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Selwyn Times: May 24, 2016

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2 Tuesday May 24 2016 Brushes, Lenses and Two Chains Tuesday - Thursday 10am-4pm Art from John Foster, Phil van Deurs and Carly Painter will be on display in the latest exhibition at 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 Works on Paper and Glass Tuesday-Sunday 10am-4pm The Selwyn Gallery is presenting works from local artist Lorraine Natusch, and New Zealand artists Georgie Youl and Ben Reid in the Works on Paper and in Glass display. The mix of the artwork on paper and glass shows a variety of skills and personal taste from the artists. Selwyn Gallery, 17 South Tce, Darfield. Free entry. Book Night Tuesday from 5pm The first ever book night encourages people of all ages and Community Events Email reading abilities to sit with a book, magazine, comic, newspaper or e-book. Get your friends, family or flatmates to sit down and read for 15 minutes at any time from 5pm until midnight. Go into the draw to win prizes by taking a photo of yourself reading and uploading it to www.bds. org.nz/booknight Youth Week Skate Jam Wednesday 4-6pm The Selwyn Youth Council and Sensational Selwyn Youth Crew are hosting the skate jam to celebrate Youth Week. There will be free hot chocolate and coffee from the POP Up Cafe, free sausage sizzle, free gear hire and tuition from the Cheapskates Skate Skool. DJ Thrust will be providing music and there will be the chance to win prizes. Prebbleton Community Park, tom.doudney@starmedia.kiwi caitlin.miles@starmedia.kiwi by 5pm each Wednesday Stationmasters Way, Prebbleton. Free entry Maksymov and Friends Saturday 7.30-9.30pm Enjoy a light supper while listening to a the violin, viola and vocals from this group of musicians. They are bringing their style and their own music to West Melton. Nut Point Centre, 703 Old West Coast Rd, West Melton. Tickets $25 The local markets have a lot on offer, from fresh produce to hand made crafts. 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. The running groups aim to get like minded members of the community fit and engage with other. All running groups have a handicapped start to cater for your ability. Lincoln Road Runners: Tuesday registration from 5.30pm SELWYN TIMES Take the family to Darfield Primary School on Saturday night at 7pm to hear music from Into the East. The duo have been writing and performing for 12 years and are now bringing their country-folk style of music to Selwyn. The concert is $5 for adults, with children 15 and under free. Tickets can be purchased at any branch of Selwyn Libraries. starts at 6pm. 3km or 6km. Starts at Lincoln University. Gold coin donations. Malvern Road Runners: Tuesday registration from 6.10pm starts at 6.30pm. 3km or 6km. Starts from Malvern Netball Centre. Ellesmere Road Runners: Wednesday registration from 5.45 starts at 6pm. 3km or 6km walk or run. Starts from Leeston Physiotherapy. 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 caitlin.miles@starmedia.kiwi ADVERTISING Lynette Evans Ph: 021 222 7831 lynette.evans@starmedia.kiwi FAB RANGES NZ & AUSTRALIAN BRANDS • Augustine • Vargo • Ivy Blu • Artstyle • Obi ...and many more! New season instore now! New fashions arriving daily. NEW OWNER, ANNA • Sabatini • Mesop • Jellicoe & Deeanne Hobbs • Fate & Sass 688a Main Akaroa Highway, Tai Tapu Phone: 03 329 6111 West Melton Quiz Night WEST MELTON r.f.c PlAy, Win, SuPPoRt! Great prizes, Raffle, Supper provided Friday 27th May Starts 7pm at the WMRFC Clubrooms (team check-in from 6.30pm) 4-5 people per team. $100 entry fee All proceeds benefit West Melton Community Recreation Centre Project and Club Contact Sharlene on 027 323 9565 or sharlene.guy@snap.net.nz Organic Training College Learn from the experts Start a career in organics. Reduce your footprint and produce a regular supply of your own fruit and vegetables Programme Information college@bhu.org.nz www.bhu.org.nz | 03 3253684 Courses • Organic Distance Programme Part time 1 year, enrol anytime • Year 1 Introduction to Organics 44 weeks, starts August 2016 (Lincoln Campus) • Year 2 Applied Organics 46 weeks, starts August 2016 (Lincoln Campus) All fees under $500

Jon Griffiths jon@heartlandprint.co.nz Brenna Sincock Hearing Branding / Appropriate Usage SELWYN TIMES Tuesday May 24 2016 3 NEWS News tips? Email caitlin.miles@starmedia.kiwi or phone 364 7442. Your opinion? Facebook us on facebook.com/riseupchristchurch/ Car park controversy continues TOM DOUDNEY Lincoln could lose car parks along Gerald St sooner than anticipated if proposed changes to the draft town centre plan are adopted tomorrow. The spaces would make way for a more defined cycleway than currently exists between the town centre and the university. Under the draft plan, an improved cycleway was to be completed between four and seven years from now. However, proposed changes would see an initial version of the cycleway in place within the next one to four years, before upgrading it later. The loss of car parking has been a controversial point with local business owners in an otherwise well received plan. Deputy mayor Sarah Walters, who chaired the hearing panel, said prioritising walking and cycling had been a common request from submitters and would create a better link between the university and town centre. “We wanted to get some runs on the board initially to help improve the connectivity,” she said. Removing the car parks could GOING, GOING . . . GONE? Car parks on Gerald St could be lost within the next four years under proposed changes to the draft Lincoln Town Centre Plan. take place as soon as within the next 12 months. “There are actually quite a few areas around town which actually aren’t marked as car parking on some of the side streets and we will be providing additional car parking spaces before those car parks are removed on the main street.” This would not involve creating new car parks, but would see them marked and signposted more clearly to make it easier for people to identify them as car parks. Other existing car parks would be used “more efficiently” by adding time limits to some car parks. Cr Walters said about 20 Gerald St car parks would be lost, all west of the main business area, but in her experience these were quite often unused. Hammer Hardware owner Lynn Townsend, who has previously criticised the loss of car parks, was surprised to hear they were bringing the work forward. “So basically they want to destroy the businesses of Lincoln a bit quicker than we thought?” he said. Ms Walters said other options to provide car parking around the town centre would continue to be investigated. “The plan once it is adopted will continue to evolve, so options that aren’t available now might be available in the future,” she said. BEALEY BRIDGE TO CLOSE Bealey Bridge, Arthur’s Pass, will be closed from 8 pm Saturday, through to 6am on Sunday. The repairs on the bridge have been going on for several months. The New Zealand Transport Agency has requested the closure to allow for the final repairs to be carried out on the bridge which is about 9 km from Arthur’s Pass on the Canterbury side of the Alps. NZTA is advising drivers take the Lewis Pass route between Greymouth and Christchurch. STEAM TRAINS FOR 150TH Kiwirail has granted the use of its tracks in Rolleston for steam trains. The steam trains will be on display as part of the Rolleston 150 th celebrations. A committee is currently planning and fundraising for the 150 th anniversary for the town. Over the last year several townships around Selwyn have hosted their 150 celebrations, including Southbridge and Leeston. The Rolleston event will be held in October this year. DARFIELD CENTRE FUNDING Darfield Recreation and Community Centre have requested an additional $52,500 worth of funding in the 2016-2017 draft annual plan. 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