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Selwyn Times: November 01, 2016

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12 Tuesday November 1 2016 News Raw dairy milk operation at Aylesbury AN AYLESBURY dairy farming couple’s taste for raw milk and the dairy downturn inspired them to start a new business on their farm. Mark and Kelsey Williams have launched their new raw milk brand Aylesbury Creamery. The couple are hoping to produce about 200-litres a day. “With the dairy downturn you are sort of looking for ways to take the variable out of the equation,” Mr Williams said. “We just sort of thought oh well, how can we make this part of our own business instead of relying on Fonterra to make our money for us. I use the milk myself because I get asthma and I think it’s beneficial healthwise for people.” By law unpasteurised milk has to be sold straight off the farm, not from shops. Mr Williams didn’t expect people having to travel to his farm to buy the milk to be too much of an issue. “We have got about 27,0000 people within a 10km radius of us – we are only five minutes out of Rolleston.” A warning on the Ministry of Primary Industries’ website warns the product carries the risk of possible contamination with illness-causing bacteria. Concert for Maddie at Rolleston • By Tom Doudney A HEART-TO-HEART conversation about hope between a mother and her musician daughter led them to organise a charity variety concert to help fund a potentially life-changing kidney transplant for West Melton teenager Maddie Collins. The Maddie Concert at the Rolleston Community Centre on November 26, will feature ballerinas, rock bands, a Chinese orchestra, solo jazz singers, hip hop, musical theatre, Russian, Indian and Nepali dancers and singers. Friends and family of Maddie, 12, are trying to raise the $350,000 needed to get her an operation in the United States. The idea for the concert came from a conversation between 18-year-old Mim Jensen, whose band Blind Love will play at the concert, and her mother Heidi Jensen-Warren. Ms Jensen, a jazz school student at Ara Institute of Canterbury, came home one day feeling despondent and in tears about the many problems in the world. However, Mrs Jensen-Warren said to her daughter: “I believe music can change the world and I believe especially your music can change the world.” They were thinking about ways to raise funds to help others through Ms Jensen’s music when they saw an article about Maddie on the front page of The Star. Mrs Jensen-Warren had suffered less serious kidney ailments earlier in her life and they both felt moved by Maddie’s predicament. Ms Jensen said they wanted to show their compassion and do something to help Maddie. “I think the main thing about something like this is it kind of goes to show that one or two people can actually make a significant difference,” she said. “Through this process of getting musicians and getting people to come together as a collective and a community to do something positive actually has really restored my faith in humanity.” SELWYN TIMES FROM THE HEART: Mim Jensen and Seb Warren of Blind Love will play at a charity concert for West Melton teenager Maddie Collins (above). Along with The Maddie Concert, the pair also organised another charity gig which was held recently at Churchill’s Tavern in Christchurch to raise funds for building the Korowai Youth Well-Being Trust’s new Manchester St hub. •Tickets to The Maddie Concert are $10 for adults, $5 for children, family passes available, from www. DINGHYS & OUTBOARDS Summer is here. BOOK YOUR SERVICE NOW AND AVOID THE RUSH! 250 Annex Road. Phone 338 4680 Workshop hours 8.30-5.00pm Mobile service now available WE COME TO YOU FLooring Prefinished scratch resistant lacquer 25 years warranty SHOWROOM 3/954 FeRRy ROad | CHRiStCHuRCH | tel 03 943 2001 | BAMBOO IN SHADES OF GREY Sixteen colours of top quality bamboo flooring made by Unilin of Belgium Trading hours: Tuesday to Thursday 8:30am to 5:30pm, Friday 8:30am to 4:30pm, Saturday 9:30am to 1:00pm, Sunday & Monday closed.

SELWYN TIMES Tuesday November 1 2016 13 Arthur’s Pass trust wins award ARTHUR’S PASS Wildlife Trust beat out two other finalists to win the Canterbury Aoraki Conservation Board’s biodiversity award. The conservation board’s awards evening was held on Thursday at the Christchurch Art Gallery. The other two finalists nominated in the biodiversity category were the Banks Peninsula Conservation Trust and the Coleridge Habitat Enhancement Trust. The Arthur’s Pass Wildlife Trust was set up in 2010 to formalise work started by a number of residents to help local wildlife thrive. Originally the main focus was on increasing the number of great spotted kiwi in the area, which were fitted with transmitters and monitored. Existing trap lines that had been set up in 2005 by local residents were extended to protect larger areas. The kiwi project was unique in that eggs and chicks were not taken from the nests to be incubated elsewhere. They were left in the burrow to fend for themselves. The trapping programme was effective in keeping predators at bay and the kiwi population increased. It was clear that the trapping programme was also assisting other species, with general bird numbers increasing, more kea and whio sightings, and predator catch numbers decreasing. In the past year, APWT has taken over the management of what were known as the coast to coast trap lines, increasing its trap numbers to more than 700. APWT aims to have Arthur’s Pass predator-free well before 2050. It will put the $2000 PROTECTING WILDERNESS: Arthur’s Pass Wildlife Trust trustee Ross Ruddenklau (left) and Department of Conservation senior ranger Chris Stewart with the biodiversity award which the trust won. grant it received for winning the biodiversity award towards funding one of several projects it is considering. These include supporting the Kea Conservation Trust, which is working on banding and naming every Kea in Arthur’s Pass National Park; supplying all 110 Arthur’s Pass residents with their own traps; and replacing old traps with newer models. PIRATE DOG: White german shepherd Jessie Rose looked the part for Halloween yesterday thanks to owners, the Hickling family, of Rolleston, who supplied the pirate costume. PHOTO: JANE HICKLING Looking Back REMEMBERED: The funeral of Apa Taiaroa in 1899. •Heritage photos supplied by Selwyn Libraries on behalf of the Lincoln and Districts Historical Society. If you have any information about this photo, please contact the library via 230 Barrington st 332 4004 Your Local Friendly Dental Team Easy parking & great service LAWyerS We have over 40 years’ experience to assist you with… • Buying and Selling Houses and Commercial Property • Wills, Trusts and Estate matters • All issues facing you and your business; • Employment Law matters; • Traffic matters; • Earthquake related issues; and • Advice regarding Retirement Villages VOLUNTEERS WANTED FOR TRIALLING A NEW TREATMENT FOR TYPE 2 DIABETES DO YOU HAVE TYPE 2 DIABETES and TAKE AT LEAST METFORMIN TO CONTROL YOUR DIABETES and DO NOT TAKE INSULIN? If yes, you may be eligible to participate in a clinical research study of an investigational procedure for diabetes being conducted at Auckland City Hospital, Middlemore Hospital, Wellington Hospital, Christchurch Hospital and Dunedin Hospital. The procedure is similar to a coronary angioplasty so this will be conducted by a cardiologist. Who cannot take part? • Age below 18 years or above 70 years • If you have certain medical conditions such as kidney failure or liver damage • If your diabetes is already well controlled (your HbA1c is below 58mmol/mol) Transport costs will be reimbursed If you would like to know more, please contact: JINNY WILLIS or CATHERINE CRUICKSHANK (Christchurch Hospital) (03) 364 1096 / (03) 378 6259 or (03) 364 0448 or Less than a month to go Call John, Brendan or Andrew today on 03 366 8996 to find out how we can help you. Email. Airport Business Park 92 Russley Road Christchurch 8042