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Selwyn Times: May 16, 2017

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2 Tuesday [Edition datE] May 16 2017 SELWYN TIMES 22 Latest Christchurch news at www. .kiwi SELWYN RURAL LIFE Former Lincoln Uni student selected for international summit A young woman from Canterbury and former Lincoln University student is one of two Kiwi candidates selected to represent New Zealand at a summit focused on solving one of the world’s most important issues – how to feed a growing population. Christchurch’s Jemima Snook (24) and Beth Hampton (21) from Matamata will join 100 other delegates from around the world in Brussels, Belgium, October 9-13. Hailing from 49 countries and aged between 18 and 25, the chosen delegates share a passion for agriculture and a vision of a world without hunger. During the summit, they will share their diverse experiences and work together to generate innovative, sustainable and actionable solutions to global food security challenges. Their mission is to come up with concrete new ideas that can drive agricultural progress across the globe and be put into practice back home. Bayer, together with partners Groene Kring (GK) and Fédération des Jeunes Agriculteurs (FJA), is hosting the summit, which has the theme of “Feeding a Hungry Planet.” It aims to address the UN Sustainability Goals of ending hunger, achieving food security and promoting sustainable agriculture. Jemima says she is “honoured” to be representing New Zealand at the summit. “Coming from Lincoln University I have many friends who are great advocates for the agricultural industry. The opportunity to attend the summit is an amazing chance to share ideas with other young leaders, grow my leadership skills and understand more about how New Zealand can contribute to solving issues of food insecurity. “I hope that my experiences of working in the New Zealand agricultural industry will bring practical, real-life knowledge to discussion topics at the conference.” Jemima spent her early childhood on a dairy farm. Her passion for agriculture developed during her time at Lincoln University, where she completed a Bachelor of Commerce (Agriculture) majoring in Farm Management and Accounting. As a recipient of a Prime Minister’s scholarship for Asia, she participated in a Lincoln University summer school trip to Indonesia in 2016 where she gained an understanding of food security issues in a developing country. Jemima is currently working as a graduate accountant for BDO, Christchurch, in its agribusiness division. Bayer New Zealand Crop Science head Scott Hanson says it is important young Kiwis get the opportunity to attend international summits. “I believe there is a need for young leaders to be engaged in finding sustainable solutions to the growing global need for safe and nutritious food. The Youth Ag Summit is an opportunity to broaden the perspectives with others from around the world. It will also enable young leaders to further grow personally and develop their knowledge. “The agricultural industry can contribute strongly to achieving some of the key UN Sustainable Development Goals, but this also requires the active involvement of the next generation. The Youth Ag-Summit will give young leaders the opportunity to foster their ideas, share best practices and explore the role of modern agriculture in feeding a hungry planet.” Jemima Snook THE SIDE-BY-SIDE THAT’S MADE OF STEEL! 1100EFI Features 67 hp. 1100cc 4 cyl. 16 valve engine, 5 x speed transmission, hydraulic clutch, 2WD, 4WD, Diff. lock front & rear, max speed 70kph, snorkel, electrically operated rear deck hoist, fully foldable windscreen, front mounted electric winch, roof mounted LED light bar, all steel construction, disc brakes all round, amazing carrying capacity (front, roof, rear tray) road registrable, Dimensions - 3270 x 1550 x 2065(mm) (LxW.H). Call Us NOw! we are Talking Turkey on Price GET CONNECTED WITH Scorch Broadband RESTAURANT & CAFÉ Cooked Breakfasts We are open from 6.30am Seniors SPECIAL 2 courses Soup/Roast or Roast/Dessert Special available lunch only. Monday - Saturday 12pm - 2.30pm Family Friendly Kid’s 2 course special BUY DIRECT FROM THE IMPORTER! Tuatara Machinery Ltd Tel: 03 347 4956 Mob: 0274 770 070 Email: $18 $20 $10 ‘Famous for their roasts!’ The RACECOURSE HOTEL & Motorlodge 118 Racecourse Rd, Sockburn, Christchurch. Ph 03 342 7150 0800 726 724 Not just a tyre shop! On-FaRM SERViCES No CaLLout Fee (SElwyn diSTRiCT) aGRiCUlTURal TyRES Courtesy car available. Kiddie’s toys & entertainment. Enjoy a free coffee, massage (chair) & TV while you wait. • 24 hour fleet service • Full mechanical repairs • Nitrogen fills, batteries, WOF, shock absorbers • Car tyres, 4x4 tyres, light truck tyres, truck & bus tyres • Wheel alignments, puncture repairs, full groom Mon-Fri 7.30am-5.00pm, Saturday 9am-12pm Call 03 347 4702 or 0800 838 973 847 Jones Rd, Rolleston •

SELWYN TIMES Latest Christchurch news at www. .kiwi Tuesday [Edition May datE] 16 2017 323 SELWYN RURAL LIFE New national body to represent Rural Support Trusts Looking back A national body to represent all 14 Rural Support Trusts across the country has now been formed. Rural Support Trusts provide free and confidential assistance to farmers and growers facing challenges; climate, financial or personal. They point people in the right direction for further advice and help. In its first meeting the National Council elected its Chairperson, Waikato RST chair Neil Bateup, with Gavan Herlihy from Otago appointed Vice Chairperson. The Rural Support National Council will be structured as a charitable trust responsible to the Trusts around the country. The formation of the national body has delighted Minister for Primary Industries Nathan Guy. “Rural Support Trusts do fantastic work supporting our rural communities in tough times, and this new central body will make them more efficient and effective,” says Mr Guy. “It will provide single point of contact for other national organisations and the Government, and help the different regions share resources and experience. Rural Support Trusts operate independently in their areas, staffed by local people who know their local communities. Trusts have trained facilitators who can assist rural people with a range of issues. The facilitators are all local people who know the area and the farming or growing industries, and much of their work is helping sometimes isolated rural communities keep connected and build morale when the going is tough. Nathan Guy In the past two years the Government has provided extra funding to Rural Support Trusts to improve access to mental health support in the rural community. Coordinators have been trained to recognise and manage signs of depression or extreme stress, and are connected to rural health professionals. • For further information on the Trusts visit: http:// • Call 0800 RURAL HELP - for a confidential chat about you, your business, the weather, your finances; or a neighbour, partner, friend, family member, or worker. Organic Training College LEARN FROM THE EXPERTS Start a career in organics. Reduce your footprint and produce a regular supply of your own fruit and vegetables. COURSES (All fees under $500) Year 1 Introduction to Organics 44 weeks Starts August 2017 (Lincoln campus) Resource Management Consultants Resource Consents - Groundwater - Surface Water - Effluent Discharge - Effluent Storage - Gravel Extraction - Consents Compliance • Advocacy • Aquifer Testing • Due Diligence • Feasibility • Flow Monitoring • Farm Environment Plans 92 Williams St, Kaiapoi. Ph: 03 375 5015 Year 2 Applied Organics 46 weeks Starts August 2017 (Lincoln campus) BACK IN TIME: A new view of a road at Arthur’s Pass from a point about half a mile above the Canterbury end of the Otira Tunnel. Before the completion of the railway, the road was used by coaches which were the connecting link between the rail heads. It is now traversed chiefly by motorists travelling between Canterbury and Westland and holidaymakers who prefer the walk over Arthur’s Pass and through the Otira Gorge as opposed to the railway journey through the tunnel. •Heritage photo supplied by Selwyn Libraries. If you have any information about this photo, please contact the library via ​ Breaking news, delivered to your pocket. Visit anytime, anywhere! Programme information | 03 325 3684 | Fire rages, homes at risk •news •CTV •sport •districts •schools •lifestyle •opinion •what’s on