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Hank waits for his turn to be a calendar boy „„ By Georgia O’Connor-Harding HANK THE border collie cross is looking for a new home. And if he gets one, the twoyear-old just might feature in Dogwatch Sanctuary Trust’s calendar – but not until 2019. The trust’s 2018 calendars are

now on sale, featuring rescued dogs which have been rehomed. Hank, a bright, lovely and playful animal, according to trust manager Pam Howard, has been without a home since October. Mrs Howard said many people had wanted to adopt Hank,

but so far the right match hadn’t been found. Hank had been at the city council pound before arriving at the trust, and had some “quirks” she said. She described Hank as “resource guarder” – a dog that growls and snarls at other

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POPULAR camping spots, damaged in the floods that raged across Selwyn earlier this year, have re-opened in the nick of time for the holidays. Coes Ford and Chamberlains Ford are back up and running after the Selwyn River burst its banks with a peak flow of 697 cumecs, ripping through both camping grounds and damaging nearly everything in its path. Unsafe river fords were closed, children were sent home from school and properties in Leeston flooded as wet weather lashed the district earlier this year. District council reserves officer Chris Burke said the camping grounds were in a sorry state and required an incredible amount of work and perseverance over the last five months. “We are really pleased to have these two important camping grounds ready for the public to enjoy,” Mr Burke said. •Turn to page 9

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from the editor’s desk I’M A bit of a dog sort of person. Others might say I’m a dog of a bloke, and if they do, I’d probably take it as a compliment. That’s why I’ve featured the 2018 Dogwatch calendar in today’s paper. The calendar is a fundraiser for this great organisation and the canines which feature in it are ones that they have rescued and rehomed. The system works like this: The dogs which end up in council pounds have seven days to be collected. The pounds then have the unenviable job of giving them the chop or rehoming them. This is where Dogwatch comes in. If there’s room, unwanted dogs are taken in and then the search for a suitable home begins. Hank, who features on page 1, has been at Dogwatch since late October. He has a few quirks but otherwise is a lovely dog, as most border collies are. Photographer Martin Hunter said he played ball for the pic. It would be nice for Hank to have a home. Give Dogwatch a call on 981 4708. Also, if you’re a bit confused by our masthead today – Nor’West News, Western News, Selwyn Times – it’s because we’ve rolled three of our community newspapers into one. It happens at this time of the year. But our stand alone communities will be back in your letter boxes on Tuesday, January 9. –Barry Clarke

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„„ By Georgia O’Connor-Harding CHILDREN across Canterbury received a Christmas surprise in the mail – a personalised letter from a special man in a big red suit. Letters from Santa Claus have travelled all the way from the North Pole to children in Canterbury in response to the children’s wish list requests. The Cat’s Pyjamas Preschool and Nursery based in West Melton was one of many pre-schools and primary schools in New Zealand to receive the letters. The pre-school’s inventors, adventure and navigator classrooms had their Santa letters handed out to them at their Christmas concert recently. With a bit of help from New Zealand Post, Santa sent 73,000 letters to children in 1102 schools and early childhood education centres across the country. The Cat’s Pyjamas Preschool and Nursery owner Tracy Summerfield said the children were “blown away” and appreciated the gesture from NZ Post. She said the opportunity for children to write their letters to Santa was great for their literacy skills. Hatchimals, dolls, toy tractors, trucks, racing cars

CEMETERY EXPANSION The Fendalton-WaimairiHarewood Community Board has requested city council staff investigate the possibility of expanding Avonhead Park Cemetery. A staff feasibility report will be presented back to the board in the new year and the board will then decide whether or not to include it in its submission on the Long Term Plan. SPECIAL SURPRISE: (From left) – Anna Van Zyl, Pedro Pellizzari, Mack Smith and Ruby Bowden of The Cat’s Pyjamas Preschool and Nursery with their letters from Santa Claus. PHOTO: MARTIN HUNTER

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News Wind and falling branch cause of fire „„ By Georgia O’Connor-Harding SEVERE WIND and a falling branch caused a powerpole to catch fire in Leeston last week. The Leeston Volunteer Fire Brigade was called out to the fire at Lochheads Rd at about 4.30pm last Tuesday. Chief fire officer Lloyd Clausen said a severe southerly wind change caused a branch to break off a tree which fell across powerlines and caught fire. The branch then fell to the ground causing a small grass fire which burnt back towards the base of the pole. Mr Clausen said while the power pole wasn’t badly damaged, it was replaced by an Orion contractor. The replacement of the pole briefly caused a power outage along the road.

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Doggone good calendars •From page 1 Hank is one of 12 dogs the trust is currently trying to rehome. In a bid to continue rehoming abandoned dogs, the trust has teamed up with Community Energy Action to create the 2018 calendar. The calendar’s message this year focuses on raising awareness for the rescuing and re-homing of abandoned dogs and educate people about energy efficiency. “It is a combined effort that has gone down very well. Some dogs just do not cope with cold weather,” Mrs Howard said. The trust has been producing calendars since about 2011. Funds raised go towards the operation of the rescue centre. “We have always had huge support from the community but this year we were sponsored by CEA. They have done a fantastic job,” Mrs Howard said. Dogwatch is a charitable trust which rescues and re-homes dogs and puppies which have ended up in the Christchurch, Selwyn and Waimakariri pounds. After a seven day holding period the council becomes the legal owner and either re-homes the dog or puts it down.

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If no one claims the dogs, Dogwatch is contacted and if it has kennel space dogs are taken into its care. •Calendars are available for purchase online at www. cea.co.nz/dogs or from Dogwatch Sanctuary Trust at its adoption centre on 230 Dyers Rd and the CEA at 299 Tuam St.

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Community centre almost ready for move to Shirley „„ By Julia Evans MACFARLANE PARK is one step closer to becoming the transitional St Albans Community Centre building’s new home. The plan to move the building from Colombo St to the Shirley park was finalised at an extraordinary PapanuiInnes Community Board meeting this month. However, according to a city council staff report, resource consent still needs to be granted and the park’s classification changed. “Council staff will seek to change the reserve classification from Recreation Reserve to Local Purpose (Community Building) Reserve; there is a process to follow as outlined within the Reserves Act 1977, and the outcome is not able to be pre-determined,” the report said. If consent is granted but the classification is not changed, the

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SCHOOLS Room 10 •Micaiah Veer - Room 11 •Lucy Cox - Room 11 •Benson Lee - Room 12 •Noel Ham - Room 12 •Oliver Kitchingman Room 13 •Mi-Ana Chesney Room 13 •Adelia Orr - Room 14 •Oliver Peters - Room 14 •Oliver Burgess Room 15 •Chelsie Richards Room 15 •Logan Randall Room 16 •Sam Li - Room 17 •Annabelle Kang Room 18 •Rileigh AndersonEades - Room 18 •Chloe Salmons Room 19 •Lucas Yee - Room 19 Striving to obtain personal best •Kiera Brown - Room 1 •Kaitlin McNally Room 2 •Kelly Hodder - Room 3 •Akhila Sharma - Room 4 •Robbie de Groot-Tsuji - Room 5 •Meagan Raadgever -

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•Fenix-Lee Raasch - Room 7 •Hamish Thomas - Room 8 •Éabha Dalton - Room 9 •Edwin Tie - Room 10 •Isla Sangkop - Room 11 •Lilliah Poh - Room 12 •Shaia Sangkop - Room 13 •Morgan Campbell - Room 14 •Adeleyn Wade - Room 15 •Tjala James - Room 16 •Leyan Abdelfadil - Room 17 •Isiah Collins-Polata - Room 18 •Alice Carnie - Room 19 •Jamal Turay - Room 20 Sports awards •Team Waka - Mason Chawynski •Team Roto - Flyn Ritchie •Team Awa Nui - Olivia Paul •Team Moana- Zoe Lynch and Corban Farnely General Excellence Awards •Team Waka - Keira Pearman •Team Roto - Angelus (AJ) Parker •Team Awa Nui - Ryan Selinger •Team Moana - Satoi Miyamoto Special awards •Sportsman of the Year, Nicholls Trophy - Corben Stryder •Sportswoman of the Year Hannah Mackay •ESOL Excellence award Zora Tavernet •Oratory awards - Amelia Nicholls and Olivia Paul

•From page 1 “After the floods, we went straight into Coes once the water subsided. We cleaned all of the silt from the main toilet block and removed debris from the fences – just for the area to be reflooded another five times over the coming months,” he said. The district council also brought together some biodiversity experts to provide community help, removing river debris from plants and staking up flattened shrubs. At the Chamberlains Old Bridge Rd entrance broken fence lines were repaired, river debris was removed, shingle driveways were rebased and graded. Mr Burke said the current shingle drives were completely washed away leaving only a soil base. “We cleaned out the toilet areas and tested all equipment, checked the stability of all of the trees and removed any that had been compromised,” he said. The NZ Army also pitched in at Chamberlains, by providing 100 personnel for four hours through one of its youth programmes. The volunteers re-staked plants, removed river debris, hand picked stones off the turf areas and put topsoil around the roots of eroded shrubs.  “At Chamberlains Bethels Rd entrance, river shingle that had

WINNERS: Russley School’s student council president McKenzie Selinger (left) and senior dux Sylvie Yee.

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REOPENED: The entrance to Chamberlains Ford when it was closed after winter flooding.

been washed into area from the flood was removed, a large scour in the ground was filled in, the entire site was relevelled and the driveway was fixed,” Mr Burke said. At both sites there are currently small areas that are still not ready to be opened to the public. On south side of the Coes Ford, the toilet block needs to be relevelled on a raised mound as it was washed out during the floods. Due to massive amount of relevelling works and reinstatement works of the Chamberlains Ford site, the grass in the area needs time to recover and regenerate.  The district council has installed new signage at Coes and Chamberlains. It asks visitors to the area take time to read the new signs and follow the instructions.

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Saluting Ellesmere’s talented juniors THE RIKI Ellison Memorial Hall at Ellesmere College was packed with parents, students and teachers for the junior prize-giving. Students Lucy Barns, Emma Frandi, Emma Johnson, Margarida Dias, Ione Dennis and Lennox Dunn received top academic awards. Awards: •Lucy Barns - First in year 7 for academic excellence. Lucy likes english, mathematics and science. She plays basketball and represents the Canterbury under-13 girls team. She also plays netball for the school and Dunsandel. She likes to play the

guitar and ukulele. She hopes to become a paediatrician. •Emma Frandi - First in year 8 for academic excellence. At school she likes mathematics and plays netball. Out of school she plays netball for the Ellesmere club. •Emma Johnson - First in year 9 for academic excellence. Her favourite subjects are english, mathematics, science, social studies and physical education. She played a lead role in the school’s recent production Into the Woods JR. Her interests are music (plays piano and euphonium). She

plays in the Selwyn Youth Band. Other interests are tramping, tennis, netball and basketball. In the future she would like to be a professional engineer or a nurse. •Margarida Dias - First in year 10 for academic excellence. At school, her favourite subjects are DVC, science and mathematics. She pursues excellence in everything she does. Her interests are guitar

SCHOOLS and singing. She capably led her class in a recent waiata. Margarida likes football and plays for the mainland under-17 football team in Wellington and was not at the prize-giving because of this. In the future she would like to study to be a vet, a professional engineer or an architect. •Ione Dennis, Lennox Dunn - Tupu Award for whanua spirit. The award recognises students who supported their whanau in competitions, demonstrated leadership and were involved in all activities. Administration support teacher Lindsay Cook said

the award is hotly contested and in the past has gone to a single recipient. Ione loves art, mathematics, sport, especially netball. Other interests are playing netball for Southbridge, school volleyball and touch. In the future Ione wants to do something with art or science. Lennox loves physical education, history and hanging out with friends. His other interests are rugby, touch, ballet and he swims for the Southbridge Swim Club. Lennox’s future ambitions are to be a dancer.

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SUMMER FUN AND HOLIDAY GUIDE

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Fun trips to do in a day Selwyn stretches south to the Rakaia River, north to the Waimakariri River and west to the mountains, providing interesting places to explore. Some are well-known, others almost forgotten. Arthur’s Pass – Short walks through the township take in authentic baches, a quaint chapel and beech forest. There are also tramping tracks taking a few hours to several days. Look out for curious Keas. They peck at cars and steal what they can, and resist the temptation to feed them as this threatens their survival. Glentunnel – Many townships have domains ideal for sport and a picnic like Glentunnel. Check out the town’s historic buildings like the 1886 octagonal library built from bricks produced in the local kiln and museum (open every Sunday from 1-4pm). Hororata – A town with history, you can visit Coton’s Cottage (built in 1864) on fine Sunday afternoons while a little out of town the earthquake damaged, 1911 St John’s Church is a fine example of a local volcanic stone building. Coleridge Township – Originating as a result of the construction of the Coleridge Power Station, which opened in 1914 and still provides power to Christchurch, this sleepy holiday town sits on the banks of the Rakaia River, near to Lake Coleridge.

It has botanical easy walks and spacious picnic areas. Lake Ellesmere (Te Waihora) – This lake originally covered much of its surrounding farmland, explaining Greenpark and Lincoln’s good soil. There are a number of access points for boating, sailing, windsurfing, kayaking, jet-skiing, eeling, bird watching and duck shooting (in season). Driving along Kaitorete Spit for views across the lake and out to sea. Pack a fishing rod and picnic for an enjoyable and relaxing day out. Banks Peninsula – Lyttelton’s food establishments vary in their cuisine and include healthy options. The harbour is ideal for boating and the many bays ideal for swimming and picnics. Orton Bradley Park is great for large groups. Stroll through the park’s Rhododendron garden, around its historic buildings, or up the hill. A small charge applies for day visits and camping. Kaituna Valley has an intimate and

sheltered domain with a short walk along a babbling brook. Stop at the 1934 St Kentigern’s Anglican Church, built from reinforced concrete with a Kaituna stone façade and Oamaru stone faced windows.

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BEST BATHROOMS full renovation specialists, LBP, repairs & maintenance ph 03 3870770 or 027 245-5226 BRICK & BLOCK LAYING all restoration work and new work plus foundations, ph 342 9340 or 021 853 033 BRICKLAYER George Lockyer. Over 35 years bricklaying experience. UK trained. Licensed Building Practitioner number BP105608. Insurance work. EQC repairs. Heritage brickwork and stonework a speciality. No job too small. Governors Bay. Home 329-9344, Cell 027 684 4046, email georgelockyer@xtra.co.nz BUILDER For all building work but specialist in bathroom renovations, 30 yrs experience, with service and integrity. Free Quotes. Ph Lachlan 383-1723 or 0274 367-067.

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PLUMBER For prompt service for all plumbing maintenance, repairs and alterations. Phone Michael 364 7080 or 027 438 3943 T.V. SERVICE CENTRE Repairs, tvs, microwaves, stereos, DVD. Aerial installations and kitsets, 480 Moorhouse Ave, ph 03 379 1400 VHS VIDEO TAPES & all camera tapes converted to DVD, video taping special occasions, www.grahamsvideo.co.nz ph 03 338-1655

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Introducing our brand new purpose built retirement village in the heart of Shirley. Retirement just started looking a whole lot better in Shirley! The Village Palms offers affordable luxury and first class care. • One bedroom serviced apartments starting at $285,000 • Two serviced studio apartments for sale at $255,000 • Studio care rooms certified up to hospital level care $155,000

Call us on

022 321 1872 or Freephone 0800 THE VILLAGE for your own personal guided tour

At The Village Palms, we also offer the full continuum of care, with care suites, Rest Home & Hospital level rooms available with care delivered 24 hours a day by Registered Nurses and experienced staff.

The Village Palms - 31 Shirley Road, Shirley Where new memories are made

Community News 26-12-17  
Community News 26-12-17  

Community News 26-12-17