WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 8, 2018 Locally Owned www.star.kiwi GET CONNECTED WITH Scorch Broadband Celebrating the best Big night at the annual Selwyn Awards Pages 4 & 5 Pages 8 & 9 Next generation A growing number of young families are living in the district Darfield performers steal the Showquest PHOTO: LUKA TURNER CHAMPS: Darfield High School took out Christchurch Showquest at Horncastle Arena last week. It was the third regional event in New Zealand’s new music, dance and drama showcase for schools. Darfield High students choose to theme their performance on gun violence in schools in the United States. This theme was chosen as they felt inspired by students of the same age who had experienced it first-hand. The group spent seven weeks practising their performance before the regional contest. For Jemma Dalley, one of the student captains for the Darfield High entry, the goal was to safely and conscientiously put across the theme, while making their school and themselves proud. “That we’ve won is so awesome, and just puts the cherry on top really,” said the 16-year-old. A national online final will name the top entry nationwide in September. 0800 726 724 www.scorch.co.nz Pool, library projects on table today SELWYN’S biggest community facility project ever could get the green light today. The district council will consider signing off two major projects worth about $37 million, in its largest community facility expenditure to date. It is looking at extending the Selwyn Aquatic Centre and approving the design concepts for the new Rolleston Library and Community Centre. Selwyn’s population is forecast to grow from about 60,000 today to 80,000 by 2028. The two projects were proposed in the Long Term Plan 2018 -2028 and previous annual plans. Property and commercial manager Douglas Marshall said the projects are key developments in meeting the increasing needs of the district, as its population continues to grow. “This is a substantial investment in the district which ensures that two important facilities meet the future needs of all Selwyn residents,” he said. •Turn to page 5 Just released. December titles guaranteed. Sections between 400 and 576m 2 with prices starting at $167,000. Call Bruce Harvey on 0800 667 849 or go to www.faringdon.co.nz Visit our info centre, cnr Goulds and East Maddisons Rds, Rolleston. Wednesday to Sunday, 12pm to 4pm. First home buyers can afford to build in Faringdon Courts. Faringdon Courts is filled with quality infrastructure, located close to the town centre, and primed for first home buyers eligible for a KiwiSaver HomeStart grant. Faringdon residents, Brad and Georgia discovered it was better value to build. Why buy second-hand when you can build the home you want in Christchurch’s most sought after residential development? You’re home.