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Selwyn Times: January 10, 2017

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18 Tuesday January 10 2017 News Lincoln High drama students in pre-school charity show SEVEN LINCOLN High School senior drama students have been preparing to bring a little fun into pre-schoolers lives while also contributing to charity. The students will perform three stories in a 40-minute production at the Lincoln High hall on January 24. The performances will include A Pirate Story, Aesop’s The Tortoise and the Hare fable, as well as a story about speaking up called Oliver Has Something to Say. There will be singing and games played between the stories. All profits will be donated to the KidsCan charity, which helps children living in poverty. The public will be able to choose between the 10am or 11.30am show. Tickets will cost $4 per seat and are cash only, meaning mothers with children sitting on their lap will pay for the seat only. For pre-schools wishing to book groups, teacher tickets are free. For presales and block ENTERTAINERS: Lincoln High School students Jarod Pope (left), Craig Pope, Elizabeth Steel, Beth Walsh, Libby Duncan, Daniel Berry and Gabriel Clarke have been rehearsing for their production aimed at pre-schoolers. bookings of 10 or more people, email Sandra McLean at smc@ lincoln.school.nz Door sales will be available, but the hall has a 220-seat capacity. SELWYN TIMES FUN TIME: Freyer Jennings, 6, of Lincoln, gets into the swing of things during a holiday visit to the Margaret Mahy Family Playground. PHOTO: GEOFF SLOAN A new home, complete on your section for only $376,900! incl GST Marbella 232m 2 Brick exterior cladding • 232m² • 4 bedrooms • Study • 2 living areas • 2 bathrooms • Double garage • Building consent fees • Construction insurance • 10 year Registered Master Build Guarantee • Engineers ground report • Colorsteel roof My husband and I have just moved into a home built by Artisan Homes. Even though it is a large home we had no delays with supply or tradesmen. We were concerned when choosing a builder as we are in the Christchurch rebuild zone. Rob and his team were honest, very prompt sorting out any queries and helped with choices throughout the entire build. We are very pleased with our home. The quality and service was excellent. If we ever build again, it will be with Artisan Homes. - Kevin and Debbie, Templeton. • Clay brick & Linea weatherboard exterior • Flat 4-panel colorsteel garage door • Millenium showers • Grohe tapware • LED lighting • Custom design kitchen & laundry joinery • Bosch kitchen appliances • Rinnai gas fire • Daikin heat pump • Feltex extra heavy duty carpet over high density underlay • Porcelain floor tiles to all wet areas Just one example from our range of plans. Plans are viewable in high resolution digital at artisanhomes.co.nz. Let Rob and his team work with you to produce your own unique plan. Builders of superior homes. • Full custom design & build service • Over 40 years building & project management experience • Expert advice & personal friendly service • Fixed price contracts • 10 year Registered Master Build Guarantee • Excellent rates • Immediate start* (upon building consent issue) • Quote and build off your plans Silver medal winner in Registered Master Builders 2016 House of the Year Awards Office & Show Home: 5 Broomleigh Drive, Faringdon, Rolleston Phone: 03 374 9172 or Rob: 021 324 876 E-mail - robin@artisanhomes.co.nz Built to last.

SELWYN TIMES Tuesday January 10 2017 19 Sprintcars set to tear up Ruapuna • By Allan Batt THE PITS will be bursting at the seams this weekend when the Racecourse Hotel and Motor Lodge Ruapuna Speedway host the 47th New Zealand Sprintcar Championship. With 35 entries, this will be the biggest turn out of the V8- powered sprintcars at any event in the South Island. Hopes are high for a good showing by the local drivers who are now more used to racing longer distance events and bigger fields than in the past. Christchurch hopes will probably rest on the shoulders of sprintcar rookie, Luke Keegan, who is currently leading the prestigious War of the Wings Series which is contested at numerous South Island tracks. Keegan is a three-time winner of the national modified championship and he has looked fast and smooth this summer. Other Christchurch-contracted drivers expected to feature include the current New Zealand Sprintcar Grand Prix title-holder Matt Honeywell, veteran Ray Baughan, Shaun Ashton, Jackson Lovelady and Ben Gilmore. There will also be strong support for the event from Cromwell and Nelson drivers, including previous South Island champion Jason Scott and former national champion Jamie Duff who contracts to the southern track. The format will see a host of sprintcar races on the programme with the entry list split into six groups. The groups will race each other once, with the top 16 point scorers going to the 25 lap final. An additional four drivers will qualify for the final through a last chance race. American Jonathan Allard, of Chico, California, will defend his title and will be keen to make up for his last appearance in Christchurch, when a crash in his last heat race caused damage that saw his engine overheat when he was in a strong position during the championship race. Top Auckland drivers Dean Brindle, Jamie Larsen, Jamie McDonald and Daniel Eggleton are all well-known to Ruapuna regulars and know the track well, while another Aucklandcontracted driver, Matthew Leversedge, will make his first appearance of the season in his home town after campaigning at Western Springs this summer. Leversedge is currently studying in Auckland and has registered some good results at North Island events. Other prominent entries from the far side of the Cook Strait SPORTS HIGH SPEED: Christchurch’s Ben Gilmore held the inside running from hard charging Cromwell driver ‘Slammin’ Sam O’Callaghan at a recent Ruapuna race. PHOTO: BRIAN HOPPING include former national champion Rodney Wood (Tauranga), former North Island champions Steven Taylor (Wellington) and Skinny Colson (Tauranga) and leading Palmerston North driver Tony Uhlenberg. •Racing will take place on January 13 and 14, and start each night at 6.30pm with the public gates opening at 4.30pm.