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Selwyn Times: September 20, 2016

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12 Tuesday September 20 2016 SELWYN TIMES Nicole Reid: Selwyn Central Ward - district councillor I live in Rolleston with my husband and our three children. I have an engineering and planning background and I’d love to bring my experience to the council table. I had involvement with getting the Rolleston Drive school crossing operating. I have also been actively advocating on behalf of the Rolleston Residents Association, as chairperson, for safer pedestrian and cycle networks. Our district is growing fast but developments need to be future-proofed, and suitable for all ages and abilities. We need to engage our whole community so they feel involved to contribute ideas towards making Selwyn a great place to live. Megan Hands: Malvern Ward – community board member for the Hawkins subdivision Twenty-six years old from a proud farming background, my partner and I have recently purchased our Peter Hill: Selwyn Central Ward - district councillor During the past six years on council I have been a strong advocate for community values. This has included passionate pleading for very careful use of our precious fresh water, consistent support for safety improvements of our driving environment, wholehearted promotion of public art and a caring approach to the whole of the environment. From this sort of foundation, I will advance these causes and any other which will make Selwyn an even better place to live. A strong sense of natural justice and an intuitive grasp of the meaning of fairness and democracy make me the ideal candidate for re-election. Craig Watson: Selwyn Central Ward - district councillor Standing with a vision of an Independent Selwyn, I do not want us to simply become a housing estate for Christchurch. I will be available and attentive, listening to your views and making evidence based decisions. I have a history of community service, youthful energy and common sense. We love it here and I will work to see Selwyn stay a safe, prosperous, supportive and friendly place to reside. My background is in health management and governance. A vote for me will bring a fresh voice with sensible ideas. www.craig4selwyn.wordpress. com first home in the Malvern community. Since moving to Selwyn to study at Lincoln University in 2009 I am delighted to have made this area home. Through active involvement in community organisations and work in resource management consultancy, I have an understanding of the challenges and opportunities rural services and councillors covering large geographical areas face. I am excited by the prospect of serving the Malvern community to assist in enabling and enhancing the community spirit and ensuring the Malvern voice is heard. Elections 16 Jeff Bland: Selwyn Central Ward - district councillor For 19 years, I have lived in the Selwyn Central Ward with my wife Julie and family. Three years ago I retired from the police. The last four years of my 38 year career were based in Selwyn. I have served on the Selwyn Central Community board and many local community groups. It is my privilege to have served this community as your ward councillor for the last six years. I again ask for your vote so that I can continue to provide an honest, open and common sense approach to resolve the issues and challenges that face Selwyn. Mark Alexander: Selwyn Central Ward - district councillor My vision for Selwyn is a place that we will continue to be proud of. A caring, safe, community with a range of housing choices for a wide range of ages and family types, with a range of facilities, indoor and outdoor, for active and passive activities that are accessible for all, young and old, able and not so able, useable by all. As one of your councillors, I will use my experience, my knowledge, to work with you and your community to achieve this vision. We are on this journey together. I need your support and your vote. relationship property, employment law and resolving contractual and estate disputes. Proud installers of Get a Mitsubishi Electric EF42 White 5.4kW Heat Pump including FREE installation* for just $2,399* *includes cost of back to back install only, conditions apply Phone 0800 324 678 Call now for a free quote BRAZIL seater Upholstered in Lugano or Cosmic fabric. BIG spring SAVE Cushions not included. OFFERSVALID-SEPTEMBER Riccarton Megastore, Blenheim Rd. Phone • OPENDAYS •

SELWYN TIMES Tuesday September 20 2016 13 Chris Martin: Springs Ward - district councillor I have 27 years experience with councils advocating for youth and communities. During this time, projects I have worked on have won international and national awards for their community involvement and innovation. Who knows the place they live better than the people who live there? Council and community should not be them and us, it is we. Selwyn has incredible opportunities for creative community lead solutions facilitated by a courageous council. For that we need a team of councilors that are positive and passionate. I believe I am one of those councillors. Join the conversation on Facebook @ chrismartinforselwyn. Malcolm Lyall: Springs Ward - district councillor I have a strong vision for Selwyn’s future. I am passionate about preserving the best of the lifestyle that this district offers, while embracing the opportunities created by growth for its people. I am experienced voice around the council table. I have successfully represented the aspirations and needs of the people of Springs ward. I have been instrumental in projects including the Prebbleton Community Cottage, the Down by the Liffey Gallery and the Lincoln Event Centre. I am standing again because I have a genuine passion for this role and there are projects that I would like to see completed. John [Jum] Morten: Malvern Ward - district councillor After 40 years farming in the Malvern ward I am now a resident of Darfield. I’ve had the privilege of representing the Malvern ward for 12 years. I value working with community committees and residents on a range of projects, finding solutions for their issues or acting as the connection with council. I am approachable and accessible. I am committed to providing strong and effective local governance for the long term benefit of our community and I believe I have the skill, experience and enthusiasm to continue representing the Malvern ward of the Selwyn District Council. Karen Meares: Malvern Community Board - Tawera Subdivision I have lived in the Selwyn high country all my life. I work in tourism and have a farming, rural contracting background. I enjoy meeting and helping people. I am involved in various district events, fund raising, district promotions, developing recreational opportunities. Many Selwyn residents are rural and our population spread over a large area. Thus the need to have a direct community representative to link with the council is an important democratic right. I would listen to community concerns, communicate council updates back to the community and be involved in decision making for the good of our area. Ken May: Malvern Community Board - Hawkins Subdivision I have lived in Kirwee for 17 years and have involved myself in the Community, when time has permitted. Now I am retired I am in a far better position to involve myself in wider Community matters. My vision is to improve the Malvern Ward in its position as gateway to the Southern Alps and the West Coast and make the area a tourist destination, even if only in transit. I have also been nominated for the Canterbury District Health Board, because of my experience with the healthcare industry for the 16 years prior to my retirement. Murray Lemon: Ellesmere Ward - district councillor I have lived and worked in the district my whole life including running my own electrical business which ultimately employed three staff. I have had a wide involvement in local sport and community organisations including Killinchy Hall Committee, Foundation Trustee of the Ellesmere Heritage Park and 12 years on the BoT’s at Leeston Consolidated School and Ellesmere College, chairing both for three years respectively. I work well within a team and have proven my ability to effectively lead others. I wish to take this experience and knowledge to the next level and use my skills to benefit all Selwyn residents. LAWyerS We have over 40 years’ experience to assist you with… • Buying and Selling Houses and Commercial Property • Wills, Trusts and Estate matters • All issues facing you and your business; • Employment Law matters; • Traffic matters; • Earthquake related issues; and • Advice regarding Retirement Villages Call John, Brendan or Andrew today on 03 366 8996 to find out how we can help you. Email. 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I have a proven track record of standing up for what I believe in and I will work for you, and with you, to ensure you get the best possible representation at council. 2016 CultureFest Celebrating Selwyn’s diversity WWW.SELWYN.GOVT.NZ JOIN US AT CULTUREFEST! SATURDAY 15 OCTOBER 10AM-4PM CORNER OF JONES AND HOSKYNS ROAD ROLLESTON You are invited to take part in Selwyn’s first ever CultureFest. CultureFest is a free event which will showcase the district’s cultures with stage performances, music, food, art and craft demonstrations, and plenty of activities for the kids. Activity programme Stage Performances – Indian, Chinese, Polish, Russian, Italian, Greek and more Food Stalls – Iranian, German, Malaysian, Indian, Russian, Singaporean and more Have a Go – Bhangra (Indian dancing), Oriental ink painting and more Kids Activities – bouncy castles, pedalmania, mega slide, SNAG inflatable golf and more Rolleston 150th Celebrations CultureFest is part of the Rolleston 150th anniversary celebrations which features a show on Saturday 15 October at the same time and location as CultureFest with displays including traction engines, vintage cars, motorbike displays and field testing, tractors, military displays, fire engines, shearing and vehicle parades.