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Selwyn Times: October 25, 2016

Selwyn Times: October 25,

FREE TUESday OCTOBER 25 2016 379 7100 Selwyn Times Proudly locally owned and published by Star Media Award winning publishing group Kea (Nestor Notabilis) Fresh Asparagus $ 1 .88 bunch OPEN 7 DAYS Phone 349 5952 Cnr Springs Rd & Marshs Rd, Prebbleton (next to Milanese Restaurant) Ladbrooks, Tai Tapu, Leeston, Lincoln, Southbridge, Prebbleton, Halswell, Rolleston, Templeton, Burnham, West Melton, Darfield, Arthurs Pass Plea for councillors to work for all of the district • By Tom Doudney NEWLY-ELECTED district councillors have been called on to make sure they put the good of Selwyn ahead of appeasing voters in their own wards. The call comes from former district councillor Jack Pearcy (right), who served for 25 years until 2010. The district councillor’s, elected earlier this month, will be sworn in tomorrow’s meeting and a deputy mayor will be chosen. Mayor-elect Sam Broughton has chosen not to exercise his right to choose the deputy mayor so the position will instead be decided by a vote from district councillors. Mr Pearcy, a Leeston resident, said district councillors should read the declaration they make when being sworn in carefully. The wording requires them to declare that they will act “faithfully and impartially” in “the best interests of the district of Selwyn.” He said the purpose of the ward system was to ensure people were elected from a variety of different areas but district councillors still had to make the best decisions for Selwyn as a whole, even if that was sometimes unpopular with voters in their own ward. He said they had not always done so in the past. “From time to time it has been a disaster and [that applies to] some councillors more than others,” Mr Pearcy said. •Turn to page 5 GOOD FIGURES: Rolleston’s Jacquie and Dan Hibbs have both tasted national success in bodybuilding this month. ​ Success for bodybuilding couple • By Tom Doudney A ROLLESTON couple’s finely-chiselled physiques and shared passion for healthy living have propelled them to national bodybuilding success, beating much younger competitors. Jacquie Hibbs, 44, recently won the women’s national figure title at the New Zealand International Federation of Bodybuilding competition in Wellington, a week after winning the Waikato figure title. Her husband, Dan Hibbs, 40, won his under 70kg class and was runner-up in the overall men’s competition. Mrs Hibbs success was also notable because before this month she had only competed in one previous bodybuilding competition and that was 18 years ago. After her first competition, when she was 26, finishing second in the South Island and third nationally at the National Amateur Bodybuilding Association Championships. However, since then work, study and family commitments, including having three children, had kept her sidelined. She was very pleased to win. “It was awesome, you couldn’t really achieve any better than that,” she said. Mr Hibbs, a former 2008 and 2010 Mr New Zealand, will compete for the fifth time at the World Body Building Championships in Spain on November 5. He will be the highest ranking amateur New Zealand competitor at the competition, having finished fifth at the same event in 2011. •Turn to page 9 2017 NEW WEST MELTON PREP ROOM OPENING ! • Quality care and education for children aged 3 months to 5 years • Separate Nursery (3 months – 2 years), Preschool (2 – 3 years), Prep Schools (3 – 5 years) • Privately-owned, purpose built facility designed with children in mind • Innovative Transition to School Programme • 20 hours ECE for 3 – 5 year olds • Primary care giving by experienced and qualified teachers • Excellent ERO reports • Open 7.30am to 6pm, Monday to Friday A MAGICAL CHILD CARE CENTRE Bookings are currently being taken for 2017 with The Cat’s Pyjamas Preschool & Nursery Centres: Rolleston Phone 03 347 9561 Email West Melton 65 Iris Taylor Avenue In Preston Downs, Phone: 03 741 1785 West Melton Phone 03 741 1785 Email Contact Tracy or Gavin or check out their website