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Selwyn Times: April 04, 2018

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34 2 Wednesday [Edition datE] April 4 2018 Latest Christchurch news at SELWYN TIMES dISCOVER West Melton community to mark Anzac Day The 2018 Anzac Day commemoration in West Melton will again take place around the War Memorial, which stands in the West Melton School grounds. A recent monument in the township, it was built to mark the Gallipoli centenary in 2015 by teacher Shane Dawson and school caretaker John Blundell, and is inscribed with the names of the 38 men from the local area who died serving in World War One. The commemoration will start at 10am, with those wanting to attend advised to arrive by 9.30am. MC for the event will be Bruce Russell, the instigator of the memorial installation, while the head boy and head girl from West Melton School will give an address based on what Anzac Day means to them, and pupils from the school will lay poppies on the memorial. Music to mark the day will be presented, with Leigh Walters again playing the trumpet. This year, as has been the custom in West Melton, the WWI tradition of a lone piper playing the lament will be brought back. Six soldiers from Burnham Military Camp will represent the Defence Force, and there will also be representatives from the Templeton RSA, who asked to attend this year’s service. Councillors from the Selwyn Ward will be there, as well as people from as far afield as Ashburton, who will come in recognition of their relatives who lived locally, and served in the War. Bruce says the West Melton Residents Association and the school are very supportive of the event, and he is confident it will be as successful as last year’s, when 250-300 people attended. After the service morning tea will be served. “A very warm welcome is extended to all.” Scenes from a previous commemoration at West Melton West Melton Pharmacy Wrap up warm for winter with a huge range of Ponchos, Wraps and Scarves - in store now! Shop 12, 736 Weedons Ross Rd West Melton 7618 Ph. 03 347 0777 Fax. 03 347 0888 The final few The very final few sections at our award-winning Preston Downs are selling now. Keep your quarter-acre dream alive with these generous, well-priced sections. Email or call 03 741 1340. NOW OPEN IN WEST MELTON SALES AND INFORMATION OFFICE, 2 Kingsdowne Drive, West Melton. OPEN Sun and Wed 1-3pm. Or by appointment at 145 Papanui Road, Christchurch. Mon-Fri Your Friendly West Melton Community Vet Centre West Melton Village, Unit 3, 736 Weedons Ross Rd P 03 347 4546 E

SELWYN TIMES Latest Christchurch news at Wednesday [Edition April 4 datE] 2018 35 3 Unique jewellery crafted by talented designer Created by talented West Melton jewellery maker Erica, unique FunkyGlam jewellery includes lockets, pendants, rings and earrings handcrafted and assembled from a range of materials including precious metals, Swarovski crystals, glass beads and delicate chains. Erica has been a member of the Christchurch Silversmiths Guild and creating jewellery for over seven years now. For the bride and her attendants, she loves to design exquisite, bespoke pieces from Swarovski crystals and imported beads that will enhance the romance of this special occasion. In fact, any customers who would like to have a unique, one-off piece made especially for them can provide a photograph or a written description of what they would like, and Erica will make it. Funky vintage is also a passion for Erica – she even uses recycled watch parts, some over 100 years old, to create eye-catching steampunk-inspired pieces. The FunkyGlam collection is displayed at Erica’s home, and can be viewed by appointment – phone 021 254 5262. Jewellery can also be purchased through the website, For a 10 per cent discount on any item, visit the website and add ‘selwyntimes’ as your coupon code at checkout when making your purchase. West Melton MARKET Every Saturday from 9am til Noon Variety of stalls including: Veges Eggs Honey Flowers Baking Pies Plants Pictures Cushions Saffron Olive Oil Coffee Music varies each week Wet Fine St. Paul’s Church (opposite the sports grounds in West Melton Rd & Wilfield subdivision on Weedons Ross Rd.) Contact: Sue Benzie on 021 733 080 dISCOVER or Earrings • Pendants and Necklaces • Bracelets Phone: 021 254 5262 To promote your Business in the next West Melton feature Contact: Elaine Moon Ph. 03 364 7436 or 021 079 3339 GOLD CARD LUNCHES MON - FRI Woodfired Pizzas / Full Menu • $20 Pizzas Mon / Tues • $7 Beers 4-6pm Every day • Gaming Room • Tues Quiz Nights • $15 Burgers Wed • Chill Out Guitar Session Thurs 7-9pm • $15 Curry Thurs / Fri • Takeaways Available • Open 7 days Coffee/Lunch/Dinner Open 11.30am Mon-Sat | Ph 03 421 6481 Sunday Breakfast from 9am West Melton Village, Weedons Ross Road Courtesy Van available