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Selwyn Times: September 13, 2016

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4 Tuesday September 13 2016 News Fundraiser success for Maddie •From page 1 CDHB’s general manager planning and funding Carolyn Gullery said it was willing to partner with the district council and health providers to deliver the service. “As Cr Miller is aware, CDHB MORE THAN $26,000 was raised for a West Melton girl in need of a kidney transplant. A total of $26,218.10 has been donated to 12-year-old Maddie Collins following a ball held recently for her. Maddie Collins is in need of a kidney transplant and her best hopes of finding a suitable match require her to travel to the United States. The trip is expected to cost $350,000. The ball was held on September 3 and the money was raised from ticket sales, donations and an auction. Fundraising efforts continue with a national mufti day planned for this Friday. West Melton School is joining the fundraising efforts to help ex-pupil Maddie. The event has been put together for schools and businesses across the country to get involved in. West Melton School principal Sue Jackson said the school had no hesitation in getting involved in ‘Mufti Day for Maddie.’ “We were touched by Maddie and her family when she was a student here. Maddie is such a wonderful girl who has so much to offer. Taking part in this event is the least we can do. “We often have mufti days for good causes. I can’t think of a better one than this,” Mrs Jackson said. The mufti day is a fundraising event held across the country for schools and businesses to help raise the money needed for Maddie to get to the US. •To donate to Maddie visit https://givealittle. co.nz/cause/ givethegiftoflifetomaddie. is unable to fund building costs for a facility, but are reliant on a joint process for this initiative,” she said. Cr Miller said he hoped it could be up and running within two years. After that, there would be the FUNDRAISER: The national mufti day aims to collect money for Maddie to go towards the $350,000 for her to travel to the United States for a kidney transplant. Videolink medical plan for 24-hour Rolleston clinic potential to base other types of health services such as mental health and radiology services in the building, reviving the concept of a health hub for Rolleston – an idea which had previously been raised by CDHB but which has since stalled. Cr McEvedy said having after hours care closer at hand would be particularly welcome for older people and children. “You won’t have to go to Riccarton or Bealey Ave for care, hopefully you will have a shorter wait time,” he said. SELWYN TIMES $20,000 up for grabs at Lincoln fair A PRIZE pool of nearly $20,000 will be up for grabs at the Lincoln Primary School fair on Sunday. There are 16 prize packs totalling $19,500. First place totals $1,800 which includes restaurant vouchers, paint bull sessions and a Waimak Alpine Jet adventure tour. Other prize packs include, gym memberships, movie passes and more. The fair is part of the school’s 150th anniversary which will involve a week of celebrations, starting this weekend and finishing up next weekend with the main reunion. This is the Parent Teacher Association’s major fundraiser for the year. Money raised from the fair will be used to complete landscaping plans, and will include permanent seating and shade structures to provide the pupils with protection from the sun during lunch and play breaks. There will be a competition between Flemington Subdivision and their real estate company, First National Real Estate Giera Progressive. The two businesses will provide the materials for their building partners who will each build a playhouse from scratch on site at the fair. Christchurch auctioneer, Bryan Andrews, will auction off the playhouses and all proceeds will be donated to the school. • I live locally in Selwyn Central Ward with my wife and family • 38 years in NZ Police force - last 4 were based here in Selwyn • It is my privilege to have served this community as your Ward Councillor for the last 6 years. • Providing an honest, open and common sense approach to resolve the issues and challenges that face Selwyn 24th & 25th SEPTEMBER HORNCASTLE ARENA CHRISTCHURCH 10AM – 5PM DOOR SALES $10 CHILDREN UNDER 12 FREE Grab your girlfriends, mum or daughters and come have a great day out! • Over 200 Companies Involved • Everything from wine and food to shopping, fashion, business, beauty & lots more • Moisture Mist and Za Makeup Lounge • Style Mystic Hair Lounge • Acacia Beauty Bar • Goodie Bags • Taste Zone • Craft Zone • Springfree NZ Jump Zone You deserve a girl’s day out. www.expos.co.nz 06 354 0498

SELWYN TIMES Tuesday September 13 2016 5 News Frustration over church repairs • By Tom Doudney SIX YEARS after the September 2010 earthquake, the Hororata community is still in the dark about when its badly damaged heritage church will be restored. When the 7.1 magnitude earthquake hit, the bell tower of St John’s Anglican Church toppled and fell through the roof. Hororata Community Trust trustee Olive Webb said many in the community had expressed frustration with the lack of visible progress on fixing the church. “After the earthquake this building was surrounded by people from the community, some of whom were regular church goers and some weren’t, who were weeping at the destruction of the church,” she said. “We are constantly asked: ‘What’s the time frame, what’s happening?’ and all we can tell them is that we are waiting on a response from [the Church Property Trustees].” HCT has put a proposal to the Church Property Trust on how they can work together towards restoring the church. HCT sees its role as fundraising and helping to determine the specifications of the repair, in PATCHED UP: The damaged bell tower and roof of St John’s Anglican Church in Hororata have been covered for now but the timeline for restoration remains unknown. ​ consultation with the community. said there had been a lot of Hororata vicar Jenni Carter A Church Property Trustees work done behind the scenes on spokesman declined to answer the future of the church. specific questions by the Selwyn “The parish is all about people, it’s not about buildings and Times about how much the restoration was expected to there is progress being made on cost and how much the church the stone church, you just can’t would pay, when restoration see it.” might take place and the availability of insurance funds for owner Jarnia Kupe said the Hororata Cafe and Wine Bar the building. church remained at the heart of The repair was “very complex,” the spokesman said. tion was an important issue for the community and its restora- “The trustees look forward locals. as the community does to St “It’s better to be done properly [rather than quickly] so as a John’s church again being a vibrant part of the church and local resident it’s sad in a sense community life.” that nothing has happened yet SORRY SIGHT: The inside of the church after the September 2010 earthquake. PHOTO: MARTIN HUNTER but also there is a lot to be done to bring it up to standard so you kind of accept that.” Hororata parishioner Kate Foster said the congregation had not suffered from the loss of the church as it had the use of the smaller wooden church but she would like to see the stone church restored for heritage reasons. •HAVE YOUR SAY: How do you feel about the lack of visible progress on restoring the St John’s Anglican Church? Send your views to tom. doudney@starmedia.kiwi In Brief AREA PLANS The Ellesmere and Malvern Area Plans are up for approval at tomorrow’s district council meeting. The plans, developed in consultation with the community, identify key issues and opportunities for towns within each ward and are meant to encourage sustainable development practises. They will be used to inform future District Plan Review, Long Term Plan and Annual Plan processes. NEW AMBULANCE BASE St John is expecting to open the main office at its new Selwyn Central base in Rolleston in the next two weeks. The office had initially been expected to open by the start of last week but work had taken longer to complete than expected. St John is already operating out of the garage at the base. UNIVERSITY INSURANCE Lincoln University has made an $11 million partial insurance settlement in the ongoing process of resolving its insurance claims arising from damage caused by the September 2010 earthquake. The settlement covers 140 smaller buildings on the university’s Te Waihora campus. A revised campus master plan will consider the reuse and refurbishment of buildings, new buildings where required, and releasing surplus buildings. M cEVEDY FOR MAYOR listening taking action getting results Why do I deserve your vote? I have the drive and leadership to ensure an efficient, effective council. The business skill set required to increase Selwyn’s economic growth. A proven track record as a collaborative, effective leader in council, community, sports and education. I’m committed to Selwyn and have a clear understanding of council systems, environmental and community affairs. AUTHORISED BY C.H. CLARK - 44 TAUMUTU RD SOUTHBRIDGE Building a bright future for Selwyn FIND OUT MORE: WWW.PATMCEVEDYFORMAYOR.CO.NZ