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Selwyn Times: September 27, 2016

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18 Tuesday September 27 2016 News SELWYN TIMES New addition to comedy gig • By Tom Doudney ONE OF the comedians lined up for next month’s Live in Lincoln comedy event has pulled out – but another will take his place. Tom Furniss will be replaced with Jamie Bowen, a 17-year veteran of the comedy circuit in New Zealand and overseas. Jeremy Corbett, Ben Hurley and Justine Smith remain on the card. Bowen has performed in more than a dozen New Zealand International Comedy Festivals and appeared on TV shows including 7 Days, Comedy Gala and Jono’s New Show. He has also performed at the Adelaide and Edinburgh Fringe Festivals, opened for Rhys Darby and his last two solo shows, Heart Goes Boom and Head Goes Bang, won best show at the 2014 and 2015 New Zealand Comedy Guild Awards. Corbett, who has performed with Bowen before, described him as a “twisted genius.” “I’m looking forward to a real good show, it’s going to be a cracker.” The event will be held at the Lincoln Event Centre on October 8. Tickets can be bought at The Famous Grouse Hotel or by emailing Rural girl face of fashion week • By Annabelle Dick FROM FARM girl to the face of fashion week, Zara Graham is a rural girl aiming for international supermodel stardom. The 17-year-old from Lincoln, has been selected as the face of the upcoming Canterbury Fashion Beauty Week 2016 after winning Canterbury Model of the Year last year. “It’s such an amazing honour,” she said. Miss Graham has been modelling for four years with the Canterbury Fashion Beauty Week founders modelling agency DS Model Management. Miss Graham grew up in Lincoln on a farm surrounded by four brothers. While she confesses she’s a “bit of a tom-boy” who loves the farm life and animals, she’s always been passionate about the fashion industry. “I love how it makes me feel. I love dressing up, having my make up done, wearing amazing clothes and definitely the confidence that comes with it,” she said. Miss Graham is studying at the National School of Aesthetics and plans on following the modelling circuit overseas. ANIMAL LOVER: Zara Graham is the face of Canterbury Fashion Beauty Week this year. ​ Her ultimate goal is to become a Victoria’s Secret angel. Next month, Miss Graham will strut her stuff at the Canterbury Fashion Beauty Week summer collections show at the Lincoln Event Centre. More than 20 fashion houses will show their collections ranging from Cup Day fashion and resort wear to plus size clothing. Canterbury Fashion Beauty Week founder and organiser Denyse Saunders said this year is the first time the show will feature plus size models and clothing. “It’s had a huge response and it’s going to be really unique. I think women are sick of seeing young size six girls on the catwalk that don’t smile or have personality. We’ll see real women who people can relate to showing real clothes that they can go and buy,” Ms Saunders said. She said the major show will feature lots of colour and men’s and women’s wear to cater to all people. Fashion week will also include an SPCA Op Shop fashion parade on Sunday, October 9 to support the SPCA and a hats and high tea event on Tuesday, October 11. The summer collections show will take place on Thursday, October 13 at the Lincoln Event Centre and Canterbury Fashion Beauty Week runs from October 9-14. The Ellesmere Big Band will be belting out dance tunes for the Rolleston New World Dine and Dance on Saturday evening – part of the Rolleston 150th celebrations. Turning 150 years old is a marvellous occasion, so Rolleston is preparing to celebrate its birthday in style. The Rolleston 150 year celebrations will kick off on Friday, 14 October at 7pm with the Sicon Official Opening Night and Mix & Mingle. The event will be held at the Rolleston Community Centre with free entry. “Everyone is welcome. Come along dressed in a period reflecting our 150 year history,” says Selwyn District councillor and Rolleston 150th committee chairman Jeff Bland. Photo displays will showcase Rolleston during its first 150 years while static displays will represent local children and Maoris’ connection with the area. A master of ceremonies will oversee proceedings and there will be a cash bar, free nibbles, background music from the Flying Dixies Jazz Band and a movie playing for children in a nearby room. On Saturday, 15 October, people are invited to join in the party and kick up their heels at the Rolleston New World Dine and Dance where the Flying Dixies Jazz Band will play during pre-dinner drinks and dining, before the 18-piece Ellesmere Big Band play dance music. Country Feast will be catering the event which will also have a cash bar for drinks sales. Tickets are $60 per person, available from the Selwyn District Council reception, Amanda Smith 021 169 3193 or Raylene Clark 027 326 7461, with the dress code - period costume or black tie. Other Rolleston 150th events: • Saturday: The Rolleston Show & Cultural Festival, 10am-4pm, (free entry), cnr Hoskyns & Jones Rd; sponsored by Intelligro. If wanting to exhibit, register now. • Sunday: Grand Parade, 10am from Norman Kirk Drive sponsored by Road Metals Quarries. The Flying Dixie Band will be playing at the Rolleston 150th Friday and Saturday evening events. For more information, email:

SELWYN TIMES Tuesday September 27 2016 19 Photography exhibition Open daily, except Sunday, library hours The Ellesmere Camera Club is hosting an exhibition of its work at the library. Take a look at the calibre of photos the members of the club produce and see if you’re interested in joining. Leeston Library, 19 Messines St. Free entry. Small Works Show Tuesday to Thursday, 10am- 4pm This exhibition features pieces from many different artists and their unique styles. Michael Abrahamson, Anna Bowman, Quilliam Collister, Jen Dearborn, Amelia Jang, Barbara Jaine, Olwyn McKinley, Joan Pascoe and May Wright showcase their work in water colours, oils and acrylics. Selwyn Gallery, 17 South Tce, Darfield. Free entry. Email by 5pm each Wednesday Spring Pool Fest Tuesday-Friday, 1pm-3pm This features fun activities with inflatables and volleyball (Monday), paddle boats (Tuesday and Friday), small inflatables (Wednesday) and Flippa Ball (Thursday). All members of the community are welcome, children under eight require parental supervision if in the main pool. Selwyn Aquatic Centre, normal pool admission prices apply. School holiday nail care and nail art workshop Wednesday, 10am-12pm A highly creative, fun and interactive school holiday workshop designed for young ladies aged 11-15 years old, focusing on natural nail care and nail art! The workshop will cover topics such as natural nail care, manicures, how to polish nails, tools, techniques and advice for nail care, basic nail art techniques and designs. Lincoln Events Centre, 15 Meijer Drive, $60 ticket costs. Family Fun Day Thursday, September 29, 11am- 2pm Families are invited to come along and enjoy a day of fun activities and entertainment, including Josh Grimaldi’s magic show at 12.30pm, House of Bricks (Lego), face painting, sports activities, bouncy castles, mega slide, farmyard friends, a special fairy, balloon twisting and much, much more Lincoln Events Centre, Meijer Drive, Lincoln, gold coin entry Bonsai Workshop Saturday, 9.30am-12.30pm Join Tony Bywater for an introductory workshop on basic Bonsai techniques at the Lincoln Envirotown Community Gardens (James St). The entry fee covers the tree, potting mix, grow bags, wire, and morning tea. Lincoln Envirotown Community Gardens, $15 entry fee. The Wonky Donkey Show! Friday and Saturday Author and songwriter Craig Smith – Mr Wonky Donkey – will be appearing at Selwyn libraries over two days. Go along and enjoy fun, laughter, singing, dancing, books and songs with us. Friday: Lincoln Library and Service Centre 10am, Rolleston Community Centre 2pm. Saturday: Leeston Library and Service Centre 10am, Darfield Library and Service Centre 2pm. Lincoln Envirotown Meeting Monday, 7pm Ben Wong from the district council will talk about the development of the walking and cycling network in Lincoln. Followed by a Lincoln Envirotown meeting. All welcome. Lincoln Event Centre. Free entry. Markets this weekend The local markets have a lot on RIGHT TRACK: Selwyn residents wanting to take part in The Breeze Walking Festival, which started on Saturday, can take the chance to check out one of the district’s own hidden gems. On the Harts Creek Sneak, Thursday, 10am- 12pm, people are invited to take their binoculars for a 2km easy walk to discover local birdlife including swans, pukeko, canada geese, ducks, white heron and pied stilts. The walk is suitable for buggies. Meet at 31 Lower Lake Rd, near Southbridge. offer, from fresh produce to hand made crafts. West Melton Market: Saturday, 9am-noon. St Paul’s Church. Leeston Market: Saturday 9.30am-12.30pm. Ellesmere Cooperating Church, High St. Free entry Prebbleton Market: Saturday 10am-1pm. All Saints Church, 9 Blakes Rd. Lincoln Farmers’ and Craft Market: Saturday, 10am-1pm. Gerald St, Lincoln. Darfield Market: Saturday, 10am-2pm, next to Farmlands on South Tce, Darfield. Edendale Car Boot Sale: Sunday, 10am-3pm, Edendale Cafe, 888 Sandy Knolls Rd, West Melton. HAVE YOU BEEN TO SEE US LATELY? Call in today for a full supply of fresh fruit and vegetables. OPEN 7 DAYS Phone 349 5952 Cnr Springs Rd & Marshs Rd, Prebbleton (next to Milanese Restaurant) RESTAURANT & CAFÉ ‘Famous for their roasts!’ “Exclusive range of pottery, furniture, handcrafts, stoneware & gifts” 395 Brougham St, Christchurch Ph (03) 365-3411 School’s Out FAMILY FRIENDLY Kid’s Special Two courses Great Kids menu plus designated play area. 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