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Selwyn teenager goes native  by Belinda Cullen-Reid

Viewing native ferns during a family excursion to the West Coast has led Selwyn teenager Tim Logan to create his own ecosystem, resulting in an award for conservation.

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The 16-year-old was recently awarded the 2013 New Zealand Young Plant Conservationist Award in Wellington by the NZ Plant Conservationist Network in recognition for his devotion to restoring the ecosystems once found in this area. “People were there from around the country. It was really great to be with like-minded, knowledgeable people,” Tim said. Following a family excursion to the West Coast Tim, a student at Darfield High School, asked his parents if

he could plant some of the ferns he had seen in the family garden. Knowing how different the environment is in West Melton his parents encouraged Tim to go seek advice about plants. “I’d liked the ferns on the West Coast, but the land in West Melton is so dry. I went to the Motukara Nursery run by DOC and they were able to tell me what would have been in West Melton before Maori,” he said. Tim came back from the nursery with a list of plant names, including Totara,

Matai, Kowhai, cabbage tree, tussocks and shrubs. His parents, who live on 10 acres, sectioned off a rough piece of land 50 by 45m2 for Tim to plant out in natives. “I’m a New Zealander, and I think New Zealand has very interesting flora and fauna. We are different and isolated. New Zealand has lots of distinct and rare species. There’s lots of cool stuff, but if we don’t do something lots of themCanterbury will becomeFarmer extinct. Oct2013 continued on page 4 …

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 Alex Scotson shows Rolleston Primary School principal Andrew Morrall her St Johns trophy and certificate of excellence in the Rolleston Youth Division. Alex was awarded the trophy for displaying all the St John’s qualities, which are humility, sympathy, gentleness, truth, compassion, unselfishness, peace and endurance.

Camp fun in Hanmer  Sheffield Primary School senior students enjoyed a challenging and exciting school camp at Hanmer Springs according to teacher Karyn McNaughton. The forty Year 4-6 students went tree climbing, mountain biking and did team building activities.

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The Selwyn Central Community Board would like to wish you and your family a very merry Christmas and a happy New Year. We consider our role as Community Board members for the Selwyn Central area as a real privilege and we are always interested to hear your views or concerns. We would also like to take this opportunity to extend a very warm welcome to all new residents. Please keep safe over the festive period. Diane, Bruce, Nicola and Alan To contact a Board Member or find out more about the role of your Community Board please check out the Selwyn District Council website www.selwyn.govt.nz

 Darfield Preschool and Nursery held an Open Day recently to show off their new custom-built premises in Cardale Street. The preschool and nursery is a not-for-profit organisation that has been in existence for 23 years, and currently operates from the site of the former St Joseph’s Catholic School on Telegraph Road in Darfield.


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 by Kent Caddick

Around three-quarters of the submitters to the Selwyn District Council’s masterplan for the development of Rolleston’s town centre are in favour of the proposal. Submission hearings into the plans to develop Rolleston Town Centre and Foster Recreation Park begin today at council headquarters in Rolleston. The draft Rolleston Town Centre Masterplan drew 212 submissions with 160 submissions received on the Draft Foster Recreation Park Masterplan. Council’s strategic policy planner Cameron Wood said submissions indicated there was a high level of public support for both plans, with 73% of submitters indicating they supported the overall concept for the Rolleston Town Centre and 96% of submitters supporting the direction of the Foster Park Masterplan. “There was strong support from submitters to the Town Centre Masterplan for the development of a new library, community and technology centre in Rolleston, with 78% of submitters in

favour of this concept,” Mr Wood said. “All of the other proposals in the masterplan, which include plans to enhance Rolleston Reserve, develop Tennyson Street as Rolleston’s Main Street, improve Rolleston Drive, extend Moore Street and develop Kidman Street as a commercial area, were also supported by the majority of submitters. “Suggestions for improvements to the plan include improvements to parking in the town centre, encouraging more cafes and restaurants to set up and changes to the proposed roading design.” Council’s open spaces and property asset manager Mark Rykers said submissions on the Foster Park plan indicated people particularly liked the idea of the park being used for a variety of uses like sports, walking, cycling, events and having a children’s play area.

Malvern community farewells ‘Frosty’  by Kent Caddick

The Malvern community will today farewell a former Malvern Community Board member who was tragically killed in an industrial accident at Lyttelton Port last week. Bill Frost, or Frosty as he was known to those close to him, died after being pinned between a logging truck trailer and a forklift. The 58-year-old from Coalgate served two terms on the Malvern Community Board before losing his seat at this year’s local body elections. Board chair Jenny Gallagher said his death was a real tragedy. “He was very supportive of me when I took on the role as chair and was extremely passionate about issues of roading, transport and safety.” “He was very involved in his local Coalgate community and was always willing to contribute to discussions around the board table.”

“Submitters also supported the idea of sports groups sharing spaces and facilities at the park.” Council is expected to adopt the masterplans for the Town Centre and Foster Recreation Park, with any changes made as a result of submissions, early in 2014. 

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MP praises Rolleston students’ vision  by Kent Caddick

Rolleston School students’ vision for the future of Christchurch is being praised by Selwyn MP Amy Adams.

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Selwyn teenager goes native “I recognise how awesome New Zealand would have been 1000 years ago. It’s nothing like that now. There’s no way of getting it back. We just have to do our best. “All the things I’m planting are pre European and pre Maori. I still haven’t planted any ferns. I might have to go for dry land ferns.” Tim has received advice, funding and physical assistance from Te Ara Kakariki Greenway Canterbury Trust, an organisation established in 2006 to promote native plants on the Canterbury Plains. “Their goal is to vegetate the plains, from the mountains to the sea, creating native areas every five kilometres apart. This will attract animals and birds.” He is devoted to the concept of ecosourcing his plants, which involves getting seeds from the closest source possible.

“The advantages are that plants adapt well to live in those conditions because they are already used to the soil, the ph level, the mineral content and the weather. It makes them far superior.” Tim harvests seeds from his own plants to use back in his native area. He spends most days tending his plants and keeps a keen eye on their development and the arrival of insects and birds. “I’m more than happy to spend as many hours as it takes.” Having just completed Year 11 at Darfield High School he will continue to take subjects that he hopes will lead to a career in environmental restoration and conservation. He is currently voluntarily studying the effects of stock grazing on prostrate plants in the McLeans Island ecosystem which he hopes to publish upon completion. 

 Selwyn MP Amy Adams views a blueprint for Christchurch with Sophie Bannan of CERA

Ms Adams met with the students at the Amazing Place Schools’ Competition Storybox exhibition in Rolleston recently. The students were entrants in the Amazing Place Christchurch City Playground competition, with Ms Adams said she was impressed by the students’ ideas and enthusiasm for the competition. “The Storybox exhibition was judged the supreme champion trade

exhibitor of the year at the recent 151st Canterbury A&P Show and the students and I had a great time looking through it. The interactive map showing the blueprint for the future city of Christchurch is definitely a highlight and very inspirational.” Ms Adams said she would recommend other local residents take the opportunity to visit the exhibition, which will be in Rolleston until December 5.

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Poor parking will have to cross the road and use the driveway. Manoeuvring in the carpark will be debilitating as it is so restricted, plus in four of the carparks you hit the building if you drive to the wheel stop. The only solution is to make the parking the same as the hospital or the present medical centre. Finally — the designers should pay for their stuff up, not us. Bill Woods Springfield

Dear Sir I read with amusement about the parking at the Darfield Medical Centre. To make the claim that it meets the Council requirements is nothing short of farcical. There is no provision for pedestrians or wheelchairs both motorised and self-propelled. Turning left into or out of the driveway it is impossible not to run over the kerb and stay on your side of the road. As there is no footpath on that side of the road patients other than those in cars

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 by Kent Caddick

Selwyn MP Amy Adams has been officially confirmed as the National Party candidate for the Selwyn electorate in next year’s general election.

Nearly 1300 people passed through the doors of the Darfield Recreation Centre to view the works on display at the recent Malvern Community Arts Council Artweek over the nine days of the exhibition.

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Around 200 packed out the Recreation Centre on the opening night to hear the announcement of the award winners. Just over $20,000 worth of art, representing 57 artworks, was sold over the time of the exhibition, as well as a number of large works at the Selwyn Gallery and Darfield library exhibitions. “This provides a real boost to artists and the arts council itself,” MCAC chair Kirsty Peel said. “In addition to radio and newspaper advertising Artweek was advertised widely via 2000 postcards distributed

in Christchurch galleries, art supplies shops, cafes and homes as well as through our sponsors. It attracted many new people to our community to enjoy a day out.” Ms Peel said the success of Artweek enables the arts council to keep the Selwyn Gallery open all year and to support other initiatives such as artists in schools. “We would like to thank all our sponsors for their support and look forward to their ongoing support in 2014.” 

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Ms Adams said that she was delighted to be given the opportunity to represent the National Par ty in Selwyn once again. “I have really enjoyed the privilege of representing the people of Selwyn for the past five years, during an eventful phase in the region’s history, and I am excited about the future prospects for our electorate,” she said. “With the proposed electorate boundary  Amy Adams will once again stand in the Selwyn electorate changes, I am Ms Adams easily secured the seat for looking forward to meeting people National at the 2011 elections with a in the communities of Rakaia, 19.451 vote majority and is considered Hei Hei and Hornby that look a safe bet to retain her seat although the set to be part of Selwyn for the electoral boundary changes could affect first time.” her majority. 

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Selwyn MP Amy Adams is encouraging all those who hope to attend the 100th anniversary of Anzac Day at Gallipoli in 2015 to enter the ballot which opened recently.

Selwyn farmers have the chance to be named the producer of New Zealand’s most tender and tasty lamb.

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2015 is expected to exceed the site’s capacity, meaning a public ballot is required to fairly distribute New Zealand’s 2000 attendance passes. “I urge anyone wanting to go — including anyone who may be planning to head to Europe for their OE over that time — to enter the ballot, as only those with attendance passes will be admitted to the services on Anzac Day. “I’m pleased to see that 100 double passes have been set aside for descendants of Gallipoli veterans, and another 100 double passes allocated for other veterans.” Ms Adams said the ballot will be open until January 31, 2014, and will be randomly drawn — meaning there is no need to rush to apply. Successful applicants will be notified in April 2014 and receive their ticket and another pass for a guest of their choosing. Both the applicant and guest will be required to pay their own travel and accommodation expenses. To enter the ballot or for more information, visit: www.gallipoli2015. govt.nz. 

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 Selwyn Paralympian Sophie Pascoe right, and Olympian Sarah Walker helping with the judging during last year’s Beef & Lamb New Zealand Golden Lamb Awards

Entries have opened for the 2014 Beef & Lamb New Zealand Golden Lamb Awards, aka ‘the Glammies’, and a judging process which combines scientific and taste testing will once again find the country’s top lamb. The competition will culminate with the Grand Final at the Upper Clutha A&P Show in March. Beef & Lamb New Zealand CEO, Dr Scott Champion, said the competition continued to draw a keen following from sheep farmers, passionate about the world’s best lamb that they produce.

“Each year this contest gets bigger and better and it’s a great way to profile farmers’ skill and expertise as well as reminding Kiwis just how special our lamb is.” The first stage of ‘the Glammies’ competition will see all entries put through testing at Carne Technologies to find the top 16 lamb legs. At the Grand Final taste test, a panel of judges will decide the 2014 Grand Champion. Farmers have until December 6 to enter the competition. 

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Country kids animal showdown  by Belinda Cullen-Reid

Following on the heels of the Canterbury A&P Show young country children, including students from West Melton and Hororata primary schools as well as Darfield High School, got to compete in their own livestock competition. The annual Boys and Girls Agricultural Club Championship Day, sponsored by Selwyn company Synlait, gives outlying Canterbury primary school children an opportunity to show their animals in a similar way as they would in an agricultural and pastoral show.

Beef calves, dairy calves, lambs, goats and poultry were judged across three sections — care and attention, leading and handling, and project books. The event was organised by the Canterbury A&P Association and held at the Canterbury Agricultural Park last week. 

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kayakers’ interests were also in play, as they all still are today. Anything that threatens a river’s essential integrity needs to be looked at closely, especially big irrigation demands that may threaten those flows essential to in-stream life and the river’s contribution to aquifers, among other factors. I am not an expert in these matters, but there are sound reasons why the Canterbury Plains have not historically been favoured as a dairying region. These are rooted in the question of how suitable those gravels and hydrological systems are for the run-off that they generate. When nitrates, phosphorous and manure from cows produce the run-offs that have in many cases gone into our natural water systems for so long they present those health issues now being raised in some areas. These contaminants, which when not well managed, become nutrient enriching in waterways. They are also known to contribute to the systemic failure of Lake Ellesmere as a viable and

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When considering what overseas New Zealand has around binge drinking, country to work in Mr Thompson was and shoving it in kids’ faces using very impressed with Brunei’s low advertising. Therefore crime in the crime rate, population size and culture cities is vastly reduced and all the attendant problems.” of peace. “It is a very safe After years of country and unlike juggling duties as Brunei is a highly most Asian countries both principal and developed and has lots of room. You teacher Mr Thompson peaceful country is looking forward are housed in a big whose inhabitants modern furnished to concentrating on house with garden. just teaching. enjoy many benefits, It is extremely family ”After 10 years for example free friendly and you live in of being a teaching health care for all. the ordinary community principal it’s time Our children will also not locked away in a for a break from benefit from this. gated community. the office side of “Brunei’s motto is things; for example the country of peace no more running or words to that effect and talking to the school pool, charters and the the expats over there this is not just a National Standards.” name but a reflection of the nature of There are aspects of New Zealand life the people and the country. that Mr Thompson will miss. “Brunei is a highly developed and “It is extremely hot and we are not peaceful country whose inhabitants looking forward to this. We will miss the enjoy many benefits, for example free cold winter nights when you can put on health care for all. Our children will also the fire. Having lived overseas previously benefit from this. It is a Muslim country it is so noticeable how New Zealanders with strict rules but a lot of tolerance. are really easy going people who don’t Alcohol for example is banned therefore like to act better than other people; ridding society of all the nasty problems everyone is treated with respect here,

no matter wealth or education. Other countries do not always share this kind of society.” Mr Thompson is a seasoned traveller who enjoys experiencing different cultures. The family plan to visit other countries while they live in Brunei, including Singapore, Japan and Hawaii. “We are both hugely excited and terrified by this move in equal parts. But if you, like me, have watched the Shawshank Redemption you might remember these words from it, ‘get busy living or get busy dying’. “I recently completed the Cambridge University course in teaching English to foreign language students. Perhaps we might take other overseas opportunities after Brunei who knows.” 

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Super Computer 03 318 1956 WE COME TO YOU!

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LOTS OF NEW STUFF

Hand cleaner, Holts Radwell, Blaster, brake fluid, fuel set, tractor Seats, fuel dispenser nozzles, fuel meters, fuel tank pump kits, high flow drum pumps, weed eater line, revolving safety lights, trailer tail lights, electric chainsaw sharpeners, chainsaw file guides and face masks, brooms, grain shovels, rotary rake tynes, electric fence units and insulators, trailer mudguards, lawn fertiliser spreaders, safety gloves, ear muffs and glasses, tractor mufflers, cable ties. Large selection of hydraulic rams, PTO shafts and parts, all types of baling twine, assortment of hay mower blades, sickle sections and also lots of unmentionable stuff.

HARVESTER MARKETS, 91 Horndon St, Darfield PHONE 03 318 8229

Wanted CARAVAN WANTED, don’t mind repairs. Phone 027 938 5344.

Farm Services CALF, PIG, horse & chook meal. 14% protein, 13% ME. Available in any quantities. Dunsandel area. Please call 027 392 7543.

MALVERN WASTE SOLUTIONS, rubbish and recycling, domestic, commercial, skip hire, functions, locally owned and operated. Phone 03 318 7407. www.mws.co.nz.

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• Half size tractor for easier access • Up to 6m height • Topped at 5m or less

Call Don on:

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david wilkinson registered electrician phone 03 318 1231

fax 03 318 1235 po box 26 email sales@electricalcontractors.co.nz kirwee

FAIRBRASS BUILDERS LTD RODNEY & JOHN • New Houses Licensed Building Practitioner

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• Farm Buildings • All other types of general Building undertaken

MALCOLM LANG BUILDER 03 317 9183 OR 027 437 6406

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• Washing Machines • Ovens • Dryers • Dishwashers • Cooktops • Washing Machine Hire (from $8/wk)

Hedge trimming in Canterbury

Call Rohan Rudd for a no-obligation assessment and quote Any time, any day except Sunday

DAGGING EWES and lambs through a mobile machine. Own dogs, just fill up the yards, we do the rest. 20 years + experience. Phone Wayne 027 577 2777.

FULL TIME POSITION AVAILABLE Must love dogs 6am to 4pm Phone 03 318 2806

All aspects of concreting & all types of finishing

Daily Onsite Sales & Servicing Authorised Service Agent for Most Brands

Email: fairbrassbuilders@vodafone.co.nz

SERVICES LTD • Pump out septic tanks/Grease traps • Service contracts/Maintenance reports • Bulk sludge removal/Dewatering • Hire Portable loos • Waterblasting & Camera Investigations Ph 03 318 8609

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Maintenance & servicing Bathroom & kitchen renovations Mains pressure hot water upgrades Blocked Drains Fully stocked vehicles Fast, friendly professional service

Laser Plumbing Christchurch West 03 348 6920 0800 11 22 40

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CHURCH NOTICES — Sunday 8 December

Malvern Anglican Parish — St Matthew’s, Courtenay 8.00am. Trinity, Darfield 9.30am. http://malvernanglicanparish.blogspot.com 03 317 9079. The Ven Canon Susan Baldwin. St Paul’s Anglican — West Melton 9.45am Childrens Service – Sue Benzie. Bible Study Mondays 7.30pm, Tuesdays 7pm, - Prayer support. Penny 03 347 8139, Colin & Gail 03 347 8443. Church @ Rolleston — 40 Brookside Road. Anglican Service & Sunday School 9:30am Rev G Nicholas, Catholic Mass 5:00pm. Contact Secretary Lynette 03 347 4599 secretary@churchatrolleston.org.nz. 0800 LASER 4 U Parish of Hororata Anglican —Rev Jenni Carter 03 318 0858. St John’s, Hororata 9.30am. www.hororataparish.co.nz. (0800 527 374) Darfield Catholic Church — Sunday Masses 8.30am For Weekly Masses, and the Liturgy Timetable refer to the Laser Electrical Rolleston church newsletter. Parish Priest: Fr Paulo Filoiai’i 03 342 9763. Email: hornbyparish@xtra.co.nz Hornby Presbytery. 831 Jones Road, Rolleston Kirwee Community Church — 10am Kirwee Sports Pavilion, High Street, Kirwee, Morning Tea to follow, www.laserelectrical.co.nz Pastor: Brian Booth 03 318 1309. Hope Presbyterian West Melton — 9.30am. Pastor available Tuesday 9.30–12.30 Pastor: Daniel Fone, 03 347 7509, Youth Leader: Sage Harris 03 980 2296 Ext 217. Hope Presbyterian Rolleston — Service 10am, Rolleston School hall, Kidman St. Pastor: Brent Richardson 03 347 4007, Youth leader: Courtney Forrest, 03 347 4007, www.hopechurch.net.nz. Darfield Baptist Church — Services and Sunday School, Darfield 15 Greendale Road, 10.30am every Sunday, Glenroy Hall 9am 2nd & 4th Sundays. Pastor: Paul Cossey, 03 318 8688, Youth Pastor: Sam Broughton 027 223 8345. ‘The voice of your community’ Malvern Co-Operating Parish — 9.30am Greendale. 10.00am Cafe Hope, Sheffield. 7.00pm “Come on In” Glentunnel. Glentunnel Chapel — Sunday 10.30am Worship & Communion, 03 318 8948 or 021 274 2548. www.glentunnel.org. nz. Mountain View Community Church — 17 North Terrace, Darfield Sunday Service 6.30pm, Prayer 6.00pm, Pastors: Wayne and Nicky Watson 03 318 7979 or 027 281 8340. Rolleston Church — 10am Family Service. 7pm Rolleston Encounter. Cornerstone Kids during morning service. Cornerstone Youth in the Lounge Friday 7-9pm All meetings held at the Rolleston Community Centre, 94 Rolleston Drive, Administration contact: Nikki @ 347 8716 admin@rollestonchurch.co.nz. www.rollestonchurch.co.nz Replacement R80 option

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