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Selwyn Times: November 07, 2017

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42 Wednesday November 8 2017 Latest Christchurch news at www.star.kiwi DARFIELD Gardening & gifts the focus at attractive local business The warmer spring weather has finally arrived, and for the garden enthusiasts the Darfield Garden & Gift Centre has a great range of items for spring planting, including fruit trees and specimen trees, shrubs and perennials, with new plants arriving weekly. If you like to grow your own vegetables, now’s the time to plant them, so choose from their wide range of seasonal vegetable plants and enjoy freshly picked produce all summer. Choosing Christmas gifts for the family is both easy and enjoyable at the Darfield Garden & Gift Centre, where they have an eye-catching selection of gift ideas to place under the tree – whatever your budget, there are gifts to suit. To add an extra atmosphere of festive fun to your home this season they have an exciting range of animated displays – the children will love these. The Darfield Garden & Gift Centre is located at 51 South Terrace, Darfield – open seven days. Captivating display of gifts, homewares and fashion Climb the stairs at 51 South Terrace Darfield and step into the delightful Darfield Gift Gallery. You will be captivated by the extensive selection of gifts, homewares, clothing, accessories and children’s books and games on display. The range has been expanded, with the selection now including kitchenware, furniture, lamps and mirrors, while new SELWYN TIMES stock for Christmas is constantly arriving. Here for the second season is the eb & ive fashion range from Australia, which has proved extremely popular. Another new addition is the Rollie shoe brand, also from Australia. Casual and trendy, these are the perfect complement to cool summer fashion. The children’s section has also been expanded. Books include the charming Kuwi’s very shiny bum, which comes with a kiwi toy, plus there are baby clothes and children’s games. Free gift-wrapping is offered from now till Christmas. To celebrate the festive season with their customers, the gallery is holding a Christmas night on December 7, from 5pm-9pm. Refreshments available, and there is a 10 per cent discount on all purchases. SUMMER LIGHT CONTROL MADE EASY Filter, shade or block sunshine for a summer that’s more comfortable. Luxaflex ® rollershades and venetians put you in control of light, heat and UV. Rollershades: Choose blockout, light filtering or sunscreen. A twin bracket system lets you combine two shades in one, for a day and night solution. Timber venetians: Countrywoods ® real timber and Woodmates ® faux wood venetians in two slat widths and a range of colour tonings and paint finishes. Aluminium venetians: High tensile ‘bounce back’ solid or perforated slats in a range of colours and two widths – 25mm and 50mm. Remote control automation is an option with all Luxaflex rollershades and venetians. You can also have SOMFY ® MYLINK to control your shades and blinds from a mobile phone app. Diane (Di) Woodward Celebrant I take pride in creating a memorable experience, whether it is a low key or a more formal occassion Ceremonies Provided • Marriage • Funeral • Name Giving • Renewal of Vows • Anniversaries • Blessings E. dwoodward@pggwrightson.co.nz Ph. 03 318 8039 M. 027 698 9816 TOP QUALITY RECYCLED CLOTHING Ladies, Mens & Childrens clothing Jewellery & Accessories Homewares Darfield High School Uniform All clothing/items are sold on behalf of owner 8 South Terrace, Darfield Ph. 03 318 7081 Tues – Fri 9am – 5pm Sat 9am –1pm (Closed public holidays weekends) One stop shop for all your needs ✓ Barista Coffee ✓ Homemade Pies and Food to go ✓ LPG bottle fill and swap ✓ Forecourt Concierge ✓ 24 hour fuel 8 cents per litre discount for Super Gold card holders * * Conditions apply. Challenge Darfield 33 South Terrace, Darfield Ph 03 318 8421 Enjoy a wander through the Gift Gallery and discover a beautiful array of new furniture, homeware, christmas stock and an extensive range of giftware which is arriving daily. Gifts to Inspire Find online at luxaflex.co.nz FOR DETAILS ON THE NEXT Darfield Feature Contact Elaine Moon: 021 079 3339 or elaine.moon@starmedia.kiwi Eb & Ive Spring Collection and Rollie Shoes in stock now 51 South Terrace, Darfield (Above The Fat Beagle Café) Phone: 03 317 9250 E: darfieldgiftgallery@gmail.com

SELWYN TIMES Latest Christchurch news at www.star.kiwi Wednesday November 8 2017 43 DARFIELD New Zealand’s countryside showcased in new exhibition Two New Zealand artists feature in the latest exhibition at Selwyn Gallery – Charles Pickworth and Simon Kramer. Pickworth was born in Dunedin, New Zealand, and brought up in Central Otago, and later in Oamaru. He contracted polio at the age of four and lost the use of one arm. In addition, he suffers from asthma and has worked at a variety of jobs. Through his 35 years of painting Pickworth has come to realise that this is what he wants to do most of all. He is a self-taught artist and paints full time. He prefers painting plein-air and travels frequently searching out new subjects, specialising nowadays in South Island scenes. He paints mostly in oils, occasionally in acrylics, and has the knack of capturing the mood and wonderful range of colours in South Island scenery. He has a bright and enthusiastic nature and enjoys sharing his love of painting with established and budding artists. Kramer is a professional artist, who started painting in 1985. He is a veteran of outdoor painting and has painted hundreds of locations in the New Zealand countryside. He is proficient in any painting medium and produces works for sale in oils, watercolour, and acrylics. He also runs a boutique framing business and lectures on art through classes and workshops. About his own work, Kramer says: “As an outdoor artist I see the beauty of God’s creation and realise anything I do is inspired by his ideas. He is the original artist, and my inspiration. I know the value he has placed in every one of us, and believe the human spirit is the only sacred thing on earth today. “I find our influence on nature and each other fascinating, and sometimes heartbreaking. I have included some of our everyday endeavours in this body of work. I hope it inspires you to believe in the good of people and consider God’s ideas as he intended them.” Selwyn Gallery, 17 South Terrace, is open daily (except Mondays) from 10am to 4pm for the duration of this show. A show programme is available from the gallery. Check the gallery’s Facebook page, www. facebook.com/selwynartgallerynz Above: Painting by Charles Pickworth Left: Painting by Simon Kramer Darfield Garden Centre & Florist Here now... Christmas Decorations & Gifts, Layby now for Christmas! 51 South Terrace, Darfield Ph. 03 318 7107 • Full mechanical services • Petrol & Diesel • New wheel alignment equipment • All range of tyres. Economic – High performance 9113487AC 9113487AE Darfield Tyre Centre t/a NOW OPEN IN HORNBY • All types and sizes WOF of tyres ONLY available $29 - Wheelbarrows, FOR Cars, A LIMITED Trucks, TIME ONLY Tractors and TYRE moreSPECIAL 175/65R14 Bridgestone Ecopia $135 • Wheel Alignments 245/45R18 Bridgestone Ecopia $257 215/55R17 Bridgestone ER33 $280 Prices include fitting balancing and GST. • Batteries Only while stocks last. - wide range at great prices Bridgestone Tyre Centre Hornby Ph: (03) 349 5505 • 39 Carmen Rd, Hornby Monday – Friday • 7.30am Fleet to 5pm. Service Saturday 9am to 12 noon Call now for Competitive Rates See us in store to purchase your valve caps for $2 each to support families living with leukaemia and blood cancers in our community. facebook.com/BridgestoneNZ 2-6 South Terrace, Darfield Ph. 03 318 8201 Open Mon - Fri 7am - 5pm Sat 8am - 12noon Christmas Gifts & Decorations THE SEWING ROOM Quilters Fabric & Gifts HERE NOW! 45A South Terrace, Midwest Mews, Darfield. Phone: 03 318 8513. Open Mon-Thurs 9am-4.30pm, Fri 9am-5pm, Sat 10am-12pm FOR DETAILS ON THE NEXT Darfield Feature Contact Elaine Moon: 021 079 3339 or elaine.moon@starmedia.kiwi FAR_07360 Your co-operative, your community. Come and see us at the upcoming Canterbury and Courtenay A&P Shows. For all your rural and lifestyle requirements in-store and on the Farmlands Card. Darfield 40 South Terrace (03) 318 7610 darfield@farmlands.co.nz