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Selwyn Times: September 12, 2017

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20 Tuesday September 12 2017 Latest Christchurch news at www.star.kiwi News SELWYN TIMES ENCHANTING: Lincoln Baptist Church member Jill North and Neela read from Frances Hodgson Burnett’s novel The Secret Garden. High tea raises $8000 for Hagar New Zealand A SUCCESSFUL high tea fundraiser has raised more than $8000 to support women and children rescued from trafficking and slavery. The Secret Garden tea party fundraiser was held recently to support Christian organisation Hagar New Zealand. The sale of tickets and a silent auction helped raise the money for the organisation. It is the fourth year the tea party has run and was organised by the Lincoln Baptist Church. This year’s theme was based on the book The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett. GREAT TIME: Participants dressed up to support the Hagar organisation. DRESS-UP: Rhonda Matthews, Johanna van Beyere and Rose Fitzgerald took part in the high tea fundraiser. (Right) Hagar New Zealand executive director David Lord spoke about the organisation’s work. FILL UP FOR LESS THIS SEPTEMBER WITH YOUR SUPERGOLD CARD. Save per 12litre* *Terms and Conditions apply. Head into your local participating challenge service station and save 12 cents off per litre with your SuperGold card. Find your local challenge station at www.challenge.net.nz

SELWYN TIMES Latest Christchurch news at www.star.kiwi Tuesday September 12 2017 21 News A&P show marks 155 years LIVESTOCK AND equestrian judges from across the globe will descend on Christchurch in mid-November as New Zealand’s largest A&P Show turns 155-years-old. More than 500 people volunteer at the Canterbury A&P Show every year and around 120 of those volunteers are judges, with some coming from as far as the United States this year. Canterbury A&P Association president Peter Gilbert said the calibre of judges is one of the reasons the Canterbury A&P Show is seen as New Zealand’s most prestigious A&P event. “Bringing these judges in from overseas is a huge drawcard for our competitors. Not only do they bring extensive international experience, it’s also extra confirmation for our competitors that their stock is the best of the best as they’re being judged by someone completely new,” he said. This year the Canterbury A&P Show will host a Royal A&P dairy cattle event, which has prompted the appointment of Mark Rueth from Wisconsin, US. Mr Rueth owns Rosedale Genetics, has sold embryos in 10 countries and has judged at top level shows and expos in the COUNTRY SCENE: A farmyard display at last year’s Canterbury A&P Show. PHOTO: GEOFF SLOAN US, Canada, Australia, Brazil, France, Switzerland and Mexico. He also currently serves on the World Dairy Cattle Show Committee. Mr Gilbert said it is not just the overseas judges that bring a wealth of knowledge to the event. “We also have judges coming from across New Zealand, many of whom have decades of experience both here and overseas. A lot of these people have worked in the industry for a long time, forging their careers in genetics, owning their own studs or just being incredibly passionate about stock judging. Some have volunteered for many years at our show too. We can’t thank them enough for lending their time and expertise.” With entries closing in a couple of weeks, Mr Gilbert urged exhibitors to get their entries in. “Not only is it a great opportunity to win prizes and awards, it’s also a chance to swap knowledge and ideas with other exhibitors and learn from judges too. “You can’t beat the chance to catch up with old friends and meet other like-minded people. It’s a very special event and my family and I cherish the friendships that have come from the show over the years,” he said. •The 2017 Canterbury A&P Show will take place from November 15-17 at Canterbury Agricultural Park. •$100,000 of prizes are up for grabs across 3000 classes and 6500 entries are expected to be received for the 155 th show. •Horse and pony entries close September 15, livestock entries close September 22, showjumping and dressage entries close October 18. •Schedule of classes and entry forms are available from www.theshow.co.nz/ show-entries/schedulesentry-forms. Pastor to lead new school board • By Emily O’Connell SOUTH WEST Baptist Church pastor Warren Read has been appointed board of trustees chairman for the new primary school which will open in Halswell. Pastor Read, Sarah Lowe (deputy chairwoman), Amanda Wall, Giarne Harrison and Rodney King make up the board for the school, which will be sited in Knights Stream Park. The school will open in January 2019. The school, which has not yet been given a name, will cater for up to 450 pupils from year 1-8. Mrs Lowe is a preparatory music director at The Cathedral Grammar School, Mrs Wall is a senior adviser at Regenerate Christchurch, Mrs Harrison is a mother of two children with a background in education, advocacy, community service and administration and Mr King is a guidance counsellor at Oxford Area School. Mr Read said he’s “excited to be part of a great team who have been appointed to set up the new school. I look forward to meeting the community in the days to come.” Te Whāriki has a variety of section sizes to cater to buyers of every stage of life, while a willingness to embrace distinctive designs and contemporary architecture means you can create a home that reflects your individual personality. • Sections sizes from 491m 2 to 1280m 2 • Wide streets to promote safer walk and bike ways • Surrounded by native landscapes, waterways and wildlife • Closest subdivision to New World, Lincoln University and a short stroll to the local shops • FREE fencing and site specific geotech reports Contact Deane on 0274 352 384 our Show Home Village & Sales Office on Vernon Drive, open 12-4pm Wed-Sun. tewhariki.co.nz Titled Sections Selling Now!