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Selwyn Times: April 07, 2017

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46 selwyn district residents' guide 2017 Vets Rolleston Veterinary Services Ltd - 5 Brookside Rd - Phone:03 347 9682 Selwyn Veterinary Services - 829 Jones Road, Rolleston - Phone: 03 347 7419 Selwyn Rakaia Vet Services - Main South Road, Dunsandel - Phone: 03 325 4444 Templeton Pet Clinic - 729 Main South Rd Templeton - Phone:03 349 6325 AWAITING COPY Ad Number: LE11666 Artwork: LE11666 Size: 13.5x2 Description: ROLLESTON VETERINARY SERVICES Account: must go on vets page. Colour: F Filename: LE11666 OPENING HOURS Monday - Friday 8.00 - 7.00pm Saturday 9.00am - 1.00pm ALL CONSULTATIONS BY APPOINTMENT 5 Brookside Road, Rolleston 7614 P. (03) 347 9682 F. (03) 347 9681 E. rollyvet@xtra.co.nz W. www.rollyvet.co.nz AWAITING COPY Ad Number: AP23920 Artwork: AP23920 Size: 6.4x2 Description: BEEF REAL PET HORSE FOOD • Steaks • Mince Account: • Brisket Bones • Beef & Tongue Colour: • Beef FBones Filename: AP23920 Pet and animal care VetEnt Darfield - 48 South Terrace, Darfield - Phone: 03 318 8611 Vetlife Dunsandel - 4 Hororata-Dunsandel Rd, Dunsandel - Phone: 325 4155 VetEnt Leeston - 65 Station St Leeston 7632 - Phone: 03 324 3575 VetEnt Lincoln - 55 James Street, Lincoln - Phone: 03 325 2808 Equine Supplies Canterbury Equestrian - 823 Main South Road, Templeton - Phone: 349 6240 Flutterbye Equestrian Ltd - 2153 Bealey Rd, Hororata - Phone: 318 0610 Qualitycovers (horse covers) - 1114 Hororata -Dunsandel Rd - Phone: 325 4366 Warrens Equine Ltd - 1181 Main South Road, RD 7, Weedons - Phone 03 347 8071 Pet Food Real Pet Food - Shop 4, 855 Jones Road, Rolleston (opposite Redpaths) - Phone 03 347 0626 Manufacturers of Fine Natural Pet Food • Steaks • Mince • Hearts, Livers & Tongue Stockists of: Birdseed & Bird Acessories, Rabbit Mix, Rat & Mice Mix, Guinea Pig Mix, Fish Food & Accessories Phone (03) 347 0626 Shop 4, 855 Jones Road, Rolleston (opposite Redpaths) Hours: Mon-Tue 9am-5pm Wed-Fri 9am-5.30pm Sat 10am-1pm CHICKEN • Mince • Necks MIXES • Cat Mix • Dog Mix Ta ver in t mig to T Var ma run wo the the A M Mo Wh The Te Ru and fac gen The Sel rec The Ho lea sha link H

selwyn district residents' guide 2017 47 TAUMUTU - A SIGNIFICANT PLACE IN LOCAL MAORI HISTORY Entrance to Ngãti Moki Marae - d s e Taumutu sits alongside Te Waihora (Lake Ellesmere) and very close to the sea. It is the site of several pã, significant in the history of Mãori. It is also where some iwi, who were migrating south from the North Island, decided to settle due to Te Waihora’s rich resources. Various North Island Mãori ‘Iwi’ visited Taumutu, in three main waves. Visible mounds at the Ngati Moki pã site, which runs parallel to Pohau Road signify this, along with the earth work remains indicating traditional defences connected to the earlier pã. There are similar mounds at Orariki, which is the site of the Hone Wetere Church. A Maori hall was erected in 1891 on the old pã site of Ngãti Moki, later becoming a working Marae with the adjoining Whare Kai built in 1986. The Marae serves the descendants of Moki and father Te Ruahikihiki, who now number in their thousands. A Runanga committee are responsible for the development and operation of the marae that couples as an educational facility, relating Mãori history and custom to future generations. It is one of eighteen Ngai Tahu Papatipu marae. The Runanga is also closely associated with the wider Selwyn community and has gifted names to the new schools recently established in Rolleston. The Te Taumutu Runanga gifted Rolleston College the name Horoeka Haemata. This means flourishing Lancewood. The leaves of the distinctive Lancewood native tree change in shape and length as they grow and the analogy that closely links with the school’s vision, also is indicative of the way the Hone Wetere Church students will also grow and mature. Lemonwood School was also gifted a Mãori name by the Runanga, Te Uru Tarata. This translates as grove of the Lemonwood, a tree once prevalent in the Selwyn area. This cultural history is being woven into the students’ learning experiences so a nurturing, protective and cooperative environment results, where individual talents, strengths and interests are valued and bonds formed with the wider community. For West Rolleston Primary School, the Mãori name Te Kura o Te Uru Kõwhai was gifted, reflecting the presence in the area of Kõwhai trees, the flowers of which stand out. The Runanga also plays an active role with other schools in the district such as leading the Blessing Ceremony of West Melton School’s new building this year. Closer to the sea, the historic Hone Wetere Church and adjoining Urupa (graveyard) sit on the site of Te Ruahikihiki’s pã. This are is of particular historical significance as it includes some old pre-European burials. The Hone Wetere church opened debt free during the Easter of 1885 and while built by Mãori for Mãori, has always included Pakeha and other denominations. The marae’s significance in Mãori history makes it a place worth a visit. If doing so, be sure to adhere to Mãori protocol by not entering the marae grounds unless invited. However, people are welcome to explore the church grounds and spend time on the lake and beach beyond. West Melton School’s Kaumatua from Taumutu Marae led the Blessing Ceremony for the new building.