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Selwyn Times: May 10, 2016

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14 Tuesday May 10 2016 SELWYN TIMES If you know of a local achiever, email caitlin.miles@ Pop Up Cafe after new manager The youngest ever competitor in the Young Vegetable Growers competition was a Lincoln resident, who took second place. Lincoln Roper, 16, was the youngest person to ever compete in the 10 year history of the agricultural competition. The event was held at Riccarton Racecourse in Christchurch and had competitors from around the country compete in the mix of theoretical and practical challenges. National competition manager Kirsty de Jong said the competition showcases the industry’s top young talent. Lincoln said he felt a bit like the underdog, since he was the your LOCAL Achievers SUCCESS: Lincoln Roper accepting his prize from Horticulture New Zealand president Julian Raine. Lincoln’s Lincoln is a young vege grower youngest, but he was happy to represent Canterbury. “The other guys had degrees and stuff, I’m still in high school so it was quite a shock that I came second,” he said. Lincoln is currently a year 12 student at Lincoln High School where he studies horticulture, biology and agriculture. He also helps out at the family crop farm Roper and Sons which has helped him a lot in the competition. He’s been helping his parents on the farm since he was seven, where he has learnt many skills which came in handy like how to drive a tractor, cultivate and harvest crops and drilling and packing. CAITLIN MILES The district’s mobile Pop Up Cafe is looking for a young person to manage it. Darfield High School’s Emily de Rooy has been the face behind the cafe, a Selwyn Youth Council initiative, for the past year. But school commitments mean the 17-year-old needs to concentrate her energies elsewhere. Emily has been managing and working in the cafe, but also has the Stage Challenge and this is her last year of school. She is also on the Selwyn Youth Council, which operates the cafe. The cafe was started two years ago. It is organised and operated by students and aims to get young people in the community involved in business and learn useful skills. “It’s been a real learning experience, helping train people and setting up rosters and getting to learn more about business,” she said. The mobile cafe is at community events, outside of schools and at sports games. “It’s been a great way to be in the community and let people know about the youth council, and what we do,” she said. All profits made from the cafe go to the youth council, which then administers the money to people and organisations around Selwyn. “We help wherever we can, we get to help people reach TEAM: Harrison Crossley, Emily de Rooy and Elin Harris. Below: Emily busy with coffee making. their goals. There was one person who got into a really good sports team but couldn’t afford the uniform, so the youth council was able to help them out and provide funding.” Emily is now focused on getting more young people involved in the cafe and other youth events around Selwyn. “We want to include lots of young people, it’s a great chance to engage with the community and learn some skills,” she said. Emily is looking for someone else to take her role when the year is over and give them the chance to learn as much as she has. The Pop Up Cafe now has a spot at Foster Park in Rolleston every Saturday morning. Having the best to ensure great service When you need to rely on your outboard motor to get you home after a great day’s fishing or boating, it is essential to have had it serviced by the best people available in the business. The team at Butler Marine has been servicing outboard motors in their current business since 1987, and, even before that, boating and motors were in their blood. 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SELWYN TIMES Tuesday May 10 2016 15 your LOCAL Sports • From page 1 This has been a goal for Dominic for several years and his coach, Rodney Yee, has been helping him train Ellesmere rugby sub union results Luisetti Seeds division 1 – section 1: Saracens 43 beat Methven 18; Rolleston 29 lost to Kaiapoi 38; Burn/Duns/Irwell 61 beat Hampstead 15; Southbridge 39 beat Lincoln 10. Luisetti Seeds division 1 – Section 2: Southern 21 beat Rakaia 13; Waihora 33 beat Prebbleton 3; Oxford 14 lost to Darfield 16; Ohoka 12 lost to Celtic 53; Hornby 26 lost to Ashley 43. Ellesmere division 2: Kirwee 22 beat Banks Peninsula 8; Rolleston 5 lost to Springston 45; Burn/Duns/Irwell 20 lost to Prebbleton 21; Diamond Harbour 18 beat Darfield 12; Southbridge 5 lost to Lincoln 8; Hornby bye. Teen US-bound for prestigious golf champs every day to get ready for the tournament. “Talent will only get you so far. It’s really down to hard work and being focused on the end goal,” he said. For Dominic that involves getting into a US college on a golf scholarship, and with college scouts attending the championships he hopes to impress them. “I want to get a scholarship to play golf at college in 2018, so there’s a bit of pressure to stand out at the tournament.” The competition doesn’t come cheap, the Hororata Golf Club is helping to get Dominic to the US by hosting a golf tournament in June. “It’s very generous of the golf club and the community, especially my granddad and my parents, I wouldn’t be here if it wasn’t for all the hard work they put in,” he said. Dominic will head over to the US on July 1 to get his bearings before the competition starts on July 10. H ORNBY WORKINGMEN’S CLUB «WHAT'S ON« WESTVIEW LOUNGE FRIDAY 13 May, 7PM JO'S KARAOKE SATURDAY 14 May, 4.30PM THE BUSKER 8PM IAN MAC SUNDAY 15 May, 2PM WORLD POLIO PLUS RELIEF CONCERT An afternoon of outstanding entertainment and dancing featuring music of GENE PITNEY Jon Palmer JUDITH DURHAM Odette Meares ROY ORBISON Tony Gregory-Hunt Backed by NEVILLE WILKINS & the VISCOUNTS with special guest CHRISSI $15 entry Sponsored by the Rotary Club of Avonhead Members, guests & affiliates welcome CONCENTRATION: Dominic has been training professionally since he was 12. Hornby WMC ph 03 349 9026 17 Carmen Road Hornby «COMING UP« FRIDAY 20 MAY, 7.30pm AUSTRALIA'S YODELLING DRAG QUEEN LAYDEE KINMEE AND BARROSS Tickets $15 at the club office or Barb Lloyd 03 310 0355 FRIDAY 27 MAY, 8pm DIAMOND ANNIVERSARY SHOW FEATURING EDDIE LOW DAVID LA PLANCHE SHALOW & TREVOR DAWE Tickets $10 at the club office INVITING EXHIBITORS NOW! Showcase your products or services to more than 20,000 customers SHOW 1ST-3RD JULY 2016 HORNCASTLE ARENA BOOKINGS VANESSA FLEMING | P 03 379 7100 | M 021 914 565 A Star Media Event