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Selwyn Times: January 31, 2017

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8 Tuesday January 31 2017 ews SELWYN TIMES ashion New life for garden competition Gardening MEETING THE FANS: From left, Heiden Bidwell-Curtis, Inga Finau, Chris Gawler, Braydon Ennor and Samu Tawake with young fans, from left, Esther Ide, Jack Collins, Skye Collins, Phoebe Ide and Thomas Galletly. Crusaders in Darfield otoring • By Tom Doudney THE CRUSADERS were in Darfield on Wednesday to promote this Saturday’s preseason game against the Highlanders for the Farmlands Cup. Samu Tawake, Heiden Bidwell- asty Bites Curtis, Braydon Ennor, Chris Gawler, Mitchell Dunshea, Mitchell Drummond, Marty McKenzie, Leon Fukofuka, Manasa Mataele and Inga Finau visited the Farmlands store in Darfield where they mingled and signed autographs for fans and staff members. oney Drama students help KidsCan The inaugural Farmlands Cup match was played at Waimumu, Otago, last year. It is set to become an annual preseason fixture with Darfield hosting the match every second year. Saturday’s game will be played at the Darfield Domain which, with the aid of specially erected grandstands, will have a capacity of 5000 spectators. Kick off is at 5pm. A Crusaders spokeswoman said tickets for the game had been selling well but there were still a few available via www. • By Tom Doudney A ROLLESTON garden competition has been revived after having lapsed for the previous two years. Entries for the Rolleston residents’ annual garden competition are to be submitted by February 12, although late entries will be taken up to February 20, with judging to take place on February 24 and 25. A presentation will be held on March 6 at The Rock Rolleston. Competition president Brenda Dunlop said the competition had not been held for the previous two years because “people got busy” but a group of residents had worked to get it up and running again. “We’re just a volunteer group that have come together to put Rolleston back on the map again,” she said. “Whether it is a rambling family garden, a creative native garden or a vegetable or ecofriendly garden, there is an opportunity that you could enter.” Mrs Dunlop said the competition was partly about encouraging people to beautify the town. “Sections can look so scruffy and just with them mowed and Looking Back a few trees it makes such a big difference,” she said. “Some of the gardens here are just beautiful, even native gardening looks just as nice when it is manicured and everything.” There will be eight categories in the competition, including a small urban garden, large urban garden, small rural garden, large INVITING: Entries into the revived Rolleston residents’ annual garden competition will be accepted until February 12, or February 20 for late entries. rural garden, native garden, a vegetable garden, a garden viewed from the street and a garden hidden behind fences and trees. Winners will receive vouchers and a trophy. The organising committee was still looking for more sponsors for the competition. GOOD CAUSE: Seven Lincoln High School drama students, including Craig Pope (left), Beth Walsh and Daniel Berry, raised $647 for KidsCan with a children’s theatre day held in the school hall on Tuesday. They performed a pirate story, Aesop’s The Tortoise and Hare fable, as well as a story about speaking up, called Oliver Has Something to Say. KidsCan helps children living in poverty. NEW TORO DH 210 DH 210 SPECIFICATIONS • Powerful Briggs and Stratton Intek 500cc engine, with hydrostatic transmission • Tight 50cm turning circle • Width of cut: 102 cm • Monster 300 litre rear catcher, or switch to rear discharge or mulch with a tap of the foot • Height of cut: 25mm – 76mm • Front nudge bar and halogen headlights PLUS GET A TOW HITCH TRAILER FREE! Book a test ride online or visit our showroom today. 03 343 8960 455 Blenheim Road, Sockburn * Visit our shrowroom for full details.

SELWYN TIMES Tuesday January 31 2017 9 Rolleston’s neW RetiRement village 34 Kendon Drive open monday to Friday 10am - 2pm Rolleston’s first ‘own your own’ retirement village offers a spacious and secure lifestyle that also comes with freedom and flexibility for residents. The first two duplexes, built by Generation Homes Christchurch, have just been completed at Woodcroft Estate. They mark the start of this exciting new village, with 78 homes planned in total over the next five years along with a manager’s house, community pavilion and a bowling green (the first in Rolleston). The village is being established in the popular Devon Park subdivision, with shops and amenities located nearby in the township of Rolleston. Spacious two and three bedroom options are coming on stream as duplexes or standalone villas with single or double garaging. A range of designs and layouts have been planned to cater for a variety of budgets and preferences, starting from $450,000. Designed to face north and maximise the sun’s light and warmth, the attractive brick and tile level-entry villas come with double-glazing, full insulation and LED lighting for energy efficient living. Other features include a heat pump, quality interior fixtures/ appliances, tiled bathroom and shower and a call system available for 24/7 safety and peace of mind. Woodcroft Estate is being presented by The Manor Group, which has 30 years experience developing villages in the North Island. Some of these include Waterford Estate in Auckland, Kempton Park in Tauranga and Roseland Park in the Waikato. The concept of ‘own your own’ is designed to give residents the freedom and financial benefits similar to home ownership, so should they need to move they will still enjoy the capital gain of their home. The village will be owned via a Licence to Occupy that ensures all proceeds from a villa’s sale will go to the actual resident. Once the village is finished, Manor Group will transfer village ownership into a residents’ company, enabling residents to contribute to the operation of their own village, assisted by an on-site manager. The manager also takes care of the day to day running of the village - repairs and maintenance as well as the welfare of the residents. Come and see for yourself or call Corinne Blackie on 03 421 7796. Rolleston’s neW RetiRement village OPEN Monday to Friday 10am - 2pm Woodcroft Estate brings you all the benefits of living in a thriving community while retaining all the rewards of owning your own village. • 78 villas with Club rooms/ Pavilion and a bowling green • 2-3 bedroom villas with single or double garage • On site manager • Secure lifestyle village • Emergency call system in each villa • 100% capital gain FOR MORE INFORMATION • Phone: 03 421 7796 | Email: 34 kEndOn drivE, rOllEStOn