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Selwyn Times: August 01, 2018

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2 Wednesday August 1 2018 Latest Christchurch news at get in touch from the editor’s desk DISTRICT COUNCILLOR Jeff Bland gives a great insight into quarrying on page 4 today. Quarrying is what it is. You cut into the land for material; you need heavy machinery and vehicles; and often there is blasting. So it is noisy, dusty and when it is wet, muddy. Anyone living nearby cops the problems. Coming soon is a battle between Templeton and Weedons residents living close to the planned Fulton Hogan quarry. It will bring all of the problems mentioned above. In his column, Bland gives a great example of how a quarry affected one family’s life. If the quarry in Templeton is to be stopped from causing the same issues to many others, there will need to be a number of Jeff Blands. - Barry Clarke GENERAL ENQUIRIES Ph 379 7100 CLASSIFIED ADVERTISING Ph 379 1100 Star Media, a division of Allied Press Ltd PO box 1467, Christchurch NEWS Emily O’Connell Ph: 364 7497 emily.oconnell@ Georgia O’Connor-Harding Ph: 364 7438 georgia.oconnor@ ADVERTISING Lynette Evans Ph: 364 7434 our great history New life for old hotel Discover the story behind the restoration of the heritagelisted White’s Courtenay Hotel. Page 11 sport Goals galore for Selwyn United striker Declan Hickford’s right boot is showing no signs of failing him after 29 goals in eight games for his school side. Page 19 community events Kirwee Players production Catch the opening of The Witches of Eastwick at the Kirwee Community Hall on Friday night. Page 24 SELWYN TIMES The best-read local newspaper, delivered to 20,015 homes, RDs and farms every Wednesday Ladbrooks, Tai Tapu, Leeston, Lincoln, Southbridge, Prebbleton, Halswell, Rolleston, Templeton, Burnham, West Melton, Darfield, Kirwee, Arthur’s Pass. WINTER HEAT PUMP Combine a Ducted Central Heat Pump System with Fresh Air Ventilation for the Ultimate in Comfort. The Lossnay Fresh Air Ventilation System recovers energy from outgoing stale air to pre-heat (or cool) incoming filtered fresh air. Combined with energy efficient, whisper quiet and unobtrusive ducted whole home heating and cooling - you will experience a more comfortable, drier and healthier home... all year round. $12,999 * 11.2kW Ducted Bundle VL-220CZGV-E and PEAD-RP100JAA $13,999 * 14kW Ducted Bundle VL-220CZGV-E and PEAD-RP125JAA The backstory of T he A natomy of M elancholy • P art i: I dentity by Simon van der Sluijs *Melancholy: a feeling of pensive sadness, typically with no obvious cause. **Identity: the fact of being who or what a person or thing is. I have always been fascinated by trying to visualise human nature, who are we, what drives us, what moves us, and my personal experiences were more than enough to explore. A trilogy to allow myself to create a deeper narrative to be more universal and existential rather than being just about me. I chose ‘The Anatomy of Melancholy’ because I feel that it best represents my work and the person I am. Part 1 is about identity because to me it is the source of melancholy and so that is where the trilogy needs to start. It shows drawings, paintings and small objects. Generally the work on show deals with the desire to belong, to be allowed to be, through confirmation of our fellow beings, and of getting damaged in the process. There are two separate sections within the exhibition: ‘Little Sorrows’ and ‘Intimacies’ Little Sorrows Our pets contribute to our identity. Inevitably having a pet also means that the day will come we have to farewell it ‘Little Sorrows’ is what can happen when we can’t let go and try to either recreate the friend we were so fond of or make an effort in taxidermy to preserve through small paintings of mice, hamsters and goldfish and faux taxidermy objects, mainly in ‘museum boxes’ and under bell jars. Intimacies (Explicit content) Sexual identity is the way we think of ourselves in relationship to whom we are romantically or sexually attracted to. Growing up in a Catholic environment sexuality was definitely not a topic of discussion or acknowledged as an important part of being. This is the reason I have made these paintings so small, they fit in a locket and can therefore be ‘locked away’ only to be enjoyed in a private atmosphere. Part 1 Identity August 2018, Part 2 Dissectum April 2019 and Part 3 Lost and Found November 2019. All shown at Little River Gallery. T h e AnAT o m y o f melAnch o l y P A rT i: idenTiT y a Fridge! Purchase any Mitsubishi Electric Heat Pump before 31st August 2018 and go into the draw to win a Mitsubishi Electric Multi Drawer CX Designer Fridge! * *Includes basic installation only, conditions apply. Special ends 31 August 2018. $14,599 * 16kW Ducted Bundle VL-220CZGV-E and PEAD-RP140JAA Drawings | Paintings | Small Objects by Simon van der Sluijs 4 – 29 AUGUST 2018 0800 324 678 HEAT PUMPS • AIR CONDITIONING • ELECTRICAL Main Rd, Little River | 03 325 1944

SELWYN TIMES Latest Christchurch news at Wednesday August 1 2018 3 News Cattle banned from school pet days due to M. bovis • By Emily O’Connell CATTLE HAVE been banned from attending some Selwyn school pet days in a bid to stop the spread of mycoplasma bovis. Ellesmere College, Leeston Consolidated School, Southbridge School and Ladbrooks School have all taken a stand against the cattle disease. In March, the Government signed off on the culling of thousands of animals in a bid to eradicate the disease. The Ellesmere Agricultural Science and Technology club runs the annual pet day for Leeston Consolidated School, Southbridge School and year 7 and 8s students from Ellesmere College. Club president Jo Benny said there will be no cattle on site during its pet day on November 2, but there may be an electronic solution. “I have signed up to a Facebook page that are looking to start an online calf club, so kids can still present their pet calves, just electronically,” she said. Mrs Benny said it was “bound by” the Ellesmere A & P Show’s decision not to have cattle, as it BANNED: Cattle have been banned from some Selwyn school pet days to prevent the spread of mycoplasma bovis. holds its pet days at the showgrounds. In spite of the ban, Ladbrooks School is hopeful judges may be able to visit each property and assess the cattle individually. On Friday, the number of active infected properties with mycoplasma bovis in Canterbury was 19, said a Ministry for Primary Industries report. Ellesmere A & P Show 2019 ON THE DOMAIN LINCOLN 2 MARCH 2019 president Trevor Hobson said it made the call to ban cattle as the disease is present in Selwyn and it cannot risk spreading it any further. “It was a commonsense decision. There will be no backlash from it. It is disappointing to see it happen, but it was the sensible decision to make,” Mr Hobson said. He was uncertain as to how long it would be until the show would accept cattle entries again. However, cattle classes will be included in November’s Canterbury A & P Show. Show staff said it is exploring measures to limit the risk of mycoplasma bovis contamination. More than 50 cattle breeders and show staff attended an exhibitors meeting recently, with the majority indicating they were willing to show stock at the New Zealand Agricultural Show 2018. •HAVE YOUR SAY: Do you agree with the decision to cut cattle from pet days at Selwyn schools this year? Email your views to emily. In Brief TICKETS ON SALE NOW BREAKDOWN ON RAILWAY Firefighters were called to move a vehicle that broke down on the railway crossing at the intersection of State Highway 1 and Aylesbury Rd in Burnham at 7.30am last Tuesday. Rolleston chief fire officer Nigel Lilley said trains were stopped while firefighters spent 10min removing the vehicle from the crossing. Crews from Rolleston and Burnham both attended the call-out. EUTHANASIA TALK Selwyn MP Amy Adams will host an information evening on the euthanasia laws currently before Parliament on Monday at Rolleston College. MPs David Seymour and Maggie Barry will speak from opposing sides of the debate. Ms Adams wants to hear what residents think and take questions. The event will start at 7pm. SELWYN AWARDS The Selwyn Awards will be held at the Lincoln Event Centre on Saturday night. The biennial awards honour the outstanding work and inspirational achievements of individuals and organisations from the district. KEEP IT SAFE & SECURE COME ON IN & JOIN THE CLUB To join simply ask our barstaff for an application form. Enjoy Members Jackpot, Club Raffles & daily discounts. Get your perfect backyard shed! THICKER, STRONGER & MORE SECURE BIG RANGE OF GARDEN AND STORAGE SHED SIZES AND STYLES AVAILABLE At the heart of Lincoln 2 Gerald St • 03 325 2408 Find us on facebook • OPEN 7 DAYS CHRISTCHURCH 55 Hands Road Ph: (03) 338 9063