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Selwyn Times: May 09, 2018

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12 Wednesday May 9 2018 Latest Christchurch news at www.star.kiwi SELWYN TIMES ellesmere speedway SunDAY 13 th MAY starts at 1:00pm 1/4 Midgets Side Car 6 Cylinder Sprintcars/Shooters TQs Productions Moto X ellesmere championships supporting classes: TQ’s, productions, 6 cylinder sprintcars, ministocks, moto x, side cars, 1/4 midgets. gates open at 12pm www.ellesmerespeedway.co.nz Under 15yrs free $15 per adult gold card holders $10

SELWYN TIMES Latest Christchurch news at www.star.kiwi 13 News Wednesday May 9 2018 Local News Now Furry friends may get pool event Fire rages, homes at risk • By Emily O’Connell YOUR FOUR-LEGGED, furry friend may be able to join you in the pool next summer for a swim if a new event gets the green light. The Selwyn District Council’s audit and risk subcommittee is considering running a ‘Dogs in Togs’ event after receiving requests from residents. This was included in the Grant Miller community pools summer season summary 2017/18 report, which was presented to the subcommittee last week. District councillor Grant Miller said the community pool manager is going to investigate the possibilities and see whether there would be enough demand for the event. “We’re open to new ideas . . . if people enjoy it and it doesn’t effect the safety and well-being of other patrons,” he said. At its meeting, the subcommittee endorsed a schedule of improvements for community pools in preparation PROPOSAL: The Selwyn District Council’s audit and risk subcommittee is considering running a ‘Dogs in Togs’ event in the area this summer. for the next summer season. Improvements included health and safety training sessions for key holders, reviewing the community pool shift structure and installing new stairs and repairing the Southbridge Pool hydroslide. The Selwyn District Council supports the operational management of six community pools across the district. Three of the pools – in Darfield, Southbridge and Sheffield – are managed by district council lifeguards. And the remaining three – Halkett, Killinchy and Leeston – are supervised by trained volunteers rather than lifeguards. However, a district council aquatics officer monitors the pools plant room. The report showed operating costs for the provision of lifeguards at community pools was $23,000 over budget due to the decision to lifeguard Sheffield Pool over summer. “This unfavourable variance was offset by savings in the expenditure on Prebbleton Pool and other savings,” the community pools summer season report read. The report also showed the Darfield Swimming Pool issued 49 season passes during summer, and had 8085 daily admissions. Southbridge issued 44 passes, and Sheffield 40. The Halkett and Leeston pools both issued 25 keys and Killinchy 22. The report said there are 15 school pools in operation is the district and all but Lincoln High School offer community access. Burnham Military Camp also has a swimming pool but it has restricted public access. The Selwyn District Council offers $1000 of maintenance funding per school pool each year. However, the pool must be available for community use after school hours. The Selwyn District Council would like to thank all of our Gold sponsors for their generous support. Arts, Culture & Heritage – Warren and Mahoney Community Service – ANZ Environmental – Stantec Innovation – Monadelphous Large Business – Buddle Findlay People's Choice – iPort Small Business – Storage King Sport – HEB Construction Tourism – Sicon Ltd Young Achiever – Rolleston New World RECOGNISING SUCCESS IN OUR COMMUNITY GALA DINNER Arts, Culture & Heritage Award Gold Sponsor: Warren & Mahoney Warren and Mahoney Architects are pleased to be sponsoring the 2018 Selwyn Awards. They understand the importance of communities recognising the activities and projects that go towards such events as these, and the long term value in relationships such as the one they have with the Selwyn District Council. With 280 staff across seven studios, their most renowned heritage projects include the New Zealand Supreme Court, The Arts Centre and Isaac Theatre Royal. Warren and Mahoney also understand that identity matters in the design of their buildings and places as they weave the shared identity of people and community into the fabric of their work. Projects such as the Rolleston Aquatic Centre, the Lincoln Service centre and the Rolleston Masterplan project reflect this ethos. Community Service Award Gold Sponsor: ANZ ANZ has been helping New Zealanders get ahead since first opening for business in 1840. Today they have the largest network of full-service branches and ATMs in New Zealand. ANZ are passionate about helping customers get on top of their money. Whether customers are travelling the world, buying a home, building a business, investing for the future or protecting their family’s future, ANZ use their financial strength and expertise to help make it happen. As well as being proud sponsors of the Selwyn Awards, ANZ support a number of causes that make a difference to New Zealanders. Nominations are open! Don’t miss this opportunity to nominate a worthy Selwyn individual or business. Nomination forms available online. www.selwynawards.co.nz SATURDAY 4 AUGUST LINCOLN EVENT CENTRE SPONSORED BY