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Selwyn Times: January 10, 2017

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4 Tuesday January 10 2017 News SELWYN TIMES Bid to get children reading SELWYN LIBRARIES are hosting a variety of activities to keep kids entertained – and reading – during these summer holidays. Book lovers of all ages have been able to join Selwyn Libraries in a Summer of Reading which includes the Selwyn Summer Reading Programme for children and Stop, Drop and Read. During the holidays Selwyn residents can join library staff at 2.30pm every week day to ‘stop’ what they are doing, ‘drop’ into a comfortable seat and ‘read’ for 15min. The Selwyn Summer Reading Programme gives children a chance to win prizes. To join the programme children need to visit a Selwyn library, pick up an official reading log, then record how many minutes they spend reading each day. They can read anything, anywhere, anytime. Prizes include android tablets, book vouchers and family passes to the Selwyn Aquatic Centre. Terms and conditions are available online at www.selwynlibraries. Selwyn Libraries manager Vicki Carlyon said the aim was to encouraging children to continue reading over the summer holidays in an attempt to reduce the risk of ‘summer slide.’ “According to research from a number of countries, during the summer holiday months, the reading level of children who don’t have access to reading material or who don’t read declines,” she said. “New Zealand research shows children from lower income areas are most at risk of the summer slides.” Selwyn Libraries also have new children’s boxes which contain a range of dress ups and toys to encourage children to stay a while and engage in creative play. PAGE TURNERS: Darfield siblings Jack, 6, Harriet, 9, and Skye Collins, 9, enjoying some books. GREAT SUMMER SAVINGS NOW ON Have the best nights sleep on a Dreamwool Pocket Spring or Natural Latex mattress with 100% natural fillings. No foams, polyester fillings and glue. Enjoy year round superior comfort and support on a flexible slat bed Not just a tyre shop! • On-farm services - NO CALLOUT FEE (Selwyn district) • 24 hour fleet service • Full mechanical repairs • Nitrogen fills, batteries, WOF, shock absorbers • Agricultural tyres • Full range of vehicle tyres • Wheel alignments & puncture repairs Mon-Fri 7.30am-5.00pm, Saturday 9am-12pm Call 03 347 4702 or 0800 838 973 847 Jones Rd, Rolleston • Jones Road Auto ALL YOUR MOTORING NEEDS › While You Wait WOF’s › Courtesy Cars › Diagnostics › Repairs › Servicing › Batteries › Tyres Phone 347 4020 851 Jones Rd, Rolleston 22 Kennaway Rd • • Ph 343-5105 Unique & Handcrafted FURNITURE HOME DÉCOR GIFTS 2239 Main South Road 5 minutes south of Rolleston 03 3476190 SALE NOW ON 20% off this range of solid handcrafted furniture, with many more items reduced instore. Limited time only.

SELWYN TIMES Tuesday January 10 2017 5 Progress on farm environment plans • By Tom Doudney ABOUT A third of 900 Selwyn Waihora Zone farmers who need to obtain a farm environment plan in the next six months have done so. Under Plan Change 1 to the Land & Water Regional Plan, farms not supplied by the Central Plains Water scheme, about 900 in total, will need to obtain land use consent. Having an audited farm environment plan will be a key part of that process and about 300 of these farms already have theirs. The requirement to have a land use consent took effect from January 1 and farmers will have six months to lodge their application. Farm environment plans identify on-farm environmental risks and how they will be managed. Environment Canterbury’s Selwyn Waihora Zone team manager Michaela Rees said it was pleasing that many farms already had theirs. ECan would work with the others to make sure they could meet the six month deadline. “In this catchment particularly, the community expects that we will take action where compliance is not being achieved – DEADLINE: Selwyn Waihora Zone farmers not supplied by the Central Plains Water scheme will have to obtain land use consent within the next six months. PHOTO: BRETT PHIBBS and that’s what we will do where necessary,” Ms Rees said. “Some farmers have already obtained consent and others are in the pipeline. The zone team and industry bodies are working hard to help farmers get on track towards obtaining their consents.” Farms supplied by CPW also need to obtain audited farm environment plans to comply with the scheme’s discharge consent. Stage one of the scheme involves 120 farms and, so far, 107 had farm environment plans. Stages two and three of the scheme are not yet operational. Stabbing accused from Coalgate THE MAN who allegedly stabbed a New Brighton woman in December with a screwdriver was a 68-year-old from Coalgate. Wayne Curtis Durham was granted interim name suppression on December 30, the same day it is alleged he stabbed a 46-yearold woman. However, the suppression order lapsed yesterday when he appeared at the district court by video-link from prison. Durham is accused of wounding the woman with intent to cause grievous bodily harm. Police were called to the woman’s property on Hawke St, New Brighton, at about 1.15am. “There was a female victim and a male offender. He stabbed her with a screwdriver and the offender then returned with a knife,” a police spokeswoman said at the time. It is understood the knife was not used in the assault. A family member said the victim was now at home “resting up.” Defence counsel Glenn Dixon asked Judge Jane McMeeken for a further remand without plea for Durham. No bail application was made. McMeeken remanded Durham in custody to appear on February 20. Enjoy the Romance AT TERRACE DOWNS RESORT The team at Smart Real Estate wishes you a very happy New Year We thank you for your continued support and look forward to working with you in 2017. Valentine’s Day DINNER $ 75 Valid 14 February A glass of Sparkling Wine, 3 Course Set Menu, Live Music Make your Sunday extra special with our popular 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 Indulge with our special package for Couples This Valentine’s Day, let us help you treat that special someone with a great package for two! Package includes romantic dinner for two overlooking the beautiful surrounds of Mt Hutt, candlelit spa bath before sliding into one of our super king size beds. Complimentary late checkout in the morning, with breakfast brought to you in your villa. Optional extras also available including welcome platter and champagne and spa treatments on site! Valid from Friday 10th Feb – Sunday 19th Feb 2017. Priced from $450 per couple. Phone us on 03 318 6943 Michael Arlidge Maureen Crowley Jahna Brennan Kama Jacobs Debra Hakaraia Only one hour’s drive from ChCh Phone 03 318 6943 Terrace Downs Resort, Coleridge Road Windwhistle, Canterbury Email: