12 Tuesday June 27 2017 Latest Christchurch news at www. .kiwi News SELWYN TIMES Star Media scoops awards THE STAR has been judged the best of the best at the New Zealand Community Newspaper Awards. The Star, part of the Star Media Group, scooped the three top awards – best newspaper, most improved newspaper and it also took out the supreme award which covers newspapers, magazines and websites. Venetia Sherson who judged the supreme award category said: “The Star is bold in design and bold in attitude. The Star urges its readers to engage in debate and reflect on the issues it deems important to the community. “Strong grass roots reporting, and tight writing are the hallmarks of the paper. It tackles big subjects with a sure hand and features a good mix of civic issues, crime and community stories.” Mike Fletcher who judged the most improved newspaper category said of The Star: “The paper is a cracker. It is a joy to read. Judging by The Star’s pagination growth, the readers and advertisers like it and value it too. “The Star is filling a vital niche for news and views in Christchurch. Every page is attractive. Every page is interesting.” It was a big night for Star Media’s team at the awards ceremony which was held in Christchurch on Friday. As well as The Star winning the top three awards, Kiwi Gardener was judged best all round lifestyle magazine, Gabrielle Stuart was the winner of the best senior feature/lifestyle journalist category and Bridget Rutherford was runner-up in the junior reporter and feature writer categories. Star Media also featured in the advertising awards. Rodney Grey was the winner and runner-up in the best advertising portfolio categories and Michaela Bolster was the sales excellence winner. ‘The Star is filling a vital niche for news and views in Christchurch.’ – Mike Fletcher, judge The awards come at a great time for Star Media – The Star’s readership has increased substantially in the latest Nielsen report. Star Media has a large portfolio of newspaper titles – The Star, Nor’West News, Western News, Pegasus Post, Southern View, Bay Harbour News and Selwyn Times, magazines Kiwi Gardener, Style, Rugby News and With This Ring, web news site www.star.kiwi and operates several annual events City 2 Surf, the Home & Leisure Show and With This Ring, Bridal Show. Star Media is a family business, locally-owned by Pier and Charlotte Smulders. Star Media chief executive Steve McCaughan said: “I believe the awards won on the weekend are reflective of all our Star Media team’s effort and the fact that TEAM: Star Media reporter Bridget Rutherford, graphic designer Rodney Grey, account executive Michaela Bolster, chief executive Steve McCaughan, managing director Charlotte Smulders, editor-in-chief Barry Clarke, magazines editor Kate Preece and reporter Gabrielle Stuart. we are locally-owned and understand our local market. We strive to be the best in all that we do and it’s satisfying to see all our efforts recognised at the CNA awards. 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SELWYN TIMES Latest Christchurch news at www. .kiwi Tuesday June 27 2017 13 Stopping elder abuse in our communities MP for Selwyn Amy Adams writes about addressing elder abuse in the district I believe here in Selwyn we have a wonderful sense of community and most people respect and care for each other regardless of background or age. When it comes to age, the last Census back in 2013 showed that we had a younger population than other areas of New Zealand. Only 10.8 per cent of people in Selwyn at that time were aged 65 or over, compared with 14.3 per cent of the total New Zealand population. It will be interesting to see whether this proportion has changed much when we have the next Census in 2018. While most people do love and care for their older family members to the best of their ability, there is a growing awareness that some do not. This issue was at the forefront earlier this month during Elder Abuse Awareness Week which was held from June 15 to 22. Elder abuse can include Amy Adams Selwyn MP physical, financial or psychological abuse. Often elder abuse goes unreported because people do not understand or want to accept that they are being abused. One of the reasons for this is likely to be because three-quarters of abusers are family members or people that the victim should be able to trust. These close relationships can create a reluctance to speak out, with many too ashamed to admit that this is happening to them. My colleague, Minister for Seniors Maggie Barry is putting some excellent initiatives in place to address elder abuse and neglect and ensure our most vulnerable are supported so that they can lead happy and healthy lives. The new services will be focused on providing practical help and strategies to victims of elder abuse. One such initiative is a new helpline which will be available from July 1 and will operate 24 hours per day/seven days a week. The free 0800 helpline will be available to anyone who needs information or support regarding elder abuse or neglect – whether they experience it themselves or see it happening to others. For those who have access to a computer, the SuperSeniors website http:// superseniors.msd.govt.nz/ has further information on how you can protect yourself and advice on how to have a conversation with others if you have concerns. Elder abuse should never be part of any society so if you or anyone you know is being treated inappropriately by family members or others, please speak up. It is time to bring this issue out into the open. silver dollar best value deals Sunday kids eat free (conditions apply) SPEND $25 AND TXT IN YOUR UNIQUE CODE FOR THE CHANCE TO WIN A RETRO BAR FRIDGE OR LIMITED EDITION UKULELE! For details see instore or www.foursquare.co.nz Pams Fresh Express Cooked Chicken Size 16 Sanitarium Up & Go 3 Pack Arnott’s Shapes 120-190g $ 12 99 ea $ 3 79 pk $ 1 99 ea Fresh NZ Quality Mark Prime Beef Mince Coca-Cola, Sprite, Lift or L&P 8 Pack 355ml Cans $ 10 99 kg Pams Fresh Express Potatoes 2.5kg Prepack Product of New Zealand $ 4 99 pk Tegel Frozen Chicken 1.7kg $ 9 99 ea $ 9 99 pk Monday 2 for 1 Burgers from 5pm Tuesday 2 for 1 medium Pizzas from 5pm Sunday breakfast 9am-12pm QUIZ NIGHTS every Ring to book a table. Wednesday from 7pm Come and enjoy the new lunch menu • Indoor outdoor & mezzanine dining areas • Large sheltered & sunny courtyard • Extensive lunch & evening menu selection to suit everybody’s tastes • Large range of wine, tap & bottled beers • 2x courtesy vans available 871 Jones Rd, Rolleston | Ph 347 0386 | www.silverdollarbar.co.nz Monteith’s Ale 6 Pack 330ml Bottles pk www.foursquare.co.nz Mud House 750ml (excludes Pinot Noir) $ 12 99 $ 11 99 ea facebook.com/FourSquareNZ Specials available South Island only from Monday 26th June until Sunday 2nd July 2017 or while stocks last. Wine and beer available at stores with an off licence. Wine and beer purchases restricted to persons aged 18 years old and over.
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