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Selwyn to help Christchurch homeless  by Belinda Cullen-Reid

Selwyn residents are getting behind a new initiative to help homeless people in Christchurch by collecting donated items including food and blankets.

Petite ballerina to perform in Prague

Amelia Holland of Rolleston has won a place in the Canterbury Ballet School’s tour to Prague, Czech Republic …

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Rolleston resident Kim Vargo is offering her home as a collection hub for the Facebook based group Help for the homeless, Christchurch. “It’s like the Student Army Facebook group. It’s a grass root movement and it’s exploding,” Ms Vargo said. With hubs being set up around the city and in places such as Akaroa and Rangiora, Ms Vargo decided Rolleston needed to become involved too. “I’m putting it on Rolleston people, let’s get this area involved. We have

the resources. Homelessness doesn’t need to be part of the new normal for Christchurch,” Ms Vargo said. The group was set up by Ms Vargo’s friend Amy Burke from Christchurch who saw homeless people wandering the streets and living in cars and wanted to do something about it. “Amy is opening people’s eyes to see that homeless are people just like you and me,” Ms Vargo said. When The Record contacted Amy Burke she said homelessness had

become a serious problem in the city since the earthquakes. With high rents and a shortage of houses a growing number of people were living in cars, sheds and abandoned buildings. “It’s all over town and scattered throughout the city. If you go down to the beach any night of the week there’s cars parked up with people sleeping in them,” Ms Burke said. continued on page 4 …

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Eight-year-old Amelia Holland of Rolleston has won a place in the Canterbury Ballet School’s tour to Prague, Czech Republic next month.

 Amelia Holland of Rolleston will travel to Prague next month to compete at the Prague International Dance Festival

“Amelia is one of 21 dancers to make up a junior and senior company to compete at the Prague International Dance Festival and Competition 2014,” said Canterbury Ballet teacher Taisia Misserich. “This is a wonderful opportunity for growth on a personal and artistic level,” Ms Misserich said. Amelia will perform in two ballets in Prague, including Le Corsair and will also attend classes and workshops. Amelia has been learning ballet since she was three-years-old and has lessons three times a week, lasting between two to three hours each time. “She focuses well and has a good attitude. In ballet it is not so much about talent, it is the degree of determination and focus,” Ms Misserich said. Amelia told The Record that she likes ballet because of the fun things

you get to do. She loved being a snowflake in one ballet recital and her favourite costume is the white tutu she will wear at Prague. She said she was looking forward to dancing on stage in Prague. Amelia said it was important to stretch and wake up the body before dancing. Her favourite ballet move is the leap. Amelia said she would like to be a singer and dancer when she grows up. 

 Darfield’s Diana Reid, left, and Phyl Heal, right, from Diamond Harbour pose for a photograph with Minister of Health Tony Ryall after accepting the Minister of Health Volunteers Award on behalf of more than 400 volunteers in the Cancer Society’s Canterbury West Coast Division. Rural Cancer Society volunteers were named the overall winners of the 2014 awards at a celebration held this week in Wellington. The awards acknowledge the commitment, dedication and hard work of volunteers who give their time to improve the quality of lives of New Zealanders. Mr Ryall said it was a privilege to personally recognise these award recipients and hear inspiring stories from health volunteers in New Zealand. “Well done to all the individuals and teams who were nominated for the awards and congratulations to those recognised as outstanding achievers.”

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Crusaders visit Sheffield  by Belinda Cullen-Reid

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Taking up the young farmer challenge  by Belinda Cullen-Reid

Sarah O’Connel of Dunsandel may not have made it through to the New Zealand Young Farmer’s competition grand final next week, but she’s not giving up without a fight. Competing in the Tasman regional competition this year the 29-year-old finished third. It was her fourth attempt to make it to the national final and with only one more year of competition to go she is more determined than ever to make it through to next year’s grand final. “Everyone wants to get to the grand final. The grand final is the ultimate. It would just be awesome to get that far.” Sarah was placed a respectable

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FA R M I N G give the Young Farmer’s contest a go. “They just think ‘it’s a boys’ competition — I can’t do that,’ but yes they can. Lots of girls are scared off, because they think ‘I can’t use a chainsaw’ or ‘I don’t know how to fence,’ but it doesn’t take much to learn. It’s usually out of their comfort zone for a lot of girls. “It was for me for a start but now I love it.” Three girls have made it to the grand final but none have ever won the competition. “There are a few girls knocking on the door, getting pretty close. It’s doable. You’ve just got to think about it smarter than what the boys do.” Sarah is an extension officer for Beef and Lamb New Zealand and helps organise and run workshops and field days on farms throughout the country, covering a  Winning the Agribusiness section of this year’s Tasman Young Farmer’s regional competition resulted in some new Husquavana diverse range of topics. chainsaw equipment which Sarah will use to practise for next “I like getting out and year’s competition about. You get to go and listen to technical specialists talk. I’m keep expanding my stud and make a learning stuff all the time and getting to business out of beef cattle. I’d love look at some awesome properties. You to have a farm of my own one day. It’s get to see some really super systems a long-term goal nowadays. It’s not that people are running.” something to be achieved quickly. You She lives on a beef cattle and dairy have to work towards it.” grazing farm near Dunsandel belonging Sarah said farming is always going to to her parents. be a challenge, but is positive about the In 2010 Sarah started her own Angus future of farming in New Zealand. “We’re always going to be faced cattle stud and has eight cows in calf with something new, whether it’s the this year. “I just love cattle. I’ve always been environment, or overseas market interested in showing and having some access. In New Zealand we need to do cows of my own, so I saved up some what we do to a really high standard so that we’re getting the best return for money and bought some cows.” Farming is a big part of Sarah’s our products.” “I think we’ve certainly got a good future plans and she intends to work as a professional in the industry as future. We’ve just got to do it smartly, well as having her own personal stake otherwise we will be overtaken by big holding. “I would love to be able to nations such as China,” Sarah said. 

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Primary school runners battle muddy conditions  by Kent Caddick

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 The team representing West Melton School at the cross-country before the event began

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