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Selwyn Times: October 03, 2017

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26 Latest Christchurch news at www.star.kiwi 2 Tuesday [Edition datE] October 3 2017 SELWYN TIMES dISCOVER Local scouts seeking support for ‘monster garage sale’ Globally, scouting has a membership of over 31 million scouts and adult leaders. New Zealand has over 20,000, with 65 of those in West Melton. Group leader of the West Melton Scout Group Kyle Stewart says nine leaders volunteer their time to ensure they can provide “an exciting and active programme to instill a sense of pride and self worth into each of the youths, and to help set them up to handle life”. “Funding comes directly from the members of the group and the general community,” Kyle says. “Every two years we hold our monster garage sale with goods donated by you, the locals, to help us provide funds to keep the group running. We are very privileged to have such generous neighbors in our community, many of whom have been, or are, involved in scouting. “Now in our 53rd year as a group, we have had many fantastic leaders, hundreds of youth, we have been involved in local and wider community projects – most recently planting native trees to help D.O.C. rehabilitate the Waimakariri river bed – we have attended Jamborees in New Zealand and even some international ones,” he says. “At our 50th anniversary celebration we showcased our talents to the wider community with a campfire and involvement in the West Melton 150th.” The philosophy for scouts is ‘Youth at the centre’, and in New Zealand the organisation is working on the ‘Better Prepared’ principle. Kyle says the youth are more involved than ever in the makeup of the programme, and to an extent are beginning to run it themselves. “As we move into the digital age we are coming across new challenges for our youth, but are always able to reference our core values ‘Have Respect, Do what is right and be positive’,” he says. “With our garage sale coming up, we are still looking to the community for support with donations of good-quality items that we can sell. We are very much a volunteer based organisation and appreciate all and any help we can get.” Room to grow Ray White_Know How to tap into buyers’ passion for your property We’ve got big sections, smaller sections and lots in-between in West Melton. Give yourself room to fit your lifestyle. Email enquiries@yoursection.nz or call 03 741 1340. Our agents have forged strong relationships with the local West Melton community and have the knowledge and expertise to talk to buyers about your property’s potential. We inspire buyers to imagine a lifestyle in your property, to encourage the highest valuation in their mind. Let us show you how. Ray White West Melton | Shop 7, West Melton Village | (03) 347 9933 | rwwestmelton.co.nz SALES AND INFORMATION OFFICE, 2 Kingsdowne Drive, West Melton. OPEN Sun and Wed 1-3pm. Or by appointment at 145 Papanui Road, Christchurch. Mon-Fri

SELWYN TIMES Latest Christchurch news at www.star.kiwi Tuesday October [Edition datE] 3 2017 27 3 Kicking off the festive season with Cup Week deal The popular West Melton bar and restaurant Two Fat Possums is gearing up for Canterbury’s festive season ahead, kicking off with a special deal during Cup & Show Week. On the two Cup Days – Tuesday, November 14 and Saturday, November 18, Two Fat Possums is offering breakfast, bubbly and bus transport to and from the races for just $60. This will be a great opportunity to enjoy a day at the races without having to drive there yourself, starting with a delicious breakfast and a glass of bubbles. Details of departure times will be on the Two Fat Possums website. Two Fat Possums is now taking bookings for work and social Christmas functions, with a special Christmas Function menu available. Early bookings are advisable to ensure you get the date you want. And adding to the cool Two Fat Possums vibe, live music is being introduced on Sunday afternoons and some Friday and Saturday nights – details will also be on their website, so check it out. Another exciting event to look forward to is Peregrine Wine Night on Thursday, October 26. This will comprise a five-course degustation meal with five accompanying wines for $80. Bookings are still available for this special evening. Two Fat Possums is a great place to enjoy an outing with family and friends, and for a meal to share the wood-fired pizzas are always a popular option, coming with a variety of tempting toppings. All the tasty food and refreshing beverages can be enjoyed either in the stylishly appointed restaurant and bar, or the sunny, sheltered courtyard. The restaurant also provides a function room where local clubs, charities, and schools can run fundraising events such as pizza nights and quiz nights, and these have proved very successful. So why not make Two Fat Possums your go-to place to take family or meet friends for a drink and a bite. For bookings, phone (03) 421 6481. Website www.twofatpossums. co.nz. West Melton Pharmacy Saturday and Sunday Breakfast from 9am Shop 12, 736 Weedons Ross Road Phone 03 3470777 Fax 03 347 0888 The GREAT WEST MELTON Scouts Garage Sale Will be held 22nd October 2017 We NEED items to SELL - PLEASE keep aside things that you no longer require such as: Quality books Brick-a-brack Working electronics Toys Quality clothing Plants Furniture Tools Sports gear Art Games/Puzzles Music NO Mattresses, oil column heaters, TVs, gas bottles PLEASE This is our MAJOR fundraiser and your donations are enormously appreciated! Items can be dropped off Saturday or Sunday 14th and 15th Oct 1pm-4pm At the West Melton Scout Den However we would prefer items to be dropped off on Saturday 21st October 10am-4pm At the West Melton Community Hall We are able to collect and store some items if necessary. Please phone Helen Howden on 347 9295 or email wmsggaragesale@gmail.com Gold Card lunches Mon - Fri • Roast every lunch & Sun night • Sun/Mon/Tue Desserts $10 • Mon/Tue Woodfired Pizzas $20 • Tues Quiz night - free entry & prizes • Thurs/Fri Curry Specials • Function room - Fundraisers/private dining • TAKEAWAYS AVAILABLE • Open 7 days Coffee/Lunch/Dinner Open 11.30am Mon-Fri | Ph 03 421 6481 West Melton Village, Weedons Ross Road www.twofatpossums.co.nz Courtesy Van available