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Selwyn Times: May 17, 2016

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2 Tuesday May 17 2016 SELWYN TIMES Community Events Email Patchwork Plus Monday, 10am-3pm Take along your craft of choice, from knitting to cross stitch and pick up skills from other like minded crafty people. Leeston Library, 19 Messines St, Free entry. Mah-Jong Beginners Group Tuesday, 1-3pm Here is the chance to learn the Chinese game of skill, strategy and calculation with other beginners. Lincoln Library, 22 Gerald St, Free entry. Selwyn Youth Social Justice Forum Wednesday, 5.30-7pm This youth event aims at getting young people to discuss issues around bullying, ask questions and look at solutions. by 5pm each Wednesday Rolleston Community Centre, 94 Rolleston Drive. Free entry Brushes, Lenses and Two Chains Wednesday-Sunday, 10am-4pm Art from John Foster, Phil Van Deurs and Carly Painter will be on display in the latest exhibition from the Liffey Gallery. The works are a mix of landscape, wildlife, human form and woodcraft explored by three artists through painting, fine art photography and wood working. This exhibition runs until June 5. Down by the Liffey Gallery, 1 James St. Free entry Waitaha Senior Kapa Haka Competitions Saturday, 9am-6pm Take the family to see the biennial senior kapa haka competition. The cultural performances come from teams from Kaikoura to Bluff. The winner will then go on to compete at Te Matatini the premier national kapa haka event to be hosted in Hawkes Bay next year. Lincoln Events Centre. Tickets start from $6, under-5s free. Tickets available from: www. Christ Church Cathedral Boys’ Choir Saturday, 6pm The choir will sing songs from their extensive repertoire filling the Trinity Church with music. The Choir is led by John Linker, director of music at Christchurch Cathedral, who wants to increase awareness of the Cathedral Choir programme locally. Trinity Church, cnr Main West Coast and Bangor Rds. Tickets $15 adult, $5 under-16, from Selwyn Gallery Darfield, or at the door. Rolleston College Information Evening Sunday, 5-6pm The college is hosting an information evening for families. There will be a presentation about the school’s values and how to enrol among other things. Following the presentation will be an opportunity to meet the principal and senior leaders and see how the school will look. The new Greenpark Community Hall will be officially opened on Sunday. Selwyn MP Amy Adams will officially open the new hall where the brass plaque will be unveiled as part of the celebrations. There will also be afternoon tea and a lolly scramble for the kids. Phone Lynn on 027 685 6542 if you are interested in going. Green Park Domain. Free entry Clearview Primary School, 20 Broadlands Drive. Free entry The local markets have a lot on offer, from fresh produce to hand made crafts. • Leeston Market: Saturday, 9.30-12.30pm, Ellesmere Cooperating Church, High St, Leeston. • Darfield Market: Saturday, 10am-2pm, next to Farmlands on South Tce, Darfield. Lincoln Farmers & Craft Market: Saturday 10am-1pm. Gerald St, Lincoln. Edendale Car Boot Sale: Sunday, 10am-3pm, Edendale Cafe, 888 Sandy Knolls Rd, West Melton. ContaCt us General Manager: Steve McCaughan Communities Editor: Shelley Robinson Sales Manager: Joan Smith Circulation: Mark Coulthard P: 379-7100 NEWS Caitlin Miles Ph: 364 7442 ADVERTISING Lynette Evans Ph: 021 222 7831 Festival to showcase region’s craft beers The best of Canterbury’s craft beers will again be celebrated at the annual ‘A Mid-Winter’s Ale Festival’ being held next month in Rolleston. Last year’s inaugural event was a complete sell-out with the event proving so popular festival goers were being turned away on the day due to limited door sales. This year more tickets have been made available, but it is envisaged the event will again sell out. This event is bringing together the cream of Canterbury’s craft breweries as well as some future stars of craft brewing. It is a celebration of the growing craft beer industry, allowing festival-goers to try new beers brewed on their doorsteps. There will be over 50 different beers available this year, plus ciders, with new-release local beers served fresh direct from the brewery. Among the breweries represented will be Eagle Brewing NZ, Wigram Brewing, Vulcan Brewers, Fiasco Brewing, The Nuts Brewing, Concept Brewing, Emporium Brewing, Yellow Box Brewery and the Brewers Union. International breweries will also be showcased with beers from the United States, England, Belgium, Germany, Denmark and Japan. Another exciting aspect of the festival will be the first-ever wearable beer art fashion show, FASHIONALE, for which designers are to produce a wearable design made from recyclable materials related to beer. Of course, no festival is complete without live music to add to the atmosphere and this will be provided by local bands Assembly Required, The Fishermen and Picking Up the Remnants. Plus, the popular Japanese Drummers will be giving their best performance for the show. 25 th June Tickets are available at Rolleston Community Centre A Mid-Winter’s Ale Festival 2016 Rolleston Community Centre June 25, 2016 11.30am - 7pm Tickets are available at Event is R18

SELWYN TIMES Tuesday May 17 2016 3 News tips? Email or phone 364 7442. Your opinion? Facebook us on NEWS Freedom campers cost council $13,000 South Island wide solution called for as city ban shifts problem to Selwyn CAITLIN MILES Coes Ford’s budget overspend is likely to continue due to high numbers of freedom campers staying in the area. The reserve has over spent $13,000 in the last year, $5400 on additional rubbish collection required because of the number of freedom campers using the spot. The Coes Ford well also needed to be upgraded earlier in the year at a cost of $9000. This needed to be done as the old well could not cope with the higher usage of facilities. Over the summer the district council reported 200-250 vehicles and tents in the reserve per night, a mix of international and national tourists and local campers using the site. In March, the Christchurch City Council placed a freedom camping ban on areas around the city and parts of Banks Peninsula. District councillor Pat McEvedy said this put more pressure on areas like Coes Ford Reserve as more campers used the spot. The district council forecasted that over spending may continue as numbers of freedom campers CAMPERS: Coes Ford Reserve has had an influx of freedom campers since the city council placed a ban on camping in the city. INSET: Pat McEvedy. in the area are not easing. “We know where they are if they are using Coes Ford Reserve and other areas with facilities. It is important that they have access to good wastewater and refuse facilities”, he said. “We are concerned at the overspend but as we want to have these freedom campers in one place rather than spread out over the district with no HAVE YOUR SAY: Do you think councils around the South Island need one set of rules for freedom campers? Email facilities then we are prepared to accept it until a better response is in place,” he said. The district council may look at better education around options and some support from central government as to how to deal with this situation on a national basis. The rising tourism rates for the country has made freedom camping bylaws more of a priority. Cr McEvedy said the district council would “welcome a bylaw that is South Island wide” to put one set of rules in place, as tourists do not recognise district boundaries. RAILWAY CROSSING CLOSED The railway crossing on Courtenay Rd in Kirwee, near the intersection with State Highway 73, will be closed from 7am this Sunday until 7am Monday May 23. The closure has been requested by Kiwirail to allow them to repair wooden sleepers under the crossing. A detour will run via Miles Rd through either Highfield Rd or Ansons Rd to connect to Kirwee on State Highway 73. NEW TRANSPORT BODY The district council has agreed to join the Greater Christchurch Public Transport Joint Committee. The bus system was originally run by Environment Canterbury with the district council responsible for the infrastructure such as bus shelters, but the whole system will now be run by the committee. It will include ECan, Waimakariri and Selwyn district councils and the city council. Cr Sarah Walters was appointed as the district council’s representative. The NZ Transport Agency will have an observer role. CYCLIST INJURED IN CRASH A cyclist was taken to Christchurch hospital after being hit by a car on Jones Rd near Rolleston at about 8am on Wednesday morning. St John sent an ambulance and rapid response vehicle to treat the man, who suffered moderate injuries. WHAT DO YOU LOOK FOR in an audiologist? Hearing well is something special Who you choose to trust your hearing with is important Hearing tests | Hearing Aids | Hearing Health Dedication to our customers Unlimited, personal follow up care and support You will love our competitive prices Selwyn Owned 36 Tennyson Street, Rolleston | Call 03 390 2332 HOME VISITS & Clinics in Leeston | Darfield | Ashburton Including access to Smart Marketing and Expertise. Why would you pay more? Maureen Crowley Debra Hakaraia Proud to have been building homes for Cantabrians for more than 25 years. Ph: 348 1994