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Selwyn Times: October 24, 2017

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4 Tuesday October 24 2017 Latest Christchurch news at News Kirwee’s mobile cell site offers 4G coverage SPARK HAS activated a new mobile cell site in Kirwee, delivering 4G coverage. Kirwee has experienced significant growth since the February 22, 2011, earthquake. According to the district council, Kirwee is forecast to increase its population by 21 per cent in the next five years. Previously, Kirwee has had limited mobile phone coverage, a point of contention for many of its residents. Kirwee Community representative and Scenic Hotel IT manager Chris Clayton has lived in Kirwee for about five years and says that mobile coverage is vital. “This is about connectivity for the town, being able to make calls within the community, being connected and for those of us who have businesses in and around Kirwee – being easily contactable by our customers. ‘‘ Said Spark’s head of South Island Paul Deavoll: “We’re always looking to improve mobile service across New Zealand and we’re excited that Kirwee is now able to access the benefits of 4G.’’ ROLLESTON Community Centre’s Mature and Motivated recreation class is so much fun it has 90-year-olds doing shoulderstands. The class is low impact fun and exercise aimed at active people 50 years and over, and includes activities such as hula hooping, trampoline, exercycling, ball passing, and dancing, all set to a fun, upbeat soundtrack. As well as the physical benefits, the class is a very social occasion, which is nearly always followed with a coffee and chat. At 90, Rolleston resident Les Cotton is a newbie to recreation classes. He started attending following his wife’s death earlier this year. Mr Cotton wasn’t sure about the class at first but after giving it a go says he really enjoys it. “I’ve met a lot of new people and it’s very social, with coffee after. It’s where you go to make new friends.” Pat Jones, 87, has been going to the class for the last six years. She drives into Rolleston from Darfield twice a week. Mrs Jones said she first started the class as a way to stay active, and has continued with it for the people. “I just love it. I’ve made wonderful friends and the instructor Ingrid is very good. I had an accident two years ago and was so supported by the kind people I’ve met at the class. At Christmas time I buy vouchers for them to the local cafes where we meet after each class. My favourite activity is the rowing machine. It uses every muscle, and I like the challenge. The bike is another favourite of mine,” she said. At only $3 per class, Mature and Motivated is a low-cost way to keep fit. Instructor Ingrid Phelan says the best part about taking the class is the people. “They inspire me – it can be emotional seeing them interacting. The best part of the class is the people and the way they look out for each other. A typical class has 30 people in it, and the same ones turn up both days per week. It’s great seeing them all having fun and having a laugh.” The Mature and Motivated class is held on Tuesdays 11–11.45am and Fridays 12–12.45pm during term times. $3 per session. No booking required. For more information phone the Rolleston Community Centre on 347 2882 or ask at the counter. Local News Now SELWYN TIMES Les gets into recreation at 90 Fire rages, homes at risk UP: Les Cotton, aged 90, demonstrates the benefits of the Mature and Motivated class with a shoulderstand. ​ fiREwORKS ExtRAvAgAnzA SAt 28 th OctOBER 7pm StARt Painters & Decorators Mahinga Kai - Shed Talk Discussion Group ADULTS $20 Seniors $10 FAMILY PASS $40 Children $5 Under 5yrs free (2 adults & up to 4 children 14yrs & under) DOUBLEDAYS ROAD KAiApOi infOLinE 03 364 8833 Find out how the good management practices you’re employing on your farm can help Mahinga Kai. If you are a farmer in Selwyn, we encourage you to attend one of these events to learn more about how your work will contribute to improved water quality, which in turn will help restore mahinga kai. Date Time Location 26 October 3pm-5.30pm 565 Lochheads Road, Leeston (Arable Farm) 2 November 10am-12.30pm Synlait supply 2014, 686 Hororata Dunsandel Road All welcome!

SELWYN TIMES Latest Christchurch news at Tuesday October 24 2017 5 News Chance to get to know Selwyn better High Country High Tea A Finest Slice of High Country! What better way to spend an afternoon with friends or family than in the tranquil setting of Terrace Downs Resort. Available everyday 11am - 3pm BIG ATTRACTION: The Springfield donut will be one of the stops. ​ BUS TOURS are being offered to Selwyn residents interested in getting to know their district better. The Show Me Selwyn tours have been developed out of the district council’s newcomers and migrants strategy, and aim to welcome those new to Selwyn and help them get to know what’s in their backyard. Connecting Communities co-ordinator Tyla Harrison-Hunt said research carried out between 2014 and 2016 showed a need for more opportunities for newcomers to gain access to information about their new home and connect with other newcomers and established residents. “All Selwyn residents are welcome to get to know our beautiful district while making new connections,” he said. From November to February four trial trips will take place, with room for 35 passengers on each bus trip. The destinations will include historical landmarks, tourist attractions, and townships, along with opportunities to enjoy the Selwyn countryside. There are two different routes. Foothills and Mountains tour will go through the Malvern and central Selwyn area, with stops including a visit to Springfield’s famous doughnut, followed by a guided tour and lunch at Homebush Stables. The two dates are November 11 and January 13. Lake to Pā will take passengers on a trip around the Ellesmere area, stopping at the Lincoln market, Taumutu’s Ngati Moki Marae and Taumutu beach. The two dates are December 9 and February 10. •Tickets cost $5 per person from eventbrite. For more information email showmeselwyn@, phone 347 2956, or see the district council’s Facebook page, Selwyn DistrictCouncil. Have you booked your Christmas FunCtion At Terrace Downs Resort? $29 per person Illustration only. or $39 per person with a glass of bubbles Booking essential. Minimum 2 people. Gluten free available. • Dinner Functions • Team Events • Activities • Accommodation Terrace Downs has so much to offer and there’s something for everyone! Our events team will organise a special Christmas event for you! Make your Sunday extra special with our popular Sunday Buffet Come and enjoy a delicious menu of classic and International flavours, accompanied by live music. Every Sunday 12:30pm Adults $45pp, Kids u12 only $20 Phone 03 318 6943 Terrace Downs Resort 623 Coleridge Road, Windwhistle, Canterbury Email: NEW SEASON Pams Fresh Express Strawberries 250g Punnet Product of New Zealand NEW SEASON Asparagus 250g Bunch Product of New Zealand NEW! DB Export Hop Lager 12 Pack 330ml Bottles $ 3 99 Fresh NZ $ 10 99 Quality Mark pk Prime Beef Mince kg $ 3 49 ea Cadbury Treat Size 144-180g $ 3 79 ea $ 21 99 pk 99 c 1.5 Litre ea Value Flavoured Soft Drink Meadow Fresh Cheese 1kg Mild, Edam & Colby $ 9 99 ea Just Juice Fruit Juice 1 Litre ANY 2 FOR $ 4 49 Selaks Reserve 750ml $ 12 99 ea Specials available South Island only from Monday 23rd October until Sunday 29th October 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.