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Selwyn Times: August 15, 2018

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26 Wednesday August 15 2018 Latest Christchurch news at www.star.kiwi SELWYN TIMES Show home Guide Backyard Critters Homes by Parklane “Standout Homes for an Outstanding Price” Flemington, Lincoln 6 Craig Thompson Drive Wed to Sun 12pm - 4pm Wigram 2 Harvard Avenue Mon to Fri 9am - 5pm Master Builders House of the Year 2017 Gold Reserve Award Winning Showhome (03) 341 3000 or 029 201 2453 www.homesbyparklane.co.nz Signature Homes Rolleston 97 Ledbury Drive, Faringdon. Open Wed to Sun 12noon – 4pm Prestons Park 37 & 39 Prestons Park Drive Marshland, Chch both Open Wed to Sun 12noon – 4pm Show Room/Office: 31 Watts Road, Sockburn 0800 8444 88 or 03 3427788 www.signature.co.nz NATURE: The adult Tasmanian lacewing micromus tasmaniae is brown, 7-12mm long, with transparent tent-like wings and long antennae. Its larvae grow from 1.8-9mm, Tasmanian lacewing’s taste for aphids Mike Bowie is an ecologist who specialises in entomology (insects and other invertebrates). Each week he introduces a new species found in his backyard at Lincoln. His column aims to raise public awareness of biodiversity, the variety of living things around us. Check out the full list of invertebrates found at http://naturewatch.org. nz/projects/backyardbiodiversity-bugs-inlincoln A COMMON visitor to the garden in the presence of aphids is the Tasmanian lacewing micromus tasmaniae. The adult is brown, 7-12mm long, with SPORTS transparent, tent-like wings and long antennae. They lay white elongated eggs, less than 1mm long, at night on leaves near infestations of prey, usually aphids, but also psyllids, mealy bugs and small caterpillars. Larvae grow from 1.8mm to 9mm, are brown with large hollow jaws, which they use to capture and suck the contents of their prey. Larvae are known to be cannibalistic. Adults use their jaws to hold and chew prey, often consuming them completely. Adults also feed on nectar as a supplementary food source. Lacewings can breed all year round as long as the temperature is above 5-6 deg C, allowing six to seven generations per year in Canterbury. ‘Have a go’ at sports in Jennian Homes Canterbury North Rolleston 7 Lemonwood Drive, Faringdon Wednesday to Sunday, 12pm to 4pm Rangiora 9 Westpark Boulevard Wednesday to Sunday, 12pm to 4pm www.jennian.co.nz David Reid Homes Casebrook New showhome coming soon: 2 Glenturret Drive Prebbleton 80 Farthing Drive Fri to Sun 12pm-4pm Shane - 021 392 995 or Krystal - 021 335 707 www.davidreidhomes.co.nz To advertise in The Showhome Guide Contact Elaine: (03) 364 7436 elaine.moon@starmedia.kiwi ACTIVITY: More than 1200 people attended the district council and Selwyn Sports Trust Have a Go Day last year. the district Returning on August 26 RESIDENTS IN the district will be able to try a variety of sport and recreation activities at this year’s Have a Go Day. The free district council and Selwyn Sports Trust-organised annual event is now in its fourth year, and will return on August 26. District council senior events and recreation adviser Dave Tippett said the day has been one of the most popular events on the district’s recreation calendar. “Over 1200 people enjoyed trying out new sports and activities at Have a Go Day in 2017,” he said. “We’re excited to bring the event to Darfield this year to showcase the sport and recreation activities Darfield, neighbouring communities and the wider Selwyn district has to offer.” About 20 indoor and outdoor sports, activities, games and challenges are planned, including dodgeball, archery, quake floorball, golf, squash, skating, highland games, smallbore rifle, bowling, softball and much more. Those attending will be able to collect their Have a Go Day passport from any activity station. This event is for all ages and abilities. More than $700 in prizes will be up for grabs on the day. Live music will be provided as part of the entertainment, with coffee and food also available for purchase. The event will be held between noon and 3pm at the Darfield Recreation Centre and Domain on North Tce.

SELWYN TIMES Latest Christchurch news at www.star.kiwi Wednesday August 15 2018 27 THIS YEAR’S RUNNERS UP AND WINNERS Over 330 Selwyn residents and businesses were treated to a spectacular evening at the 2018 Selwyn Awards held at the Lincoln Event Centre on Saturday 4 August. Congratulations to all the 2018 Selwyn Awards nominees, runners up and winners of the ten categories. It was a pleasure to see everyone in attendance enthusiastically celebrating and recognising the successes of the outstanding contributors to the district. 50 nominations were received from the public, highlighting the incredible achievements of individuals and businesses around the district. Well-known TV personality and MC for the evening, Jeremy Corbett’s humour and wit was truly delivered at the awards. The evening’s atmosphere was enhanced with a delightful solo from Hanna Hogg, a superb hip hop dance performance from Manaia Davies, Eddie Adams, Barnaby Maude and Liam Morris, a sensational silk performance from Maia Adams as well as rocking entertainment from local band 4Stroke. Attendees enjoyed a sumptuous menu created by The Catering Department featuring local produce and award winning Selwyn beverages. A huge thank you to all of our Gold, Silver, Bronze, Product and Service and Food and Beverage sponsors, without them the awards simply wouldn’t be possible! Special thanks also to this year’s judges, who added their impeccable experience and expertise to the difficult job of narrowing the already impressive nominees down to an inspiring selection of runners up and winners. It was noted that it was an incredibly hard decision this year and all nominees were worthy of celebration and recognition. Arts, Culture & Heritage winner CHURCH PROPERTY TRUSTEES Environmental winner LESLEY BARLOW & STEPHEN CLARKE (Accepted on behalf by Bill Woods) Community Services winner CHRIS ALLAN Innovation Excellence winner PLASTIC STRAWS SUCK Arts, Culture & Heritage AWARD WINNER Church Property Trustees FIRST RUNNER UP Hororata Community Trust SECOND RUNNER UP Ellesmere College Whanau Committee Community Services AWARD WINNER Chris Allan FIRST RUNNER UP Robyn Searle SECOND RUNNER Up Allan Thorne Environmental AWARD WINNER Lesley Barlow and Stephen Clarke FIRST RUNNER UP Plastic Straws Suck SECOND RUNNER UP Matt Stanford and Lou Drage Innovation Excellence AWARD WINNER Plastic Straws Suck FIRST RUNNER UP The Lincoln Pantry SECOND RUNNER UP Recycle Recreate Large Business AWARD WINNER Eurofins ELS FIRST RUNNER UP Global Bus Ventures (NZ) Limited SECOND RUNNER UP Selwyn Kids Ltd People’s Choice AWARD WINNER Courtney Forrest FIRST RUNNER UP Quickenberry Guesthouse SECOND RUNNER UP Busy Bumbles Ltd Small Business AWARD WINNER Busy Bumbles Ltd FIRST RUNNER UP Jones Road Auto SECOND RUNNER UP Brenna Sincock Hearing Sport AWARD WINNER Selwyn Sports Trust FIRST RUNNER UP Belinda Jones SECOND RUNNER UP Lyndal Marshall Tourism AWARD WINNER Hororata Night Glow FIRST RUNNER UP Quickenberry Guesthouse SECOND RUNNER Up Taste of Life Tours Young Achiever AWARD WINNER Caelan Thomas FIRST RUNNER UP Ryley Griffiths Large Business winner EUROFINS ELS Small Business winner BUSY BUMBLES LTD Tourism winner HORORATA NIGHT GLOW People’s Choice winner COURTNEY FORREST Sport winner SELWYN SPORTS TRUST Young Achiever winner CAELAN THOMAS (Accepted on behalf by Linley and Peter Thomas) www.selwynawards.co.nz A HUGE THANK YOU TO OUR GOLD SPONSORS FOR THEIR SUPPORT Arts, Culture & Heritage Warren and Mahoney Community Service ANZ Environmental Stantec Innovation Excellence Monadelphous Large Business Buddle Findlay People's Choice IPort Business Park Small Business Storage King Rolleston Sport HEB Construction Tourism Sicon Ltd Young Achiever Rolleston New World