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Selwyn Times: May 30, 2018

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6 Wednesday May 30 2018 Latest Christchurch news at www.star.kiwi News Dancer Manaia heads to San Diego •From page 1 Manaia also enjoys singing and acting and is part of the specialist music programme which is held at her school and is for students of high musical ability. Having only been told she was on the team a few weeks ago, Manaia is now trying to raise funds to cover the costs of attending the competition. She is holding a fundraiser, with acts from other performers, at the Darfield Garden Centre on Sunday from 1 to 5pm. Tickets are $15 for adults and $5 for children under 12-yearsold and can be purchased from the garden centre, Hororata Village Bar & Cafe, Yello Shack Cafe, Glentunnel Garage or at the door. •Donations can also be made on Manaia’s Givealittle https:// givealittle.co.nz/cause/ dancing-on-the-worldstage. Skate park back on track THE REDESIGNED Lincoln Domain Skate Park is expected to be completed by the end of next month. Initially, it was due to open in late April but the district council decided to make it safer after residents shared concerns. The skate park is designed to predominantly cater for children and amateur skaters. The district council chose experienced skate park designer Dave North to review the incomplete skate park and make it more suitable. “The changes that we’ve made to the skate park design will ensure flow. A small learners bowl will lead on to an intermediate bowl,” Mr North said. The main design changes includes forming the existing bowl •From page 1 But the district council has agreed to acknowledge the value that the Darfield community had invested as part of a land exchange proposal. In the early 2000s, the district council proposed a reserve exchange to enable the reserve into a mini-bowl, swapping the stairs for a large hubba ramp and rail, constructing a new 1200cm deep bowl, a ditch-style banked area and smaller flat ledges and rail. 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SELWYN TIMES Latest Christchurch news at www.star.kiwi Wednesday May 30 2018 7 Call for performing arts facility • By Emily O’Connell CENTRESTAGE Rolleston wants a local performing arts facility to be included in the Long Term Plan. CentreStage’s president Phil Dean spoke at the district council’s LTP public hearing last week about the idea. The group, which formed earlier this year, believe the district, particularly Rolleston, needs a space for the arts. Mr Dean, who is the Ashburton sub-area commander, said in his written submission that compared Phil Dean to sports, “performing arts is the poor cousin.” He said although there are “some pretty amazing providers,” what the area doesn’t have is somewhere for people to rehearse or perform in large groups. Mr Dean believes there is scope in the new sporting facility at Foster Park for performing arts. “Space like a dance studio, rehearsal rooms, performance areas will meet the increasing demands of the performing arts community,” he said. District councillor Craig Watson said it is “probably too early to say” whether a performing arts space could go in Foster Park. “I think we are working on a town centre precinct at the moment and obviously that has a cultural aspect to it, so that’s probably where it naturally lies,” he said. Cr Watson said CentreStage is “fantastic” for how it brings likeminded people together. Mr Dean said the group needs a “disproportionate” amount of funding because performing arts in Rolleston is in a “fledgling” state compared with sport which already has facilities. Cr Watson said it’s vital the district council provides an opportunity for performing arts but it needs to make sure it’s sustainable. PROPOSAL: CentreStage Rolleston believes the area needs a performing arts facility included in the district council’s Long Term Plan. ​ “I think for Selwyn it’s really important that we have performing arts well supported and catered for,” he said. The district council is holding its deliberations today and tomorrow and expects to formally adopt the plan in late June. •HAVE YOUR SAY: Do you think Rolleston needs a performing arts facility? Email your views to emily. oconnell@starmedia.kiwi HORNCASTLE ARENA June 29 - July 1 10AM - 5PM TICKETS ONLINE: starhomeshow.kiwi In Brief DRAFT GAMBLING POLICY The district council will decide whether to approve the draft gambling venue policy for consultation at its public meeting today. The Selwyn Times previously reported the draft policy could see an increase in the current gaming machine cap of 107 to 120. The consultation would run until Friday, June 29, with hearings as soon as practicable following the closing date for submissions. EVENTS FUNDING Applications for the first round of the district council’s events fund will close at 5pm on Thursday. If you’re planning an event between July 1 and December 31, the fund can support it and help cover costs such as equipment, venue hire, promotions, consent and traffic management. To find out more or make an application, visit www.selwyn.govt.nz/ eventsfund or call 347 2719 or 318 8338. VOLUNTEER FIREFIGHTERS The Springfield Volunteer Fire Brigade is looking for new members. To get in touch, search for ‘Springfield-Fire-Brigade’ on Facebook and send the brigade a message. GET CONNECTED WITH Scorch Broadband 0800 726 724 www.scorch.co.nz RESTAURANT & CAFÉ Cooked Breakfasts Check out our extensive breakfast menu from Continental to Cooked We are open from 6.30am TREAT THE FAMILY! Kid’s 2 course special Great Kids menu plus designated play area. $19 $13 Famous for their succulent roasts available Lunch & Dinner The RACECOURSE HOTEL & Motorlodge 118 Racecourse Rd, Sockburn, Christchurch. Ph 03 342 7150 www.racecoursehotel.co.nz For a free Measure & Quote PH 0800 26 26 20 Bowranda PATIO ROOF ⚫ Achieve your outdoor vision ⚫ A permanent, sheltered outdoor space ⚫ Eliminates 99% of harmful UV light – maintains ambient light ⚫ Options to customise and enclose with outdoor blinds ⚫ Immediately increase the value of your home ⚫ Frame constructed of powder-coated aluminium & stainless steel ⚫ Square profile exhibits aesthetic conformity with NZ residential architecture ⚫ Manufactured to clients custom specifications & dimensions www.bowranda.co.nz