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Selwyn Times: February 28, 2017

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14 Tuesday February 28 2017 SPORTS SELWYN TIMES Another trophy for Hantz • By Karolyn Boon LEESTON’S Valmai Hantz claimed her second title in as many weeks at the Ellesmere Champion of Champions singles at Southbridge on Sunday. Hantz won the women’s singles against Diamond Harbour’s Pauline Smith 21-14 in the final. The previous weekend she skipped the Leeston fours to victory. Hantz made a good start to the day with a good win over Melva Parke from Akaroa in the first round 21-6. The semi-final against Lincoln’s Avis Gill was a much closer game that saw Hantz come back from being 8-0 down to win 21-18 before going onto claim the title. The mens title was won by Tai Tapu’s Peter Udy. He defeated Akaroa’s Bill Gibling 21-16 on the way to the final. There he met Dunsandel’s Mark Ridden. Udy, who played an excellent draw game and was able to disrupt the head when needed, proved far too strong in the final, he took CHAMPIONS: Peter Udy, Valmai Hantz and Noel Pickersgill took the spoils at the Ellesmere Champion of Champions tournament. ​ the title in dominant fashion 21-5. Year one and two men’s players played for the B E Jones memorial trophy. In the semi-finals, Akaroa’s Keith Hanham played excellent draw bowls to beat Southbridge’s Warwick Owen 21-11. Diamond Harbour’s Noel Pickersgill beat Dunsandel’s Terry Kilday 21-14 to book a meeting with Hanham. In the final, Pickersgill held an early 8-0 lead before Hanham scored went on a nine-bowl run to go ahead. The game remained close and the lead changed several times to end up 20- all. It was Pickersgill who managed to hold his nerve, taking the deciding end in what was a great spectacle for everyone involved. watch local | support local | shop local Join our host marissa stephen on sKy ChaNNeL 83 Thursday 7.30pm repeaTs friday 1.30am & 7.30am ACCESS TV FOR NZ SKY CHANNEL 083 WWW.STAR.KIWI for enquiries, contact Geoff moreton: 021 1066 177

SELWYN TIMES Tuesday February 28 2017 15 Top softball honours • By Tom Doudney TWO SELWYN teenagers have been chosen in the New Zealand under 17 softball squad. Lincoln’s Josh Brown, 15, and Rolleston’s Caleb Stewart, 15, will attend training camps in April, September and a third yet to be determined date. Competitive games are yet to be scheduled. They were selected after representing the Canterbury under 17 team at a tournament in Auckland last month. Josh, who plays for the Halswell club, has also represented Canterbury in baseball and touch rugby. Last season he was also short-listed for the New Zealand under 15 softball and baseball squads but had to withdraw from both due to the time and In Brief Josh Brown IRONMAN EVENT Tai Tapu’s Shirley Rolston, Ladbrooks’ Simon Huntley and Rolleston’s Brett Bothma will compete in the 33rd Kellogg’s Nutri-Grain Ironman New Zealand event in Taupo on Saturday. The field is expected to include more than 1200 competitors from more than 40 countries. They will race for a prize purse of $115,000, split evenly between men and women. Caleb Stewart financial commitments being too much. Caleb, who plays for the Albion club, was vice-captain of the under 15 New Zealand softball side which played in Australia’s Queensland State Championships last year, finishing second. He SPORTS was also shortlisted for the New Zealand under 15 baseball squad last year but pulled out due to softball commitments. Both Josh and Caleb come from single-parent families and meeting the costs associated with travelling and other aspects of being part of the team is expected to be difficult. Josh and Caleb’s parents are hoping to attract sponsorship or donations. They are looking into holding a fundraising event and setting up an online page for donations. In the interim anyone wishing to help can email Josh’s mother Vicky Brown at brownies3@xtra.co.nz WAIKIRIKIRI SPORT The newly-formed Waikirikiri Sport club will hold a public information meeting on Thursday, 7-8pm, at the Rolleston Community Centre Lounge. The club has been set up to foster hockey in eastern Selwyn initially, although it will eventually focus on a wider range of sports. It has had more than 100 people complete registrations of interest. EDENDALE CAFE Community event for café A Gala Day will be held at Edendale on Sunday, 19th March from 10am to 5pm, with many activities including a Talent Quest. Edendale Café will also be open for a cuppa, snack, brunch or lunch with nutritious options on the menu. Innovators, Peter Stafford and daughter, Deborah have transformed the former winery site on highway 73, into a unique café offering healthy alternatives, a relaxed haven where children can play safely, and a place for community events. These include: weekly car boot sales, concerts, community fun days/ fundraisers, sports challenges, family events, and regular business networking breakfasts. Peter Stafford developed Edendale sub-division and more recently purchased the land opposite. Eighteen months ago, Deborah took up the reins for Edendale Café, adding healthy Keto dietary based options to the menu. These include delicious Seafood Chowder, Ketokai Low Carb Pizza and Smoked Salmon with Keto salad, along with a good selection of cabinet food, original low carb gluten free sweet treats, and healthy beverages like Keto coffee, refreshing Fixx shakes and energiser drinks. Edendale Café is open seven days; 888 Sandy Knolls Road, West Melton. To make a booking for a Gala Day site, call 027 217 2393 or email jovialstrobe@ yahoo.com. EDENDALE GALA Boot Sale – Garage Sale – Stalls SUN 19 TH MARCH 2017 10am-5pm A GREAT DAY FOR FUNDRAISING FOR NON-PROFIT ORGANISATIONS OR A WORTHY CAUSE! Work & Income NZ Superannuation is coming to Selwyn Ken Stevens, a case manager from the Ministry of Social Development, will be visiting Selwyn to answer questions on payments, entitlement, and any other matters regarding superannuation. Visits are by PRIOR appointment – to book an appointment please phone (03) 961 9170. Ken will be visiting these locations: Tuesday 21 March 10am-2.30pm Leeston Library & Service Centre Tuesday 28 March 10am-2.30pm Darfield Library & Service Centre Tuesday 4 April 10am-2.30pm Lincoln Event Centre PERFORMING lIvE “JOHN DIERCkx” lOOkING FOR lOCAl TAlENT TO PERFORM CARBOOT SITES $10 AND 3x3M SITES $25 AvAIlABlE lIMITED SITES. Music • Bouncy castles • tuG of War kIDS ACTIvITIES & FUN sausaGe sizzle • Plant & Produce art & craft • HealtH & education Please put your name forward email below if you would like to perform, exhibit live art, interactive education or represent some form of holistic health. To make a booking for a Gala Day site call 027 217 2393 or email jovialstrobe@yahoo.com If wet the gala will be the following Sunday. Cancellation will be posted on Facebook.