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Selwyn Times: November 08, 2016

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14 Tuesday November 8 2016 SCHOOLS SELWYN TIMES SPECIAL OCCASION: The two oldest children attending Edukids Farringdon, Emma van Zyl (far left) and Eric Gheonea, both 5, got to help manager Morag McGlinchy cut the cake when the Rolleston childcare centre celebrated its first birthday. Staff from Lemonwood Grove School, which will open in Farringdon next year, and parents of children enrolled there came along to celebrate the occasion. EXCHANGE BLOSSOMS: Students from Kagoshima Junshin Girls’ High School in Japan helped plant a cherry tree at Darfield High School to mark 10 years of visits. Darfield marks Japanese link A CHERRY tree has been planted outside Darfield High School’s international office to mark 10 years of welcoming visiting students from Kagoshima Junshin Girls’ High School in Japan. Darfield hosts a teacher and students from Kagoshima Junshin for about 10 days each October. Their programme includes spending time in classes with Darfield students, as well as going on outings to places such as Akaroa, Christchurch and Rubicon Valley Farm. The visitors stay with local host families during the trip and give informative cultural performances to Darfield students. This year’s performances covered ninjas, pop fashion, Japanese primary schools and animated characters. Darfield’s international director Nicola Hely said the 10th annual visit was an important milestone. “We look forward to the relationship continuing to grow and develop in the coming years, and thank all of our host families and the local community who help us to host this wonderful group,” she said. MISSION IMPOSSIBLE: Sam tried his hardest to block all the holes in the pipe and stop the water from leaking out. Year 5 and 6 pupils at Rolleston School had to think quick when they took part in a Top Team Challenge event modelled on the 1980s television show of the same name. The event requires pupils to undertake a series of team-based activities promoting co-operation, initiative, problem-solving and communication skills. Sport Canterbury ran the event at the school. ON A ROLL: Pupils worked together to get a ball down a runway. sat 12th NoVember 7pm start maiNlaND stocKcar teams champs plus hhh south islaND superstocK series familY pass: (2 aDults & 4 chilDreN 14Yrs & uNDer) $40 aDults $20 | seNiors $10 | chilDreN $5 | uNDer 5Yrs free the place to be this summer! DoubleDaYs roaD Kaiapoi | iNfoliNe 03 364 8833 | $ 1999 SAVE $900 PARKLANE 3 seater + 2 seater Includes cushions. Rug and accessories not included. PLUS ADD A PARKLANE CHAIR FOR ONLY $ 299 * Offers valid 10-13 November 2016. *Storewide discount excludes Everyday Low Price items and Ecocare. Riccarton Megastore, 179 Blenheim Rd. Phone 341 3196 • OPEN 7 DAYS •

SELWYN TIMES Tuesday November 8 2016 15 News Get to know your neighbours Looking back A MOBILE barbecue will be visiting 20 different locations around Selwyn over summer in an effort to entice residents to get to know their neighbours better. Music and games for children will also be provided as part of the district council’s Meet Your Street initiative. Meet Your Street sessions will be on Tuesdays from 5.30-7pm. Pre-Christmas sessions will take place at Franklin Crescent Reserve, Lincoln, today; Highworth Cres, Faringdon, Rolleston, November 15; Coleman Pl, Darfield, November 22; Quartz Drive Reserve, Rolleston, November 29; Farthing Drive Reserve, Prebbleton, December 6; the reserve between Coutts Lane and Wilfield Drive, West Melton, December 13; Clausen Ave Reserve, Leeston, December 20. The ‘Meet Your Street Selwyn’ Facebook page has event information and wet weather postponement details. From January to March, more ‘Meet Your Street’ events will be run in Lincoln, Rolleston, Kirwee, Prebbleton, West Melton, Leeston and Darfield. The city council also has small grants of up to $50 available which people can apply for if they would like to host their own neighbourhood ‘Meet Your Street’ event. Applications are open until March 31. For more information visit www.selwyn. FRIENDLY GATHERING: Neighbours at a Meet Your Street event in Rolleston’s Faringdon subdivision last summer. HIGHER LEARNING: Canterbury Agricultural College (now Lincoln University). Date unknown. •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 www.selwynlibrary. A new take on an EXISTING ICON The Rock has been standing proud at the centre of Rolleston for almost 15 years. It opened at a time when Rolleston’s population was barely reaching 4000, now it is over 14,000 so it was time for a change! We have now re-opened our former restaurant and would like to invite you to Selwyn’s newest wine and dine experience – Quartz Wine Bar & Restaurant. It’s not just the décor that has changed to create a more inviting and modern atmosphere, now you will find a new wine list, new craft beers and a new restaurant menu. The menu has been designed for guests to share. Why fill up on just one big plate of the same food, when you can enjoy many dishes. 82 Rolleston Drive, Rolleston Phone 347 4192 Treat your taste buds to a variety of textures and flavours of hot or cold dishes in just a few bites, while you sip on a nice glass of wine or craft beer. If you don’t want to share you can pick a number of dishes to equal a main or simply choose from the range of main meals, steaks & salads. Quartz will also be the perfect place for people to unwind after work - come with a colleague or meet a friend for a wine, and nibble on specially marinated olives or a cheese platter. Call today to book your table to dine with us, or just pop in for a drink at this new and exciting contemporary wine bar and restaurant. Open 7 Days Follow us on Facebook and Instagram Courtesy Van Available