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Selwyn Times: May 02, 2017

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10 Tuesday May 2 2017 Latest Christchurch news at www. .kiwi Montessori & Early Childhood Preschool • We Offer a Friendly, Fun and supportive environment – only 5 minutes from Rolleston. • We believe that Tamariki thrive in a peaceful, structured and caring environment, full of fun and challenges. • We Offer focused, balanced curriculums that prepare Tamariki for the next step in their learning journey. • We value diversity within our Tamariki and their whānau and this is reflected in our whānau focused philosophy. • We have 3 well resourced classrooms, caring for Tamariki from 6 weeks to 6 years of age. We are proud of our large, natural playgrounds that offer challenges for all ages. Call in to visit us today, meet the teachers and have a look around our school ENROL NOW FOR 2017 For enrolments please contact Jasmine or Kylie on 347-6161 Visit us at 643 Burnham School Road Download forms from www.burnham-montessori.co.nz • By Georgia O’Connor-Harding PAUL WILLIAMS has never shied away from taking on the sporting world in spite of only having one able arm. “It is an advantage, I think, because it makes you want to beat able-body people,” he said. That is exactly what the Rolleston resident did recently by winning the lawn bowls champion of champions men’s colts singles against Colin Stoddart, of Halswell, 21-15. He said it was good to get a Canterbury title under his belt so early in his career. Williams, 54, was born without his left arm. He said doctors had never been able to determine why. “It was around the time of the drug thalidomide, but my mother did not think she took the sickness pills. They could never pin-point what caused it,” he said. Williams first joined the West Melton Bowling Club about two years ago after sustaining injuries from over-using his arm playing golf. Having always had a passion for sports, he first began playing soccer at the age of five before delving into rugby, badminton and squash. After his first win, Williams will now take a break with the lawn bowling season not set to start up again until SPORTS SELWYN TIMES One-armed bowler wins champions title ​WINNER: Paul Williams won the men’s colts singles title against Colin Stoddart at the champion of champions tournament held recently. October. He said while West Melton is growing in population, the bowling club of about 70 members still has a great country atmosphere. •If you’re interested in joining the bowling club, go to http://www. sporty.co.nz/westmeltonbowls Ready to get your land use consent to farm for Selwyn? We’ll help you get started, so you can get sorted by the June deadline. There is a lot to figure out – Consents, Farm Environment Plans, Nutrient Budgets and Audits. For help, drop in and have a chat with Environment Canterbury staff about getting your consent to farm, or call 0800 324 636. Regular information sessions are held in Leeston and Darfield. “ I would thoroughly recommend other farmers go to these sessions. There’s nothing like talking to someone. At the very least, they will tell you what you have to do. I know now where I can get help and they can take you through all the information on the computer.” Ness, Leeston, cropping farmer. SELWYN WAIHORA ZONE TEAM DROP-IN SESSIONS The first Wednesday of every month. Darfield Vet Clinic, South Tce, 1-4pm. The third Tuesday of every month. Leeston Library, 19 Messines St, 1-4pm. For session information visit www.canterburywater.farm/events ECN/014/SEL_D2A

SELWYN TIMES Latest Christchurch news at www. .kiwi Tuesday May 2 2017 11 LINCOLN’S Hannah Bates has returned home from the Australian Age Group Swimming Championships with a gold and silver medal. Bates, 16, made her first experience representing New Zealand one to remember by winning two medals and smashing a number of personal best times at the championships held in Brisbane late last month. She first won gold in the girls 16-years 400m individual medley. Her time of 4min 53.21sec in the final was 8sec better than her previous personal best. Bates then grabbed her second medal two days later when she produced another personal best to win silver in the individual medley in a time of 2min 18.69sec. She was the only South Island member of the 23 strong New Zealand team in Brisbane and the first ever representative from the Selwyn Aquatic Centre. The future looks exciting for Bates, who has also been named to the short-list for the New Zealand team for the 2017 Commonwealth Youth Games in the Bahamas. BUSINESSES SPORTS Swimmer grabs gold, SPORTS silver in Australia BUSINESSES MEDALIST: Hannah Bates proved too good for the Aussies, coming home with a gold and silver at the Australian Age Group Swimming Championships. ​ • More sport, pages 12, 13 and 15 RETROFIT DOUBLE GLAZING RETROFIT DOUBLE GLAZING Benefits for your home: Decreased energy consumption for a more sustainable, cost effective home Noise reduction for a quieter home RETROFIT DOUBLE GLAZING Decreased energy consumption for a more sustainable, cost effective home Reduced condensation for a drier, healthier home Increased heat retention for a warmer home in winter Benefits for your home: Increased heat retention for a warmer home in winter Reduced solar heat gain for a cooler home in summer $ Increased resale value for your home Breakage resistant (laminated & toughened glass) for a safer, more secure home Reduced solar heat gain for a cooler home in summer Noise reduction for a quieter home Contact us now for your free measure $ and Increased Contact us now for your free resale quote value for your home Ph: Dan 021 925 211 measure or Nick 027 654 and 0083 quote dans@scretroglazing.co.nz PO Box 20-398, Bishopdale NEW SEASON Love Apples Ambrosia Apples Loose Product of New Zealand Speight’s 15 Pack 330ml Bottles SCHOOLS SPORTS Pams Fresh Express Cooked Chicken Size 16 (Available at selected stores) www.foursquare.co.nz SCHOO SPORTS $ 12 99 ea Hellers Fresh NZ Burgers 400g and ANY 2 FOR Fresh NZ Pre-Cooked $ 3 49 Sausages 1kg Plain (excludes Flavoured $ 11 99 kg Variants) Wattie’s Very Special Soup Bluebird Original 535g $ 3 49 Cut Chips 150g ea $ 1 99 ea Tip Top Bakery Whittaker’s Supersoft Bread Chocolate 700g $ 2 79 250g ea $ 4 49 ea Ngatarawa Stables 750ml (excludes Reserve) $ 9 99 $ 22 99 ea pk FREE COLESLAW 300G * *With any purchase of Pams Fresh Express Cooked Chicken Size 16. Excludes Free Range. While Stocks Last. facebook.com/FourSquareNZ Specials available South Island only from Monday 1st May until Sunday 7th May 2017 or while stocks last. Wine and beer available at stores with an off licence. Wine and beer purchases restricted to persons aged 18 years old and over.