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Selwyn Times: October 31, 2017

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4 Tuesday October 31 2017 Latest Christchurch news at News Good performance at dog championships •From page 1 Rapid was not Jess’ only dog to have its day, with her threeyear-old german shepherd border collie cross Swag finishing with three thirds, a fourth and a seventh in the top class category. The competition required handlers to guide their dogs through varied obstacle courses in the fastest time possible, without making mistakes. The obstacles included tunnels, ramps and jumpers. Jess said it was the best results she and her dogs had achieved. The 17-year-old had been training dogs for as long she could remember, first starting out running her parent’s dogs around courses before she properly learnt to train dogs when she was about eight. She has been based Selwyn Dog Training Club for two years and has trained eight dogs so far. She said the training takes a lot of patience and it all comes down to working out what motivates a dog. Jess said her two dogs’ personalities are the complete opposites. Swag is sweet, cuddly and more trustworthy on the obstacle course where as Rapid is fast, ELEVATION: Jess Tansey’s dog Rapid was named Medium Dog of the Show. crazy and more unpredictable. “I have to get my mum voice out,” she said. She has found the most difficult trick to teach her dogs were weaving poles. As well as taking on national competitions, Jess spends her time helping train beginner classes. “Without us there would be no sport really because we have got to get the younger generation in on it because that will be who is in sport in a couple of years time,” she said. As for the rest of the year, Jess will compete in two more upcoming in Hawkes Bay and Christchurch where she will judge for the first time. Local News Now SELWYN TIMES Fire rages, homes at risk Final preparations for highland games ONE OF the largest Scottish Festivals in the Southern Hemisphere will take place in Hororata next month. The Hororata Highland Games will be held at the Hororata Domain on November 11. Event manager Cindy Driscoll said it is a cultural festival with something for everyone and this year will be no exception. “The Scottish Heavy events are always an exciting and different sport for spectators with the best athletes in the world battling it out for the Oceania Heavyweight Championship,” she said. Mrs Driscoll said it has one of the biggest Highland dancing competitions in the country which runs right throughout the day. “The really cool thing about the games is not only can you watch all the different competitions, but you can have a go yourself,” she said. This year the games falls on Armistice Day, in respect of this, there will be a remembrance held at 11am. The Hororata Highland Game is a huge day out, with something to do right from gates opening at 9am until the closing ceremony at 4pm. •There is free parking on-site. For more information and discounted early bird tickets visit www.hororatahighlandgames. SHANDS TEMPLETON 706 Main South Road Phone 03 349 8955

SELWYN TIMES Latest Christchurch news at Tuesday October 31 2017 5 Principal appointed for new Lincoln school • By Georgia O’Connor-Harding THE PRINCIPAL for the new Lincoln South Primary Schools planned for Southfield Drive, has been announced. Claire Howison will lead the school when the first stage is scheduled to open in early 2019. She is currently St Albans School deputy principal where she has been since 2010. Prior to that, Ms Claire Howison Howison was part of the senior leadership team at Fendalton School. Lincoln South will be built in two stages on a 3.32 ha site adjacent to Liffey Stream, with a northern frontage to Russ Drive. Stage one of the $14 million project is planned to cater for about 450 students with a final roll of 700 when stage 2 is completed. It will be on a site which is on the Hazardous Activities and Industries List. All soils present on the site except for the asbestos contaminated soil can remain, a report found. The asbestos came from a house previously on the site. It has contaminated about 1000 sq m. The site was also formerly used for agricultural purposes including cropping, market gardening and grazing. While the school is currently known as Lincoln South Primary School, an official name is yet to be established. •HAVE YOUR SAY: What do you think of the planned location for the new Lincoln South Primary School? Email your views to Pams Fresh Cherry Tomatoes 250g Prepack Product of New Zealand$ 3 49 pk Tip Top Bakery Supersoft Bread 700g Fresh NZ Skinless Chicken Breast Fillets $ 13 99 Wilcox Vivaldi Gold Potatoes 2.5kg Prepack Product of New Zealand $ 4 99 pk kg 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 Have you booked your Christmas FunCtion At Terrace Downs Resort? • 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! Only one hour’s drive from ChCh 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 Illustration only. Illustration only. $29 per person or $39 per person with a glass of bubbles Booking essential Minimum 2 people Gluten free available. Phone 03 318 6943 623 Coleridge Road Windwhistle, Canterbury Email: NEW Speight’s 15 Pack 330ml Bottles PRODUCT $ 2 79 ea Coca-Cola, Sprite, Fanta, Lift or L&P 1.5 Litre $ 2 79 ea $ 21 99 pk Pams Peaches, Pears, Apricots or Fruit Salad 410g Tegel Chicken Nuggets, Bites or Steaks 800g-1kg NEW PRODUCT $ 1 49 ea $ 9 99 ea Lilli By Lindauer 4 Pack $ 12 99 pk Specials available South Island only from Monday 30th October until Sunday 5th November 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.