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Selwyn Times: July 05, 2016

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2 Tuesday July 5 2016 Inside SELWYN TIMES FROM THE EDITOR’S DESK News.....................3,5,7,8 & 9 In spite of a little controversy a few weeks ago surrounding the Murray Cooper shield, Lincoln now safely hold it until next season. Well done lads, I’m sure you had the appropriate celebrations on the weekend. A few people will have a hard choice to make this year after someone made a scheduling blunder and put the Rolleston 150th celebration on the same weekend as the Ellesmere A&P Show. Read about the reaction surrounding this on page 3. On 8 and 9 we chat to Angela Dixon the proud mum of Elliot Dixon who made his debut for the All Blacks, while on 10 and 11 we chat to David Parlane who is bringing some leading comedians to town and finally we chat to Matt Hutchins about his road to the Rio de Janeiro Olympics. Hei kona – Shelley Robinson Proud moment for sporting mum NEWS 8 Local Views......................4 Our People....................10,11 Local Achievers..........12 Local Schools.............12,15 Community Events...16 Local Sports..20,21 & 23 Taste Selwyn................24 Fashion.................................... 25 Travel.................................26 Gardening....................28,29 GET IN TOUCH General Enquiries Ph 379-7100 Classified Advertising Ph 379-1100 NEWS Caitlin Miles Ph: 364 7442 ADVERTISING Lynette Evans Ph: 364 7434 Selwyn Waihora Zone Talk to us about your land and water management The Selwyn Waihora Zone Team is hosting drop-in days every second Wednesday to talk with people about local water management, and offer support and help. We hope you can come along and get to know the team working in your area. The next two meetings are on Wednesday 13 and 27 July. Selwyn Waihora Zone Team drop-in day: When: Wednesday 13 and 27 July, 1.00–4.00pm (no appointment necessary) Where: Selwyn-Rakaia Vet Clinic, South Terrace, Darfield (alongside the bakery) Brought to you by Environment Canterbury working with

Jon Griffiths Brenna Sincock Hearing Branding / Appropriate Usage SELWYN TIMES Tuesday July 5 2016 3 News Event clash backlash • By Caitlin Miles THE CLASH of two major Selwyn events has sparked disappointment from an organiser of one of them. Ellesmere Agricultural and Pastoral Show president Paula McIlraith was ‘not very impressed’ when she found out Rolleston would be hosting its 150th anniversary celebrations on the same weekend as the show. The A&P show will be held on October 15, the same day as several Rolleston anniversary events. “I’m pretty disappointed that this has happened, it’s a shame because it will affect a lot of people,” said Ms McIlraith. The A&P show has been held on the same weekend every year for 145 years and this year won’t be any different. “It’s always been the weekend before Labour Day and we won’t be changing the date,” she said. Ms McIlraith said they were trying to encourage more Rolleston residents to attend the show. “It’s their show, too, and we are trying to get the Rolleston community involved as well. If the anniversary celebrations are on the same day, that’s going to have an impact,” she said. The 150th anniversary will be held on October 14-16 with numerous different events happening every day. Anniversary committee chairman and district councillor Jeff Bland (right) said they had considered changing the date. “We looked at moving it, but that’s the weekend we actually turn 150, so we decided against it,” Cr Bland said. Cr Bland said the Rolleston event was a three-day event, and people could go to both if they wanted. “It’s not like we are competing with them. It’s the only time we are going to have this three-day event, plenty of time for people to go to both,” he said. Clearview Primary School is SHOW DAY: The Ellesmere A&P show will go ahead as planned, even though it clashes with Rolleston’s 150th anniversary. also hosting their fundraiser on the final day of the anniversary. “They were concerned we were going to steal their thunder, but we are ending our parade at Foster Park so people can go straight to the fundraiser. That’s the reason we decided to finish the event there,” Cr Bland said. Ms McIlraith said plans for the A&P show are well underway and Cr Bland said the same thing about the anniversary. In Brief EARTHQUAKE PLAQUE A plaque on Telegraph Rd to commemorate the September 2010 earthquake has been suggested by the Malvern Community Board. The plaque would be placed where the faultline rupture created a bend on what had been a straight stretch of road. Board chairwoman Judith Pascoe said she had been approached about the plaque by a member of the community.​ COMMEMORATION HELD On July 1, the Sheffield community commemorated 100 years since the beginning of the Battle of the Somme in 1916. Sheffield School went along to the celebration along with 60 other people from the community. The event was held at the cenotaph in Sheffield. As part of the celebrations a cross was unveiled to commemorate the battle. This commemoration is one of many the community has planned to recognise key battles that took place during World War 1. QUILT ON DISPLAY A quilt depicting different areas of the Malvern ward made by Kirwee resident Pauline Sewell will be displayed at the Darfield Library. The Malvern Community Board has agreed to pay $400 for the quilt, with the money going to Friends of the Darfield Hospital. AMY ADAMS MP FOR SELWYN If you would like to sign up for my newsletter please visit CONTACT P: 03 344 0418 | F: 03 344 0420 E: Working hard for our communities Authorised by Amy Adams, 829 Main South Road, Templeton, Christchurch New Builds Project Management Construction Services Make us your No 1 STOP for Fresh Fruit and Veges. OPEN 7 DAYS Phone 349 5952 Cnr Springs Rd & Marshs Rd, Prebbleton (next to Milanese Restaurant) We are your local builders. Call today FoR a FREE QUotE Phil: 021-0769-669 Mid winter celebration, warm up your home with bright flowers In the flower business 24 years. broadfieldflowers P 325 2621 | 1094 Shands Road Just 5 minutes from Lincoln LOVE YOUR HEARING Proud to be Local Hearing tests Hearing aids Earwax monitoring Adult full diagnostic hearing tests in June/July for $20 If you have any concerns about your hearing or know you need to get a hearing test, now is the time to LOVE YOUR HEARING Call Brenna today on 03 390 2332 PRINT Mention this advertisement when you book your appointment 36 Tennyson Street, Rolleston | Leeston | Darfield | Home Visits