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Selwyn Times: November 07, 2017

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14 Wednesday November 8 2017 Latest Christchurch news at www.star.kiwi SELWYN TIMES Your Local Views Join us for The Ned Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Gris 750ml $ 14 99 each West Melton Speights 15 Pack Bottles 330ml $ 21 99 Lion Brown 18 Pack Cans 330ml $ 21 99 Offers only valid at Liquorland West Melton. Prices valid from 7 to 12 November 2017 or while stocks last. You can choose to earn Fly Buys points or Airpoints Dollars on your purchases. For full terms and conditions please visit our website. In-stor e samplings Friday 4pm – 6pm Stil Vodka 1L $ 32 99 A reader responds to Selwyn Times article on issues the Darfield population faces as it continues to expand Grant Prescott –My main concern here is if the district council decides to implement such a system how will they manage payment. You surely cannot include it as a straight increase in rates across the board as a lot of properties would not get access to the system outside of the township. It would be inappropriate for non-users to be hit with the rate. We have had a large number of developers secure significant profit over the years and the district council should have been charging a cost to these developers with a view to starting a reticulated system which would offset costs. Lack of planning by the district council seems to be the problem. A reader responds to Selwyn Times’ article on the district council’s annual report for the 2016/17 year Will Janssen – Yes, the report thus far sounds good. Perhaps the district council could open its wallet and add some much needed additions to the Selwyn Aquatic Centre? Namely a sauna room and steam room. Both Jellie Park Recreation and Sports Centre and Pioneer Stadium have these and both are a 55km return trip from central Rolleston. Both venues are always well- used so I’m sure the same would occur here. With all the sports fields and activities in the area, a place to assist the body in healing and general relaxation would benefit the overall district. Jess Tansey walked away as one of the most successful dog handlers at the Black Hawk New Zealand Dog Agility Championships Wayne Gilbert – Obviously runs in the family. Well done Jess. Trick or treaters dressed for Halloween Best Motorbuys TM ANYTHING WITH A MOTOR! The South Island’s leading motoring publication FREE every Friday at hundreds of locations around the South Island, and it’s available online! www.bestmotorbuys.co.nz For advertising enquiries, ph Lea Godfrey 021 277 3086 SCARY: A spooky-looking bunch of Rolleston friends trick or treating around Beaumont Drive and Levi Park last week in celebration of Halloween. PHOTO: JANE HICKLING ​

SELWYN TIMES Latest Christchurch news at www.star.kiwi Wednesday November 8 2017 15 Lincoln High awards sporting talent SPORTS A SOLID year in a variety of sports is why Lucy Turner (right) was crowned sportsperson of the year at the Lincoln High School awards. The talented student is sharp at athletics, quick on the hockey turf and a champion in the equestrian saddle. Lucy’s trophy cabinet will be bulging after a stellar year which included awards in the 1500m, second in the school’s athletics champs and most valuable player in the first XI hockey team. Her achievements also include selection in the Canterbury under-18 women’s hockey team, being the national under-21 two-star equestrian eventing champion and selection in the under-21 eventing trans-Tasman team. She is also captain of the girls first XI hockey team as well as each of the school’s equestrian teams. TO ATHLETES: Year 11 sportsperson of the year, Millie Thompson, and year 10 sportsperson of the year Reece Rush. Other awards handed out on the night were: •Year 9 sportsperson of the year – Zoe McMeeken Zoe was the first girl to finish in all age groups in the Lincoln High cross-country. She also won the year 9 girls 1500m and high jump at the school’s athletics day. When not running distance events, Zoe plays football and was named the most valuable player in her futsal team. •Year 10 sportsperson of the year – Reece Rush Reece is a talented sportsperson, particularly in the areas of cycling and running. He has used these talents, along with his swimming ability, to compete in duathlons and triathlons at the Canterbury, South Island and New Zealand secondary school levels. •Year 11 sportsperson of the year – Millie Thompson Millie has shown talent in equestrian, touch and hockey. She won the Canterbury secondary schools dressage competition, was named the top rider in the highest grade and was selected in both the Canterbury area dressage team and the New Zealand one-day under-21 development squad. She is a co-captain of Lincoln’s mixed touch rugby team which won the Canterbury and South Island championships and her efforts earned her a call-up to the Canterbury under-16 girls touch team. She was also included in the West Coast under-18 girls hockey team for the inter-regional competition. Millie was second in Lincoln’s intermediate girls athletics champion this year. •Sports volunteer of the year – Sophie Hill Sophie has given a significant amount of time to netball, Sophie Hill including coaching, officiating and managing. Sophie managed the year 10 netball team at the junior secondary schools South Island tournament and ​has also given a large amount of time to refereeing netball games for Lincoln High. •Sports Values Cup – Mason Stearn Mason has played for the school’s first XI football team for the past four years, and was captain for two. He is fiercely competitive and combines this with being extremely respectful of all players on the field. His talents were recognised by being named captain of the Canterbury youth football team. •James Shield for sports team of the year – Lincoln High A shooting team (Lincoln Roper, Jared Haylock, Ethan Kempthorne, Logan Howe and Charlie Jessep) The team came first at the Canterbury secondary shooting championships and was named top team in the competition. They won the North Island competition and came fourth at the South Island championships. At the national tournament, they were only two points behind the winner. •King Cup for general excellence in girls sport – Emma Kench Emma is a talented football and cricket player. She represented Canterbury in the Magicians cricket team. She also played for the Canterbury United Pride football team, where she was named player of the year and won the top striker award. She has also captained the school’s first XI cricket and football teams. •Brown Cup for excellence in boys sport – Reece Rush The year 10 student competed in both road cycling and mountain biking. He has achieved placings at Canterbury and South Island competitions in sprint, hill climb, criterium and time trial races. He was the quickest boy in the school’s cross-country event out of all age groups. In athletics, he is the school’s junior boys champion. Williams Cup for sports performance of the year – joint winners Henrietta Christie and Maia Broughton. Henrietta is a talented cyclist and has competed in numerous competitions at the Canterbury, South Island and New Zealand level. She won the under-16 Henrietta Christie and Maia Broughton girls section at the recent national road championships, which earned her the joint award with Maia. Maia’s is a talented runner. In the national track and field championships in March, she won three gold medals in the under-18 grade as a 15-year-old. In the 200m, she broke her own Canterbury record. EAGLE EYES: The school’s shooting team of Ethan Kempthorne, Jared Haylock, Lincoln Roper, Charlie Jessep and Logan Howe won the James Shield.