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Selwyn Times: November 15, 2016

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12 Tuesday November 15 2016 News SCHOOLS SELWYN TIMES REWARD: Sophie Farries, left, and her brother and fellow competition entrant Jack Farries with their prizes. LETTING IT OUT: Pre-schoolers at Rolleston’s Selwyn Kids kindergarten were encouraged to express their emotions by visiting author Adam Millen. The former engineer from the North Island shared his book, Jack Feels Big, with the children. The book talks about encouraging children to express feelings, such as loneliness, bravery, being overwhelmed, frustration and persistence. Looking Back EYE-CATCHING: This creation by Sophie Farries, 8, of Rolleston, won the children’s section of the Rolleston Envirotown Market on Sunday. Her scarecrow, named Daisy, was filled with shredded paper and dressed in Sophie’s old pyjamas and black boots. Sophie had first pick of the children’s prizes and she chose a notepad display board made from a recycled photo frame. The winner of the adult’s section was Dave Dimmock, also of Rolleston. TOWN CENTRE: Shops on Gerald St, Lincoln, in the 1970s. The photo shows the Lincoln Fish Shop, Farmers, Lincoln Drapery and Gift Shop, Bank of New Zealand and the Lincoln Beauty Salon. •Heritage photo 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.

SELWYN TIMES Tuesday November 15 2016 13 Four Square supermarket comes to West Melton MORE THAN 150 years after West Melton was founded, its first modern supermarket was opened on Tuesday last week. Four Square West Melton was officially opened by Mayor Sam Broughton. Construction began in February as part of the shopping centre development on Weedons Ross Rd, opposite West Melton School. Owners Brent and Leah Little said the opening was a historic day for both the town and Four Square. “I have fond memories of visiting the Four Square in Hokitika when I was a boy,” Mr Little said. “West Melton, meanwhile, got its first grocery store in 1872, eight years after the town was founded, before the store was moved into the old blacksmith’s shop in 1937. “I’m proud to bring 21st century shopping to West Melton – with no horseshoes but plenty of car parks.” Out of 20 staff at the supermarket, 16 have been employed from West Melton and the surrounding area. “We’ve assembled a fantastic team who are raring to go,” Mr Little said. “They know community expectations are high but I’m confident we’ll exceed them next week and well into the future.” West Melton Residents’ Association chairman Jeff Waters said it was good to have the supermarket open. “It’s great it has finally come about,” Mr Waters said. Mrs Little said the supermarket’s modern features included the latest OPENING UP: Brent and Leah Little with their son Ben, 7. outside their new Four Square. PHOTO: GEOFF SLOAN ​ in customer-focused layout and design, energy-efficient lighting and ozonefriendly refrigeration. The supermarket has about 800 sq m of retail floor space. Mr Little’s own retailing history goes back 22 years since he left school. He has worked for New World and Pak ’n’ Save and done everything from packing bags to slicing ham. “Experience is key to running supermarkets, and I’m looking forward to applying mine to our new store and getting to know the people of West Melton and the surrounding areas,” he said. Celebrate Christmas the Terrace Downs way! Let us take the stress out of your Christmas dining - come and enjoy a delicious buffet and live music. Book today! 24th December Festive Lunch Buffet 12.30pm - 2.30pm Enjoy an elaborate buffet of Christmas flavours along with live music. $79 per adult. $29 for kids under 12 Complimentary glass of bubbles or sparkling grape juice on arrival. Christmas Eve Dinner Revive the spirit of Christmas with our special celebratory A’la Carte Menu accompanied with live Christmas music Don’t forget our popular 25th December Christmas Day 11.00am-1.30pm | 6.30pm-9.00pm SundayBuffet Make your Sunday extra special with the Sunday buffet. Come and enjoy a delicious menu of classic and International flavours, accompanied by live music. Every Sunday 12:30pm Adults $45pp, Kids u12 only $20 Join us for an unforgettable day of celebration with a traditional Christmas buffet. To add even more joy to the day, Father Christmas will join everyone for this pre booked occasion. $99 per adult $39 for kids under 12 Complimentary glass of bubbles or sparkling grape juice on arrival. Book today: 03 317 9375 Only one hour’s drive from ChCh Phone 03 318 6943 Terrace Downs Resort, Coleridge Road Windwhistle, Canterbury Email: South Island Online Vehicle Disposal Auction Commences Saturday 12 th November, concludes Monday evening, 21 st November Viewing is at Turners Supersite, 1 Detroit Place, Christchurch, 7 days from 10am–4pm. Vehicles include... • 18 late model Honda TRX 4WD quad bikes • 2 Toyota Hilux 4WD utes • 1 Maruti (Suzuki) 1300cc 4WD farm worker • 1 Polaris Ranger • 1 Can Am 650 XT Outlander • 3 Honda Big Red ATV’s • 1 John Deere 6310 Tractor ALL BIDDING WILL BE ONLINE For all enquiries please phone Ruth on 027 807 8926 Phone 03 343 9850 Sample photo Sample photo For photos and details, see 1 Detroit Place, Christchurch. Open 7 Days.