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Selwyn Times: April 25, 2017

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14 Tuesday April 25 2017 Latest Christchurch news at www. .kiwi SELWYN TIMES TIME FOR INVENTION: Children can explore simple machines used in everyday life with Science Alive: Crazy Contraptions at Selwyn libraries this week. They will discover how these machines use different types of energy and forces to help them move and work. They will use Lego to build levers, gears and pulleys to design their own wheeled crazy contraption. Will they be the next incredible engineer with their enlightening invention? Can their contraption pass the test? A brand new Summerset Retirement Village is coming soon to Casebrook, joining other villages around the country including Summerset in the Orchard (Hastings), Summerset at the Course (Wellington) and Summerset by the Ranges (Levin). We’re asking you to help come up with a name for our new retirement community. We’re looking for a name that will give our village a sense of place, reflecting the Cavendish Road location – and of course the name should contain the word ‘Summerset’. Inspire us with your name for our new village and you might win $500 – plus you’ll always know that it was you who named the place a community will soon call home. Name our new retirement village and be in to WIN $500 How to enter: Sessions are on Wednesday, 10-11.30am at Darfield Library and 1.30-3pm at Rolleston Community Centre; and on Thursday, 10- 11.30am at Leeston Library and 1.30- 3pm at Lincoln Library. Suitable for children aged eight to 16. Cost $7, booking essential – visit www. to book. ​ • Competition entries to be emailed to or mailed to Danielle Hallett, Summerset Group, PO Box 5187, Wellington 6140 or call 03 741 3340 • Competition entry must contain your proposed village name, along with your name, address and daytime phone number. • The winner will receive a $500 voucher for a store of their choice. • The judges’ decision will be final and no correspondence will be entered into. • Entries close 5pm, 5 May 2017. Winners will be advised by 19 May 2017. Love the life SUM0463 Regeneration Wednesday and Thursday, 10am - 4pm An exhibition of wood sculpture by Istvan Denes and photography by Mike Clarke. Denes makes his sculptures from broken sticks and branches that he finds, while Clarke’s photos often focus on old or broken down subject matter. Selwyn Gallery, 17 South Tce, Darfield. Prebbleton Craft Group craft evening Every second Thursday, 7-9pm The newly-formed Prebbleton Craft Group welcomes people to join them to create a variety of projects. It is an opportunity for people with a passion for craft, connect, share skills and work together. Prebbleton Cottage, corner Blakes Rd and Springs Rd. Phone Kim 021 215 6164 or for details. Gold coin donation. Bonsai Saturday, 9.30am-12.30pm An introductory workshop to basic bonsai techniques, presented by Tony Bywater. Lincoln Envirotown Community Gardens, James St, behind the Lincoln Maternity Hospital. Cost $15 (covers tree, potting mix, grow bags, wire, and morning tea). Phone 325 2193 or email by Wednesday to register. Port Hills Classic – 30th Anniversary Mountain Bike Festival April 29-April 30 Thirty years ago, in 1987, a group of people ran the first ever “Port Hills Classic”. Bikes back then were pretty basic and the tracks were pretty raw and to celebrate how far we have come we are holding a weekend full of mountain bike festival events for the whole family. For more information on the events schedule go to Halswell Quarry Park, entry off Kennedys Bush Rd Afternoon Euchre Every Friday from May 5, 1.15pm-3.30pm An enjoyable afternoon with old and new friends in the new upgraded clubrooms. For more information phone Noel Hopgood on 322 8636. Entry fee is $3 and to enter the raffle is $2. Halswell Bowling Club, 301 Halswell Rd Quiz night Monday, 7.30-9.30pm A fundraiser to help Breanna Rayner raise $4500 for her trip to Japan with Riccarton High School next year. The night will include games, raffles and hundreds of dollars worth of Email by 5pm each Wednesday prizes. Teams of four to six people. The Rock Restaurant and Bar, 82 Rolleston Drive, Rolleston. Cost $10 per person, phone 027 471 3972 for tickets. Working Bee Sunday May 7 2pm onwards Go along to the Mahoe Reserve working bee. Meet some locals while attacking a few weeds. Please wear suitable shoes, bring spades, garden gloves, sunglasses or other eye protection, also a bucket for much, if you can. Working bees are first Sunday of the month. Following working bee is Sunday June 4 and a planting day is July 2. For more information phone Sue Jarvis on 329 5858 or email sue.jarvis@ Boundary Rd, Lincoln Musical Instrument Practice Slots Thursday, May 4, 3.30–7pm Book a time to go solo or have a silent practice with up to four band-mates. Takr your own electric instruments and plug into the session mixer. Te Hāpua Halswell Centre, 341 Main South Rd Markets this weekend The local markets have a lot on offer, from fresh produce to hand made crafts. West Melton Market: Saturday, 9am-noon. St Paul’s Church. Lincoln Farmers’ and Craft Market: Saturday, 10am-1pm. Gerald St, Lincoln. Darfield Market: Saturday, 9am-1pm, opposite Challenge Darfield, South Tce. Edendale Car Boot Sale: Sunday, 10am-3pm, Edendale Cafe, 888 Sandy Knolls Rd, West Melton. Running Groups The running groups aim to get like-minded members of the community fit and engaged with each other. All running groups have a handicapped start to cater for different abilities. Lincoln Road Runners: Tuesday registration from 5.30pm starts at 6pm. 3km or 6km. Starts at Lincoln University. Gold coin donations. Malvern Road Runners: Tuesday registration from 5.40pm starts at 6pm. 3km or 6km. Starts from Malvern Netball Centre. Prebbleton Runners: Tuesday registration from 6pm. 3km or 6km walk or run. Starts from Prebbleton Reserve soccer ground. Gold coin donations. Ellesmere Road Runners: Wednesday registration from 5.45pm starts at 6pm. 3km or 6km walk or run. Starts from Leeston Physiotherapy.

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