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Selwyn Times: March 28, 2018

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2 Latest Christchurch news at Wednesday March 28 2018 SELWYN TIMES from the editor’s desk Helping beat adversity SELWYN SOUNDS has come up trumps again for community groups (see page 3). Quite a bit of money is heading to Lincoln High School and Lincoln rugby’s golden oldies team. The school will use the funds to help pay for students’ trips, which covers both cultural and sporting visits. The golden oldies haven’t yet decided what they’ll put their money to but no doubt they have some out-of-town campaigns in mind. And they didn’t get the money for nothing. Lincoln High students and golden oldies worked tirelessly at Selwyn Sounds, in the car parks, on the gates, on the bars and so on. And with the huge crown the event attracted it was tough yakka. So the money is well earned and top marks for the event promoters putting dollars back into community groups. Sad news about Fergie McCormick (page 1). He is a true Canterbury rugby legend. Our thoughts are with him and his family. – Barry Clarke get in touch GENERAL ENQUIRIES Ph 379 7100 CLASSIFIED ADVERTISING Ph 379 1100 The Christchurch Star Company Ltd PO Box 1467, Christchurch NEWS Georgia O’Connor-Harding Ph: 364 7438 ADVERTISING Lynette Evans Ph: 364 7434 Shining light on youth issues Find out how Rolleston youth worker Courtney Forrest, 29, works to support and help young people overcome major struggles in their life. Page 17 & 18 Gardening Sweet smelling sweet peas If you like a bit of colour and fragrance in your garden and your home, then look no further than sweet peas. Page 32-33 Easter Fun Market Fun for the family Check out the activities for the children in Lincoln this weekend including face-painting, Easter egg hunt, bouncy castle and games. Page 35 The best-read local newspaper, delivered to 20,015 homes, RDs and farms every Wednesday Ladbrooks, Tai Tapu, Leeston, Lincoln, Southbridge, Prebbleton, Halswell, Rolleston, Templeton, Burnham, West Melton, Darfield, Kirwee, Arthur’s Pass. Changes to Easter rubbish collection Collections for all bins, bags and crates on Good Friday (30 March) will take place on Saturday 31 March. Collections on Easter Monday 2 April will occur as normal. Lincoln University Childcare & Preschool To receive these alerts via text, scan the QR code or visit and enter your details.

SELWYN TIMES Latest Christchurch news at Wednesday March 28 2018 3 News Local News Now Fire rages, homes at risk Rock event benefits district WORKING CLASS MAN: Jimmy Barnes in full voice at Selwyn Sounds. • By Georgia O’Connor-Harding A SCHOOL and a sports team have benefited from Selwyn Sounds. Lincoln High School and the Lincoln rugby golden oldies team have received thousands of dollars from the day-long music festival which attracted just under 10,000 people earlier this month. Said event promoter David Parlane: “It is like any event. Any event requires community support and you have got to give back to community. That is what Selwyn Sounds is all about.” Nearly $9000 was raised for Lincoln High School with the money to go towards helping pay for student trips. It will help with volleyball trips, students going to Samoa to do community work, the school’s senior A netball team, the World Challenge trip to Nepal and a group travelling to Japan. Students sold artisan-style picnic hampers at Selwyn Sounds and helped with car parking and on the gates. Deputy principal Stephen Rout said Mr Parlane has been very supportive of the school community and it will be looking to get involved again next year. More than $10,000 was raised for the Lincoln Golden Oldies. President Mark Tweedy said while it was a “hard day,” it was worth it. The golden oldies – which play in the world golden oldies HARD WORK: Lincoln High School student Angus Latham who helped out at Selwyn Sounds, is one of many students who have benefitted from the iconic event. festival starting in Christchurch on Sunday – would be back to help out at Selwyn Sounds next year. Selwyn Sounds was headed by Australian rock icon Jimmy Barnes and a line up of other acts including The Feelers, Mental as Anything, Stellar, The Mockers, The Narcs, The Lady Killers and The Warratahs. In Brief FIRE DAMAGES HOUSE A house has been damaged by fire on Rakaia Selwyn Rd. Leeston, Dunsandel, Rakaia and Southbridge fire brigades were called to the scene at 11.30pm on Sunday. A fire communications spokesman said when fire services arrived, the house was totally engulfed. Four crew members entered the house with breathing apparatus. Fire services were at the scene for about two hours. Fire investigators are currently determining the cause of the blaze. CAR IN DITCH A person was taken to Christchurch Hospital on Sunday with moderate injuries after crashing their vehicle into a ditch on Jollies Rd, Southbridge. St John was notified at 11.32am and sent two ambulances to the scene. CRASH VICTIM NAMED Police have released the name of the motorcyclist who died following a crash on Selwyn Rd, Rolleston last Tuesday. He was Albert de Bruin, 22, of Rolleston. Trusted brand + Experienced hands = Results you can count on! Free appraisals Proven selling methods Living and selling local Residential specialist Mary Westwood 021 557 731 03 347 4711 HON AMY ADAMS MP FOR SELWYN Working hard for our communities If you would like to sign up for my newsletter please visit: CONTACT P 03 344 0418 E MONSTER SHAKE MONSTER SHAKE S’more Cookie Crumb Funded by the Parliamentary Service and authorised by Amy Adams, 829 Main South Road, Templeton, Christchurch. Four Seasons Realty 2017 Ltd | Licensed Agent REAA 2008 $9 Shop 5, New World Shopping Centre, Rolleston