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Selwyn Times: January 31, 2017

Selwyn Times: January 31,

FREE TUESday JaNUaRy 31 2017 379 7100 Selwyn School’s back in Selwyn Let’s make sure our children arrive safe! Times Proudly locally owned and published by Star Media Award winning publishing group Kea (Nestor Notabilis) Ladbrooks, Tai Tapu, Leeston, Lincoln, Southbridge, Prebbleton, Halswell, Rolleston, Templeton, Burnham, West Melton, Darfield, Arthurs Pass Full steam ahead for Rolleston shopping complexes FIRST DAY: Lemonwood Grove School principal Sean Bailey greets Haylin Hobson, 8, and his mother Alisha Hobson. PHOTO: GEOFF SLOAN Handshakes greet pupils • By Tom Doudney THE FIRST students to attend Rolleston’s two newest schools were given contrasting but equally warm welcomes yesterday. At Lemonwood Grove School, principal Sean Bailey was at the gate giving a firm handshake and friendly greeting to the 62 new pupils and family members as they walked in. Each pupil was looking forward to something different. William Moore, 7, said he liked the look of the playground and netball hoops, while Sreya Alex hoped to make new friends and Haylin Hobson, 8, wanted to visit the school library. The school held a mihi whakatau (formal welcome) followed by songs and a scavenger hunt to mark the first morning but its official opening ceremony will not take place until on March 17. •Turn to page 5 • By Tom Doudney WORK WILL soon get under way on a major new Rolleston retail development but details of a further development are still being kept under wraps for now. The Warehouse Group is building a new shopping complex between Masefield Drive and McCauley St, on a 1.8ha section of the Rolleston Square shopping centre. The complex will include a new The Warehouse store, as well as Warehouse Stationary and Noel Leeming stores and all are expected to be open by the end of the year. Workers’ sheds and fencing have been put on the site and Rolleston Square director Lloyd Bathurst said work was expected to begin “quite soon.” The Warehouse’s existing Rolleston Square store, built in 2010, is smaller than most of the company’s stores at 2000 sq m and it decided that a full sized store was required for Rolleston. The new store will be 5600 sq m. Mr Bathurst said new tenants were being lined up for The Warehouse’s existing building but he couldn’t reveal their identity yet. •Turn to page 4 “ This is new school cool!” Faringdon’s new primary school, Lemonwood Grove, is now open. As is newly completed secondary school, Rolleston College. With another preschool on the way, education for all ages is fully catered for at Faringdon. Come and see how Stages 17-19 are adding to our story. There is so much more to see. Clever people know that Faringdon is where it is all happening in 2017. Buy pre-title and in some cases, with no settlement until June 2017. Faringdon equals financially smart as well. Ayden (6) MULTI STAGE RELEASE Sections 410m 2 to 844m 2 from $165,000. Visit Rolleston’s fastest selling development Dynes Road, Rolleston. Wed to Sun 12pm to 4pm Call Bruce Harvey on 0800 667 849 or visit FRD30166-SM 260x90