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Selwyn Times: April 04, 2018

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10 Wednesday April 4 2018 Latest Christchurch news at www.star.kiwi SELWYN TIMES Golden Oldies Celebration of sport under way •From page 9 Each sport has different grades and rules, depending on the participants. While most of them are social, some codes do have competitive grades with trophies up for grabs. Age is no barrier – the oldest rugby player to take part was 87. CAMARADERIE: Wellington’s Sue Critchlow and her team the Shore Ravers are competing in the Golden Oldies netball tournament. Who is organising it? Vintage Sport and Leisure is the driving force behind the event, supported by ChristchurchNZ. VSL managing director Peter McDermott said it could not wait for the event to start. He said the majority of people were registered for the rugby, cricket, netball and hockey, with lawn bowls and golf having good numbers too. “We’re very pleased with the numbers we’ve got. We’re really pleased people coming to Christchurch are very excited.” Christchurch Casino is the event’s naming sponsor. Chief executive Brett Anderson said it would also host various events at the casino and at Sixty6 on Peterborough, which would be renamed the Club Rooms for the month. Mr Anderson said the casino wanted to support the event because of its significance for Christchurch and the sector in what was usually a quiet month. “I was fortunate enough to attend a Golden Oldies Rugby Festival in Cardiff and see the impact that event had on the city, every day and night of the week was a busy night for city, you saw the participants in the bars, the shops, the museums and galleries, walking the streets and taking in all that the city had to offer.” BIG: The marquee in South Hagley Park is the event hub for the month-long Christchurch Casino Golden Oldies Sports Celebration. www.ruapunaspeedway.co.nz FIREWORKS NIGHT SATURDAY 7 APRIL 2018 GATES OPEN 5pm • THE SHOW STARTS AT 6pm • (IF WET 14 APRIL) ADULTS $20 • STUDENTS/SENIORS $15 • KIDS U/14 FREE (WITH AN ADULT) • FAMILY: 2 ADULTS & UP TO 4 KIDS $40 • EFTPOS AVAILABLE SEASON FINALE! FULL THROTTLE FUN! THE BIG FAMILY NIGHT! DON’T MISS THIS! PLUS A NIGHT OF HEART STOPPING SPEEDWAY ACTION 1/4 MIDGETS, 6 SHOOTERS, TQ’S, MIDGETS, MODIFIED SPRINTS, SPRINTCARS PLUS RALLY CARS IN THE DARK! If wet check the Speedway Infoline 03 349 7727 or www.ruapunaspeedway.co.nz or FACEBOOK Ruapuna Speedway

SELWYN TIMES Latest Christchurch news at www.star.kiwi Wednesday April 4 2018 11 News Arthur’s Pass historian soon to finish book on Addington John Wilson AN ARTHUR’S Pass historian will finally have his book published after a delay. John Wilson’s book, titled Local Lives: A History of Addington was due to be released on November, but was postponed until June, due to funding issues. It is being produced by the Addington Neighbourhood Association and Mr Wilson. He has spent more than 20 years interviewing locals, pouring over records and collating a huge amount information to put the 368-page book together. “I have talked to a lot of people, but have missed a lot as well. If I was to interview everyone on the list, I would have been dead for 20 years,” he said. Mr Wilson, who now resides in Arthur’s Pass, was working for the city council heritage team in the 1990s when he was approached by the association to write a book about the suburb. LOOKING BACK: Local Lives: A History of Addington will feature more than 150 photos and illustrations including this one with the concrete water tower which was built in 1883. The book begins with Addington’s birth as a working-class suburb in the 1860s and travels through the years up until the Christchurch earthquakes. Mr Wilson, who has a PhD in history from Harvard University, said it was great the book was being designed and printed in Christchurch. Community Recycling Drop-Off Day Garden waste | Scrap metal | Tyres | Child car seats Saturday 14 April, 10am–4pm, Cemetery Pit, Southbridge Leeston Road Garden Metal Tyres Seats We accept: · Garden prunings · Tree trimmings · Weeds · Metals · Bicycles · Tins/pots/pans · BBQs · Small appliances · Whiteware · Car tyres · 4WD tyres · Child car seats We don’t accept: · General rubbish · Flax/cabbage tree leaves · Trees or branches over 10cm in diameter · Gas bottles · Items containing oil/fuel · TVs · Tyres on rims · Tyres containing or covered in dirt · Fabric covers (please remove) · Polystyrene child car seats CLEAN UP YOUR BACKYARD! Garden waste: $5 per car, $10 per ute or Scrap metal: Free. single axle trailer, $15 per twin axle trailer Tyres: $3 per car tyre, $5 per 4WD tyre. (proceeds from garden waste fees will be Child car seats: $5 per seat. donated to the Ellesmere Heritage Club). Cash only (no EFTPOS). Household volumes only, no commercial volumes. Please separate different waste streams. The Addington Neighbourhood Association will host a book launch at St Mary’s Church, in Church Square, Addington, on June 25. •Orders for the book can be placed now for a prepublication price of $40 to addingtonhistory@xtra.co.nz After publication it will be $50 • By Georgia O’Connor- Harding Local News Now Fire rages, homes at risk Students’ project to benefit animals AN ALL-IN-ONE colouringin and storybook will be created by Darfield High School students to teach young children how to properly care for animals. Students Elyse Kerr and Bridget Leach have teamed up with the SPCA as part of a nationwide high school competition. The 17-year-olds are taking part in the Young Enterprise Scheme – a competition aimed to teach students about the risks and rewards of going into business. They were inspired to take on the project as part of their NCEA level 3 business studies class after both of their pet cats were rescued as strays. “We used them as inspiration because we feel so fortunate that we have them now. We love them to bits,” Elyse said. She said she and Bridget are “huge animal-lovers” and wanted to do something to better educate people. The books will feature stories and pictures of animals rescued from the SPCA for children. Elyse said her favourite story in the book about a kitten called Little Sausage who didn’t have a mother and was raised by another cat. It is planned the books will be sold at SPCA locations around the country. They are likely to cost between $10-$15 and a percentage of the profits from the books sold to go to the SPCA. It is designed for primary school pupils aged between five and 13 years-old. The students are currently collating data from a recent survey they sent out. It asked a range of questions including what type of book residents would purchase and how much they would be willing to pay. Elyse said it was interesting to find many people would like an adult version of the book. But she said adult colouring-in books are in trend at the moment. Elyse said the books will likely be ready at the end of term 2. Pooles Road To Southbridge Cemetery Pit Southbridge Leeston Road Bealey Road Hills Road To Leeston For more information phone 347 2800 or email admin@selwyn.govt.nz. www.selwyn.govt.nz