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Selwyn Times: January 24, 2018

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18 Wednesday January 24 2018 Latest Christchurch news at www.star.kiwi SELWYN TIMES In Store and Online • Sale excludes Manchester and Accessories • Sale on from January 19th to January 29th, 2018 Athens 4 Piece Outdoor Lounge Set Minimalist design, generous seating, hassle free maintenance, lightweight Accessories not included. Fairview Recliner Lush, comfortable, versatile Available in Onyx or Grey Range of configurations available was $599 now only $ 459 Valencia 3 Piece Outdoor Balcony Set Heavy duty, weather resistant wicker, toughened glass, intimate, compact, versatile save $ 150 save $ 480 was $2799 now only $ 2199 Crete 7 Piece Dining Set with Black Rio Chairs Industrial, bold design, concrete with soft wooden accents was $1949 now only $ 1469 Accessories not included. Atlantic 2 Drawer Hall Table Coastal, relaxed design, brushed acacia, ease of use Woodwall Storage save $ 600 Ethically sourced materials, contemporary, flexible design Woodwall 4x2 Cube X Bottle Holder, Doors, Extra Shelves, Wine Glass Holder not included in price. was $299 now only $ 249 Woodwall 1x1 Set of 2 was $179 now only $ 149 Woodwall Drawers with Legs was $149 now only $ 129 Accessories not included. was $749 now only $ 599 Accessories not included. was $499 now only $ 399 save $ 200 Flynn Leather 3 Seater Sofa in Black Genuine leather, sophisticated design, classic tufted back Also available in Grey was $1599 now only $ 1399 Accessories not included. 500 DAYS NO PAYMENTS & NO INTEREST * *Minimum purchase $499. Finance offer expires 1st February 2018. See below for terms & conditions. Cnr Blenheim & Curletts Rds, Christchurch Ph: 0800 TARGET (0800 827438) Shop with us online at: targetfurniture.co.nz Offers and product prices advertised here expire 29/01/18. Sale excludes Manchester and Accessories. *No Payments and No Interest for 500 days (“Payment Holiday”) is available on Q Card Flexi Payment Plans for in-store purchases only until offer ends 1st February 2018. Minimum spend $499. Annual Account Fee of $50 applies. New Q Cardholder fees - $55 Establishment and ($3 PPSR - Q Card only. Existing Q Cardholder fee - $35 Advance. Q Card Standard Interest Rate, currently 25.25% p.a. applies to any outstanding balance at end of Payment Holiday. Payment Holiday period may vary depending on Cardholder’s payment cycle dates. Q Card lending criteria, fees, terms and conditions apply. Rate and fees correct as at date of publication, subject to change.

SELWYN TIMES Latest Christchurch news at www.star.kiwi Wednesday January 24 2018 19 Backyard Critters Mike Bowie is an ecologist who specialises in entomology (insects and other invertebrates). Each week he introduces a new species found in his backyard at Lincoln. His column aims to raise public awareness of biodiversity, the variety of living things around us GROUND BEETLES are in the family carabidae and consist of 461 known species in New Zealand, although as many as 800 may be present here. The cosmopolitan ground beetle (laemostenus complanatus) is one of the most widespread species and abundant larger beetles around your backyard. The accidentally introduced ground beetle is all bluey-black, 13-16mm long, nocturnal and flightless. They are very commonly found in disturbed habitats in compost and under piles of wood or stones. They are not found in native forest areas. Little is known about the BIG: Cosmopolitan ground beetles are one of the most widespread and abundant beetles found in the backyard. Beetle prowls at night ecology of the species. However, it is thought that both the adults and the larvae are generalist predators of small insects and other invertebrates. In agricultural landscapes, ground beetles are known to be significant predators of aphids and other soft-bodied invertebrates such as slugs. Colourful way of a fun day out • By Georgia O’Connor-Harding IF BEING pelted in brightlycoloured cornflower based paint while manoevring your way through an obstacle course sounds like a fun day out – you are in luck. The Rolleston and Districts Lions Club will hold its first Rolleston Colour Fun Day to raise funds for its organisation. The day involves participants being doused from head to toe in non-toxic colourful powder as they make their way at their own pace through a 2.5km track at Helpet Park. Throughout the course there will be between five to six stations where sponsored companies will blast participants with a specific colour. Rolleston New World and Storage King Rolleston have so far agreed to sponsoring the event. Organiser and the Lion’s club secretary Heather Kissell said the course will include different obstacles and at the end a pit marked out for “ a bit of a paint bonanza”. She wanted to emphasise the day is a fun day and not a colour run. “You can run it if you want to but there is no prizes for being first and I think you miss out on a lot. It is a day to enjoy with your family,” Mrs Kissell said. The colourful craze is inspired by The Color Run event, a fun run event which first originated in Phoenix, Arizona in 2011 and has since been experienced by 6 million people worldwide. Mrs Kissell said while most people she had spoken to over the age of 40 did not understand the event, those under the age of 40 go “wow that is fantastic”. The event will be limited to 1000 tickets, due to it being the club’s first time running it, Mrs Kissell said. While it has not been decided what the money raised from the day will go to, Mrs Kissell said she like it to go to the community in some way. She said the money may go towards a new ambulance for St John Selwyn Central which the club, along with other neighbouring Selwyn Lions clubs, are in the process of raising funds for. Mrs Kissell said while pushers and prams are fine for the event, bikes and dogs can’t be included. •The Rolleston Colour Fun Day will be held on Sunday, February 18, 11am-3pm at Helpet Park. To book tickets go to https://www. eventfinda.co.nz/2018/ colour-fun-day/selwyn An easy way toADVERTORIAL procure original art An emerging Christchurch artist, who has been painting as a hobby for a number of years, is now using her talents to create an exciting new business – May’s Masterpiece. 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