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Selwyn Times: October 25, 2016

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SELWYN TIMES Tuesday October 25 2016 11 News ON THE DOMAIN MARCH 4 2017 LINCOLN Four-day walk brings water quality of Selwyn River into spotlight LINCOLN’S FINEST SUBDIVISION Live in Lincoln nine bands. one day. www.selwynsounds.co.nz • By Tom Doudney A FOUR-DAY walk along the Selwyn/Waikirikiri River which took place last month to raise awareness of water quality issues has been turned into a short documentary. And that documentary may become part of a longer film documenting a series of similar walks planned for other Canterbury rivers next year. Gaylene Barnes’ 15min film is currently part of the Waterlife exhibition at Lincoln’s Down by the Liffey Gallery. The exhibition features work by artists and scientists, several of who were involved in the Walk For Water, on the theme of water quality. Ms Barnes said she had been invited to film the walk by its organisers. “When I went to the Selwyn River and filmed it, I was shocked,” she said. “I had been up to the top of the Selwyn River two or three years ago, had a nice picnic there, wandered in the water – I wouldn’t do that today, it’s a mess.” Ms Barnes and fellow film LONG HAUL: Participants in the Walk For Water traversing the Selwyn/Waikirikiri River to raise awareness of water quality issues last month. ​ maker Kathleen Gallagher are planning to film a hikoi in March and April, jointly organised by a number of community groups, which will involve people walking along the course of several Canterbury rivers including the Selwyn/Waikirikiri River again. The other rivers will include the Heathcote and the Avon rivers in Christchurch; the Orari, Opihi and Waitaki rivers in South Canterbury and the Waimakariri and Hurunui rivers in North Canterbury. Ms Barnes and Ms Gallagher are looking for funding to make a film of the hikoi. Ms Barnes’ family farm is in the Rakaia area and she said water issues were close to her heart. “It’s something I’m extremely concerned about. I take a very close interest in what’s going on with the expanding dairy farming on the plains and every time I travel up there, there has been more irrigators go up, more hedges come down, more water pipes trawling across the plains,” she said. “Although I am from a farming background and my family are farmers and I understand how important water is for growing crops, I do see that the balance is actually being tipped a little bit and it’s not in favour of the environment.” •Anyone interested in providing funding for the hikoi film can email Ms Gallagher at doygalpress@ yahoo.com FREE Cat Food Bag Giveaway * BE A GOOD NEIGHBOUR Book a cat desexing procedure at a VetEnt Canterbury clinic before the end of November and receive a FREE 1.5kg bag of Royal Canin neutered food. Find your nearest clinic today, www.vetent.co.nz *Whilst stock lasts, terms & conditions apply. Your fence, your style! QUALITY • STYLE • PRIVACY CALL US TODAY FOR A NO OBLIGATION QUOTE CHRISTCHURCH 55 Hands Road Ph: (03) 338 9063 www.stratco.co.nz