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Selwyn Times: June 06, 2017

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16 Tuesday June 6 2017 Latest Christchurch news at www. .kiwi SELWYN TIMES ADVERTISING FEATURE Falcon’s Landing soars in Rolleston Falcon’s Landing is a new quality residential subdivision that has just been unveiled in the go-ahead town of Rolleston. The project is the work of locally owned and operated Gillman Wheelans, an established developer renowned for its successful subdivisions including popular Levi Park, also in Rolleston, developed in 2013. With around 600 residentially zoned sections ranging from 450sq m-1000sq m and section prices starting at $160,000, the key focus here is variety, point of difference and space. Gillman Wheelans director Hamish Wheelans says there are options for positions, locations and outlooks to suit every new home owner. “Building in Rolleston is such a fantastic option for families looking for a community focused lifestyle. House prices remain high in Christchurch but here at Falcon’s Landing, you can have a quality, affordable new home on a 600-700sq m section. It’s great value and with the upgraded motorways under construction, the commute to various destinations is becoming much faster, and will continue to improve further.” Situated off Lincoln Rolleston Road, the existing Branthwaite Drive low density area will become the central arc of Falcon’s Landing, allowing a panoramic drive streaming off to family friendly cul-de-sacs and quiet comforting streets. Reserves located throughout Falcon’s Landing will include existing established trees helping to blend the old with the new. A lovely hazelnut orchard will remain in part and an edible garden established to complement the grove. Construction is due to start in September and Hamish envisages Existing mature trees will be included in the overall design. the first of the titles will be through towards the end of 2018. This first release will consist of 120 sections and will feature eight show homes that will be open late next year. “People are always curious about the origin of names for new subdivisions. A Falcon’s formidable hunting ability is largely due to their highlydeveloped eye site. This is perfect for Gillman Wheelans as we have the eye for detail when it comes to subdivision development and so we’ve named our newest Rolleston development Falcon’s Landing.” A reputation for excellence Gillman Wheelans, which is developing Falcon’s Landing, has built up a reputation for excellence over the past 15 years in quality successful residential subdivisions. The company is careful to identify prime land in highly sought-after areas such as the award-winning Preston Downs and Wilfield in West Melton, Levi Park in Rolleston and The Woods in Prebbleton among its lengthy list of Selwyn developments. With its hallmark eye for detail, Gillman Wheelans always seeks to embrace the natural feel of the land, says director Hamish Wheelans. “We enhance the look of the areas we develop and we believe in the New Zealand lifestyle, which includes rustic space and rich green countryside. Recreational areas are also a focus for us and, like many of our other developments, Falcon’s Landing will have its trademark tennis court, basketball hoop, playground and walking tracks. We’re not trying to bring the city to the country, but instead give people the best of both worlds in their own community. “The experience and knowledge we’ve gained over that time means we really understand what is important to people and how they want to live. Good amenities are crucial – and not just proximity to shops and schools – but today there’s a much greater emphasis on green and recreational spaces,” Hamish says. Landscaped playground at Gillman Wheelans development at Wilfield in West Melton. Rolleston reaps benefits of planning for the future Rolleston is one of the fastest growing towns in New Zealand, largely due to its forward planning and additions in infrastructure, commercial and community projects. Until 1990 the town had only a few sealed streets and a population of just under 1000. Today it has mushroomed to 15,000. Conservative estimates suggest it will hit 19,000 within 10 years. The current expansion began in the 1990s and was significantly boosted by people relocating post earthquake. Today its economy is booming and families are flocking to the flourishing town. New secondary school, Rolleston College, opened its doors in February, initially to 223 Year 9 students only, and will add year levels as students move through. Six years ago, Rolleston had one primary school; now the Ministry of Education has added another three primaries, with a fifth, Lemonwood Grove, opened at the start of this year. Rolleston is home to two South Island inland ports. Carter Group is developing I Port, a $500 million industrial and logistics park on 122 hectares. Stage 1 of the development saw the sale of 27 hectares to Lyttelton Port of Christchurch to develop an inland port. Next door at Izone is Port of Tauranga’s inland port covering 15 hectares. These two expansive industrial subdivisions have positioned Rolleston as a significant regional hub for exporting, importing, logistics, industrial and agricultural businesses. Meanwhile, large format retailers such as The Warehouse, Warehouse Stationery and Noel Leeming are establishing, providing employment opportunities within the community. On the recreational and cultural arena, the new district library and community facility are designed to host a variety of events and activities, putting emphasis on learning, technology and community. Foster Park is Rolleston’s largest reserve with 11 sports fields, shared walking and cycling paths and are planning for a large children’s playground and indoor sports complex. This area has become a central hub for weekend sport and families within the community. Nearby is the Selwyn Aquatic Centre, which was completed only a few years ago and is already in line for an expansion to suit the growing population. Rolleston’s newest neighbourhood Lincoln-Rolleston Rd. First release available now. Just released, new sections in this fast-growing township – close town town and all your favourite amenities. Find out more now. Call us on 03 741 1340, or email us at enquiries@yoursection.nz anytime Tel: 03 741 1340, email enquiries@yoursection.nz

SELWYN TIMES Latest Christchurch news at www. .kiwi Tuesday June 6 2017 17 SCHOOLS Tickets on sale NOW! Portrayal earns Darfield HS award • By Georgia O’Connor-Harding THE OFTEN tragic aftermath of drink-driving has been portrayed in a performance at the 2017 Stage Challenge & J Rock. Darfield High School was awarded second place in the RAW division, it also received five other awards. THe competition was held at Horncastle Arena recently. Darfield High School’s performance was titled Could You Live With It? Year 13 student and head of stage challenge Jade Collier said it was about showing what it is like when a driver is responsible for taking other people’s lives and what the driver has to live with. The idea was inspired from discussions in the media about drivers carrying passengers on a restricted licence. “We still can’t get over that we got second place as there was so many amazing performances on the night, we are so proud of everyone’s efforts,” Jade said. Lincoln High School also won six awards for its performance Hidden Poverty to raise awareness of the level of poverty, prevalent in society today. “After exploring other issues, TALENT: Darfield High School won six awards for their performance on the impact of drink driving. ​ student leaders kept coming back to the idea poverty is becoming an increasingly big problem in the city,” the school’s dance and drama teacher Robyn Wylie said. Year 11 student leader Jessica McMillan said she was thrilled, the cast gave it everything and received so many awards. Rolleston College, who entered for the first time this year with only year 9 students, won two awards for their performance on the different types of stereotypes students are often put into at high school. Learning leader of the arts Merrin Diack said her students were outstanding and it was a big experience for the students doing the show for the first time. “It really encapsulated their idea of just being yourself and not being tied down by what anyone says you should be,” she said. Second place is the highest award Darfield has received in ARTISTIC: Rolleston College took part in the 2017 Stage Challenge & J Rock for the first time, winning two awards. the time it has been entering the competition. Lincoln has been entering the competition since the 1990s. Results for 2017 Stage Challenge & J Rock for Selwyn schools in the area: Second place in the 2017 Stage Challenge RAW DIVI- SION: Darfield High School •Ministry of Youth Development Award of Excellence for Drama: Darfield High School, Lincoln High School •5 + a DAY Award of Excellence for Health, Life Skills and Creative Thinking: Darfield High School, Lincoln High School The school gained third place overall in its previous campaign on the Strongman Mine and Pike River Mine disaster. •The Edge Award of Excellence for Soundtrack: Darfield High School, Rolleston College. •Tearaway Magazine Award of Excellence for Choreography: Darfield High School, Lincoln High School •Award of Excellence for Performance Skill: Darfield High School, Lincoln High School •Award of Excellence for Costuming Character: Darfield High School, Lincoln High School and Rolleston College FREE ENTRY Exclusive Deals & Great Shows Cruise Show TRAVEL PRESENTATIONS, AMAZING PRIZES & EXPERT ADVICE DIRECT FROM CRUISE LINE OPERATOR’S Tuesday 13 th June 2017 6.00pm-8.00pm, Hoyts Riccarton, Westfield Mall BE INSPIRED BY FABULOUS PRESENTATIONS FROM CRUISE EXPERTS 6.15PM RIVER CRUISING – ASIA 6.45PM SMALL SHIP CRUISING 6.15PM CRUISE THE PACIFIC 6.45PM CRUISE THE BALTICS & SCANDINAVIA 6.15PM CRUISE THE MEDITERRANEAN 6.45PM RIVER CRUISING – EUROPE 7.15PM CRUISE HAWAII 7.15PM CRUISE CROATIA 7.15PM CRUISE ALASKA Speak to our specialists about tailoring a cruise for you. HOT.CO.NZ BARRINGTON 331 7182 I FERRYMEAD 376 4022 I HIGH ST LANES 339 3440 I HORNBY 344 3070 I MERIVALE 355 2200 I NORTHLANDS 352 4578 I ON VICTORIA 365 7687 RANGIORA 313 0288 I RICCARTON 341 3900 I SHIRLEY 385 0710 UPPER RICCARTON 343 0869