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Selwyn Times: June 13, 2017

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16 Tuesday June 13 2017 Latest Christchurch news at www. .kiwi SELWYN TIMES Local business caters for Selwyn Nearly all Country Feasts’ staff are Selwyn locals. Some of the Country Feasts team. We cater for a wide range of events. Marian and Holder Frey along with Kathy and Red Dawson first began business producing preprepared meals, in 2002. Soon after Marian’s son, Thomas followed by other children, Oliver, Caroline and Sarah, became involved. After numerous requests for special function catering, their focus shifted to professional catering. Word of mouth spread and they were soon receiving venue recommendations. When the earthquake struck on 4 th September 2010, Country Feasts was fortunate to be one of the few catering businesses not affected. Trading continued uninterrupted with a client requesting they still cater for her wedding that day. In the last five years, Country Feasts Catering has grown tremendously. They cater for numerous events including weddings, country race meetings, sporting functions, A & P shows, school events, private functions, funerals, Christmas parties, business meetings and conferences. Individuals to large organisations are clients of Country Feasts Catering. They are the main caterers for Country Cricket, Canterbury Tennis and the Davis Cup, Mainland Football, the New Zealand Sheepbreeders (Christchurch A&P Show), Ellesmere A&P Show, Homebush when cruise ship passengers visit, and a biannual 3-day conference at Mt Cheeseman Skifield. You will also see them at the Hororata Highland Games, this year. Country Feasts Catering has the expertise and resources to efficiently provide small and large event catering; travelling throughout the whole of Canterbury and sometimes further afield. It is no wonder they have an impressive client line-up. Country Feasts offers finger food, buffet, spit roast, plated, plattered, breakfasts and barbecue options; accommodating specific dietary needs. You might choose to have their serviced option which includes crockery and cutlery with their wonderful staff preparing and serving the food, then cleaning-up afterwards. They have a liquor licence and their own bar managers and bar staff. There is also the option of do-it-yourself where Country Feasts delivers the food in disposable containers for you and your friends to take over. “We like to sit down with our clients and listen to their thoughts, making suggestions so they have a good mix of food to suit an occasion,” explains Marian who advises that sample menus can be found on their website with options listed so clients can tailor a menu to suit their requirements. Nearly all staff employed by Country Feasts live locally, many recruited from the Rolleston, Prebbleton and Lincoln areas. “We employ young and more mature alike,” advises Marian who says the work is ideal for people who want a little part-time employment with them always looking for casual staff, especially over the summer months. If planning a banquet, why not check out the winter specials menu at: www.countryfeasts. co.nz where you can make an enquiry or booking. Country Feasts Catering can also be contacted at: info@countryfeasts.co.nz or by calling 03 3443 044. Feasts for all occasions Weddings | Private Functions | Business Functions Sporting Events | A&P Shows Phone: 03 3443044 / 027 3104411 Email: info@countryfeasts.co.nz www.countryfeasts.co.nz

SELWYN TIMES Latest Christchurch news at www. .kiwi Tuesday June 13 2017 17 News Safe route for children A NEW footpath in Springfield is encouraging children to stay away from the roads to get to and from school. A footpath installed recently along Tramway Rd, Pocock Rd and Springfield School is one of several projects to help create a walkway/ cycleway network in the township. The Springfield Township Committee is currently working on a walkway to link up the township with the Kowai Pass Domain Camping Ground and it is expected to be finished at the end of the year. The committee and the school’s board of trustees first put in a request for the footpath to the district council’s Annual Plan in 2015. “It was a highly anticipated piece of work, and it is now great to see children using the footpath over the road for play and for getting to school,” committee member Catherine Barnett said. She said it helps keep younger members of the community safer and with an added benefit of making Springfield look smarter. FUN: Springfield children now have a safe route to and from school. Tradesman loses tools after break-in • By Georgia O’Connor- Harding ROLLESTON RESIDENTS are rallying around a local builder who has had his tools stolen. Old School Builders (Christchurch) Ltd builder Travis Jansen had about $15,000 of tools, and a trailer, stolen from a work site in Avonhead on Sunday night. The front window of the house, located on Brookby Cres, was broken into and Mr Jansen’s tools were taken from the bedroom, the trailer was taken from the garage. The self-employed builder had left his equipment in the house overnight. “I could have taken all my tools home but because it was raining. I left all of my tools in one of the bedrooms,” he said. The tools include a nail gun, rotating laser, finishing gun, impacting drill, hammer drill, drop saw, small screwdrivers, skill saw, router and sabre saw. “It has taken me two years to build up my tools . . . basically it is back to square one,” Mr Jansen said. But after posting on Facebook’s Rolleston Community Page, Mr Jansen said he had been left humbled by the number of people who had messaged him, offering tools he could borrow. A police spokeswoman said a scene of crime officer has attended but there was no forensic evidence. No arrests have been made. Mr Jansen, who has a wife and two children, said he was unlikely to have any luck making an insurance claim, having only just changed insurance companies about a week ago. He said he will never leave his equipment on-site again and will be looking to get GPS tracking devices and portable cameras in the future. Want to Shift to a new career? We can make it happen. CDC estimates ICT employment in Canterbury will grow 2500 additional jobs by 2025 Scholarships available APPly noW! Combine your existing degree and life experience with innovative learning, to prepare for a career in the booming Tech sector. Shift, Signal’s 9 month industry based programme starts July 24, is open to graduates of any discipline, with limited scholarship opportunities still available. Choose from the Software development stream or the Development Allied stream to focus on other areas such as testing, user experience or technical writing. Be part of one of NZ’s fastest growing sectors with fantastic employment opportunities. P 0800 990 024 E info@signal.ac.nz W www.signal.ac.nz/shift Visit us at: Corner Main South Road and Barters Road, Templeton. Ph: 344 0331 SIGNAL is powered by: