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Selwyn Times: April 11, 2018

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20 Wednesday April 11 2018 Latest Christchurch news at Netball star makes national team AN ELLESMERE College student is showing her potential as a future netball star after being named in the New Zealand under-13 Maori netball team. Ella Gibson was selected after taking part in the New Zealand National Maori tournament in Gisborne over the Easter weekend. The year 9 student has been playing netball now for seven years, initially playing for her primary school in Palmerston North, where her coaches marked her as a player to keep an eye on. After her family moved to Selwyn four years ago, Ella signed up to play for her new primary school team and the Ellesmere Combined Netball Club. On the court, she has demonstrated she has a high athletic ability and is developing a strong understanding of the game. This year she has joined the Kereru Netball Club based in Christchurch. After her efforts last season, Ella was chosen for the Te Waipounamu under-13 training squad. The squad came together over the Christmas holidays to develop their skills and on court partnerships in preparation for the National Maori tournament. Although she plays goal attack for her club team she was asked to play goal defence for the tournament team. PROMISING: Ellesmere College student Ella Gibson has been selected in the New Zealand under-13 Maori netball team. ​ Ella’s skill base meant she was able to adapt to the “new” position and obviously did a great job, being the only one of her team to be chosen for the national team. The tournament team was named after two days of intense competition, where they played nine games. The Te Waipounamu team had mixed results, winning five of their nine games and eventually coming fifth in Gisborne. At the prize-giving, Ella was completely surprised when she was named in the tournament team. “It was a bit of a shock,” she said. “Being named in the team was a real honour because there were so many good players at the tournament,” she said. Ella would eventually like to play for the Silver Ferns but she knows it’s going to take a lot of hard work and practice to get there. Ella’s athletic abilities are not restricted to playing netball. She is a keen cricketer having made Canterbury Country rep sides for mixed cricket and making the Canterbury teams for girls cricket as a bowler. She also plays basketball and has been named in the college’s senior squad this year. DUNSANDEL TEEN racer Kane Botherway has won a New Zealand grass kart title after coming close on three previous occasions. Kane, 13, won the intermediate class at the New Zealand grass karting champs at the Christchurch Grass Karting Club in Ohoka. After finishing fourth, second and third in previous national championships, Kane cracked the top of the podium this time round. Eighteen karts were entered in the intermediate grade. The fiercely contested grade saw six karts all vying for a podium finish going into the last heat. Fellow Selwyn racer and Kane’s friend, Jack Nairn, had a nasty spin out in the final SPORTS SELWYN TIMES Botherway finally wins grass kart title after three attempts SIDEWAYS: Kane Botherway powered his way to victory in the intermediate class at the NZ grass karting champs. race resulting in damage which stopped him from finishing. Kane drove to victory in the final heat to secure the intermediate class title ahead Blake Finlay in second overall and Hamish Pettigrew third overall. PHOTO: TJ PHOTOS BUSH INN PROVEDORE INTERNATIONAL FOOD MARKET Opening 2019! Development at Bush Inn Centre continues! Briscoes Homewares will open in early 2019. The Provedore International Food Market will also open in early 2019. The Provedore is a genuine alternative to supermarkets - all the basic supermarket supplies plus much more. This international food market will have a range of local, international and specialist providers from New Zealand, South East Asia, India, The Mediterranean, The Middle East and Europe. Natural and healthy foods, speciality liquors, farmers market supplies, organic and gluten free. Fromagerie, Delicatessen, Bakery, Butchery and Seafood. JOIN “THE PROVEDORE” We are leasing now and want Craft Beers, Boutique Wines, Fruit and Vege, Organic products, Lollies, Pasta, Cheesecakes, Fish and seafood, Spices, Asian Supplies, Coffee Roasters. If you have an operation that will fit The Provedore contact us now. Sites are available from 30sqm- 1000sqm. Contact Development Manager Andy Bell to discuss this opportunity. Mobile 021 449 256 or

SELWYN TIMES Latest Christchurch news at Wednesday April 11 2018 21 Got places to go? Try a free trial bus service! On Tuesday 17 and Thursday 19 April a trial nine-stop bus service will be available between Southbridge and Darfield and Darfield to Southbridge. The route will go via Rolleston, where passengers can also catch a connecting service to Christchurch. This two-day service is completely free and for the whole community! Why are we doing it? Selwyn Link is a Selwyn Youth Council initiative aiming to increase connectedness in the district, particularly during school holidays, and enable the whole community to better access services and activities. Youth Council research identified Southbridge, Leeston, Doyleston, Darfield, Kirwee and West Melton as key stops on the trial route with connections in Rolleston. The route was designed after consultation with students from Ellesmere College and Darfield High School. How can you take part? If you are keen to highlight the need for a new public transportation system in Selwyn, help make the trial a success by taking part and using the buses to get around Selwyn! The buses first depart Southbridge and Darfield at 9am and departures from these locations will take place every two hours until 7pm. See full timetable below. Members of the Youth Council will be on board collecting feedback on the service with a short passenger survey. They will present their findings to Environment Canterbury and the Selwyn District Council. For more information on Selwyn Link, head to or Selwyn Youth Council Facebook page. Selwyn Youth Council members Paige Sullivan and Katelyn Twiss visiting Environment Canterbury to discuss Selwyn Link in December 2017 Bus stop locations: · Southbridge – bus shelter next to Southbridge Café and Dairy, High Street · Leeston – bus shelter in front of St John Church, High Street · Doyleston – in front of Doyleston War Memorial Garden, Leeston Road · Aquatic Centre – Rolleston College bus stop, Broadlands Drive · Rolleston Square – bus stops by Countdown supermarket, Rolleston Drive · Kidman Street – Kidman Street bus stops near McDonald’s · West Melton – in front of West Melton School, Weedons Ross Road · Kirwee – next to Kirwee Challenge, West Coast Road · Darfield – bus shelter in front of Farmlands, South Terrace 73 Selwyn Link departure timetable and route Southbridge to Darfield Southbridge Leeston Doyleston Aquatic Centre Rolleston Square Kidman Street West Melton Kirwee Darfield 77 Darfield 73 Kirwee 73 73 West Melton 73 9.05am 9.15am 9.20am 9.40am 9.45am 9.50am 10.05am 10.20am 10.30am 11.05am 11.15am 11.20am 11.40am 11.45am 11.50am 12.05pm 12.20pm 12.30pm 1.05pm 1.15pm 1.20pm 1.40pm 1.45pm 1.50pm 2.05pm 2.20pm 2.30pm Rolleston 1 3.05pm 3.15pm 3.20pm 3.40pm 3.45pm 3.50pm 4.05pm 4.20pm 4.30pm 5.05pm 5.15pm 5.20pm 5.40pm 5.45pm 5.50pm 6.05pm 6.20pm 6.30pm 7.05pm 7.15pm 7.20pm 7.40pm 7.45pm 7.50pm 8.05pm 8.20pm 8.30pm 1 Darfield to Southbridge Darfield Kirwee West Melton Kidman Street Rolleston Square Aquatic Centre Doyleston Leeston Southbridge 9.05am 9.15am 9.30am 9.45am 9.50am 9.55am 10.15am 10.20am 10.30am 11.05am 11.15am 11.30am 11.45am 11.50am 11.55am 12.15pm 12.20pm 12.30pm 1.05pm 1.15pm 1.30pm 1.45pm 1.50pm 1.55pm 2.15pm 2.20pm 2.30pm 3.05pm 3.15pm 3.30pm 3.45pm 3.50pm 3.55pm 4.15pm 4.20pm 4.30pm 5.05pm 5.15pm 5.30pm 5.45pm 5.50pm 5.55pm 6.15pm 6.20pm 6.30pm 7.05pm 7.15pm 7.30pm 7.45pm 7.50pm 7.55pm 8.15pm 8.20pm 8.30pm This service is being trialled on 17 and 19 April 2018 only. 1 1 Southbridge Doyleston Leeston