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Selwyn Times: September 26, 2017

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SELWYN TIMES Latest Christchurch news at Tuesday September 26 2017 19 News Grants for rugby club and parenting group TWO ORGANISATIONS in Selwyn have received funding from the Rata Foundation. The foundation has granted $10,000 to Southbridge Rugby Football Club and $15,000 to the Selwyn Parenting Network Inc. The funding will go towards the rugby club’s development officer salary and the parenting network’s operating costs. The club’s president Chris McMillan said support from local funders is important to the club’s success. Rugby has had its reputation tarnished recently but the Southbridge club stands as a great example of all that is good about the sport. It has long been known as a multicultural club. Mr McMillan said the club, which has in the past been the target of some nasty and personal attacks from individuals outside of Southbridge, has worked hard on and off the field on how to deal with racial abuse. Canterbury Rugby Football Union investigated Waihora’s Bronson Munro last year after he used a racial slur towards Southbridge’s Peni Manumanuniliwa in a club game. It handed down a 46-week COME TOGETHER: Southbridge Rugby Football Club has received a grant of $10,000 from the Rata Foundation. ban for the former South Island Maori representative. Mr McMillan said improvements this season had been noticeable around the club, particularly with the support of the CRFU’s We All Bleed Red campaign – a positive step towards stamping out racial abuse in the game. “We’re really pleased to see how seriously this campaign is being taken and it’s good to know we are not alone,” he said. The intention of the club is to offer and create a better and improved pathway for country players, coaches and volunteers. Mr McMillan said having a rugby development officer has made a huge difference and the club is planning to have an academy up and running by next year. It will see the development of 11 to 18-year-old players in the Ellesmere area and will run in the pre-season. Meanwhile, the Selwyn Parenting Network is a nonprofit organisation working alongside families in the district to connect them to social and community networks. Selwyn is one of the fastest growing areas in the country, but it’s a relatively fragmented community with small towns situated across a vast geographical area. COMMUNITY: The Selwyn Parenting Network was granted $15,000 to support the organisation’s operating costs. Selwyn Parenting Network committee chairwoman Kerryn Stokes said families are a vital part of the district’s communities. The network aims to strengthen families by enabling them to thrive within the area. “Our aim is provide opportunities to all families at low or no cost. To do this, we rely solely on funding and are very lucky to have great relationships with our funders,” she said. Join a Selwyn walk! Join one of over 50 free walks in Selwyn, Christchurch and Waimakariri as part of The Breeze Walking Festival (30 September – 15 October). There are walks for all abilities and ages. Three local Selwyn walks are taking place during the festival: · Rakaia Gorge Experience (Tuesday 3 October, 10am–4pm). Enjoy magnificent views along this 11km track and learn about the area from a DoC guide. Suitable for fit individuals, but not for buggies or wheelchairs. · Harts Creek Sneak (Thursday 5 October, 10am–12pm). Bring your binoculars on a 2km easy walk to view local birdlife including swans, pukeko and white heron. Suitable for buggies. · Hogs Back Hike (Thursday 12 October, 10am–2pm). Breath-taking beech forests, traverses, ridgeline clearings and 360° views. The track is 7.8km and suitable for fit individuals, but not buggies or wheelchairs. Bookings are required to join these free walks – to book please phone 347 2791 or email For details see or collect a guide from any Selwyn District Council facility. We are finally OPen Come in and check us out you have never seen anything like it. 3 Market St, leeston PH. 03 324 4000 | Open 7 days