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Selwyn Times: January 31, 2018

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12 Wednesday January 31 2018 Latest Christchurch news at www.star.kiwi SELWYN TIMES SUMMER in SELWYN YOUR GUIDE TO UPCOMING SUMMER EVENTS IN SELWYN In February Check out the Summer in Selwyn events for February! The full Summer in Selwyn guide can be collected from Council offices, Selwyn District Libraries, Lincoln Event Centre or the Rolleston Community Centre. SUMMER SELWYN YOUR GUIDE TO SUMMER EVENTS IN SELWYN 2017 /18 growing strong communities New World Rolleston Picnic in the Parks Lincoln – Thursday 1 February, Lincoln Domain, 5.30–7.30pm Tai Tapu – Thursday 8 February, Rhodes Domain, 5.30–7.30pm West Melton – Thursday 15 February, West Melton Domain, 5.30–7.30pm Pop down to your local park with the family for a picnic. Live music, bouncy castles, face painting, Pedalmania, entertainment and much more. Activities for all ages and prizes up for grabs. Free sausage sizzle and coffee available for purchase. together in PhysioMed Women’s Triathlon and Duathlon Sunday 11 February, Selwyn Aquatic Centre, 8am Run or walk, individual or team – you choose. New mums’ category, loads of spot prizes. Experience the thrill of crossing the finish line. For more information and to enter go to www.womenstri.co.nz. Enquiries to: Barb Miller, info@eventswithpurpose.co.nz Faringdon Music on the Green Rolleston – Sunday 11 February, Rolleston Reserve, 4.30–7pm Be entertained with live music at your local green. Bring a picnic and relax while listening to an outstanding line-up of talented musicians including Flip Grater, Li’l Chuck the One Man Skiffle Machine, Alex Hardy and Joe Oliver. Leeston – Thursday 22 February, Leeston Park, 5.30–8pm (Picnic in the Park and Music on the Green) Flip Grater Waitangi Community FUN DAY! Tuesday 6 February, Darfield Sportsground and Recreation Centre, 10am–2pm Celebrate being kiwi on our national day. The Waitangi Community FUN DAY! encompasses Selwyn’s rural history while providing fun and entertainment for the entire family. Lake Crichton Series Triathlon and Duathlon Friday 9 February, Lake Crichton, Dunsandel A family-friendly event for all-comers to finish their working week with a race. Enter individually or in a team, with options of short and long courses available. To enter visit: www.selwynsportstrust.org.nz Spectrum Lighting and Sound Drive-in Movies Darfield – Friday 9 February, Darfield Domain, 7–9pm, Ghostbusters (1984) PG Rolleston – Friday 16 February, Rolleston Reserve, 7–9pm, The Incredibles (2004) PG Grab your nearest and dearest for a family-friendly movie outdoors! Park up and tune into the special frequency on your car radio. growing strong communities together Colour Fun Day Sunday 18 February, Helpet Park, Rolleston, 11am–3pm Want to brighten up your day? Come along to this unique run/walk experience for the entire family packed with colour! Faringdon Summer Skate Jam – Tai Tapu Wednesday 28 February, Tai Tapu School, 3.30–5.30pm Head to Tai Tapu School to show off your moves. Bring your own gear or hire for free. Coaching available with experienced skate instructors. Prizes up for grabs for best tricks! More Events! For a complete list of the Summer in Selwyn events taking place from now through to April, visit Facebook and the Council website. Follow us on Facebook for up-to date event information. www.facebook.com/summerinselwyn www.selwyn.govt.nz/events

SELWYN TIMES Latest Christchurch news at www.star.kiwi Wednesday January 31 2018 13 News Hank happy in new home • By Julia Evans THE DISTRICT’S first motor festival has raised $28,000 for St John Selwyn Central. The Jones Road Auto Motor Fest team presented the cheque to the St John Area Committee last Tuesday. The festival’s principal organiser John Winchester spoke about the hard work St John volunteers undertake in their community every day. “I know personally that I would not be here was it not for St John and their local stations,” Mr Winchester said. St John Selwyn Central area committee chairman John Sunckell thanked everyone involved in making the festival a success. CHRISTMAS came early for Hank the border collie cross. After featuring as poster boy for Dogwatch Sanctuary Trust’s 2018 calendar and more than two months at the trust, the twoyear-old was adopted on December 24. He starred on the front page of the Selwyn Times over Christmas. So he now has a new home – and a new name. He is now called Gus. His new owner said he had come along way in a short space of time – describing him as a “dolphin” in the water. “He is very affectionate and gaining more confidence as he gets to know the neighbourhood. He is very responsive to commands and appears a quick and willing learner.” “I think further down the track when he is completely chilled he will enjoy his new home.” The bright, lovely and playful animal, according to trust manager Pam Howard, had been without a home since October. Mrs Howard said many people had wanted to adopt Gus, but just weren’t a right fit. Gus had been at the city council pound before arriving at the trust, and had some “quirks” she said. She described Gus as “resource guarder” – a dog that growls and snarls at other animals and people to stay away from an object it might be guarding. “He just needs an owner that understands when dogs have quirks you work SETTLING IN: With time, Gus is becoming more relaxed in his new home. with them and you don’t set them up to fail,” Mrs Howard said. Inaugural motor festival raises $28k for St John find your groove ballet hiphop jazz Call 03 354 6228 or 0274 836 265 www.annaleeschoolofdance.co.nz ANNA LEE SCHOOL OF DANCE FUNDS RAISED: John Sunckell, Nigel Fleck and John Winchester with the $28,000 for St John Selwyn Central. contemporary Monday to Saturday Preschool to Advanced RTS RAD BBO JDNZ NZAMD Classes at Halswell Ladbrooks and Lincoln He spoke about the growth of the Selwyn district and the increase in demand it put on St John. He said it was important to have a variety of significant social events such as the motor festival on Selwyn’s calendar. District councillor Craig Watson said the event had more than 35 sponsors and an estimated 850 cars, trucks and motorbikes were on show. He said about 6000 people came through the gate. “For year one, we could not have been more pleased. If the event was to continue there is a strong base model to work from and a product now that we hope sponsors will get behind,” he said. If you are interested in taking part in the motor festival’s organising committee or sponsoring an event, call Mr Winchester on 03 347 9982. find your groove jazz Darfield High School Rural College, in conjunction with Lincoln University, is offering subjects from the Regional Diploma in Agriculture as night classes in 2018. hiphop You can complete the Diploma in two years, or select individual subjects for a Certificate of Proficiency. Semester One starts ballet on Monday 12 February and the papers offered are MGMT 024R Farm Management A and COMP 021R Computing and Communication. Classes are held on Mondays and Thursdays from 7.00 pm to 9.00 pm. For some students, this course may be eligible for Fees Free in 2018. For further information, contact Rex Smith 03-318-8411 or 03-318-7317 (after hours) or rs@darfield.school.nz CheCk ouT TheSe “GRouSe” Come and check out our new cafe at the side door Red Bird espresso, open from 7am contemporary Monday to Saturday Preschool to Advanced RTS RAD BBO JDNZ NZAMD Classes at Halswell Ladbrooks and Lincoln Call 03 354 6228 or 0274 836 265 www.annaleeschoolofdance.co.nz ANNA LEE SCHOOL OF DANCE RITuAlS Monday Housie @ 7.30pm All you can eat Ribs* Tuesday Kids eat $5 all day Club night from 4pm Thursday Thirsty Thursday from 4pm Steak night $15 FRIDAY Spin the wheel from 8pm Saturday Live Music Sunday $13 Roast all day 2 Gerald Street, lincoln Phone: 03 325 2408 www.famousgrousehotel.co.nz