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Selwyn Times: April 07, 2017

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6 selwyn district residents' guide 2017 From a small railway junction with a hotel and a few houses, 150 year old Rolleston has grown massively. Proposed as a satellite to Christchurch in the 1950s, the idea received little traction at the time. It was mooted again in the 1970s with some housing built there, then little more until the 1990s when lifestyle blocks attracted people to Rolleston. The Christchurch earthquakes led to increased building activity with a subsequent population increase. Improved roads, better amenities and affordable land all contributed to Rolleston becoming viewed as a feasible option. With more people came more shops and more recently more places to dine and socialise, taking away the need to travel into the city for a night out. The town has also come of age, with retirement facilities currently in the planning or construction stage. Families are well catered for. There are early childcare centres, primary schools, a new high school, and community facilities that include an aquatic centre, library, community centre, playgrounds, a skate park and playing fields. There is also strong community spirit, and activities that include: day club; history and embroidery groups; Lions Club; the Men’s Shed; and sports clubs. Health and emergency services extend from medical centres through to dentistry, acupuncture, natural health, physiotherapy, pharmacies, St John Ambulance, the Police and a volunteer fire brigade. Retailing in Rolleston is now diverse. Along with two AWAITING COPY Ad Number: LE10042-V28 Artwork: LE10042-V28 Size: 13.5x4 Description: INTELLIGRO /SOUTH HORT SUPPLIE Account: must go on gardening pages Colour: F Filename: LE10042-V28 Rolleston’s clock tower rolleston supermarkets and The Warehouse are smaller businesses covering dry-cleaning, banking, fashion, gifts, flowers, hairdressing, hardware and more. A number of home-based small businesses also operate within Rolleston and from lifestyle blocks nearby. Across the railway lines are two inland ports along with businesses that provide work opportunities. This along with the extension of the Southern motorway is likely to lead to even more people finding Rolleston an attractive town in which to settle. Points of interest • A Mid-Winter’s Ale Festival – 1 July 2017. • Koru Games (multi-sport for South Island school children, years 7-8) – 19-21 September 2017.

selwyn district residents' guide 2017 7 Shopping in Faringdon ed th Faringdon locals are immensely pleased to have their new South Point retail precinct, which opened in April. The new boutique shopping centre has over 1,000sqm in floor space and 42 on-site car parks. It was developed by sisters Jo Southen, Tania Croucher and Bridget Foster who grew up in Rolleston. Jo and Tania still live locally while Bridget is currently based in England. They all have a passion for the area and wanted to provide a retail presence that would benefit Rolleston as a whole. “We felt there was a need for an intimate quality shopping centre,” explains Jo, something that has been achieved with an impressive line-up of tenants, many also Rolleston residents. For the residents of Faringdon, The Pedal Pusher will provide a fantastic selection of snacks and meals for lunch and dinner, and good beers. A Pocket Full of Spices food reflects the heritage of its Indian owners. It is full of flavoursome rich flavours providing a place to dine for lunch and dinner or to pick up a takeaway. Hooked Fish & Chips is a traditional English ‘chippie’ and The Selwyn School of Dance will provide a venue for local dancers while The Faringdon Convenience Store and Post Shop will also provide items and services needed in this community. New Order Clothing and Accessories boutique carries a great range of recognised labelled garments and accessories, complementing Barber Shop Hair 4 Men. The innovative design of South Point has given it a point of difference from many retail precincts. The developers wanted it to have a community heart; look attractive from the four roads it fronts, and have a mix of retail offerings. For more information, check out: South Point Rolleston on Facebook, email:, or call Jo on 021 244 4489. E MADDISONS RD GOULDS RD SELWYN AQUATIC CENTRE FOSTER PARK FARINGDON BLVD DYNES RD LEMONWOOD GROVE SCHOOL BROADLANDS DR LEDBURY DR SELWYN SCHOOL OF DANCE SELWYN SCHOOL OF DANCE A POCKET FULL OF SPICES A POCKET FULL OF SPICES THE PEDAL PUSHER FARINGDON THE PEDAL PUSHER CONVENIENCE FARINGDON STORE AND CONVENIENCE POST SHOP STORE NEW AND POST ORDER SHOP CLOTHING AND ACCESSORIES NEW ORDER CLOTHING HOOKED AND ACCESSORIES FISH & CHIPS HAIR HOOKED 4 MEN FISH BARBER & CHIPS SHOP TWO ONE SPACES LEFT TO LEASE 55 FARINGDON BOULEVARD, ROLLESTON / PH 0212 4444 89 / JO@FOSTERCOMMERCIAL.CO.NZ