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Selwyn Times: November 07, 2017

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4 Wednesday November 8 2017 Latest Christchurch news at News Youth needs subject of meeting THE SELWYN Waihora Zone Committee will discuss whether a youth zone committee meeting could be held next year. The youth engagement team, EnviroSchools and members of the zone team will explore existing youth and school projects that align with existing zone committee priorities. A decision will be made at the zone committee meeting tomorrow. Existing relationships with non-profit organisations will be explored to highlight any initial collaborations potential and themes of project ideas that reflect the needs and aspirations of the youth in the community. The working group for the youth zone committee idea will develop a project plan and report back to the zone committee at the February meeting to showcase various partners involving youth and projects as well as the pathway for the end of 2018 meeting. If the youth zone committee is approved a working group will be established this month. A report will come back to the zone committee in February before various project items are developed and delivered between March and September. AND We are delighted to announce that as at 1 November 2017, the teams at Waimak Law and Onlinelawyers will have joined forces to offer Canterbury a 21st century consumer oriented and forward thinking legal service. Led by the experienced Donna Cherry and John Shingleton, the firm will be delivering conveyancing services and legal assistance in Business, Employment, Immigration, • By Georgia O’Connor-Harding THE HORORATA Highland Games will be held on one of the most important days commemorated in modern history – Armistice Day. The games known as one of the largest Scottish festivals to take place in the Southern Hemisphere will be held at the Hororata Domain this Saturday. Event manager Cindy Driscoll said the Hororata Community Trust felt strongly about acknowledging Armistice Day. She said a lot of people do not know about its importance and the games offer a good platform for people to learn more about it. “In New Zealand we put a lot of focus on Anzac Day and the other significant events all get wrapped into that,” Mrs Driscoll said. Armistice Day is commemorated each year to mark the end of World War 1. After four years, the war came to an end with the signing of the armistice between Germany and the Allied Powers on November 11, 1918. On the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month, the guns fell silent. The opening of the Hororata Highland Games has been brought forward with a remembrance of the day to be held before the chieftain’s welcoming ceremony. It is to be led by the Hororata- Malvern branch of the Christchurch RSA with a bugler playing the Last Post. More than 60 children from Hororata, Glentunnel, Sheffield, Springfield and Kirwee primary Local News Now SELWYN TIMES Big crowd likely at Hororata a perfect blend of the traditional and the contemporary. Trusts, Civil Litigation and Asset Protection, all at affordable prices with a streamlined delivery. We offer fixed quotes and we will not charge you any of our office expenses. You can work with us online or come to our offices in Addington, Papanui or Oxford, or we will come to you. We have a mobile Registered Legal Executive working from Haswell. Please call us on (03) 354 8224 or email us at either or if you have any queries. FLOORING STRENGTH: Competitor Jacko Gill straining to make it to the finish line in the farmers walk last year. PHOTO: MURRAY IRWIN ​ woodford glen shop “dash for tools feature night” sat 11 th november 7pm start SALE NOW ON SHOWROOM 3/954 FeRRy ROad | CHRISTCHURCH | Tel. 03 943 2001 | WWW .gReenFlOORIng.CO .nz QUICKSTEP – LOC – ELKA – PERGO – TORLYS ADULTS $20 Seniors $10 FAMILY PASS $40 Children $5 Under 5yrs free Fire rages, homes at risk schools will perform a kapa haka as part of the ceremony. Selwyn MP Amy Adams has been named chieftain for the games. Ms Adams will be the first woman chieftain. (2 adults & up to 4 children 14yrs & under) doubledaYs road Kaiapoi infoline 03 364 8833 LET US HELP YOU SAVE $$$ ON FLOORING • TIMBER • TILE • CORK • LAMINATE • LEATHER laRge SeleCTIOn FRee MeaSURe & QUOTe TRAdInG hOURS: Tuesday to Thursday 8:30am to 5:30pm, Friday 8:30am to 4:30pm, Saturday 10:00am to 1:00pm, Sunday & Monday closed.

SELWYN TIMES Latest Christchurch news at Wednesday November 8 2017 5 News Highland Games The event was created in 2011 from the community’s desire to take charge of its own future following the devastation suffered during the Canterbury earthquakes. This year marks the seventh annual running of the event. It attracts more than 500 competitors who will compete in highland dancing, piping and drumming, tug of war, highland spin, small bore shooting, amateur heavy athletics and the Oceania heavyweight championship. Mrs Driscoll said pre-sales for the games are well up on previous years, competition numbers are at capacity and more than 200 volunteers will be involved. A record crowd of 10,000 people attended the games last year. Mrs Driscoll said this event would not be able to take place without support from the community. The Hororata Highland Games is a huge day out, with something to do right from the time the gates open at 9am until the closing ceremony at 4pm. •There is free parking on-site. For more information and discounted early bird tickets visit www. nz FAST FACTS: Key events for Hororata Highland Games 11am – Armistice Day Remembrance 11.10am – Chieftain welcome ceremony 1.30pm – The Hororata pie eating competition. Enter at pie cart by 12.30pm 2.30pm – The Selwyn Times kilted mile - register by 1:30pm at the Selwyn Times stand 3pm – Closing ceremony 4pm – Massed bands march past and prize-giving The Selwyn Times has 10 double passes to giveaway to the Hororata Highland Games at Hororata Domain on Saturday. To enter all you need to do is answer this simple question. The Hororata Highland Games is the South Island largest S______h Festival. Send you answer with your name and phone number to giveaways@starmedia. kiwi Entries close 4pm, Thursday, November 9. If you are a winner you must be able to pick up your tickets from Star Media, 359 Lincoln Rd, Christchurch, by 4pm Friday, November 10. See nz for full details on the event. Sports for new facility revealed •From page 1 THe plan provides strategic direction for sporting facilities in Selwyn, Christchurch, Hurunui, Ashburton and Waimakariri areas. Sport Canterbury chief executive Julyan Falloon said Julyan Falloon Your local Travel and Cruise experts Shop 18, 72 Rolleston Drive. Phone: 03 974 2010 it aims to get councils to use the report as they put together their long term plans. He said it is about breaking down the geographical boundaries between councils. THe report provides a snapshot of facilities in Canterbury including Nga Puna Wai Sports Hub, Christchurch Adventure Park and Metro Sports Facility. THe multi-court sports facility has been in the pipeline since the release of the 2013 masterplan for Foster Park. An area has been set aside on the Broadlands Drive end of Foster Park, near the Selwyn Aquatic Centre, for the new facility. THe district council is in the process of working through court numbers, design options and estimates of capital and operational cost. THe district council’s major projects property manager John Reid said there is no doubt Selwyn is a high priority area lacking multi-courts. A feasibility study has been taken over the past 18 months to determine what sports groups need and what they would pay for hireage. “We want this to be community-focused as opposed to high performance,” Mr Reid said. Mr Reid said high performance facilities come at a large cost because of the specifications needed to host international sports. It is planned the Metro Sports Facility will fulfil this need for the Canterbury region. “THe thing I am pushing hard with council is we get the maximum number of courts,” Mr Reid said. While it is confirmed the facility will be built by the district council it is yet to confirm how it will be operated. •HAVE YOUR SAY: Do you want Foster Park to be upgraded? Email your views to georgia. oconnor@starmedia. kiwi Questions about arthritis? Come along to this drop-in clinic. We’re here to answer any questions you may have about living with arthritis. Facilitators: Carolyn Wood and Allan Desquitado, Arthritis Educators Tuesday 14 November 2017 11.30am – 2.30pm The Foyer, Selwyn Aquatic Centre 71 Broadlands Drive, Rolleston. No swim necessary! For more information, call Arthritis NZ 0800 663 463 or email @ArthritisNZ Like us on facebook We have a huge variety of Adults and Children’s costumes and accessories catering for all sizes making it easy to find a costume to suit your Fancy dress or Themed party. Shop Hours: Mon 1pm - 6pm Thurs 11am - 7pm Fri 11am - 5pm Sat 10am - 2pm 689 EAST MADDISONS RD, ROLLESTON ph. 347 4595 or 0274 843 040 email. 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