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Selwyn Times: May 16, 2018

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18 Wednesday May 16 2018 Latest Christchurch news at www.star.kiwi News SELWYN TIMES HORNCASTLE ARENA June 29 - July 1 10AM - 5PM TICKETS ONLINE: starhomeshow.kiwi Scholarships awarded Council to care for TWO SELWYN woman were among 27 people awarded with a Freemasons scholarship at Parliament last week. Prebbleton’s Kim Doncaster was granted $6000 and Lincoln’s Melissa Derby, $10,000. Mrs Doncaster is studying towards a Master of Science at Canterbury University, specialising in child and family psychology. Her Masters thesis is named The implications of contact for children in care with their birth families. Mrs Doncaster said the scholarship came as a total surprise and last week’s presentation was “really cool.” After graduating, Mrs Doncaster hopes to work with mothers and children suffering with depression and anxiety, attachment issues, addiction and trauma. Miss Derby is studying towards her Doctor of Philosophy at Canterbury University. Her thesis, Restoring Māori literacy narratives to create contemporary stories of success, explores the unique experiences of emerging bilingual Māori children and the contextual factors that support their bilingual literacy development. Miss Derby says she was both surprised and humbled to AWARDED: Prebbleton’s Kim Doncaster (left) with fellow Freemasons scholarship winners Gina Broom and Rebecca Graves at Parliament last week. ​ receive the scholarship. She hopes to research and teach in the broad area of indigenous self-determination, with a particular focus on education, ethnic studies and human rights. For 40 years Freemasons from throughout New Zealand have awarded almost $5.2 million in scholarships to 1162 of the country’s university students. To be eligible for the scholarship, students must be completing a degree, be achieving consistent A- or higher grades and show commitment to voluntary and community service. football trophies SELWYN UNITED Football Club has loaned its trophies to the Selwyn District Council. It was the joint winner of the sports club of the year award at the Canterbury Sports Awards in March. But with no current clubrooms to house the awards, the club thought it would offer them to the council so they could put the trophies on display. Club president Darren Sudlow presented the trophies to Selwyn Mayor Sam Broughton last week. “We are proud of getting them,” Mr Sudlow said. “We are also grateful to the council as our facilities at Foster Park are second to none, and the possible/probable sport complex will only further enhance that.” Selwyn United shared the gong with Old Boys Collegians Cricket Club. The club formed in 2013, an amalgamation of smaller clubs in the district, and currently boasts 1200 members. “That is large in Canterbury club aspect but we’re only going to grow [with the district]. “Our club is built on the goodwill and commitment of many volunteers without whom PROUD: Selwyn United Football Club president Darren Sudlow (left) and Selwyn Mayor Sam Broughton with the Selwyn United Football Club’s trophies. ​ we would not function. These people make sports clubs in this country, often with little thanks for what they do. “It is nice that in this case, that work has not gone unrecognised.” To showcase their efforts, Mr Sudlow asked if the council would display the trophy, and the councillors accepted the offer and congratulated the club for its achievement. ATTACK AUTUMN! 12 months interest free & payment holiday, conditons apply, see in store. 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