Selwyn Times: April 30, 2019

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SELWYN

DISTRICT

Residents'

Guide

Your essential guide for better

living in Selwyn

2019

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SELWYN

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Published by Selwyn Times - Star Media


Keeping your Home

and Property Fire Safe

Fires can start and spread quickly, especially when conditions

are dry, windy and hot. Following these tips can help keep your

home and property safe:

› Assess the fire risk for your house and property.

Have an escape plan and know where you’ll meet.

› Make sure fire appliances can get to you – they

need a clear space at least 4 metres wide and 4

metres high.

› To slow or stop a fire spreading to your home,

create a clear space around it of at least 10 metres

if possible. Remove branches hanging over your

roof, keep gutters clean, and remove or prune

flammable plants and shrubs.

› Activities such as lawn mowing, chainsaw use and

grinding can produce sparks so keep machines

well maintained. If the weather is hot and dry, use

machinery in the early morning when its cooler.

› If you’ve had a fire, check it regularly. The bigger it

is, the longer its embers will smoulder – fires can

even re-ignite months later. Turn piles over and

apply water to ensure there’s no heat left.

› Install long life photoelectric smoke alarms in every

bedroom, living area and hallway; and install heat

alarms in your kitchen, bathroom or laundry. Test

batteries every month and keep smoke alarms clean.

› Don’t overload multi-boards, and make sure

leads and cords are in good condition. Never put

extension cords under carpets or mats, and don’t

use them if they’re tightly coiled.

› Turn off unused appliances and if practical unplug

them. Keep electrical appliances away from water

and get second hand appliances tested by a

licensed electrician or gas fitter.

› Talk to your neighbours about what you can do

together as a community to reduce fire risks.

Visit www.checkitsalright.nz for

information on fire seasons, whether

you can light outdoor fires, and tips

on using fire safely.

For further advice visit

www.fireandemergency.nz or call the

North Canterbury Fire and Emergency

office on 03 372 8635


WELCOME

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Showcasing Selwyn

index

2-5 Emergency information

7-22 Our Townships

23-25 Explore Selwyn

26-28 Sports

29-30 Where to stay

31-33 Venues

34-36 Hospitality

37 Churches & Marae

38 Arts

39-40 Farmer’s Markets

41 Libraries

42-45 Education

46-47 Gardening

49-50 Motoring

51-52 Animal Care

53-57 Rural Selwyn

58-60 Health Services

61-62 Senior Living

63-65 Showhomes

67-68 Real Estate

69 Trades

70 A-Z Advertisers

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EDITORIAL Fi Maddison

Alyse Boaz

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Miriam Sides

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Fi Maddison

Alyse Boaz

Selwyn District Council

New Zealanders used to be reminded years ago, “don’t

leave town, till you’ve seen the country”.

The same could be said about exploring Selwyn before we

head to other parts of New Zealand.

When we do look around our own back yard, we find an

extremely beautiful part of Aotearoa that captures the

beauty of the Canterbury Plains through to the magnificent

Southern Alps.

We have wonderful natural beauty, thriving industry and

an amazing population who are proud of this piece of

Canterbury.

The Selwyn Times is pleased to record this beauty and

more importantly the stories of its people - many of these

ordinary people who are doing extraordinary things.

We are pleased to present you with a guide to Selwyn,

showcasing the very best of what this beautiful region has

to offer those who live here and those lucky enough to

visit.

Steve McCaughan

Selwyn Times General Manager

Message from the Mayor

of Selwyn

I love living in Selwyn and it is a privilege to be your

mayor. Our council’s focus is on delivering high quality

infrastructure and community services to our ever

growing community. There are now over 62,000 people

living in Selwyn. This means that we are the third largest

population in the South Island after Christchurch and

Dunedin. Not only do we have a role in providing for our

community but also in advocacy for the South Island.

We have a long history and value our heritage. To gain a

better understanding of this why not visit Castle Hill Kura

Tawhiti or Ngãti Moki Marae at Taumutu, the museum in

Glentunnel or the Heritage Park in Leeston.

Innovation is a key theme throughout our district. To

explore this further take a drive around and see the

precision agriculture and irrigation on our farms, or take a

course at Lincoln University to increase your knowledge, or see the increasing use of rail to

take trucks off our roads at Izone and IPort.

We value our environment which you can see and breathe, and walk over in many places. If

you haven’t been out and about recently start with Lake Coleridge, Arthur’s Pass National

Pass, Cave Stream, Washpen Falls, Rakaia Huts, Te Waihora Lake Ellesmere, and plenty of

places between.

It’s great that you live here too and I trust you enjoy our community. I hope this booklet helps

you connect better with others living near to you or with similar interests across our diverse

district.

Ngã Mihi

Sam Broughton

DISCLAIMER

Mayor Sam Broughton’s with a new

citizen taken at our citizenship

ceremony held on Waitangi Day at Ngati

Moke Marae in Taumutu.

Every effort has been made to ensure the information published in this Selwyn Residents Guide is correct

at the time of printing. The Selwyn Times as the publisher accepts no responsibility for the completeness,

accuracy or otherwise of the details in this guide. Changes can occur to the services stated, including

contact details, meeting places and times. Inclusion in the directory is not intended as an endorsement of

the activities of any organisation listed.


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EMERGENCY INFORMATION

Lake Coleridge

EMERGENCY INFORMATION

IF YOU HAVE AN EMERGENCY DIAL 111

Medical Centres

Darfield Medical Centre & West

Melton Clinic - 03 318 8511

Leeston Medical Centre

03 324 3850

Lincoln Medical Centre

03 325 2411

WeCareHealth Lincoln

03 349 8613

Methven Medical Centre

03 302 8105

Rakaia Medical Centre

03 303 5002

Rolleston Central Health

03 347 2614

Rolleston Medical Centre

03 347 8848

Templeton Medical Centre

03 349 6716

Police

Arthur’s Pass 03 318 9212

Darfield 03 318 8002

Leeston 03 378 0150

Lincoln 03 378 0160

Rolleston 03 347 9248

Other

Kidsline 0800 543 754

Lifeline 0800 543 354

Poisons Hotline 0800 764 766

Plunket Hotline 0800 933 922

Pollution Hotline 0800 765 588

Suicide Crisis Helpline 0508 828 865

Fire

In all emergencies phone 111. If you

ring to report a local fire in a rural area

you will be asked your RAPID number,

so that the appropriate fire service can

be alerted.

At certain times of the year, there will

be restrictions on lighting fires. Ring

the SDC on 347 2800 or check on the

council website www.selwyn.govt.nz/

fire to check before lighting any fires.

The following steps will protect your

home and family:

• Avoid outdoor activities that generate

heat or sparks

• Remove waste from sections, around

homes and in gutters and drain pipes

• Plant drought resistant and less

flammable plants

• Cut lawns and paddocks during safe

periods

• If appropriate, maintain a reserve

water supply

• Connect a garden hose for

immediate use

• Prepare a home inventory, keep

important documents in a safe place

• Install smoke alarms

• Make and practice a home escape

plan

• Designate a family meeting place

• Signpost your property clearly with

your Rapid or street number

• Maintain clear access routes for

firefighting appliances

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Leeston bus service could be axed

• By Anan Zaki

A TRIAL bus service could be

pulled due to low patronage.

Environment Canterbury said

its Leeston to Christchurch route

has had low usage since the trial

started in late January.

The bus leaves Leeston at 7am

and returns at 5.50pm on weekdays

and averages 28 passengers

a day.

ECan senior public transport

manager Stewart Gibbon said

unless patronage rises, current

passenger numbers are not high

enough to continue the service

long-term.

“We saw strong support from

the Leeston community for a

commuter service during the

survey process late last year. We

encourage the community to

make good use of the route now

so that it can be extended,” he

said.

Leeston Community

Committee chairman Lloyd

Clausen urged more people to

take up the service but also said

not everyone is able to use the

current bus.

He said the current service

does not accommodate all

residents.

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An instantly appealing open plan living/dining area is heated by

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north facing outdoor entertaining area. There is an additional

separate living room that provides plenty of versatility for your

family to spread out and enjoy. The generous living space

includes four double bedrooms with the master bedroom

enjoying an ensuite and walk in robe while a large centrally

located bathroom caters for the family. Further convenience

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EMERGENCY INFORMATION

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Be alerted with

Selwyn Gets Ready

Emergencies can happen anywhere,

anytime and without warning. Selwyn

has an alert system called Selwyn Gets

Ready managed by the Emergency

Management Team at Selwyn District

Council.

Selwyn Gets Ready is a database

containing contact information for local

residents that is used to send text or

email warnings like severe weather,

uncontrolled fires or messages from

local police.

In a disaster, Community Response

Teams use Selwyn Gets Ready to identify

who may need extra assistance and

what skills and resources are available

locally. This information could include

things like first aid skills, generators,

4WDs or spare accommodation and is

used to help communities take better

care of themselves in an emergency.

To join Selwyn Gets Ready visit www.

selwyn.getready.net and complete the

simple form by adding your name,

address, mobile number and email

address. Add any special skills,

resources or needs that your local

Community Response Team should

be aware of. Only one registration is

required per household and extra people

and contact details can be added so

everyone gets the message.

Already one of the 8000 or more

households on Selwyn Gets Ready? The

systems only works if your email and

mobile phone information is correct,

please login to ensure your details are

up-to-date. Any problems call 0800 225

543 or use the contact us form on the

website.

For more information head to www.

happens.nz and learn what you and your

family can do to be better prepared if you

are unable to leave your home or need to

evacuate.

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Sign up to receive emergency

warnings and police messages

· You will only receive messages relevant to you and where you live.

· Messages may include boil water notices, severe weather

warnings, fire dangers or others.

· Most messages are sent via email, however urgent messages will

be sent via text.

Selwyn Gets Ready is a website which provides information on

who may need extra assistance in an emergency and the skills and

resources available in your neighbourhood.

We want every household in Selwyn to be part of Selwyn Gets Ready,

sign up today at selwyn.getsready.net

For more information email

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local funding?

building?

kerbside collections?

pools?

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ROLLESTON

Rolleston’s growth

7

continues

Located only 20km from

Christchurch and with

just over 16,000 residents,

Rolleston is the largest town

in the Selwyn district and

is continuing to grow at a

significant pace.

Rolleston is situated either

side of a busy State Highway

One either heading north

to Christchurch or south to

Ashburton. Nearby roadworks

with a complex array of

off-ramps and over bridges

are part of the motorway

extension to connect the town

with central Christchurch

which are expected to be

completed by the end of the

year.

As with many new towns, the

face of Rolleston has changed

significantly over the years. As

the population increases so

does the number of facilities,

shopping choices and schools.

The Rolleston Community

Centre co-ordinates and hosts

a wide range of recreation

programmes for all ages.

From Baby Gym to Roller

Skating, Tai Chi, Spin, Yoga and

Zumba. The centre also has

a variety of affordable venue

spaces for hire for indoor

sporting fixtures, weddings,

community meetings and

more. The Rolleston Library

is co-located in the same

building. Library membership

is free for all residents and

ratepayers and allows them

to borrow items and use

eResources online. The library

runs weekly programmes and

regular events for residents of

all ages.

The Selwyn Aquatic Centre has

four pools; a 25m pool with

eight lanes, a hydrotherapy

pool with attached spa, a

learn-to-swim pool and a

leisure pool with a lazy river

and toddlers area.

Story continues on page 8

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out of gardening. We have a large range of bulk and

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ROLLESTON

Continued from page 7

An additional 10-lane,

25-metre pool is planned

for the facility along with

additional changing space, and

a possible café in the future

to meet the district’s growing

needs.

Foster Park has 27 grass

sports fields, a half-sized

hockey turf, and a softball/

baseball diamond. The park

also has a hugely popular

destination playground – with

highlights including a mouse

wheel, a big slide, a fort and a

flying fox. Foster Park covers

an area of about 30 hectares.

Development plans are also

in the pipeline for the addition

of four indoor courts and four

covered courts for sports such

as netball, basketball, futsal

and badminton.

Work will start this year on

the first stage of the new

Rolleston Town Centre,

including a new library and

community centre, Te Ara

Ãtea, and exciting town square

development. Future plans

for the town centre include

commercial and retail spaces,

a promenade, parking, and

outdoor areas.

Family life is made easier

with the recently opened

Lemonwood Grove School

for children from Year 1 to 8,

Waitaha School along with

three pre-schools, BestStart

Farringdon, Best Start

Farringdon East and Three

Trees Learning Centre within

easy walking distance.

Other new local subdivisions

include Beaumont

Park, Branthwaite, Coles

Fields, Falcon’s Landing and

Olivefields.

For older pupils, Rolleston

College opened in January

2017 saving local high school

students the journey to

neighbouring schools. The

modern purpose-built facility

includes a 500-seat theatre,

a multi-purpose gym, an

automotive workshop and

dance and music studios..

The population at Rolleston

continues to grow with new

sub-divisions extending

the town to cater for the

demand. With the completed

highway/motorway Rolleston

will become an even more

attractive option for those

people who want to live a

country life in a suburban

setting.

ROLLESTON OFFICE

78A Rolleston Drive, Rolleston

Richard Gray rcg@meareswilliams.co.nz

Kate Warren kcw@meareswilliams.co.nz

Anita Molloy-Roberts am@meareswilliams.co.nz

T: (03) 374 2547

Offices also located at: Lincoln – 43 Gerald St,

Christchurch – 225 Papanui Rd, Darfield – 28 South Tce


IZONE & IPORT

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Handy location offers

commercial opportunities

Situated on the opposite side of State Highway

One from Rolleston township is the Izone

Southern Business Hub, one of New Zealand’s

largest industrial parks.

Izone’s convenient location is key to its

success and is only 12 minutes from Hornby,

20 minutes from Christchurch International

Airport, and 40 minutes from the Port of

Lyttelton. The hub is also easily accessible

with two entry options from the busy State

Highway One.

Local businesses are encouraged to base

themselves at the Selwyn District Councilowned

industrial area with its low rates

and land prices and has both the space

and flexibility to tailor land outcomes to the

owner’s requirements.

Infrastructure has been well thought of with

wide streets, traffic management systems

and plenty of on-site room for trucks to make

and receive deliveries, removing the logistics

headaches that come with many inner city

industrial developments.

Walkways, native plantings, and attractive

communal areas make it a great place to

work along with being environmentally

friendly making it the envy of other largescale

industrial parks nationally.

Established to increase the efficiency of

freight movements within Canterbury region

the Carter Group’s IPort Industrial Hub is

located on 122 hectares. Adjacent to Izone,

the $500 million industrial and logistics park

offers a range of land options from small

industrial through to large design, build and

lease options.

Within easy reach of Christchurch

International Airport and with a direct

connection to Lyttelton Port Company’s

MidlandPort, IPort provides businesses with

comprehensive access to rail, road and air

freight options, plus the associated transport

cost savings and logistics efficiencies.

Sites can be customised with both small and

large sites available and the ability to operate

24/7.

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ROLLESTON - BURNHAM –

DUNSANDEL

Head south to

Burnham and

Dunsandel

Located just five minutes

south from Rolleston is the

small area of Burnham,

named after Burnham

Beeches in Buckinghamshire,

UK. Established in 1923, the

Burnham Military Camp is the

largest army base in the South

Island. The army base played

a pivotal role during the

Canterbury earthquakes and

was among the first to provide

assistance. The Burnham Golf

Course is opposite the camp.

The area is also known for

its selection of locally grown

wines from the Lone Goat and

Straight 8 Estate.

A further 10 minutes along

State Highway 1 is the rural

township of Dunsandel where

you’ll find a number of small

businesses servicing the rural

and traveling public: a primary

school, two veterinary clinics,

a local pub, takeaway shop,

motor bike store, barber,

and transport company. The

Dunsandel Store is wellknown

for its old fashioned

country café and hospitality.

Nearby is the Synlait Milk

plant, which employs people

from throughout the district.

Comfortable rolleston

aCCommodation

A very warm welcome awaits

you at Rolleston Highway Motel.

With a reputation for helpfulness,

Rolleston Highway Motel offers

you immaculate, comfortable and

affordable motel accommodation.

27 units – Studios/One bedroom/

Two bedroom self contained units

Hosts: Trevor and Lyn McIvor

Phone: 03 347 2326

www.rollestonhighwaymotel.co.nz


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PREBBLETON - TAI TAPU

VILLAGE LIFE IN PREBBLETON

Just 20 minutes from Christchurch’s city centre, Prebbleton is one

of the earliest European settlements on the Canterbury Plains

named after the Prebble family who settled here in the 1850’s.

Prebbleton has a unique village feel with its wide range of

local shops, restaurants, facilities, services and schools

including a pre-school and primary school. The town has

grown over recent years to include new housing developments

including Mersham Green, Sterling Park, and The Village

Estates.

The rail trail passes through Prebbleton – the first stretch

from Hornby and then provides a safe 7km route to Lincoln

running alongside the original railway line through pleasant

rural surroundings and is wide enough to enable cycling in

both directions.

Tai Tapu a drawcard

On the main road to Banks Peninsula and

situated in a pretty part of Selwyn district, Tai

Tapu is a popular stop for locals, cyclists and

tourists alike. Nestled amongst the hills are

a number of well-known cafes, restaurants,

and berry fields providing a drawcard for day

trippers from Christchurch.

The building of St Paul’s Anglican Church

and the old Tai Tapu Library (both completed

in 1932) were largely funded by Sir Heaton

Rhodes, who lived at nearby estate Otahuna,

a beautiful stately home which is available for

corporate events and special occasions.

The recently completed Tai Tapu Community

Centre, located at Rhodes Park Domain,

features three community rooms with a total

capacity for more than 500 people. Each room

has access to kitchen and bar facilities. It

also has changing rooms, public toilets, and

a large roofed outdoor courtyard. The centre

also co-ordinates and hosts a weekly Flow

Yoga and Pilates class.

Tai Tapu has plenty of sporting opportunities.

Adjacent to the Halswell River, the Tai Tapu

Domain is home to tennis courts, a golf

course, rugby field, outdoor bowling green

and netball courts.

Look out for the yearly

Tai Tapu Sculpture

Garden event (usually

held over three

weekends in March)

where artists display

their work in the

evolving sculpture

garden and visitors enjoy

meandering through

the regenerated native

areas.


WEST MELTON

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A town with community spirit

West Melton’s population has steadily

grown over the last 10 years, heralding

in a new phase in the town’s history.

Once predominantly known for horse

racing studs, it is now a fully-fledged

country town with a wider community

populating surrounding lifestyle

properties.

With Christchurch just 15 minutes

down the road, West Melton has been

a popular choice for people who work

in the city yet want to live in a country

setting, with many embracing the town’s

community spirit.

West Melton’s shopping area includes: a

small supermarket, pharmacy, medical

centre, physiotherapy service, bar and

restaurant, Thai restaurant, French

bakery and patisserie, ballet school, two

real estate agent offices, bottle store,

hair salon, beauty and body care salon,

veterinary centre, service station, tavern,

engineering business, four preschools,

primary school, a rural fire brigade base

and two churches. Many small homebased

businesses also operate in the

wider West Melton area.

West Melton’s Community and

Recreation Centre was recently rebuilt

to serve the growing population as well

as adding a significant asset to the

growing network of community facilities

across the Selwyn district. The facility

includes community meeting spaces,

indoor sport and recreation (including

an indoor court), a scout hall, a Plunket

room and Playcentre. There is also

space for community group activities

such as service, gardening and film

clubs. The centre co-ordinates and

hosts a wide range of recreation and

activity programmes for all ages. From

Baby Gym to Storytimes, Rollar Skating,

Pump, Yoga and Zumba.

Close to West Melton:

• Canterbury Astronomical Society’s

Observatory in Bells Road – public

viewing most Fridays evenings.

• Canterbury Aero Club’s aerodrome

and Moore Park Speedway, both located

at the northern end of Weedons Ross

Road.


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LINCOLN

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More than a university town

Lincoln has always had something

special that sets it apart from other

rural towns with its village atmosphere

despite having a busy university just

down the road.

With a population of just over 6000

Lincoln is Selwyn’s second largest town

and is home to Lincoln University, the

oldest agricultural institution in the

Southern Hemisphere and the smallest

New Zealand university.

The university has transformed in recent

years to a biotechnology hub with a wide

range of related organisations on campy

including AgResearch, the Institute for

Plant and Food Research, Landcare

Research and the Foundation for Arable

Research.

The main streets, James, Edward and

Gerald are named after James Edward

FitzGerald who sub-divided his land

in the 1860’s to make way for the new

township of Lincoln, after the Earl of

Lincoln.

The railway line from Hornby opened in

1875.

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LINCOLN

Continued from page 15

Popular with people of all ages

and stages, Lincoln has several

pre-schools and primary schools

including the recently opened

Ararira Springs Primary and

Lincoln High School for secondary

students.

Lincoln is also an Envirotown and

has an Envirotown Trust that works

with the community to promote

the long term environmental

sustainability of the Selwyn district

as the basis for social, cultural

and economic sustainability in the

future. Lincoln New World was the

first New Zealand supermarket

to have wind turbines to generate

power.

Lincoln Event Centre is a modern

complex with a variety of affordable

venue spaces for everything from

weddings and community meetings

to rock concerts and major indoor

sports events. The centre also coordinates

and hosts a wide range of

recreation programmes for all ages,

from Baby Gym to Roller Skating,

Tai Chi, Spin and Yoga. Court hire is

available to shoot basketball hoops,

play casual badminton and tennis.

Lincoln Library is located on Gerald

Street, the town’s main street.

Library membership is free for all

residents and ratepayers allowing

them to borrow items and use

eResources online. The library

runs weekly programmes and

regular events for residents of all

ages. Residents can also process

Council services here such as dog

registration and rates payments.

Lincoln continues to grow with the

arrival of new residents building

in the new sub-divisions including

Liffey Springs, Rosemerryn, Te

Whãriki and Verdeco Park.

The appeal of the village

atmosphere is not taken for granted

with regular markets enhancing

the feeling of community within

the town and having a main street

where the majority of Lincoln’s

retail, food and service facilities

are based including a busy medical

centre, local hotel and service

station.

Springston

Close by to Lincoln sits the

small semi-rural settlement of

Springston, which offers a primary

school, pub, dairy, sports domain,

and community hall plus a number

of historic 100 year-old buildings.

The township is synonymous with

its association with the South

Island's famous Springston Trophy.


LEESTON

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Central hub for local area

Leeston is situated 30 kilometres

southwest of Christchurch between

the mouth of the Rakaia River and Te

Waihora/Lake Ellesmere.

Although the town has a reasonably

small population its central location

attracts people from the surrounding

rural areas with cafés and restaurants,

churches, medical centre, hospital for

the elderly, farm equipment store and

pharmacy.

In May 2017, a community art gallery

was opened in Leeston. Lakeland Art is

a new gallery in Leeston, showcasing

local artists in many genres.

Education-wise Leeston has preschools,

a primary school and Ellesmere

College.

Outdoor opportunities are on the doorstep

with the spring-fed Harts Creek

a popular site for picnics, walking, fly

fishing and bird life including the white

heron and spotted shag. Leeston is also

home to three camping sites making it a

relaxing holiday spot for all ages.

Sports play an important role in this

small rural town with the range of clubs

including lawn bowls, rugby, soccer

netball, running, cricket, netball and

tennis along with a fully equipped gym.

Entering Leeston from the north,

the town's war memorial creates an

impression. The names of many of the

streets in Leeston are a roll call of the

important battlegrounds of the First

World War. This is the venue for the

annual ANZAC Day commemorations.

Mention the Leeston's Ellesmere

A & P Show and this sums up what

Leeston and its surrounding area is all

about. This community-focussed event

draws people from far and wide with

its horse riding, craft stalls, cooking

demonstrations and sheep shearing

and is a massive date on the township’s

calendar.

The Leeston Library and Service Centre

is a great asset to the Ellesmere

community. Library membership is free

for all residents and ratepayers and

allows them to borrow items and use

eResources online. The library also runs

weekly programmes and regular events

as well as offering meeting spaces at

affordable rates. Residents can also

process Council services here such as

dog registration and rates payments.

The Council’s Long-Term Plan includes

the development of a new community

centre for the township.

Southbridge, Doyleston

and the Raikaia Huts

There are a number of small rural

villages and towns in the area.

Doyleston is a small village just short of

Leeston that sits at the the crossroads

to the smaller rural settlements

of Brookside, Irwell, Lakeside and

Killinchy.

Southbridge, which lies a further eight

km south from Leeston, is larger and

services the rural farming area with a

range of facilities including a dairy, café,

bakery, primary school, sports clubs,

hairdresser, preschool and more. Just

17km beyond Southbridge, sitting on the

north side of the Rakaia River mouth,

is a tiny fishing settlement known as

the Rakaia Huts. The Rakaia Huts is a

unique community that consists of a

small number of fishing cottages and

holiday homes, plus a camping ground

and a boat ramp that offers access to

the lagoon and river mouth.


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DARFIELD

Under the

Nor’ West Arch

Darfield, the largest town in

the Malvern Ward, services

a large farming area and is

the gateway to the scenic

Southern Alps. Just 40

minutes from Christchurch,

the town is a popular stopover

for tourists travelling on the

Great Alpine Highway to the

West Coast.

Sometimes known as the

‘town under the Nor’ West

Arch’ due to the weather

phenomenon that displays

a flat arch of cloud layered

above the mountains to the

west of the town, Darfield

offers splendid views of

Mount Hutt and Torlesse

Ranges.

Darfield is a busy country

hub that offers a full

range of services for local

residents from cafés, bakery,

supermarket (a new and

bigger supermarket is due

to be completed in August),

butcher, drapery, pharmacy,

medical centre, hotel, tyre

centre, giftware, post service,

service station, garden centre,

preschools, primary and high

schools, through to stores

that supply farm and lifestyle

block requirements. Plus

a full range of community

facilities including churches,

library, sports clubs,

swimming pool and a newly

purpose built dance studio.

The town also boasts an art

gallery showcasing local

artists, a weekly Farmer’s

Market held every Saturday

offering a range of local

produce and craft, and a ski

hire shop during the winter

months.

Darfield’s many recreational

facilities include sporting

facilities such as tennis,

squash and netball courts,

rugby and football pitches,

bowling club and shooting

club. Local community

interests and clubs are

catered for with St John’s

Cadets, craft, music, seniors

club, bridge, sewing, spinning

and weaving, youth groups, to

name a few.

Darfield Library and

Service Centre serves the

Malvern community. Library

membership is free for all

residents and ratepayers and

allows them to borrow items

and use eResources online.

The library also runs weekly

programmes and regular

events as well as offering

meeting spaces at affordable

rates. Residents can also

process Council services here

such as dog registration and

rates payments

Darfield’s best

kept secret

McHugh's Forest Park is a

wonderful maze of tracks

for walkers and cyclists that

sits on the edge of Darfield.

Bellbirds serenade visitors,

while fantails cheekily flit in

and out of the trees following

walkers. The plantation,

planted in 1893 to provide

shelter and timber, is a mixed

exotic conifer plantation

dominated by large Douglasfir

but also includes radiata

pine, macrocarpa, larch,

spruce, Corsican pine and

cedar along with some oak

and silver wattle. Entry from

Horndon Street, west of

Darfield..

Things to see whilst exploring the

Darfield and the Malvern areas

Short Walks:

Coalgate Track walk along the Selwyn River or up to the

Bluff

Darfield Town Walks, Walkway A & B

Hororata Domain Walk

Kirwee Walk

Kowai Bush Walk

McHugh’s Forest Park

Discover history at

Whitecliffs refurbished railway station, Darfield Jail,

Tussock Square, all situated in Darfield

Glentunnel Museum

Terrace Station, St Johns Church, Cotons Cottage and

Museum, Hororata

Homebush Stables, Homebush

De Renzie Brett Memorial, Kirwee

Lake Coleridge Power Station

Rockwood Farm, Washpen Road

Steventon Homestead, Whitecliffs

The Point, Snowdon Station, Gunyah, Windwhistle


HORORATA

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Sword Bearer Bruce Nell and Chieftain march in front of the City of Christchurch Pipe

Band Hororata-Highland-Games.

Photo : David Baird Photography-08

Hororata,

something

for everyone

Hororata, despite being a small township, has garnered a

reputation since the earthquakes for some wonderful events

within the town and its neighbours amongst the Selwyn

foothills.

Hororata Pig and Possum Hunt

An annual event held around ANZAC weekend each year this

family friendly event has become a permanent fixture for the

community. The three day competition ends with 'weigh in' day

at the Hororata Domain, offering fun activities for all ages as

hunters return with their entries to see how they measure up

against the competition. This is a fundraiser for the Hororata

Primary School.

Hororata Night Glow

Balloonists from all over New Zealand are travelling to

this event providing a unique opportunity to experience hot

air balloons lighting up the night sky, glowing in unison to

music. Surrounding the Night Glow will be an autumn festival

including live music, children’s entertainment and an amazing

array of street food, this unique autumn festival will entertain

the whole family. A fireworks display will be a feature of

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the evening’s entertainment. Held in the Hororata Domain,

this year’s Night Glow is on Saturday 18 May 2019, with a

postponement date of 19 May.

Hororata Swap Meet

The first Hororata Swap meet was held in September 2010

in the Hororata Domain and has been held on the third

Saturday of September ever since. It was started by Dave

and John due to a need for a more specific event catering

for vintage, veteran, classic, cars, motorcycles, parts, tools

and mechanical related stuff. It’s a great day out for bargain

hunters and this year’s event is being held on Saturday 21

September from 7am until 3pm.

Hororata Parish Spring Fair

The annual Labour Day Hororata Parish Spring Fair is one of

the 'must do's' for many families in the Selwyn district. This is

a great way to spend Labour Day (Monday 28 October 2019) so

come for a drive. Renowned for its unique White Elephant stall

held in the stables and our country auction with their infamous

stock auctioneer! Includes rides and activities to keep the kids

entertained, live music and prizes.

Hororata Parish Spring Fair


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HORORATA

Hororata Night Glow 2018

Photographer: Murray Irwin

Continued from page 19

Hororata Highland Games

Assemble the clan for the Hororata

Highland Games, a Scottish festival with

a kiwi twist! Watch the international field

of strongmen compete or the Highland

dancers fling. Have a go tossing a caber

or discover Celtic culture amongst the

120 stalls. Try some haggis or take home

your own bottle of Hororata Whisky.

Organised by the Hororata Community

Trust the Hororata Highland Games is

held annually in November. This year’s

event is on Saturday 9 November.

Heritage of Hororata and

Beyond

Nestled in the foothills of Canterbury

is an extensive area rich with history of

pioneering times.

A number of heritage homesteads,

including Homebush Stables and Terrace

Station, open their doors each year to

allow people to discover the history of

the people who settled in this area and

connect to their stories. Glentunnel

Museum and Coton’s Cottage are open

Sunday afternoons during the summer

months and by appointment offering the

chance to be immersed in the district’s

rich agricultural and industrial industry.

Discover the Heritage of Hororata and

Beyond at www.hororata.org.nz or pick

up one of the visitor’s guides from a

Selwyn library.

For information on these and other

community events visit www.hororata.

org.nz.


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GLENTUNNEL - SHEFFIELD

SPRINGFIELD

Country towns of the west

The wooded glen

Glentunnel is known for its delightful

autumnal tree colours, its picturesque

golf course, and its welcoming

community. This small historical

village was once associated with local

coalmines, potteries and brickworks.

Today it boasts two churches, a camping

ground, primary school, corner dairy,

and a museum. A walk around the

village highlights buildings of interest

– the library, old stable, and several

original miners cottages. Nearby

Coalgate, another historical settlement,

was known as the ‘gate to the coalfields

in the Malvern Hills’.

Sister townships

Sheffield and Waddington are just 1km

apart. The tiny village of Waddington sits

at junction of Route 72 and the Great

Alpine Highway and was originally part

of the Deans family’s Homebush run. In

its heyday, Waddington had a butcher,

baker, church, and school among other

services.

Nearby Sheffield (the bigger of the two

towns) boasts a primary school, church,

hotel, volunteer fire station, bakery,

engineering workshop, and self-service

petrol station. The town was named

after Sheffield in Yorkshire by John

Jebson, who owned the land and was

the first to extract the lignite deposits

in the area. Sheffield was once a busy

railway junction and now is known for its

popular annual Malvern A&P Show.

Last stop before the

mountains

Springfield, once known as Kowai Pass,

is the last town to pass through when

heading towards Arthur's Pass and

offers a variety of services including

cafes, backpackers, school, church,

and service station. The rural town is

a popular stopping place for travellers

and its historical railway station is a

stopping point for passengers to embark

on the TranzAlpine train as it traverses

the Southern Alps. The station is also

a junction for the many coal trains as

they travel daily between Greymouth and

Christchurch. A fun feature of the town

is its association with the Simpsons

movie and its giant pink donut made

from concrete.

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THE GREAT

ALPINE HIGHWAY

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Scenic route with dramatic

landscapes

The Great Alpine Highway (SH 73) connects

Christchurch to Greymouth and runs through

some of the most scenic parts of the Selwyn

district with its rocky outcrops, mountain

passes and villages and high country lakes.

The fourth and fifth-highest points of New

Zealand's state highway network are on

this road at Porters and Arthur's Pass

respectively.

After the flatness of the Canterbury Plains

with the small towns of Waddington,

Sheffield and Annat, the climb up towards the

mountains starts after Springfield, climbing

towards Porters Pass, alongside the Korowai-

Torlesse Tussockland Park.

Once over the pass, Lake Lyndon appears.

The lake ices over in winter and is a popular

fishing destination for rainbow trout during

the summer months. At the far end is Lake

Lyndon Lodge.

Further along the Great Alpine Highway is the

Cave Stream Scenic Reserve. Two short walks

take you to the upstream and downstream

entrance to the caves. To walk through the

cave requires experience and there are

sufficient warning signs to explain what is

required to tackle the 594m between the two

entrances.

Castle Hill is best known for its distinctive

limestone boulders of Castle Hill within the

Kura Tawhiti Conservation Area are a popular

stop and the walk to the top takes around 20

minutes return. Castle Hill village only has

a few people that call it home but nearby ski

fields make the village a popular stay during

the winter months.

Further west and part of Craigieburn Forest

Park is Lake Pearson, an hourglass shaped

lake with camping and toilet facilities, also

popular for rainbow trout fishing during

summer.

The western boundary of the Selwyn district

includes the Arthur’s Pass alpine village

which sits at 740m above sea level and is

in the centre of the stunning Arthur’s Pass

National Park. Arthur’s Pass is a stop for the

TranzAlpine train and features a huge range

of walks and waterfalls for all abilities along

with an extremely popular tea room and

restaurant, along with some cheeky kea.

The Great Alpine Highway has many

destinations along the way making it an ideal

Sunday drive or a day trip. At any time of the

year there is plenty to see and a scenery-filled

part of the Selwyn district for everyone to

explore.

Tourism continues to grow in Selwyn

Selwyn continues to be a popular destination for visitors to

the South Island. During the 12 months to December 2018

tourism continued to grow in Selwyn nearly three times as

many as the national numbers.

Guest nights were up 6.3 per cent per annum compared

with an 8.8 per cent increase regionally and 2.3 per

cent nationally.

Visitors to the district stayed a total of 85,011

nights during the year to December 2018,

which was up from 80,005 a year ago (an

increase of 5006 nights).

Guest nights by domestic visitors rose by 2.5

per cent while international visitors climbed

2.0 per cent,

Tourism spending in Selwyn rose 14 per cent per

annum to $113m (up from $99 million a year ago)

again favourably compared with 4.3 % nationally.

Selwyn District Council improves

facilities

Utilising the government’s Tourism Infrastructure Fund, the

Selwyn District Council has been able to quickly provide more

toilet facilities across the district to meet the demand of an

increasing number of tourists. They have also been able to

replace older and less environmentally friendly ones.

Last year, the Council received TIF funding to install a

new three-pan public toilet at Castle Hill at a cost of

$166,300. This was constructed in February 2019.

New single-pan toilets were also installed

at Lake Georgina ($54,800) and Lake Selfe

($54,800). Both were installed in February

2019. Using the TIF funding, they will

also install a four-pan toilet at Dunsandel

($185,700). This is likely to be constructed in

April this year.

The installation of new non-funded toilets in the

district include one at Ryton Bay ($57,625) which

was opened November 2017. A new four-pan toilet is

currently being installed at Lincoln Domain ($186,800) and is

likely to be completed in March 2019.

* The tourism information is from the Infometrics quarterly economic monitor

(December 2018). Tourism expenditure data is sourced from MBIE Monthly

Regional Tourism Estimates.


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EXPLORE

Ski Selwyn !

The district’s six ski fields provide a

winter playground full of choice for

skiers and snowboarders alike. Many

of the club fields also have on-site

accommodation making them a great

option for that mid-year holiday with

family and friends.

Broken River

Run by Broken River Ski Club, this ski

field is also open to the public, offering

a fun and friendly atmosphere. Options

include fantastic terrain for all levels,

off-piste skiing and boarding and

powder basins. There is also a range

of mountain-style accommodation in

centrally heated lodges 10 minutes’ walk

from the ski tow.

www.brokenriver.co.nz

Craigieburn Valley Ski Area

Craigieburn prides itself on providing a

fully serviced backcountry experience

with cosy accommodation and is a nonprofit,

charitable organisation run by

enthusiastic club members.

www.craigieburn.co.nz

Mt Cheeseman Ski Area

Cheeseman is a sunny field with

groomed runs and off-piste terrain

catering for all abilities and promises a

family environment in an alpine setting.

Mt Cheeseman also has rental facilities,

a snow school and accommodation.

www.cheeseman.co.nz

Mt Olympus

A proud “groomer free” field, skiing or

boarding at Mt Olympus relies on Mother

Nature. The field’s aspect is sheltered

and a foot or more of dry powder is not

uncommon after a southerly storm.

The field is often open into October and

there’s plenty of space to get away from

it all.

www.mtolympus.co.nz

Porters

Whether you are a first time skier or

more advanced there is plenty of variety

at Porters from a gentle learners’

area, intermediate slopes and more

challenging terrain including Mountain

Park. Featuring a four seat chair lift,

carpet and platter lifts there is also a

licenced cafeteria, professional snow

sports school and full equipment rental

service for both skis and boards.

www.skiporters.co.nz

Temple Basin

Getting to Temple Basin is worth the

hike which normally takes between 40

minutes and 1 hour through Arthur’s

Pass National Park. There is, however,

a goods lift for your gear. With its raw

alpine terrain and stunning views the

field’s features ski in and ski out lodges

and a mountain bar and is fully catered.

www.templebasin.co.nz

Get on your bike

Selwyn district hosts a huge range of

opportunities for cyclists of all ages and

stages including the well-known Little

River Rail Trail. Here are some mountain

biking tracks that offer plenty of variety.

Broken River Ski Field Road

Track distance: 6km (from picnic area to

the hut)

Start location: Craigieburn Picnic Area

Broken River Ski Field Road to Camp

Saddle

Track distance: 2.5km

Start location: Opposite the ski club

tractor shed, beyond the located gate on

Broken River Ski Field road.

Dracophyllum Flat track

Track distance: 1.8km

Start location: Take the road from the

Craigieburn picnic area following Cave

Stream to Broken River ski field road.

The track begins opposite the road

intersection.

Hogs Back mountain bike track

Track distance: Castle Hill to Texas Flat

7.4km. Roundtrip via the Cheeseman ski

field road 15.6km.

Start location: Behind Castle Hill Village

or from Texas Flat

Mt White Road

Track distance: 25km

Start location: Mt White Road (25km

east of Arthur's Pass Village SH73)

Poulter Valley

Track distance: 27km

Start location: Mt White Road

Starvation Gully to Trig M

Track distance: 3.2km

Start location: Korowai/Torlesse

Tussocklands Park

Trig M to Coach Stream

Track distance: 5.5km

Start location: The Coach Stream route

branches off 1.5km down from Trig M

For more information about any of these

tracks visit https://www.christchurchnz.

com/what-to-see-and-do/cycling-incanterbury/selwyn/


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Take a walk

Selwyn is blessed with beautiful scenery

within a short distance and there is

plenty of variety and opportunities to get

out and enjoy what the local area has

to offer. The following options are just a

few of what is available to suit all ages

and levels of fitness.

Castle Hill to Arthur’s

Pass

• Nature Trail – 20mins (return); start at

Environmental Education Centre, SH73.

• Cockayne Nature Walk – 30mins

(return); starts at car park west of Kellys

Creek, SH73.

• Cave Stream – 30mins (return); starts

just past Broken River bridge, SH73.

• Devil’s Punchbowl Waterfall – 1hr

(return); starts at car park north of

Arthur’s Chalet.

• Hut Creek – 1hr (return); starts at

Environmental Education Centre, SH73.

• Arthur’s Pass Walking Track

– 1hr20mins (one way); starts at

Punchbowl, Jack’s Hut or Temple Basin

car park.

• Arthur’s Pass Historical Walk – 1.5hrs

(return); around Arthur’s Pass township.

• Dracophyllum Flat Track – 1.5hrs

(return) or continue to Cheeseman

skifield, 1.5hrs (one way); starts Broken

River skifield road, SH73.

• Hogs Back Mountain Track – 2.5hrs;

connects Castle Hill village (its start) to

Cheeseman Skifield.

• Broken River Skifield Basin – 2-3hrs

(return) to hut/4-5hrs (return) to main

ridge; starts Broken River skifield road.

• Bealey Valley – 3-4hrs (return); starts

opposite Jack’s Hut, crosses Bealey

River at ‘The Chasm’.

Coleridge

• Lake Coleridge Village Historic

Walkway – 30mins-2hrs; around historic

botanical hydro village; starts/finishes:

Lake Coleridge Lodge.

• Rockwood Bush Walk – 1hr; starts at

the homestead’s front gates, Darts Road

(fees apply ph. 03 318 6809).

Darfield

• Darfield Town Walk A – 1hr; starts

at Clock Tower, heads west to War

Memorial, through Avoca Place and

Daniel Mulholland reserves then back

via streets, Pearson Reserve and Trinity

Church.

• Darfield Town Walk B – 1hr; starts at

Clock Tower and crosses South Terrace

following markers through sports

grounds.

Kirwee

• Kirwee Walk – 40mins; starts at

Courtenay Road to Hoskyns Road, up

walkway then back to Tramway Road via

Reserve.

Lincoln

• Lincoln Historical Walk – 45mins-

1hr30mins; starts at Liffey Cottage,

James Street.

Prebbleton

• Prebbleton Nature Reserve – 20mins

(return); around transformed gravel pit

where volunteers planted 7,000 natives.

Rakaia Gorge

• Rakaia Gorge Walking Track – 3-4hrs

(return/loop track); starts northern side,

Rakaia Gorge Bridge, SH72.

Southbridge/Ellesmere

• Coopers Lagoon – 30mins; starts

McEvedy’s Road bridge car park.

• Harts Creek – 40mins; starts at Lower

Lake Road car park.

Windwhistle

• Washpen Falls – 2-3hr (loop track);

charges apply; 590 Washpen Road.

Tramping tracks

Springfield to Arthur’s Pass

• Helicopter Hill – 4hrs (return); starts

Craigieburn picnic shelter, SH73.

• Bealey Spur – 4-6hrs (return); starts

Cloudesley Road near Bealey Hotel.

• Mt Bealey – 3-4hrs (return); starts

Rough Creek (south side).

Longer alpine routes and more

details, maps and other information

on conditions are available at www.

sensationalselwyn.co.nz.


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SPORTS – RECREATION – CLUBS

Follow your passion and join a club

Selwyn district is home to a vast range of clubs

and groups offering a variety of sports and

recreational activities for all ages. Below is just

a small selection that you can choose from,

check out your local library and community

Facebook pages to find out what is available.

Archery

Ellesmere Archery Club

Athletics

Selwyn Athletic Club

Badminton

Ellesmere Badminton Club and Lincoln

Badminton Club.

Baseball

Selwyn Baseball Club

Bowls – Outdoor and Indoor

Clubs at Darfield, Dunsandel, Ladbrooks,

Leeston, Lincoln, Sedgemere, Southbridge,

Springston, Tai Tapu and West Melton.

Bridge

Lincoln Bridge Club

Cricket

Clubs at Dunsandel, Greendale, Kirwee,

Leeston, Lincoln, Prebbleton, Springston, Tai

Tapu and Weedons.

Cycling

U3A Ellesmere Cycling Club

Equestrian

Bangor Pony Club, Canterbury Harness Horse

and Pony Society, Ellesmere Pony Club,

Springston Pleasure Riding Club, Springston

Pony Club, Waihora Pony Club and West Melton

Weedons Pony Club.

Football

Selwyn United Football Club in Rolleston,

Darfield, West Melton Ellesmere and Lincoln.

Prebbleton Football Club.

Golf

Burnham, Hororata, Greendale, Ellesmere

(Leeston), Lincoln, Tai Tapu, Terrace Downs and

Weedons.

Gymnastics

West Melton Gym Club

Affinity Gymnastics – Izone, Rolleston

Martial Arts

Aikado Darfield, Ladbrooks Karate Club, Chan’s

Martial Arts and Rolleston Seido Karate,

Netball

Clubs at Broadfields, Burnham; Dunsandel;

Ellesmere Combined (Leeston); Greenpark;

Malvern (Darfield); Lincoln High School;

Lincoln; Lincoln University’ Prebbleton;

Rolleston; Rolleston College; Southbridge;

Springston; Tai Tapu; Templeton and West

Melton,

Rugby

Clubs at Burnham; Darfield; Dunsandel/

Irwell; Kirwee; Leeston; Lincoln; Prebbleton;

Rolleston; Selwyn (Glentunnel); Sheffield;

Southbridge; Springston; Waihora (Tai Tapu)

and West Melton.

Rugby League

Burnham Chevaliers and Rolleston Warriors.

Shooting

Darfield Clay Target Shooting, Ellesmere Clay

Target Club, Leeston Small-bore Rifle Club and

Southbridge Small-bore Rifle Club.

Softball

Burnham Softball Club and Rolleston Softball

Club.

Squash

Lincoln Squash Club and Malvern Squash

Racket Club (Darfield).

Table Tennis

Clubs at Kirwee, Lincoln and Rolleston.

Tennis

Clubs at Darfield, Kirwee, Killinchy, Leeston,

Lincoln, Prebbleton, Rolleston, Springston,

Southbridge, Tai Tapu and West Melton.

Walking

Prebbleton Walking Group and Thursday Night

Walking Group, Rolleston.

Get active at your

local community and

recreation centre

Selwyn has a large range of programmes and fitness classes for a variety

of ages from babies and preschoolers right through to mature adults.

Kids classes range from Baby Gym and Mini Gym to Little Dancing Feet,

Basketball and more. There are plenty of adult classes such as Body Tone,

Boxfit, Circuit, Pump, Mature and Motivated, Tai Chi and Yoga.

These affordable and accessible programmes are a great chance to keep

fit, learn new skills and meet friends.

Visit one of our centres today – Lincoln Event Centre, Rolleston Community

Centre, Tai Tapu Community Centre or West Melton Community and

Recreation Centre.

For timetables and details visit

selwyn.govt.nz/recreation


SPORTS - GOLF

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From Weedons to Terrace Downs, Selwyn golf courses are beautiful and

challenging for every skill level.

Burnham Golf Club

Aylesbury Road, Burnham

Phone 03 347 6812

The course is an easy flat walk with most fairways tightly tree lined and

require accuracy off the tee and pin point shot making into the greens.

Be careful on the 12th hole. Your ball won’t be retrievable if it lands into

the NZ Army’s Ammunition Magazine.

Distance Blue tees 5837m Par 72, Red tees 5109m Par 73, Yellow tees

5109m Par 73.

Ellesmere Golf Club

Feredays Road, Leeston

Phone 03 324 3251

The course provides a challenge with sometimes narrow, tree-lined

fairways and strategically placed bunkers and vegetation. A flat and

picturesque 18-hole course for all fitness levels.

Distance Men 5953 Par 72, Women 5240 Par 73.

Greendale Golf Club

987 Coaltrack Road, Greendale

Phone 03 318 8046

The layout of the holes is testing but fair with trees, water hazard or out

of bounds a challenge on most holes. With excellent greens and well

drained fairways and a round at Greendale is always enjoyable.

Distance Men 5623m Par 72, Women 5007m Par 73

Hororata Golf Club

Homebush Road, Glentunnel

Phone 03 318 2887

Set across the terraces on the Selwyn River, it is picturesque 18 hole

course with well-maintained fairways, strategically placed trees, natural

water hazards, and outstanding soil-based greens.

Distance Men 5605m Par 71, Women 5050m Par 71.

Lincoln Golf Club

Boundary Road, Lincoln

Phone 03 325 254

A challenging and well-prepared 9-hole course in a parkland setting.

Visitors are always welcome and may enter competitions on club days.

Distance 5837m, Men Par 72, Women 73.

Tai Tapu Golf Club

Christchurch-Akaroa Road, Tai Tapu

Phone 03 329 6710

A compact 9-hole golf course with tree-lined fairways and generously

sized greens with some challenging holes along the way. The club house

features a spacious balcony and bar service.

Distance (18 holes) Men 5384m Par 70, Women 5116m Par 73.

Terrace Downs Golf Resort

623 Coleridge Road, Windwhistle

Phone 03 318 6943

A scenic alpine golf course presenting a challenge for all golfers with

stunning views of the Southern Alps. Clubs, shoes, carts and trundlers

are available for hire.

Distance Men 6406m, Women 5278m, Par 72.

Weedons Country Club

McClelland Road, Weedons

Phone 03 347 8519

Visitors are always welcomed. The tree-lined fairways and dog-legs

along the way make this a challenging course for all golfers. The club is

well signposted from State Highway One.

Distance Blue tees 5997m, White tees 5699m, Yellow tees 5234m, all Par

73.

Windwhistle Golf Classic

The Windwhistle Primary School annual fundraiser the Windwhistle Golf

Classic has become a highlight of any golfer’s calendar. Held at Terrace

Downs each May the event attracts teams from all over Canterbury.


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SPORTS – SWIMMING

Fun in the water

Swimming is not just for summer with

the Selwyn Aquatic Centre providing

fun all year round. Open from 6am -

9pm Monday to Friday and 8am - 8pm

Saturdays and Sundays and public

holidays the centre has a lane pool,

hydrotherapy pool, learn to swim pool

and a leisure pool with lazy river there is

something for everyone. They also have

swimming lessons and Aqua Fitness

classes.

An additional 10-lane, 25 metre pool is

planned for the facility.

There are also four community pools in

the Selwyn district – more information is

on the Selwyn District Council’s website

www.selwyn.govt.nz.

Darfield Swimming Pool is in Ross

Street, Darfield and is open from Show

Weekend (November) through to mid-

March. There is one outdoor pool and an

indoor learners’ pool and paddling pool.

All three are heated.

Leeston Learners Pool does not have

life guards and is open from December

to the end of March. Located in Chervier

Street, Leeston, the pool is suitable for

families with primary and pre-school

children only.

Sheffield Memorial Pool on SH73 West

Coast Road has an outside lane pool, a

diving board and a paddling pool which

are open from mid-November to the end

of March depending on the weather.

Southbridge Pool is fully life guarded

and open from Show Weekend

(November) until mid-March. There

are outdoor pools – a lane pool and a

paddling pool – and a hyrdroslide for

aged eight and over.

Make a Splash

A great place to have some family fun, get fit or

enjoy a refreshing swim.

There’s so much on offer with Aqua Fitness classes, Swim School classes,

Wellbeing Programme, pool party events, school holiday fun and even a

chance to have your birthday party at the pool.

Opening hours:

Monday to Friday: 6am–9pm

Saturday, Sunday and Public Holidays: 8am–8pm

Follow us SelwynAquaticCentre or visit

selwyn.govt.nz/SelwynAquaticCentre


WHERE TO STAY

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A choice in

accommodation

Comfortable rolleston

aCCommodation

A very warm welcome awaits you at Rolleston Highway Motel. With a

reputation for helpfulness, Rolleston Highway Motel offers you immaculate,

comfortable and affordable motel accommodation.

27 units – Studios/One bedroom/

Two bedroom self contained units

Hosts: Trevor and Lyn McIvor

Phone: 03 347 2326

www.rollestonHigHwaymotel.Co.nz

21 Luxury Motel Units

Book your accommodation now for weddings,

conferences, functions & events.

Honeymoon Suite Studio 1 Bedroom Units

2 Bedroom Units Spa Bath Units available

The traveller or those wanting

a night or two away will find

somewhere to stay within

the district. Accommodation

ranges from backpackers,

hostels, shearer’s quarters

and holiday homes through to

those with more facilities.

Group camping and

educational facilities can be

found at Craigieburn, Glenroy

and Waddington (the Guy

H Dunlop Training Centre)

while there is a variety of

conference, function, vineyard

and wedding venues spread

around the district.

Bed and breakfast and farm

stay options feature in towns

like Rolleston and West

Melton, as well as country

locations both on the flat and

in the high country. Many are

in stunning settings, taking

in magnificent scenery often

with beautiful gardens or

historic features and hosts

only too keen to ensure their

guests have a pleasant stay.

For motel accommodation

try Arthur’s Pass, Darfield,

Lincoln or Rolleston while

hotel accommodation can

be found in Bealey, Darfield,

Leeston, Lincoln, Sheffield,

Southbridge and Springfield.

There are also lodges at the

Lake Coleridge township,

nearby Glenforne Station,

and Lake Lyndon. For a more

upmarket experience there

is Grasmere Lodge (Lake

Grasmere) and Terrace

Downs where there is a

golf course, day spa and

two restaurants. If wanting

unique, try the SiloStays at

Little River.

For more information on

accommodation and function

facilities in the area check

out:

• www.accommodation.

nz.com/selwyn/

• www.selwyn.govt.nz/

services/business/selwyndirectory/accommodation

• www.bookabach.co.nz/

baches-and-holiday-homes/

search/locale/selwyn-district

• www.selwynconnect.co.nz/

accommodation

• https://www.todaytourism.

com/hotel-view.garden-viewbed-breakfast-rolleston

Your Hosts Colleen & Craig Beswick

For Enquiries: 03 974 1620 For reservations: 0800 001 689

info@lincolnmotel.co.nz | www.lincolnmotel.co.nz

4-6 Maurice St, Lincoln (just behind Gift Box)


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WHERE TO STAY

Whitecliffs

Camping options

Free to modest pricing camping is

available throughout the district in

scenic, relaxed locations.

Camping grounds with full or limited

facilities can be found at:

• Glentunnel Holiday Park.

• Kowai Pass Domain Camping Ground

(Springfield).

• Rakaia Huts Camp Ground.

• Waihora Park Domain Camping

Ground (Motukarara).

DOC (Department of Conservation)

campsites at:

• Arthur’s Pass – Avalanche Creek

Shelter.

• Castle Hill to Lake Pearson –

Craigieburn Shelter; Mistletoe Flats.

Freedom camping at:

• Arthur’s Pass – Andrews Shelter;

Greyneys Shelter; Hawdon Valley;

Klondyke Corner.

• Castle Hill to Lake Pearson – Lake

Pearson/Moana.

• Lake Coleridge – Harper River intake

campsite.

• Lake Ellesmere – Timber Yard Point

Lakeside Domain.

Selwyn River – Chamberlains Ford

Recreation Reserve; Coe’s Ford;

Whitecliffs Domain.

NZMCA parkover property at:

• Weedons.

Travel a little further for a beachside

front at Okains Bay or a view over the

mighty Rakaia at its gorge. In Lyttelton

Harbour camp at Orton Bradley Park

and in Akaroa at the Top 10 holiday park.

For more information go to:

https://www.doc.govt.nz/globalassets/

documents/parks-and-recreation/

places-to-stay/campsite-information/

campsites-canterbury.pdf.

www.selwyn.govt.nz/recreation-

And-facilities/parks-And-reserves/

campgrounds.

Hawdon Valley

Garden View B & B

A peaceful retreat in Selwyn

• Two guest rooms

• Continental or cooked

breakfast options

• Award winning gardens

• Wonderful hospitality

133 Lowes Rd, Rolleston

0800 722 262 or 027 601 4344

www.gardenviewbandbnz.com

enquiries@gardenviewbandbnz.com


VENUES

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Lincoln Event Centre

Community spirit

Selwyn is well known for its active

communities, both urban and rural,

where people come together regularly

for a variety of reasons – celebrations,

conferences, major events, community

clubs and sporting groups. As well

as the local community halls, the

district boasts some top-class meeting

and event centres to facilitate these

activities. Below is a comprehensive list

of halls and event centres available in

Selwyn. For more information visit www.

selwyn.govt.nz

Halls & Event Centres

Arthur’s Pass Community Centre

76 School Terrace, Arthur’s Pass.

Community functions, library and

playgroup. For bookings, call 03 318

9133.

Broadfields District Community Centre

Robinsons Road, Broadfields. Community

functions, contact 03 325 2232.

Castle Hill Village Community Centre

Castle Hill Drive, Castle Hill. For

bookings call 03 318 9189

Darfield Recreation & Community Centre

North Terrace, Darfield. Social events

and weddings; toy library; squash

courts attached but run separately. For

bookings and info, call 03 318 8234 or

022 656 8910.

Doyleston Hall

Drain Road, Doyleston. Capacity is 100,

large dog-friendly green space adjacent,

fenced playground, BMX track, tennis

courts. For info call 03-324-3960 or 324

3902.

Dunsandel Community Centre,

1456 Tramway Road. For bookings call

03 347 1866

Glenroy Community Centre

Windwhistle Road, Glenroy. Social

events, recreational activities and

meetings. For bookings call 03 318 6565.

Glentunnel Community Centre

Homebush Road, Glentunnel. Hall and

fully equipped supper room, capacity

200. For bookings call 03 318 2687.

Greenpark Community Centre

Greenpark Road. A new facility with

tennis courts and a spacious reserve, a

large meeting hall, kitchen, and smaller

meeting room. For bookings call 03 325

5704.

Halkett Community Centre

Halkett Road, Halkett. Social events and

meetings. For bookings call 03 318 1120.

Hororata Hall

Corner Duncans Road and Hororata

Road. Supper room and separate

meeting room. For bookings call 03 318

0871.

Killinchy Hall

658 Leeston Dunsandel Road. Social

events and meetings. For bookings call

03 324 3815.

Ladbrooks Community Hall

13 Barnes Road, Halswell. A hall with

character, dance floor, stage and supper

room. For bookings call 03 322 7201.

Lake Coleridge Community Hall

Hart Place, Lake Coleridge. Social

events and meetings. For bookings call

03 347 4197

Lincoln Event Centre

15 Meijer Drive, Lincoln. Selwyn’s

premier event facility, this modern

complex has a variety of venue

spaces for everything from weddings,

community meetings, rock concerts and

indoor sporting fixtures. It also hosts a

wide range of recreation programmes

for all ages. For info and bookings call

03 347 2983

TAKE A

TOUR!

Conference & Meeting Rooms

Blinc Workshop is fully equipped to host your

next conference, seminar, workshop

or meeting, for up to 80 guests!

Contact us to discuss your hire requirements.

info@blincinnovation.com | 03 595 1694 | www.blincinnovation.com


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VENUES

Glentunnel Community Centre

Little Rakaia Huts Community Centre

Pacific Drive, Rakaia. Regular exercise

group and library bus visits. Located on

the banks of the Rakaia River, sharing

facilities with the camp ground. Capacity

approximately 45. For bookings call 03

324 2253

Mead Community Hall

North Rakaia Road, Mead. Rural setting

with large, fenced grounds. Community

activities and meetings up to 100 people.

For bookings call 03 302 7805.

Motukarara Hall

43 Duck Pond Road, Motukarara.

Community functions, playgroup and

table-tennis. Total capacity is 80. For

bookings call 03 329 7229.

Prebbleton Community Cottage

Corner Blakes and Springs Road,

Prebbleton. One large and two

smaller rooms, and kitchen

facilities. For information and

bookings call 021 120 2143 or email

prebbletoncommunitycottage@gmail.com

Prebbleton Hall

Springs Road, Prebbleton. Social events,

recreational activities and meetings. For

bookings call 03 349 8886.

Rolleston Community Centre

Rolleston Drive, Rolleston. A variety of

venue spaces for weddings, meetings,

sporting fixtures and more. Hosts a wide

range of recreation programmes for all

ages. For information and bookings call

03 347 2882

BOOK

NOW!

Need a venue for

your next event?

Selwyn has some of the best venues for your next

function or event. With over 30 facilities there are

plenty of options for large events, conferences and

celebrations to seminars, workshops, small gatherings

or meetings.

With some great modern facilities such as the Lincoln

Event Centre and West Melton Community and

Recreation Centre, to those with plenty of character

such as Prebbleton Cottage and Lake Coleridge

Community Hall.

For more details visit: selwyn.govt.nz/facilitybookings or

email: bookings@selwyn.govt.nz


VENUES

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Sheffield sports ground

West Melton Community Centre

Sheffield Hall

Corner Railway Terrace East and

Wrights Road, Sheffield. Social events,

recreational activities and meetings. For

information and bookings call 03 318

3063.

Southbridge Hall

High Street, Southbridge. Social events,

recreational activities and meetings. For

bookings call 03 324 2107

Springston Community Centre

11 Leeston Road, Springston.

Available for community functions

and recreational use, including school

use, dance groups, bowls, weddings

and funerals. Total capacity is 200. For

bookings call 03 329 5856

Tai Tapu Community Centre

722 Old Tai Tapu Road. A variety of

affordable venue spaces for hire. For

bookings call 03 347 2983.

Tawera Memorial Hall Community

Centre SH73, Springfield. Social events,

recreational activities and meetings. For

bookings call 021 154 7671.

West Melton Community and

Recreation Centre SH73, West Melton.

A variety of affordable venue space

for hire. Weeky fitness classes. For

bookings call 03 347 1804.

MAKE IT

LARCOMB

VINEYARD

WEDDINGS

CORPORATE FUNCTIONS

CATERING

SPECIAL EVENTS

307 Larcomb Road, Rolleston

info@gtcatering.co.nz

022 425 8628

www.larcombvineyard.co


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WINERIES

Selwyn’s wine labels

The Selwyn district has its own vineyards, many of which are

extremely popular venues for weddings and events. They also

feature wine tastings and restaurants and produce award

winning wines. Visit their website for more information.

Braided River

24 Langdales Road, West Melton

www.braidedriver.co.nz

A boutique winery specialising in limited production of Pinot

Noir, Pinot Gris and Riesling grown on the family vineyard.

They often feature at local markets so visit www.braidedriver.

co.nz or their Facebook page to find out more.

Langdale Vineyard Restaurant

161 Langdales Road,

West Melton

www.langdalerestaurant.com

An ideal venue for weddings and other special occasions, or

lunch with friends and family featuring season menus using

local produce. Bookings are essential. They also offer winetasting

from their comprehensive local wine list.

Lone Goat Winery

608 Burnham School Road, Burnham

www.lonegoat.co.nz

Lone Goat is a small vineyard with award winning Pinot Noir,

Chardonnay, Riesling and Sauvignon Blanc along with some

dessert wines. There is outdoor area with seating, BBQ and

children are welcome

Melton Estate

Weedons Ross Road, West Melton

www.meltonestate.co.nz

Melton Estate is one of Selwyn’s major conference centres.

The cellar door and upmarket venue offers superb dining for

small to large groups as well as weddings. Their boutique

wines include Method Traditionelle ‘Meltonia’, Pinot Gris,

Pinot Noir, Riesling, Chardonnay, Rose and Summer Love

sparkling.

Rossendale

100 Old Tai Tapu Road, Tai Tapu

www.rossendale.co.nz

From small meetings to product launches, The Vineyard @

Rossendale provides the perfect setting to complement your

business. With a purpose-built venue and two and a half acres

of garden and vineyards. The Rossendale Wedding and Events

Centre, Cellar Door and online sales all feature as part of Tai

Tapu’s Rossendale vineyard.

Straight 8 Estate

2321 Main South Rd, Burnham

www.straight8estate.co.nz

Straight 8 Estate was planted in the mid 1980’s through to

1992 and produces an award winning range of single vineyard

wines, Rose, Riesling, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. Their wines

can also be bought online and couriered to your door.

2321 Main South Road, Burnham, State Hwy 1

Located at the top of the Canterbury Plains you will

find an award winning range of single vineyards

wines that express our terrior & flavours.

Come meet the team for a free wine tasting in

the cellar door 9-6pm daily Cheers James & Mary

P: 03 347 6787 or 027 722 8416

/straight8estate

straight8estate.co.nz


WHERE TO EAT

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Plenty of choice for eating out

The Selwyn area is home to a huge

range of restaurants, cafes, pubs,

takeaways, fast food and bakeries.

For that night out the choice of

restaurant will be made depending on

whether it is a dinner for two or a larger

group where a venue with a variety of

dishes might be the solution. For lovers

of ethnic food there is the Veenuz Indian

D’zire in Prebbleton, Curry Pot and

Chinese takeaway in Lincoln or several

Thai and sushi options in Rolleston.

Cafés are always popular for that

casual get together with family and

friends. Many in the district are part of a

bakery making the selection even more

delicious.

The local pub is also a must go to in

terms of atmosphere and value for

money – and supporting the local

hoteliers at the same time.

The following is a list of some of the

options for eating out in Selwyn:

Arthur’s Pass: The Bealey; Arthur’s

Pass Café and Store; Wobbly Kea Café

& Bar.

Coalgate: The Coalgate Tavern.

Darfield: Darfield Bakery; Darfield

Takeaways; Darfield Tearoom & Dairy;

Doughboys; The Fat Beagle Café.;

Darfield Hotel; Terrace Winebar and

Restaurant; The Oaks of Darfield.

Dunsandel: Dunsandel Country Café &

Bar; Dunsandel Stop Shop; Dunsandel

Store.

Story continues on page 36

Open 7 days, Takeaways Available

Coffee/Lunch/Dinner

Breakfast from 9am Sundays

Open 11.30am Mon-Sat

West Melton Village, Weedons Ross Rd

Phone 03 421 6481

www.twofatpossums.co.nz

Courtesy Van available | Gaming Room

Gold Card

Lunches

Mon - Fri

Lunch Menu •

Woodfired Pizzas/Full Menu •

$20 Pizzas Mon/Tue •

Happy Hour 4-6pm 7 days •

Tue Pub Quiz •

$15 Burgers Wed •

$15 Curry Thur/Fri •

Sun Night Roast •

Function Room Available •

Takeaways Available •

$5 Kids meals •

*check conditions •


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WHERE TO EAT

Continued from page 35

Glentunnel: Café Glen Kirk at St

Andrew’s Church; Glentunnel Store;

Willows Café at the golf club.

Hororata: Hororata Village Bar & Café.

Lake Coleridge: Lake Coleridge Lodge;

Hunter’s Restaurant, Terrace Downs;

The Café at Terrace Downs.

Leeston: Crate & Barrel; Hillyers Cafe;

La Wheat Bakery; Leeston Takeaways;

Suburban Eatery.

Lincoln: Black Door Bar & Eatery;

Coffee Culture; Domino’s Pizza; Hillyer’s

Cottage Café; The Kingfisher; Famous

Grouse Hotel; i Sushi; Lincoln Chinese

Takeaway; Lincoln Fish Supply; Robert

Harris; Subway; The Flaming Rabbit;

The Laboratory; The Lincoln Pantry;

Pizzacarto Mobile Pizza; Rustic Bakery

Café; Songkran Thai Takeaway.

Little River: Little River Bakery; Little

River Café & Store; Little River Hotel.

Prebbleton: Armadillos; Finnegan’s

Irish Bar & Café; Hartnell’s Café Bar;

The Prebbleton Café; Prebbleton

Takeaway; Veenuz Indian D’zire.

Rolleston: A Pocket Full of Spices;

Café Izone; Coffee Culture; Coriander’s

Indian; Hooked Fish & Chips; Kentucky

Fried Chicken; Lazeez; McDonald’s;

New World Dragonfly Café; Outside The

Square; Pita Pit; Quartz Wine Bar and

The Rock Restaurant & Bar; Robert

Harris Café; Rolleston Bakery; Rolleston

Food Bar; Rolleston Sushi Factory;

Rolly Thai; Shake Shed; St Pierre Sushi;

Subway; Silver Dollar Bar & Restaurant;

The Pedal Pusher; Thai Terrace.

Sheffield: Sheffield Hotel; The Famous

Sheffield Pie Shop.

Southbridge: Southbridge Café and

Dairy; Southbridge Hotel; Southbridge

Takeaway.

Springfield: Springfield Café

Restaurant; Springfield Hotel and

Backpackers; Station 73 Café; Yello

Shack Café Restaurant.

Springston: Memorys Restaurant;

Springston Hotel.

Tai Tapu: Bicycle Thief; The Raspberry

Café; The Store @ Tai Tapu. The Tap (Tai

Tapu Hotel).

West Melton: Edendale Café; Les

Delices Bakery & Patisserie; Langdale

Vineyard Restaurant; Melton Estate; Thai

Aroma; Two Fat Possums; West Melton

Tavern.

Windwhistle: Gunyah Country Estate.

Hon Amy Adams

MP for Selwyn

Working hard for

our communities

If you would like to sign up for

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As your Member of

Parliament it is my privilege

to represent you and the

Selwyn electorate.

This region is where my

family and I have chosen to

live. Like you, I want to live

in a safe community,

with access to

high-quality

services.

As your local

MP, my role

covers three

main areas:


Representation

– taking the

views of our local

communities and groups to

Parliament when legislation

is being drafted and ensuring

politicians understand

the impact of law on our

communities.

• Advocacy – Supporting

local causes, advocating for

local infrastructure where

it is needed and helping

local organisations and

community groups achieve

the best outcome for our

communities.

• Assistance – Helping local

people in their dealings with

government agencies and

assisting with issues they

are facing.

If I can be of help

to you or you

wish to pass

on your views,

please do get

in touch with

my office. I also

hold regular

coffee meetings

around Selwyn and

these are advertised on

my website and in the local

newspapers.

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CHURCHES – MARAE

Spiritual centres

Many attractive, interesting

churches form part of Selwyn’s

fabric, some impressive others

small intimate buildings.

Across in Springfield, the Cyril

Mountfort designed Gothic

Revival St Peter’s Church is

worth a peak, as is the Arthur’s

Pass Chapel which affords

views of Avalanche Creek

waterfall, and the volcanic

rock built albeit earthquake

damaged Hororata’s St John

Anglican Church where services

are now held in the wooden St

John’s Church across the road.

These buildings and

surrounding graveyards are

witness to the district’s history

while the 1885 Hone Wetere

Church on Te Ruahikihiki’s

pã site and Urupa (graveyard)

signifies pre-European

settlement in Selwyn.

You may like to worship at:

• Arthur’s Pass: Chapel of the

Snows (interdemoninational).

• Brookside: St Luke’s Anglican

& Co-operating.

• Burnham: Cornerstone

Apostolic.

• Courtney: St Matthew

Anglican.

• Darfield: Baptist; Life; St

Joseph’s Catholic; Trinity

Anglican, Methodist/

Presbyterian.

• Dunsandel: Trinity Anglican &

Co-operating.

• Glenroy: Baptist.

• Glentunnel: St Andrew’s of

the Glen Anglican; Glentunnel

Chapel Open Brethren.

• Greendale: Methodist/

Presbyterian.

• Greenpark: St Mark’s

Anglican.

• Halkett: Hope Presbyterian.

• Hororata: St John’s Anglican.

• Irwell: St Mary’s Anglican.

• Kirwee: St George’s Anglican.

• Leeston: Life; St David’s

Ellesmere Co-operating; St

John’s Anglican; St John the

Evangelist Catholic.

• Lincoln: Baptist; Union;

Canterbury Chinese Christian

Church; Life; St Stephen

Anglican; St Patrick’s Catholic.

• Prebbleton: All Saints

Anglican.

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• Rolleston: Cornerstone

Apostolic; Baptist; Church

of the Resurrection Union &

Catholic; Hope Presbyterian;

Salvation Army.

• Sedgemere: St Mark’s

Anglican.

• Sheffield: St Ambrose

Anglican & Co-operating; Café

Hope.

• Southbridge: St James

Anglican.

• Springfield: St Peter’s

Anglican & Co-operating.

• Springston – St Mary’s

Anglican.

• Tai Tapu: St Paul’s Anglican.

• Taumutu: Hone Wetere Cooperating.

• Te Pirita: Church of the Open

Door.

• West Melton: Hope

Presbyterian; St Paul’s

Anglican; Z-Life.

To learn more, you might like to

check:

http://anglicanlife.org.nz/finda-church

https://www.everythingselwyn.

co.nz

Local Marae

Resting between

Te Waihora (Lake

Ellesmere) and the sea

is a place of meaning for

Maori and the district.

Taumutu represents

Mãori’s history in Selwyn,

and a place where iwi

migrated from the North

Island, attracted by Te

Waihora’s rich resources.

Taumutu is the site

of three pã including

Ngati Moki and Orariki.

Taumutu is one of 18

Ngai Tahu Papatipu

marae, serving

descendants of Moki and

father Te Ruahikihiki. It

is an educational facility

of Mãori history and

custom.

Morning: 9:00am & 10:30am

Evening: 6:00pm

Service: 10.00am

Morning Tea: 9.45am

Mornings: 9:30am

Halkett: 1st Sunday of each month 11:00am

Welcome to

Rolleston Baptist Church

A church that loves Christ, the Bible, and our Community

As a Church we believe that through his death on the

cross, Jesus has paid the penalty for our rebellion against

God and by his resurrection secured for us forgiveness

and eternal life, and all we need to do is trust in Him!

You’re welcome to join us

Sunday mornings at 9:30am for Sunday

School and/or 10:30am for our main

service at Rolleston Christian School

(571 Springston Rolleston Rd)

03 260 1406 | admin@rollestonbaptist.org.nz | rollestonbaptistchurch.org.nz


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ARTS

Selwyn’s art scene

Many Selwyn artists live and exhibit

locally either in galleries or their

own studios. Call in when passing or

schedule your visit around an exhibition,

you will be inspired by the talent and

the chance to find that perfect image,

sculpture or ceramic to display in your

own home

Down by the Liffey Gallery (based in

the 1911 Coronation Library building

in Lincoln), displays change weekly.

Ellesmere’s Lakeland Art Gallery in

Leeston also features quality work by

local and national artists in various

mediums and forms and at the Selwyn

Gallery in Darfield, there are monthly

exhibitions by emerging and established

artists. Art exhibitions are also

occasionally held at Castle Hill Village.

For those wanting to participate or learn

art, there are a number of options like

Kapowai Studio in Lincoln where five

year olds up to adults can take lessons.

If music is your persuasion, Nut Point

Centre showcases the region’s talent,

presenting a mixed programme of

jazz and classical music in an intimate

nature setting. There are singing groups

and bands to join too, like the Ellesmere

Big Band (based in Leeston), The Flying

Dixies Jazz Band and the Southern

Celtic Fiddle Orchestra, as well as a

number of music tutors nearby. For

upcoming performances, visit: www.

nutpoint.org

You might also like to tap your feet.

There is everything from pre-school

dance to ballet, jazz, line dancing

and moving to music. Groups or

classes can be found in Prebbleton,

Darfield, Leeston, Rolleston, Sheffield,

Springfield, Weedons and West Melton.

Theatre groups include CentreStage

in Rolleston and the Kirwee Players.

You might like to try a little acting or be

part of the support crew. After school

drama classes are also available in West

Melton.

The district has a number of

photography groups and if into old

movies why not connect with the West

Melton Film Society.

The Selwyn Creative Network promotes

Selwyn districts creative people to a

wider audience. Its aim is to nurture

the growth and development of

artists, creative groups, organizations

creative projects and creative

enterprises in Selwyn. Visit: www.

selwyncreativenetwork.com

Many activities are held at the district’s

libraries. Stay up to date online for

activities and events with Selwyn Arts,

Culture & Heritage: www.facebook.com/

selwyndistrictcouncil

The Selwyn District Council supports

and promotes art and cultural

experiences with four funding rounds

annually, available for communitybased

activities through the Creative

Communities Scheme (a partnership

with Creative New Zealand).

To apply for local arts funding, visit:

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Buy fresh, buy handmade, buy local

Selwyn offers great diversity when

it comes to arts, crafts, and selfsufficiency.

Whether you are shopping

for locally grown fresh produce, locally

produced nuts, honey, jams, oils and

cheeses or clothing and handcrafts,

you can’t go past Selwyn’s weekly

markets and country fairs. With

stalls offering a variety of products,

it’s a great way to spend time with

friends and family while supporting

local enterprises. Keep an eye out

for seasonal markets that pop up

throughout the year such as the

Selwyn Twilight Christmas and Mid

Winter markets.

DARFIELD MARKET

A group of small business

entrepreneurs gather on Darfield’s

South Terrace to sell fresh baking,

vegetables, native and garden plants,

jam, toys, knitting and general

houseold goods along with other items

. Every Saturday: Summer, 9am – 1pm

Winter, 9.30am – 12noon.

LINCOLN FARMERS' & CRAFT MARKET

Seasonal produce is available at

Lincoln’s regular market on Gerald

Street beside the library along with

artisan baking, pastries, continental

delicacies, confectionary, eggs, honey,

nuts, oils, cheeses, plants, handmade

clothing and crafts. Every Saturday:

10am-1pm.

ROLLESTON ENVIROTOWN MARKET

A market run by Rolleston Envirotown

emphasising sustainability held in

the Rolleston Square West carpark.

Seasonal locally grown produce and

plants (including organic)- vegetables,

nuts, honey and eggs, plus handcrafted

gifts – embroidered towels, jewellery,

pottery, and more. Every second

Sunday: 10am-1pm.

WEST MELTON MARKET

A delightful market in the quaint

setting of St Paul’s Anglican Church

in West Melton. Add in live music,

a coffee and you have a reason to

linger while browsing stalls selling

vegetables, eggs, honey, delicious

home baking (including gluten free),

woodcraft, alpaca products, gifts,

plants and more. Children and pets

welcome. Every Saturday: 9am-

12noon.

PREBBLETON COMMUNITY MARKET

Set in and around the Historical

Prebbleton Community Cottage, this

is a great place to catch up or make

new friends on a Sunday afternoon.

Wander among the stalls, sit under the

heritage trees, and enjoy the relaxing

atmosphere with live music. First

Sunday of the month: noon-3pm.

LEESTON MARKET

The Leeston Market, held in the St

David’s Co-Operating Parish grounds,

offers its community and visitors alike

a variety of crafts, gifts, fresh produce,

baking, jams and preserves all from

local suppliers. Every first and third

Saturdays of each month: 9.30am

-12.30pm.

ANNUAL EVENTS

Each year schools, churches and

community groups organise a variety

of fundraising events. These fairs

and fetes, held throughout the year,

are annual events in their own right

attracting not only locals but also

visitors from afar.

ELLESMERE SPRING FLING held at

David Hobbs’ Broadfield Garden, 250

Selwyn Road is the sole fundraiser for

Lincoln & Districts Community Care

Association Inc. and includes artisan

foods, crafts and plants and a selfguided

tour of this extensive awardwinning

garden.

HORORATA PARISH SPRING FAIR

is held annually and includes white

elephant, homemade food delicacies,

crafts, plants and specialty items,

plus a country auction, live music and

competitions.

LEESTON FÊTE attracts stallholders

from all over New Zealand and offers

a huge variety of food vendors will be

there and the kids’ area in Anderson

Square will offer pony rides and

bouncy castles.

WEST MELTON FÊTE is a school

fundraiser with a country atmosphere

and includes stalls, food, games,

competitions, entertainment and local

business displays.

TAI TAPU VILLAGE FAIR is held each

year on the first or second weekend

of March and offers bespoke craft,

fashion stalls, local food, music, and

kids entertainment.

CLEARVIEW FÊTE is a fun, family

friendly and vibrant school fundraiser

with over 100 trade stalls, raffles, food

and entertainment.


LIBRARIES

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Lincoln Library

A collection of books and more

Selwyn’s local libraries and mobile

library ensure there is never a dull

moment and with reading a favourite

pastime, the work of both employed

library staff and volunteers is greatly

appreciated by many people.

The district’s libraries are more than

just about reading with regular events

held as part of the Selwyn District

Library service, in all four of its local

centres at Darfield, Leeston, Lincoln

and Rolleston. Crafts, games, clubs,

special events and book reading are

some of the activities held for the

community.

In addition, two small libraries can

be discovered in Glentunnel and Tai

Tapu. These are worth a visit for their

historic value, if not their interesting

collection of books. Both libraries are

run on a volunteer basis with limited

hours of opening.

Supporting local libraries and the

wider community, is a mobile library

service which travels throughout the

district visiting certain preschools,

schools and community centres on a

fortnightly or monthly basis. The bus

travels as far west as Arthur’s Pass

and south to North Rakaia Huts. A

timetable for the mobile library can be

found at: https://www.selwynlibraries.

co.nz/home.

Also available through the Selwyn

District Library service are

eResources. Customers can access

eBooks, databases, videos and online

information simply by having an

internet connection and log in.

Lincoln University also has an

academic library with membership

available to the community (Go to:

https://ltl.lincoln.ac.nz/ for more

information).

To learn more see: www.

selwynlibraries.co.nz.

Your place to meet, discover and connect

Selwyn Libraries have a growing range

of free programmes, events, books and

resources to suit every age and interest

from preschoolers to adults.

Plus a large range of eBooks, eNewspapers,

eMagazines and eAudiobooks you can download 24/7.

Our easy to remember hours for our libraries at

Darfield, Leeston, Lincoln and Rolleston are:

· Monday to Friday 9am–6pm (Lincoln and Rolleston

open to 8pm on Thursdays).

· Saturday 10am–4pm

· Sunday 10am–4pm: Lincoln and Rolleston.

Closed at Darfield and Leeston.

For details visit:

selwynlibraries.co.nz

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Selwyn’s Childcare &

Early Learning centreS

Home based early childcare

& out of school programmes

Annies Nannies – home

based (in your or the

educator’s home), phone 366

8628

Busy Bumbles – Before,

after school and holiday

programmes, phone 347

3031

CASPA & Papa Jacks

– holiday & afterschool

programmes, phone 349

9260

PORSE – In home childcare

& educator training, phone

0800 023 456

Selwyn Kids – Home based

childcare, phone 347 9089

Stems from Home – In home

childcare & learning, phone

0800 783 378

Burnham

Burnham Country

West Melton Kindergarten,

Nursery & Learning Centre

Before and After School Care

• Free ECE 20 Hours

• WINZ Subsidies available

• Low ratios

• Spacious outside environment

• Bike Track

• Qualified ECE Teachers

• Open 7.30am - 5.45pm

Montessori, phone 347 6161

Burnham Nursery and Pre-

School, phone 347 6874

Kidsfirst Kindergarten,

phone 347 6707

Darfield

Annabel’s Educare, phone

318 7943

Annabel’s 3 yr old

Kindergarten, phone 318

7948

Annabel’s 4 yr old

Kindergarten, phone 318

8843

Darfield Preschool &

Nursery, phone 318 8836

Darfield Playcentre, phone

027 627 8993

Dunsandel

Dunsandel Childcare and

Pre-School, phone 325 4543

Dunsandel Playcentre,

phone 0274 863 169

West Melton Kindergarten, Nursery & Learning Centre

Come and visit our centre anytime or contact us today!

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Free child restraint checks,

installation and information

Book with NZTA trained child restraint technicians to get your child car seats

or booster seats checked and installed into your vehicle.

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Hororata

Hororata Playcentre, phone

027 407 8969

Leeston

Active Explorers, phone 324

4115

Children First Preschool,

phone 324 3396

Leeston Playcentre, phone

324 4161

Lincoln

Busy Bumbles, phone 347

3031

Giggles and Scribbles,

phone 325 3350

Kidsfirst Kindergarten,

phone 325 2700

Lincoln Playcentre, phone

325 6158

Lincoln University Childcare

& Preschool, phone 325

2287

EDUCATION – CHILDCARE

Lincoln University Early

Childhood Centre, phone

325 2870

Lincoln Village Preschool

and Nursery, phone 325

7356

Melodies Preschool, phone

325 2227

Whippersnappers Early

Learning Centre, phone 325

2677

Prebbleton

Prebbleton Childcare,

phone 349 9970

Prebbleton Playcentre,

phone 027 538 7752

Rolleston

ABC Rolleston/BestStart

Educare, phone 347 9850

Active Explorers, Rolleston,

phone 347 4400

AKO Rolleston, phone 347

4480

Phone 347 2800 or 318 8338

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EDUCATION – CHILDCARE

Rolleston

BestStart Faringdon East,

phone 926 3562

Blossoms Educare, phone

0800 102 236

Bright Beginnings

Montessori Preschool and

Nursery, phone 347 4474

Edukids Faringdon, phone

550 2076

Kidsfirst Kindergarten

Rolleston, phone 741 4620

Lollipops, phone 347 3511

Paradise for Little Angels,

phone 347 2054

Rolleston Playcentre, phone

347 0935

Selwyn Kids, phone 347

9089

The Cats Pyjamas Preschool

& Nursery, phone 347 9561

Three Trees Early Learning

Centre, phone 03 420 0786

Southbridge

Southbridge Playcentre,

phone 324 2713

Tai Tapu

Active Explorers, phone 329

6507

Tai Tapu Playcentre, phone

329 6210

Templeton

Templeton Nursery and

Preschool, phone 344 1220

West Melton

Annabels Educare West

Melton, phone 347 1603 or

661 4859

The Cats Pyjamas Preschool

& Nursery, phone 741 1785

West Melton Kindergarten,

Nursery & Learning Centre,

phone 347 4132

West Melton Playcentre,

phone 027 265 2702

With nature we live,

through nature we learn

Outdoor play develops physical, intellectual,

social and emotional skills as well as

promoting good health and wellbeing.

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Cultivating the love

of learning and

nature Facilities

The precious time in

children’s lives before

attending school is one of

curiosity and exploration.

Their minds are like sponges

as they look at the world

with eyes of wonder, eager

little hands stretched out to

touch and learn.

The preschool and

kindergarten environment

allows children to acquire

vital skills, developed by

being around other children

their age. To listen to others

and express their own

ideas, make friends, share,

interact with other children

and become accountable for

their actions.

Childcare centres in

Selwyn are united in their

commitment to cultivate

each child’s natural love of

learning and inquisitiveness,

fostering a positive attitude

to lifelong learning in the

children trusted to their

care.

In picturesque Selwyn the

accessibility of nature is all

around them. Children are

empowered to test their

boundaries and challenge

themselves in a safe secure

country environment.

Learning and play

activities in preschool and

kindergarten encourages

children’s natural curiosity

to explore, develops their

creativity and prepares

them for the challenges of

elementary school.

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Three Trees Learning Centre has small group

sizes with excellent ratios. Children are

offered frequent opportunities for outdoor

play in a setting that combines state of the

art design with a natural, woodlands-inspired

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Our fully catered centre provides all meals as

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EDUCATION - SCHOOLS

Schools in the Selwyn district

When it comes to education, Selwyn

has plenty of schools, both primary

and secondary, to choose from.

Primary Schools

Ararira Springs Primary School

18 Russ Drive, Lincoln,

Ph: 420 0888

Broadfields School

cnr Shands and Rolleston Rds, RD 6,

Broadfield

Ph: 325 2440

Burnham School

2 Chaytor Ave, Burnham

Ph: 347 6851

Clearview Primary School

20 Broadlands Dr, Rolleston

Ph: 347 7025

Darfield Primary School

15 Ross St, Darfield, 7510

Ph: 318 8473

Dunsandel School

Irvines Rd, RD2, Dunsandel, 7682

Ph: 325 4079

Glentunnel School

Homebush Rd, Glentunnel, 7683

Ph: 318 2717

Greendale School

187 Greendale Rd, RD1, ChCh, 7671

Ph: 318 8436

Hororata School

2548 Bealey Rd, Hororata, RD2,

Ph: 318 0803

Kirwee Model School

School Ln, Kirwee, 7543

Ph: 318 1850

Ladbrooks School

9 Barnes Rd, Halswell, ChCh, 7674

Ph: 329 6885

Leeston Consolidated School

19 Selwyn St, Leeston, 7632

Ph: 324 3493

Lemonwood Grove School

14 Lemonwood Drive, Faringdon,

Rolleston, 7615

Ph: 974 9236

Lincoln Primary School

130 North Belt, Lincoln, 7608

Ph: 325 2571

Prebbleton School

Blakes Rd, Prebbleton, 7604

Ph: 349 6553

Rolleston Christian School

571 Springston-Rolleston Rd, RD 8,

Rolleston

Ph: 550 2653

Rolleston School

11 Tennyson St, Rolleston

Ph: 347 8355

Sheffield School

Wrights Rd, Sheffield, 7500

Ph: 318 3713

Southbridge School

25 Hastings St Southbridge, 7602

Ph: 324 2545

Springfield School

2 Tawera Ln, Springfield, 7681

Ph: 318 4867


EDUCATION - SCHOOLS

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Springston School

16-20 Leeston Rd, Springston, 7616

Ph: 329 5724

Tai Tapu School

1 School Rd, Tai Tapu

Ph: 329 6796

Weedons School

135 Weedons Ross Rd, RD 5, Weedons,

7675

Ph: 347 8740

West Melton School

743 Weedons Ross Rd, West Melton

Ph: 347 8448

West Rolleston Primary School

327 Dunns Rd

Ph: 595 0952

Windwhistle School

19 Rakaia Gorge Road, Windwhistle.

Ph: 03 318 6828

Secondary Schools

Ellesmere College

Leeston Dunsandel Rd, Leeston

Ph: 324 3369

www.ellesmere.school.nz

Darfield High School

7 McLaughlins Rd, Darfield, 7510

Ph: 318 8411

www.darfield.school.nz

Lincoln High School

25 Boundary Rd, Lincoln, 7640

Ph: 325 2121

www.lincoln.school.nz

Rolleston College

631 Springston Rolleston Rd,

Rolleston, 7678

Ph: 595 2490

www.rollestoncollege.nz

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GARDENS - NURSERIES

Beautiful gardens

FOR INSPIRATION

Selwyn boasts many formal

expansive, cottage and

luscious green border

gardens.

Hardier plants like

Pittosporums, flaxes, cabbage

trees and Rhododendrons

cope better with the high

winds, heavier frosts, hot

dry summers and varying

soil types typical of the area,

creating sheltered areas will

provide a place for less hardy

species.

Fertilising, composting

and watering are essential

for a thriving garden while

mulching adds humus which

helps retain moisture around

plant roots in hot dry weather.

Add in a vegetable patch for

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fresh organic food. Plant

fruit trees over winter and

sow spring vegetables crops

after show weekend (to miss

any late frosts) or sow in a

cloch, tunnel or glass house.

As crops mature, harvest

and sow more seeds for year

round supply, remembering to

water regularly. An irrigation

system may help with this.

In courtyard areas, container

planters add interest. These

can be ideal for frost or wind

sensitive plants though need

daily watering and liquid

fertiliser added occasionally.

With the potential for a

wildfire, cut long grass,

minimise dry debris and

trim shelter belts away from

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power lines to help prevent

fire from catching hold and

spreading. Observe district

fire bans and check www.

selwyn.getsready.net for

extreme weather alerts.

For garden inspiration, you

may visit some of the superb

gardens around Selwyn (most

by appointment). There is:

• Ballymoney (Tai Tapu) – a

century old farmhouse and

garden.

• Broadfield Gardens

(Broadfield) – 20 acres,

award winning landscaped

garden comprising 20 settings

with beech and kauri trees,

camellias, roses and more.

• Broomielaw at Steventon

Station (Whitecliffs) –

Historic garden, once home of

Lady Barker (1800s author).

• Casa Rossa (West Melton)

– Italian style 20 year old

house and garden created in

a former shingle pit. There

are formal and informal

areas of beech, maples, oaks,

magnolias, hostas, a pond

and artwork.

• Cedar Park Gardens

(Rolleston) – 1.5 acre, awardwinning

park-like setting of

native bush, trees, shrubs,

spring and perennial flowers

and potager garden.

• Colcannon House

(Rolleston) – 1.5 acres

secluded English potager

style garden with formal and

informal spaces.

• Frensham (Tai Tapu) – A

generous sequenced country

garden showing winter

flowers, perennials, climbers,

shrubs and trees.

• Gunyah Country Estate

(Windwhistle) – 12 acres of

established garden featuring

a kauri tree, azaleas, original

fruit orchard and 1912

homestead.

• Homebush (Coalgate) –

Deans family 1850s shearing

shed/museum, café and

garden featuring Atlantic

cedars, circular orchard,

roses, rhododendrons and

bush.

• Old Parsonage

(Waddington) – 1881

parsonage, country

miniatures museum and

garden. (Small groups only).

• Ridge Road Gardens

(Motukarara) – Open

springtime. Charming cottage

garden of irises, roses

and flowering shrubs with

DevonshireTeas available.

• Rockwood (Windwhistle)

– 100 acres of native bush

with 1 hour walk, historic

homestead, 1850s cob

cottage and woodland garden

with English trees and

rhododendrons.

• Silverwood (Leeston) – 25

year old, 3 acre hedged and

lawned country garden with

flowering cherries, camellias,

rhododendrons, roses and

perennial borders.

• Terrace Station Homestead

& Garden (Hororata) –

Beautiful one hectare

landscaped garden with a hint

of its original Victorian style.

The historic homestead’s

front rooms and verandah can

also be viewed.

• Stoneycrop, (West

Melton) - Landscaped

garden of year-round

interest. Rhododendrons,

paeonies, lilies, roses,

perennials, and alpines. B&B,

morning/afternoon teas by

arrangement.

• Snowdon Station

(Windwhistle) – 1866 high

country homestead, garden

and informal museum.

• The Point (Windwhistle)

– 1866 cob homestead and

arboretum with rhodendrons,

natives, ornamentals and rock

gardens on a working farm.

• Wendrum (Southbridge)

– A collector’s garden with

rare specimens and a mini

museum.

Two historic arboretums can

be found in the district:

• The Conifer Hart

Arboretum at Lake Coleridge

Village, planted by Harry Hart.

• T W Adams’ Arboretum,

site of Greendale’s first sod

house (1865).

For more information: www.

sensationalselwyn.co.nz/

brochures/SDC_Garden_

Trails_Guide2012.pdf

www.sensationalselwyn.

co.nz/garden-tours/

www.lakecoleridgenz.info/

garden--heritage-tours.html


GARDENS - NURSERIES

Garden suppliers,

nurseries

and services

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Create your perfect garden with help

from local professionals.

Whether seeking garden supplies,

plants or professional services,

specialist businesses are at hand and

ready to assist the home handyman or

those wanting a little help.

If wanting a landscape design or plan,

materials for hard or soft landscaping,

or someone to take care of the labour

needed to set or regularly care for

your garden, you will find specialists

locally. They will listen to your ideas,

offer suggestions, then design and/

or compose workable and appealing

outdoor areas for you and your family

to enjoy.

Hand over the backbreaking work to

those who have the muscle power

and specialised machinery to properly

prepare your land and lawn before

planting trees and shrubs. They will

assist with the sourcing and supply of

materials from top soil to plants and

anything in between.

Renovating an existing garden, laying

paths and patios, installing irrigation,

laying a lawn, or constructing

additional elements like a garden

shed, man cave, pergola, or raised

garden bed, create your beautiful

garden setting with help from:

• Landscape/design providers –

Xteriorscapes; The Outdoor Space;

Sharon Crofts Landscaping; Revive

Landscaping; Greenscapes; Freeman

Irrigation; Evergreen Landscapes Ltd;

Canterbury Lawns; Canterbury Timber

& Hardware.

• Landscape features – Shadecraft

Canterbury; Lagoon Pools; Archgola.

• Landscape materials – Intelligro.

• Equipment – Drummond &

Etheridge.

• Nurseries – West Melton Plant

Nursery; Southern Woods Nursery;

South Pacific Roses; Parva Plants;

Nat’s Nursery; Motukarara

Conservation Nursery; Kiwiflora

Nurseries; Hororata Nurseries;

Greenlinc Nursery + Landscaping;

David Bell Daffodils; Darfield Eco

Garden Centre.

Garden supplies like timber, soil,

compost, mulch and plants can all be

purchased in the district, taking away

the need to travel into town to pick up

what you need for the garden.


Pines Resource

Recovery Park

Standard opening hours:

· Monday to Friday, 9am–4.30pm

· Saturday and Sunday, 10am–4pm

Location:

183 Burnham School Road, Rolleston

Contact:

(03) 347 2026

Payment options:

Eftpos and cash only

Recycling

We accept household volumes of the

following recycling free of charge:

· Whiteware and · Aluminum cans

scrap metal

· Glass bottles

and jars (lids off

and rinsed)

· Plastic bottles and

containers 1–7

(lids off and rinsed)

· Steel/tin cans

(rinsed)

Charges apply for:

· TVs, tyres and car seats

Organics

· Polystyrene

· Cardboard

(flattened)

· Paper

· Clothing

· Paint

· Electronic waste

We accept the following organics

(charges apply):

· Tree prunings/branches

· Weeds and leaves

· Grass clippings

Refuse

· General waste (charges apply)

Cleanfill

Burnham Road

Main South Road SH1

Pines Resource

Recovery Park

Burnham School Road

Brookside Road

Rolleston

Dunns Crossing Road

Goulds Road

Charges apply for the following:

· Soil

· Concrete

· Bricks

Hazardous Waste

Accepted free of charge

(household volumes):

· Cleaning agents · Batteries

· Herbicides · Paint

· Pesticides · LPG cylinders

· Florescent tubes · Oil

selwyn.govt.nz


MOTORING

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Motoring to the fore

Diversity in motoring groups and

events is an inherent part of Selwyn.

Whether it is aviation, agricultural

machinery, steam, vintage, classic,

hot rod or something newer, there is a

group, club or event to match this.

Motor racing was first held in the

district in 1901. Speedway was

seen in 1959 when the Ellesmere

Motor Racing Club formed. The club

operated at various times, moving

locations from Doyleston to Killinchy,

Irwell, Templeton (Ruapuna) then

Southbridge where the club has been

based since 1989. Racing was also

held on the banks of the Rakaia River

when the Rakaia River Bed Racing

Association formed, in 1969.

Over the years, vehicles from 1930

Morris and Vauxhalls to motorcycles,

minis, saloons, stock cars, rally cars,

midgets, TQs, sprint cars and others,

have been part of the Selwyn motor

racing scene.

Since 2006, keen hot rodders have

shared their interest as part of

Christchurch Rod and Custom Inc. (an

affiliated member of the New Zealand

Hot Rod Association). Emphasis is

on having fun with the family, with

members participating in numerous

motoring and charity events.

Keen collectors and restorers are

Ellesmere Vintage Club members who

regularly display old vehicles, tractors,

farm machinery and other mechanical

items, at shows and events held in the

district.

Every second year, Wings and Wheels

is held near Darfield, with displays

including aircraft, motor vehicles and

motorcycles from vintage and classic

through to modern and those a little

different or of particular interest.

For the last two years on a Sunday

in November, Rolleston has hosted

the Selwyn Motor Fest. This well

patronised event has given local motor

enthusiasts a chance to show their

pride and joy while also raising money

for charity.

TRUCKS

CARS

LUBES

SERVICING

FLEET WORK

BOATS

DIESEL INJECTOR

& PUMP SERVICING

ENGINE TUNING

BRAKES

MAXXIS TYRES

WHEEL ALIGNMENTS

BATTERIES

WOFs

CAMBELTS

AND MUCH

MORE!

Local automotive business excels

Vehicle maintenance is sorted at locally owned and operated Rolleston

Diesel & Petrols.

Experts in automotive servicing and repairs, Simon, Hayden and Allen

always happy to check any concerns you have about your vehicle and

will regularly service your vehicle so it is roadworthy, reliable and safe.

Need a WOF, call by. They will also remind you when your next one is due.

Rolleston Diesel & Petrols is a multi-skilled, repair and service centre,

equipped with sophisticated diagnostic equipment suitable for personal

and business vehicles. Whether a car, ute, 4WD, van, light commercial

(up to 12 ton), motorhome, bus, motorcycle, jet ski, boat, horse float or

ride-on lawnmower, quality workmanship is assured. They use reliable

quality components, oils and original specification, manufactured

equipment parts.

Rolleston Diesel & Petrols is a member of the Motor Trade

Association, and can be found at 839 Jones Road (the industrial

side of Rolleston).

Phone 03 347 7110

Email: simon@rollestondieselandpetrols.co.nz

Check out www.rollestondieselandpetrols.nz

Open Mon-Fri 7am-6.00pm, Sat 8.00am-12.00pm (WOFs only)

839 Jones Road, Rolleston P.O. Box 16 Rolleston

Phone Simon on 347 7110 or Mobile 027 272 9213


AdvertoriAl

Jones Road Auto’s Exciting

New Premises at 131 Iport Drive

Nigel and Lisa Fleck owner/operators

of Jones Road Auto are a local Selwyn

family. They are very excited to welcome

customers to visit them in their new

purpose-built premises, which they moved

into earlier this year.

“The business has grown massively from

what was taken on, that has been thanks

to our amazing local community,” said

Lisa. “We love living in Selwyn, think we

are very lucky to live in such a vibrant and

growing community. Our passion for our

business is really about the people, our

incredible staff and our customers. We

love that we have a small enough town that

lots of customers feel like friends”.

Nigel has over 20 years of mechanical

experience and Lisa is a qualified financial

advisor, who previously worked in the

banking sector in both investment and

lending capacities. Working together as

a team they

bring a great

mix of skills,

complementing

each other

perfectly.

They are very

proud to employ

a great team of

experienced,

high performing mechanics.

“Our office staff give

fabulous customer service

and we’re excited that in

our new premises we have

added a service advisor/

dedicated mechanic in the

front office, to be on hand

to answer queries, quote

jobs and generally assist

customers on the spot.”

In the new premises

they have increased and

upgraded their equipment,

utilising more space and staff to reduce

waiting lists, including an additional

4 hoists. Upgraded WOF testing and

diagnostic equipment and an additional

WOF bay means they can get through

while-you-wait WOFs at twice the speed!

They have added Electric Vehicle charging

points to ready themselves

for future technology

changes; currently training

their staff to be able to

service and repair these

vehicles.

Lisa and Nigel have also

added a dedicated Fleet

servicing lane in response

to local demand for more

specialised Fleet servicing, excited to grow

this new part of their business.

Jones Road Auto’s fabulous new premises

have twice as many carparks, a lovely

waiting room with guest Wi-Fi and a coffee

machine; a comfortable sunny spot to

relax, read a magazine and even recharge

your devices!

If you haven’t been to their new building,

located at 131 Iport Drive, on the corner of

Hoskyns Road and Iport Drive, Nigel and

Lisa would love to see you. They would like

to say a huge thank you to their amazing

customers and local community, whose

support has been incredible from the first

day they opened their doors and every day

since.

we have

moved!

ALL YOUR

MOTORING

NEEDS

› While You Wait WOF’s

› Courtesy Cars

› Diagnostics

› Repairs

› Servicing

› Batteries

› Tyres

131 Iport Drive, Rolleston | Phone 03 347 4020

Open Monday to Friday 8am-5pm

and Saturday 8am-12pm (for WOFs only)

www.jonesroadauto.co.nz


ANIMAL CARE

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A district of

animal lovers

Selwyn’s pets are well

catered for with a variety of

services available, whether

you are looking to rehome

a pet or if you have found a

lost pet, your pet is in need

of a veterinarian or you just

want to pamper your pooch,

there is a pet service to suit.

Celebrate your

love of animals

Can you imagine a world

without animals? For

many of us, it would be

impossible to consider a

world without our beloved

pets. Our lives as humans

would be incomplete and,

for some, without purpose.

Animals teach us to love

unconditionally and to care

with compassion.

World Animal Day (WAD) on

4 October is a world-wide

event that brings people of

all nationalities together

to celebrate that special

love and compassion. It is

an opportunity for people

and their communities to

celebrate and share their

love of animals.

5 fun ways to

celebrate World

Animal Day

1. Contact all the animal

groups in your community

and tell them about WAD

2. Organise an event in your

community – a pet show, a

dog walk, an animal poetry

competition or an animal

lovers songfest

3. Ask your local church

if they will celebrate WAD

in combination with a pet

blessing service in honor

of St Francis of Assisi, the

patron saint of animals

4. Ask your local library to

create a display

5. Ask your local school

to encourage students to

celebrate WAD

Dogs die in hot

cars

It takes just 15 minutes. If

it’s hot outside, it’s sure to

be like an oven in your car

and that heat could be fatal

for your dog... If it’s hot

and you’re likely to need to

leave your dog in the car,

it’s kinder and safer to leave

it at home. Animals can

sustain brain damage or

even die from heatstroke in

just 15 minutes.

Story continues on page 52

Vehicle

temperature

Outside

temp (C)

21º

24º

27º

29º

32º

Inside temp (C)

After

10 min

After

30 min

32º 40º

34º 43º

37º 46º

40º 48º

43º 51º

Report Animal Abuse,

SPCA Canterbury

Ph: 349 7057

(after hours Ph: 366 3886)

Animal Control,

Selwyn District Council

Ph: 347-2800

Selwyn Dog Pound,

Ph: 347 7408

Manufacturers of Fine Natural Pet Food

BEEF

• Steaks • Mince • Brisket Bones

• Beef & Tongue • Beef Bones

HORSE

• Steaks • Mince • Hearts, Livers & Tongue

CHICKEN

• Mince • Necks

MIXES

• Cat Mix • Dog Mix

Stockists of: Birdseed & Bird Accessories,

Rabbit Mix, Rat & Mice Mix, Guinea Pig Mix,

Fish Food & Accessories

Ph (03) 347 0626 | Shop 4, 855 Jones Rd, Rolleston (opposite Redpaths)

Hours: Mon-Tue 9am-5pm, Wed-Fri 9am-5.30pm, Sat 10am-1pm

Prebbleton Veterinary Hospital

caters to all creatures great

and small, from your beloved

companion animals to elite

performance horses.

CALL US TODAY FOR AN APPOINTMENT

Monday to Friday

8.30am-5.30pm

Thursday 8.30am-7pm

Saturday 8.30am-1pm

56 Blakes Road, Prebbleton 7604 | Ph: 03 349 9946

info@prebbletonvet.co.nz | www.prebbletonvets.com


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ANIMAL CARE

Continued from page 51

Dog Parks

There are currently two

purpose-built dog parks

in the Selwyn district. The

parks are fully fenced,

allowing dog owners to

exercise their dogs offleash

while providing secure

environments to socialise

your dog, with the addition

of dog agility equipment and

water features.

Foster Dog Park, corner of

Springston Rolleston Road

and Goulds Road, Rolleston.

Leeston Dog Park, next

to the A&P Showground,

Leeston Road

Boarding Kennels,

Doggy Daycare &

Catteries

Bunny Lodge Boarding

Kennels & Cattery,

Weedons, Ph: 347 8835

Country Paws Boarding

Kennels & Cattery, Main

West Coast Rd, Ph: 318 1752

Cozy Cats on Ellesmere,

Ellesmere, Ph: 322 6245

Katz ‘n’ K9z, Springston, Ph:

325 2243

Kimbers Cats on Burnham,

Burnham, Ph: 3476464

Selwyn Cattery, Springston,

Ph: 329 1796

Sterling Kennels and

Cattery, West Melton, Ph:

347 8940

Top Notch Boarding

Kennels, Ph: 325 2081

Wagging Tails NZ, Norwood,

Ph: 0210292 6588

Petcare Services

Harley’s Angels Petcare

at Your House, Ph: 021 047

0066

Dog Groomers

Luxe Doggy Day Spa,

Rolleston, Ph: 021 688 803

The Village Canine

Boutique, Templeton, Ph:

027 252 2005

Vets

Canterbury Equine Clinic,

Prebbleton, Ph: 349 4791 –

after hours Ph: 0274 714 608

Lincoln Village Vets,

Lincoln, Ph: 3257250

Pet Doctors Templeton, 03

349 6325

Prebbleton Vetinary

Hospital, Ph: 349 9946

Rolleston Veterinary

Services, Ph: 347 9682

Selwyn Veterinary Services,

Rolleston, Ph: 347 7419

Selwyn Rakaia Vet Service,

Dunsandel, Ph: 325 4444

VetEnt Darfield, Darfield,

Ph: 318 8611 - Leeston, Ph:

3243575 -Lincoln, Ph: 325

2808

Vetlife Dunsandel, Ph: 325

4155

West Melton Vet Centre, Ph:

347 4546

Equine Supplies/

Services

Canterbury Equestrian,

Templeton, Ph: 349 6240

Warrens Animal Feeds,

Weedons, Ph: 347 8071

Selwyn Equestrian Centre,

Burnham, Ph: 347 6007

West Melton Forest Horse

Park, Mcleans Island

Pet Food

Mighty Mix, Burnham, Ph:

347 6702

Real Pet Food, Rolleston,

Ph: 347 0626

OPENING HOURS

Monday - Friday 8.00 - 7.00pm Saturday 9.00am - 1.00pm

ALL CONSULTATIONS BY APPOINTMENT

5 Brookside Road, Rolleston 7614

P. (03) 347 9682 F. (03) 347 9681

E. rollyvet@xtra.co.nz W. www.rollyvet.co.nz


RURAL

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A&P shows part of

rural life

A&P shows create the fabric

of a rural district such as

Selwyn, creating an event

for people from the local

area and beyond to meet and

socialise.

They also provide an

opportunity for people

to compete against each

other in competitions that

are rural-focused such as

fencing, wood chopping or

shearing.

The local A&P Shows in

Leeston, Christchurch,

Kirwee, Little River and

Sheffield also give visitors,

young and old alike, from

more urban areas a chance

to experience rural life and

all it has to offer.

There are also opportunities

for farm-based craft and

culinary entrepreneurs to

display and sell their goods.

To add to the fun there is

always a range of live events

including horse jumping,

dog agility, highland

country dancing and vintage

machinery displays.

Many committees of mostly

volunteers around the

region have already started

preparation for the start of

the next A&P Show season

in Selwyn. Put these dates

in your calendar now so you

don’t miss out on an exciting

day out for all the family.

Upcoming A&P

Shows

Ellesmere A&P Show

– Saturday 19 October,

Leeston

The New Zealand

Agricultural Show – 13-15

November, Christchurch

Courtenay A&P Show – 23

November, Kirwee

Banks Peninsula – January

2020, Little River

Malvern A&P Show – March

2020, Sheffield

Visit us at Cnr of Main South Rd and

Barters Rd, Templeton. Ph 3440331


LOVE YOUR LAND

Only

available at

Northwood

& Rangiora

Stores

STORE OPENING HOURS:

Fosters, Blenheim Road, Northwood and Rangiora - ALL OPEN - 7 DAYS

Mon - Fri 8am til 5.30pm, Sat 9.30am til 3pm and Sun 10am - 3pm

WEBER

BBQ’S

ROTARY

MOWERS

HANSA

CHIPPERS

HONDA

POWER

EQUIPMENT

STIHL

POWER

EQUIPMENT

RIDE

ON

MOWERS

STIHL SHOP Fosters

559 Blenheim Road, Sockburn, Christchurch - Ph: 03-343-6339

STIHL SHOP Northwood

554 Main North Road, Belfast, Christchurch - Ph: 03-974-2469

STIHL SHOP Rangiora

Cnr Lineside and Station Road, Rangiora - Ph: 03-313-3398

www.stihlshopchristchurch.co.nz

LOVE YOUR LAND


RURAL

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SIAFD draws crowds

to Kirwee

The South Island

Agricultural Field Days

(SIAFD) attracts crowds of

30,000 farmers from near

and far and is one of the

oldest agricultural events in

the South Island.

Held every two years the

next SIAFD at Kirwee will be

in March 2021. The field days

provide a place for farmers

to meet up with each other,

see the latest in agricultural

machinery and enjoy plenty

of competitions.

"The field days are all about

getting the people who

want to buy to come along

and look. It is an event for

people who are really ready

to make financial decisions

and spend their money. We

want them to come to our

event and get their field

days deals," says SIAFD

organising committee

chairman Rodney Hadfield

A lifestyle section was

introduced at the 2017

event and its popularity has

led them to expand it this

year with more than 100

stalls, says SIAFD lifestyle

section coordinator Michaela

McLeod.

"They showcased a wide

variety of products –

from garden sculptures

and outdoor furniture to

jewellery, clothing, art,

plants and food products,

including local producers

Kirwee Bees," Michaela

says.

This year was the first time

Tractor Pull has been held

at SIAFD since they moved

to their new home at Kirwee

thanks to Diesel Tune NZ.

The first two days of the

field days were practice days

and day three will be the

competition day with three

classes – standard, modified

and pre-1985.

WEED SPRAYING

Godfrey Pest Management Limited

Registered Chemical Applicator R1550

Contact WAYNE GODFREY P: 027 232 6791

E: wayne@godfrey.net.nz


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RURAL

Local company

steadily grows

After working for a company, where

his job entailed driving a difficult to

handle old digger, Sandy decided to go

out on his own.

That was 24 years ago. Sandy and his

wife Leanne’s business, Ellesmere

Excavation and Aggregate has grown

steadily ever since, expanding into

aggregate supply about 10 years ago.

They now have six full-time employees

with the business equally divided

between general excavation and

aggregate supply.

The company sources the material

from their own quarry which is

operated from the Rakaia River, where

they crush and screen many different

sized materials.

Ellesmere Excavation and Aggregate

is a well-recognised supplier of

specialist sands – 2A filter sand and

2mm turf sand; AP65 and AP40M4 to

Transit specifications; and boulders for

soak holes.

“Our specialist sands are very rare

over Canterbury, not many quarries

have these sands. We test our sand

and other materials to ensure they

stay within the range that is required,”

says Sandy.

Ellesmere Excavation and Aggregate

has a loyal customer base of

commercial businesses, farmers and

individuals. Many having traded with

Sandy and Leanne since they started.

“It’s about the people and doing a

quality job at a reasonable rate,” says

Sandy. “I love what I do. My work is my

passion and I’m lucky to have Leanne,

my number one support person

backing me up. She attends to all the

book keeping, wages and keeps things

ticking along in the background. We

are a good team.

“Our staff also deserve recognition

because without their joint experience

of over 100 years we wouldn’t be

where we are today. They really are

part of our family”.

Ellesmere Excavation and Aggregate

deliver material as far as Akaroa,

Hanmer Springs and south of

Ashburton. You can contact Sandy on

0274 389 576 or via email at office@

shingle.nz.

YOUR AGGREGATE AND EXCAVATION SPECIALISTS

Call Sandy for all your Commercial and Residential

site works and rural excavation requirements.

We supply a wide range of

aggregate direct from our quarry,

ex river pick up or we deliver.

Phone Sandy on 0274 389 576 • Quarry hours: 7.00am – 5.00pm weekdays


RURAL

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Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers is New Zealand’s

leading independent rural advocacy

organisation and aims to add value

to the business of farming for its

members and encourage sustainability

through good management practice.

Federated Farmers consists of 24

provinces and associated branches

giving farmers a collective voice at

both a national and provincial level.

Policy advisors advocate on members’

behalf, consulting with them on

important issues and working with

other industry organisations to make

informed submissions.

www.fedfarm.org.nz

North Canterbury Rural

Support Trust

The Trust was established to assist

rural individuals and their families

facing challenging circumstances,

such as financial, personal or climatic

adverse events like drought, flood, or

heavy snow.

The Trust Area Reps are local rural

people who have themselves faced the

challenges rural life brings.

The North Canterbury Rural Support

Trust is a charitable trust that

encompasses Hurunui, Waimakariri,

Selwyn, Christchurch including Banks

Peninsula, and Kaikoura District

Council.

Freephone 0800 787 254 or www.ruralsupport.org.nz

Rural Women New

Zealand

Rural Women New Zealand (RWNZ)

provides scholarships and bursaries

to assist rural students to access

education opportunities and its

members enjoy friendship, support

and learning opportunities.

RWNZ connects with the rural

community through social events,

fundraising and as an authoritative

voice on rural health services,

education, rural environment and

social issues.

RWNZ supports and nurtures

talent, and encourages members

to grow their skills through roles

within branches and provincials and

progress into leadership roles in their

communities.

Young Farmers

It operates a network of almost 80

NZYF clubs across the country, each

with their own identity and community

spirit. The clubs are progressive and

provide a venue for young people to

develop their leadership and personal

skills. They’re a place where members

can network with like-minded

individuals and make friends for life.

The organisation runs the iconic FMG

Young Farmer of the Year contest,

along with stock judging, clay target

shooting, fencing and debating

competitions. People don’t need to

be a farmer to join - all they need is a

passion for the primary industries.

The Selwyn based meetings are:

• Dunsandel Young Farmers:

Dunsandel Tavern Main South Road,

first Monday of every month at 7.30

pm.

• Lincoln: Mrs O’s, Lincoln University

Campus, Ellesmere Junction Road,

Lincoln, first Monday of every month

at 7pm

• West Melton Young Farmers: The

Rock Bar and Restaurant, 82 Rolleston

Drive Rolleston, second Monday of

every month at 7.30pm.

www.youngfarmers.co.nz

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HEALTH - WELLBEING

Looking after

the locals

When it comes to health,

beauty and well being

services, Sewlyn has plenty

on offer.

Selwyn businesses cater

for a full range of services

from holistic treatments,

acupuncture, beauty

services, body massage,

counselling services,

podiatry care, health

Share. Learn. ConneCt.

• Want to meet new people in your area?

• Do you have time and skills to offer others?

• Would you like help around the house, with a project

or transport to the shops?

Then join the Selwyn Timebank, it’s free to sign up!

The Selwyn Timebank is a positive way of sharing

skills in our community through workshops, events

and trades.

Things on offer include everything from baking,

gardening, transport, massage, graphic design, and

just general help.

Anything you can do is valuable to someone.

What hobby could you share with your local

community?

Orientations held monthly.

Check out our website at www.selwyntimebank.net.nz

or like our facebook page. Phone 03 423 0456.

retreats through to food and

nutrition advice.

If getting fit is your goal for

the year, there are many

options available to you.

There are classes or groups

running for a large variety

of exercise and health and

wellbeing programmes

around the district such as,

tai chi, yoga, spin, boxfit,

Zumba, martial arts, Love

your Life, walking groups

and aqua fit to name but a

few.

There are many independent

health and fitness coaches

available locally along with

gym facilities in most towns.

Hospitals

Darfield Hospital: Mathias

St, Darfield, Ph: 03 318 8503

Medical and surgical

rehabilitation, carer support,

elderly care, and maternity.

Ellesmere Hospital:

Cunningham St, Leeston,

Ph: 03 324 3415

General medical, surgical

rehabilitation, carer support,

palliative care, day care,

meals on wheels.

Lincoln Maternity Hospital;

35 James St, Lincoln 7608,

Ph: 03 325 2802

In collaboration with the

Lead Maternity Carer,

Lincoln can offer 24 hour,

safe, flexible and supportive

midwifery care during, and/

or after, the birth of a baby.

Medical Centres – See page

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Selwyn Timebank is an initiative of Lincoln Envirotown.


HEALTH - WELLBEING

Counselling

Services

Happy Minds Counselling

Services, Rolleston, Ph: 03

595 5333

Selwyn Psychology, Lincoln,

Ph: 022 073 0398

Dentists

Broadfield Dental Centre,

Broadfield, Ph: 978 5522

G&E Dental,

Rolleston, Ph: 928 2497

Lumino the Dentists,

Darfield, Ph: 318 3892

Lumino The Dentists,

Lincoln, Ph: 325 2696

Rolleston Dental Centre,

Rolleston. Ph: 347 4440

Dentures

Lifestyle Dentures,

Rolleston, Ph: 347 7477

Selwyn Dentures, (mobile

service) Selwyn, Ph:

0275419466

Hearing and

Audiology

Brenna Sincock Hearing,

Rolleston, Ph: 390 2332

(Clinics also held in Lincoln,

Leeston and Darfield)

Bay Audiology Lincoln,

Lincoln, Ph: 374 6593

Bay Audiology Rolleston,

Rolleston, Ph: 03-925 9703

Triton Hearing, Darfield, Ph:

0800 454 544

Optometrists

Lincoln Eye, Lincoln,

Ph: 325 7267

Rolleston Village Pharmacy

Rolleston Eye Optometrist,

Rolleston, Ph: 347 1667

Orthodontist

Rolleston Dental Centre,

Rolleston, Ph: 347 4440

Lumino The Dentists

Lincoln Dental, Lincoln, Ph:

325 2696

Pharmacies/

Chemist

Countdown Pharmacy,

Rolleston, Ph: 347 0035

Darfield Pharmacy, Darfield,

Ph: 318 8605

Leeston Pharmacy, Leeston,

Ph: 324 3442

Lincoln Pharmacy, Lincoln,

Ph: 325 2666

Selwyn Community

Pharmacy, Lincoln, Ph: 325

2285

Unichem Rolleston Village

Pharmacy, Rolleston, Ph:

347 4118

Unichem Rolleston Central,

Rolleston, Ph: 347 1299

Unichem West Melton

Pharmacy, West Melton, Ph:

347 0777

WeCare Pharmacy, Lincoln,

Ph: 321 7325

Chiropractors and

Osteopaths

Darfield Chiropractic,

Darfield, Ph: 318 8866

Inalign Health, Rolleston,

Ph: 347 4799

Come and see us today for

FREE medicine review

FREE text reminders for scripts

FREE script deliveries (local)

Quality medicine advice

and supplements

Gifts for the whole family

Photo printing & Passport photos

(bring in this advert to get $15 pp passport photo)

Hours: Mon – Fri 9am - 6pm

Sat 9am - 1pm

Next to New World

Phone (03) 347 4118

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“Modern Medicine – Traditional Values”

Serving our community for more than 80 years,

Lincoln Medical Centre is the general practice which

has taken care of entire families for generations.

We welcome new patients living or working in our area.

Services available to enrolled patients include:

• GP Services (we can offer consultations

in various languages: French, Mandarin,

Filipino, Sinhalese & Spanish)

• online appointment booking

• skin checks & minor surgery

• blood tests

• children’s clinics

• liquid nitrogen clinic with our nurses

• travel clinic

• late nights Tuesdays & Thursdays

• open Saturday mornings

• please visit our website for more information

Opening Hours

Mon, Wed & Fri: 8am - 5pm | Tue & Thurs: 8am - 7pm

Sat: 9am - 12pm (excluding Public Holidays)

1 Gerald Street | Lincoln

Tel: 03 325 2411 | Fax: 03 325 2432

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HEALTH - WELLBEING

Chiropractors and

Osteopaths

Matariki Practice, Leeston, Ph: 325

4163

Road to Wellness Chiropractic,

Rolleston, Ph: 550 4518

Rolleston Osteopathic Clinic,

Rolleston, Ph: 027 437 9598

Southern Chiropractic, Halswell, Ph:

03 322 1432

Physiotherapists

Complete Physiotherapy, Lincoln, Ph:

03-366 2550

Darfield Physiotherapy and Gym,

Darfield, Ph: 318 8744

Leeston Physiotherapy, Leeston,

Ph: 324 4150

Motus Health Lincoln, Lincoln, Ph: 325

2039

Motus Rolleston Physiotherapy,

Rolleston, Ph: 347 9494

Physio Steps Selwyn, West Melton,

Ph: 930 1119

Prebbleton Physiotherapy,

Prebbleton, Ph: 03-349 8046

Rolleston Central Physiotherapy,

Rolleston, Ph: 347 2614

Springston Physiotherapy, Springston,

P:329 5095

Occupational Therapists

Therapy Sense, Melinda McGurk, Ph:

027 940 1760

Other health

practitioners/services

A Little R&R, Tai Tapu, Ph: 021 115

4504

Complete Podiatry, Lincoln, Ph: 366

2550

Marinas Natural Health and Beauty,

Darfield, Ph: 318 8905

Mindfulskin, Prebbleton, Ph: 022 354

670

Selwyn Reflexology, Kirwee, Ph: 022

049 5509

Smiles Natural Therapies, Rolleston,

Ph: 27 281 1424

Live, Laugh, and LOVE Your Smile!

• Complete Dentures

• Immediate Dentures

• Partial Dentures

• Relines

• Repairs

Rachael Knight

Clinical Dental Technician

1 Oak Tree Lane,

Rolleston

Call me to book your consultation today!

Ph 347 7477

www.lifestyledentures.co.nz


SENIORS

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Retiring locally

Downsizing or moving to a lifestyle

village with a small town feel is now a

reality in the district.

In Rolleston, The Boulevard boutique

lifestyle village currently has nine

occupied villas and another nine

currently under construction.

“We’ve been thrilled with the response.

Many people are looking for something

different and we’ve been able to

provide this, with design choice in

our architectural villas,” says Karen

Harris, Village Manager and co-owner.

When completed there will be a total

of 59 two and three bedroom villas,

with a hospital planned for the future.

Already The Boulevard facilities in

Dunns Crossing Road are being used

by residents and others for community

activities.

Also in Rolleston is Woodcroft

Estate Retirement Village where 13

of a planned 78 units are already

occupied and another six are under

construction. A choice of layout in the

two and three bedroom units serves

different needs and budget, under a

Licence to Occupy agreement where

owners recoup the full selling price.

On completion, the facility will have a

bowling green, pavilion and permanent

manager at the Kendon Drive site.

In the heart of Darfield, family owned

and operated Westmar Senior Care

Centre offers an intimate rest home

for 29 residents.

The Boulevard, Woodcroft Estate, and

Westmar Senior Care Centre are all

registered retirement facilities.

Registered as a Community Housing

Provider, Abbeyfield in Leeston offers

shared affordable rental housing

for elderly residents who benefit

from companionship, security and

independence. An on-site housekeeper

coordinates the house, preparing

healthy meals for those living there.

For over 55s, The Mary Brittan

Lifestyle Village in Lowes Road,

Rolleston has a number of villas

while its sister Barton Fields has

just released two more stages. The

two bedroom open plan units have

freehold titles, which can be gifted or

mortgaged.

Small sections have also become

part of the district’s landscape

in subdivisions like Ashbrook in

Faringdon and Devon Green in Devon

Park where more compact two and

three bedroom townhouses have been

built.

Brenna Sincock Hearing is the only full-time and

locally owned audiology clinic in Rolleston

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Brenna Sincock is proud to be local and providing more personal

hearing healthcare to the people of Selwyn.

Visiting clinics held in Lincoln, Leeston & Darfield

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Seniors well catered for

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Opportunities abound for

those a little older for

exercise, activities to engage

in or a little support.

Physical activity

From the more energetic to

more sedate sports include

badminton, cricket, golf,

indoor and outdoor bowls,

table tennis, tennis or

walking.

The Selwyn Aquatic Centre

is ideal for year round

recreational and lane

swimming, a little aqua

fitness (classes held twice

weekly) and a hydrotherapy

pool. The district also has a

number of outdoor swimming

pools for a dip in summer.

Local community centres

such as Lincoln Event Centre,

Rolleston Community Centre

and West Melton Community

and Recreation centre hold

classes in low impact exercise

for seniors, mature and

motivated, move it to music,

pilates, Tai Chi and yoga. Line

dancing sessions are held in

Prebbleton. There are also

commercial gyms based in

Lincoln and Rolleston.

Activities and

Interests

Pursue an interest or learn a

new skill. There are groups

in: art, astronomy, bridge,

embroidery, enviro-groups,

Freemasons, gardening,

museum and historical

societies, patchwork and

quilting, photography,

Probus, miniature rifles,

Toastmasters, Lions clubs,

senior citizens group

(Lincoln), or specifically for

women.

These activities are based

in local community centres,

SENIORS

church halls, sport clubs

or other facilities like The

Boulevard Lifestyle Village,

which is becoming a hub to

be shared by its residents and

others for bridge, Majong,

meetings and yoga.

Day clubs are held in

Darfield, Leeston, Lincoln

and Rolleston. Attend for a

few hours or the full day. For

transport, phone 03 347 2755.

Local churches also have

activities such as coffee

groups.

If wanting to relax with a good

book, there are libraries in

Darfield, Glentunnel, Leeston,

Lincoln, Rolleston and Tai

Tapu, with a mobile library

bus calling on other towns

(https://www.selwynlibraries.

co.nz/home).

Senior help

The Lincoln & Districts’

Community Care Association

Inc. can assist with

information and support.

Services include: 60 plus

exercise; meals on wheels; a

resource library; budgeting

advice; counselling; an

international women’s

group; social activities;

welfare/health service

advice; equipment hire like

wheelchairs; and transport

for medical appointments.

Telephone: 03 325 2007.

For more information, check

out:

www.selwyn.govt.nz

www.lincolncomcare.co.nz

https://healthychristchurch.

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• Two & three bedroom villas with single/double garage from $450,000

• There will be an on site manager and a pavilion and bowling green

• Show Home now open Monday to Friday 10am to 2pm or weekend

viewing by appointment call Corinne 021 292 1141

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SHOWHOMES

Building

a new home

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A larger section means more work.

Decision making is part of building. It

starts with choosing the section and

builder. Numerous other decisions

occur along the way from the house

design to building materials, features,

fittings and colours.

Choose a location (often a new housing

sub-division) based on where you

want to live and amenities you want

close by. Consider what section size

will be suitable for your family – large

means more work, compact may not

be enough for what you want to have

or store on the land. Read the building

covenants and ask your solicitor to

advise you on these before signing up.

Visit a range of showhomes for ideas,

before making any decisions. Look

at their style, finish and features

like the size of rooms, the family

area, bedrooms, bathroom, kitchen

facilities, garaging, storage, outdoor

entertaining area(s), and off-street

parking potential. Make a list of what

is important to you.

When selecting a building company

ask:

• What is included and what are

variations from the standard price?

• What changes can be made to the

design, fixtures and fittings?

• Is a turnkey option available?

• When are the deposit and progress

payments required? You want to make

progress payments after the work is

completed.

• How can you site your home for

maximum sun and outdoor living?

• What is a realistic build time given

plan preparation and the consent

process?

Building companies work on a

square metre rate so changes to a

standard plan may result in extra cost.

Determine your budget, the size of

home and essentials you need, any

desirable features then source quotes,

choose a builder then once building

work begins, let them get on with the

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SHOWHOMES

Showhomes and

showhome villages

District wide, showhomes can be found

in Rolleston, Lincoln and West Melton.

Lincoln – Flemington

• Homes by Parklane, 6 Craig

Thompson Drive.

• Homes by Maxim, 10 Craig

Thompson Drive.

• Online Design & Build, 4 Craig

Thompson Drive.

• Fraemohs Homes, 16 Craig

Thompson Drive.

• Green Homes, 14 Craig Thompson

Drive.

Lincoln – Te Whãriki

• Faye Homes, 164 Southfield Drive.

• G J Gardner Homes, 160 Southfield

Drive.

• Greenland Homes, 170 Southfield

Drive.

• Hallmark Homes, 162 Southfield

Drive (opening mid-2019).

• Orange Homes, 156 Southfield Drive

(opening mid-2019).

• Peter Ray Homes, 166 & 168

Southfield Drive.

• Ridge Homes, 172 Southfield Drive

(opening late-2019).

• RNP Homes, 174 Southfield Drive

(opening late-2019).

• Trident Homes, 158 Southfield Drive.

Rolleston

• Orange Homes, 89 Rolleston Drive.

Rolleston - Branthwaite

• Generation Homes, 2 Reuben

Avenue.

• BT Builders, 1 Reuben Avenue.

Rolleston – Falcon’s Landing

• Greenland Homes, 17 Falcon Road

(opening mid-2019).

• Kevler Homes, 1 Beak Street & 19

Falcon Road.

• Mike Greer Homes, 13 Falcon Road

(opening mid-2019).

• Pringle Homes, 9 Falcon Road & 2

Amur Crescent (opening mid to end

2019)

• Online Design & Build, 3 Falcon

Road (opening mid-2019).

• Orange Homes, 11 Falcon Road

(opening end-2019).

• Signature Homes, 1 Falcon Road

(opening mid-2019).

• Touchstone Homes, 15 Falcon Road.

Rolleston - Faringdon

• Artisan Homes, 566 East Maddisons

Road.

• Benchmark Homes, 1 Lemonwood

Drive.

• Compass Homes, 102 Ledbury Drive.

• G J Gardner Homes, 1 Barcote Lane.

• Golden Homes, 2 Barcote Lane.

• Green Homes, 3 Lemonwood Drive.

• Hallmark Homes, 9 Lemonwood

Drive.

• Jennian Homes, 7 Lemonwood Drive.

• Mike Greer Homes, 14 Shillingford

Boulevard.

• Milestone Homes, 5 Lemonwood

Drive.

• Peter Ray Homes, 572 & 574 East

Maddisons Road.

• Pringle Homes, 570 East Maddisons

Road.

• Signature Homes, 97 Ledbury Drive.

• Stonewood Homes, 93 Ledbury

Drive.

• Today Homes, 576 & 578 East

Maddisons Road.

• Trident Homes, 568 East Maddisons

Road.

• Versatile Homes, 100 Ledbury Drive.

Rolleston – Retirement

& Lifestyle Villages

• Mary Brittan Lifestyle Village, 20

Lowes Road (by appointment).

• Woodcroft Estate, 34 Kendon Drive

(10am-2pm weekdays).

• The Boulevard, 200 Dunns Crossing,

(11am-3pm or by appointment).

West Melton - Wilfield

• G J Gardner Homes, 14 Kingsdowne

Drive.

•Pringle Homes, 2 Silver Peaks Drive.

A new Faringdon showhome village

is coming soon, while in Christchurch

you will find showhomes at: 3 Springs

Road, Halswell Common, Wigram, and

Prestons Park in Burwood.

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Rolleston 7614

Tel: 03 347 8705

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• Design & Build

• Architectural Homes

• Renovations

• Light Commercial

• Farm Buildings

• Transportable Homes


SHOWHOMES

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A larger section means more work.

Building companies make it easy

Housing companies showcase their work

in a showhome as well as current and

innovative building trends.

Many housing companies have a library

of house designs, to which changes can

usually be made. Selecting one of their

standard plans can save money in design

fees. Some companies will also work with a

client on a bespoke design. Most are happy

to build to a design supplied by an architect

or architectural draftsman.

An established company will guide you

through the build process however, before

deciding who to build with, visit a good

selection of showhomes.

Talk to the representatives. Find out what

they can offer, how they operate, whether

you will work with the sales consultant

or another person, and their procedures

around the build. Ask for details on build

costs for a standard, mid-range and

premium specified home and how the final

build price might be affected by changes

you make.

Once you have all the information, you are in

a position to make your choice.

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Stages One and Two available now

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The perfect balance of country and city life

Set in one of Canterbury’s most desirable locations, Verdeco Park is located only

steps from the charming township of Lincoln, a small rural township in the

Selwyn District, 22 kilometres southwest of Christchurch.

Representing a premium parcel of land unique in that it has been purposefully

designed to magnify the connection between nature, happiness and healthy living.

Verdeco Park provides a framework that empowers residents to achieve, fuller,

richer, healthier lives.

In celebration of its natural parkland surrounds, the green spaces have been

thoughtfully designed to create a diverse and vibrant neighbourhood.

A place to meet the locals, catch up with friends and feel part of a community.

Visit Verdeco Park and discover where to build your dream home.

Stage One

Remaining sections from Stage One are still available with titles due mid 2019.

Sections range from 640m² – 6000m² priced from $205,000.

Stage Two

With earthworks underway, Stage Two is now available.

Stage Two sections range from 3000m² – 6000m² priced from $349,000.

Visit

The on-site sales office at 1472 Springs Road, Lincoln open Sundays 12:00 – 2:00pm.

At Verdeco Park you’ll find

Native Plantings

Native trees and plantings throughout

Verdeco Park have been cleverly chosen by

Christchurch based Landscape Architect,

Danny Kamo.

Community Orchard

The communal orchard and garden areas

are designed to bring residents and the

community together—it also happens to be

the perfect spot for a picnic.

Electric Car Station

Along with 3km of open walk-ways and

cycle-ways, Verdeco Park offers a centrally

located electric car charging station for the

community to enjoy.

Build a Better Lifestyle

Verdeco Park features generous sections

ranging from 640m²-6,000m² where you

can build your dream home to your own

personal specifications within a semi-rural

setting.

A Healthier Future

Verdeco Park offers a relaxed lifestyle,

embracing eco-design innovations and

features that enable you to live more

more sustainably.

Something for Everyone

Whether you are downsizing or

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REAL ESTATE

Thinking about

moving?

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Get a building inspection.

Whether looking to buy or sell a home,

you’ll want to make the right choice.

Researching the market and carrying

out due diligence, helps ensure a

wise purchase. Presenting your home

and pricing it right, may translate to

a reasonable return given current

market conditions.

Buying an existing

property

Emotion influences many buying

decisions yet having a clear head will

help prevent cognitive dissonance,

where you wonder later if another

property might have been better.

Tips to follow:

• Get a second opinion from a friend or

family member.

• Make the sale agreement subject to

a building inspection.

• Choose a location you like and will

work for your family’s lifestyle and

daily activities.

• Ensure you have sufficient equity

(40% of value) when buying an

investment property to avoid dipping

into your pocket for mortgage and

other expenses. Get a rental appraisal

too. An investment property helps

spread financial risk though capital

gain may take time.

Selling your property

Well-presented and promoted

properties can sell faster. Remember

to:

• De-clutter, packing away extra wall

hangings, ornaments and books so

viewers can focus on the house itself.

• Keep the house clean and tidy for

open homes or private viewings.

• Sort any needed repairs and

maintenance.

• Weed the garden, planting a

vegetable garden and colourful flowers

for a lift.

• Enhance the home with flowers, nice

smells, fresh towels, and lights on.

• Stage an empty house with furniture

so it looks homely and the buyer can

imagine their own furniture there.

• Lock away medicines, valuables and

treasured items.

• Consider a new kitchen, carpet or

paint (neutral colours) though avoid

over capitalising or spending more

than you will recoup.

• Ask a fair price and do not panic if a

sale takes time.

• Find ways to get your property to

stand out.

• Listen to your real estate agent and

be prepared to invest often yet wisely

on advertising.

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Specialists

in real estate

REAL ESTATE

A key investment

for many

The flurry of building activity

experienced in the district

does not seem to be slowing.

While there was a quiet

patch on the real estate

market late in 2018, once

again there is buoyancy with

local agents reporting good

sales figures.

Whereas many sections in

towns like Rolleston were

once quite large, smaller

land parcels are now the

norm, resulting in first home

buyers being attracted to the

area.

Rolleston is now seeing

second and third generation

purchasers with people

moving house as their needs

change, whether to a larger

home as the family grows or

downsizing as they become

empty nesters.

There is a strong contingent

of capable, enthusiastic

and experienced real estate

agents looking after the

needs of locals, with a

number of businesses and

franchises based here:

• Bayleys (Whalan &

Partners Ltd) – office in

Darfield.

• Farmlands – offices in

Lincoln, Leeston & Darfield

• Harcourts Four Seasons

Realty – offices in Lincoln &

Rolleston.

• Matson & Allan Real Estate

Limited – offices in Rolleston,

Leeston & Darfield.

• Mike Pero Real Estate –

offices at Rolleston & West

Melton.

• One Agency Real Estate

Specialists – office in

Rolleston.

• PGG Wrightson Real Estate

Limited – offices in Darfield &

Leeston.

• Property Brokers – offices

in Darfield, Leeston &

Rolleston.

• Ray White Town & Lifestyle

Real Estate – offices in

Rolleston, Lincoln & West

Melton

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TRADES

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Get that job

sorted

When you need something

done around the house, who

are you going to call? For

those specialist jobs Selwyn

has a number of reliable

professionals who can help.

Whether its maintenance or

major repairs, here are just

some of the jobs you can get

trades people to complete

to ensure your house is

operating at its optimum.

• Cleaning out spouting and

gutters

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73 Hire Equipment & Plant Hire –

www.73Hire.co.nz

- Rolleston – 03 347 0450

- Darfield – 03 318 8228

A

Academy Funerals –

P: 03 343 0919

W: www.academyfunerals.co.nz

Accommodation – See * Garden

View Bed & Breakfast /La Belle

B & B / Lincoln Motels/Rolleston

Highway Motel.

Aircon Masters Ltd – 027 472 7955

or 03 338 0295

E: airconmasters@xtra.co.nz

Amy Adams MP – P: 03 344 0418

E: selwynoffice@parliament.govt.nz

B

Blinc Innovation – P: 03 595 1694

www.blincinnovation.com

Boulevard Village –

P: Karen 027 3739 463,

W: www.boulevardvillage.co.nz

Braxton Car Lights -

P: 0800 225 483

Brenna Sincock Hearing -

P: 03 390 2332

W: www.sincockhearing.nz

C

Cleaning Made Easy –

P: 027 47 1397

F: facebook/Cleaning Made Easy

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E

Ellesmere Excavation –

P: 0274 389 576

W: www.

ellesmereexcavationandaggregate.

co.nz

Ethos Mortgages -

P: 021 1559 615

W: www.ethos.life.nz

F

Faringdon Office – P: 0800 667 849

W: www.farringdon.co.nz

Fire & Emergency (pg 2) – For

Emergency ph 111 or Rural Fire

Permits visit

www.checkitsalright.nz

G

G & M Contracting & Drainage –

P: Mike 027 272 8058

W: www.gmcontracting.co.nz

Garden View Bed & Breakfast -

Rolleston,

P: 03-347 9293

W: www.gardenviewbandbnz.com

Generation Homes -

P:03 260 0691

W: www.generation.co.nz

Godfrey Pest Management –

P: Wayne 027 232 6791

E: wayne@godfrey.net.nz

G T Catering & Events –

P:022 425 8628

W: www.larcombvineyard.co.nz

H

Hope Presbyterian Church -

www.hopechurch.net.nz

- Hornby P: 03 980 2296

- Rolleston P: 03 347 4007

- West Melton P: 03 347 7509

Hororata Community Trust –

W: www.hororata.org.nz

Hughes Development –

(Faringdon Development)

P: 0800 667 849

W: www.faringdon.co.nz

I

Intelligro - P: 03 347 9415

W: www.intelligro.co.nz

J - K

Jennian Homes Canterbury North

- P: 03 741 1436

W: www.jennian.co.nz

Jones Rd Auto – P: 03 347 4020

W: www.jonesroadauto.co.nz

L

La Belle B & B Country Retreat –

W: www.labellebnb.co.nz

Larcombs Vineyard - *see G & T

Catering & Events - 022 425 8628

W: www.larcombvineyard.co.nz

Libraries -

www.selwynlibrairies. co. nz

- Darfield Library & Service

Centre - P: 03 318 7780

- Leeston Library & Service

Centre – P: 03 3472871

- Lincoln Library & Service Centre

– P: 03 347 2876

- Rolleston Library –

P: 03 347 2880

Lifestyle Dentures - P: 347 7477

W: www.lifestyledentures.co.nz

Lincoln Eye Optometrist – P: 325

7267

W: www.lincolneye.co.nz

Lincoln Developments Ltd –

Verdeco Park :

www.verdecopark.co.nz

Lincoln Envirotown Trust –

W: www.selwyntimebank.net.nz

Lincoln Event Centre – P: 03 347

2983

W: www.selwyn.govt.nz

Lincoln Farmers’ & Craft Market –

P: 03 325 7226

F: facebook.com/lincolnmarket

Lincoln Medical Centre –

P: 03 325 2411

W: www.lincolnmedical.nz

Lincoln Motel -

Lincoln P: 0800 001 689

or 03 974 1620

W: www.lincolnmotel.co.nz

M

Matson & Allan Real Estate Ltd

(see Back Pg)

W: www.marealestate.co.nz

- Rolleston Office – P: 03 347 9949

- Darfield Office – P: 03 318 8204

- Leeston Office – P: 03 324 3704

Meares Williams Barristers –

W: www.meareswilliams.co.nz

- Rolleston Office – P: 03 374 2547

- Lincoln Office - P: 03 374 2547

N

National Party –

Amy Adams MP – P: 03 344 0418

E: selwynoffice@parliament.govt.nz

O

One Agency - P: 0800 645 346

W: www.oneagencyres.co.nz

P

Pines Resource Recovery Park –

P: 03 347 2026 www.selwyn.govt.nz

Prebbleton Vet Hospital -

P: (03) 349 9946

W: www.prebbletonvets.com

Q – R

Real Pet Food – P: 03 347 0626

W: www.realpet.co.nz

Rolleston Baptist Church –

P: 03 260 1406

W: www.rollestonbaptistchurch.

org.nz

Rolleston Community Centre –

P: 03 347 2882

W: www.Selwyn.govt.nz

Rolleston Diesel & Petrol ltd –

P: 347 7110

mob 027 272 9213

www.rollestondieselandpetrols.nz

Rolleston Eye Optometrist -

P: 03 347 1667

W: www.lincolneye.co.nz

Rolleston Haircuts –

P: 03 347 1322

W: www.rollestonhaircuts.co.nz

Rolleston Highway Motel:

P: 03 347 2326

www.rollestonhighwaymotel.co.nz

Rolleston Square P: 03 347 9192

W: www.rollestonsquare.co.nz

Rolleston Veterinary Services -

P: 03 347 9682

W: www.rollyvet.co.nz

Rolly Inn – P: 0 347 8760

W: www.rollyinn.co.nz

Russell Lilley Contracting -

P : 03 347 8705

W: www.rlgroup.co.nz

S

Scorch Communications -

P: 0800 726 724

W: www.scorch.co.nz

Selwyn Auto (Springston)

P: 329 5841

W: www.selwynauto.com

Selwyn Aquatic Centre –

P: 347 2734

W: www.selwyn.govt.nz/sac

Selwyn District Council -

W: www.selwyn.govt.nz

- Rolleston P: 03 347 2800

- Darfield P: 03 318 8338

Selwyn Gets Ready -

E: getsready@selwyn.govt.nz

W: www.selwyn.getsready.net

Selwyn Times - P: 03 364 7434

W: www.selwyntimes.co.nz

Somerfield Upholstery –

P: 021 251 6200 | 349 0456

www.somerfieldupholstery.co.nz

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Southern Woods Plant Nursery –

P: 0800 800 352

W: www.southernwoods.co.nz

Stihl Shop Fosters -

P: 03 343 6339

www.stihlshopchristchurch.co.nz

Storage King Rolleston -

P: 03 347 2405

W: www.storageking.co.nz

Straight 8 Estate - P: 03 347 6787

|027 722 8416

W: www.straight8estate.co.nz

T

The Handwriting Clinic –

P: 027 940 1760

W: www.thehandwritingclinic.co.nz

Three Trees Learning Centre –

W: www.threetreeslearningcentre.

co.nz

E: learning@

threetreeslearningcentre.co.nz

Totalspan Canterbury –

P: 0800 868 257 | 03 344 0331

W: www.totalspan.co.nz

Two Fat Possums – P: 03 421 6481

W: www.twofatpossums.co.nz

U- V

Unichem Rolleston Village

Pharmacy – P: 347 4118

W

West Melton Community and

Recreation Centre –

P: 03 347 1804

W: www.selwyn.govt.nz

West Melton Kindergarten,

Nursery & Learning Centre -

P: 347 4132

W: www.westmeltonkindergarten.

co.nz

Wilfield West Melton –

P: 03 741 1340

W: www.yoursection.nz

Woodcroft Estate Ltd –

P: 03 421 7796 or 021 821 683

W: www.woodcroftestate.co.nz

Y

Yoga By Karma – P: 022 135 2762

W: www.yogabykarma.co.nz

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 4, 2018 Loca ly Owned

www.star.kiwi

Safety ‘ignored’

No flashing lights for

Prebbleton cro sing

Page 3 Page 19

Injury ends season

Lincoln half-back prevented

from playing 300th game

Animals to benefit from students’ book

Darfield High School students Elyse Ke r (left) and Bridget Leach have teamed with the SPCA to create

an a l-in-one colouring-in and storybook. As part of the Young Enterprise Scheme competition, the

students created the book for children aged five to 13, to teach them how to care for animals properly.

The books wi l be sold nationwide, with a percentage of profits going to the SPCA.

PHOTO: MARTIN HUNTER

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