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Selwyn Times: April 18, 2017

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14 Tuesday April 18 2017 Latest Christchurch news at www. .kiwi SELWYN TIMES ellesmere speedway SunDAY 23 rd april Saloon TQ Modified Sprint Gary Chadwick Production Saloon Six Shooter/Six Cylinder Sprint CTRA nz title sprint cars plus selwyn burt tq classic gates open at 12pm for a 1pm start supporting classes: midgets | production saloons six shooters/six cylinders | 1/4 midgets saloons | modified sprints www.ellesmerespeedway.co.nz Under 15yrs free $15 per adult gold card holders $10

SELWYN TIMES .kiwi Tuesday April 18 2017 15 Latest Christchurch news at www. Backyard critters LAwyERS Queen of camouflage Mike Bowie is an ecologist who specialises in entomology (insects and other invertebrates). Each week he introduces a new species found in his backyard at Lincoln. His column aims to raise public awareness of biodiversity, the variety of living things around us KATYDIDS ARE bush crickets or grasshoppers with long antennae and can grow to 30-40mm long. New Zealand has one native species known as Caedicia Simplex or Kiki Pounamu which is also found in Australia. They are vegetarians and their leaf green colour and shape with leaf-vein wing patterns make them hard to see in your garden. What can often give them away is their light chirping in evening or warm nights. The unusual name comes from the call of an American species which went ‘Katy did, Katy didn’t!’ The New Zealand katydid sounds more like a ‘zip-zip’ or ‘scissor snip’ sound. Eggs are laid between March and June on vegetation. The younger nymphs do not have the tent-like wings but have wing stubs, and are usually green. •Specimens collected by Mike Bowie will be logged online at http:// naturewatch.org.nz. This is a place where you can share what you see in nature, set up a citizen-science monitoring project and learn about our natural history. It allows you to load photos of your specimen and you can ask for identification by experts. LOOK CLOSELY: Katydids’ leaf green colour and shape with leaf-vein wing patterns make them hard to see in your garden. ​ We have over 40 years’ experience to assist you with… • Buying and Selling Houses and Commercial Property • Wills, Trusts and Estate matters • All issues facing you and your business; • Employment Law matters; • Traffic matters; • Advice regarding Retirement Villages • General Legal Advice on all matters Call John, Brendan or Andrew today 03 366 8996 Email. lawyers@mclegal.co.nz Airport Business Park 92 Russley Road, Christchurch 8042 WOF $45 .00 • Courtesy cars • Oil changes • Full mechanical repairs • Brake & clutch repairs • Transmission flush service • Tyres & batteries • Petrol & diesel servicing Fitzgerald Motors PHONE 03 349 7813 2/193 Waterloo road, Hornby Make us your No 1 STOP for Fresh Fruit and Veges. OPEN 7 DAYS Phone 349 5952 Cnr Springs Rd & Marshs Rd, Prebbleton (next to Milanese Restaurant) 230 Barrington st 332 4004 Your Local Friendly Dental Team Easy parking & great service Breakfast now on every Sunday 9am to 12pm • Indoor outdoor & mezzanine dining areas • Large sheltered & sunny courtyard • Extensive lunch & evening menu selection to suit everybody’s tastes • Large range of wine, tap & bottled beers • 2x courtesy vans available 871 Jones Rd, Rolleston | Ph 347 0386 | www.silverdollarbar.co.nz