16 Wednesday June 6 2018 Latest Christchurch news at www.star.kiwi SELWYN TIMES CELEBRATE IN SELWYN SATURDAY 7– SATURDAY 21 JULY 2018 Saturday 9 – Saturday 23 July 2016 Pop-up Printmaking Monday 9 July, 10–11.30am, Rolleston Community Centre Learn all the tricks of the trade – create your very own print using elements of originality that dates back to the 15th century! The end result will be a finished hand-printed fine art print. Run by experienced artist Bridget Allen. A World of Bricks Monday 9 July, 10–11.30am, Lincoln Library Monday 9 July, 1.30–3pm, Rolleston Community Centre Thursday 19 July, 10–11.30am, Darfield Library Thursday 19 July, 1.30–3pm, Leeston Library Join the House of Bricks for sessions full of creative free play! With a huge variety of general bricks, Technic, mini figures and Friends themed LEGO, these activities are a must-do! Wonderful World of Water Monday 9 and 16 July: Inflatable toys and volleyball Tuesday 10 and 17 July: Paddle boats Wednesday 11 and 18 July: Big inflatables Thursday 12 and 19 July: Big paddleboats and inflatables toys Friday 13 and 20 July: Big inflatables All events 1–3pm, Selwyn Aquatic Centre Gather your friends and family to enjoy a world of water fun at Selwyn Aquatic Centre! Explore Parkour Monday 9 July, 1.30–3pm, Flips and Tumbles, Rolleston Explore the world of Parkour – the sport of moving rapidly through an area, negotiating obstacles by running, jumping, tricking and climbing. Using air tracks for bounce and boxes for obstacles there is plenty of challenges for all to achieve. Game On! Tuesday 10 July, Leeston Library Thursday 12 July, Lincoln Library Tuesday 17 July, Darfield Library Wednesday 18 July, Rolleston Library All 10.30–11.30am Expand your world with a digital-free games challenge! Play an assortment of giant games, puzzles and board games. Children aged under eight years of age will require active adult supervision. Filmmaker Masterclass Tuesday 10 and Tuesday 17 July, 2–3.30pm, Lincoln Event Centre A chance to create your own short film! Bring your inner actor, camera and director skills to create, shoot and edit a 60 second movie in groups. Hosted by Film Canterbury manager Jackie Maw. growing strong communities together High Ropes Challenge Wednesday 11 July, 9am–12pm, 1–4pm and Saturday 14 July, 1–4pm, Rolleston Community Centre Challenge yourself physically and mentally with an indoor high ropes course. Climb and clamber up and over different obstacles at great heights, then get swung from the ceiling on a GIANT INDOOR SWING! Mural Art Wednesday 11 July, 10–11.30am, Rolleston Communtiy Centre An incredible opportunity to create your very own art masterpiece on an aluminium panel. Create your own beautiful background, then paint your own picture overtop using a variety of artistic techniques. Run by experienced artist Anne McDonald. Kahuna Kidsongs Wednesday 11 July, 10.30–11.30am, Rolleston Library Wednesday 11 July, 1.30–2.30pm, Darfield Library Wednesday 18 July, 10.30–11.30am, Leeston Library Wednesday 18 July, 1.30–2.30pm, Lincoln Library Come and join the fun! Explore the world of Kahuna Kidsongs with fresh, fun, handmade and homespun story-songs for children aged five and up, using electric ukuleles, guitars, puppets and iPads. Children aged under eight years of age will require active adult supervision. Selwyn Kids ’ Market Thursday 12 July, 10am–12pm, Lincoln Event Centre Sell: Calling all budding entrepreneurs with preloved toys, books and sports gear ready for a new home. Set up your very own stall – register online. Buy: Find a hidden treasure, come along and grab a bargain! Our World in Words Thursday 12 July, 10am–12pm and 1–3pm, Leeston Library Friday 20 July, 10am–12pm and 1–3pm, Lincoln Library Be inspired! Join The School for Young Writers to discover Our World in Words. Create a story, pen a poem, or play with prose. The tutors are all awardwinning writers who will help you choose the right words and place them in the best order to get across what you want to say. EVENT BOOKINGS OPEN NOW! www.kidsfest.co.nz Map It! Thursday 12 July, Burnham Community Hub Friday 13 July, Darfield Library Monday 16 July, Leeston, Lincoln, Rolleston Libraries Thursday 19 July, Tai Tapu Library All 10.30–11.30am Try your hand at cartography – the art and science of map making! Create a map of your world, or invent your own. Treasure maps, historical maps, country maps, town maps… the world is yours. Discomania Thursday 12 July, 6–7.30pm, The Station, Leeston Tuesday 17 July, 6–7.30pm, Lincoln Event Centre Come and get your boogie on at this fun-filled disco designed for youngsters. Enjoy groovy music, games to play and plenty of spot prizes. The Tuck Shop will be selling refreshments to keep you going! Rogaine Rampage Friday 13 July, 12.30–2.30pm, Glentunnel Explore the spectacular new pop-up Rogaine course in Glentunnel! Navigate your way to various markers with a map provided to collect points. The race is on collect the most points the quickest! Navigational Rampage Sunday 15 and Monday 16 July, 1–3pm, Rolleston Reserve A mash-up of cross country navigational techniques such as Rogaine, Geocaching, Orienteering and other clues. Gather points by visiting controls that you navigate to. Race against other teams to win the most points within the time allowed! Moviemania - A Bug’s Life (G) Sunday 15 July, 6–7.45pm, Lincoln Event Centre Grab your friends and family, bring a cushion, bean bag or sleeping bag (why not all three) and settle in to watch a movie to remember! Sport Suzie ’s Super Silly Circus Show Wednesday 18 July 1–1.45pm, Lincoln Event Centre This is a high energy, action-packed hilarious show full of crazy stunts! There will be flying yoyos, dazzling magic, super unicycling, crazy juggling, quite possibly the smallest bike you’ve ever seen, and hilarious audience participation. Hip Hop Workshop Thursday 19 July, 10–11.30am, Lincoln Event Centre Learn from one of the best and youngest hip hop dancers in New Zealand! Manaia Davies will offer her skills to teach you techniques, routines, tips and create an all-round amazing experience. All abilities welcome, come and give it a go!
SELWYN TIMES Latest Christchurch news at www.star.kiwi Wednesday June 6 2018 17 Our People Manaia Davies Ready to rock the body in the US Glentunnel 13-year-old Manaia Davies has been selected to represent New Zealand in a team of 22 dancers in an international competition, Body Rock Junior, in San Diego later in the month. Emily O’Connell talked with her about her dancing, her other talents and how she balances her hobbies with school Can you tell me about being selected for Body Rock Junior by Kiwi choreographer, Kiel Tutin, who has worked with stars such as Jennifer Lopez? I’ve known Kiel for quite a long time. He was a teacher at this dance camp, called Motion Dance Camp and I obviously I go to that dance camp every year and so I met him there. Lots of the time I meet choreographers my mum usually goes up to them and she’s like ‘hi’ and so they kind of like get to know me and my family. He messaged my mum one day and was like ‘would Manaia like to be in the team?’ And before that mum had emailed to ask if I was eligible, like if I was the right age and OPPORTUNITY: 13-year-old Manaia Davies, of Glentunnel, will head to San Diego later this month to represent New Zealand in an international dance competition everything for the competition, and when he said ‘yeah’ then mum was like ‘cool,’ and he said ‘yeah she would be a great addition to the team. We’d love to have her’ and so that was really amazing. Can you tell me about the training you do in Auckland for Body Rock Junior? So we train from 11am to 5pm every weekend and it’s really hard out, like it’s full hands-on training, we run the set over, over and over again and it’s really tiring. How did you feel when you were chosen? Oh, I was quite shocked actually. It’s kind of mixed emotions because I was like ‘oh my gosh that’s so exciting I get to go to America and I get to compete in this amazing competition with these amazing people’ but then at the same time it was kind of like ‘ahh, oh my gosh’ and the training as well, because it’s like hard-core training, all I was thinking was ‘how’s that going to happen?’ Also because I’d never trained with him before so I didn’t know how he worked and how he ran his trainings but yeah, he’s an amazing person and teacher. So what’s your schedule like during the week? I train almost every day after school. On a Monday, I teach a lot of solos actually . . . and on Tuesdays I teach in Springfield because I live an hour out of town so I teach out to all of the local kids out there. On a Wednesday I sing because I’m actually a part of a programme at school, which is the specialist music programme, it’s this amazing programme and so I’m a part of that. On a Thursday I have training from 5pm to 8pm with my crew called Aperture from Zion in Christchurch and then on a Friday, I also teach solos, it just depends. Winter Driving Sun strike