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Selwyn Times: November 01, 2016

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6 Tuesday November 1 2016 SELWYN TIMES BRING ON THE WEEKEND McGregors Soak Hose 7.5m 140644 $4 99 $ 29 99 Seasol Kiwicare Turfclean 1L Kills a wide range of weeds and clovers in lawns. Cover 1000sq m 114464 4 Litre Concentrate Complete Seaweed solution Makes 1800 litres. $ 39 98 MTD Ride On Lawnmower 420cc OHV engine. 38” (970mm) cutting deck. 6 speed. 2 year warranty. #182335 Bonus Tipper Trailer Worth $299 #124674 $ 258 Jobmate Petrol Lawnmower B&S 300 series engine. 420mm (16.5”) steel chassis. Bar blade, fabric catcher. 125cc 249924 $ 2999 $ 149 Kiwi Care Weed Weapon Extra Strength 5 Litre Concentrate Kills stubborn weeds to the root. Makes 400L. 247306 $ 79 99 Windbreak Green 50M Roll. 1000mm high. Lightweight, knitted. 192021 $ 199 Tandem Fertiliser Spreader 30kg capacity. Some assembly required. 902601 Number 8 Slug and Snail Bait 248718 Wind Break Clips $ 24 99 Black. 100 Pack 142425 99 c Large Grade $ 199 Kiwi Care Weed Weapon Long Term 5 Litre Concentrate Kills weeds and prevents growth for up to 12months Covers up to 2,000m sq 295680 $ 249 Lawnboy 20L Easy walk behind sprayer for large areas. Made in NZ. 136007 Tomato Plants Assorted Varieties. 924683 $ 6 99 6 Hornby 370 Main South Road Phone: 349 8497 Available from Tuesday 1st November to Monday 7th November, while stocks last.

SELWYN TIMES Tuesday November 1 2016 7 News Olympian for highland games FRESH FROM his first Olympic Games in August, shot putter Jacko Gill is about to take on another new challenge – the Hororata Highland Games on Saturday. Last year the Hororata Highland Games was labelled the ‘largest highland games in the Southern Hemisphere’. The 2016 event will be no exception with a top line-up of competitors set to challenge for championships across numerous events, including Gill, who will be competing in the Oceania Heavyweight Championship. “I think my favourite event is going to be the caber toss, as it looks impressive when done correctly,” Gill said. “However, I have never tossed a caber in competition before so it could be entertaining.” Unsurprisingly, Gill said he expected the throwing events to be his strength. “Many of them are the origins of what we now compete in at the Olympics and Commonwealth Games,” he said. A new addition to this year’s games will be a bike polo event, with a grudge match between Christchurch and Timaru. Also new is the Gough CAT vehicle pull which consists of a team of five pulling a ute and mini-digger on a trailer from start to finish, with the chance to win $300 cash. There will be more than 100 market stalls, as well as other entertainment, fairground rides and much more at the games. The newly introduced Duncan Cotterill stage will see entertainment like the Hororata pie eating competition, Southern Celtic Fiddle Orchestra, and Ma Bell and The Celtic Connection. Taste of Scotland will have food, wine, Scottish wares, tartan and, of course, haggis to enjoy. In Clan Lane people can connect or discover their Scottish ancestry. Other entertainment unique to the Hororata Highland Games will include the Society for Creative Anachronism combat demonstrations where the stalwart knights will do STRONG ARM: Jacko Gill says he is looking forward to competing in a caber toss event for the first time at the Hororata Highland Games on Saturday. ​ battle for victory in honourable combat, performances from the Scottish Country Dancers and Irish Dancers. •The games will be held at Hororata Domain on Saturday, 9am-4pm. Tickets at the gate – adults $20, children (5-17) $5, preschoolers free. Discounted tickets available online, see hororatahighlandgames.org. nz for more information. In Brief FIREWORKS DANGER The district council has a simple message for anyone thinking of letting off fireworks around Guy Fawkes night on Saturday – please don’t start a fire. Selwyn principal rural fire officer Douglas Marshall said volunteer fire brigades were normally very busy around this time and he appealed for people to keep fireworks away from hedges, shrubs, or long grass. Safety guidelines included not lighting fireworks in windy or hot conditions, having a water supply near by and keeping animals safe. Sky lanterns, also known as Chinese lanterns, were a significant risk if allowed to fly away. FORKLIFT FIRE Rolleston firefighters had to break into a private yard on Jones Rd, Rolleston, on Wednesday to put out a forklift fire which started while no one was at the property. Workers over the road saw the fire and alerted the fire service. A passerby had used a fire extinguisher before firefighters arrived to finish the job. Rolleston fire chief Nigel Lilley said that, thanks to the actions of the passerby, the forklift was not too badly damaged by the fire which was believed to have started from an electrical fault. They had cut the padlock off the yard’s gate to access the forklift. LINCOLN’S FINEST SUBDIVISION and Live in Lincoln present ... ON THE DOMAIN MARCH 4 2017 LINCOLN Mi-Sex Dragon Sharon O’Neill Debbie Harwood Margaret Urlich Annie Crummer Jordan Luck Band Jason Kerrison www.selwynsounds.co.nz nine bands. one day.