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Selwyn Times: March 28, 2018

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14 Wednesday March 28 2018 Latest Christchurch news at www.star.kiwi News In Brief ROLLESTON BUS TRIAL District councillor Nicole Reid is calling for feedback on a bus trial service in Rolleston. Metro Canterbury has been running the Rolleston 85 Express as a trial since January. The service runs from Rolleston to Christchurch, Monday to Friday. Cr Reid said the number of people using the service has been lower than expected. “It is a trial and, unfortunately, if it’s not used then we will lose it,” she said. Cr Reid said she is calling for feedback on how residents have found the service and what is stopping them from using it. The information will be collated by district council staff and sent to Environment Canterbury. To view the bus service timetable, go to http://www.metroinfo.co.nz/ timetables/Pages/Route85.aspx. To give feedback on the service email crnicole.reid@selwyn.govt.nz EASTER HOURS District council services will change over the Easter period. Rubbish and recycling collection, Pines Resource Recovery Park, Selwyn Aquatic Centre, Selwyn Libraries, the district council’s Rolleston headquarters, the Rolleston Community Centre and the Lincoln Event Centre will be affected. For opening hours visit https://www.selwyn.govt.nz/homeassets/whats-hot/council-services Shoe exchange benefits food bank • By Georgia O’Connor-Harding FAMILIES struggling to keep up with the high cost of playing team sport can now get a helping hand. A Selwyn Shoe Exchange has opened in Leeston in a bid to help more children, teenagers and adults get involved in sport with good footwear. It was opened by Leeston Physio after the business had been asking for donations of old clean sport shoes/boots since the middle of last year. In return for the footwear, the recipient is asked to donate a non-perishable food item to the Ellesmere Food Bank. Principal physiotherapist Emma Wilson said the idea came after hearing about Ellesmere families who couldn’t afford to play rugby because of the cost of rugby boots and subs. “It made me go ‘we are in a position here’ . . . we often get a lot of kids coming through here, and the shoes aren’t appropriate for what they are trying to do or adults are getting into sport and don’t have the appropriate footwear,” she said. But Mrs Wilson says it is not only for disadvantaged families, it is a sensible way of supporting families to take away stress. Mrs Wilson said many children grow out of their sports footwear before the shoes have had much wear. Footwear has already been presented to several families and residents who are trying to lose weight by getting into walking. Mrs Wilson said the exchange has received “huge support” and the donations have been amazing. Receptionist Sharyn Sheat said the business has got “shelves full” of shoes, and it was time Local News Now SELWYN TIMES Fire rages, homes at risk FEET FIRST: Leeston physiotherapist Emma Wilson (left) and Sharyn Sheat get their running shoes on for a sports shoe/boot exchange programme. PHOTO MARTIN HUNTER to start distributing them out, especially with the rugby and soccer seasons starting. •Donations can be dropped off at 5 Gallipoli St, Leeston. For information, phone 324 4150. Rolleston’s ReGIsteReD RetIRement vIllaGe Kendon Drive (Off Strauss Drive) Woodcroft Estate is being presented by Manor Group, which has 30 years experience developing villages in the north island. Some of the most recent include Waterford Estate in Auckland, kempton Park in tauranga and roseland Park in the Waikato. the concept of ‘own your own’ village is designed to give residents the freedom and financial benefits similar to home ownership, so should they need to move they will still enjoy the capital gain of their home. the village will be owned via a licence to Occupy that ensures all proceeds from a villa’s sale will go to the actual resident. Once the village is finished, Manor Group will transfer village ownership into a residents’ company, enabling residents to contribute to the operation of their own village, assisted by an on-site manager. this manager takes care of the day to day running of the village - repairs and maintenance as well as the welfare of the residents thus giving everyone peace of mind. 2 Bedroom Villas from $400,000 NEW SHOW HOME OPEN Monday to Friday 10am to 2pm Rolleston’s ReGIsteReD RetIRement vIllaGe Woodcroft Estate brings you all the benefits of living in a thriving community while retaining all the rewards of owning your own village. • 78 villas with Club rooms/ Pavilion and a bowling green • 2-3 bedroom villas with single or double garage • On site manager • Secure lifestyle village • Emergency call system in each villa • 100% capital gain FOR MORE INFORMATION Call Corinne on 021 821 683 Phone: 03 421 7796 | Email: sales@woodcroftestate.co.nz 34 kEndOn drivE, rOllEStOn

SELWYN TIMES Latest Christchurch news at www.star.kiwi Wednesday March 28 2018 15 Your local luxury Rolleston Square is the retail and community heart of Rolleston and the Selwyn District. Retailers in the centre sell an outstanding range of fashion, giftware, flowers and bakery goods while onsite hospitality outlets include cafés, restaurants and fast food outlets. You can pick up a bargain at the Warehouse, drop off your drycleaning, buy a house, and do your banking – all at Rolleston Square. A medical centre, chemist, hair salon and barber shop complete the full range of services available and you will always find a car park easily. The centre is situated on Rolleston Drive, 500 metres from State Highway One, making it just as convenient for travellers as it is for locals. We are excited that we have a number of new retailers joining us at Rolleston Square Please like facebook.com/rollestonsq/ for the latest updates! 3 Convenient Location 3 Free Car Parking 3 Local 3 Luxury of Choice McCauley Street Exciting new retailers opening soon! 9RounD Rolleston Drive Masefield Drive helloWoRlD INDUSTRIA The Warehouse now at 9 Masefield Drive Rolleston Square West, 70 – 76 Rolleston Drive 9Round AnZ Portabank ASB ATM BnZ Coffee Culture Corianders Fascino Shoes Harcourt’s helloworld Highgate Hair Industria noel Leeming Postie Ray White Robert Harris Rolleston Bakery Rolleston Central Health Rolleston Drycleaners Rolleston Florist and Gifts Rolleston Haircuts Snap Fitness Subway unichem Viva La Moda The Warehouse Warehouse Stationary Westpac 70-76 Rolleston Drive, Rolleston 9 Masefield Drive (entry from Countdown and McCauley Street) Like us on Facebook to enter competitions and find out more about what’s happening at Rolleston Square in the future! Facebook.com/RollestonSq rollestonsquare.co.nz Ph 03 347 9192 Proudly managed by Colliers Real Estate Management Limited