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Selwyn Times: March 14, 2018

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10 Wednesday March 14 2018 Latest Christchurch news at www.star.kiwi News triPle treAt sPeedwAy eXtrAVAgAnzA! 25th Battle of the stocks + rees Family Farewell stockcar tour + Canterbury super saloon Champs Fri 16 th & sAt 17 th mArCh 7Pm stArt a team event to fight cancer Relay For Life is an inspirational and super fun event for everyone of all fitness levels, during which we celebrate with survivors, remember loved ones lost to cancer and come together as a community to fight back against cancer. Teams set up camp and take turns relay style walking/running around a track for 18 hours while enjoying a carnival atmosphere of live music, entertainment, games, activities and fantastic community camaraderie. Schedule Saturday 17th March 12.00pm-3.00pm Teams arrive, sign in and set up camp site 3.00pm All cars off field (plenty of parking around Brookside Park) 4.00pm Opening ceremony and survivors lap 4.30pm onwards Live Music Sponsored by Ministry of The Mind Music and Ellesmere Transport 8.00pm Candlelight Ceremony Live Music resumes until 10.00pm Midnight Bacon Butties Sponsored by Moorhouse Pak’nSave and Hellers Sunday 18th March 7.00am Breakfast (cereal and fruit, bring your own bowl) Sponsored by Rolleston New World 8.00am Group Fitness Sponsored by Sole-Fit 10.00am Prizegiving and Closing Ceremony Sponsored by Wigram New World Pack up, head home for a cuppa!! • This event is Strictly NO DOGS and NO SMOKING and NO GLASS • If your team is fundraising at the event, ie selling food, crafts etc, then let us know and we will advertise it over the sound system. • Be good to your neighbours. We are all in it together and there may be some asleep next door! • Please encourage visitors, get your mates and family to drop by, check the event out, listen to some great music and buy something or make a donation. They are most welcome!! douBledAys roAd KAiAPoi inFoline 03 364 8833 www.woodFordglen.Co.nz Adults $20, seniors $10, Children $5, under 5 yrs Free FAmily PAss $40 (2 Adults & uP to 4 Children 14yrs & under) Selwyn Relay for Life Brookside Park, Rolleston 4pm Saturday 17th March - 10am Sunday 18th March 2018 Join us for... Live Music 4.45pm - 5.30pm 4 Stroke 5.45pm - 6.30pm The Reconstruction 6.45pm - 7.45pm Picking at the Remnants 9.15pm - 10.00pm Moonflower Competitions Inter-team fun throughout the event, with some amazing prizes up for grabs!! Including: • Best Baton • Best Site • Best Letterbox • Team Spirit • Tug of War Refuel with food available to purchase including Sausages BBQ, Burgers, Ice Cream Van & Coffee. Facilities • Toilets, portaloos and in toilet block • Fresh cold water from kitchen • Information office (manned and open for duration of event). Sponsored by Property Brokers. • Sunscreen at Cancer Society tent For more details see: www.relayforlife.org.nz Skate park complaints • By Georgia O’Connor- Harding THE NEW Lincoln Skate Park hasn’t even opened yet and has already drawn a flood of complaints. As a result, the district council will now make changes to the park to make it safer. Residents are concerned the new skate bowl is unsafe to use and are calling for it to be rebuilt. The new skate park - designed to predominantly cater for children and amateur skaters, is set to open the Lincoln Event Centre, next to the children’s playground. A storm of complaints was made on the Selwyn District Council’s online Facebook page last week. Comments include: “Have seen Ancient Roman architecture that is safer to ride on than this. Lincoln’s top students named LINCOLN HIGH School has named its top academic year 11 and 12 students for last year. The Maureen Drayton Cup for Excellence in year 12 went to Caelum Betteridge while the Pauline Miller Cup for Excellence in year 11 was awarded to to Maria Mendoza Nieto. It comes after a late award ceremony was held to celebrate Lincoln High School’s academic achievements from last year. Deputy principal Stephen Rout said the school holds the awards off until the following year until the final NCEA results are known. Year 11 students Molly Barker, Georgia Gwatkin, Maria Mendoza Nieto and Annalyse Welford were awarded the year 11 elite scholars awards for students who achieved 100 or more It should be torn down as an OSH hazard ASAP”, “this is so dangerous for beginners” to “this is surely a drain, not skate architecture.” The district council responded online saying it will now be making changes to the skate park. “Unfortunately this means that the skate park will remain fenced off and the opening of the park will be delayed. The skate park was due to open at the end of last month. Once the changes have ACHIEVEMENT: Maria Mendoza Nieto was awarded the Pauline Miller Cup for excellence in year 11. level 1 excellence credits. Year 12 students Caelum Betteridge, Juliette Brownlow, Gabriel Clarke, Nicky Dachs, Shistata Dhakal, Libby Duncan, Cabriana Earl, Fleur Neill, MacKenzie Parker, Ollie Roozen, Caleb Sim and Taylin Smith were awarded the year 12 elite scholars for SELWYN TIMES UNSAFE: Lincoln residents are concerned the design of a skate bowl at the new Lincoln Skate Park is unsafe to use. ​ been made, the district council plans to continue talking with skaters to get feedback on what works and what doesn’t. Residents have responded it was a “good move” on the district council’s part and the additional changes to make the park safer is worth the wait. •HAVE YOUR SAY: Are you concerned about the design of the new Lincoln Skate Park? Email your views to georgia.oconnor@ starmedia.kiwi RECOGNISED: Caelum Betteridge was awarded the Maureen Drayton Cup for Excellence in year 12. those who achieved 80 or more level 2 excellence credits. Mr Rout said there were many other awards including academic colours for students who achieved a level 1 or 2 NCEA excellence endorsement. •Schools, page 22

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