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Selwyn Times: July 05, 2016

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12 Tuesday July 5 2016 ACHIEVERS SCHOOL SELWYN TIMES Artist wins two awards New entrants • By Caitlin Miles A LEESTON artist won two awards at the Christchurch Art Show last month. Kate Bettie won the Best Painting and People Choice award for her artwork of a New Zealand native Wood Pigeon. It’s the first time an artist has won both awards. The art show exhibited work from more than 200 artists. There were all different forms of art on display, from paintings to sculptures. There were 150 pieces of art shortlisted to 10 finalists, from there Ms Bettie was selected as the winner. The win was a confidence boost for the artist, who recently quit her part-time job to focus on art full-time. “It was a real leap of faith to do it on my own so it was a confidence boost to get this award,” she said. Ms Bettie said it a great event for artists in Canterbury to be able to get involved in. “It’s fantastic to see the arts celebrated and see so many people supporting the arts, it was great,” Ms Bettie said. Ms Bettie has been creating art for 10 years. She works mainly SUCCESS: Kate Bettie’s winning painting was selected from 150 entries. PHOTO: CMG STUDIOS with oil to paint native New Zealand birds. It can take up to two-and-ahalf months to craft one piece but she can do up to 10 in a year. “I like to experiment with colour. I like creating backgrounds that look like floral 70s wallpaper at the moment,” she said. Ms Bettie and her husband are building a house in Doyleston where she will have her own art studio. “My husband is an architect so he knows exactly what to do and what I want,” she said. The Christchurch Art Show painting is yet to be sold. West Melton School welcomed three new pupils recently. James has started in the year five class and Gredel and Hugo are both new entrants. •If your child has started school recently send their photo to Looking back FARMER: Charles Wolf stands with his herd of cattle in Lincoln, date unknown. •Heritage photos supplied by Selwyn Libraries on behalf of the Lincoln and Districts Historical Society. If you have any information about this photo, please contact the library via Mid Winter Special all ladieS Winter StyleS noW 20% off for the month of July HEAT PUMP SALE NOW ON! Amazin’ winter Specials!! • We will offer you the best quality brands and option of heat pump for your home/business • Providing Heat Pump solutions for over 14 years to Cantabrians • We personally guarantee all our products & installs for 5 years (providing annual maintenance has been completed) Phone us today for your free consultation & quote 41A SHAKESPEARE RD, WALTHAM PHONE 03 366 0525 “A local team for local people”

SELWYN TIMES Tuesday July 5 2016 13 FAMILY FUN FOR EVERYONE AT WESTFIELD RICCARTON Westfield makes it easy for you to shop with the kids in tow. Leave boredom at the door; with everything you need to keep them entertained and more than a few ways for you to relax as well, Westfield Riccarton has it all under one roof. Monty the Monkey will become your kid’s best friend, bringing you free in-centre fun as well as activities and games to play at home. To see what’s on at Westfield Riccarton visit MONDAY 11 – FRIDAY 22 JULY School holidays are easier with Westfield Riccarton. Keep the kids busy with a range of free * fun-filled activities including crafts, games and entertainment with Monty the Monkey. They’ll get to make their very own Disney.Pixar’s Finding Dory themed aquarium, get creative with Monty, and so much more these July school holidays. Combat the holiday boredom and head online to find out more about what’s on. MAKE A FINDING DORY THEMED AQUARIUM 10.30am – 2.30pm, Monday 11 - Friday 15 July Make your very own Disney.Pixar’s Finding Dory themed aquarium, complete with your favourite underwater characters from the movie, then take it home to just keep swimming^. In Cinemas Now FAMILY-FRIENDLY SHOPPING ©2016 Disney/Pixar With special parent parking, kids’ play areas, parents rooms and Kiddie Kruzzer hire, we make it easy to shop with the whole family at Westfield Riccarton. MONTY MORNINGS Take a well-earned break and grab a free coffee * while your under-fives have barrels of fun at Monty Mornings. Monty will be on hand the last Tuesday of every month † to entertain the kids with arts and crafts, and the best part is it’s free. MONTY’S WORLD Packed with games, cool activity ideas and plenty of information about our fun-filled events, Monty’s World lets your little ones have fun with their favourite monkey online, any time, from any device. WESTFIELD KIDS MONTYSWORLD.CO.NZ † Excluding December and January. *Terms and conditions apply. ^Bookings taken on the day in Centre Court. See Customer Service for more details.