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Selwyn Times: June 27, 2018

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4 Wednesday June 27 2018 Latest Christchurch news at www.star.kiwi SELWYN TIMES News Community centre finished . . . • By Emily O’Connell CONSTRUCTION HAS been completed on the new $4.6 million Tai Tapu Community Centre. The facility in Rhodes Park replaces the original community hall and the sports pavilion at the site. Both suffered damage in the earthquakes. District council major projects property manager John Reid said the new facility has changing rooms, public toilets, three community rooms and a large roofed outdoor courtyard. “A community survey carried out by the community committee in Tai Tapu prior to work beginning on the potential facility at Rhodes Park showed 93 per cent of respondents supported the proposal,” he said Rhodes Park reserve board committee chairman Bob Davidson said there was “huge excitement” in the community about the new centre. Although the centre’s official opening won’t be until August, Mr Davidson says the facility can be used in the meantime. He said the reason for the later opening was so that key people could make it and the landscaping could be completed. Mr Davidson had hoped more landscaping would be done by now, but said the wet weather was making it difficult for the volunteers doing the work. “We’re pretty lucky. The council has been very supportive too,” he said. Mr Reid said the centre’s projected $4.6 million cost is being paid for in a number of ways. This included a district council grant, reserve development contributions, district council loan, rugby contributions, local community fundraising, old community hall proceeds, insurance proceeds and trust grants. PROJECT: Rhodes Park reserve board committee chairman Bob Davidson sitting inside the new $4.6 million Tai Tapu Community Centre. Construction on the centre (above) was completed last week. PHOTOS: MARTIN HUNTER “The council has been delighted that the various community groups in Tai Tapu have collaborated . . . so that a single multi-purpose, modern facility was developed to serve the needs of the whole community.” GALA DINNER SATURDAY 4 AUGUST LINCOLN EVENT CENTRE 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 Large Business Award Gold Sponsor: Buddle Findlay Buddle Finlay is a full service national law firm with offices in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch. Through their Christchurch office they are a proud supporter of the Canterbury rebuild, local government and business and agribusiness in the South Island generally. Long time sponsor of the Selwyn Awards, Buddle Findlay are proud to once again be the Gold sponsor of the Large Business Award. People’s Choice Award (new award for 2018) Gold Sponsor: IPort The $500 million South Island Industrial Port or IPort is located on 122 hectares of prime industrial-zoned land in Rolleston. Developed by the Carter Group, Stage 1 kicked off with the sale of 27 hectares to Lyttelton Port of Christchurch (LPC) who are developing an inland port, MidlandPort. IPort will provide organisations access to the efficiencies and convenience of being located next to an inland port. Most of the large sites that share the common boundary with LPC are for lease, with a small number for sale. IPort is proud to be back again in 2018 as a sponsor of the Selwyn Awards, this time as the Gold sponsor for the new People’s Choice award. VOTE for the 2018 People’s Choice award! Gala Dinner 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. www.selwynawards.co.nz SPONSORED BY

SELWYN TIMES Latest Christchurch news at www.star.kiwi Wednesday June 27 2018 5 HORNCASTLE ARENA June 29 - July 1 10AM - 5PM TICKETS ONLINE: starhomeshow.kiwi St Patrick’s rebuild under way REBUILD: Parish priest Job Thyikalamuriyil turning the sod at St Patrick’s Catholic Church in Lincoln on Wednesday and (right) what it will look like when finished. LINCOLN’S St Patrick’s Catholic Church marked the start of its rebuild with a turning of the sod ceremony on Wednesday. The previous church, which opened in 1957, had to be demolished following the severe damage it sustained in the earthquakes. The rebuild is expected to cost just under $3 million and will be completed in the second quarter of next year. Parish priest Job Thyikalamuriyil said it was “an absolute joy” seeing members of the construction team on-site. “It is hard to believe the long wait is finally over. I feel very proud to be involved. I would like to acknowledge and thank our parish building planning committee members and the diocese for all their hard work,” he said. Father Job officiated the ceremony and blessed the land again, even though it was made sacred when the former church was blessed in 1957. The new church, which is being rebuilt in a slightly different location, will connect to the existing parish centre. “The new church is being built on the corner of West Belt and Gerald St,” St Patrick’s parish planning group chairman Tim Hogan said. It will seat 200 people and feature an internal timber structure and exterior cedar timber cladding. St Patrick’s parish council chairwoman Patricia Smith said the rebuild “is a wonderful opportunity, not only to build a church, but to connect with our community.” The parish is still raising funds for this project, and would like to hear from any business or individual who is able to support it. •To find out more about the parish, call 325 2234. Find out how you can get involved with the rebuild of St Patrick’s and the Catholic Diocese of Christchurch’s Our Turn: Our Future Campaign. •To support the project with a donation, email campaign@chch. catholic.org.nz or phone 366 9869. WHY NOT GET THE BEST WATER POSSIBLE? It is time to clean your family’s Water Tank - Stock Trough - Swimming Pool & Fish Pond! Your Health and Safety first - procedures are standardised & documented. Vehicles & equipment cleaned & sterilised to Dairy NZ Stds before entering and on leaving a property. RURAL WATER SERVICES 2035638 Bowranda PATIO ROOF WE ARE HERE TO HELP! Contact Dell-lane Millard www.ruralwaterservices.co.nz ruralwaterservices@xtra.co.nz | 027 876 8447 For a free Measure & Quote PH 0800 26 26 20 ⚫ 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