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Selwyn Times: June 06, 2018

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34 [Edition Wednesday datE] June 6 2018 Latest Christchurch news at www.star.kiwi 4 SELWYN RURAL LIFE Rural health review welcome The New Zealand Rural General Practice Network (NZRGPN) has welcomed an announcement of a comprehensive review of health services in New Zealand. The NZRGPN is the national network representing the staff of rural medical practices across New Zealand. “A comprehensive review of the delivery of health and disability services is timely,” said NZRGPN chief executive Dalton Kelly. “This review must be comprehensive and wide-ranging, taking into account the full range of communities and health service providers across New Zealand. “We welcome the review and will look to participate fully in it on behalf of the medical professionals who are delivering outstanding health services to rural communities, often under increasingly difficult conditions.” Kelly said the NZRGPN would be looking to ensure core rural health issues were well-represented in the review, including adequate training of sufficient volumes of rural doctors and nurses, adequate funding of rural emergency first responder services, and the provision of palliative care in rural communities. “It’s easy for people to forget that rural communities are struggling to access equitable health care services relative to urban centres. It’s harder to attract doctors and nurses to rural communities, doctors on average are closer to retirement age than doctors in urban centres and they are generally working longer and increasing hours. “The boom in tourism is also something which absolutely must be reflected in the review. While a great thing for the New Zealand economy, it is projected that five million tourists per annum will visit in New Zealand by the middle of next decade with up to half visiting a national park. “The classic New Zealand tourism experience is accessed through rural New Zealand and already booming tourism numbers are placing great strain on already stretched rural health services,” he said. “This review is a very positive development that we fully support. It has started to feel as though the country’s health needs, particularly in a rural context, were in competition with each other. 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SELWYN TIMES Latest Christchurch news at www.star.kiwi Wednesday June 6 2018 35 Email gilbert.wealleans@starmedia.kiwi by 5pm each Wednesday Selwyn Stitch ‘n’ Bitch Wednesday, 6.30-8.15pm Meeting the first and third Wednesday of the month. Open to all who wish to attend. For more information call Lisa Dudley on 021 060 6905 or Nicola Hay 021 1750 536 Rolleston Library, 94 Rolleston Drive House of Bricks Wednesday, 3.30-4.30pm Once a month come and have some fun with Lego led by experts from the House of Bricks. Lincoln Library, 22 Gerald St, Lincoln Malvern Material Girls Thursday, 9.30am-12.30pm This group meets on the first and third Thursday of each month. For more information, call Sharon Kellockon 318 1676 Darfield Library, 1 South Tce Time for Fun Activities Saturday Come to your local library this Saturday afternoon for some free fun. Most events are suitable for all ages but children younger than eight-years-old will require active adult supervision. All Selwyn libraries Patchwork Plus Monday, 10am-3pm Take along any craft you wish and have a chat. For more information, phone Jill Percy on 324 2331. Leeston Library and Service Centre, 19 Messines St, Leeston Mahjong Beginners Group Tuesdays, 1-3pm Interested in playing Mahjong? Learn to play at the Lincoln Library. Lincoln Library, 22 Gerald St Markets: West Melton Market: Saturday, 9am-noon. St Paul’s Church. Lincoln Farmers’ and Craft Market: Saturday, 10am-1pm. Gerald St, Lincoln. Darfield Market: Saturday, 9am-1pm, opposite Challenge Darfield, South Tce. Edendale Car Boot Sale: Sunday, noon-3pm, Edendale Cafe, 888 Sandy Knolls Rd, West Melton Running groups: Lincoln Road Runners: Tuesday registration from 5.30pm starts at 6pm. 3km or 6km. Starts at Lincoln Is your child shy or reluctant about reading? Do they need to gain confidence to read out loud? Reading to a gentle and patient furry friend can help. Selwyn District Libraries and members of the Selwyn Dog Training Club offer Paws for Reading. Book your child in to spend 15min reading to a friendly, carefully selected dog. Please bring a book that your child has read before or choose one from the library before the session. Most sessions will be on the mobile library bus. Al dogs have each been carefully selected and will be monitored by the dog’s owner/handler. A library staff member will also be on hand at all times during the session. However, the sessions encourage children to read to the dog with minimal adult intervention. Please arrive early and be ready to read. Please do not book your child into a session if they are nervous or anxious around dogs or have a known allergy to dogs. University. Gold coin donation. Malvern Road Runners: Tuesday registration begins at 5.45pm and the first of the 6km runners leave at 6pm. 3km or 6km. Starts from Malvern Netball Centre. Ellesmere Road Runners: Wednesday registration from 5.45pm starts at 6pm. 3km or 6km walk or run. Starts from Leeston physiotherapy. Gala 40th Anniversary Celebration for Malvern Community Arts Council The Malvern Community Arts Council (MCAC) is throwing a party on Saturday, 23 June and invites you to come along. This Gala Anniversary Celebration will be held at the Darfield Recreation Centre to mark the 40th anniversary of the founding of MCAC in 1978. “We are inviting the Malvern community, along with volunteer committee members (past and present), artist members, and local dignitaries to join us for a celebratory evening of music, short congratulatory speeches, finger food and refreshments”, MCAC Chairperson Philip Baldwin said. “We are celebrating the Malvern Community Arts Council’s work over the past 40 years. It is also important for us to thank the legion of local volunteers for their tireless efforts in this work, and the community that has supported us”, Mr Baldwin added. “More than just celebrating that past, though, this event will highlight our ongoing commitment to providing engaging exhibitions at the Selwyn Gallery, putting on Darfield Artweek, and sponsoring entertaining concerts.” Gala organisers found the minutes of the first Malvern Community Arts Council AGM in 1979, which conclude with the following vote of thanks: “Mrs N. Pearson expressed thanks to the chairwoman and council for all the work they had done during the past year, believing that this had laid a good foundation for cultural life in the county in the years ahead”. Commenting on this entry, Mr Baldwin said, “The success of the MCAC for the past 40 years is due to the initial work of a small group of community-minded people and the broad community support it has enjoyed. We invite the people of Malvern to join us in celebrating the cultural life in our district”. For further information please contact Katrina Ellis, MCAC Arts Administrator, on the contacts below. Selwyn Gallery - 17 South Terrace P 03 318 8702 (Gallery) P 027 425 7356 (Arts Administrator) E mcac.arts@gmail.com W www.selwyngallery.co.nz F www.facebook.com/selwynartgallerynz 1978. Top of the Pops re-instated. End of Bastion Point occupation. Kaimai Rail Tunnel opens. NZ beat England in cricket for the first time. National Party re-elected. Tainui Awhiro land loss protest in Raglan. NZ Film Commission established. Air New Zealand merger. Fifteen-year-old Meda McKenzie first NZ woman to swim Cook Strait. NZ wins 20 medals at Commonwealth Games. Nambassa Festival held in Golden Valley. Hello Sailor win album of the year. George Tumahi wins Benny Award. Roger Gascoigne wins TV personality of the year. NZ films Angel Mine and Skin Deep are released. Malvern Community Arts Council formed. The Malvern Community Arts Council is pleased to invite you to our 40 th Anniversary Gala Celebration Saturday, 23 June 2018, 5.00–7.00pm Darfield Recreation Centre Drinks and nibbles RSVP Monday, 18 June 2018 mcac.arts@gmail.com 03 3188 702 advertorial MalvernCommunity Arts Council