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Tourist’s keys confiscated BY TOM DOUDNEY Police confiscated keys from a Chinese tourist on State Highway 1 south of Dunsandel after a series of complaints about her driving. The incident was one of three involving tourist drivers over the last week in Selwyn. Senior Sergeant Pete Stills said the woman whose campervan was confiscated on Sunday was stopped for excessive speed, south of Dunsandel. There had been three previous

complaints about her driving in recent days. However, he could not say what they had been related to or where they occurred. Another Chinese tourist crashed her rental vehicle into another car at the roundabout on Ellesmere Junction Rd and Springs Rd in Lincoln on Friday. She has been charged with failing to give way. On Tuesday, a foreign student living in Springston, rolled her car on State Highway 75. She has been charged with careless driving. “If we are concerned about a

[tourist’s] driving ability we will contact the rental company and discuss it with them and if they ask us, we will immediately take the car from them,” Senior Sergeant Stills said. “It’s about keeping our roads safe.” The incident follows several incidents earlier this year involving New Zealand drivers taking car keys off tourists because they were concerned about their driving. South Island police have reported a spike in traffic complaints, particularly in February during

Chinese New Year, which saw thousands of extra visitors to New Zealand. Taiwanese tourist Yi-Chieh Feng was killed in a campervan crash on the West Coast on September 7. The driver, Yu-Hsiang Chen, also from Taiwan, pleaded guilty to careless driving. In February, a five-year-old Oamaru girl was killed after Jing Cao, 32, of China, crashed into the car she was a passenger in, north of Dunedin. Cao was driving on the wrong side of the road.

Lincoln University’s trifecta victory

Lincoln University player Callum Clark leaves defenders in his wake during his team’s 26-7 victory over Massey University on Saturday. The result completed a trifecta of wins for Lincoln, which hosts Massey for rugby, netball and debating match-ups once every two years. Lincoln won the netball 25-21 on Saturday and, in the debate on Friday, successfully argued that All Blacks captain Richie McCaw should not become Prime Minister. •More photos, page 17 PHOTO: GRAEME CAMPBELL

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Park plan under fire BY TOM DOUDNEY

A new model for managing Rolleston’s Foster Recreation Park has come under fresh fire from the local reserves management group. The Rolleston Reserves Management Committee delivered a stinging rebuke to the district council’s proposed plan and also took a shot at Selwyn United Football Club for supporting it. Up until now, the committee has been responsible for managing all of Rolleston’s reserves, including maintenance and allocating ground usage to various sporting codes. However, in the case of Foster Recreation Park, the district council is pressing ahead with plans to assign a dedicated staff member to manage all responsibilities, due to the “complex nature of the park’s development.” NOT IMPRESSED: Rolleston Reserves Management Committee chairman Jens Christensen has criticised RRMC chairman Jens Christhe district council over its management plan for Foster Recreation Park. PHOTO: GEOFF SLOAN tensen said district council staff He asked district councillors to reserves to be used for summer ity was that football was a growing and contractors would not have sport in the district. the same community-minded let the report lie until these ques- sport.” To support this statement, he passion and ownership for the tions could be answered. Howev“So yes there is certainly some maintenance of the park as the er, they voted to pass the motion presented an email from Weedons pressure on grounds but to say committee and its groundsmen with only Mark Alexander voting Cricket Club junior captain Ross that [football] is not allowing the Clarke who wrote that the club reserve to be used for summer against it. had. Mr Christensen said SUFC ex- would be concerned about ground sports is absolute nonsense,” Mr Mr Christensen said he was also concerned that there had been no ecutives saw “an ability to please access under the new manage- de Rooy said. identification of the cost differ- themselves with a staff manage- ment model, as football had ex“We don’t use all the grounds all ence between a volunteer commit- ment model and think that they tended itself well beyond the winthe time. tee model and a staff management will ‘own’ Foster Park. They are ter season. “It’s just a matter of working in SUFC president Gerard de Rooy model, no consultation with the already pushing usage boundarwider Rolleston community and ies well beyond the winter code acknowledged the club was “push- together and for us, with a memno mention of the RRMC’s future usage of grounds and have [said] ing the boundaries” of ground us- bership of over 1200 now, it’s a litrole in managing other local re- that football is now a 48-week per age beyond what was traditional tle bit harder to manage than for a year sport. That does not allow the for a winter code but said the real- small club.” serves.

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Six people failed breath-alcohol tests in Selwyn over the weekend, with the highest being a 36-year-old Christchurch woman who recorded a reading of 999mcg/l. She was pulled over by police on Springston Rolleston Rd after failing to stop at a stop sign. Four of the drivers had been drinking at the same venue in Rolleston and Senior Sergeant Pete Stills said police would be working with the establishment to prevent it happening again.

Crashes caused by stock

Stock on Selwyn roads caused two crashes over the weekend. A man escaped uninjured after hitting one of four horses which were loose on Trices Rd near Prebbleton, at 11.20pm on Friday night. The car was extensively damage and the horse had to be put down after breaking both its back legs. In a separate incident, a man was taken to hospital with moderate injuries after rear-ending one of two cars on Shands Rd which had stopped because of sheep on the road.

Campervan fire

A family of tourists had to be given a lift to Christchurch after their campervan was destroyed by fire near Arthurs Pass on Sunday. Springfield firefighters put the fire out but the van was completely gutted.

Correction

The Lake Coleridge Tourism Group was listed as one of several organisations owing money to the district council in last week’s edition of the Selwyn Times. In fact the group had paid back the loan in 2011. District council chief executive David Ward acknowledged the information it had supplied was inaccurate and apologised to the group.


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Parked cars raise enforcement questions BY TOM DOUDNEY

Firefighter’s no mean feat Southbridge firefighter Steven Maw won the men’s section of the Canterbury Firefighters Combat Challenge, hosted in Southbridge on Saturday. High St was closed off for the event which saw about 40 firefighters completing tasks such as climbing a tower with a hose on their shoulder and ‘resuscitating’ a mannequin. Results: Men – Steven Maw (Southbridge) first, Ed Jackman (Cust) second, Hamish Maw (Southbridge) third; women – Amelia Wood (Lincoln) first, Tineke Vander Heide (Little River) second, Michelle Armitage (Sumner) third; tandem – Steven Maw and Hamish Maw (Southbridge) first, Ed Jackman and Simeon East (Cust) second, Ed Love and Craig Clark (Southbridgge) third; relay – Steven Maw, Hamish Maw and Craig Clark (Southbridge) first, Ed Jackman, Simeon East, Tom Reid and Scott Cubitt (Cust and Christchurch Airport) second, Wayne Maw, Ed Love, Ben Kirk and Brendon Lean (Southbridge) third.

Questions are being asked about why the district council can’t enforce its own bylaw when it apparently has eight staff assigned to the job. Its delegations manual shows it has eight Traffic and Parking Bylaw 2009 enforcement officers. District councillor Mark Alexander said at last week’s meeting that people had been phoning in to complain about vehicles parking on footpaths – a prohibited activity under the bylaw. “Perhaps at some point it could be explained what the role of the enforcement officer actually is because some people, when they are ringing to complain about vehicles parking on the footpaths,

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A man had only just dropped his mother at Christchurch Airport when he was killed in a car crash on State Highway 1 near Dunsandel last week. Police believe the driver of the car that hit him may have fallen asleep at the wheel. Finlay William Dunning, 20, died when a north-bound Toyota Surf collided with his Subaru station wagon.

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as obstructing a public right of way was covered by the Summary Offences Act. He had recently been called to Lowes Rd, Rolleston, after a resident complained about cars being parked on the grass verge. However, as the vehicles he saw were not blocking the footpath, no action was taken. Cr Alexander said Mr Ward’s promise to report back on the matter was a good first step. “Once we understand what their role is, we can know what the next step is.” All the calls he had received were from Rolleston residents. Complaints were related to tradesmen on building sites or people parking with their left side wheels on the footpath.

The three men in the Toyota Surf were taken to Christchurch Hospital with moderate injuries but Mr Dunning died at the scene. His mother had been visiting from the North Island. He had been driving back to his Methven home after dropping her off at the airport. Senior Sergeant Pete Stills said the occupants of the Toyota Surf had been returning from a skiing trip when the driver appeared to have drifted off at the wheel and started to veer onto the verge of

the road. When one of the passengers shouted for him to wake up he had over-corrected and accidentally steered into the opposite lane, Senior Sergeant Stills said. Senior Sergeant Stills said the circumstances of the crash were extremely sad and showed why it was so important for drivers to take a break when they felt tired. “Sometimes the difference between being awake and being asleep is only a few seconds,” he said.

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Cop disguises as windscreen washer to nab drivers BY TOM DOUDNEY A police officer posed as a windscreen washer to catch drivers using their cellphones red handed while they were stopped at traffic lights in Rolleston. The tactic was employed as part of a national police crack down on driver distraction. The officer, who was dressed in overalls and had his clipboard hidden in a bucket he was carrying, did not actually wash any windscreens during the operation which took place at the Rolleston Drive traffic lights. Senior Sergeant Pete Stills said the tactic had only been used once and he wasn’t sure if it would be employed again. “The staff out here are reasonably well known in the community so they might have looked suspicious standing there [without the disguise],” he said. A post about the tactic on a Rolleston community Facebook page received more than 100 comments and likes. Most of the comments were supportive of the police. “I saw that guy thinking it was a bit weird as I was the only one at the lights and he didn’t look keen [on] washing my windows at all!! very cheeky but good on him!!” one person posted.

However, some called the tactic “low”, accused the police of revenue gathering and suggested they could be making better use of their time. “If only they showed so much enthusiasm about people running stop signs in the district,” one person posted. Senior Sergeant Stills defended the move. “I would say that in the interests of getting the road toll down and decreasing crashes, especially those involving serious injury or death, I would support any lawful tactics that can help us change behaviour.” While he wasn’t sure how many people the officer had caught using their phones, he said the driver distraction campaign had been very successful. “On one day last week we issued 20 notices [in Selwyn].” He said full statistics on the number of infringement notices handed out would be available next month. Canterbury acting road policing manager Senior Sergeant Scott Richardson said disguising officers as windscreen washers hadn’t happened in Christchurch, although plain clothes officers were sometimes used to catch drivers using on their cell phones. The penalty for drivers caught using their cell phone while driving is an $80 fine and 20 demerit points.

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Games chieftain has royal connections

This year’s Hororata Highland Games chieftain will be an authentic Scot with royal connections. Alex Bruce, managing director of Scotland’s Adelphi Distillery, has been appointed chieftain for the event which will take place on November 7 at the Hororata Domain. Mr Bruce is coming over from Scotland especially for the event. Whisky is in Mr Bruce’s blood. His mother is a direct descendant of Andrew Usher who is credited with pioneering blended whisky, and his father, Lord Elgin, is a patron and former grand master of the Keepers of the Quaich – an exclusive, international community of members recognised for their commitment to scotch whisky. He is also a direct descendant of King Robert the Bruce. Mr Bruce said being asked to be chieftain was a true honour. “Many believe that highland games provided the chieftain with a chance to select the fittest, most musical and entertaining from within the clan or family to

challenge the rival clans, but they were also founded as celebrations of success in battle,” Mr Bruce said. “The village of Ceres in Fife (Scotland), not far from where I live, received the charter to hold its games from my ancestor, Robert the Bruce, immediately after their bowman had helped defeat the English army at the Battle of Bannockburn in 1314. “There has been a games there every year since, except those of conflict. I hope that the Hororata Games will still be going strong in 701 years as well, and that the visitors and spectators continue to enjoy the tradition as much as the competitors themselves.” Mr Bruce, along with local resident Michael Fraser-Milne from Whisky Galore, has worked with the Hororata Community Trust producing the Hororata Whisky label since 2011. As chieftain, he will preside over the welcoming ceremony, judge best dressed lad and lassie and present the champions’ trophies in the closing ceremony.

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Charity plans Lincoln cookathon BY TOM DOUDNEY About 60 warm meals will be cooked on Sunday and delivered to struggling Selwyn families, thanks to one of the district’s newest charities. The ‘cookathon’ has been organised by Bellyful – a national charity which delivers meals to families with newborn babies or young children who are suffering from a

critical or terminal illness. A Selwyn branch of Bellyful was set up in June and now has more than 30 volunteers. This Sunday’s cookathon, held at the Lincoln Event Centre, is the first for the group which aims to continue holding them every four to six weeks. Cookathon co-ordinators Karen Spackman and Amy King and the team of volunteers will prepare

meals comprised of lasagne, spaghetti bolognese and macaroni cheese to families who have been referred either by friends and family through the website or by healthcare professionals. Selwyn branch co-ordinator Sarah Dewes said volunteers had already delivered more than 40 meals to well deserving families within the district. “Bellyful Selwyn was started due

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Ms Dewes said the charity was hoping to make more people aware that the service was available in Selwyn so they could start referring friends and family who might benefit from it. All referrals received are assessed for suitability to ensure they fit key criteria. Those wanting to refer someone or volunteer can do so by emailing sarah.dewes@bellyful.org.nz or visiting www.bellyful.org.nz

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Love for rugby, meeting people reasons SELWYN STALWART: Canterbury Country rugby president Gavin Eastwick is life member of the Ellesmere Rugby Sub Union and the Lincoln Rugby Club. PHOTO: GEOFF SLOAN

Lincoln resident Gavin Eastwick is president of Canterbury Country rugby sub-union at a time when the team is on a roll. He spoke to reporter Tom Doudney about his long association with Selwyn rugby and some of the best players he has seen come through the ranks So Gavin, we already know you’re the president of Canterbury Country, what are some of the other roles you’ve held? I’m a life member of Ellesmere and Lincoln (having held administrative and junior coaching roles) and have served on the Canterbury Rugby Football Union board, so I have had quite a bit of experience in terms of rugby involvement over the years. And you were a player before then? I played my junior and senior rugby in town in the metro competition [what seems like] 100 years ago and then played a couple of seasons for Kirwee in the Ellesmere competition. I gave up rugby because my

back was no good – I couldn’t hack it, really. How old were you when you stopped playing? I think probably about 23. Oh, that’s pretty young. I can sympathise though, I stopped playing a couple of seasons ago after my fifth broken collarbone. That’s a pretty good reason to give up! I suffer from arthritis now and that’s not very pleasant. When did you move into the administration side of things? Almost straight after playing with the Kirwee club. I lived out that way at the time and so I had a natural affiliation with the area and I had a few mates that played for Kirwee. I was involved in the club when Donald Hayes came through. Donald became captain of Canterbury, of course, and was probably one of our most unlucky players to not earn an All Black jersey in my opinion. In any case, I had several years at the Kirwee club. What made you want to stay involved after you stopped playing? I think it’s the love of the game and the people that you meet within it really. Within the rugby fraternity there are a lot of really good people and I tend to find that people are involved with rugby for the game, not for themselves. There are a lot

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to stick with it Generally speaking there has been a team of three of us who have been together for a number of years in the ownership of thoroughbreds. How do you pick a horse to buy? I don’t know – I haven’t ever picked a good one, I usually leave it to somebody else. I guess that would be one of the benefits of being part of an ownership group with the other two? They have even less knowledge about horses than I do. We usually rely on our trainer to do the job or make a recommendation. Canterbury Country making the final for the first time seems like a pretty big deal. It is and you know I have got to say, that over the last three years or so we have built up to being a rather good team. Prior to that I think the other teams thought we were easy beats but the coaching staff have taken that by the scruff of the neck and developed a team which has probably gained an awful lot of respect, this last year particularly. If you don’t me asking, how old are you now? Sixty-seven. Do you see yourself doing the administrative stuff for a long time to come? I am coming to the end of it to be honest. You do get what I call ‘rugby doubt’ which is really why I gave up the Canterbury and Ellesmere roles – my work commitments have increased rather than got less over the years and with grandchildren on the scene and other pressures, you feel like you need

a wee bit of time to yourself. So I can’t see myself lasting an awful lot longer. Canterbury Country has been a pretty good body to be involved with and we have all been there for a while now, so probably it’s time for somebody else to step up. You’ve been involved with Kirwee, Lincoln and Ellesmere. Who are some of the top players you’ve watched come up through the ranks in that time? In terms of Lincoln I would probably have to say Joe Moody because he is our first All Black and with Joe, I have to say he is a very loyal club person and extremely helpful to some of the younger players within the club. With Ellesmere, I suppose Dan Carter would have to be the one I remember as a junior player who looked to have the goods. And I remember him too in my cricket coaching days – I saw Daniel at cricket and he was very, very good at that too. He was a bit of an all-rounder who really did look as though he was going to go places. And Albert Anderson was an All Black in my time from Ellesmere rugby who really did stand out too. After seeing him play as a kid, has it been much of a surprise to you to see Dan Carter become one of our greatest ever All Blacks? Not at all, really. We all saw that with Dan, even at a young age, that he was certainly going to go places. Do you think the All Blacks will win the World Cup? I think they have a pretty good chance. I just hope they play a wee bit better than they did against Namibia.

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IN THE FIELD: Canterbury Agricultural College director R. E. Alexander, middle, shows E. H. Hughes, left, and Walter Macfarlane some of the crops grown at the college in 1909. Farmers Day was the name given to the annual gathering of farmer at the college (now Lincoln University). The morning was spent inspecting the crops and herds. Afterwards, a luncheon was held in a large marquee on the sports ground and a prize presentation ceremony took place. • Heritage photos supplied by Selwyn Libraries. If you have any information about this photo, please contact the library via www. selwynlibrary.co.nz

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Doodle for Google makes top 20 BY TOM DOUDNEY A Rolleston School pupil’s art is in the running to appear on the New Zealand website of the world’s most popular internet search engine. Oliver Lonsdale, 8, has been selected from more than 7000 entries across the country as one of the top 20 finalists in this year’s Doodle 4 Google competition. The ‘Google doodle’ is an artistic version of the company’s logo which is frequently changed to reflect events such as sports, anniversaries, public holidays and whatever is current. The doodle that wins the competition will be hosted on Google New Zealand’s homepage for 24 hours. If he wins, Oliver will also receive a Chromebook laptop and Rolleston School would get $10,000 of technology equipment.

ARTISTIC STREAK: Oliver Lonsdale’s (below) Google doodle.

For making the top four he would get a Nexus tablet. The topic of this year’s competition was: ‘If I could travel back in time I would . . .’ The children

were given just a dotted outline of the Google logo to work with. Oliver said he had been shocked but proud of himself after finding he had made the top 20. His design was inspired by early 20th century aviator Amelia Earhart.

“I thought it would be pretty cool to do [the drawing] about her when my teacher asked us who we would like to have been in the past,” he said. “I thought she was amazing to have flown the Atlantic Ocean all by herself. I also thought it would be different from what everyone else in the class was doing.” The next stage of the competition is a public vote to select the final four. Oliver’s teacher Lucy Millar said it was wonderful and rewarding for him to have such success. “Oliver is a real artist with a great vision and technique. He has a real eye for detail. I am super excited for him.” She hoped the Selwyn public would get behind his design by casting their vote. • To vote, go to www.google. co.nz/doodle4google

Leeston pupils’ cultural display Leeston School pupils performed at a recent kapa haka celebration at Ellesmere College along with several other schools. The celebration also featured performances from Ellesmere College, Lincoln Primary School, Springston School and Southbridge School.

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Little Bee Gees a big hit JIVE TALKING: The Bee Gees (Lachlan and George Daly and Joe Veronese) were a big hit at the Windwhistle School’s Got Talent competition on Thursday. Lachlan, George and Joe took first place for their impersonation of the multiplatinum pop group. The room 2 pupils followed up by showcasing their acting skills with a play called Little Jim.

INVENTIVE MINDS: Lincoln Primary School pupils, from left, Mehdi Rahmani, Ben Jessep and Zac Craig were among those to come away with a prize at the Canterbury Westland Regional Science and Technology Fair. Mehdi, year 7, won the Baking Industry Research Trust prize for his ‘Make Food Seem Tastier’ project. Zac and Ben won second place for the year 8 Technology Award with their joint project called ‘Left is Right’. The prize-giving was held at St Christopher’s Church in Avonhead, Christchurch. Other Selwyn prize winners included: Fleur Neill, Nicky Dachs, Caelan Thomas, Taylin Smith, Claire Broughton, Paige Sullivan, Shannon Roydhouse, Alyssa Thomas, Jonathan Borrill and Ollie Roozen from Lincoln High School; Caroline Richards and Mollie Shaw from Prebbleton School; and Xanthe Wilson and Samantha McCrone from Ladbrooks School.

STOKED: Prebbleton School pupils Caroline Richards, left, and Mollie Shaw. Caroline, year 7, won several prizes including best exhibit by a junior female student for her project Nutritional Nuggets – Are Rabbits the Answer to a Well Nourished Garden?’ Mollie, year 8, won second prize in chemistry for her project ‘Most Vitamin C’.

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Walks for views, leisure and fitness Spring is here and Selwyn residents can explore their district, enjoy some sunshine and get fit by taking part in The Breeze Walking Festival. The festival includes 37 free walks planned throughout Selwyn, Christchurch and Waimakariri. Having started on Saturday, it runs until October 10 and there are walks to suit all abilities and ages. Three walks are taking place in Selwyn during the festival. WORK TO DO: Demolition of Lincoln University’s earthquakedamaged Hilgendorf complex of buildings has begun. The work is expected to continue until late November, and will make way for new science facilities. The public is asked to stay clear of the site for safety reasons.

Rakaia Gorge experience Today, 10am-1.30pm (rain date: October 6) Magnificent views and a varied landscape of forest, riverside scrub and regenerating bush

are the highlight of this walk. Guided by the Department of Conservation, learn about Māori and European history, geology, botany and wildfire of the area. Walk or jet boat back from the top with Discovery Jet. The walk is about 10km. Meet at Rakaia Gorge Bridge car park, State Highway 72 Inland Scenic Route. Booking required, limited to 20. Phone the district council on 347 2719. Lincoln mums and bubs walk Tomorrow, 10-11.30am (rain date: Thursday) Walk with your little one at your own pace around Lincoln. Enjoy the company and the

benefits of a spring morning. The walk will finish with a coffee and a chat. The walk is about 4km. Meet at the Lincoln University Recreation Centre. Motukarara Railway Station October 8, 10am–2pm (rain date: October 9) Discover the out and back section of the Little River Rail Trail. Follow the Halswell River back towards Lincoln, turning around at the end of Matthews Rd. The walk is about 10km and a good fitness level is required. Meet at Motukarara Railway Station on Fiddlers Rd. Booking required, limited to 40. Phone the district council on 347 2719.


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work and has been Risingholme Ceramics director for several years, where she teaches regularly. Ms Meharry will be at the gallery on October 9 from 1-3pm to meet people who are interested in her work. Selwyn Gallery, 17, South Tce, Darfield.

Wednesday to Sunday each week until October 25, 10am-4pm The exhibition a Lady, a Bird and a House will open tomorrow. It will feature paintings and sculpture by established Canterbury artists Debbie Garland, Kerian Gill and Robyn Schroeder. Down by the Liffey Gallery, 1 James St, Lincoln. Free entry.

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Spring Pool Fest

Daily until Friday, 1-3pm Tomorrow there will be a large inflatable obstacle course and slide in the main pool for children eight years and over. Today and on Thursday, volleyball nets and balls will be available for use in the learners’ pool, and on Friday there will be flippa ball sessions for year 4-7 pupils, including lessons on skills and game play. Selwyn Aquatic Centre. 71 Broadlands Drive, Rolleston. Standard pool entry costs apply.

The Calling - a musical

Tomorrow and Friday, 7.30pm; Saturday, 2.30pm and 7.30pm. The Calling is a musical, written and produced by Rolleston resident David Martin, which traces the biblical story of Abraham. Hope Presbyterian, 27 Amyes Rd, Hornby. Tickets are $10 each with all proceeds going to the Sano Diyo orphanage in northern India. They can be ordered by phoning 980 2296 or emailing info@hopechurch.net.nz. Posting tickets costs $2 per order.

PLENTY OF COLOUR: An artwork by Loretta Sloan which will be on display at the Selwyn Gallery in Darfield.

Fun at the library

Throughout the school holidays Selwyn Libraries will have events and displays to celebrate Diwali and Indian culture. Free Indian culture craft and henna/zentangle craft are being held at all four libraries. Children can also attend science alive sessions, which cost $9 for the illuminating session and $7 for the boredom busters session. Free Diwali Lego sessions are being offered at Lincoln, Leeston and Darfield libraries. For booking details, dates and times visit the Selwyn Libraries website www.selwynlibraries.co.nz

Family fun day

Thursday, 11am-2pm The event includes entertainment, face painting, clowns, craft, music and a mega slide. Bring a

picnic lunch and the special older person in your life. Lincoln Event Centre, 15 Meijer Drive, Lincoln. A gold coin donation is requested.

Exhibition of felt and ceramic artwork

Friday to October 29 daily (except Mondays), 10am-4pm An exhibition featuring the work of felt artist Loretta Sloan and ceramicist Tatyanna Meharry. Ms Sloan manipulates felt into garments and framed artworks. She has been selected as a finalist in the World of Wearable Art competition five times for garments she has designed. Ms Meharry’s collection ‘Pretty Little Things’ deals with the sad fate of extinct birds such as the huia. She has won awards for her ceramic and textile

Opening night on Friday, 7pm; general admission on Saturday, Sunday and again on October 9-11, 9am-4pm An exhibition featuring the complete photographic collection of Indian political and spiritual leader Mahatma Gandhi’s life. The seldom seen photographs were taken by photographer Dr Dahdboy Rustam Wadia during the 1940s. They show Gandhi in a variety of settings from quiet village scenes to public gatherings. Lincoln Event Centre, 15 Maijer Drive, Lincoln. Free entry except for the opening night for which a limited number of tickets are available. For tickets, contact Selwyn Arts Trust arts co-ordinator, Rachael Inch by emailing arts@ selwyn.govt.nz or phoning 347 2722. • Photographs from the Gandhi exhibition will also be displayed as smaller images at Darfield Library during Darfield Artweek from October 10-17.

Garden party

Sunday, 10am-4pm A garden party organised by the Selwyn branch of the National Party. A range of flowers will be

on display, including flowering cherries, rhododendrons, azaleas, winter roses and thousands of spring bulbs. There will be stalls and activities such as arts and crafts, a fashion show, pipe band, entertainment for children, raffles and a chance to meet MPs Amy Adams, Jo Goodhew and Barbara Kuriger. A sausage sizzle, sandwiches, Devonshire scones, tea and coffee will be available and visitors are welcome to bring a picnic. Rakaia Gardens, 282 Awaroa School Rd, Dorie. Entry is $10 per person. Children 12 and under are free.

The Lincoln Multicultural Festival October 10, 1-5pm The annual Lincoln Multicultural Festival returns to showcase art, craftwork, music, dance, and food from local diverse nationalities. The Lincoln Event Centre, 15 Meijer Drive, Lincoln. Free entry.

The Spring Fling

October 11, 11am-5pm Lincoln & Districts Community Care’s annual fundraiser will once again be held at Broadfield Gardens. There will be food and drink, arts and crafts, garden tours, children’s activities and music. Broadfield Gardens, 250 Selwyn Rd. Tickets $20 from www. eventfinder.co.nz, New World Lincoln, Paper Plus Hornby, Ray White Lincoln, or Lincoln & Districts Community Care.

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5.7 V8, rare 6 speed manual, leather seats, tuff deck, tow bar, hard lid, NZ new, great condition.

2008 Ford F150 HArley dAvidson 4Wd 5.4 supercharged V8 with only 87,300kms. Very sharp in black, tow bar, reverse camera.

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SELWYN TIMES

Tuesday September 29 2015

17

GRASSROOTS SPORT

AIR-BEN: Lincoln University Bulls player Ben Williams goes up for a shot in his team’s Canterbury under 23 basketball championship final victory over Christchurch club Wolverines on Friday. Lincoln won 81-63, taking the title for the second year running. The team has not lost a match since the 2013 finals series.

PLENTY OF ATTENTION: Lincoln University player Nathan Clough struggles to break Massey University’s defence in their biennial match up.

MAKE WAY: James Cawthorn drives through the defence for Lincoln.

REACHING OUT: Left – Annabel Angland goes high to defend for Lincoln University.

WINNERS: The victorious Lincoln University Bulls basketball team.

PHOTOS: GRAEME CAMPBELL

•More sport, pages 21 & 22

Lincoln University’s State of the Environment 2015 Sir Alan Mark, Department of Botany, University of Otago presents:

Addressing Global Challenges in our own backyard What can we learn from smaller-scale successes that can help us?

Wednesday 30 September 2015 5.30pm – 7.30pm (Doors open 5.15pm, please be seated by 5.30pm)

Stewart Lecture Theatre 1 Stewart Building, Lincoln University

FREE ENTRY

For further information visit:

www.lincoln.ac.nz/SOE


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SELWYN TIMES

TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 29 2015

Selwyn Community Board News

Be prepared for

springtime wind storms

The Board held its September meeting at the West Melton Community Hall. Members received an update from the Defence Force representative. The meeting also agreed to investigate an interpretation panel outlining the areas history at Cream Can Corner (Corner Goulds and Lowes Roads) where local farmers left milk for collection by the Tai Tapu Co-op Dairy Company. Board members were concerned Rolleston had very little early history left and felt it was important to acknowledge our past history. The Board allocated a grant to West Melton Primary School to help fund an educational trip later this year. The Board will attend the Rolleston Fireworks on 7 November and be at the Council tent. We would like to let the wider Selwyn Central community know that the Community Board has grants available to support community groups and individuals – to find out more about the grants and associated criteria, visit www.selwyn.govt.nz/grants. The next Board meeting will be 21 October at the Council in Rolleston.

Lincoln Town Centre Plan update Damage from the September 2013 wind storm (photo courtesy of Orion)

September is the start of Spring. Strong winds can occur at any time of the year but gusty nor’ west winds are especially common in springtime. In September 2013 Selwyn experienced its worst wind storm in nearly four decades, with winds gusting over 150 kilometres an hour in some areas. This caused power outages to 28,000 homes in Selwyn and Christchurch and extensive damage to trees and property. The first step in being prepared is to check weather forecasts regularly so you know if strong wind is forecast. You can also join the Selwyn Gets Ready website. The website is a database which provides local community response teams with information on who needs help in an emergency and what resources and skills are available in the community. It is also used to send emails warning of severe weather. To join, visit www.selwyn.getsready.net. Orion is reminding property owners to trim trees near power lines. For information about who can safely trim trees phone Orion on (03) 363 9898 or 0800 363 9898. If strong winds are forecast there are a number of sensible steps you can take to help protect your home and family: · Bring outdoor furniture, rubbish bins and anything else that can be moved by wind indoors · When the wind is strong stay indoors, closing windows and doors · Power outages are common after high winds so be prepared for this. Check you have bottled water, non-perishable food, a can opener, a first aid kit, a torch and essential medical supplies at hand. You may also wish to fill bathtubs and sinks with water to flush the toilet · Have a supply of torches and extra batteries handy. Do not use candles (they are a fire risk) or kerosene lamps, which require ventilation and are not designed for indoor use · Check www.selwyn.govt.nz for information and advice, power outage details are posted at www.oriongroup.co.nz. If the power goes out listen to Radio New Zealand for information · Stay off the roads if strong winds are forecast – driving may be dangerous due to fallen trees, power lines and other hazards. Driving at night after a major wind storm should be avoided as there could be hazards which you won’t be able to see · Do not touch downed power lines – keep at least ten metres away as they may be live. Report these to Orion on (03) 363 9898 or 0800 363 9898. The Council can be contacted on 347 2800 or 318 8338 if assistance is required. Power outages should be reported to Orion on 0800 363 9898.

The Council has been working on developing a town centre plan for Lincoln. This document is a framework for the future development of Lincoln town centre. It outlines opportunities that exist to coordinate development in the centre of Lincoln. It aims to ensure that development is of a high quality and the village atmosphere is retained. The plan is expected to be released for public consultation in November.

Selwyn hosts exhibition of Gandhi photographs Selwyn residents will have a rare opportunity to view a historic collection of photographs of Indian spiritual and political leader Mahatma Gandhi. The 34 photographs of Gandhi were taken by Dr Dahdboy Rustam Wadia in the 1940s. They include portraits and informal photographs of Gandhi with his friends, followers and other leaders of the Indian independence movement. The exhibition opens on Friday 2 October, at 7pm. Limited tickets to the opening event are available. The free public exhibition runs at Lincoln Event Centre on Saturday 3 and Sunday 4 October and from Friday 9 to Sunday 11 October. It is open from 9am to 4pm. Images from the exhibition will also be displayed as smaller photographs at Darfield Library during Darfield Artweek from 10 to 17 October. The Selwyn Arts Trust and Selwyn District Council are presenting the exhibition. The photos are from a private collection made available with the support of Surinder and Archna Tandon. To request a ticket to the opening event email arts@selwyn.govt.nz or phone 347 2722.

On the roads this week The Council is laying new water pipes in south east Rolleston to service new properties. Pipes are being laid along roadsides on Springston Rolleston and Dynes Road. Works along Springston Rolleston Road is now complete and work is expected to be completed along Dynes Road by this Friday. Dynes Road is currently one way allowing traffic to travel from Springston Rolleston Road to Goulds Road. A diversion is in place this week with traffic planning to travel north down Dynes Road diverted through Goulds Road. From Monday 5 October, Dynes Road will be open to two way traffic again. Kerb and channel and footpath work is taking place along part of Goulds Road near Foster Recreation Park but the road is open. Footpath maintenance work is also planned in Leeston township.

Consultation on Central Plains Water loan

Road repairs are planned to the following roads which will remain open while work takes place: Duck Pond, Ellesmere, Leeston Dunsandel, Jollies, and Leeston and Lake Roads.

The Council is currently consulting on a proposal to amend its Long-Term Plan 2015-25 to allow an $8 million loan to be made to Central Plains Water Limited to fund design work for the next stage of the Central Plains Water Enhancement Scheme. More information about this proposal is set out in a feature in this week’s Selwyn Times, online at www.selwyn.govt.nz, and from Council offices and libraries. Public meetings to discuss the proposal will be held at:

Shoulder removal work is taking place along roadsides to improve drainage of water. Ponding of water on the road can cause potholes and edge damage. These roads are open while work takes place: Leeston and Lake, Lower Lake, Harts, Washbournes, and McEvedys Roads. Maintainance grading work is planned along roads in the following areas: Hororata, Windwhistle, Dunsandel and Hororata.

· Darfield Recreation Centre on Tuesday 6 October, 7pm · Dunsandel Sports Centre on Wednesday 7 October, 7pm · Rolleston Council offices on Thursday 8 October, 7pm

Intersection improvements are taking place at the Boundary Road/ Weedons Road intersection. The intersection is open but minor traffic delays could occur at peak times.

Council Call CC280915

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

Rolleston Library Rolleston Drive, Rolleston Ph 347 2880 or 318 8338

Darfield Library & Service Centre 1 South Terrace, Darfield Ph 318 8338 or 347 2800

SELWYN TIMES

TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 29 2015

Notices MALVERN & ELLESMERE AREA PLANS The first stage of consultation on the Malvern and Ellesmere Area Plans has been completed. Consultation ran from 27 July - 28 August and included local drop in sessions and online comment options. The consultation sought feedback on the themes of communities and township character, growth and development, transport and infrastructure. A summary of submissions is now available at www.selwyn. govt.nz/areaplans and at Council libraries/service centres. The feedback from consultation will complement technical information being gathered to help to form Draft Area Plans and township specific growth strategies. The information in the summary of submissions is intended to help the Council in making decisions on the development of Local Area Plans but is not a final decision on where growth will occur, or what services are provided. Those decisions will be made after receiving local area plan submissions. The Draft Ellesmere and Malvern Area Plans are expected to be released for public consultation in late February 2016. The final plans are expected to be adopted by the Council in late June 2016. Any queries on the summary of submissions, or Area Plans can be directed to Andrew Mactier, on 347 2800, 318 8338 or by emailing andrew.mactier@ selwyn.govt.nz. SENIOR NET AGM To be held on Monday 19 October, 12pm at Lincoln Event Centre. All welcome.

DOG PARK CLOSURE

Selwyn District Council, pursuant to the Local Government Act 2002, advises its intention to discontinue the following sections of water races:

Ellesmere Scheme 1. Closure of 5.4km of race through 6 properties east of South Two Chain Road near Breadings Road 2. Closure of 8.3km of race through 9 properties east of Cowans Road north of Lochheads Road 3. Closure of 4km of race through 5 properties west of Cowans Road and south of Southbridge Leeston Road 4. Formalise closure of 3.2km of race through 2 properties off Sharlands Road south of South Two Chain Road 5. Formalise closure of races through 1 property below Sharlands Road between Ardlui and Mitchells Roads 6. Closure of 9.7km of race through 6 properties south of Wrights Road at South Two Chain Road 7. Closure of 8.3km of race through 5 properties south of Westenras Road 8. Closure of Haldon intake and 4.5km of downstream races to Hororata Dunsandel Road through 3 properties Paparua Scheme 9. Closure of 0.37km of race through Izone stage 7 north of Railway Road. These closures are considered to be of low significance and do not alter the intended level of service of the overall water race schemes. Directly affected ratepayers have agreed to close these water races. Detailed information including maps can be viewed at www. selwyn.govt.nz/wrclosure or at the Council offices in Rolleston. For more information contact Jo Golden on 347 2800 or waterraces@selwyn.govt.nz by 16 October 2015.

Broadfield Hall Darfield Recreation & Community Centre Committee Mon 5 Oct 7.30pm Darfield Recreation Centre Darfield Township Committee Thurs 15 Oct 7.30pm Darfield Library Doyleston Community Committee Wed 14 Oct 7.30pm Osborne Park Pavilion Hororata Reserve Management Committee Wed 7 Oct 7.30pm Hororata Reserve Admin Building Kirwee Recreation Reserve Management Committee Mon 12 Oct 7.30pm Kirwee Reserve Pavilion Ladbrooks Community Hall Committee Fri 9 Oct 7.45pm Ladbrooks Community Centre Leeston Community Committee Mon 5 Oct 7.30pm, Leeston Library Community Room Lincoln Community Committee Mon 12 Oct 7.30pm Lincoln Event Centre Lincoln Event Centre Governance Committee Wed 30 Sept 7.30pm Lincoln Event Centre Prebbleton Public Hall Society Inc.

Mon 12 Oct 7.30pm Prebbleton Hall - AGM Sheffield/Waddington Community Committee Thurs 15 Oct 7.30pm Sheffield Community Hall Springfield Township Committee Tue 6 Oct 7.30pm, Tawera Hall Springston Hall Committee Thurs 1 Oct 7.30pm Springston Hall Tai Tapu Community Association Inc. Wed 7 Oct 7.30pm Tai Tapu Library Weedons Reserve Committee Mon 12 Oct 7.30pm Weedons Reserve Pavilion West Melton Community Centre Committee Tue 29 Sep 7.30pm, West Melton Community Centre West Melton Residents Association Wed 14 Oct 7.30pm, West Melton Community Centre Windwhistle District Society Incorporated AGM Tue 29 Sep 7pm Windwhistle School Library All welcome for this AGM Whitecliffs Township & Domain Committee Mon 12 Oct 7.30pm Glentunnel Hall

Rolleston Dog Park will be closed to the public on Saturday 3 October from 8.30am-4pm and on Sunday 4 October from 7.30am-4 pm. The Selwyn Dog Training Club is holding their flygility and agility competitions. You are welcome to come and watch but please don’t bring your dog. MOBILE LIBRARY TIMETABLE Wednesday 30 September Hororata School* 11.30am -1pm Greendale School* 1.20-1.50pm *These are community and school stops Thursday 1 October Paradise for Little Angels, Rolleston 1.30-2pm Tai Tapu Playcentre 10-10.30am Tuesday 6 October Tai Tapu Monkeys & Munchkins 10-10.30am Whippersnappers Lincoln 10.45-11.15am West Melton Learning Centre 1.30-1.50pm West Melton Domain 1.50-2.20pm (new stop) LAND USE RECOVERY PLAN - LINCOLN AND ROLLESTON Consultation is open until 9 October on future plans for central Rolleston and Lincoln. To find out more and make a submission see selwyn.govt.nz. Submission forms and more information is also available from Council libraries. DISCONTINUANCE OF PART OF STOCKWATER RACES

Meetings 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 (Council), Kate Anderson (Community Boards) 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 & COMMUNITY BOARDS Unless otherwise stated meetings are held at the Rolleston Council Building. Selwyn Waihora Zone Committee Tue 6 Oct 1pm Audit & Risk Subcommittee Wed 7 Oct 3pm Council Meeting Wed 14 Oct 1pm Followed by a Citizenship ceremony open to the public LOCAL COMMITTEES & ASSOCIATIONS Broadfield District Community Centre Committee Wed 7 Oct 7.30pm

Leeston Library & Service Centre High Street, Leeston Ph 347 2820 or 318 8338

Lincoln Library & Service Centre Gerald Street, Lincoln Ph 347 2875 or 318 8338

Selwyn Events WWW.SELWYN.GOVT.NZ/EVENTS

WEDNESDAY

30

SEPTEMBER

THURSDAY

1

Water Quality Lincoln Event Centre, 10am U3A Ellesmere presents Shelley McMurtrie to speak about fresh water quality issues. She has previously worked for NIWA & Christchurch City Council and is a research consultant

Family Fun Day Lincoln Event Centre,11am-2pm

OCTOBER

Clowns, face painting, sports, bouncy castles, music, Plunket car seat checks & more! BYO lunch. Gold coin donation. www.spn.org.nz

THURDAY

The Dog Park - Fun or Frightening

1

OCTOBER UNTIL

2

OCTOBER MONDAY

5

Rolleston Community Centre, 7pm A seminar covering issues you might see at the park, dog behaviour, safety tips & more. Gold coin donation, supper provided. Contact nzmevans@gmail.com

Spring Pool Fest Selwyn Aquatic Centre Fun sessions for kids from 1-3pm. Tuesday & Thursday: volleyball, Wednesday: inflatable obstacle course, Friday: Flippa Ball for year 4-7 children. Normal pool admission prices apply

Lincoln Envirotown Meeting Lincoln Event Centre, 7.30pm

OCTOBER

Council staff will provide an update on work on the Lincoln Town Centre Plan. All welcome. Contact 03 423 0456 or lincolnenvirotowntrust@gmail.com

SATURDAY

Multicultural Festival

10

OCTOBER SATURDAY

10

OCTOBER SUNDAY

11

OCTOBER

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

Lincoln Event Centre, 1-5pm Showcasing art, craft, music, dance, & food from local diverse nationalities. Hosted by the Rotary Club of Lincoln, with support from Council & other sponsors

Robert & Robyn Guyton Workshop Rolleston Community Centre, 9.45am-12pm Hear about this Riverton couple’s life in a thriving forest-garden & their work to help save heritage apple species. See selwyn. govt.nz/events for prices & booking

Spring Fling Broadfield Garden, 11am-5pm Lincoln & Districts Community Care fundraiser. Live music, garden tours, arts & crafts, food, children’s activities. $20 adults, school children free. www.lincolncomcare.co.nz

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18

SELWYN TIMES

TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 29 2015

Selwyn Community Board News

Be prepared for

springtime wind storms

The Board held its September meeting at the West Melton Community Hall. Members received an update from the Defence Force representative. The meeting also agreed to investigate an interpretation panel outlining the areas history at Cream Can Corner (Corner Goulds and Lowes Roads) where local farmers left milk for collection by the Tai Tapu Co-op Dairy Company. Board members were concerned Rolleston had very little early history left and felt it was important to acknowledge our past history. The Board allocated a grant to West Melton Primary School to help fund an educational trip later this year. The Board will attend the Rolleston Fireworks on 7 November and be at the Council tent. We would like to let the wider Selwyn Central community know that the Community Board has grants available to support community groups and individuals – to find out more about the grants and associated criteria, visit www.selwyn.govt.nz/grants. The next Board meeting will be 21 October at the Council in Rolleston.

Lincoln Town Centre Plan update Damage from the September 2013 wind storm (photo courtesy of Orion)

September is the start of Spring. Strong winds can occur at any time of the year but gusty nor’ west winds are especially common in springtime. In September 2013 Selwyn experienced its worst wind storm in nearly four decades, with winds gusting over 150 kilometres an hour in some areas. This caused power outages to 28,000 homes in Selwyn and Christchurch and extensive damage to trees and property. The first step in being prepared is to check weather forecasts regularly so you know if strong wind is forecast. You can also join the Selwyn Gets Ready website. The website is a database which provides local community response teams with information on who needs help in an emergency and what resources and skills are available in the community. It is also used to send emails warning of severe weather. To join, visit www.selwyn.getsready.net. Orion is reminding property owners to trim trees near power lines. For information about who can safely trim trees phone Orion on (03) 363 9898 or 0800 363 9898. If strong winds are forecast there are a number of sensible steps you can take to help protect your home and family: · Bring outdoor furniture, rubbish bins and anything else that can be moved by wind indoors · When the wind is strong stay indoors, closing windows and doors · Power outages are common after high winds so be prepared for this. Check you have bottled water, non-perishable food, a can opener, a first aid kit, a torch and essential medical supplies at hand. You may also wish to fill bathtubs and sinks with water to flush the toilet · Have a supply of torches and extra batteries handy. Do not use candles (they are a fire risk) or kerosene lamps, which require ventilation and are not designed for indoor use · Check www.selwyn.govt.nz for information and advice, power outage details are posted at www.oriongroup.co.nz. If the power goes out listen to Radio New Zealand for information · Stay off the roads if strong winds are forecast – driving may be dangerous due to fallen trees, power lines and other hazards. Driving at night after a major wind storm should be avoided as there could be hazards which you won’t be able to see · Do not touch downed power lines – keep at least ten metres away as they may be live. Report these to Orion on (03) 363 9898 or 0800 363 9898. The Council can be contacted on 347 2800 or 318 8338 if assistance is required. Power outages should be reported to Orion on 0800 363 9898.

The Council has been working on developing a town centre plan for Lincoln. This document is a framework for the future development of Lincoln town centre. It outlines opportunities that exist to coordinate development in the centre of Lincoln. It aims to ensure that development is of a high quality and the village atmosphere is retained. The plan is expected to be released for public consultation in November.

Selwyn hosts exhibition of Gandhi photographs Selwyn residents will have a rare opportunity to view a historic collection of photographs of Indian spiritual and political leader Mahatma Gandhi. The 34 photographs of Gandhi were taken by Dr Dahdboy Rustam Wadia in the 1940s. They include portraits and informal photographs of Gandhi with his friends, followers and other leaders of the Indian independence movement. The exhibition opens on Friday 2 October, at 7pm. Limited tickets to the opening event are available. The free public exhibition runs at Lincoln Event Centre on Saturday 3 and Sunday 4 October and from Friday 9 to Sunday 11 October. It is open from 9am to 4pm. Images from the exhibition will also be displayed as smaller photographs at Darfield Library during Darfield Artweek from 10 to 17 October. The Selwyn Arts Trust and Selwyn District Council are presenting the exhibition. The photos are from a private collection made available with the support of Surinder and Archna Tandon. To request a ticket to the opening event email arts@selwyn.govt.nz or phone 347 2722.

On the roads this week The Council is laying new water pipes in south east Rolleston to service new properties. Pipes are being laid along roadsides on Springston Rolleston and Dynes Road. Works along Springston Rolleston Road is now complete and work is expected to be completed along Dynes Road by this Friday. Dynes Road is currently one way allowing traffic to travel from Springston Rolleston Road to Goulds Road. A diversion is in place this week with traffic planning to travel north down Dynes Road diverted through Goulds Road. From Monday 5 October, Dynes Road will be open to two way traffic again. Kerb and channel and footpath work is taking place along part of Goulds Road near Foster Recreation Park but the road is open. Footpath maintenance work is also planned in Leeston township.

Consultation on Central Plains Water loan

Road repairs are planned to the following roads which will remain open while work takes place: Duck Pond, Ellesmere, Leeston Dunsandel, Jollies, and Leeston and Lake Roads.

The Council is currently consulting on a proposal to amend its Long-Term Plan 2015-25 to allow an $8 million loan to be made to Central Plains Water Limited to fund design work for the next stage of the Central Plains Water Enhancement Scheme. More information about this proposal is set out in a feature in this week’s Selwyn Times, online at www.selwyn.govt.nz, and from Council offices and libraries. Public meetings to discuss the proposal will be held at:

Shoulder removal work is taking place along roadsides to improve drainage of water. Ponding of water on the road can cause potholes and edge damage. These roads are open while work takes place: Leeston and Lake, Lower Lake, Harts, Washbournes, and McEvedys Roads. Maintainance grading work is planned along roads in the following areas: Hororata, Windwhistle, Dunsandel and Hororata.

· Darfield Recreation Centre on Tuesday 6 October, 7pm · Dunsandel Sports Centre on Wednesday 7 October, 7pm · Rolleston Council offices on Thursday 8 October, 7pm

Intersection improvements are taking place at the Boundary Road/ Weedons Road intersection. The intersection is open but minor traffic delays could occur at peak times.

Council Call CC280915

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

Rolleston Library Rolleston Drive, Rolleston Ph 347 2880 or 318 8338

Darfield Library & Service Centre 1 South Terrace, Darfield Ph 318 8338 or 347 2800

SELWYN TIMES

TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 29 2015

Notices MALVERN & ELLESMERE AREA PLANS The first stage of consultation on the Malvern and Ellesmere Area Plans has been completed. Consultation ran from 27 July - 28 August and included local drop in sessions and online comment options. The consultation sought feedback on the themes of communities and township character, growth and development, transport and infrastructure. A summary of submissions is now available at www.selwyn. govt.nz/areaplans and at Council libraries/service centres. The feedback from consultation will complement technical information being gathered to help to form Draft Area Plans and township specific growth strategies. The information in the summary of submissions is intended to help the Council in making decisions on the development of Local Area Plans but is not a final decision on where growth will occur, or what services are provided. Those decisions will be made after receiving local area plan submissions. The Draft Ellesmere and Malvern Area Plans are expected to be released for public consultation in late February 2016. The final plans are expected to be adopted by the Council in late June 2016. Any queries on the summary of submissions, or Area Plans can be directed to Andrew Mactier, on 347 2800, 318 8338 or by emailing andrew.mactier@ selwyn.govt.nz. SENIOR NET AGM To be held on Monday 19 October, 12pm at Lincoln Event Centre. All welcome.

DOG PARK CLOSURE

Selwyn District Council, pursuant to the Local Government Act 2002, advises its intention to discontinue the following sections of water races:

Ellesmere Scheme 1. Closure of 5.4km of race through 6 properties east of South Two Chain Road near Breadings Road 2. Closure of 8.3km of race through 9 properties east of Cowans Road north of Lochheads Road 3. Closure of 4km of race through 5 properties west of Cowans Road and south of Southbridge Leeston Road 4. Formalise closure of 3.2km of race through 2 properties off Sharlands Road south of South Two Chain Road 5. Formalise closure of races through 1 property below Sharlands Road between Ardlui and Mitchells Roads 6. Closure of 9.7km of race through 6 properties south of Wrights Road at South Two Chain Road 7. Closure of 8.3km of race through 5 properties south of Westenras Road 8. Closure of Haldon intake and 4.5km of downstream races to Hororata Dunsandel Road through 3 properties Paparua Scheme 9. Closure of 0.37km of race through Izone stage 7 north of Railway Road. These closures are considered to be of low significance and do not alter the intended level of service of the overall water race schemes. Directly affected ratepayers have agreed to close these water races. Detailed information including maps can be viewed at www. selwyn.govt.nz/wrclosure or at the Council offices in Rolleston. For more information contact Jo Golden on 347 2800 or waterraces@selwyn.govt.nz by 16 October 2015.

Broadfield Hall Darfield Recreation & Community Centre Committee Mon 5 Oct 7.30pm Darfield Recreation Centre Darfield Township Committee Thurs 15 Oct 7.30pm Darfield Library Doyleston Community Committee Wed 14 Oct 7.30pm Osborne Park Pavilion Hororata Reserve Management Committee Wed 7 Oct 7.30pm Hororata Reserve Admin Building Kirwee Recreation Reserve Management Committee Mon 12 Oct 7.30pm Kirwee Reserve Pavilion Ladbrooks Community Hall Committee Fri 9 Oct 7.45pm Ladbrooks Community Centre Leeston Community Committee Mon 5 Oct 7.30pm, Leeston Library Community Room Lincoln Community Committee Mon 12 Oct 7.30pm Lincoln Event Centre Lincoln Event Centre Governance Committee Wed 30 Sept 7.30pm Lincoln Event Centre Prebbleton Public Hall Society Inc.

Mon 12 Oct 7.30pm Prebbleton Hall - AGM Sheffield/Waddington Community Committee Thurs 15 Oct 7.30pm Sheffield Community Hall Springfield Township Committee Tue 6 Oct 7.30pm, Tawera Hall Springston Hall Committee Thurs 1 Oct 7.30pm Springston Hall Tai Tapu Community Association Inc. Wed 7 Oct 7.30pm Tai Tapu Library Weedons Reserve Committee Mon 12 Oct 7.30pm Weedons Reserve Pavilion West Melton Community Centre Committee Tue 29 Sep 7.30pm, West Melton Community Centre West Melton Residents Association Wed 14 Oct 7.30pm, West Melton Community Centre Windwhistle District Society Incorporated AGM Tue 29 Sep 7pm Windwhistle School Library All welcome for this AGM Whitecliffs Township & Domain Committee Mon 12 Oct 7.30pm Glentunnel Hall

Rolleston Dog Park will be closed to the public on Saturday 3 October from 8.30am-4pm and on Sunday 4 October from 7.30am-4 pm. The Selwyn Dog Training Club is holding their flygility and agility competitions. You are welcome to come and watch but please don’t bring your dog. MOBILE LIBRARY TIMETABLE Wednesday 30 September Hororata School* 11.30am -1pm Greendale School* 1.20-1.50pm *These are community and school stops Thursday 1 October Paradise for Little Angels, Rolleston 1.30-2pm Tai Tapu Playcentre 10-10.30am Tuesday 6 October Tai Tapu Monkeys & Munchkins 10-10.30am Whippersnappers Lincoln 10.45-11.15am West Melton Learning Centre 1.30-1.50pm West Melton Domain 1.50-2.20pm (new stop) LAND USE RECOVERY PLAN - LINCOLN AND ROLLESTON Consultation is open until 9 October on future plans for central Rolleston and Lincoln. To find out more and make a submission see selwyn.govt.nz. Submission forms and more information is also available from Council libraries. DISCONTINUANCE OF PART OF STOCKWATER RACES

Meetings 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 (Council), Kate Anderson (Community Boards) 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 & COMMUNITY BOARDS Unless otherwise stated meetings are held at the Rolleston Council Building. Selwyn Waihora Zone Committee Tue 6 Oct 1pm Audit & Risk Subcommittee Wed 7 Oct 3pm Council Meeting Wed 14 Oct 1pm Followed by a Citizenship ceremony open to the public LOCAL COMMITTEES & ASSOCIATIONS Broadfield District Community Centre Committee Wed 7 Oct 7.30pm

Leeston Library & Service Centre High Street, Leeston Ph 347 2820 or 318 8338

Lincoln Library & Service Centre Gerald Street, Lincoln Ph 347 2875 or 318 8338

Selwyn Events WWW.SELWYN.GOVT.NZ/EVENTS

WEDNESDAY

30

SEPTEMBER

THURSDAY

1

Water Quality Lincoln Event Centre, 10am U3A Ellesmere presents Shelley McMurtrie to speak about fresh water quality issues. She has previously worked for NIWA & Christchurch City Council and is a research consultant

Family Fun Day Lincoln Event Centre,11am-2pm

OCTOBER

Clowns, face painting, sports, bouncy castles, music, Plunket car seat checks & more! BYO lunch. Gold coin donation. www.spn.org.nz

THURDAY

The Dog Park - Fun or Frightening

1

OCTOBER UNTIL

2

OCTOBER MONDAY

5

Rolleston Community Centre, 7pm A seminar covering issues you might see at the park, dog behaviour, safety tips & more. Gold coin donation, supper provided. Contact nzmevans@gmail.com

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Robert & Robyn Guyton Workshop Rolleston Community Centre, 9.45am-12pm Hear about this Riverton couple’s life in a thriving forest-garden & their work to help save heritage apple species. See selwyn. govt.nz/events for prices & booking

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Summary for consultation

Amendment to Long-Term Plan 2015-2025 Loan to Central Plains Water Ltd Selwyn District Council is undertaking public consultation on a proposal to provide a loan of $8 million to Central Plains Water Limited (CPWL), to help fund design work for the next stage of the Central Plains Water Enhancement Scheme.

Benefits of the scheme

Full details of the proposal are provided in the Consultation Document, which is available: ∙ online at www.selwyn.govt.nz ∙ from Council offices, 2 Norman Kirk Drive, Rolleston ∙ from Council service centres at Leeston, Lincoln and Darfield

The Council considers the development of the scheme will provide economic benefit both directly to landowners and indirectly to a range of service industries, primarily through new employment on farms or within related industries.

If you would like a copy of the Consultation Document sent to you please phone the Council on 347 2800 or 318 8338.

Central Plains Water Enhancement Scheme

Economic

A recent report on economic benefits of the scheme estimates that the completed scheme will result in $268 million extra direct and indirect revenue for the Canterbury economy, and 849 extra jobs. The proposal is consistent with the Council’s Community Outcome for “a prosperous community” – that Selwyn has a strong economy, and that the Council will support the district’s agricultural and other land-based sectors.

Environmental CPWL states that the fully operational scheme will deliver environmental benefits for the area. In Stage 1 the scheme replaces ground water use with surface water irrigation supplied by new alpine water. This will contribute to water levels in lowland streams being restored and water quality improved for Te Waihora/Lake Ellesmere.

Risk and security The Council recognises there are higher risks involved in this type of investment, compared to other commercial investments. The risks associated with the proposed loan primarily relate to the risk of CPWL not receiving the required funding to proceed with either the design, the construction or the operation of Stage 2+ of the scheme. A full analysis of the risks, and the mitigation proposed by the Council, is included in the Consultation Document. The Council has previously advanced funds to CPWL for Stage 1, to which security (ie the resource consents for the water takes) was attached. That security is not now available, as the banks providing debt finance to CPWL have now taken all of that security. Central Plains Water is an irrigation scheme being developed in Selwyn. Once fully developed, it is expected to be one of the largest irrigation schemes in the South Island, irrigating 60,000 hectares of the Canterbury plains west of SH1 between the Rakaia and Waimakariri Rivers. The scheme is designed to use run of river water from the Rakaia and Waimakariri Rivers, linked by a 56km headrace canal and channeling water through 400km of piped gravity distribution system. The scheme is being developed in stages: Stage 1, covering approximately 23,000 hectares between the Rakaia and Hororata Rivers, opened in August 2015 and irrigation commenced on 1 September 2015. Stage 2+ of the scheme is expected to cover approximately 33,500 hectares between Hororata and Darfield, plus 3,500 hectares in the Sheffield area. Construction of this stage is scheduled to start in September 2016. CPWL provides more information on the scheme at: www.cpwl.co.nz

Selwyn District Council’s involvement Selwyn District Council previously provided a $5.84 million loan to assist with design work on Stage 1 of the scheme. This was fully repaid in March 2014, along with $1.2 million in interest. CPWL made a request to borrow funds in their submission to Selwyn District Council’s 2014/15 Annual Plan, and the potential for a loan was referred to in the final 2014/15 Annual Plan. After further research and investigation, the Council has now resolved to formally consider the investment request from CPWL. Other funding for Stage 2+ design work would be provided by CPWL itself ($4 million), and the Ministry of Primary Industries ($3.7 million, and a further application for $4.3 million to be made).

By way of security for the loan, the banks are offering the Council a licence to use the scheme’s water rights, not already used to make Stage 1 operational. CPWL will make available the scheme’s Stage 1 intake and headrace infrastructure, provided this does not limit the operation of stage one of the scheme.

Funding the loan If approved, the loan would be funded from existing cash balances. The interest rate proposed is 10% per annum and the term of the loan is expected to be approximately 18 months. The loan would be repaid once funding is in place for the construction of Stage 2+.

Impact on the Long-Term Plan 2015-2025 The Council proposes to amend its Long Term Plan to include an additional assumption in relation to the proposed loan. The amendment will also have an impact on the Council’s prospective financial statements, particularly forecast interest revenue: based on an interest rate of 10% on the proposed loan, the amount of interest income would be higher than that assumed in the Long Term Plan 2015-25.

Have your say

Public meetings

Consultation on the proposal closes at 5pm on Monday 26 October. Submissions can be made ∙ using the online submission form at www.selwyn.govt.nz/haveyoursay ∙ using the submission form enclosed with the Consultation Document, available at Council offices and service centres ∙ by email to: cpwl@selwyn.govt.nz Other information including links to additional supporting documents, can be found at: www.selwyn.govt.nz/haveyoursay

Public meetings to discuss the proposal, attended by representatives of Selwyn District Council and CPWL will be held at: ∙ Darfield Recreation Centre, Tuesday 6 October, 7pm ∙ Dunsandel Sports Centre, Wednesday 7 October, 7pm ∙ Rolleston: Selwyn District Council offices, Thursday 8 October, 7pm

Public hearings Public hearings on submissions to the proposal will be heard by the Council on Monday 2 November. Anyone who has made a submission is welcome to speak to their submission at the hearing.

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GRASSROOTS SPORT Ellesmere golf results Saturday’s Ellesmere Golf Club results A stableford competition was held for men and ladies. Ladies: Jane Pangborn, 82.9.73 and 36 points ocb, 1; Diane Boon, 36, 2. Senior men: Chris Robinson, 79.12.67 and 41 points, 1; Peter Burnett, 40 ocb, 2; Ian Fever, 40 ocb, 3; Noel Lowery, 40, 4; Aaron Chapman, 39, 5; Gary McGill, 38, 6. Intermediate men: Ken Hearn, 85.17.68 and 40 points ocb, 1; Jason McMillan, 39. 3, 2; John Templeton, 38. 4, 3; Grant Chesterman, 36 ocb, 4. Nearest the pin: No 2 Paul Bailey, no 9 Alan Miller, no 11 Steve Vivian, no 14 John Templeton. Twos: No 9 Michael Williams, Paul Bailey, Alan Miller, no 14 Ray Anderson.

Rugby results

IN FRONT: Prebbleton resident Sam Meecham won the year 6 boys’ race at the Inter-Regional Schools Cross Country near Blenheim on Thursday. Sam was representing Canterbury against teams from from around the South Island and Wellington. The races were run on a tough course through Wither Hills Farm Park. Runners qualified by finishing in the top 10 at the Primary Sports Canterbury Cross Country Championships at Halswell in June. PHOTO: MIKE WALEN

FAMILY TIES: Rolleston siblings Zoe and William McMeeken also put in a good showing for Canterbury. Zoe finished 10th in the year 7 girls’ race and William was 17th in the year 5 boys.

Canterbury Country rugby results from the weekend – including the final of the South Island Invitational Tournament featuring Canterbury Country’s seniors. The Canterbury Country under-48kg and under 65kg teams wrap-up their South Island Primary School Tournament in Timaru today. Tasman Griffins 43 Canterbury Country seniors 6, Canterbury Metro development under-18 27 Canterbury Country under-18 12, Canterbury Country under-17 35 North Canterbury under-18 selection 10, Canterbury Country under-16 58 Marlborough under-16 7, Metro Red under-15 24 Canterbury Country under-15 12, Canterbury Country under-14 106 Marlborough under-14 0, Canterbury Country under-13 21, Marlborough under-13 19.

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Cricket season shake-up to make even contests BY TOM DOUDNEY

Mismatches should be a thing of the past when the new Canterbury Country Cricket season begins on Saturday. The competition has been given a shake-up with the top level reduced from eleven to eight teams and rebranded as the ‘premier grade.’ The move has been made to cut down the number of one-sided contests. The premier grade will include Lincoln, Weedons, Leeston-Southbridge, Greendale, South Malvern, Sefton, Oxford and Southbrook.

The three teams moving down a level to the new ‘senior grade’ are Kirwee, Diamond Harbour-Kaituna and Amberley. Canterbury Cricket Country executive officer Peter Devlin said plans to refine the format of the competition had been in the works since the North Canterbury and Ellesmere competitions were combined in 2013. The past two seasons had given an opportunity to see which teams were best placed to compete at the top level. “We are endeavouring to make the competitions more competitive and have them playing in the

grade they should be playing,” Mr Devlin said. The change had been made in consultation with the clubs and he believed it was to the benefit of all teams. “We are hoping there won’t be any more mismatches as the reality was when we had eleven teams, there were several mismatches.” First round match-ups: •Lincoln v Oxford at Lincoln •Sefton v Greendale at Sefton •Leeston-Southbridge v South Malvern at Leeston •Southbrook v Weedons at Southbrook

Lincoln triple picks up bowls trophy

WELL DONE: Prebbleton School pupils Abby Kettles and Mikayla Whalley won the girls lawn bowls competition at the recent Koru games. They received their medals from Crusaders coach Todd Blackadder. The Selwyn Times incorrectly reported last week that Ellesmere College were the only Selwyn school to have a winning team in one of the seven sports contested for the games.

REWARDED: From left, Mundy Carrol, Martin Rowson and Michael Begg were presented with a trophy for winning the Canterbury junior triples title in February. As it was a new competition, no trophy was available at the time. The trophy was presented by Bowls Canterbury president Brian Barker, right, at a recent Lincoln Bowling Club open day. A cool afternoon saw about 50 members having their first friendly games for the summer season. An afternoon tea followed and the club’s annual sales table raised $187 for Lincoln & Districts Community Care.

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3. Perennial favourites Some half-hardy perennials, such as begonias, pelargoniums (geraniums) and lobelia, are treated as annuals and discarded at the end of the growing season – though they can be easily overwintered if given protection in frost-prone areas. Perfect for long-lasting displays of seasonal colour, these hardworking beauties look fabulous when planted en masse.

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Good old pelargoniums (geraniums) can always be relied upon to provide a long-lasting display in any summer bedding scheme.

4. Beguiling bulbs Don’t forget the ever-popular appeal of flowering bulbs for marking the change in seasons and providing a burst of colour. Spring favourites, such as daffodils, crocus, alliums and tulips, are a wonderful way to herald the arrival of a fresh growing season. Though the blooms are shorter-lasting than other plants, spring bulbs can be teamed up with other longer-flowering spring beauties for a dazzling display.

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Ford manufactured the Landau in Australia from late 1973 until 1976. During that time, 1385 two- and fourdoor models rolled off the production line before the model was discontinued. Marcus’s Landau was the 14th produced. It was also the fourth and last Ford Landau sold new in New Zealand. “The first 20 Landaus were basically GT 500 Mustangs underneath with drivetrain, brakes, different suspension and roof line to the Xb Falcon GT Coupe,” advises Marcus. “The following models were Australian-specked Falcons underneath. The Landau is a four-

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MAZDA6: Wealth of choices throughout the range. diesel wagon Limited which this dealership. At 100km/h the instanevaluation focuses on. taneous readout hovers around 5.6l/100km. Anyone who regularly reads my If you stack up all of these figcolumn will tell that you I’m an avid diesel convert, and the turbo- ures, the end result is a strong, charged twin-camshaft unit in the efficient engine which gets about its business tirelessly without Mazda6 is one of my favourites, wasting the world’s fossil reserves. it is so undiesel-like, it is revvy, I also applaud Mazda for stickpunchy, and so darn quiet. It is ing with the traditional. Power is also powerful at 129kW with a channelled through a conventional hefty 420Nm of torque available six-speed automatic transmission. from 2000rpm. Mazda hasn’t been tempted by And like all diesels it is rated with a phenomenal fuel usage rat- continuously variable transmission, instead it has decided that ing. According to Mazda it will there is still a place for torque sip fuel at the rate of 5.4-litres per 100km (52mpg) on a combined converter-type automatic gearboxes, as such, you just feel part of cycle average, which worked well the mechanical process. with the 6.6l/100km (43mpg) figFor the record, the Mazda6 in ure showing on the trip computer this form will lunge to 100km/h when I took the car back to the

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Driveways

Prices to your budget

SWAINS KIWI KERB

Pensioner discounts

Quality Workmanship Over 10 Years Experience

Ph 022-324-8175

Need a hand?  Lawns & edges  New garden est  Gardening  Hedge trimming  Handyman jobs  Casual or One off

PaiNtER A & G Decorating, 30 years experience, painting, wallpainting, plasterering, free quotes, ph 021 109 3565 or 021 533 147 PaiNtER Top quality work, interior/ exterior, pensioners discount, free quotes, 30 years experience, I stand by Canterbury, ph Wayne your friendly painter 03 385-4348 or 027 274-3541

Phone Mike Lineton 022 341 8848 Your local Selwyn District Gardener/ Handyman

PLaStERiNg SELWYN PLASTERING Stopping Interior Plastering, alterations & renovations, free quotes, On Board Ltd ph Bruce 027 577-8007

PESt coNtRol • Spider proofing & fly control • all other pest problems • Industrial & domestic pest control

PLUMBiNg Gasfitting & drainage, Mike Cairns has an experienced team who can deliver the total package, as well as radiator & underfloor heating. We are available for new & refurbishment. Happy to travel anywhere, ph 021 132 8929 or 03 326 7949

DRIVEWAY CONSTRUCTION & Quote

Free Measure • Asphalt • Chipseal • Driveways • Chip • Kerb PH 0800 081- 400 • 980-1123 Mob 0274 325 457

Driveways

HARRIS BULLDOZING LIMITED

• Driveways • Car Parks • Lifestyle Blocks • Site Clearing & General Earthmoving

Rob & Scott WaRloW Servicing Selwyn Area Since 1987 Qualified & Experienced Professional

PLUMBER All work undertaken promptly and efficiently by experienced craftsman plumber. Rob 329-6228 or 027 229-9392.

Ph 347 9545

office: 03 337 9553 Rob: 027 436 1169 Scott: 021 168 6118 Member of Pest Management Assoc. of NZ

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Fax 347 9549 Mark 021 345 571 or Paul 021 705 996 Email harrisbull@xtra.co.nz All Work Guaranteed Please phone for a free quote

RiDE ON LawN MOwiNg residential, commercial, sections etc Ph Pete 027 221 1217 or 342-4228 tiLiNg Quality jobs done on time. All aspects of tiling, waterproofing. Certified Reg Master Tiler. Ph Dave 027 334 4125 t.V. SERViCE CENtRE Repairs, tvs, microwaves, stereos, DVD, aerial installations and kitsets 301 Brougham Street, ph 03 379 1400 VHS ViDEO taPES & all camera tapes converted to DVD, video taping, weddings, twenty firsts, special occasions, www.grahamsvideo.co.nz ph 03 338-1655

BUILDERS LTD

Need a hand?  Lawns & edges  New garden est  Gardening  Hedge trimming  Handyman jobs  Casual or One off

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Phone Mike Lineton 022 341 8848 Your local Selwyn District Gardener/ Handyman

Real Estate

ROLLESTON HOUSE WANTED

$500,000 - $800,000 Genuine cash buyers looking to purchase a large family home in Rolleston. Must be modern, 4+ bedrooms and over 250sqm. Will also look at sections or large home to rent while we build. Phone/text 0275 507 487

Renovations Extensions Kitchens Re-Roofing Insurance Work

Phone Keith: 027274 9359 or (03) 325-4452 ktmbuilders@xtra.co.nz

ACE HIGH PLUMBING All Plumbing

Fully Qualified Builder

Showroom at Larcombs Road and Home Ideas Centre, Mandeville Street

The genuine custom made garage door professionals

Gasfitting Drainlaying Blocked Drains Log Fires, Wetbacks Gas Hotwater

Phone 021 454 864

Garage Doors, Auto Openers, EQC Quotes, Repairs and Maintenance, One off Custom Made Designs...

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TyPEs of garagE doors: Cedar Door, Glass & Acrylic doors, Flat Panel insulated range, Pressed Panel Doors, Ribline doors, Tilt doors, Roller Doors, flush mounted doors.

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Phone: 0800 661 366 • Fax: 03 347 8363 9020599AA

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Factory: 276 Larcombs Road, R.D. 8 Weedons, Christchurch

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