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Selwyn Times: February 21, 2018

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SELWYN TIMES Latest Christchurch news at www.star.kiwi Wednesday February 21 2018 15 News Local News Now Fire rages, homes at risk • By Jonty Ward KIRWEE’S Highfield Rd will enter a time warp next month with vintage machines arriving from all over the South Island to celebrate 20 years of the New Zealand Vintage Machinery Club. The Vintage Machinery and Transport Show will be held on the Brooker-family property from March 23 to March 25. Event co-ordinator Rae Horn said it will host “a huge display of all things vintage.” “From the huge steam engines, old tractors, cars, trucks and CLASSIC: A 1910 Anderson threshing machine, built in Christchurch is driven by a steam traction engine. It recently had its first test run in 20 years ready for next month’s Vintage Rally and Transport Show in Kirwee. ​ Machines gear up for vintage show down to the smallest old spanner, it’ll be there,” she said. Working displays and parades of equipment will be a chance for exhibitors to show off their pride and joy, and for visitors to appreciate the hard work that has gone into the restorations. A vintage ploughing competition will be held in a paddock adjacent to the event, where both horse teams and vintage tractors will be put through their paces. Treasures from the days of New Zealand’s early settlers will be on show, including household items that will bring back memories for many. Craft and food stalls, along with children’s entertainment in the form of mini golf and bouncy castles, will ensure there is plenty for the whole family. For anyone want ing to exhibit at this event, anything is welcome. “You don’t need to be a member of any club or organisation, just bring what you have along,” Mrs Horn said. •Residents can register their exhibit using the registration form downloadable online at nzvintageclub.co.nz. TREK: Lincoln University Association president James Ranstead (left), and residential assistant from the Halls of Residents Michael Bresler (right) welcome US exchange student Connor Flechsig to the campus. Walking journey for student A UNITED States exchange student has brought new meaning the notion of walking to school. Connor Flechsig, of Colorado State University, arrived in Lincoln on Friday night after a 1470km tramp from Auckland to Canterbury. He was escorted onto campus by an appreciative welcoming committee, including Lincoln University Students’ Association president James Ranstead and residential assistants from Lincoln’s accommodation halls. Mr Flechsig’s journey along the Te Araroa Trail kicked off on December 29 when he arrived at Auckland Airport on a flight from the US. A keen hiker, his idea of “walking to school” came about after he realised that the trail was located near Auckland Airport. Back home in California, Mr Flechsig’s parents tracked his movements on a Google Earth Pro map. Mr Flechsig says it was the experience of a lifetime, as he had the chance to meet many friendly Kiwis along the way and enjoy the “stunning scenic trails” on both islands. He’s hitting the ground running as far as his studies are concerned, his lectures started yesterday. working fast 236E chainsaw • 38.2cc - 1.4kW - 14” - 4.7kg • X-Torq ® • SmartStart ® • Air Injection • Low Vib ® • Tool-less chain tensioner was $449 now $329 staying safe 450ii chainsaw • 50.2cc - 2.4kW - 18” - 4.9kg was $1249 now $1125 onLy 4 LEFT comes with a FREE carry case worth $99 shanDs TEMPLETon 706 Main south Road | Phone 03 349 8955 www.shandsoutdoorpower.co.nz