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Selwyn Times: July 04, 2018

Selwyn Times: July 04,

WEDNESDAY, JULY 4, 2018 Locally Owned GET CONNECTED WITH Scorch Broadband SOFT ROCK paragons the Little River Band will headline the Selwyn Sounds music festival in March. Dubbed by Eagles founding member, the late Glenn Frey as the “best singing band in the world,” their playlist includes vintage classics like Cool Change, Lonesome Loser and Take it Easy on Me. Now into its third year, Selwyn Sounds has become a must-attend for Canterbury music fans, and brings huge spin-off benefits to the Selwyn district, and particularly Lincoln, where the event is held. More than 7000 attended the inaugural event but numbers jumped to a sellout 10,000 this year. For its third incarnation, Leo Sayer takes the stage – he of You Make Me Feel Like Dancing fame. Sayer has performed everywhere from Moscow to New York’s Central Park and London’s Royal Albert Hall in his 40-year career. Former 80s pop wonderboy, INXS frontman and Noiseworks singer Jon Stevens is part of a stellar line-up of talent which also includes one Volunteers wanted Rolleston crossing in danger of closing Page 3 Page 7 Big names booked for next year’s Selwyn Sounds TALENT: Aussie rock legend Ross Wilson and singersongwriter Leo Sayer (inset) are among a stellar line up of musicians taking the stage at the third Selwyn Sounds music festival. of Australian rock music’s most enduring artists Ross Wilson, who continues to win acclaim both as a solo performer and as songwriter of popular classics such as Eagle Rock and A Touch of Paradise. •Turn to page 4 District booming Economy continues to grow throughout region 0800 726 724 Committee member removed after poor attendance • By Georgia O’Connor-Harding A TOWNSHIP committee member has been axed for poor attendance records. Malvern Community Board member Megan Hands has been removed from the Coalgate Township Committee due to poor attendance and not putting in apologies for her Megan Hands absence. It comes after the committee expressed “disappointment” in her commitment as a community board representative and asked the board to consider replacing her. District councillor Bob Mugford has since been appointed to take her place. Ms Hands said if she was unable to meet the committee’s expectations she accepted the consequence of being removed. “There is no point forcing yourself onto a community that doesn’t want you,” she said. Ms Hands believes she is a valuable community board member and wants to continue advocating the big issues in Malvern. •Turn to page 5 Local Faringdon kid, Ethan Hunt loves tucking into the tasty treats on offer at South Point! The good life tastes great! You’ve got a family friendly bar/restaurant, authentic Indian cuisine and traditional Fish ’n Chips just down the road! Add to that list the extensive infrastructure: a primary school, a dance school, great retailers, parks and playgrounds, reticulated gas, ultra fast broadband, and you soon see why Faringdon is unmatched for quality and convenience. With sections between 400 and 887m 2 , prices starting at $167,000 and titles available right now - there’s no reason to delay your dreams any longer. Stages 25 and 26 available now. Call Bruce Harvey 0800 667 849 or visit Visit our info centre, corner Goulds and East Maddisons Rds. Wednesday to Sunday, 12pm - 4pm. You’re home.