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Selwyn Times: April 18, 2017

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12 Tuesday April 18 2017 Latest Christchurch news at www. .kiwi Clothing Bin Locations for Pink Bags Blue Child Cancer Foundation bins are available all over CHRISTCHURCH for pink clothing bags, any used Clothing, Toys, Bric-a-Brac and anything useable. New World Northwood New World Rolleston Oderings Cashmere Countdown Moorhouse Ave Soleares Ave Shops Parklands Kindy, 20 Chadbury St SAVEMART NEW BRighTON, hAWKE ST Beach Rd Tyre & Auto Centre, 91 Beach Rd Bealey Discounter, Cnr Bealey & Champion St SAVEMART 472 CRANFORD ST Springfield Dairy, Abberley Cres Roll On inn Dairy, 251 Sawyers Arms Rd Mobil Redwood Challenge Service Station Blighs Rd New World halswell Westfield Riccarton SAVEMART 94 ShANDS RD National Bank Carpark, Riccarton New World, Peer St Shopping Centre, Staverley St SAVEMART 45 BATTERSEA ST Cracroft Dairy, Cashmere Rd Countdown Beckenham, Colombo St Thorrington School Lincoln Kindergarton, Boundary Rd Landsdowne Play Centre, Landsdowne Tce You help a lot when you drop pink clothing bags in one of the above bins. Any used clothing acceptable, other bags and cartons of clothing acceptable. If you can’t get to a bin or have large items, phone for a collector to call ph 349-5896 or 029 272-5519. Thank-you for helping. News Liffey delivers the bugs MORE THAN 500 different types of plant and animal were counted in Lincoln’s Liffey Stream and domain when the Lincoln Envirotown BioBlitz was held recently – and the numbers continue to rise. Hundreds of people, including many children took part in the event. A BioBlitz is where the community and local scientists get together to find out how many different species can be found in 24 hours. The 24-hour clock was started ceremonially by the ‘Bug Man’ Ruud Kleinpaste, who had brought a few very large weta to climb over some young admirers. There were also displays, talks, walks and activities for the public to get involved in. About 20 people investigated the small organisms living in the Liffey Stream with the help of Lincoln University’s Waterwatch team and Lincoln High School’s sustainability council students. A total of 534 different species were identified in the 24 hours, but many more will be identified from samples taken. During the last Lincoln BioBlitz in 2009, 1642 species were found at the final count. This time there was more than double the number of fungi found last time and a long finned eel more than 70-yearsold was found. The event was ceremoniously concluded with the clock stopped after 24 hours by Mayor Sam Broughton. This event wouldn’t have happened without support from many volunteers including those from Lincoln Envirotown, Lincoln University and Lincoln High School, as well as the scientists who donated their time and equipment. The scientists were from Plant and Food, Landcare Research, the Department of Conservation, Lincoln University and Canterbury Museum. Through a partnership with SELWYN TIMES DISCOVERY: Waterwatch educator Errol Wood talks to some children about a find during the BioBlitz event in Lincoln. PHOTO: SUE JARVIS ​ the Enviroschools programme, a separate event with Lincoln primary and Kidsfirst kindergarten Lincoln children was held before the official BioBlitz started. The event was funded by Living Water, the Brian Mason Scientific & Technical Trust, Rata Foundation, the district council, Pub Charities and the LinC Project. Wow Your Mom This Mother’s Day Sunday 14th May Everyone’s mum deserves the best. Take some time to spend with your mum. Show her how much you care by delighting her with a special buffet at Terrace Downs Resort in a magnificent setting! Make your Sunday extra special with our popular 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 11am - 1pm & 2pm - 4pm $59 for Adults, $25 for Kids u12 Booking Essential Sunday Buffet Only one hour’s drive from ChCh Phone 03 318 6943 623 Coleridge Road Windwhistle, Canterbury Email: info@terracedowns.co.nz www.terracedowns.co.nz ANZAC Day Changes to rubbish collection Collections for all bins, bags and crates on Tuesday 25 April will take place the prior Saturday 22 April. We recommend you place your bins out on Friday night. www.selwyn.govt.nz Collection prior Saturday 22 April To receive these alerts via text, scan the QR code or visit www.selwyn.govt.nz/bin-alerts and enter your details.

SELWYN TIMES Latest Christchurch news at www. .kiwi Tuesday April 18 2017 13 Advertorial Broadfield-based business Red Band Drainage is celebrating its 10th anniversary Certified drainlayer Brent Millar and his wife Natasha are thrilled to be marking 10 years of operation after launching their business in 2007 to provide residential, commercial and rural drainage services for their local area. The two original staff from the first year are still there, “This tells us we have a safe and happy working environment,” says Brent. “We adhere to the highest standard of health and safety as we want our staff to get home safely to their families after a day’s work. Our staff are the backbone of our business and treat it as if it was their own, therefore we find this is reflected in the finished product of any job we do. “Red Band Drainage doesn’t believe in down time, which is why we have the latest, most wellmaintained machinery and technology to get Natasha & Brent Millar any task that’s thrown at us done to the best possible standard. “There are not many problems that our clients come to us with that we can’t fix. We don’t believe in putting any job in the ‘too hard’ basket.” The company is run as two gangs, Brent says. “One team predominately looks after new housing – they will start a residential house in the morning, installing all sewer, stormwater, power, phone, fibre and water and backfill the same day. “This is greatly appreciated by all our clients as it does not hold up any other trades. The other team looks after anything commercial, alterations to existing properties, septic tank installation and any other issues that may pop up.” Brent and the team of Red Band Drainage Red Band Drainage has trucks available for hire when they are not required by the company. The team at Red Band Drainage covers town and country right across the Canterbury region. They offer free, no-obligation quotes for any job. Call Brent on 027 659 8849 to book an appointment. The most effective Residential and Commercial drainage team in Canterbury • Drainage systems upgrades and alterations: • Septic tank repairs • Drive way sumps • Site scrapes and footings • Screened Soil supply • Trenching • Hedge removal • Section clearing • Septic tank and effluent disposal for council consent • Percolation tests • Concrete cutting and drilling • Pipe inspection camera New housing: • Install septic systems and sewerage • Install stormwater drains, connect water phone power fibre and backfill For further information contact Brent Millar: 0276598849 Email: redbanddrainage@xtra.co.nz www.redbanddrainage.co.nz redband drainage