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Selwyn Times: July 18, 2018


SELWYN TIMES Latest Christchurch news at Wednesday July 18 2018 25 Mekene magic in Lincoln Uni win • By Jim Doyle SYDENHAM AND Lincoln University will play each other for the second time in a row this Saturday in the Hawkins Trophy semi-finals. The magic of Caleb Makene and the momentum of Ben Morris helped thrust Lincoln University to a 34-17 win over Sydenham in the last round of section play for the Hawkins Trophy on Saturday. The Rams finished top of the section and will host the semi-final. Lincoln co-captains Makene and Morris were standouts but they would be the first to acknowledge the contribution of Sam Gilbert. The young fullback played a key part in the first try, scored by Jesse Houston, powered his way through for his own try after half an hour, and kicked perfectly at goal. Two of his conversions were from hard on the touchline. Gilbert took a hammering as he defended staunchly but kept getting up for more. The Rams were still in danger at 24-17 with 14 minutes to go. Gilbert slotted his second penalty goal to ease the pressure before the Rams closed out the match at the death. The rumbled all the way to the goal-line for Troy Hallett to barge across, putting the icing on the VERSATILE: Lincoln University captain Caleb Makene slotted in to the No 10 jersey in the 34-17 win over Sydenham in the Hawkins Trophy. PHOTO: GETTY IMAGES cake. Makene, a natural footballer, played at first-five because Brett Cameron was placed on standby by the Crusaders along with Mitch Dunshea and Jack Stratton. Long, ghosting runs by Makene led to tries by Gilbert and Connor Garden-Bachop. Morris added lineout theft and ball-stealing on the ground to add to his usual array of skills. John Borland was as aggressive as ever, making a big run from the back of a scrum to spark the first try and relishing the relative freedom when he shifted to No.7 early in the second half. Sydenham were dangerous from fullback to front row. In the backs, Derek Stowers, Milford Keresoma, Sam Franklin and Dan Fransen all made big breaks in the first half. Two tries were the product of sharp back play. Hooker Marc Gibbons was one of the most potent players on the field until he was subbed off late in the piece. Loosehead prop Harrison Allan lived up to his growing reputation and was both strong and clever in scoring Sydenham’s third try from close range. Lock Tom Hughes, the only real tall timber in the Sydenham side, did well in the lineouts and around the field. When Scott Kelly came on 5min before half-time, Sydenham’s stocks rose even further. Surely the coaches sniffed an opportunity to win by bringing the big impact player on so early. Scorers - Lincoln University 34 (Jesse Houston, Sam Gilbert, Connor Garden-Bachop, Troy Hallett tries; Gilbert 4 conv, 2 pen) Sydenham 17 (Morgan Inness, Moses Faletolu, Harrison Allan tries; Jack McLeod conv). Halftime - 14-12 Future captains on court at Tactix game A LEESTON netballer got up close to the on-court action on Wednesday. Thirteen-year-old Ella Gibson and her friend Billie Nuku, 12, won the opportunity to meet Tactix captain Jane Watson and Pulse captain Katrina Grant, and lead the teams out onto centre court at the start of their match, through the ANZ Future Captains competition. Ella attends Ellesmere College and has been playing netball for seven years. She hopes to play netball professionally for the Silver Ferns one day. “It was really cool having my photo taken with the captains. Temalisi Fakahokotau is my favourite player because she gets out there and hunts for the ball, I want to be like her,” Ella said. ANZ head of sponsorship Sue McGregor said it’s passionate about supporting netball at all levels. “That’s why we’re giving 94 children from around New Zealand the chance to be a future captain and meet their sporting heroes at each of the ANZ Premiership matches this season,” she said. “I hope that offering them the chance to meet their heroes and stand on centre court at the start of the match will help inspire them to keep training hard and achieve their goals.” The match saw the Pulse beat the Tactix 47-36. FUTURE CAPTAINS: Leeston’s Ella Gibson and Billie Nuku with captains Jane Watson of the Tactix and Katrina Grant of the Pulse during the ANZ Premiership netball match on Wednesday. “Mum, where do the roads come from?” Building Communities Quarry Family Fun Day Day at the quarry Sunday 24 June Sunday 29 July 1.30pm-3.30pm 11am - 4pm 24 24 Miners Miners Road Road Family-friendly, Family-friendly, educational educational quarry open quarry day. Site open tours, day. information Site tours, stalls, information machinery on display, stalls, entertainment machinery on for the display, kids. food & Food loads and of drinks entertainment for a gold coin for donation the kids. in support of Christchurch Riding for the Disabled.

26 Wednesday July 18 2018 Latest Christchurch news at SELWYN RURAL LIFE SELWYN TIMES Top dairy performers honoured at annual awards A Dunsandel couple has received the supreme accolade at the 2018 Synlait Dairy Honours Awards. Michael and Susie Woodward of Theland Purata Farm Group Ltd – Tapatoru Dairies, Dunsandel received the ANZ 2017-2018 Supreme Lead with Pride Award at Synlait’s annual conference held in Christchurch for dairy farmers and partners on Thursday, June 28. Synlait recognised high achievers in their milk supplier network at the conference, with nine accolades up for grabs at the 2018 Synlait Dairy Honours Awards. “We make a point of celebrating the significant achievements of an increasingly large number of high-performing dairy farmers each year,” Synlait’s CEO and managing director John Penno said. “Through our Lead With Pride programme, we encourage our dairy farmers to adopt best practice in milk quality, animal health and welfare, social responsibility and environmental sustainability. This results in highperforming operations, which were evident in our 2018 finalists. “The standard was extremely high and I would like to congratulate each of our winners, particularly Michael and Susie Woodward from Theland Purata Farm Group Ltd – Tapatoru Dairies, who took out the ANZ 2017-2018 Supreme Lead With Pride Award as well as the PwC 2017-2018 Excellence in Social Responsibility Award.” The team at Theland Purata Farm Group Ltd - Tapatoru Dairies. 2017-2018 DAIRY HONOURS AWARDS WINNERS Milk Quality Awards This category recognises suppliers who consistently supply excellent quality milk. - Zee Tags 2017-2018 Lowest Somatic Cell Count Award, Kyle Weaver of Deebury Pastoral Partnership - Vodafone 2017-2018 Most Improved Milk Quality, Johan Joubert, Landcorp Pāmu - Waimakariri - Farm IQ 2017-2018 Best Milk Quality (weighted by farm size) Award, Jackson Hann, Mundtville Farms Ltd - Tru Test 2017-2018 Best Milk Quality Award, Ruurd and Rachel Lieuwes, Lieuwes Abbott Ltd Lead With Pride Awards (judged) This category is judged by an independent third party, who focuses on the way award finalists care for their animals, the environment in which they farm and for the people they employ. - Deosan 2017-2018 Excellence in Animal Health and Welfare Award, Shaun Wilson, Craigmore Farming - Balance 2017-2018 Excellence in Environmental Management Award, Brad Fallaver, Pencarrow Farm Ltd - PwC 2017-2018 Excellence in Social Responsibility Award, Michael and Susie Woodward, Theland Purata Farm Group Ltd – Tapatoru Dairies Lead With Pride Awards Finalists in this category were judged on audit results, engagement within the programme, and consistently going above and beyond the high standards set within the programme. - Hilton Haulage Ltd 2017-2018 Best New Lead with Pride Award, Warren Bent, Flat White Dairy Ltd - ANZ 2017-2018 Supreme Lead with Pride Award, Michael and Susie Woodward, Theland Purata Farm Group Ltd – Tapatoru Dairies Michael and Susie Woodward accepting their award. • All residential and light commercial drainage • Septic Tank Systems • Alterations • Excavations • Canterbury Wide • Free Quotes M: 027 437 2468 | E: | W: PO Box 86024, Rolleston West, Rolleston 7658 Welding & Engineering Services available: • Welding, metal fabrication • Engineering repair • Farm, factory and site work undertaken Well equipped workshop Widely experienced, many years Wilson Engineering Workshop, 486 Two Chain Road, Burnham. Phone 347 6760 or 021 329 605 HON AMY ADAMS MP FOR SELWYN Working hard for our communities If you would like to sign up for my newsletter please visit: CONTACT P 03 344 0418 E Funded by the Parliamentary Service and authorised by Amy Adams, 829 Main South Road, Templeton, Christchurch. Canterbury C T H Timber & Hardware We are here only $ 86 00 Including GST Your Local Timber Merchant 2.5mm HT Hi – Performance Wire x25kg (650m) NEW ENTRANCE: 167 Manion Road, Rolleston Jason Pester P 03 3477465 F 03 3477032 E Mon-Fri: 7am-5pm Saturday: 8am-12pm 3 TRUCKS 3 CARS 3 LUBES 3 SERVICING 3 FLEET WORK 3 BOATS 3 DIESEL INJECTOR 3 & PUMP SERVICING 3 ENGINE TUNING Mon-Fri 6.45am-6pm, Sat 8am-12 noon (WOFs only) 3 BRAKES 3 MAXXIS TYRES 3 WHEEL ALIGNMENTS 3 BATTERIES 3 WOFs 3 CAMBELTS AND MUCH MORE! 839 Jones Road, Rolleston P.O. Box 16 Rolleston Phone Simon on 347 7110 or Mobile 027 272 9213