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Selwyn Times: July 26, 2016

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30 2 Tuesday [Edition datE] July 26 2016 SELWYN RURAL LIFE SELWYN TIMES Farmers urged to stand for elections With nominations for this year’s local authority elections now open, Federated Farmers is calling on farmers and other business-minded people to consider standing for election. Federated Farmers’ Local Government spokesperson Katie milne said it was vitally important that we get good candidates to put themselves forward. “Being a councillor is a challenging role but farmers can make a real difference on councils as they can inform and educate their colleagues and staff about what happens on-farm. This is crucial for getting sensible, workable outcomes,” ms milne said. The way local government is funded, through property value based rates, has a big impact on farms’ financial viability. “The average farm now pays well over $10,000 per year in rates, which are often in the top 10 farm expenses. as a fixed cost there is no way for farms to cut back, short of selling up, during downturns like the current one in the dairy industry,” she said. “One of the most important council functions is to manage natural resources, including water, land and air. The development and implementation of regional plans and policies can and does have huge impacts on the way farms are run. “Farmers are also exposed to other council regulation like building and dog control, and bylaws for things like stock crossings and stock movement across and along roads. “Councils also provide infrastructure and services of value for farmers and for the rest of the community. roads are especially important for farms,” she said. Federated Farmers launched its 2016 Local Government manifesto at the beginning of July. “The manifesto is a must read for anyone thinking of standing for council and not just for farmers. all aspiring candidates would do well to read a copy,” ms milne said. Nominations for the 2016 local authority elections opened on Friday, July 15 and will close at noon on Friday, august 12. Voting papers will be posted out from september 16 and they will need to be returned by noon on saturday, October 8. Diesel Blower Heaters • An industrial diesel powered blower heater, which is ideal for warming a large area. • Clean burning technology and diesel economy allow it to operate for up to 14 hours on a single tank. • Designed especially to keep operation noise to an absolute minimum. • Plug the heater into a standard three pin plug power point and turn the thermostat to the desired heat setting and the burner starts automatically and will continue operation until it reaches the preset heat setting, automatically turning itself off and on as required to maintain the temperature. • A truly powerful, versatile and economical heater 30 kW - $695.00 GST incl 50 kW - $795.00 GST incl BUY DIRECT FROM THE IMPORTER! Lifestyle Tractors H90 & x Machinery W130mm Ltd • Tel. 03-347-4956 • Mob. 0274 770 070 Email. Not just a tyre shop! On-FaRM SERViCES No CaLLout Fee (SElwyn diSTRiCT) aGRiCUlTURal TyRES Courtesy car available. Kiddie’s toys & entertainment. Enjoy a free coffee, massage (chair) & TV while you wait. • 24 hour fleet service • Full mechanical repairs • Nitrogen fills, batteries, WOF, shock absorbers • Car tyres, 4x4 tyres, light truck tyres, truck & bus tyres • Wheel alignments, puncture repairs, full groom Mon-Fri 7.30am-5.00pm, Saturday 9am-12pm Call 03 347 4702 or 0800 838 973 847 Jones Rd, Rolleston • John Sunckell ECAN 2016 “Working together taking us forward” • A steady experienced hand • Strong Mid Canterbury voice • Thriving sustainable communities • Responsible resource use • Simple regulatory processes 0274 542 554 john4ecan Authorised by John Sunckell, 100 Caldwells Road, Leeston

2 [Edition datE] SELWYN TIMES Tuesday July 26 2016 31 CONTINUING EDUCATION Choose your new hobby with Papanui High School With Winter upon us why not take the opportunity of longer evenings to take up a new hobby, learn a new skill, meet some new people and have fun at the same time then join one of Papanui high School’s exciting range of Adult and Community education Courses for term 3 beginning from 1 August. We have a wide range of courses to choose from and guarantee you will find something to appeal regardless of age or interests. We have some new courses on offer for this term: Astrology with Deborah McMahon in this six week course participants will join a Moon-led journey around the zodiac as a means of introducing them to the spiralling dynamics of astrology. Bee Keeping introduction Course taught by Jeff robinson will cover beehive construction, managing a beehive and information on recognition of diseases. For those who are more interested in HELP YOUR CHILD GROW IN CONFIDENCE culinary pursuits we are offering a indian Vegetarian Cooking course. harpreet Kaur will help you explore the wonders of using spices and ingredients in your cooking to help you bring taste and variety into your meals while still cooking on a budget. if you are interested in creative past times we are offering Soap Making and Bath Bomb and Lip Balm making classes. Adrienne Faherty will show students all aspects of soap making and students can make their own bath bombs, bath scrubs and lip balms. Val Goulding is the tutor of our Your Career – take Charge course which is aimed at those who want to make the most out of their career so if you are stuck in a job and don’t know how to change, or want to achieve success, job satisfaction and become more motivated then this course is for you. For further information and enrolment in these or any of our courses please visit our website or telephone our office on 3520701. DO YOur children lack self-confidence, or perhaps have so much energy that they need an outlet for it? Development through drama is the ideal approach to teach confidence and channel youthful energy while building self-esteem. The helen O’Grady Drama Academy has been in new Zealand for 32 years. This highly regarded worldwide programme helps students aged 5 to 17 fulfil their potential by acting confidently and speaking clearly. This unique, self-development programme helps achieve invaluable life skills. The confident, articulate child makes friends easily, accepts challenges and new directions. Confident children become well-rounded adults. Our fully qualified teachers are trained in the helen O’Grady Drama system, they ensure each child is encouraged and valued in a warm, positive learning environment. Lessons stimulate Christchurch School of Music the ChriStChurCh School of Music is a family-oriented community aimed at providing quality music education in and around Christchurch. in 2015 CSM celebrated 60 years of teaching children to love and appreciate music so why not join us and become a part of the next 60 years? CSM is a not-for-profit organisation with a strong focus on community. On a Saturday morning the whole family can find something to suit. Preschool children can start their musical journey by joining in our experiential “take Orff with Music” while older children and adults may opt for group or individual lessons on a specific instrument (including voice). Those who already play are welcome to join in one of the great ensembles which all take part in regular concerts including Saturday soirees and the popular annual Showcase Concert. recitals where individuals can perform are also held regularly. CSM also provides a comprehensive and motivate students without the exam or peer group pressure. Weekly class activities include speech training, creative movement and improvisation. Our Youth Theatre programme encourages the development of leadership and organisational skills. Three terms of the year cover the self-development programme and in the fourth term all students prepare a performance for parents and friends. We also offer trinity College London examinations as an option for those who wish to pursue an international qualification. Our safe structured learning environment values student individuality and encourages team building. Most importantly its great fun too! Enrol now phone 0800 161 131 and see our website music education to participating primary schools via its Outreach programmes. With programmes offered in band, strings, recorder and ukulele in a wide range of Christchurch schools this is an area of the School, which has grown fast over the last few years. Another area that has grown rapidly over the last few years is the Late Starters programme where adults approaching retirement with more time on their hands have really enjoyed learning an instrument they never had the chance to play in their early years and join an ensemble with other like-minded adults. if Saturday isn’t an option, CSM also offers a range of weekday opportunities for learning and playing music. if affordability is an issue, CSM may be able to offer a discount through funding provided by the rata Foundation. Please contact us via our website www. and let us start you on a musical journey that will bring pleasure for a lifetime. Piano Raewyn Clegg Registered Teacher of Piano and Theory of Music. 29 Lancewood Drive Halswell Ph 322-9377 STUDY HORTICULTURE Enrolment are now open. Entry to this programme is open to NZ Citizens and Residents and students over 18 years of age. Intake start dates are subject to student availability. No Fees! Hamish Kelland Ryan Young 021 222 9678 LISTEN UP! Whether you’re 2 or 92, a complete beginner or an experienced player, CSM offers something for you. ENROL NOW! NIGHT CLASSES PAPANUI HIGH TERM 3 2016 Huge range of classes from Art to Yoga Come down and enjoy the fun! To enrol, please phone our office on: 352 0701 See our full range of courses on Term 3 begins 1 August 2016 Drama Classes for Children Helping children develop social skills for a competitive world. Fun Classes for 5-17 years Weekly Classes 0800 161 131