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Selwyn Times: August 08, 2017

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4 Tuesday August 8 2017 Your Local Views Latest Christchurch news at www.star.kiwi SELWYN TIMES •HAVE YOUR SAY: Tell us your views of Lincoln University students. Email georgia.oconnor@starmedia.kiwi Shared passion for the land Lincoln University Students’ Association president Danyon Thomas writes about how the image of the typical Lincoln University student is changing The Lincoln University Students’ Association’s International Night will be held on Saturday at 5pm on campus. You’re all invited to experience the cultures we have on campus, so that you too can see what life at Lincoln University looks like now. Student life is not all beerdrinking and noise-making, contrary to popular belief. The classic Lincoln student is changing as the university’s land-based focus relates to more RURAL FEEL: Lincoln University’s campus. and more of us who aren’t off the farm. We’ve got the highest ratio of international students out of any university. This creates a stronger community for all us, which is something worth celebrating. Many of our students are up to some incredible things. A group recently spent a month building a pre-school in Malawi; the university’s Handy Landys group are continuing to lend a hand to farmers across the region; Lincoln student Sam Bosworth won gold medal at the World U23 rowing championship and of course we are completing research that will change the way New Zealand’s primary industries operate in the future. Lincoln University has a long legacy of providing brilliant student experiences to generations of graduates across the country. This much has not changed in Lincoln’s 140-year legacy. There is something very unique about being a Lincoln University student, which is something no other university in the country can quite duplicate. Our 12:1 student to staff ratio might have something to do with it. The staff know your name, which is all well and good until you’re being called on by name to answer a question you don’t know the answer to. Others say it’s the laid-back rural feel that creates a community feel that no matter where you’re from you’ll end up belonging to. We’re not all your typical stubbie and gumboot-wearing student. In fact, they might even be a dying breed. Staff and students here have a shared passion for the land, and all the things that happen on and to it. That’s something worth celebrating too. A reader responds to Selwyn Times’ article on the rubbish collection system as the district council works to stop illegal dumping Mary Nimmo – We need recycling/rubbish facilities closer to Leeston. Rolleston is too far away. We need regular cleaning of our street kerb sides. Piles of rubbish end up blocking the drains. People who dump rubbish on the roadside should be fined heavily and be supervised cleaning up their mess. 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SELWYN TIMES Latest Christchurch news at www.star.kiwi Tuesday August 8 2017 5 I am super for this project, and getting safety on our river. I would be willing to help out with the project, if needed, as I feel like it will benefit our community as a whole. Janelle Schnell – What a great idea, you have my full support. Marguerite Clubb – I would most definitely use the kayaking park facility. A fantastic idea. Excellent multi-sport area using bikes as well. Trine Spence – I think it’s a great idea. We said: Rolleston residents are dealing with a pothole that is wrecking car tyres You said: Make us your No 1 STOP for Fresh Fruit and Veges. OPEN 7 DAYS Phone 349 5952 Cnr Springs Rd & Marshs Rd, Prebbleton (next to Milanese Restaurant) Shaza Best – There is also a massive pothole around the back of the airport. The road had just been done and it fell apart again within couple weeks. They only patched the road and now it worse than ever. My partner and I nearly had an accident trying to avoid it otherwise it would have wrecked our tyres. Its disgusting workmanship. Whoever is doing the job, do it properly. Stop being so damn cheap. Cheryl Cooper – The district council should be paying for our tyres. Maree Clayton – Phone the district council . . . better still, send the receipts. Liz Bruce – All roads in New Zealand are like this. When it rains the potholes start. I want to know how they can fix them properly. Daphne Green – Throw in your old tyres and see if that works. Sara Teasdale – The district council should be fixing it. Jo Hart – Seems to be heaps of pot holes around at the moment Wayne Salt: All that rubble, and it can’t be used in a pothole? Be Bold, Be Beautiful! Sizes 6-22 Fresh NZ Quality Mark Prime Beef Mince Green Kiwifruit Loose Product of New Zealand Nestle Kit Kat, Milky Bar, Pixie Caramel or Aero 40-55g Single Bar T & Cs apply. 07.08.2017 - 13.08.2017 or while stocks last. $ 10 99 kg kg 99 c ea Pepsi, 7UP or Mountain Dew 1.5 Litre Pams Fresh Express Silverbeet, Celery or Leeks 2 Pack Product of New Zealand $ 1 99 Tip Top Bakery Supersoft Bread 700g $ 2 79 ea Palmolive Naturals Shampoo or Conditioner 350ml $ 3 99 ea ea $ 3 49 pk $ 1 99 First Pick 750ml Welding & Engineering Services available: • Welding, metal fabrication • Engineering repair • Farm, factory and site work undertaken Well equipped workshop Widely experienced, many years Wilson Engineering Workshop, 486 Two Chain Road, Burnham. Phone 347 6760 or 021 329 605 SMITH & BOSTON Prebbleton Village | Christchurch Ph: 03 349 5646 www.smithandboston.co.nz Speight’s 15 Pack 330ml Bottles $ 21 99 pk www.foursquare.co.nz $ 8 99 ea facebook.com/FourSquareNZ Specials available South Island only from Monday 7th August until Sunday 13th August 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.