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Selwyn Times: September 05, 2018

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22 Wednesday September 5 2018 Latest Christchurch news at www.star.kiwi SELWYN TIMES SCHOOLS AWARD: Rolleston Christian School has been awarded bronze status on its EnviroSchools journey. Mayor Sam Broughton and Canterbury Enviroschools facilitator Andrea Taylor went to the school recently to acknowledge its achievement. It has been an Enviroschool since it opened in 2015. As an Enviroschool, it is charged with fostering a generation of children who think and act sustainably. ​ NEW SHOES: Shoe Clinic fitted 50 pairs of runners to students at Waitaha School last week. It’s the second time it has done this over the last few years as well as doing it for Ferndale and Allenvale Schools last year. Special Olympics New Zealand Upper South Island regional sports co-ordinator Graeme Bain, who organised the shoe donation, said the students were “delighted” with their new shoes and they will make a huge difference to the students’ ability to play sport safely. ​ ACTION: Rolleston’s Daniel at Have a Go Day at the Darfield Domain last Sunday. More than 800 people attended the free event, which showcased sport and recreation activities Darfield and the wider Selwyn district has to offer. People were able to have a go at a variety of indoor and outdoor sports, activities, games and challenges including Pedalmania, SNAG Golf, squash, basketball, archery, golf, softball and bowls. District council senior events and recreation adviser Dave Tippett said it was a fantastic day, and is sure some of the young people will have gone from having a go, to being a permanent participant. “For the first time in a very long time, more girls wanted to learn how to skateboard than boys. This is fantastic because nationally half as many young females skateboard than young males according to the Active NZ survey,” he said. ​

SELWYN TIMES Latest Christchurch news at www.star.kiwi Wednesday September 5 2018 23 Nerves tested in school ski race West Melton School pupil Ryder writes about the school’s team of 14 skiers who went to compete in the Canterbury Primary and Intermediate School Ski Race at Mt Cheeseman ON SUNDAY I woke up at 6am and got ready for the big day up at Mt Cheeseman. I had never used a T-bar before so I was quite nervous but I was also excited because I was doing my first ever ski race. As we were driving up the hill to Mt Cheeseman I was getting more and more nervous. We got our ski gear on, then we had to put on a race bib, my number was 106 and you also had to wear a transmitter on your ankle. Once we were all ready I went for a run before my race as it was a really good day for skiing and there was some great snow. Then it was race time, Joe, Buzz and I were all waiting for about 15min and Joe was first out of us three. The man on the start-gate said: “Three, two, one, go,” and Joe was off, he looked pretty fast. Once he was finished it was Buzz’s turn, he went up to the mark, the man said: “Three, two, one, go,” Buzz took off and he looked even faster. It was then my turn I was nervous, the man said to me: “Are you ready,” I said yes, he said: “Three, two, one, go,” I was off, going around the first gate, around the second gate and I was trying to go as fast as I could. I thought I was going pretty fast and I tucked in for the finish line and Joe and Buzz were waiting for me. My dad said that Joe and I looked about the same time and Buzz was a little bit faster. We had another run to do so we got on the T-bar again to do a second run for the race, Buzz and I were on the same T-bar and Joe and Nash were just in front of us. We went up to the start line for the red course and no-one was waiting. Joe went first again and he went really fast, then it was Buzz and he looked like he went even faster than the last time. It was finally my turn and my last run so I wanted to go faster than anybody and I was going Luxury LIFESTYLE TREAT YOURSELF! to try my hardest. I went to the mark, he said: “Are you ready,” I said yes and then he said: “Three, two, one, go.” I went off as fast as I could, I was trying to get more speed by tucking in and then boom, I was finished. The lady asked for my bib and transmitter. Then we watched Nash’s races, he was super fast and looked good. Once Nash was finished we went off and skied some more with dad and the Roycrofts. At 3.30pm we were standing waiting for the prize-giving with Olivia and Josie, they were very excited and so was everybody. No-one from West Melton got a placing, which was a shame but it was a great day. Thanks to Mrs Hawkins for organising our skiing and our parents for taking us up the mountain. COMPETING: West Melton School pupils at the Canterbury primary and intermediate school ski race at Mt Cheeseman. PHOTOS: MATT ALLIN $29,980 $34,890 $35,890 $29,980 Was $31,980 Was $36,980 2008 BMW x5 3.0sI M-sPORT 2011 JaGuaR xF 5.0L V8 Was $38,980 2012 BMW 335i M-sPORT hYBRID 2008 auDI Q7 7 seaTeR V8 s-LIne $26,980 $26,950 $28,480 $20,980 2009 auDI a6 3.0 suPeRChaRGeD Was $28,890 2013 BMW 320 DIeseL M-sPORT Was $31,890 2007 TOYOTa LanD CRuIseR PRaDO Was $23,980 2011 BMW 523i $34,890 $19,990 $21,980 $27,980 Was $35,990 2008 JaGuaR xF sV8 suPeRChaRGeD Was $21,890 Was $22,980 2012 Lexus CT 200h hYBRID 2008 auDI a5 3.2FsI QuaTTRO 2010 auDI a6 3.0L TFsI s-LIne CAR OF THE WEEK! 2009 Audi Q5 2.0TFSi QuATTRO Was $25,890 $23,980 20 Waterloo Rd, Sockburn, Christchurch 0800 778 807 On road costs may apply www.nzc.kiwi