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Selwyn Times: June 06, 2017

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2 Tuesday June 6 2017 Latest Christchurch news at www. .kiwi SELWYN TIMES FROM THE EDITOR’S DESK EARLIER THIS year it was Mi-Sex and Dragon. In 2018, Jimmy Barnes will be making his way to Lincoln for the second Selwyn Sounds rock festival (see page 7). This year’s event was a great success, apart from a few teething problems which I’m sure will be ironed out. The all-day festival will also feature The Feelers, Mental As Anything, Stellar, The Mockers, The Narcs, The Lady Killers and The Warratahs. That’s a fairly impressive line-up; on a par or even better than this year. As local lad and festival promoter David Parlane says: “We couldn’t do the same as what we did this year, we had to do something a little different and make it bigger and better.” Sounds good to me. – Barry Clarke Inside Dancers Disneyland-bound NEWS 12 News.....................................3-12 Schools.......................... 8,9 Achievers...............................15 Schools............................ 17 Community Events......18 Gardening................32-33 Driven.......................................35 GET IN TOUCH General Enquiries Ph 379-7100 Classified Advertising Ph 379-1100 The Christchurch Star Company Ltd. PO box 1467 - Christchurch NEWS Georgia O’Connor-Harding Ph: 364 7438 ADVERTISING Lynette Evans Ph: 364 7434 these shores, this Land Brent ForBes - In my previous works the landscape has been used to observe the time of day, the seasons passing, maybe (but not often) a particular place – however these works are not any of those things. Looking at these works as a whole, I see the main preoccupation has been water, and where the land meets it. The landscape, although more modelled and distinct in terms of handling, is not the main motivation – just as important is the inescapable fact of the ocean. Making these works was more about the process than before, sticking pieces on, seeing what opportunities were created, adjusting, rearranging... it was about not having a set finish in mind, just responding to what the works needed. In this way I think of these works as more universal and about painting rather than simply “landscape paintings”. TASTY GORGEOUS FOOD Much loved gourmet food made our way NOW OPEN SATURDAY 7am - 1.30pm SPECIALIST BAKERY • Hand-made on premises daily • Wide selection of gorgeous, tasty slices • Fresh cut sandwiches, paninis, bagels & salads • Delicious pies, sausage rolls, quiches, muffins & scones • Gluten free options available DAPHNE’S HOME And wants to celebrate wooL BarGin Bins Heaps to choose from 50% off aLL aduLt knitware PFATT Machines ALL REDUCED PFATT Accessories ALL DISCOUNTED stock reductions we need to make room for new stock racheL Murphy - A deep connection to the land and sea of New Zealand, is always at the heart of my work. My desire for us, as custodians of this unique, raw beauty, to not only maintain what we already have and often take for granted, but to return what we can to it’s natural state. On The Shores Of Our Land are additionally inspired by childhood memories of looking with fascination at watercolours and lithographs of NZ prior to colonisation, at the Auckland Art Gallery. The design of the sculptural pieces for this exhibition, are evocative of things of the sea, both in nature and our relationship with it: Whale teeth, fish contours, dolphin fins, yacht sails, surf boards. These Shores, This Land Brent Forbes | Rachel Murphy 66-68 Springs Rd | Email: Ph 344 6044 | Open Mon-Fri 6am-3.30pm PFAFF SEWING CENTRE 9 Witham St, Hornby Phone 349 7867 Prebbleton - Lincoln ROLLESTON LAW Sound, workable legal advice and solutions Rolleston Office: 78A Rolleston Drive, Rolleston Square Darfield Office: Darfield Business Hub, 68 South Terrace 9 Shands Rd A my es Rd Springs Rd Carmen Rd Main South Rd Russley Riccarton - City Main Rd, Little River | 03 325 1944 | 10 JUNE – 5 JULY W: T: (03) 374 2547 M: 021 148 6221 E: E: RICHARD GRAY ANITA MOLLOY-ROBERTS

SELWYN TIMES Latest Christchurch news at www. .kiwi Tuesday June 6 2017 3 News Search for missing gates • By Georgia O’Connor-Harding THE OWNER of a Tai Tapu furniture shop has described the theft of its set of distinctive gates as a “very brazen act.” Last Monday night Obelisk furniture store situated on the Christchurch Akaroa Rd had its gates covering a 6m-wide opening to the business stolen. Owner Debbie Horton (left) said the gates, imported from India, were made of extremely heavy solid steel and would have needed to be unbolted before they were removed. “Somebody knew what they were doing which is a little bit concerning . . . they couldn’t be lifted up and taken off,” she said. Mrs Horton has contacted both the Scrap Metal Recycling Association of New Zealand, New Zealand Post and the police but have had no luck in finding where the gates are. “There was a lot of scraping heard down the road and a lot of noises at around 10pm Monday night . . . as you can understand neighbours didn’t go out and look any further,” she said. Sergeant Alex Pickover said police are following up on the case but there was no CCTV footage available to help it determine who stole the gates. Tai Tapu Community Association Committee chairman Gerald Carter said he had shared the missing gates on the Tai Tapu Community Facebook page but had no feedback. “You would have thought someone would have seen something,” he said. •Anyone with information about the taking of the gates or their current location is asked to MYSTERIOUS: The theft of two distinctive gates at a Tai Tapu furniture shop has been described as brazen. ​ phone Christchurch police on 363 7400 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. •HAVE YOUR SAY: Have you noticed gates going missing around the Selwyn area? Email your views to georgia. In Brief SEX ASSAULT INQUIRY Police inquiries into an alleged sexual assault at Lincoln University are ongoing a police communications spokeswoman said. On Friday, police said there has been no arrest in the case. A female student says she was attacked overnight on May 20/21. Police say the student and the alleged attacker are known to each other. Police said due to privacy issues no further details can be released. FLOCK HILL DECISION The Selwyn Waihora Zone Committee will decide whether it will reconfirm its decision to allocate the Immediate Steps Biodiversity Funding of $26,571 to a fencing project at Cave Stream, Flock Hill Station. The money will go towards stage one and stage two of the project as the landowner has withdrawn its application for stage three. GO HORORATA UPDATE An independent party has been appointed by Go Hororata to undertake a feasability study looking at the refurbishment of Hororata Hall or replacement options with a new community centre. Business management consultant Octa Associates will look at the best location in relation to Hororata Reserve and the other facilities in the community.