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Selwyn Times: September 27, 2016

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10 Tuesday September 27 2016 News SELWYN TIMES In Brief WOODS WILL PAY $600k Mayoral candidate Bill Woods will put in $600,000 of his own money to help the Summit Rd Society buy a privately-owned 233ha Tussock Hill Farm in the Port Hills, which will become a public park. Mr Woods is the president of the society which already manages about 300ha of land in the Port Hills. The farm’s owners agreed to sell it for $1.8 million, but there was a shortfall in the society’s funds until Mr Woods agreed to make up the difference. His contribution comes with the condition that the new park, between Mt Vernon Park and Castle Rock Reserve, will be named after his late wife Linda. CLOTHING DRIVE The Christchurch City Mission is asking people to drop off any second hand clothing and other household items they can donate at several Selwyn locations on Saturday. Clothing, linen, curtains, children’s wear, bric-a-brac and other items can be dropped off between 9am and 3pm at the Rolleston Community Centre car park, St Mary’s Anglican Church in Halswell, St Stephen’s Anglican Church in Lincoln and All Saints Anglican Church in Prebbleton. Pick up of furniture and larger items can be arranged by ringing 365 0635 on a week day. Showcase of cultures at festival SELWYN’S FIRST ever CultureFest will feature music, dancing, performances, food and crafts from 20 different cultures. The free event on October 15, 10am-4pm, will showcase the district’s cultures with free performances, activities, craft and food stalls, along as a range of children’s entertainment. This year it will be part of the Rolleston 150th anniversary celebrations which will be held at the same time at the same location on the corner of Jones Rd and Hoskyns Rd. The CultureFest activity programme includes performances from Indian, Chinese, Polish, Russian, Italian and Greek communities, as well as a Scottish flash mob. There will be a range of activities for everyone to take part in and learn more about different cultures including Turkish ceramics, Oriental ink painting and Bhangra (Indian dancing). A wide range of stalls will have food from different cultures for sale. Cuisines on the menu at CultureFest include Indian, Iranian, Jordanian, German, Malaysian, Polish, Russian, Tibetan, Singaporean, South TRADITIONS ON DISPLAY: The Polonus Polish folk dance group are one of many which will be performing at CultureFest. ​ African, and high tea and scones from England. District council recreation adviser Dave Tippett said it would build on the success of the former Lincoln Multi-Cultural Festival which it has replaced. “CultureFest will be held every year with the venue moving between Rolleston and Lincoln in alternating years,” he said. “This year we are very pleased that so many local groups have joined CultureFest to share their culture with the wider community.” The Rolleston 150th celebrations will feature displays including traction engines, vintage cars, motor-cycles, tractors, military displays, fire engines, shearing and vehicle parades. CultureFest is presented by the district council with support from the Christchurch Multicultural Council, Canterbury Migrants Centre, The Rotary Club of Lincoln, Rolleston Newcomers Network and Smokefree Aotearoa NZ 2025. SelwynTimes is a proud sponsor of the Hororata Highland Games 5 November 2016 Hororata Domain — 9am to 4pm the family to the event! Selwyn Times has 20 family WIN!Bring passes to give away. Simply email your contact details to (with Hororata Highland Games in the subject line) and you’ll be in the draw. Entries close October 17. Winners will be notified.

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