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Selwyn Times: March 21, 2017

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2 Latest Christchurch news at www. .kiwi Tuesday March 21 2017 Inside SELWYN TIMES FROM THE REPORTER’S DESK News.................................... 3-15 Good on the Boaz family, who will be among many taking part in this year’s Relay for Life in Rolleston on April 1 and 2. This might be a relay but in one sense this is a family which has already run a marathon. Not long after losing his mother to breast cancer, Harry Boaz fought and won his own year-long battle with cancer at the age of two. It must have been hard on his father Andrew and brother Flynn who also lost a wife and mother and had to support Harry. The family had plenty of support from a well-wishing community and it’s clear this has meant a lot to them. So good on the Boaz family, good on everyone else who will take part in the Relay for Life and good on everyone who helps support the Cancer Society with a donation this year. –Tom Doudney 29 Find out all there is to know about farming at the South Island Agricultural Field Days Your Local Views..........4 Our People..........................16 Community Events...19 Sport..................................21-25 Malvern Show............. 36 Professionals..............37-41 Gardening...............44-45 Driven.......................................46 GET IN TOUCH General Enquiries Ph 379-7100 Classified Advertising Ph 379-1100 The Christchurch Star Company Ltd. PO box 1467 - Christchurch starmedia.kiwi NEWS Tom Doudney Ph: 371 0780 tom.doudney@starmedia.kiwi ADVERTISING Lynette Evans Ph: 364 7434 lynette.evans@starmedia.kiwi the Entry fee: $60 Includes a bottle of water and first drink ** at Prize Giving sunday 26 th march 2017 GOLF TOURNAMENT Check-in 8:30am Shotgun start at 10am in four balls $30 green fees for a practice round from 21 st to 25 th open Terrace Downs’ major tournament accommodating 100+ players with prize table over $5000! 18-hole Stableford Tournament open to all, men and ladies * with an official 18 hole NZGA Handicap Spot Prizes also awarded on the day for Best gross, Longest Drive and Closest to the Pin * Ladies’ division subject to minimum number of entries ** First drink includes tap beer, or soft drink Entries close 22 nd March Book today! Pro Shop - 03 318 6943 | Email - golf@terracedowns.co.nz Make your Sunday extra special with our popular Sunday Buffet Every Sunday 12:30pm Adults $45pp, Kids u12 only $20 TASTY GORGEOUS FOOD Much loved gourmet food made our way NOW OPEN SATURDAY 7am - 1.30pm SPECIALIST BAKERY • Hand-made on premises daily • Wide selection of gorgeous, tasty slices • Fresh cut sandwiches, paninis, bagels & salads • Delicious pies, sausage rolls, quiches, muffins & scones • Gluten free options available 66-68 Springs Rd | www.gorgeousfood.co.nz Email: gorgeousfood@xtra.co.nz Ph 344 6044 | Open Mon-Fri 6am-3.30pm Come and enjoy a delicious menu of classic and International flavours, accompanied by live music. Bookings Essential Only one hour’s drive from ChCh Phone 03 318 6943 Terrace Downs Resort, Coleridge Road Windwhistle, Canterbury Email: info@terracedowns.co.nz www.terracedowns.co.nz

SELWYN TIMES Latest Christchurch news at www. .kiwi Tuesday March 21 2017 3 ews Burglars steal remotes ashion from unlocked vehicles • By Tom Doudney POLICE ARE frustrated that people are making life easy for thieves and burglars by leaving cars unlocked and garage door openers inside. Gardening There has been a spate of at least six incidents in the Lincoln area over recent weekends, with several on Caulfield Cres, with dirt bikes, diving gear, tools, cash and cards among the items taken. The burglars had entered otoring people’s garages using garage remotes stolen from unlocked vehicles. Alex Pickover These followed a spate of at least 15 thefts from cars in Rolleston over the weekend of March 4-5. Again cash, cards, tools and asty Bites other items were taken from the vehicles which were also left unlocked in their owners’ driveways. The cars involved were parked oney TOO EASY: Burlgars have accessed garages in the Lincoln area using garage door openers left their owners’ unlocked vehicles. ​ at addresses on Oaktree Lane, Manor Drive, Hulme Lane, Ellington Mews, Heritage Close and Delamare Way. Sergeant Alex Pickover said people needed to be more security conscious and it was disappointing that people were making it so easy for offenders to enter their vehicles and garages. “There are just simple things that people need to do to reduce the potential of them being victims,” he said. “Locking cars up at night time, not leaving valuables in clear sight and not leaving garage door openers in the car, it’s common sense really.” In Brief MONEY RAISED A Givealittle page has raised more than $4000 for Early Valley Rd residents Ken and Denise McKenzie who lost 20km of fencing in the Port Hills fire. While their house sustained only minimal damage, the fire destroyed the fencing as well as a 100-tree feijoa orchard, native trees established over 25 years and all the grass on their 100 acre farm. Only the house was insured. The page, http://givealittle.co.nz/ cause/help4ken, was created by the McKenzies’ friend Vaughan Johnson with the aim of covering the cost of new fencing, expected to cost about $9000. LIBRARIES CLOSED Libraries and district council service centres will be closed on March 29 while staff attend professional development training. Sessions planned for the day will cover library spaces, increasing customer access to collections and the delivery of outreach programme. Two staff training and meeting days are held a year. The district council’s Rolleston Headquarters will remain open. The mobile library service visits which would normally run on March 29 will now occur on March 31 with stops at Arthur’s Pass, Springfield and Castle Hill. See www.selwynlibraries.co.nz for more details. RESTRICTIONS LIFTED Fire restrictions have been lifted in the rural plains of Selwyn following recent rainfall. Principal rural fire officer Douglas Marshall said that while the fire risk had been reduced, people should continue to be cautious about lighting a fire in the open. PM AT SCHOOL Prime Minister Bill English was at Lemonwood Grove School for its opening ceremony on Friday. The school opened in January but decided to hold its opening ceremony later. WRITERS’ RETREAT A one-day writers’ retreat at Prebbleton Community Cottage could be just what’s needed for those who have been dreaming about putting pen to paper. Organiser and Rolleston resident Fiona Maddison said the retreat, on March 25, would be for all writers, published or not. For more information on the retreat and to book your space, visit: www. creativewritersretreat.nz ROLLESTON HEARING AID CLINIC Affordable Hearing Aids | All Hearing Adjustments ACC & Ministry of Health Funding Brenna Sincock Hearing is Rolleston’s only full-time hearing aid & audiology clinic. A full range of new hearing aids is available or she can help you get the most our of your existing hearing aids. A conversation about your hearing costs nothing.... Call 03 390 2332 today | Switch today | LOVE YOUR HEARING today 36 Tennyson Street, Rolleston | Darfield | Leeston | Lincoln