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Selwyn Times: October 18, 2016


24 TUESDAY OCTOBER 18 2016 SELWYN TIMES Help shape Selwyn’s future environment 2016 Triennial Elections DECLARATION OF RESULT The final result for the Selwyn District Council elections held on Saturday 8 October is as follows: MAYORALTY Votes Received BROUGHTON, Sam 4,892 MCEVEDY, Pat 4,172 WALTERS, Sarah 4,144 WOODS, Bill 1,352 HASSON, Debra 1,015 Informal 19 Blank voting papers 173 Sam Broughton is declared elected. MALVERN WARD (2 Vacancies) Votes Received MORTEN, John (Jum) 1,445 MUGFORD, Bob 1,415 ELLESMERE WARD (2 vacancies) Votes Received MCEVEDY, Pat 1,820 LEMON, Murray 1,729 We are now surveying our community on what you would like our district’s environment to be like in the future. The survey is the start of a project which will run over the next few years to review the council’s District Plan. The District Plan controls the activities allowed on different properties, where shops, industrial areas and new housing is located and is also designed to protect our environment. Selwyn is the fastest growing district in New Zealand so our district has been changing rapidly. The survey aims to find out what people like about our district now and what they would like to see in the future. As part of the District Plan review, more consultation is planned over the next few years on specific topics. “In May this year we carried out our annual Resident’s Survey which included a question about whether people thought Selwyn was a great place to live. The survey found that most people thought Selwyn was a great place to live and many people mentioned they liked Selwyn’s rural feel or that our district had a good mix of townships and rural areas,” says Mel Renganathan, the Council’s Strategy and Policy Advisor. “In this survey we want to find out what aspects of our district help create the rural feel that people like.” The survey is available at It takes around five minutes to complete and is open until 4 December. By completing it you can go into a draw to win one of five $100 prezzy vouchers. If you have questions about the survey please contact Mel on 347 2712 or Emma on 347 2920 or email Some of the things the District Plan controls include: · How much new development is allowed, where new sections are located and how sections and homes are designed · What type of buildings are allowed in different areas · What activities you can carry out on your property – for example whether business activities are allowed, and if so, what types of activities · Activities in your neighbourhood that could affect your enjoyment of your property – for example noise limits that apply, whether you can keep certain animals, and how high neighbouring buildings can be built which could affect your privacy and light · Where shops and industrial areas are allowed and what rules are in place in these areas · Where farming can occur and what farming activities are allowed without a resource consent · Rules to protect special features like heritage sites or special environmental areas On the roads this week East Maddisons Road is open to traffic travelling from Goulds Road to Selwyn Road while work continues to seal the road and complete other works. It is closed to vehicles travelling from Selwyn Road to Goulds Road. Road repairs are planned on Leaches, Bealey, Old Tai Tapu and Marshs Roads, with traffic controls in place. Road reconstruction work is planned on Deans Road and ford repair work is planned on Washpen Road, with traffic controls operating at both sites. A new footpath (right) on Springston Rolleston Road from Rolleston College to Lowes Road is currently being constructed by contractors to the Ministry of Education. Footpath repairs will occur on Pound Road and Market Street in Leeston. PAULING, Kerry 1,293 WOODS, Bill 1,266 Informal 4 Blank Voting Papers 123 John (Jum) Morten and Bob Mugford are declared elected. SELWYN CENTRAL WARD (4 vacancies) Votes Received ALEXANDER, Mark 3,400 REID, Nicole 3,333 BLAND, Jeff 3,023 WATSON, Craig 2,595 HILL, Peter 2,452 Informal 5 Blank Voting Papers 195 Mark Alexander, Jeff Bland, Nicole Reid and Craig Watson are declared elected. MALVERN COMMUNITY BOARD TAWERA SUBDIVISION (2 vacancies) Votes Received * MUGFORD, Bob (Withdrawn) 659 PAULING, Kerry 580 MEARES, Karen 523 Informal 0 Blank Voting 86 Papers (*Section 88A of the Local Electoral Act provides that if a person is declared to be elected as a member of the council, and that person is also declared to be elected as a member of a community board, that person must be treated as having vacated office as a member of the community board.) Karen Meares and Kerry Pauling are declared elected. CHESMAR, Diane 678 SCHAT, Harry 432 Informal 3 Blank Voting Papers 36 Murray Lemon and Pat McEvedy are declared elected. SPRINGS WARD (3 vacancies) Votes Received HASSON, Debra 2,463 MILLER, Grant 2,436 LYALL, Malcolm 2,241 PALMER, Tony 1,542 MARTIN, Chris 1,538 Informal 8 Blank Voting Papers 212 Debra Hasson, Malcolm Lyall and Grant Miller are declared elected. HAWKINS SUBDIVISION (3 vacancies) Votes Received GALLAGHER, Jenny 1,497 PASCOE, Judith 1,094 HANDS, Megan 887 MAY, Ken 864 Informal 3 Blank Voting Papers 169 Jenny Gallagher, Megan Hands and Judith Pascoe are declared elected. Council services on Labour Day Council service centres and libraries, Rolleston Community Centre and Lincoln Event Centre will be closed on Labour Day Monday 24 October. Rubbish and recycling collection will occur as normal. The Selwyn Aquatic Centre is open from 8am-8pm. Pines Resource Recovery Park is open from 10am-4pm. The voter return was 44.59%, being 15,665 votes. Douglas Marshall Electoral Officer – Selwyn District Council 13 October 2016 Council Call Selwyn District Council Norman Kirk Drive Rolleston Ph 347 2800 or 318 8338 Rolleston Library Rolleston Drive, Rolleston Ph 347 2880 Darfield Library & Service Centre 1 South Terrace, Darfield Ph 318 8338 or 347 2780 CC171016

SELWYN TIMES TUESDAY OCTOBER 18 2016 25 Notices FOSTER DOG PARK USE The Selwyn Dog Training Club will use Foster Dog Park for a dog obedience competition on 5 and 6 November from around 7.30am-4pm. The park will be closed for off-lead dog exercise at these times. The club is happy for people to watch the competition. Spectators please keep dogs on a lead and away from the competition. MOBILE LIBRARY TIMETABLE Wednesday 19 October Rakaia Huts 9.30-10am Southbridge School 10.45am-12pm Thursday 20 October Prebbleton Tavern 4-6pm Monday 24 October No service due to holiday Tuesday 25 October Glenroy Hall 11.40am-12.10pm Windwhistle School 1-1.30pm Glentunnel School 1.55-2.55pm Glentunnel Hall 3-3.30pm TEMPORARY ROAD CLOSURE - TAI TAPU School Road from the western side of Hepworth Place, west for 80 metres will be closed Meetings Public Forums: Council, Community Board and local committee meetings are open to the public. Time is available at the start of meetings for people to speak on matters of concern. Please notify Bernadette Ryan (Council), Kate Anderson (Community Board) or your local committee at least three days before the meeting. Township, Hall and Reserve Committees: To list or make changes to meeting details, email meeting.changes@selwyn.govt. nz or phone 347 2800 or 318 8338 by 9am Wednesday the week before publication. COUNCIL & COMMUNITY BOARD Unless stated meetings are held at Rolleston Council Building Inaugural Council Meeting Wed 26 Oct 5pm Malvern Community Board Mon 31 Oct 4.30pm Darfield Library/Service Centre Is there an issue affecting your community that you want to bring to your Community Board’s attention and find out how we can help? See ‘Meetings’ for information on our Public Forum from 9am-1pm on Thursday 27 October for Tai Tapu School Pets Day. During the road closure, traffic is requested to detour along the nearest alternative route. Queries can be directed to Joanne on 347 2887. ALCOHOL LICENCE APPLICATION An application for a club licence has been received from Kirwee Tennis Club and is open for submissions until 31 October. See alcoholnotices for details. PRIVATE PLAN CHANGE 50 - SELWYN DISTRICT PLAN Public notice summarising submissions and calling for further submissions This notice relates to Private Plan Change 50 - Fonterra Limited request the introduction of a Dairy Processing Management Area over the Fonterra Milk Processing Plant 2.5km north of Darfield. A summary of the submissions received, along with a copy of the original submissions on Plan Change 50 is now available to view electronically at all Council Selwyn Waihora Zone Committee Tue 1 Nov 1pm Council Meeting Wed 2 Nov 1pm Followed by a public 6.30pm Citizenship Ceremony Industrial Park Project Team Thurs 3 Nov 3pm Izone Café Meeting Room Because of commercial sensitivity, the public may be excluded from part of or all of the meeting. Enquiries to Property and Commercial Manager, Douglas Marshall LOCAL COMMITTEES & ASSOCIATIONS Coalgate Township Committee Tue 18 Oct 7.30pm Coalgate Fire Station Darfield Township Committee Thurs 20 Oct 7.30pm Darfield Library/Service Centre Glenroy Community Hall Committee Tue 18 Oct 8pm Glenroy Community Hall Glentunnel Township Committee Mon 24 Oct 7.30pm Glentunnel Hall Writers workshop coming up Service Centres, Libraries and at A hard copy of this information is available for viewing at Council’s Rolleston Headquarters and at Darfield Library and Service Centre. The public notice, which explains how to make a further submission and who is eligible to make one, is also available in these places. Further submissions may only be lodged by the following: a. Any person representing a relevant aspect of the public interest; and b. Any person that has an interest in the plan change greater than the interest the public has; and c. The local authority itself. Further submissions must be limited to matters either in support of or in opposition to an original submission made on Plan Change 50. The closing date for further submissions on Plan Change 50 is 5pm Wednesday 2 November 2016. For further information regarding this plan change or the process outlined above, please contact Ben Rhodes on 347 2824. Leeston Park Association Mon 31 Oct 8pm Leeston Park Pavilion Prebbleton Community Association Inc. Tue 18 Oct 7.30pm Prebbleton Cottage Prebbleton Community Cottage Committee Tue 1 Nov 7.30pm Prebbleton Community Cottage Rolleston Residents Association Inc. Mon 31 Oct 7.30pm Rolleston Community Centre Guest speaker Steve Saville, Rolleston College Principal Sheffield/Waddington Community Committee Thurs 20 Oct 7pm, Sheffield Hall Springfield Township Committee Tue 1 Nov 7.30pm, Tawera Hall Springston Recreation Reserve Committee Wed 19 Oct 7.30pm Errol Tweedy Pavilion Tawera Memorial Hall Committee Thurs 3 Nov 7.30pm, Tawera Hall Triennial elections. Ordinary meeting follows Have you always wanted to write, but never quite had the courage to start? The Council and novelist and publisher Jenny Howarth are offering aspiring Selwyn writers the chance to attend a free workshop on creating readable fiction. Held at the Lincoln Event Centre on Wednesday 16 November at 6.30pm, the workshop will cover how to create characters, get inspiration for stories and provide an insight into how authors create their characters and settings. Jenny is a novelist, writer and journalist and has a Master’s degree in History. She owns Wily Publications, a publishing house specialising in heritage non-fiction and historical fiction. This workshop follows a previous one also hosted by the Council and Jenny which focused on publishing your writing. The workshop is free to attend, however registration is essential. To register your interest please email by 26 October. Selwyn Events THUR-THUR 20-26 OCTOBER FROM 21 OCTOBER MONDAY 24 OCTOBER FRIDAY 28 OCTOBER SATURDAY 29 OCTOBER SAT & SUN 29-30 OCTOBER UNTIL 6 NOVEMBER Love your Life @ Lincoln Library Thursday 20 October, 7-9pm Unravelling the mysteries of the adolescent brain Dr Jackie Blunt Brainwave Trust Educator talks about the social, emotional & physical changes teens go through. Free – book at Wednesday 26 October Get Active! Free exercise workshop for over 65s, 11-11.45am This session features light actions & will look at mood & posture. Book at Lincoln Library Learn to sing with Selwyn Libraries Rolleston Library Join classically trained local singing teacher Belinda Cullen-Reid for Friday evening classes from 21 October during term 4. See for details Hororata Parish Spring Fair Hororata Domain, 10.30am Family fun with white elephant, country auction, pedalmania, rides, music, craft, plant, second hand books & food stalls, & kids competition. See Bug Polo introduction Selwyn Aquatic Centre, 6.45-8.30pm Try a new sport or improve your skills! Equipment supplied. No registration required. $4.50 plus pool entry fee Lincoln Anglican Parish Fair St Stephens Church, 9.30am With bouncy castle, clown, face painting, lucky dips, plants, baking, jams, pickles, books, clothing, white elephant, craft, sausage sizzle & morning tea Selwyn Book Fair Dunsandel Sports Centre, 10am-5pm Thousands of preloved bargain books. Proceeds fund the new Dunsandel Community Facility. Book donations appreciated – phone Rachel on 325 4664 Waterlife Down by the Liffey Gallery, Lincoln An exhibition by a range of artists with a waterlife theme. Open Wednesday to Sundays 10am-4pm For information on listing a community event visit Leeston Library & Service Centre 19 Messines Street, Leeston Ph 347 2871 Lincoln Library & Service Centre Gerald Street, Lincoln Ph 347 2876 (03) 347 2800 Darfield call free 318 8338