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Selwyn Times: November 14, 2017

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22 Wednesday November 15 2017 Latest Christchurch news at www.star.kiwi SELWYN TIMES Your Local Views Garden and Scrap Metal Drop-Off Day Saturday 28 October, 10am–4pm, Hawkins Pit, Darfield Entry off Cullens Road, east of Bangor Road We accept: Organics Metals · Garden prunings · Tree trimmings · Weeds · Metals · Bicycles · BBQs · Small appliances · Whiteware · Tins/pots/pans Scrap metal: Free. Garden waste: $5 per car, $10 per ute or single axle trailer, $15 To per Glentunnel, twin axle trailer. Cash only (no Coalgate, EFTPOS). Hororata Fees will be donated to the Malvern Lions Club. Household volumes only, no commercial volumes. Please separate metal and garden waste. Bangor Road For more information phone 347 2800 or email admin@selwyn.govt.nz We don’t accept: Best Motorbuys TM · General rubbish · Flax · Cabbage tree leaves · Trees/branches over 10cm thick · Gas bottles · Items containing oil/fuel · TVs · Tyres Bangor Road Hawkins Pit To Darfield ANYTHING WITH A MOTOR! The South Island’s leading motoring publication FREE every Friday at hundreds of locations around the South Island, and it’s available online! www.bestmotorbuys.co.nz For advertising enquiries, ph Lea Godfrey 021 277 3086 Cullens Road 77 Canterbury will still have a strong voice in Parliament MP for Selwyn Amy Adams writes about how small business owners in Selwyn may be affected if the Government abolishes its 90-day trial period for new employees This week Parliament sits again for the first time since the election with a new minority Government in place. While it is a new experience sitting in the opposition benches, I remain incredibly proud to be representing Selwyn once again and will continue to focus on the issues that matter to our communities. Canterbury was wellrepresented under the previous Government with a number of cabinet ministers hailing from this region. Furthermore, both Sir John Key and Leader of the Opposition Bill English grew up in the South Island. Unfortunately, the new Government has only one Canterbury-based minister in the new Cabinet, which is where the key decisions Amy Adams Selwyn MP in Government are made. Our region will still have a strong voice in Parliament, however, as I am joined by many National colleagues in the Opposition who are based in Canterbury electorates and have a strong understanding of what matters to Cantabrians going about their daily lives, whether in a small rural settlement or in our larger urban centres. In my own role as the Opposition spokeswoman for justice and workplace relations and safety I am already concerned at the direction that the new Government is taking in announcing its intention to abolish the 90-day trial period for new employees. I have spoken to many small business owners around Selwyn over the past few years and they have told me that this legislation has encouraged them to take a risk in hiring a new staff member, EMPLOYMENT: Concern is raised at the direction that the new Government is taking in announcing its intention to abolish the 90-day trial period for new employees. particularly a young and inexperienced one. In most cases, the new staff member has worked out well and proven to be an asset to their business. However, if the staff member does not perform satisfactorily, the employer is able to end the employment relationship with notice and after having given the employee appropriate feedback and the opportunity to improve. The 90-day trial period is not just a useful tool for small business owners but is also appreciated by many employees because it gives them the opportunity to decide if a new job is really suited to them before committing to it long-term. •HAVE YOUR SAY: What do you think of plans to abolish the 90-day trial period for employees? Email your views to georgia. oconnor@starmedia. kiwi

SELWYN TIMES Latest Christchurch news at www.star.kiwi Wednesday November 15 2017 23 Start your day with us We are open from 6.30am every day COOKED BREAFASTS from $ 18 Join us for Race Day Breakfast RESTAURANT & CAFÉ ‘Famous for their roasts!’ FAMILY FRIENDLY Kid’s Special Two courses Great Kids menu plus designated play area. SENIORS SPECIAL Two courses: Soup/Roast or Roast/Dessert Special available lunch only Monday - Saturday 12pm - 2.30pm. Conditions apply $ 10 $ 20 GOOD IDEA: Mayor Sam Broughton is offering to give $10 to any 10-year-old living in the district with a good idea they want to get off the ground. If you have an idea, email it in under 200 words to bernadette.ryan@selwyn.govt.nz Cash offer among mayor’s initiatives Mayor Sam Broughton writes about three quirky initiatives he has been working on to help the creative minds in Selwyn Sam Broughton Selwyn Mayor THERE ARE three new initiatives that I have been working on with others to support participation in our community. They are 10TEN10, $500 community solution, and the ‘Largest Pumpkin’ growing competition. Ten dollars for 10 10-year-olds is a way to support new ideas that our young people have. In my role, I am privileged to meet lots of great people who need a helping hand to get an idea off the ground. I know $10 isn’t much but Selwyn is full of 10-year-olds with entrepreneurial skills who are excited about multiplying those dollars into two or three times that amount. Posters and opportunities for this have been distributed through our schools. The $500 community solution is about getting a solution completed. The district council is involved in lots of great projects but, by our nature, sometimes things can take a while or cost more that what might be expected. If you’re thinking “why doesn’t the district council get onto doing . . . I know I could do it for $500”, then I want to hear from you. You can email your idea in under 200 words to bernadette.ryan@selwyn. govt.nz The pumpkin growing competition is a joint initiative with our Selwyn Waihora Zone Committee chairman Allen Lim. We want to see who can grow the biggest pumpkin this summer. Mr Lim has grown a number of seedlings which are being distributed to schools and individuals over the next week. Our hope is that this is also a good opportunity to talk about the use of water and nutrients as we grow food to feed the world. I’ll be growing a pumpkin at the district council offices in Rolleston over the summer. If you are interested in the above initiatives feel free to share them or get in touch to know more. H ORNBY WORKINGMEN’S CLUB LET US ENTERTAIN YOU! WESTVIEW LOUNGE THIS SATURDAY, 4.30PM: SHALOW 8PM: ROBBIE DREW NEXT FRIDAY, 7PM: JO’S KARAOKE NEXT SATURDAY, 4.30PM: IAN MAC 8PM: DOWNSTAIRS ABSOLUT 8PM: UPSTAIRS RETRO ROCKIN’ SHOW NEXT SUNDAY, 1.30PM: ANNETTE’S HEART OF THE COUNTRY $6 ENTRY Open daily from 6.30am - Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner The RACECOURSE HOTEL & Motorlodge 118 Racecourse Rd, Sockburn, www.racecoursehotel.co.nz UNBEATABLE FAMILY DINING Chalmers Restaurant FREE DESSERT DINNER Fri, Sat, Sun BUFFET LUNCH Sunday 12pm EXTENSIVE CARVERY 5.30PM & 6.30PM PRICED AT ONLY $22.50 PER PERSON AND DESSERT’S ON US! SUNDAY BUFFET FRIDAYS & SATURDAYS LUNCH $25 12PM | DINNER $27 5PM GROUPS WELCOME. BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL. PRE CHRISTMAS BUFFETS SUNDAY 3, 10, 17 DECEMBER LUNCH & DINNER BUFFETS : $30 PP LIVE MUSIC with NEVILLE BARRIE DINE & DANCE SATURDAY 16 DECEMBER BUFFET DINNER & SHOW : $45PP MADSEN PROMOTIONS present THE MUSIC OF THE BEACH BOYS Club CAFE Christchurch. Ph 03 342 7150 OPEN 7 DAYS LUNCH & DINNER Gluten Free & Vege options The Hornby Club | ph 03 349 9026 |17 Carmen Rd | Hornby www.hornbywmc.co.nz | Members, guests & affiliates welcome Peru & Cuba 2018 Fully escorted small group tour 22 Day tour departing 20 May 2018, fully escorted from Christchurch. Join YOU Travel Ferrymead on their small group journey of two unique countries where you will discover the history of the ancient Incan Empire followed by the contrasting colourful streets of Cuba where you will step back in time to the 1950’s Highlights will include the magical ancient ruins of Machu Picchu, life on the floating reed islands of Lake Titicaca, meeting the rainbow coloured Peruvian locals, riding in Cuban vintage cars, visiting the home of Cuban cigars. Enquire today for full details, spaces are limited.