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Selwyn Times: September 26, 2017

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SELWYN TIMES Latest Christchurch news at www.star.kiwi Tuesday September 26 2017 23 News Search on for Civil Defence volunteers Celebrating THE DISTRICT council is looking for volunteers to join its new Selwyn Civil Defence Response Team. The team will provide the district council with additional capability during an emergency. This includes helping with evacuations, sandbagging, light rescue, reconnaissance, cordon management and community needs assessment. A media spokesman said it is always looking for more volunteers to help respond to an emergency. “Selwyn already has about 30 community response teams and this is to supplement that,” he said. District council’s emergency management team leader Ryan O’Rourke said it is on the lookout for people with a background in rescue, but also for those who are enthusiastic about serving their community and who are willing to commit to the required training. “We need people who can operate in physically and mentally challenging environments within a small team. They must also have excellent communication skills and be able to follow instructions,” he said. The volunteers will be trained in emergency management, first aid, light rescue, operating fourwheel-drive vehicles, radio communications and flood response. Volunteers must have a full car driver licence and be able to commit to evening training weekly, and monthly weekend training activities. There are a number of other response teams already operating in Canterbury which have responded to major civil defence emergencies including the Christchurch earthquake, the Kaikoura/ Hurunui earthquake, the Port Hills fire and numerous flood events. BATTLING THE BLAZE: Selwyn District firefighters battling the Port Hills fire earlier this year. PHOTO: ANDREW KING ​ •For more information, phone Mr O’Rourke on 03 347 2800. People can register their interest to be part of the response team at an information evening to be held at the district council offices in Rolleston on Wednesday October 18, at 7pm. growing diversity aim of festival CULTUREFEST 2017 is being held on Sunday and it will be an opportunity to celebrate growing diversity in the district. After last year’s inaugural event, CultureFest is back to showcase everything great about the district’s growing communities. The event will be presented by the district council in partnership with the Rotary Club of Lincoln and the Christchurch Multi Cultural Council. There will be more than 20 stage performances by groups from around the world. Some are from China, Latin America, Russia, Poland, Iran, India, and Brazil. Residents will also have the chance to sample dishes from 15 countries including India, Spain, Germany, Nigeria, Malaya, Morocco, Jordan, Iran, Russia and Ukraine. Arts, crafts and dances will also be part of the festival. The festival will be held at the Lincoln Event Centre and Lincoln Domain from 11am to 4pm. THE WORLD'S BEST ARE COMING ARE YOU? $10 FROM * STUDENT TICKETS NEW ZEALAND V SCOTLAND 4 NOVEMBER | CHRISTCHURCH QUARTER-FINAL 18 NOVEMBER | WELLINGTON QUARTER-FINAL 18 NOVEMBER | CHRISTCHURCH *NZ pool matches only & subject to allocation selling out, fulltime students only must show ID. Transaction & booking fees may apply. SEMI-FINAL 25 NOVEMBER | AUCKLAND FOR TICKETS & ALL YOUR RLWC2017 INFORMATION GO TO RLWC2017.COM