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Selwyn Times: April 27, 2018

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10 Selwyn District Residents' Guide 2018 L INCOLN Lincoln is another of Selwyn’s townships which has seen huge growth in the past decade. A township which originally serviced the first farming families which settled in the area, the town had its first growth spurt when Lincoln University was first established. Since then it slowly developed until about 10 years ago when great demand for housing has seen a remarkable jump in the number of families who now call this township home. The town still maintains the character of a small rural village but includes many amenities which add to the town’s popularity. The Lincoln Event Centre, Lincoln Library, Lincoln & Districts Community Care all cater to the needs of residents of all ages. As well The Famous Grouse, The Black Door and The Laboratory along with other cafes and takeaways providing places to dine. The Lincoln Medical Centre is an essential service provider in the area delivering medical assistance to those who live and work in Lincoln. There are also a range of physiotherapists, massage therapists, podiatrists and other health providers who ensure residents maintain their wellbeing. Sport is a big part of Lincoln’s culture with rugby, badminton and netball the most prominent sports in the winter and lawn bowls, tennis and cricket clubs also providing sport for all ages during the summer months.The Lincoln Golf Club is also a valuable asset with the picturesque but challenging 9-hole course available to play all year round. Touch rugby is enjoyed by all ages in the summer as well, with the Lincoln Rugby Club organising the touch competition for all ages and skill abilities. 21 Luxury Motel Units Book your accommodation now for weddings, conferences, functions & events. Honeymoon Suite Studio 1 Bedroom Units 2 Bedroom Units Spa Bath Units available Your Hosts Colleen & Craig Beswick For Enquiries: 03 974 1620 For reservations: 0800 001 689 info@lincolnmotel.co.nz | www.lincolnmotel.co.nz 4-6 Maurice St, Lincoln (just behind Gift Box)

Selwyn District Residents' Guide 2018 11 Lincoln’s shopping caters for everyone with boutique stores range from those offering organic, healthy or gourmet food and meat through to designer fashion and giftware. There is also a supermarket, accommodation, hardware store, service station and many services. The retail offerings are set to certainly change soon with the recent development of both the Rosemerryn and Vernon Drive retail precincts promising to bring more retail and service industries to the town. The Lincoln Farmers’ Market, held between 10am and 1pm every Saturday, is also a popular destination for residents where they can purchase everything from baked goods to plants, knitted items to cheeses. Lincoln University doesn’t just provide tertiary education to its students, it also opens its doors to the wider community with the book shop, café and Lincoln University Recreation Centre also providing valuable services. Families are well provided for with all levels of education on offer from pre-school to tertiary. There are also a variety of activities for children available with multiple organisations including Scouts and Brownies, Karate, acting classes, on offer in the town. Lincoln’s charm is also in its historic buildings: the Pioneer Hall (1874), Liffey Cottage (1875), St Stephen’s Anglican Church (1877), Lincoln University’s Ivey Hall (1881), Union Parish Church (1882), and Coronation Library (1911). A plough, made in the town in 1865, is also on show. The Lincoln Historic Walk map is available at www.sensationalselwyn. co.nz Those wanting to walk around the town are spoilt for choice with The Liffey River providing a wonderful way to amble around. New subdivisions have also included walkways and the Rail Trail is also accessible from Lincoln. Nearby towns include: Springston to the west, Ladbrooks and Broadfields closer to the city, and Greenpark through which cyclists pass as they follow the Little River Rail Trail. At historic Tai Tapu people visit cafés and restaurants enjoying the picturesque setting with a Port Hills backdrop. We’ve got a store near you...beer, there & everywhere. Liquorland West Melton Liquorland Lincoln Unit H/736 Weedons Ross Road 03 347 0897 11/3 Vernon Drive 03 321 7245 Sign up to toastmag.co.nz to get weekly drinkspiration! CLICK & COLLECT www.liquorland.co.nz