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Selwyn Times: April 27, 2018

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40 Selwyn District Residents' Guide 2018 S ELWYN LIBRARIES LIBRARIES Selwyn District Libraries has four library branches for you to use across the district, supports the community library at Tai Tapu and has regular outreach services around the district. To find out more visit www. selwynlibrary.co.nz Darfield Library, 1 South Terrace, Darfield Ph: 03 3187780 or 03 3472780. Bookable meeting rooms and conference room. Leeston Library, 19 Messines Street, Leeston, Ph: 03 3472871 Bookable meeting room. Lincoln Library, 22 Gerald Street, Lincoln, Ph: 03 3472876 Rolleston Library, 94 Rolleston Drive, Rolleston, Ph: 03 3472880 Library Outreach P: 021 773400 The outreach service visits communities in the Selwyn District to provide books, magazines and other collections as well as holiday programmes and events. Check the website www.selwynlibraries.co.nz to see when the library is next in your area. Tai Tapu Community Library, 846 Old Tai Tapu Road Tai Tapu is a volunteer run library and all Selwyn District Libraries’ members can borrow from here. Take your library card with you each time you visit. All items borrowed from Tai Tapu Library must be returned there. Contact Marian or Rob on 329 6021 for more information. Hours; Tuesday 2 – 4pm and Saturdays 10 -12. WHAT ELSE CAN SELWYN DISTRICT LIBRARIES OFFER YOU? • Online resources • Children’s activities • Adult/Teen Programmes • Groups/Activities • Public Computers Lincoln Library

Selwyn District Residents' Guide 2018 41 S ELWYN CHURCHES & MARAE Selwyn’s four wards of Ellesmere, Malvern, Selwyn Central and Springs provide places for worship and celebration. Many of the churches in Selwyn also provide history and records of early settlers and residents of Selwyn. PLACES OF WORSHIP IN THE ELLESMERE WARD Brookside: St Luke’s (Anglican & Cooperating). Burnham: All Saint’s Garrison Church. Dunsandel: Trinity Church (Anglican & Co-operating). Irwell: St Mary’s (Anglican). Leeston: St John’s the Evangelist (Catholic), Leeston Life Church, St David’s (Ellesmere co-operating) St John’s (Anglican). Sedgemere: St Mark’s Anglican. Southbridge: St James Anglican. Taumutu: Hone Wetere Co-operating. Catholic Church Darfield PLACES OF WORSHIP IN THE MALVERN WARD Arthur's Pass: Chapel. Countney: St Matthew’s (Anglican). Darfield: Darfield Baptist Church, Darfield New Life, St Joseph’s (Catholic) Trinity Church (Anglican & Co-operating). Greendale: Greendale Methodist. Hororata: St John’s (Anglican). Kirwee: St George’s (Anglican). Sheffield: St Ambrose (Anglican). Springfield: St Peters' Community. Te Pirita: Church of the Open Door. PLACES OF WORSHIP IN SELWYN CENTRAL WARD Halkett: Hope Presbyterian. Rolleston: Apostolic, Baptist, The Church of Resurrection (Co-operating) Hope Church (Presbyterian), Salvation Army. West Melton: Hope Church (Presbyterian), St Paul's (Anglican). PLACES OF WORSHIP IN SPRINGS WARD Greenpark: St Mark’s (Anglican). Lincoln: Baptist Church, Canterbury Chinese Christian Church, St Stephen’s (Anglican) St Patrick’s (Catholic), Lincoln Union Parish. Prebbleton: All Saints (Anglican), Prebbleton Union. Spingston: St Mary’s (Anglican). Tai Tapu: St Paul’s (Anglican). SELWYN MARAE - TAUMUTU Taumutu sits alongside Te Waihora (Lake Ellesmere) and very close to the sea. It is the site of several pā, significant in the history of Māori. It is also where some iwi, who were migrating south from the North Island, decided to settle due to Te Waihora’s rich resources. A Maori hall was erected in 1891 on the old pā site of Ngāti Moki, later becoming a working Marae with the adjoining Whare Kai built in 1986. The Marae serves the descendants of Moki and father Te Ruahikihiki, who now number in their thousands. A Rūnanga committee are responsible for the development and operation of the marae that couples as an educational facility, relating Māori history and custom to future generations. It is one of eighteen Ngai Tahu Papatipu marae. The Rūnanga is also closely associated with the wider Selwyn community and has gifted names to new schools. Closer to the sea, the historic Hone Wetere Church and adjoining Urupa (graveyard) sit on the site of Te Ruahikihiki’s pā. This area is of particular historical significance as it includes some old pre-European burials. If visiting please adhere to Māori protocol by not entering the marae grounds unless invited. However, people are welcome to explore the church grounds and spend time on the lake and beach beyond. Morning: 9:00am & 10:30am Evening: 6:00pm Service: 10.00am Morning Tea: 9.45am Mornings: 9:30am Halkett: 1st Sunday of each month 11:00am