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Selwyn Times: April 07, 2017

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10 selwyn district residents' guide 2017 Lincoln’s origins stem from servicing farms which then evolved when the rural university was established. The evolution has continued as agriculture businesses and research centres also made Lincoln home. Its recent growth is a reflection of its attractiveness, amenities it has and closeness to Christchurch.. Lincoln’s shopping is more than the basics. Boutique stores range from those offering organic, healthy or gourmet food and meat through to designer fashion and giftware. There is also a large supermarket, accommodation, hardware store, service station and many services like a library, events centre, maternity hospital, healthcare and sports facilities; all a short walk or drive away. Fondly called the village, there are also cafés, restaurants, takeaway outlets and bars and the university’s facilities on offer like the bookshop; sports grounds; netball, squash and tennis courts; and fully equipped gymnasium. With high decile schooling (preschool, high school and university), there is a family feel and sense of community providing support for its Saturday market, Envirotown Trust and numerous clubs. Lincoln’s charm is also in its historic buildings: the Pioneer Hall (1874), Liffey Cottage (1875), St Stephen’s Anglican Church (1877), Lincoln University’s Ivey Hall (1881), Union Parish Church (1882), and Coronation Library (1911). A plough, made in the town in 1865, is also on show. Lincoln has established gardens, tall trees and fertile land; once the shores of Lake Ellesmere (Te Waihora) which was a food source for Mãori. Mãori involvement in the area includes working with Lincoln Plough made in Lincoln in 1865 AWAITING COPY Ad 21 Number: Luxury LE11567 Motel Units Artwork: Book your LE11569 accommodation now for weddings, Size: conferences, 6.4x4 functions & events. Description: Honeymoon LINCOLN Suite MOTEL Studio AND 1 Bedroom MANAGEMENT Units L Account: 2 Bedroom Out and Units about/accommodation Spa Bath Units available Li Colour: F Filename: LE11569 Lincoln University’s Ivey Hall was built in 1881 LINCOLN University to create the Te Whãriki housing estate, and the local Te Taumutu Runanga, Ngãi Tahu Property Limited and Environment Canterbury working together to improve water quality around Te Waihora so the lake will live once more. Natives now grow along rivers and streams, some planted by school children, while storm water blends with its natural environment. Nearby towns include: Springston to the west, Ladbrooks and Broadfields closer to the city, and Greenpark through which cyclists pass as they follow the Little River Rail Trail. At historic Tai Tapu people visit cafés and restaurants enjoying the picturesque setting with a Port Hills backdrop. Points of interest: • Walk to the Rhodes Park Domain from Tai Tapu’s main street, via Old Tai Tapu Road or the river bank. • Walk through Lincoln University grounds. • Playground/picnic spot at Motukarara. • Ellesmere Spring Fling, Sunday, 8 October, at David Hobbs’ Broadfield Garden. • Koru Games – multi-sport for South Island school children (years 7-8), 19-21 September 2017. Li ven roo (op tha Co The fitn For and ska eve hol The pum als AW Ad Art Siz De Ac Co File Your Hosts Colleen & Craig Beswick For Enquiries: 03 974 1620 For reservations: 0800 001 689 info@lincolnmotel.co.nz | www.lincolnmotel.co.nz 4-6 Maurice St, Lincoln (just behind Gift Box)

selwyn district residents' guide 2017 11 Lincoln Event Centre d er l. . n Lincoln Event Centre is a conveniently located local venue offering a great range of classes as well as different room hire options for all occasions. The centre is modern (opened in 2011) and is an attractive, well equipped venue that is easily accessible within Selwyn. Community Fitness classes The centre has a wide range of recreation classes to suit all fitness levels and ages. For pre-schoolers classes include baby gym, mini gym and little feet dancers. For older children basketball and skating sessions are available. There are also different events and activities happening for kids most school holidays. There are a wide range of options for adults including pump, spin, Tai Chi, Yoga, Zumba and lots more. The centre also offers low impact classes and a day club for seniors, AWAITING COPY Ad Number: LE11846 Artwork: LE11846 Size: 13.5x2 Description: SELWYN DISTRICT COUNCIL Account: LEC page (Lincoln? Fitness eve Colour: F Filename: LE11846 as well as community bowls. Courts are available for casual hire for badminton and tennis. Hosting an event The centre has seven different spaces for hire which can accommodate anywhere from 8 to 1,000 people. Rooms can be hired for community activities, conferences, sports events, dinners, training, exhibitions, parties, weddings or workshops. Centre facilities include free wifi, audiovisual equipment, ample parking, commercial kitchens and bars, and catering services. This modern, attractive and affordable facility is a popular choice for many different occasions. Centre staff will be happy to provide advice on centre facilities and services to help you host the perfect event. AWAITING COPY Ad Number: LE11846-V2 Artwork: LE11846-V2 Size: 13.5x2 Description: SELWYN DISTRICT COUNCIL Account: LEC page (Lincoln? Fitness eve Colour: F Filename: LE11846-V2 Get active at Lincoln Event Centre! Lincoln Event Centre has a great range of classes to help you keep fit, learn new skills and meet friends. Classes include spin, yoga, pump, Zumba and Tai Chi. Classes for kids include baby gym, mini gym, little feet dancers, basketball and skating. A wide range of other classes are also offered – for timetables and information on prices visit www.lincolneventcentre.co.nz or visit the centre. The best venue for your next function or event! We offer a range of meeting rooms and lounges. As well as a large hall and stadium. All areas are modern, clean, affordable and equipped with the latest facilities and fittings. The Lincoln Event Centre can accommodate everything from meetings and seminars to product launches, gala dinners, conferences, and indoor sporting events. Our staff can also assist you with organising catering, theming and audio. Event Centre 15 Meijer Drive, Lincoln 347 2983 lec.enquiries@selwyn.govt.nz Event Centre 15 Meijer Drive, Lincoln 347 2983 lec.enquiries@selwyn.govt.nz www.lincolneventcentre.co.nz www.lincolneventcentre.co.nz