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Selwyn Times: May 30, 2018

Selwyn Times: May 30,

WEDNESDAY, MAY 30, 2018 Locally Owned Raising the curtain Idea to build a community cinema in Rolleston National call-up Lincoln footballer makes the right impression June 29 - July 1 EXHIBITORS BOOK NOW OPPORTUNITY: Glentunnel teen Manaia Davies is off to San Diego next month for an international dance competition. ​ • By Emily O’Connell GLENTUNNEL teenager Manaia Davies is off to San Diego next month in a team of 22 dancers representing New Zealand in an international competition. Page 18, 19 Page 22 From Glentunnel to San Diego The 13-year-old was asked to be in the team by Kiwi choreographer, Kiel Tutin, who has worked with stars such as Jennifer Lopez. Manaia, who has been dancing since she was three-yearsold, says she was “shocked” by the invitation and is looking forward to competing in Body Rock Junior. She’s been travelling to Auckland each weekend for practice. “It’s really hard-out, it’s full hands-on training and we run the set over, over and over again,” she said. The Burnside High School student spends most of her spare time training or teaching. •Turn to page 6 021 914 565 $40k to fix council homes damaged by meth • By Georgia O’Connor-Harding DISTRICT council-owned houses in Darfield have had to be decontaminated from methampetamine before they can be sold. The three dwellings are part of a portfolio of houses and a section in Ritso St the council is dispersing. It has cost just over $40,000 to decontaminate the properties. Insurance has met about $30,000 of the bill, the district council the rest. The houses are on the market for between $300,000 to $355,000. Former mayor Bill Woods says he is concerned that money from the sales will not go back into Malvern community. In the early 2000s Mr Woods and late district councillor Paul Stewart was involved in putting a case forward that if the properties were sold the money had to go back into the community. “In fairness, the money gained from the sale of these properties must be returned to the area from where it was collected,” he said. The district council’s property and commercial manager Douglas Marshall said yesterday the sale proceeds will be credited to council district funds. •Turn to page 6 Best nest in the west There’s no better place to settle out west than at Falcon’s Landing. Pop in to our sales and information office, 17 Branthwaite Drive, this Thursday, Friday or Sunday from 1pm to 3pm to find out more. Contact us on 03 741 1340 or mail anytime.