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Selwyn Times: October 18, 2016

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4 Tuesday October 18 2016 News SELWYN TIMES It was a blast from the past when Rolleston celebrated its 150th anniversary with a special show on Saturday. The show, which was part of a series of events over the weekend, included historic working displays such as shearing, log loading, saw milling and tractor pulling; locomotives on display; vintage and classic cars and other machinery; along with other entertainment. The first annual CultureFest, celebrating Selwyn’s diverse cultures was also held in conjunction with the show at the same location on the corner of Jones Rd and Hoskyns Rd. About 10,000 people are estimated to have joined in the celebrations. PHOTOS: KAREN CASEY DOWN SHE COMES: Kaela Spooner, 2, of Rolleston, enjoying the big slide. IN TOW: Mark Holaway, with Anya Holaway, driving a 1/3rd scale Scenic Showman locomotive around. These were often used at fairs and circuses. WAR PATH: Military and Ambulance Reenactment Society members Richard Bunce riding with Daniel Gregg in the side car. BIG JUMP: Isabella Burt, 3, of Rolleston, having fun on the bouncy castle. HOT CHIPS: The Tairua family from Southbridge taking a break for some food. The children (from left), are Abbaka, 9; Azra, 8; Eziah, 5; and Zion, 7; and their father Adam is at the back. GET STYLE & PRIVACY New Builds Alterations & Renovations Project Management Construction Services NO JOB TOO BIG OR TOO SMALL We are your local builders. Call today FoR a FREE QUotE • • Phil: 021-0769-669 Your fence, your style! QUALITY • STYLE • PRIVACY CALL US TODAY FOR A NO OBLIGATION QUOTE CHRISTCHURCH 55 Hands Road Ph: (03) 338 9063

SELWYN TIMES Tuesday October 18 2016 5 Piping ‘rock star’ for games THE HORORATA Highland Games chieftain Kyle Warren is somewhat of a piping rock star. Born in Scotland, Mr Warren immigrated to Australia at the end of 2014. He has released two piping albums with KRL records and also toured world-wide with the Red Hot Chilli Pipers performing their unique mix of bagpipes and rock music – ‘Bagrock’. Mr Warren (above) more recently recorded pipes on the Disney Pixar Oscar winning movie Brave. He said he was looking forward to his role at Hororata. “I have been to many Highland Games around the world and am Disgust over cattle grazing at Coes Ford •From page 1 “The Selwyn itself, just down from Coes Ford, has been a disgusting looking green river for a long time and just to add to the problem with cattle only a few metres away, I just thought it was disgusting.” Mr Curtis said the incident was particularly poor with the focus which had been on the state of the river in recent times honoured to have been invited to be chieftain at Hororata,” he said. Mr Warren has made a career out of piping and is a sort after piping tutor around the world; currently teaching at the Scotch College Melbourne. While pipe major of the National Youth Pipe Band of Scotland, he performed with some of the biggest names in traditional music. This year, the Hororata Highland Games has introduced a new pipe band competition. The quartet band competition which will see groups of four musicians with bagpipes and other acoustic instruments perform. Mr Warren will be judging this, which will allow people to see a different side to the traditional pipe band competitions. and because at other times people often used the area where the cows were fenced in for picnicking. ECan principle resource management adviser Richard Purdon said grazing cows on the river’s edge would require a resource consent on the land upstream of Coes Ford and downstream it would be a prohibited activity for which no consent could be •The games will be held on November 5. •Visit for ticket information granted. “We are very pleased that the Selwyn District Council acted so promptly to remove the cows immediately and deal with the lease to prevent this from occurring again and have indicated this to them,” Mr Purdon said. Last week cows were filmed grazing on ECan land leased by the New Zealand Transport Agency on the edge of the Otukaikino Creek in Christchurch. ECan said the land had been accessed by a farmer without NZTA’s consent. The district council did not respond to questions from the Selwyn Times. •HAVE YOUR SAY: How do you feel about cows being grazed at Coes Ford? Send your view to tom.doudney@ In Brief CORRECTION In last week’s election coverage, the Selwyn Times incorrectly referred to Rosalie Snoyink as a candidate for Environment Canterbury’s Mid Canterbury constituency. In fact the candidate was Nicky Snoyink. The Selwyn Times apologises for the error. GARDEN WASTE Malvern and Ellesmere residents will have the opportunity to dispose of garden waste at community garden waste days to be held in their areas over the next few weeks. The first day is at Hawkins Pit, on Cullens Rd, on October 29, 10am- 4pm. The Ellesmere day is on November 19, 10am-4pm, at Cemetery Pit, on Southbridge Leeston Rd, between 10am and 4pm. It costs $5 per car, $10 per ute or single axle trailer or $15 per twin axle trailer to dispose of garden waste at these days. Payment is cash only, with proceeds from the Malvern day donated to the Malvern Lions Club and proceeds from the Ellesmere day to the Ellesmere Heritage Park. General rubbish, soil, flax, cabbage tree leaves, trees or branches over 10cm in diameter can’t be disposed of through this service. TRULY LOCAL & PROUD OF IT Its an exciting time to be part of the fabric of Rolleston and the wider Canterbury and Selwyn regions. We are growing and the 150th Birthday celebrations this past weekend were testament to the strength and confidence that exists here and now. Brenna Sincock Hearing is proud to be part of this community and we couldn’t have asked for a more beautiful day to come out to the celebrations. Thank you to all the people who came and had a chat to us at our stand and made us feel so welcome. It was a busy weekend for Brenna Sincock Hearing! The Canterbury Home Show at Horncastle Arena was a huge success, as was the Ellesmere A&P Show. “My point of difference in audiology and hearing health is that I bring all the experience of the bigger companies, but I take a more personal approach,” says Brenna. “One can’t take a “cookie cutter” approach to hearing, it requires empathy and taking considerable time listening to customers for them to get the most out of their hearing aids.” “Going to these local shows and events is important to me. I value the conversations and being able to share and promote not only my business, but my passion for hearing well and the unmeasurable impact this can have on quality of life.” Brenna Sincock Hearing is Rolleston’s only full-time and locally owned hearing aid clinic. With the commitment to the wider area, Brenna does regular clinics in Leeston, Darfield and now Lincoln. Determined to provide a one stop shop for all audiology needs. Her personal approach and her vast experience in the profession make her the audiologist of choice in the area. “I have been thrilled with the number of people who have “switched” and chosen to LOVE YOUR HEARING Call 03 390 2332 today Faye Leathwick AKA HearOine have me as their personal audiologist,” says Brenna. “It’s a vote of confidence from locals and confirmation that Rolleston needed my expertise.” Hearing Tests | Hearing Aids Wax Removal | Tinnitus Treatment Existing Hearing Aid Adjustments Batteries | Custom Hearing Protection Brenna Sincock Hearing | 36 Tennyson Street, Rolleston | Darfield | Leeston Jon Griffiths Brenna Sincock Hearing Branding / Appropriate Usage PRINT