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Selwyn Times: June 27, 2017


20 TUESDAY JUNE 27 2017 Latest Christchurch news at www. .kiwi SELWYN TIMES Izone Success Recognised Celebrate Matariki The Selwyn Arts Trust invites you to join them to celebrate Matariki with a free Kapa Haka performance by Te Ahikaaroa & local high schools. The performance is at Lincoln Event Centre at 2pm on Sunday 2 July. This event is supported by Creative Communities New Zealand and Selwyn District Council. Everyone is welcome to attend. The contribution of Izone to Selwyn’s economy has been recognised with a nomination for a national excellence award. The development of the Izone Southern Business Hub is a finalist in the Local Government New Zealand (LGNZ) EXCELLENCE Awards. The project was nominated in the Crown Fibre Holdings EXCELLENCE Award for Best Practice Contribution to Local Economic Development. Izone is New Zealand’s largest fully consented and development-ready industrial park. It covers 188 hectares, with only 9.6 hectares of council land remaining unsold. Currently more than 70 businesses employ 1,260 people with a further 800 jobs forecast to be created when the park is fully developed. The ports of Tauranga and Lyttelton have inland ports within or nearby Izone. Planning for the site goes back to 2000 when the Council saw the need for land to attract businesses to Rolleston and purchased a 130 hectare area of land for the project. “Those that began the project can be very proud of the impact that Izone has had, and will continue to have, on our district and the families who live here,” says Mayor Sam Broughton. On the roads this week The intersection of Hoskyns and Sandy Knolls Roads is being upgraded and a change of priority will occur in July so that traffic approaching from Sandy Knolls Road will need to stop. Traffic delays may occur and detours may operate while the upgrade occurs. Sewer line installation work is continuing on Shands and Selwyn Roads – traffic delays may occur due to this work. Levelling works are planned on Ellesmere, Southbridge Leeston and Rakaia Selwyn Roads. Cattlestop cleaning is planned on Lyndon and Harper Roads. Stop/go traffic controls will operate at all sites. Road works are planned on Algidus and South Two Chain Roads with traffic controls operating. Bridge replacement continues on Jarvis Road with the road closed. A turning bay is being created at the intersection of Dynes and Springston Rolleston Road, with traffic controls in place at this location. SeatSmart recycling creates safer journeys A new local car seat recycling programme is helping remove unsafe child car seats from use and recycling the seat parts. The Council partnered with Seatsmart in March to carry out a local trial which offered parents the chance to have old car seats recycled at a heavily subsidised rate. The trial was due to finish at the end of June but due to its success the programme will continue to operate in Selwyn. 49 car seats have been dropped off at the Pines Resource Recovery Park since the programme started. With the programme continuing, Selwyn parents can take their unwanted car seats to the Pines Resource Recovery Park to have them recycled for a $5 charge (normally $10). The seats are dismantled through Department of Corrections community work programmes. The recovered plastic is recycled into products for the building industry, metal parts are taken to metal recyclers, and the harnesses will be used by Karkt NZ and The Green Collective who make handmade bags. Selwyn School Road Safety Coordinator Stephanie Hautler says all car seats have an expiry date on them and over time seats can be damaged from UV light, heat, general wear and tear or in a crash. You can find information about how to check their seat’s expiry date at Locally, the Council has trained a number of volunteers as child restraint technicians and they can check car seat safety and install seats for free – see 'Selwyn Car Seat Champions' on Facebook for details. Booster and convertible seats can be recycled through the recycling programme, along with capsules, but polystyrene seats are not part of the programme. The Pines Resource Recovery Park is located at 183 Burnham School Road and is open Monday to Fridays, 9am-4.30pm, and from 10am-4pm on Saturdays and Sundays. Cross-council work recognised nationally Selwyn District Council has been recognised as part of a multicouncil building innovation group spanning the Canterbury region. The Greater Canterbury Cluster – also comprising Christchurch City Council and Ashburton, Kaikoura, Hurunui and Waimakariri District Councils – is the Building Officials Institute of New Zealand Carter Holt Harvey Building Control Innovator of the year 2017 which celebrates commitment to innovation in engineering. Selwyn District Council Environmental Services Manager Tim Harris says the Council is very proud to be part of a region-wide initiative which is working toward collective benchmarks for Council building control authority customer service. “The cluster’s aim is to improve collective business processes through common documentation, increasing the ability for software to exchange and make use of building consent information sharing across Canterbury. “This joint understanding of the systems enables opportunities for improvement, and enhances the consistency of customer experience across the region,” says Tim. The Greater Canterbury Cluster was established in 2016, in a collaboration with the Ministry for Business Innovation and Employment to drive a dramatic change in council building control authority customer service. The cluster has explored how each council controls building consenting, building inspections, build completion, staff resources and consenting fees. New fire service to start operating From 1 July 2017 Fire and Emergency New Zealand (FENZ) - a new national organisation combining urban and rural fire services will start operating. Selwyn District Council and other local councils will no longer be responsible for issuing fire permits or responding to rural fires from 1 July onwards. Local volunteer fire brigades will continue to respond to fires but they will now be part of the new FENZ organisation. If you need to report a fire under the new system you will still call 111, the same as now. If you need to apply for a fire permit you can email firepermit. or phone 0800 658 628. You can also check the fire status in Selwyn by visiting One function that will continue to be carried out by the Council until 1 July 2018 will be investigating complaints about vegetation which creates a fire risk. If you need to report this as an issue you can phone the Council on 347 2800 or 318 8338. Council Call Selwyn District Council Norman Kirk Drive Rolleston Ph 347 2800 or 318 8338 Rolleston Library Rolleston Drive, Rolleston Ph 347 2880 Darfield Library & Service Centre 1 South Terrace, Darfield Ph 318 8338 or 347 2780 CC260617

SELWYN TIMES Latest Christchurch news at www. .kiwi TUESDAY JUNE 27 2017 21 Notices MOBILE LIBRARY TIMETABLE Wednesday 28 June Rakaia Huts 9.30-10am Southbridge School 10.45am-12pm Thursday 29 June Lincoln University Early Childhood Centre 2-2.30pm Prebbleton Tavern 3.30-5.30pm Monday 3 July Ako Rolleston 10.30-11am Rolleston Christian School 12.15-1.15pm Selwyn Kids 1.30-2pm Rolly Kids 2-2.30pm Tuesday 4 July Glenroy Hall 11.40am-12.10pm Windwhistle School 1-1.30pm Glentunnel School 1.55-2.55pm Glentunnel Hall 3-3.30pm DOG REGISTRATION STARTS IN JULY It’s that time of year again when all dog owners must ensure that their dogs are registered. All dogs older than 3 months must be registered every year (July-June) under the Dog Control Act 1996. It’s a $300 fine for an unregistered dog. A reregistration notice will arrive in your inbox or letterbox by 1 July. Registration Fee (Inclusive of GST) The 2017-18 fee falls due on 1 July 2017 and may be paid throughout the month of July. This may be done via a payment link when the form is emailed, internet banking, at our Rolleston Headquarters or service centres in Leeston, Darfield or Lincoln. Alternatively, you may use the prepaid return envelope provided with your registration form. If paid by 31 July 2017, the discounted registration fee applicable is: · A $10 administration/owner fee · $30 for each dog owned by the same person and held at the same locality. For payments after 31 July 2017 the full registration fee Meetings Public Forums: Council, Community Board and local committee meetings are open to the public. Time is available at the start of meetings for people to speak on matters of concern. Please notify Bernadette Ryan or your local committee at least three days before the meeting. Township, Hall and Reserve Committees: To list or make changes to meeting details, email meeting.changes@selwyn.govt. nz or phone 347 2800 or 318 8338 by 9am Wednesday the week before publication. COUNCIL & COMMUNITY BOARD Unless stated meetings are held at Rolleston Council Building Audit & Risk Committee – Extraordinary Meeting Wed 28 June 9am District Plan Review Committee Wed 28 June 10am Selwyn Waihora Zone Committee Tue 4 July 1.30pm Lincoln Event Centre Audit & Risk Subcommittee Wed 5 July 3pm Council Meeting Wed 12 July 1pm applicable is: · A $15 administration/owner fee · $40 for each dog owned by the same person and held at the same locality. If you have changed your email address or postal address since last year’s registration, please email animalcontrol@selwyn. so that your details can be confirmed. Tag and Collar Fees (Inclusive of GST) The fee for a replacement dog tag is $5 and for a dog collar $9- $11 depending on the size. These fees and charges are set under Sections 37, 38 and 68 of the Dog Control Act 1996. GANSU INTERNATIONAL FELLOWSHIP PROGRAMME Applications are invited from people in Selwyn between the ages of 22-50 in good health and of good character to attend the sponsored fellowship programme 1-30 September 2017. It assists delegates to learn the Chinese culture, better understand China and Gansu, enhance mutual understanding and friendship and improve cooperation and communication. The programme is in association with the Selwyn District Council Sister City Committee. The Gansu Provincial People’s Government sponsor the cost of flights, tuition, accommodation and a living allowance of $220 NZ dollars. Applications close on 3 July 2017. Please email for details. DOG MICROCHIPPING Free dog microchipping will take place on Friday 7 July at · Leeston – 9-9.30am · Darfield – 10.15-10.45am · Rolleston – 11.30am-12pm · Lincoln – 12.45-1.15pm Please note: · Clinics last for only 30 minutes · The Rolleston venue is Norman Springs Ellesmere Discretionary Fund Committee Wed 12 July, after Council meeting Selwyn Central Discretionary Fund Committee Wed 12 July, after above meeting Citizenship Ceremony Wed 12 July 6.30pm Otahuna Lodge LOCAL COMMITTEES & ASSOCIATIONS Coalgate Township Committee Tue 27 June 7.30pm Coalgate Fire Station Darfield Recreation & Community Centre Committee Mon 3 July 7.30pm Darfield Recreation Centre Doyleston Community Committee Wed 5 July 7.30pm Osborne Park Pavilion Kirwee Recreation Reserve Management Committee Mon 10 July 7.30pm Kirwee Reserve Sports Pavilion Lakeside Reserve Management Committee Mon 10 July 7.30pm Leeston Library Public welcome to attend Kirk Drive other locations are outside libraries · Microchipping won’t occur if wet. If you have any questions, please contact Tracey on 347 2800 or 318 8338. ALCOHOL NOTICES An application for a club licence renewal has been received from Craigieburn Valley Ski Club. An application for an off licence renewal has been received from Lone Goat Vineyard Limited. Objections to both applications are open until 4 July. For more information please visit www. DISRUPTION TO MALVERN WATER RACE SERVICE Selwyn District Council is starting construction of a new fish screen facility at the Waimakariri Gorge Water Race intake, and Glentunnel Water Race intake as required by Environment Canterbury consent conditions. During the construction period, mid-June to August, the water race supply in the Malvern scheme may be disrupted. The Waimakariri Gorge Intake race may need to be shut down for construction. The Kowai intake will be used to continue to provide supply. Disruption to water race users will be minimised where possible. Any questions relating to this disruption should be directed to the Council’s Surface Water Team on 318 8338. RESIDENTS SURVEY The Council’s Annual Residents Survey is now underway. The survey allows the Council to monitor our performance across a number of services like parks, roads, water, libraries and swimming pools by asking for feedback from residents. Around 400 Selwyn households will be asked to participate in the survey via telephone and online. Leeston Community Committee Mon 3 July, Leeston Library Lincoln Community Committee Mon 10 July 7pm Lincoln Event Centre Lincoln Event Centre Governance Committee Wed 28 June 7pm Lincoln Event Centre Prebbleton Public Hall Society Mon 10 July 7.30pm Prebbleton Hall Supper Room Springfield Township Committee Tue 4 July 7.30pm, Tawera Hall Springston Hall Committee Thurs 29 June 7.30pm Springston Hall Tawera Memorial Hall Committee Thurs 6 July 7.30pm, Tawera Hall Waihora Park Reserve Committee Tue 4 July 7.30pm Waihora Bowling Club Weedons Reserve Committee Mon 10 July 7pm Weedons Country Club Note changed venue Whitecliffs Township & Domain Committee Mon 10 July 7.30pm Glentunnel Hall Selwyn Events FRIDAY 30 JUNE SUNDAY 2JULY SUNDAY 2JULY MONDAY 3 JULY UNTIL 5JULY THURSDAY 6JULY UNTIL 6JULY SAT-SAT 8-22 JULY Selwyn Movie Nights – Despicable Me Lincoln Event Centre, 7-8.45pm An indoor screening of this fun family movie. Tickets: $5 per person, $10 3 person family/group or $15 family/ group of 4-6. Book online to secure your tickets at Doors open 6.30pm Planting Day Mahoe Reserve, 2pm Join Lincoln Envirotown at the reserve (Boundary Road, Lincoln) to help with planting & meet Florida University students. Please wear suitable shoes, bring spades, garden gloves, sunglasses & a bucket for mulch if you can. Plants provided. Contact Sue on 329 5858 for information or if you’re interested in joining the management committee Matariki celebration Lincoln Event Centre, 2pm Celebrate Matariki with a Kapa Haka performance by Te Ahikaaroa & local high schools. Free, brought to you by the Selwyn Arts Trust with support from Selwyn District Council & Creative Communities New Zealand Lincoln Envirotown Meeting Lincoln Event Centre, 7pm There will be a short talk on living economies followed by the meeting. All welcome Your Library eCollections – BorrowBox Selwyn District Libraries Join a free session to learn about BorrowBox, a growing collection of over 1,000 free eAudiobooks. Hour long sessions run at Leeston on 27 June at 10.30am, at Rolleston on 30 June at 1pm, at Lincoln on 3 July at 10.30am & at Darfield on 5 July at 1pm Water quantity in the Selwyn catchment Lincoln University, 12-1pm & 7.30-9pm A free seminar hosted by the Selwyn Waihora Zone Committee covering groundwater, river water and current rules. The 12pm session venue is the D6 lecture room (Landscape Building) & the 7.30pm session venue is the S2 lecture room (Stewart Building) Paint is Pain and Drinking T Selwyn Gallery, Darfield An exhibition by Darfield High School art students. Open daily (except Mondays) 10am- 4pm KidsFest Join one of over 80 fun activities for kids in Selwyn. See for session information, or pick up a booklet from your local library Leeston Library & Service Centre 19 Messines Street, Leeston Ph 347 2871 Lincoln Library & Service Centre Gerald Street, Lincoln Ph 347 2876 (03) 347 2800 Darfield call free 318 8338