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Selwyn Times: August 22, 2018

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10 Wednesday August 22 2018 Latest Christchurch news at FREE Sport and Recreation SELWYN TIMES Over 20 activities for the whole family Live music, give aways, food and more WIN $750 IN PRIZES! SUNDAY 26 AUGUST, 12–3PM DARFIELD REC CENTRE AND DOMAIN Sport and recreation Have A Go Day contacts Cheapskates Skate Skool – Scotty Buckner 021 758 438, CrossFit Rolleston – Sam Hill Pick up your passport on the day, complete five challenges to enter the draw. Go to our Facebook event for more information. Have a Go Day 021 123 3629, Dodgeball New Zealand – Brendon Beattie 027 751 8649, Ellesmere Archery Club – Dale Griffiths 027 531 6398, Flips & Tumbles – Jared Cooper 027 8288 760, Girl Guiding (Selwyn area) – Stacey Skill 027 462 8871, Go-Jump Bouncy Castles – Kurt Tobin 021 188 4598, Hororata Highland Games – Cindy Driscoll (03) 318 2768, LEC Spin & Pump Class – Linda Miratana (03) 347 2741, LEC Yoga & Stretch and Release – Kate Williamson 020 4117 8986, Lincoln Bowling Club – Nancy Moroney (03) 325 2538, Lincoln Table Tennis – Phil McLean (03) 325 7694, Lincoln Indoor Bowls – Andrew Wallace (03) 325 2451, Lincoln Rugby Club – Natalie Townsend 021 408 028, Lincoln Tennis – Sue Hadfield 027 674 0897, Pedalmania – Clive Murphy 027 450 4399, Phat Sk8 – Ingrid 027 387 0065, Rolleston Rugby League – Keenan 021 073 9031, Rolleston Softball Club – Wendi Parsons Scouts – Makareta (03) 329 5131, Selwyn Athletic Club – Gail Krsinic (03) 329 5649, Selwyn Football Club & Futsal – Lee Padmore 027 524 5898, SDC Events Trailer (03) 347 2791, SDC Mini Gym – Tania Taylor 021 569 000, SNAG Golf – Rachel Thow 021 304 765, Sport Canterbury – Green Prescription – Anna Wilson (03) 373 5045, The Bridge Club – Stuart Gowers (03) 325 3222, Waikirikiri Basketball and Hockey – Olivia Kennedy 021 088 00892, Full name: Town: School: (if applicable) Contact Number: Email: HAVE A GO DAY Age Group: 5–14 15–24 25–34 35–44 45–54 55–64 65+ Have you attended a Have A Go Day before? Yes No Which activity do you most want at your school? (if applicable) What have you enjoyed most today? ENTRY FORM Prize draw details and conditions: 1) First prize is a $250 Sports Voucher; 2) Second prize is a $100 Sports Voucher; 3) Other prizes may be sponsored or purchased to give away; 4) You must receive five passport stamps to be eligible for a prize; 5) Prize winners will be drawn randomly from the prize draw box; 6) Only persons over five years of age are eligible to receive a prize; 7) Prize winners will be contacted by phone and email; 8) Prize winners may have photos taken of them to be used for promotional purposes; 9) by completing the ‘Have a Go Day entry form’ you agree to the above prize draw details and conditions. WIN! Complete five challenges on the day, stamp your passport and enter to win a $250 Sports voucher! Congratulations You have completed five challenges! Please fi l in the entry form over leaf to enter the draw SelwynDistrictCouncil (03) 347 2800 growing strong communities together Darfield call free 318 8338

SELWYN TIMES Latest Christchurch news at Wednesday August 22 2018 11 News Celebrating new arrivals to district INTERNATIONAL Comedy Night Lincoln Event Centre SATURDAY 6 OCTOBER ON SALE NOW Memorial plan for quake victims A PLAN outlining how the district council will embrace its growing population is being launched on Friday. The Welcoming Plan describes how the district council will celebrate the increasing population and diversity, and what activities it will deliver to ensure Selwyn is even more welcoming for newcomers and migrants. The plan is part of the two-year Welcoming Communities pilot programme which the district council was chosen to take part in along with eight other councils in five regions across the country. In 10 years the district’s population is expected to grow to 79,000. This is a significant increase from the current population of 59,000. Mayor Sam Broughton will give a speech at Friday’s launch along with other dignitaries. There will also be a Kapa Haka GROWTH: The district council will launch its Welcoming Plan on Friday. ​ performance, a Kiwianathemed lunch and a presentation from the newcomers and migrants steering group. The plan includes a the Welcoming Communities Standard, which provides councils and communities with a benchmark. It has organised around eight outcomes necessary to building a welcoming community. These are inclusive leadership, welcoming communications, equitable access, connected and inclusive communities, economic development and business and employment, civic engagement and participation, welcoming public spaces and culture and identity. In the past year, more than 370 people from 40 different countries across the world living in Selwyn have become New Zealand citizens. Mayor Sam Broughton says it’s positive to see the district become home to a wide range of nationalities. “As a growing district, it’s fantastic to see people from all over the world wanting to make Selwyn a permanent home,” said Mr Broughton. •From page 1 Mr Wright was on the Major Hornbrook track, 10min from his Norton Close home when boulders loosened by an aftershock struck him. Father-of-three Mr Foldesi was walking the Stan Helms track when the earthquake triggered a rockslide that swept across the track and carried him 25m down a cliff face. He was found hours later by his daughter, Sarah. Now Mr Wright’s former neighbours Betty and David Purdue want to use red-zoned land at Norton Close/Somes Rd which is currently maintained by Land Information New Zealand for a memorial orchard dedicated to the two men. The land was owned by Mr and Mrs Wright, and Kay and David Commons. It has four existing apple and pear trees. Mrs Purdue said the trees were Mr Wright’s pride and joy. Ian Foldesi “He was very proud of them and when the houses were demolished we almost stood in front of the digger; we chatted up the driver and said: ‘Please, please see if you can contour the land around Owen’s trees without taking them out’.” The land runs alongside the Major Hornbrook track and would be an ideal resting point, Mrs Purdue said, in a spot with Owen Wright plenty of sun. “There isn’t a memorial in Lyttelton to the two Lyttelton people who died. I think it would make a really nice pausing place.” Mr and Mrs Purdue have written to the Banks Peninsula Community Board proposing the idea. Board members “soundly supported” the concept in principle when it was discussed at its meeting last week. Late night Lyttelton Tunnel closures From Sunday 26 August, you’ll need to plan your travel around late night tunnel closures. These are essential to both install and test a new fire protection system inside the tunnel. Work on this $28.7 million project is expected to be completed early next year. Traffic lane closures are timed for late night/early morning on the lightest tunnel traffic days of the week, ie Sunday, Monday and Tuesday. TUNNEL CLOSED 11pm to 4am Sunday 26 August Monday 27 August Tuesday 28 August The tunnel will open to traffic for 10 minutes on the hour on these nights. WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW • Real-time traffic information for the Lyttelton Tunnel area is available at • A three-month look ahead schedule of tunnel traffic lane closures can be found at • Emergency access will be maintained through the tunnel at all times. • For more information about the Lyttelton Tunnel fire protection upgrade, go to • Find up-to-date information on road conditions, delays and closures at • Check the Transport Agency’s official Twitter @nztacwc and Facebook pages. • For traffic and travel information, call 0800 4 HIGHWAYS (0800 44 44 49) to speak to one of our team.