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Selwyn Times: August 01, 2018


14 WEDNESDAY AUGUST 1 2018 Latest Christchurch news at SELWYN TIMES West Melton Community and Recreation Centre nearing completion. Are you prepared for the rest of winter? Rain, wind, snow – you never know what’s around the corner, so make sure you, your family and the wider community are prepared. Winter is a volatile time of the year but emergencies can happen anywhere, any time, and without warning. Sign up to Selwyn Gets Ready and receive emergency warnings and police messages to your email address as well as urgent messages which are sent straight to your phone for free. You will only receive messages relevant to you and the area where you live. Selwyn Gets Ready also has a website with information on who may need extra assistance in an emergency and what skills and resources are available in your neighbourhood. We want every household in Selwyn to be part of Selwyn Gets Ready. Sign up today at For more information contact us at getsready@ or phone (03) 347 2800. Take a moment to learn about emergencies, how to prepare for them and get through. Visit and look under the ‘services’ tab for Civil Defence information. Registrations of Interest called for CultureFest 2018 Selwyn’s awesome multicultural festival, CultureFest, is returning in September – and we’re looking for groups to get involved. If you’re part of a group or agency involved with one of the many cultures and ethnicities that make Selwyn and New Zealand great, we’d love to hear from you. In partnership with the Christchurch Multicultural Council, we’re seeking interest from dance, song or cultural performance groups to perform on our main stage at this year’s CultureFest event, to be held at Lincoln Domain and Event Centre on Sunday 30 September – the more vibrant the better! We’re also seeking interest from cultural and ethnic art and craft stalls as well as groups or agencies providing services and activities for Selwyn residents and have something to offer our newcomers and migrants. One of the best parts of CultureFest is the amazing range of food options. If you want to be a food vendor at CultureFest 2018, get in touch. We want as many cultures as possible to be represented. If this sounds like you, then please download the Registration of Interest form from the Selwyn District Council website at www. Forms are due by Friday 10 August. ON THE ROADS On the roads this week Unsealed maintenance metalling is being undertaken on Brookside Road, Thomsons Road and Hoskyns Road (SH73 to Station Road). Unsealed repairs are being carried out on Midhurst Road, Coaltrack Road and Scotts Road. Please drive with care through all sites. Footpath repair work is being undertaken in Kirwee with some sections of the footpath closed. Maintenance grading will be taking place in the Hororata, Glenroy, Southbridge, Doyleston, Greendale and Coalgate areas. Drivers on Wards Road will be asked to stop on request, as stabilised seal repairs are completed on Wednesday and Thursday. The new community centre – which has recently had the roof and façades installed – is expected to be completed in October this year. By the time of completion construction would have taken 13 months, with it starting in September 2017. The new community centre will have a meeting space, indoor sport facilities, a scout hall, Plunket room, a play centre as well as the ability to adapt to other community activities. The $5.8 facility replaces the old community hall which had sustained earthquake damage. The new community centre is much larger, and is better designed to cope with the needs of a growing population. Dive-in Movie Saturday 18 August, 6pm Selwyn Aquatic Centre is excited to screen a movie that you can watch from the pool! Spend your Saturday evening watching and singing along to the Disney favourite - Moana. Follow an adventurous teenager sailing out on a daring mission to save her people. Together, the once-mighty demigod Maui and Moana sail across the open ocean on an action-packed voyage, encountering enormous monsters and impossible odds. Along the way, Moana fulfills the ancient quest of her ancestors and discovers the one thing she always sought: her own identity. The movie will be screened on Saturday 18 August at 6pm and is rated PG. Normal pool admission applies to all, including spectators. Space may be limited, no booking available. For more information check out Selwyn Aquatic Centre on Facebook or email Council Call Selwyn District Council Norman Kirk Drive, Rolleston Ph 347 2800 or 318 8338 Rolleston Library Rolleston Drive, Rolleston Ph 347 2880 Darfield Library & Service Centre 1 South Terrace, Darfield Ph 318 8338 or 347 2780 CC310718

SELWYN TIMES Latest Christchurch news at WEDNESDAY AUGUST 1 2018 15 Notices BIRTHRIGHT CANTERBURY A new single parent drop-in service has been set-up in Rolleston. The drop-in service is held every second Thursday from 10am–2pm at Rolleston Community House, 95 Rolleston Drive. Birthright Canterbury Trust specialises in working with single parent families. It offers a safe and welcoming place for single parents and an opportunity to talk over any issues with a social worker. For more information, please phone 022 043 5006 or email office@ SELWYN HERITAGE FUND OPEN Are you preserving an old building, tree or other structure that has historical or cultural importance? Our Heritage Fund might be able to help. You can apply for a grant to help with heritage protection, maintenance or restoration costs. For information and an application form visit www., contact the duty planner on 347 2868 or email heritagefund@ Applications are open until Friday 17 August 2018. SELWYN DISTRICT COUNCIL EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST Meetings Public Forums: Council, Community Board and local committee meetings are open to the public. Time is available at the start of meetings for people to speak on matters of concern. Please notify Bernadette Ryan or your local committee at least three days before the meeting. Township, Hall and Reserve Committees: To list or make changes to meeting details, email meeting.changes@selwyn.govt. nz or phone 347 2800 or 318 8338 by 9am Wednesday the week before publication. COUNCIL & COMMUNITY BOARD Unless otherwise stated all of these meetings will be held at the Rolleston Council Building. Property Committee Wed 1 Aug 9am Audit & Risk Subcommittee Wed 1 Aug 3pm Selwyn Waihora Zone Committee Tues 7 Aug 4pm-5pm Ngāti Moki Marae, Taumutu (anyone attending should please meet and wait at the gate at 3.45pm for a mihi whatakau) District Plan Review Committee Wed 8 Aug 9am HEALTH/REGULATORY SERVICES. Selwyn District Council is seeking expressions of interest from suitably qualified parties to provide health/regulatory services to assist the Council in meeting its obligations in terms of the legislative requirements under which it operates and provide a high level of service to its customers. The primary legislative requirements include the Health Act 1956, the Food Act 2014, the Hazardous Substances and New Organisms Act 1996, the Local Government Act 2002 and the Resource Management Act 1991. The Council will select and negotiate with individuals/contractors who fulfil the requirements sought and who are cost competitive. Copies of the expression of interest documents can be obtained by contacting Selwyn District Council on 03 3472800. General enquiries about the Expression of Interest may be made to Billy Charlton, Selwyn District Council, by email billy. or phone 03 3472878 during business hours. Expressions of Interest must be received by 5pm on Friday 17 August 2018, and be sent to: Billy Charlton, Regulatory Manager, Selwyn District Council PO Box 90, Rolleston 7643. Council Meeting Wed 8 Aug 1pm Citizenship Ceremony Wed 8 Aug 6.30pm Road Safety Subcommittee Wed 15 Aug 10am LOCAL COMMITTEES & ASSOCIATIONS Broadfield District Community Centre Committee Wed 1 Aug 7.30pm Broadfield Community Centre Darfield Recreation & Community Centre Management Committee Mon 6 Aug 7.30pm Darfield Rec Centre Darfield Township Committee Thur 16 Aug 7.30pm Darfield Library Doyleston Community Committee Wed 1 Aug 7.30pm Osborne Park Hall Glentunnel Museum Committee Thur 16 Aug 7.30pm Glentunnel Museum Kirwee Recreation Reserve Management Committee Mon 13 Aug 7.30pm Kirwee Recreation Reserve Ladbrooks Community Hall Committee Fri 10 Aug 7.30pm Get reading for free pizza MOBILE LIBRARY TIMETABLE: Wednesday 1 August Kidsfirst West Rolleston 10–10.30am Hororata School 11.30–1pm Greendale School 1.20–1.50pm Thursday 2 August Cat’s Pyjamas Rolleston 10.15–10.45am Active Explorers, Rolleston 11–11.30am Faringdon Shopping Centre 11.40am–12.10pm ABC Rolleston 12.45–1.15pm Paradise for Little Angels 1.30–2pm Edukids Faringdon 2.15–2.45pm Monday 6 August Hororata Playcentre 9.30–10am Darfield Preschool & Nursery 10.30–11am Springfield School 12.30–1.30pm Sheffield Hall 2–2.30pm Tuesday 7 August Active Explorers, Tai Tapu 10–10.30am Whippersnappers Lincoln 10.45–11.15am West Melton School 12.45–1.30pm West Melton Learning Centre 1.30–1.50pm West Melton Domain 2–2.30pm Ladbrooks Hall Leeston Community Committee Mon 6 Aug 7.30pm, Leeston Library Community Room Lincoln Community Committee Mon 13 Aug 7pm, Fitzgerald Room, Lincoln Event Centre Sheffield/Waddington Community Committee Thur 16 Aug 7.30pm Sheffield Hall Springston Hall Committee Thur 2 Aug 7.30pm Springston Hall Springston Reserve Committee Wed 15 Aug 7.30pm Errol Tweedy Pavilion Springston Reserve Tai Tapu Community Assn Wed 1 Aug 7.30pm Tai Tapu Library Waihora Park Reserve Committee Tues 7 Aug 7pm Waihora Bowling Club Weedons Reserve Committee Mon 13 Aug 7pm Weedons Country Club West Melton Residents Assn Wed 8 Aug 7.30pm West Melton Community Hall Whitecliffs Township & Domain Committee Mon 13 Aug 7.30pm Glentunnel Community Centre Selwyn Libraries will be running the Hell Reading Challenge from 1 August–31 October. In this challenge children receive a stamp on their pizza wheel for each book they read, and once seven books have been read they can redeem their pizza wheel for a free 333 kids’ pizza at any Hell Pizza branch. You can pick up your pizza wheel at any of Selwyn District Libraries from Wednesday 1 August. Selwyn Events THUR–THUR 2–16 AUGUST FRI–SAT 3–4 AUGUST SATURDAY 4 AUGUST FRIDAY 10 AUGUST SUNDAY 12 AUGUST Teen art space: wearable arts Darfield Library, 4.30–6pm, Thursday evenings. Dreaming of becoming a fashion designer or wearable artist? Check out our teen programme series for wearable art to help design and create your masterpiece. Suitable for secondary school aged students. Free. Bookings essential. For more information and to book go to Lincoln Scouts Group Book Sale Lincoln Scout Den, North Belt, Lincoln, 6–8pm Friday, 9–3pm Saturday Thousands of books to choose from at this Lincoln Scouts fundraiser. Kicking off on Friday evening and running through to Saturday, there will be something for everyone. Donations are welcome, they can be dropped off to the Lincoln Scout Hall between 6.30pm–8pm, on Monday through to Thursday on the week of 23 July. Every book will head out the door for $2. For more information contact Selwyn Awards Lincoln Event Centre, 7pm Celebrate the outstanding achievements of all the nominees in the 2018 Selwyn Awards at the gala dinner event. The awards are held every two years, rewarding the hard work and achievement of individuals and organisations. You can visit for more information, including how to buy tickets. Selwyn Movie Night Rolleston College, 7pm–9pm Spend your Friday evening watching E.T. The Extra Terrestrial – a classic for everyone to enjoy! Bring your own blanket, bean bag, or cushion. Space is limited. To confirm a seat purchase your tickets online via Per person $5 Small Group pass (3 people) $10 Large Group pass (4-6 people) $15 For more information contact Lincoln and Districts Historical Society Inc Lincoln Event Centre, 2pm The guest speaker will be Dr Geoffrey Rice talking about the 1918 Influenza Pandemic. This was New Zealand’s worst ever public health disaster and Dr. Rice tells an inspiring and fascinating story about how we coped. All welcome. Afternoon tea provided. Gold coin donation please. For more information you can call: 03 325 3320. For information on listing a community event visit Leeston Library & Service Centre 19 Messines Street, Leeston Ph 347 2871 Lincoln Library & Service Centre Gerald Street, Lincoln Ph 347 2876 (03) 347 2800 Darfield call free 318 8338 SelwynDistrictCouncil