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Selwyn Times: June 20, 2018

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8 Wednesday June 20 2018 Latest Christchurch news at News SELWYN TIMES New grants fund for community • By Emily O’Connell A NEW grants fund has been set up to assist community-focussed initiatives in the district. The fund is part of the district council’s Long Term Plan and was established at last week’s district council meeting. The district council’s Community Grants Fund is a combination of new and existing funds which are available for youth development, community development, environment, arts, culture and local history initiatives. It doesn’t include the $5500 Selwyn Youth Council Project Fund, as recommended. District councillor Craig Watson suggested it be removed and left with the youth council. However, district councillor Pat McEvedy voted against establishing the fund due to its removal. “If we pull these guys out, do we pull those guys out and then what’s the point of what we’re doing?” he said. Hororata Community Trust executive officer Cindy Driscoll said the new fund might help with consistency between funding decisions. “What it could do is provide the council more opportunities to support more organisations,” she said. Mrs Driscoll said “there will be a bit of trial and error, and it will depend on their processes, but I think it could be a Craig Watson positive thing.” Two Rivers Community Trust community services stream manager Bev Elder says she’s “not happy about it” because it tends to mean it gets put into boxes. “What that prevents is the little group in the community that’s got a Pat McEvedy really good idea but they don’t have a history and it doesn’t neccessarily fit in any box and they haven’t got anywhere to go,” she said. Flags fly high in Lincoln • By Georgia O’Connor-Harding FLAGS symbolising Lincoln’s educational, environmental and farming heritage have been unfurled to beautify the township’s main street. Gerald St received five new flags last week, created by Lincoln-based graphic designer Craig Crawford, of Evolution Creative. They were installed by the Lincoln Community Committee as a way of ensuring there are flags on the street year round. The project cost about $5000 and was covered by the committee’s discretionary funds. Mr Crawford said while Christmas flags and Lincoln University flags are unrolled to celebrate graduation throughout the year, between times there is nothing. The suggestion to get the Lincoln township on a FlagTrax system was made by district councillor Grant Miller about 18 months ago. FlagTrax was invented to allow people to raise or lower street flags from ground level. Cr Miller said before then it was required to get cherry pickers to install flags along CAPTIVATING: A flag featuring Lincoln University’s Ivey Hall is one of eight designs by Evolution Creative to be unfurled on Lincoln’s Gerald St. PHOTO: GILBERT WEALLEANS the street, so now there are no health and safety implications. Each flag features an individual mono-coloured black image. Another five flags are expected to be added in the coming months. The symbols range from a microscope and Lincoln University’s Ivey Hall to represent the area’s education, to an acorn of an oak tree, sparrow and New Zealand flax as a way of showcasing the area’s environmental heritage. Other flags feature a rooster and gates as a “nod to the rural sector” and an old bike to represent the township’s rail trail, Mr Crawford said. Lincoln Community Committee secretary Pauline Hayes said the flags will generally stay up in the township the whole time unless other significant functions are on. She said it was a good way to “spruce up” the area. Mrs Hayes said it was a lengthy process due to a combination of getting a designer and the appropriate poles for the FlagTrax system. •HAVE YOUR SAY: What do you think could be done to beautify Lincoln? Email your views to georgia. The Selwyn District Council would like to thank all of our Gold sponsors for their generous support. Arts, Culture & Heritage – Warren and Mahoney Community Service – ANZ Environmental – Stantec Innovation – Monadelphous Large Business – Buddle Findlay People's Choice – IPort Small Business – Storage King Sport – HEB Construction Tourism – Sicon Ltd Young Achiever – Rolleston New World RECOGNISING SUCCESS IN OUR COMMUNITY GALA DINNER SATURDAY 4 AUGUST LINCOLN EVENT CENTRE Environmental Award Gold Sponsor: Stantec Communities are fundamental. Whether around the corner or across the globe, they provide a foundation, a sense of belonging. That’s why at Stantec, they always design with community in mind. Stantec cares about the communities they serve–because they’re their communities too. They are designers, engineers, scientists, and project managers, innovating together at the intersection of community, creativity, and client relationships. Balancing these priorities results in projects that advance the quality of life in communities across the globe. Stantec are proud to support the 2018 Selwyn Awards and celebrating success in the Selwyn community. Innovation Excellence Award (new award for 2018) Gold Sponsor: Monadelphous Monadelphous is an established water infrastructure business in New Zealand, focused on the delivery of innovative irrigation, water and waste water infrastructure solutions. Diverse experience across the public and private sector allows them to offer unique perspectives across all phases of a project. Their projects often play a role in the community, and that’s why as part of their projects they prioritise continuous community consultation to build strong partnerships which support the successful delivery of projects that meet environmental, community and business needs. First time sponsor of the Selwyn Awards, Monadelphous are proud to sponsor the new Innovation Excellence award. Gala tickets on sale NOW! Featuring Jeremy Corbett as MC, this promises to be the highlight of the Selwyn Social Calendar. Come along for an evening of celebration, entertainment and excellent Selwyn fare. SPONSORED BY

SELWYN TIMES Latest Christchurch news at Wednesday June 20 2018 9 Fun in the mud for high schools SELWYN secondary schools have come out on top at the UC Education Mud Run. Nearly 1000 Canterbury secondary school students, representing 30 schools, took part in the run at Motukarara Racecourse on Sunday. Darfield High won the girls team event, Lincoln High won best dressed and West Melton won the mixed team category. Local News Now Fire rages, homes at risk SLIP AND SLIDE: Rolleston College students Grace Thomas and Ellie Dunn. Lincoln High School’s Dirty Dogs, Fergus Frame, Fletcher Allan, Josh Cairns and Matt Pidcock claimed first place in the best dressed category on Sunday. ​ Ellesmere College students cross the line. Rolleston College student Emily Taylor makes it over one of many obstacles in the UC Education Mud Run. grand opening F45 Training rollesTon saTurday 23 june, 7am sTarT evenTs on The day: • Classes at 7am, 8.15am, 9.30am and 10.45am (book via the F45 Training App or on our website + free two week trials available online) • Supplement Solutions are coming along to provide some pre-workout and post-workout refreshments • The More FM team will be on-site with food and snacks • There will be a special membership offer for anyone that signs up on the day • Spot prizes, cake and other giveaways on the day F45 Training rollesTon 854 Jones Road (across from The Silver Dollar) Phone: 022 051 4230 | | F45 Training workouts are designed to unify the muscle groups of the body and to make you look, move and perform better in all aspects of your life. F45 TrAining rolleSTon. innovation. motivation. results. rolleSTon