partners on a range of topics which are under review,” Tim Harris, Harris the

Council’s Environmental Services Manager said. “This is so that the new District Plan sets a clear direction for our district’s development and reflects our communities’ needs and expectations, and is up to date with any legislative and regulative changes since the last District Plan was notified.” One of the preferred option reports that came to the meeting was on quarrying. This looked at how the existing rules relating to quarrying might be changed, based on expert analysis, in the new Plan, but didn’t discuss new or proposed quarry applications within Selwyn. “The quarrying report, like all other ones, is the first step in shaping any changes that could be made to the current District Plan on rules and policies specific to the topic,” Tim said. Landowners and wider public will have a number of consultation opportunities for feedback on the draft changes at different stages of the District Plan Review. An initial public consultation on a range of matters and draft changes, including on quarrying, is

expected to take place between July and October. “We’ve decided to start public consultation in July as by then we will have finished consultation on the next Long Term Plan and we wanted to avoid confusion and consultation fatigue. “However, in the meantime if people have feedback on the preferred options endorsed so far, we’d love to hear from them,” Tim said. “We’re hopeful that the information and resources on our online engagement hub will encourage more people to get involved”, explained Tim. At this stage it’s expected the Proposed District Plan will be notified for formal public consultation in early 2020. The new District Plan is anticipated to be in place, subject to any Environment Court appeals, in early 2022. Until then any new resource applications will be assessed against the current District Plan. For more information and to have your say on the District Plan Review visit:

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On Saturday, May 19th, 250 participants of the Tranz Alpine Scooter Safari will attempt to conquer the Southern Alps. They’ll ride 250 gruelling kilometres Coast-to-Coast from Christchurch to Hokitika on 50cc scooters to raise funds for the New Zealand Cancer Society. Entry registrations were filled in just four days and fundraising is well underway with over $211,00 donated at time of print. This year will be a big one for organisers and participants, it will bring the event total over six rides to one million dollars raised for Cancer research, education and support! The Scooter Safari was created in 2009 by Jayne Rattray and her husband in support of a young friend diagnosed with Bowel Cancer. They were not a professional event management company, just the average Kiwi Mum and Dad organising the Safari in their spare time to try make a difference. The whole project started small with the idea snowballing into what is now a massive biennial event. “It's not a race or for the faint hearted it is designed to be the coldest, lon ge st, h ard est, most grueling and uncomfortable test of endurance on a city scooter

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to raise money and awareness for cancer sufferers,” Jayne said. This years over half of the 250 registered riders are new to the event having never ridden in the Scooter Safari before. “It’s great to see that interest in the event is still growing with riders coming from all over New Zealand and even off shore to take part,” enthused an excited Jayne. The ride starts at 9am at the Mike Pero Motorsport Park with several laps around the track before setting off towards the Alps on State Highway 73 to Hokitika. First stop is for morning tea at the Sheffield Pie Shop before heading up the mighty Porters Pass to Lake Lyndon. Then it’s onto Arthur's

Pass for lunch and down the treacherous Otira Viaduct to the last regroup at the Kumara Racecourse before heading into Hokitika to finish up outside the Beachfront Hotel around 4:45pm. “Our riders have a habit of dressing up - we’ll have clowns, superheroes, storm troopers and who knows what else,” Jane said with a laugh. There is a map of the route on the website for those who are interested in seeing the Safari scoot passed. “It really is worth spectating if you are not taking part,” she concluded.

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The pumpkins came in a range of different shapes and sizes. Seated at front left Allen Lim and right Selwyn Mayor Sam Broughton.

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On Thursday May 3rd, local schools gathered at Foster Park, Rolleston, alongside Selwyn District Mayor, Sam Broughton to weigh the pumpkins that they had been growing as part of the People’s Pumpkin Project. Fourteen pumpkins, most of which required two people to lift them, were brought along to Foster Park on weigh-in day and included entries from the both the Selwyn and Christchurch Mayors (Lianne Lianne Dalziel). Dalziel Competition was fierce amongst both schools and counsellors too. Eager students lined up to see if it was their school’s pumpkin that was the heaviest, while both Mayors had to check the weigh-in for their results as well.

Rolleston School beat other contenders in the heaviest race, with their pumpkin weighing in at a whopping 31.8kg; their closest rival was Lincoln Primary School at 28.1kg. It was reported by Rolleston School property manager, Mark Treweek, that the School had all been involved in the project with junior classes monitoring the pumpkin and regularly checking it. As the winners, Rolleston School received a $500 cheque which Mark said would likely go toward the School's new playground. The Mayor also offered a prize to the school whose students presented the best A3 poster about water and nutrient management for growing the pumpkin. This special prize was awarded to Sheffield School. Competition was especially strong between the two mayors, however, it was Christchurch who won with her rather flat, albeit very heavy, pumpkin.

The project was an initiative led by Environment Canterbury, alongside Selwyn District Council who propagated the seedlings, for the project. The seedlings and the growing instructions were then delivered to local community groups, primary and secondary schools in the area in late November 2018. The community-focussed project was the brainchild of SelwynWaihora Zone Committee chair Allen Lim and was designed to challenge participants across the urban and rural sectors to grow a pumpkin from a seedling in a friendly competition with each other. Allen said he was happy with how the first year had gone and hoped it would grow (good pun!) next year. "This project has great potential. This year we gave out about 400 seedlings, next year we would like to have even more distributed.”

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To the Editors: The Council is proposing the sale of six properties on Ritso Street, Darfield - as outlined in Bill Woods’ letter to the editor - Malvern News, May 11th, 2018. These six properties have a selling price of $1,850,000. plus. I ask - is this money going into the Selwyn District Council coffers? If so, a vote of no-confidence from the Malvern area would be very appropriate; for the whole of the SDC! Considering these properties have been paid for in the past by Malvern rates, I suggest an incorporated society be formed to use this money for the provision of retirement homes for the elderly and future generations. Maybe it’s time for a public meeting to ensure this finance is kept in, and enhances, the Malvern area.

John Newton, Coalgate.

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The West Melton U16 Rugby team who are fundraising hard to get to the Gold Coast during the July school holidays. Back L to R: Paul Dudley (coach), Max Hill, Liam Pratt, Connor Hotton, George Ridgen, Tama Taka, Cam O'Donnell, Ben Wright, Jono Hendry, Taylor Barnes. Front L to R: Bill Brown, Jack Wright, Will Dudley, Cody Austin, Jack Smith, Ollie Ryan, Nik Hodgman. Absent: Will Brownie, Logan Holland, Tobias Fukofuka, Isaac Ward, Carter Dalgety. It’s reported that this year’s West Melton Under 16 rugby team is made up of an enthusiastic and dedicated group of boys from Kirwee, Greendale, West Melton, Rolleston, Leeston, Templeton and three players from town. The team plays in the combined Ellesmere, North Canterbury, Mid Canterbury competition, which means plenty of travelling on Saturdays for players their families and supporters, with games taking place anywhere between Amberley and Tinwald. Many of the boys are playing their first season at this grade. A six week, pre-season, boot

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camp at the end of January got the boys fitness up after the summer holidays, before twice weekly trainings began early in March. Some close games so far this season has them currently sitting fourth on the points table with three wins from five games. In the July school holidays the team are travelling to Gold Coast Australia to play games organised by local Helensvale Hogs Club. They are hoping to fundraise as much as possible of the $30,000 cost of the trip and over the past month have been busy with a number of fundraising initiatives including raffles, bacon and salami sales,

pumpkin harvesting, piano moving and sausage sizzles. The boys are keen for some more labouring work and would be appreciative of any offers. The team is also holding a major fundraiser in the form of a Casino night at the West Melton Rugby Clubrooms - further details of which can be found on the West Melton Rugby Club Facebook page. The team is incredibly grateful to their supportive and generous sponsors who have each sponsored a team member toward their goal of getting to the Gold Coast.

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• Mainline Irrigation Repairs • Stock Water Systems • Repairs & Installation • Full Design & Supply Package • Wide range of parts in stock, to

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Rob Curle - Cell: 027 508 2240

May 6th - another shoot day and another strong Nor-Wester greeted the shooters. Once again the targets were dancing round making things difficult. Luckily there were few clouds in the sky so they were a bit easier to see for once. This showed in the 20 target eyeopener with two possibles and four 19's in the A grade. B grade was a bit down with two 19's and three scores of 17. C grade was where the conditions showed with Marcel van Leeuwen cleaning up with 18 and Robin Digby the next best on a score of 14. With the wind it was a bit of a lottery for the single barrel Meat Trophy Sponsored by Malvern Butchery. Bevan Brown scored the only possible to win the A grade by two targets with Ben Sharp defeating Brian Johnson in the shoot-off to take second place. John Bradford took out the B grade with 18, ahead of Stewart Askey who won the shoot-off in B grade after scoring 17.

Marcel van Leeuwen was the sole shining light in the C grade top scoring with 15, three targets ahead of the second and third place winners. Last event for the day was the Side by Side Cup. This hotly contested Cup is always a challenge to win. With five targets to get your eye in, then a further fifteen targets for the trophy. Using older guns with double triggers for the most part, only dragging them from the Gun Safe a couple of times a year, it can be quite an eye-opener as to the skill level of some of the shooters. Early leader was Paul Templeton with one target down, sadly it was the first of the 15. Duncan Jefferis was going real well till the penultimate target got away leaving him tied with Paul. But the best shooter on the day was Gunner Watson from Methven with a clean sheet who

won the Cup. Well shot to all winners and place-getters. 20 Target EyeEye-opener A grade: A Watson, A Sheppard 20's B grade: M Elliot, D Adams 19's C grade: M van Leeuwen 18, R Digby 14 20 Tgt Sgle Barrel Meat Trophy A grade: 1: B Brown 20 2: B Sharp 18 3: B Johnson 18 B grade: 1: J Bradford 18 2: S Askey 17 3: R Harrison 17 C grade: 1: M van Leeuwen 15 2: I Kempthorne 12 3: P Tyson 12 20 Target Side By Side Cup (Last 15 count) Winner: Arthur Watson (Gunner) 15/15

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On Wednesday, May 9th students from throughout the Province gathered at the Canterbury A & P Showgrounds in Curletts Road, Christchurch to compete in the ‘Canterbury Secondary Schools’ Road Race Championships - 2018’. Competing in the para athletes all grades, local runner Nathan Carter ran the 1.5 kilometre, under 21’s distance, in 7mins.04secs coming in at second place, only 0.01 behind the winner. 15½ year old Nathan competes in para athletics as he’s on the Autism spectrum (this is a developmental disorder that affects communication and behaviour). However, his Mum, Bridget Carter reports he is possessed of an amazing determination to do well in his running and hates to miss any training sessions - wet or fine! “This was an awesome

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achievement/ effort for Nathan with a great result,” Bridget added. “I did find it amusing though, that the winner managed a last minute sprint at the end to take first place, but Nathan preferred his one, fast, steady, pace. That is however, unless he’s running with his Mother, in which case he will never allow me to overtake him,” Bridget laughed. “Amongst the eleven Darfield High School pupils competing was Nathan's good friend, fifteen year old Ben Knowles,” Knowles Bridget reported. “The year ten student also had a great result placing 27th, a huge improvement from last year’s 52nd,” she enthused. Nathan, who is in year 11 at Darfield High School, is in his second year of running competition and competes in both para and mainstream events at the Toc H

Papanui Club. His family is immensely proud of his achievement not only in his road racing but also his general determination. “He knows what he wants and strives to achieve it. He loves to run and it's so great to be able to do this together as a family,” Bridget said. “I asked him after the race how it had gone and he was positive, saying it felt ‘good’.


Scafco: storage and stirring silos Brandt: augers, conveyors and grainvacs Flach & Le-Roy: crop drying and storage equipment


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Nathan and Bridget Carter - running as a family.

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Full service from start to finish Ploughing ● Subsoiling ● Power Harrowing



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62 SOUTH TERRACE, DARFIELD PH 03 318 7450 FAX 03 318 7451

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Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday

9am - 4pm 9am - 4pm 9am - 4pm 9am - 4pm 9am - 4pm Closed Closed

z n a J The Next edi on of

Malvern News

Rolleston News

will be distributed

will be distributed

Friday 25th May

Wednesday 6th June



Editorial: Monday 21st May, 1pm Adver sing: Tuesday 22nd May, 10am

Editorial: Tuesday 29th May, 1pm Adver sing: Thursday 31st May, 1pm

Friday 18th May 2018 SPORT NOTICES



Beginner yoga, based in Darfield. DRAW 19TH MAY Team


Time Place

Div 1


2:45 Rakaia

Div 2 Sthbridge 1:00

Monday 28th May - 7pm Darfield Clubrooms

Div 3








1:00 Rakaia

W/Mel 12:00 Selw

U11 Rolleston 10:30

This mee ng is to re-establish a commi@ee for the Darfield CC aNer a long absence. All past, present and future members are encouraged to a@end and have your say and be part of securing the future of cricket in the area.



Spring 11:50 Dar 4


Spring 10:50 Dar 4


W/Mel G 9:50 Dar 4




Week of 21st May, Closures for 1 - 2 Days: Tramway Road - between SH73 & Ansons Road Homebush Road - at Ansons Road intersection Courtenay Road - north of Homebush Road.

  

Extended Closure:  McLaughlins Road Ford - between Elmhurst & Coaltrack Roads until 25th May. Planned Closures for late May:  Homebush Road - west of Woolshed Road  Greendale Road - south of Greendale Road ford  Highfield Road Please watch for signage. - Thank you for your patience. Email: | Phone: 0800 CPW TWO (279 896)



U6 R Kir Gold 9:00 Dar 4

Kirwee Rugby Club

U6 B


9:00 Dar 2

Starting Monday 21st May


1:30pm at the Darfield Bowling Club Weekly over winter - 25 Houses Played Enquiries phone Margaret 318 8470

Saturday 26TH May A FULL DAY OF RUGBY All friends, families, sponsors & the community are welcomed to come and enjoy our Club Day. COME & SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL TEAMS! A bouncy castle, food & refreshments available all day.

PRINTMAKING WORKSHOPS Results 12th May 2018 Match of the Day: Stableford 1st: B Hopkins 46 2nd: B Nahkies 41 3rd: I Bourke 40 4th: J Johnson 40 5th: D Lewis 40 6th: B Souness 40 7th: B Allison 40 8th: P Bee 38 Nearest to the Pin: Pin #3: M Micheal #9: L Giles #13: D Benn #17: IBourke Men’s Longest Drive: B Hopkins Drive Women’s Longest Drive: Drive J Johnson Longest Putt: B Nahkies Two's: Two's W Watson, I Bourke, M Micheal, D McDonald, L Giles, B Nahkies Eagle: B Hopkins

Thank you to all our sponsors

Friday 1 8 Ma y 3pm - 6 pm Saturda y 19 9am - 6p m Sunday 20 9am - 5p m th



KARWI YOGA Call Rachelle on 021 565 940 or PM me at ‘Karwi Yoga’ on Facebook!


Results 8th May 2018 Match of the Day: 2nd Qualifying Round Captains Trophy Ladies: Ladies: 1st: N Muir 70 2nd: A Greene 74 3rd: J Helmore 77 4th: L Palmer 77 5th: P Pearce 77 6th: P Reynolds 77 Men: Men 1st: G Chalmers 37 2nd: M Adams 35 3rd: P Collins 33 4th: G Harris 33 Longest Putt: Putt P Pearce Closest to the Pin: Pin N Muir & P Fletcher

Design, carve & print your own lino cut at a 2 hour workshop in Darfield. $30 - including all materials & morning tea.

Four dates to choose from:

19 or 30 May, 9 or 27 June (10am - 12pm) th




Call Soon-Lee on 027 216 3700

SEEKING HOST FAMILIES FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS Darfield High School are in need of some New Host Families, as we have a large number of students arriving from July onward. Some will be here for 2 weeks and others staying on for 3 - 12 months. We are also especially in need of pet-free host families, as well as host families with horses. We have a lot of European students enrolling who have requested host families with horses. Please phone Sarah Kennedy for more information on 022 693 8497 or email



Results 10th May 2018 Match of the Day: LGU & Putting PUTTING: N Weavers 30 putts PUTTING LGU - Silver: N Weavers - 4.7 Silver Bronze A: A J Jenkins - 1.7 R Pilbrow 0.3 W Mehrtens 1.3 Bronze B: P Woods 0.3 B K Bush 1.3 S Gillespie 6.3 E Stokes 6.3 M Robertson 7.3

Hanna Schiersmann from Germany rode for the DHS equestrian team at the secondary schools dressage competition in March this year.

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Café Hope Open 10:00am Sunday 20th May

Contact us today! Ph: 03 318 6943 Only 35 mins drive from Darfield Bookings Essential

Why not book in at Terrace Downs Resort?


Classes for all forage crops and pasture $10 per entry. Judging 6th & 7th June. Meal & Prizegiving Thurs 7th June, 7pm Coalgate Tavern

Entries close Friday 1st June To enter phone: Ashley Seaton 027 463 5184 • Guy Basse@ 021 318 366 •

Sheffield Hall Railway Terrace, Sheffield All Welcome

Sheffield Free Book Exchange Be at the Sheffield Hall on Sunday 20th May 12 - 3pm for the community book exchange!

Malvern News


10am Tuesday


for overseas staff: • • • • • •

Boarding in private homes. Shared accommodation/flatting. Full houses/farm cottages. All options considered. Company secured rental payments. Springfield area (no further than Sheffield).

Please contact us on: or 027 448 8558 PUBLIC NOTICES

Darfield Shooting Centre Cnr Telegraph Road & Creyke Road

Wed 30th May 7:30pm All Welcome

ACCOUNTANTS ARE you wasting your valuable time trying to keep up with your accounts? Call us now for hassle-free accounting, tax and business advice - all right on your doorstep. Sterling Accountants @ Malvern Business Hub, Ann-Maree 021 215 0981. LAY ASSOCIATES Chartered Accountants. Rolleston Office phone 03 347 4501, Leeston Office phone 03 324 3030. “Real people, real knowledge”.

CLASSIFIED ADVERT ORDER FORM 1 - 20 words = $9 | 21 - 40 words = $12 ISSUE DATES:

Name: Address:

4 - 31 May

Oil & Water Exhibi on

Selwyn Gallery

18 - 20 May

Alpine Sports Pre-Season Snow Gear Sale

Main Street, Methven

19th May

10:00am Printmaking Workshop

19 - 20 May

Phone: Email: Column: Wording:

“Get Stoked for Winter Weekend” Ski Sale 10:00am

20th May

12:00pm Sheffield Free Book Exchange

20th May


12 Hole Ambrose Compe

21st May


Super Winter Housie 2018 Begins Today!

22nd May

10:00am Malvern News Adver sing Deadline for 25th May Issue

26th May

Malvern News Advert Deadline: 10am Tuesday


Hororata Golf Course Darfield Bowling Club

Kirwee Rugby Grounds

27th May

10:30am Pink Ribbon Breakfast

The Terrace Café & Bar


Darfield Cricket Clubrooms

30th May

10:00am Printmaking Workshop

30th May


Rolleston News Adver sing Deadline for 6th June Issue

30th May


Firearms Licence Tes ng

Darfield Cricket Club AGM

Darfield Shoo ng Centre

Entries for Winter Feed Compe

1st June


2nd June


on Close Today

The Revisit - Celebra ng 20th Anniversary

Selwyn Gallery

Kirwee Bowling Club AGM

Kirwee Bowling Clubhouse

Queen’s Birthday - Malvern News Office Closed

4th June


6th June


6 - 7 June

Amount: $

Sheffield Hall Sheffield Hall

28th May

4th June

Method of payment:

Café Hope

Kirwee Rugby Club Day

1st June

Number of Adverts Booked:

Gnomes, Darfield

20th May

12 Hole Ambrose Compe


Equanimity Term 2 begins today for 4 weeks Winter Feed Compe

Hororata Golf Course Business Hub, Darfield

on Judging & Prizegiving

9th June

10:00am Printmaking Workshop

11th June


Vet-Ent Lifestylers Membership Training Session

Vet-Ent, Darfield

The Roy Orbison Tribute Show

Oxford Club

22nd June


27th June

10:00am Printmaking Workshop

5th July


2nd Dec

Vet-Ent Lifestylers Membership Training Session

Vet-Ent, Darfield

Friends of Darfield Hospital Xmas Trail


Friday 18th May 2018 CARAVANS FOR RENT

CARAVANS FOR RENT Short or long term accommodation. Text or Phone

027 281 0582 CARPET NEED carpet? Go local! Very competitive pricing, seldom beaten. 30 years servicing this area. In home sample service, also repairs and installations. Phone Alan Roberts 021 227 2080. CELEBRANT CELEBRANT - Michelle Spence. Weddings and Civil unions in Selwyn area. Please phone 318 3000 or 027 205 4660.


ENpos available.

Darfield Life Church


Udi Painting & Decorating


For all Pain ng and Decora ng services! Interior & Exterior Pain ng & Plastering

Hedge & Shelterbelt Trimming

Fully Qualified  Wallpapering Roof Pain ng  All work guaranteed Free Quotes.

Contact Udi Aale 021 074 2075

Owner Operated

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Hedge Trimming in Canterbury

Roof painting, stopping & wallpapering, gib fixing, weather board, barges & fascia repairs.

Call Don today on

References available.

Phone Dave on 021 142 0567

021 066 3011 or 03 318 2983



• Half size tractor for easier access

• Up to 6m height topped at 5m or less

• Branch size up to 50mm • Cutter drops material to

Brian & Rose Walker

We only use NZ made products that are proven to work!

‘Owned and operated in Darfield since 2008’

We do NOT Tele-market!

0800 667 778

side of hedge



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Malvern News

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10am Tuesday



an issue for you?



LIFESTYLE, farm tracks, yards TENANCY Inspections! Offering LOCKSMITH Selwyn based SELWYN Computers - For all LIFESTYLE 24hr mobile service, keys aspects of home and business and dairy lanes our speciality. initial & routine inspections cut and general lock and computer repairs, sales and Screened rotten-rock, it’s local on tenanted houses, taking safe maintenance. EFTPOS service or for some friendly and lasts better. Springfield the hassle out for you. Call available. Call Locktight advice. Phone 03 318 8800. Rebecca of Rural Tenancy Quarry phone 318 4132. Security 021 171 8060. Inspections Ltd on CHIMNEY CLEANING 027 313 2270 or email PAINTING & DECORATING FENCING CHIM Chim. We'll sweep your log -burners flue, check the SUMMERFIELD Fencing - in your FREELANCE area now. Lifestyle. Farm. OFFICE SPACE TO LET firebricks, baffles, air-tubes PAINTERS/ Sheep. Cattle. Horse. All types and controls. We're experts CONTRACTORS SMALL shared office space of animals. Fences. Yards. on coal-ranges, also sweeping Trade qualified sheds. Arenas. Shelters. Runs. available in Darfield. Suitable any sized open fire. We quote Specialising in... for professional business 27 years contract fencing. and undertake repairs, flue • Int/ext house pain!ng, services to join the Malvern John is available to help with extensions and install bird light commercial design and planning. Phone B u s i n e s s H u b . G r e a t • Garage floors netting. 318 1514 or 0800 Carol & John Summerfield location, very reasonable • Farm Fences/Buildings 224 464 Members NZHHA. • Airless spraying… & more! 03 312 4747. rates. Multiple options, from All about quality! FIREWOOD & COAL fixed day per week to full Phone ScoQ GARAGE SALE time. Call Ann-Maree on 021 029 83216 R K FIREWOOD HOUSEHOLD goods, clothing, 021 215 0981 for details. FREE QUOTES Supplying wood for this Winter! books, horse and farm Old Man Pine, Bluegum, equipment. Some free stuff. Macrocarpa, Oregon. Sunday 20th May, 11:30am - PAINTING & DECORATING PAINTING & DECORATING 1pm, 758 Sandy Knolls Road. TRY THE HOT MIX!

W E D D I N G S , C i v i l U n i o n All top quality, clean wood. Ceremonies, Renewal of Vows, Phone Rini 027 451 7300 Naming Ceremonies, FOR SALE Funerals & Unveilings. Jenni Gibson ph/fax: 324 8332 BALEAGE 96 medium square Mobile: 021 723 089 grass pasture. $60 per bale + GST for whole lot. 414 Curraghs Road, West Melton area. Phone Eddy 03 CHURCH NOTICES 318 1118 or 027 404 8624. HAY conventional bales. Last season’s - $5 per bale. This season’s - $6.50 per bale. Phone 03 347 1469. PEASTRAW - Med Sq, $40. Phone 03 318 3055. SKI boots - Technica Cochise 120. 275mm - 320mm $50 ono. Dalbello KR cross, size 9, Sunday as new $150 ono. Assorted 6.30pm shearing combs/cutters + 2 old hand pieces, offers. Phone Ps Wayne Watson 318 6899 evenings. 027 281 8340 WOOD shavings - untreated, 17 North Terrace clean shavings suitable for horse stables, calving sheds, chicken houses and rabbit hutches. Available in 70L bags, 1m 3 bales (compressed) and bulk COUNSELLING delivery. Phone 03 347 7352 for more details. ANXIETY & DEPRESSION getting you down?


Available: Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday’s.

Please TEXT only: ‘The Ironing Lady’

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ELITE PEST & INSECT CONTROL If it flies, climbs, creeps or crawls, we'll get rid of it!

Phone: 03 332 1962 Email: • • • •

Do you have a Food Control Plan? Do you need reliable & affordable Pest Management? Don't want to pay too much? FREE, no fuss, set up & LOW cost monthly or bi-monthly servicing!

Friday 18th May 2018





CALVES, Belted Galloway X and BEST prices! Amalgamated ROOF & house maintenance. Angus X, exceptionally quiet. Scrap Ltd. Buying cars & farm All aspects covered including re All drenched, excellent machinery. Specialising in spouting, mortar, tiles, condition. Ph 027 4318 150. farm clean-ups. Rod McQuoid -roofing, roof painting, moss, - buyer. Ph 027 695 0480 or mould & silicone sealing. General repairs. Phone 0800 030 712. ROOM TO RENT 03 347 6702. SCRAPMETAL cash paid for SINGLE lockable rooms in all types of metal farm WINDOW CLEANING Darfield Hostel. Internet, machinery, old cars etc. sky TV. $160 pw. Ph WINDOW CLEANING SERVICES Please phone Wayne 027 027 479 1431 or 03 318 749 9736 or 03 323 6610 3660. (Licensed Dealer).

NEED A WEBSITE? • Perfect for small business

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Contact Joel at: or

WANTED 200L plastic drums wanted. Phone 318 6899 evenings. OLD reel movies or film projectors 8mm / 16mm. Just like the ones everyone had years ago. Also looking for old 35mm slides on NZ history for a project on yesteryear. Phone 027 733 9176.



Andrew Love



Contract Window Cleaning

PORTERS SKI AREA Part- me Seasonal Posi ons

Commercial  Residen al Free Quotes

For Cafeteria, LiRs & Car Parking


Applicants need to be able to work every weekend during the season, as well as during the July School Holidays. Have a pleasant personality, with excellent communica on skills and can work independently. Transport from Springfield is provided. Applicants please send CV and applica on to


DAY RELIEVERS We are seeking to expand our pool of Day Relievers. Trained and registered Primary and Secondary teachers interested in being considered for day relief should in the first instance email their interest to:

M: 021 818 816 WINDOW REPAIRS FOR all glass requirements phone Phil 317 9046 or 021 046 6046. SHELLEY’S Glass and Glazing. Got a broken glass window? Insurance work, Pet doors, Mirrors, Retro Refits, Single/ Double glazing, Splashbacks, Fire Glass. 32 years in the glass industry. Operates in Oxford, Cust, Darfield, Rolleston, West Melton & Surrounding Areas. Call your local Glazier - Mark on 03 312 3253 or 0272 426 368. (Day Relief Co-ordinator) Darfield High School, PO Box 5 Darfield Tel: 03 318 8411

• •

The Company wishes to employ a person to fill the posi on of Rendering Operator within the Rendering Division, based at their Hororata Plant. This is a full me posi on, which entails Monday to Friday and Weekend shiN work. A willingness to work 12 hour shiNs and weekends is essen al. The desired candidate would possess the following a@ributes but the successful candidate will be given full training to achieve the required skills: • ForkliN licence • Loader licence • Be able to work unsupervised • Rendering experience would be preferred but not essen al • A Mechanical or Engineering background also preferred but not essen al. The successful applicant will be subject to a pre employment medical including drug and alcohol test.

Applica ons close 8th June 2018. Please apply in wri ng with curriculum vitae and references to: Gordon Henderson Wallace Group LP, PO Box 11, Waitoa Email: All applica!ons will be treated in the strictest confidence

Hydro Drain Cleaning Cleans most surfaces: fences, paths, brick, block, wood, concrete & machinery.

Moss Treating: roofs, footpaths & driveways.

Free Quotes. Ph Mike Richards 03 318 8380 or 021 179 0584

LOGFIRE INSTALLATIONS Showerdomes Tiling Adrian’s Building Services (03) 324-3125

Wallace Group LP is recognised as a leader in the primary industry with major investments in service rendering, hides and skins processing and transport.

House & Roof Pre--Paint Wash Pre

Locally based, NZ Home Hea ng Installer 10+ years •


• 25 years experience Phone David Barnhill • Local qualified builder 027 618 2345 • All types of work or undertaken including additions, a/h 317 9144 alterations, new houses, sheds etc

Mirrors Catdoors Splash Backs Retro Fit Double Glazing Insurance Repairs

■ ■

Ph 03 318 4128

New Builds Extensions Renovations Kitchen & Bathrooms

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AUTO & Marine Upholsterer 3967 West Coast Rd, Phone 03 318 7378. Opening Hours: Mon to Fri, 8am to 5pm, Saturday 9am to 12pm.

NEW kitchens, wardrobes, laundries or what ever you need! Remodelled or just new doors. Good advice, good price. Ring Lex 03 349 0150 or 027 439 3926. PORTABLE sawmill for all your timber requirements and macrocarpa sales. Please phone Graeme Knowles on 021 613 229. UPHOLSTERER - Recover lounge suites, dining chairs, squabs etc. Free quotes. Based in Weedons. Please phone 03 980 4979.

Licenced Builder

• • • • •

Phil Marsh Ph 318 4131 Mob 027 357 3696

Interior Plaster Contact us today! Maintenance EvereQ Sullivan Renova!ons & New Homes Locally Owned & Operated Ph: 021 022 13500 15 years Experience E:

Heat pump supply, installation, servicing & maintenance

Brick/Blocklayer Available! Free, no obligation quotes.

Please phone Brian

021 037 5951

General household & business electrical work.

Give Nigel a call now for your no obligation free quote


Your LOCAL & reliable tradesman

Ph: 021 387 750

Furniture Repair & Re-Polish, French Polish or Spray. Pick up & delivery

027 200 8123

Darfield based with over 38 years of local knowledge and experience

Septic Tank Cleaning Jetting Unit for blocked drains Camera Investigations | Port-a-loo hire Office 318 8609 | 0274 338 693 |

• • • • • •

Aerials/Dishes TV/DVR Set-up Wall Mounting Freeview/Decoders Cabling Phone Jacks

• • • •

Multi-room Systems Hook-ups Pre-wire (All Types) All Installations of: TV, Freeview, Home Theatre, Hi Fi

Ph Simon 027 430 1211 | 03 317 8091 COMPUTER


SuperComputer Sales and Service of new and used machines. Networking, Virus protection, Backup Re-loading and Restoring of Windows. Plain old fashioned Help & Assistance!

Every age is fed on illusions, lest men should renounce life early and the human race come to an end." - Joseph Conrad Bri sh author, from the novel "Victory: An Island Tale"

Mark Jones 03 318-1956 027 210 4242

0800 427 427

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Daily On Site Sales & Servicing Authorised Service Agent for Most Brands • Ovens • Cooktops • Washing Machine Hire from $8 p.w. • Dishwashers • Washing Machines • Dryers

MURRAY DAWSON APPLIANCE SOLUTIONS Reg. Service Technician 027 226 3898

Tiler & Registered Water Proofer Look me up on

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for next Issue: th 25 May 2018

Editorial: 1pm Monday Adver sing: 10am Tuesday

A woman goes to the Doctor, worried about her husband’s temper. The doctor asks, “what’s the problem?” The woman says, “Doctor, I don’t know what to do. Everyday my husband seems to lose his temper for no reason. It scares me.” The Doctor says, “I have a cure for that. When it seems that your husband is ge ng angry, just take a glass of water and start swishing it in your mouth. Just swish and swish but don’t swallow it un l he either leaves the room or calms down.” Two weeks later the woman comes back to the doctor looking fresh and reborn. The woman says, “Doctor that was a brilliant idea! Every me my husband started losing it I swished with water. I swished and swished and he calmed right down! How does a glass of water do that? The Doctor says, “The water itself does nothing, it’s keeping your mouth shut that does the trick.

Issue 841 Friday 18th May 2018  
Issue 841 Friday 18th May 2018