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Selwyn Times: May 16, 2017

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20 Tuesday May 16 2017 Latest Christchurch news at www. .kiwi SELWYN TIMES ACF Demonstrator Clearance Ford Focus Ambiente Wagon Shadow Black 27kms RRP Was $33,840 Now $26,990 Ford Territory Titanium AWD Auburn Glaze 21,500kms RRP Was $54,990 Now $49,990 SOLD Ford Ranger XL Double Cab W/S Aurora Blue 7,800kms RRP Was $44,990 Now $41,990 Ford Territory TS Diesel Black 16,500kms RRP Was $53,990 Now $46,990 Ford Focus Trend Magnetic 10,400kms RRP Was $25,990 Now $24,990 SOLD Ford Fiesta Sport Red Candy 5,000kms RRP Was $21,990 Now $19,990 Ford Mondeo Ambiente 5dr Petrol Tectonic Silver 10,200kms RRP Was $27,990 Now $26,990 SOLD Ford Mondeo Ambiente 5dr Diesel Moondust Silver 15,500kms RRP Was $44,590 Now $29,990 SOLD GUARANTEED QUALITY CUSTOMER SERVICE FROM AN AWARD-WINNING DEALERSHIP Avon City Ford Cnr Main South Rd and Epsom Rd, Sockburn | CHRISTCHURCH | 03 348 4129 or 0800 655 551 Rangiora Service Centre | 78 Ivory St | 03 313 7059 | Go Further

SELWYN TIMES .kiwi Tuesday May 16 2017 21 Latest Christchurch news at www. Backyard critters Red admiral butterflies on the decline 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 Kahu kura, or ‘red cloak’, is the endemic butterfly commonly known as the red admiral (vanessa gonerilla gonerilla). It is a medium-sized butterfly with a wingspan of about 55mm, slightly larger than the yellow admiral. The predominant host plant is ongaonga, the tree nettle (urtica ferox), although other nettles are also consumed. Green barrel-shaped eggs with nine vertical ribs are laid by females singly on leaf tips or stinging hairs. The long stinging hairs on ongaonga can inflict a painful sting that can last for several 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 days and larvae of the red admiral utilise this by rolling themselves in the leaves for protection. Larvae progress though five instars or moults, reaching a length of about 36mm before pupating. Adults are most commonly seen in summer and over winter as adults. However, they can fly on warmer winter days. The adults are nectar feeders on a range of species, including koromiko and buddleja, but have been observed on tree trunk seepages. Anecdotal evidence suggests red admiral numbers have declined since the establishment of two parasitic wasps that attack the pupae. One parasite, an Australian species, was first recorded in New Zealand 1915, while a second species was introduced in 1930 to control the cabbage white butterfly. UNIQUE: Kahu kura, or ‘red cloak’, is the endemic butterfly commonly known as the red admiral. SHARP: Larvae of the red admiral roll in these long stinging ongaonga hairs. Research by Lincoln University entomologists found up to 82 per cent and 17 per cent parasitism of red admiral pupae by these two species respectively. Loss of habitat and its nettle host plant is also a possible factor in the decline of red admirals. H ORNBY WORKINGMEN’S CLUB «WHAT'S ON« SATURDAY 20 MAY 4.30PM MARION’S OUTLAWS 8PM EASY COME EASY GO «COMING UP« FRIDAY 9 JUNE, NOON CRUSADERS v BRITISH & IRISH LIONS PRE-MATCH LUNCHEON WITH GUEST SPEAKERS JOHN TAYLOR (Welsh & Lions Loose Forward) & RICHARD LOE (All Black Prop) plus special guests CANTERBURY SQUADS v LIONS 1950's, 60's, 70's GREAT ENTERTAINMENT - AUCTIONS - RAFFLES Tickets $100 includes buffet meal & drinks. Show home Guide Homes By Parklane “Standout Homes for a Standard Price” Wigram 2 Harvard Avenue Mon to Fri 9am - 5pm Flemington, Lincoln 6 Craig Thompson Drive Sat & Sun 12pm - 4pm (03) 341 3000 or 029 201 2453 Strategic Homes Halswell 6 Derek Anderson Drive Longhurst Estate Wed to Sun 12pm - 4pm Ph 03 963 8841 or 0274 359 333 David Reid Homes Casebrook 231 Highstead Road - opening June Prebbleton 80 Farthing Drive - opening September Ph Jason 021 514 424 or Chris 021 192 6095 Build 7 - Christchurch Prebbleton - Flemington Viewing by appointment only Ph 03 595 0894 or Jamie 021 783 001 Peter Ray Homes Prestons 28 & 30 TeRito Street 12pm to 4pm Tues to Sun Faringdon, Rolleston 5 & 7 Stanford Way 12pm to 4pm Sat, Sun, Wed & Thurs Wigram Skies, Wigram 32 & 34 The Runway, 12pm to 4pm Mon to Sun (7 days) Beginner Salsa Dance Classes Starting Wed 24th May 2017 6:30pm - 7:30pm Lincoln High School Main Hall 25 Boundary Road, Lincoln For more info please contact Donna 027 222 6900 | Club CAFE OPEN 7 DAYS LUNCH & DINNER Gluten Free & Vegetarian options WIN TICKETS TO BONEY M Spend $15 or more in the CLUB CAFE from Friday 5th May to Sunday 4th June and go in the draw to WIN one of three double passes to BONEY M at the Horncastle Arena on Thursday 8th June. Chalmers Restaurant Early Bird Special 5.30pm – 6.30pm FRI & SAT Roast (4 Choices) and Free Desserts still only $20.50 Unbeatable value including your choice of fresh Veges and Salads Hornby WMC | ph 03 349 9026 | 17 Carmen Road | Hornby | Members, guests & affiliates welcome To advertise in The Showhome Guide Contact Elaine: (03) 364 7436