Selwyn Times: October 30, 2019

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Getting students

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Ararira Springs School pupils Demi (left) and

Anvay (above) from the Huarapa hub with their

Lego creations at a House of Bricks workshop.

The Rolleston-based business visited the

school on Thursday and spent time with each

hub. Principal Claire Howison said there was

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PLANNING IS under way for a

second high school in Rolleston.

Ministry of Education growth

projections show a second high

school may be needed in Rolleston

in the next six to eight years.

Ministry head

of education

infrastructure

service Kim

Shannon said it

has recently begun

the process

of identifying an

appropriate site. Kim Shannon

“As part of the

evaluation process, we shall be

engaging with the Selwyn District

Council on the factors that may

influence location and timing,”

she said.

“We have had discussions with

the principal of Rolleston College

and the chair of the college’s

board of trustees. Where practical,

we also try to ensure local

communities are aware of our

plans.”

Ms Shannon said acquisition of

the site is likely to happen in 2020.

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from the reporter’s desk

ON PAGE 1 today, we reveal the Ministry of Education is in the

early stages of looking for a site in Rolleston to build a second

high school.

Growth projections for the area show a new high school may

be needed within six years.

Rolleston College will have a capacity of 1800 students once

an extension is completed – but it is still unlikely to be enough

to cater for the area’s booming population.

And speaking of the booming population, Selwyn’s economy

appears to be humming along quite nicely, too.

The district’s annual report shows the council is in a

reasonably healthy financial position. No doubt some of this

can be put down to good management – but the growing

number of ratepayers doesn’t hurt either.

Check out our summary of the report on pages 8-9.

– Devon Bolger

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Wednesday October 30 2019 3

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Native wildlife benefits

from river corridor planting project

• By Devon Bolger

A PROJECT to create a corridor

for native wildlife along the

Waimakariri River is proving

successful.

The Waimakariri Corridor

Project was started by Environment

Canterbury and began five

years ago.

It spans the Selwyn-Waihora

and Christchurch-West Melton

zones and a number of sub-projects

have begun in the district.

One of them being the restoration

of Kowahi Sanctuary at

West Melton forest.

ECan park ranger Greg Stanley

said they will be working

hard over the next three years to

have a big affect on the space at

Thompsons Rd.

“We are establishing several

stands of dryland/riparian forest

vegetation to act as a seed source

and habitat improvement. Two

key areas have been planted

with 450 plants by West Melton

School pupils and 450 by the

National Trade Academy South

Korean exchange students.

Another 2500 by our contractors

Keystone Ecology,” he said.

Another reserve is being established

and monitored on the

river berm to try and enhance

ACTION: Restoration projects such as the one at Kowhai Sanctuary in

West Melton will help to create a corridor for native wildlife along the

Waimakariri River.

an area that is home to an undescribed

species of dune scarab,

Mr Stanley said.

“It would be great to have

people visit the site and use the

tracks. The clematis paniculata

is in flower at the moment and

many of the kowhai are still finishing

up too. We will continue

to do as much enhancement as

we can afford at this great site.”

Mr Stanley said there are

signs that the project is already

improving biodiversity along the

river.

“If you really look around,

you’ll see two-and-half-year-old

native shrubs with five to 10

cocoons attached to them, and

you don’t see many cocoons on

the willows and poplars growing

here.

“The increase in habitat is

already being used; we have flax

flowers that are attracting populations

of bellbirds.”

Other bird species thriving

are silvereye, mohua, quail and

swamp harrier, Mr Stanley said.

The corridor project is part of

the strategy to provide a wildlife

corridor from the mountains to

the sea, with plantings no more

than 2.5km apart.

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‘It would be great

to have people visit

the site and use

the tracks’

– Greg Stanley

That means it is close enough

for birds to fly between and

bring seeds with them from fruit

and berries they’ve eaten, to be

deposited in droppings which

naturally plants more native species,

Mr Stanley said.

“If we can get a consistent

network of sites spaced at about

two-and-a-half kilometres, then

we can cross our fingers that that

will increase the use by native

bird populations, where they can

stop, rest, feed and continue.”

•Children and the

environment – Our People,

pages 8 & 9

In Brief

COUNCIL SWORN IN

The newly-elected district council

is due to be sworn in at an inauguration

ceremony today. The ceremony

will be held at the Tai Tapu

Community Centre at 4pm.

Three new councillors, eight incumbents

and second-term Mayor

Sam Broughton will be sworn in.

MILITARY EXERCISE

A New Zealand Army exercise

involving up to 200 personnel from

Burnham Military Camp will take

place today and tomorrow at the

West Melton Rifle Range. Firing

is expected to stop at midnight

daily. On October 31, soldiers will

travel on foot from the range to

Burnham.

NEW CHURCH BUILDING

The new Lincoln Union Church

should be ready for use this year.

It has been partly funded by

an insurance payout after the

demolition of the earthquakedamaged

Prebbleton Union

Church. The new building was

constructed off-site and is on the

north side of the church in Lincoln.

Community groups which use

the old building will have the

opportunity to move into the new

building later this year or early

next year.


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Advice for

speaking up

at hearing

• By Georgia O’Connor-Harding

A WORKSHOP will be held next

month to help residents speaking

at a major hearing over plans to

open a controversial quarry in

Weedons.

It will be run by retired resource

management consultant and

Deans Avenue Precinct Society

chairwoman Claire Mulcock and

is aiming to help residents who

aren’t used to speaking in public.

It comes as the hearing over

Fulton Hogan’s resource application

to open a 170ha quarry at

Curraghs, Dawsons, Jones and

Maddisons Rd begins on November

18.

Templeton Residents’ Association

secretary Mel Himin said the

aim of the workshop is to upskill

and predominantly give residents

confidence as the hearings process

can be “overwhelming.”

The workshop will cover making

verbal submissions at the

hearing, what to do and the processes

involved in a hearing.

The “Speaking at the hearing”

workshop will be held on

November 7.

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to register your interest email

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Delivering meals to those in need

• By Devon Bolger

FOR THREE years volunteers

have been making and

delivering food packages to

families in need.

A team of about 30 volunteers

makeup Selwyn Bellyful, a charity

that delivers food to families

with newborn babies or young

children who are struggling with

illness.

Bellyful is a national charity

with 22 branches across the

country.

Selwyn co-ordinator Jeraldine

Teng said they have been operating

in the district for about three

years.

“Our main focus group is families

with no support nearby. We

sort of have the philosophy it takes

a village to raise a village. We’re

trying to be a part of that community

and to help out,” she said.

Ms Teng said being in Selwyn

does pose a challenge due to the

large geographical area they cover.

“It’s such a big district and we

have a lot of families, particularly

in farming communities, who

are very isolated. We are trying

to reach out and bring awareness

that we are a charity and we are

here to support families who

need our help.”

The meals are completely

free of charge and there is no

obligation for anything, just

register online.

“We don’t look at your finances

or socio-economic status or

anything like that. If you need it,

we will deliver the food as soon

as we can.”

To prepare the meals, the

charity fundraises and then

hires out the kitchen in the

Lincoln Event Centre about once

a month.

Volunteers then take part in

a ‘cookathon’ where upwards of

120 meals are made and then

stored in satellite freezers in

Lincoln and Rolleston.

Mrs Teng said in the last year

Bellyful Selwyn has delivered

348 meals and cooked 504.

Eighty-five families in the

district have received food from

the charity.

“There are four standard recipes

throughout the country. Red

lentil soup for gluten free and

vegetarians, spaghetti bolognese,

lasagna and mac and cheese so

it’s all very Kiwi food,” she said.

Ms Teng has only been the

branch co-ordinator for about a

year.

She initially joined Bellyful

Selwyn after moving to the

district and wanting a sense of

community.

“I am new to Selwyn. I only

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at the Lincoln

Event Centre. ​

moved here with my family last

year and I like to be a part of

the community and get to know

people but I also like to give

back. For me it’s always about

knowing your neighbours, it’s a

very important value I have and

community spirit is important

to me.’’

The community has really got

behind the initiative, Ms Teng

said.

“Our volunteers are quite

spread out across the district.

We have some in Tai Tapu,

some in Southbridge and all

over. We would always love more

though.”

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Rolleston College could reach capacity by 2027/28

•From page 1

The Ministry of Education

funds land purchases through its

capital budget.

The Ministry’s Canterbury

National Education Growth Plan

2030 predicts Rolleston College

could reach its capacity of 1800

students by 2027/28.

In the report

it says: “Further

additional

secondary

provision is

expected to be

required in the

next six to eight

Steve Saville

years, and we

are currently

investigating sites through the

acquisition process.”

It says in the medium-term,

the Ministry anticipates an additional

700-1000 primary-aged

and 600-820 secondary-aged

students will require access to a

local state school in the Rolleston

area by 2030.

Director of education for

Canterbury Coralanne Child

said in the report: “Rolleston’s

growth over the past 10 years has

been rapid. This growth is set to

continue with major economic

drivers providing secure employment

opportunities in the town.”

“In our 20-year plan for Rolleston,

we have already been futureproofing

the town’s education

needs through additions to the

Rolleston school landscape with

West Rolleston Primary, Lemonwood

Grove Primary, Rolleston

College and the relocation of

Waitaha School.”

Rolleston College was opened

in 2017 with an initial capacity

for 1100 students.

Planning is under way for additional

capacity at the school to

provide 700 more student places.

This would bring it up to the

master-planned capacity of 1800.

Principal Steve Saville said he is

aware of the growth projections

but is yet to have detailed discussions

with the Ministry.

“We are still looking at where

the growth is and whether it will

continue. The Ministry keeps us

very closely informed about it

and has been no detailed discussion

yet,” he said.

Mr Saville said the Ministry’s

prediction that Rolleston College

could reach its capacity by

2027/28 is looking accurate.

“I’d say that is looking comparatively

accurate, yes. The growth

is rapid but because our school

design is a rather new design, you

can’t always use the traditional

student guidelines to measure capacity

and things. So that could

change quite dramatically.

He said the growth they have

seen so far has been expected and

aligns with what was set out in

the school’s five-year growth plan

GROWTH:

The Ministry of

Education has

begun looking for

an appropriate site

for a second high

school in Rolleston.

when it opened.

The report also outlines the

need for a new primary school in

Rolleston. It says site acquisition

is under way for a new primary

school in the south-east of the

township and will be completed

in 2019.

Planning is under way for an

initial capacity of 400 pupils at

the school and master-planned

for 750. The report says it is

expected to open in 2021/22 and

will complete the spatial plan for

primary school provision across

Rolleston.

MoE growth projections show

that demand for primary schooling

in Rolleston could reach 2700

places by 2021.

Rare bird

spotted near

Lake Ellesmere

A TINY and very rare Arctic

wader has been spotted near

Lake Ellesmere.

It was one of just five recorded

sightings of the bird ever in New

Zealand.

The little stint or calidris

minutus (above), which is

smaller than a sparrow, was seen

at Kaitorete Spit by Keystone

Ecology ornithologist Niall

Mugan.

Christchurch City Council

ornithologist Andrew Crossland

said the unusual sighting is a

case of “migration overshoot”

and the bird is about 12,000km

from home.

“This sighting is pretty awesome

and it really cements the

legend of Lake Ellesmere in the

ornithological world. It’s such an

amazing place for wildlife.”

Mr Crossland said Lake

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Zealand’s most important sites

for migratory birds from Siberia

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A GROUP of talented

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Twenty-two members of

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They performed Revolting

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Teacher Jacqueline Soper

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Combined venture to

better support community

TWO DARFIELD emergency

groups are teaming up to better

support the community,

The Darfield Volunteer Fire

Brigade and Darfield Community

Response Team have

decided to work together to help

the Malvern community prepare

for an emergency.

The fire brigade and response

team have agreed on a partnership

to help fulfil Fire and

Emergency New Zealand and the

district council’s civil defence

responsibilities in the area.

“Working together and combining

resources will help us to

create a more resilient community

by delivering shared messaging

and encouraging people to

look after each other,” response

team leader Andrea Horton-

Gaskin said.

“Our initial focus will be a pilot

targeting people who are most

likely to be isolated and cut off in

an emergency, offering key Civil

Defence emergency preparedness

and home fire safety advice.

“Following the pilot we will be

rolling out a further programme

around home fire safety and

emergency preparedness. The

teams will be visiting local

groups such as the Probus and

day club as well as the senior

UNITE: Darfield chief fire officer Alan Kittelty and community

response team leader Andrea Horton-Gaskin will work

together to better support the community. ​

citizens group to meet local residents

and speak to them about

the key things we need to do to

be ready for an emergency,” she

said.

District council community

resilience co-ordinator Sue Jenkins

said Fire and Emergency NZ

came to them with the idea.

“We were approached by

FENZ about teaming up to help

spread safety messages and we

were keen to be a part of it. Our

council Civil Defence team does

a lot of work promoting civil

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defence and being prepared for

emergencies and FENZ also does

a lot of community engagement

promoting fire safety so working

together was a good opportunity.

“Anything that promotes

education on safety and helps

strengthen the community to be

prepared for emergencies and

fires and to get through them

is a valuable thing for us to be

involved in and we’re looking

forward to the pilot programme

and how it will help to achieve

that,” she said.

A PROJECT to turn a pit in

Springfield into recreation space

is taking shape.

The Springfield Township

Committee plans to create an

area at the corner of Tramway

Rd and Tawera Lane to bring

the community together.

Committee member Emma

Stead said the tidying up of the

pit is complete and native planting

is set to start next month.

“The project is going well so

far. The district council has

helped with clearing the site

because we found out it would

take a lot longer than expected

to do it as a community ourselves,”

she said.

Last weekend the committee

marked the proposed walking

Canterbury’s fastest selling

new subdivision

PROJECT:

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helps to

mark out the

proposed

walking track

around the

perimeter of

the pit.

PHOTO:

EMMA

STEAD

Pit project takes shape

track around the perimeter of

the pit.

“The project is on track and

the planting of 1450 native

plants is set to start in mid to

late November,” she said.

“We will have a big planting

day and that’s with plants that

have been supplied by Southern

Woods nursery.”

The final concept plans for

the project were approved by

the committee at a meeting last

month.

They include a bike trail, a

walking track and a fitness station

as well as family-friendly

barbecue areas.

The plans also include native

plantings and a nature play area

for children.


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Annual report shows council in healthy

• By Devon Bolger

THE ANNUAL report shows the

district council spent $106 million

of ratepayers’ money last year.

Revenue for the year was up to

$166 million compared with the

budget of $146 million.

The report outlines the district

council’s activities and performance

over the last year and

whether or not it met its goals.

It also includes the results of the

resident’s survey that show just

69 per cent of residents rated the

district council’s overall performance

as good or very good.

A summary of the report is

listed below:

Financial performance

$106 million total expenditure

(compared with a budget of $108

million)

$57.4 million rates revenue

levied (compared with a budget of

$56.2 million)

$22.9 million received in

development contributions

revenue (compared with a budget

of $15.9 million)

$1.66 billion total council net

assets (in 2018 it was $1.58 billion)

Revenue for the year was $166

million compared with the budget

of $146 million

Development contributions

revenue was $7 million above

budget due to the level of housing

development in the district

continuing to be more rapid than

expected.

Land sales revenue was lower

than budget by $4.5 million due

to the sale of land in the Izone

Southern Business Hub being

below what was budgeted.

It is estimated there are around

6700 businesses in Selwyn, with

around 21,500 full-time employees.

Service performance

403,088 visits to Selwyn Aquatic

Centre and council pools

7.63 million cu m of water

supplied to households

74.2km of road resealing completed

Maintaining about 2500km of

roads.

Providing rubbish and recycling

services to more than 21,000

households.

Operating 30 community water

supplies, supplying clean, safe

drinking water to 81 per cent of

the district’s population.

Community facilities

706ha of recreation reserves

455 reserves and playgrounds

27 community centres and halls

19 cemeteries

141 community events attended

by 12,573 people

Funding for 51 initiatives through

the Selwyn Community Fund

20 initiatives promoting arts,

culture and heritage

Administered $460,707 in total

grant funding

Environmental and

transportation services

Processed 666 resource consent

RESULTS:

There were

403,088 visits

to the Selwyn

Aquatic

Centre and

district council

pools in the

last financial

year.

applications

Issued 2218 building consents

Issued 1954 code compliance

certificates

Registered 13,659 of the

district’s dogs

Repaired 5300 potholes

Resealed 74.2km of road

Completed 10,524km of grading

on unsealed roads

Constructed 2.2km of footpath

extensions

91 per cent of urban roads meet

service standards

88 per cent of footpaths meet

service standards

Water and waste

management

Collected 10,000 tonnes of

rubbish from kerbsides

5100 tonnes of recycling

5900 tonnes of organics

Processed 28,000 tonnes of all

waste types through the Pines

Resource Recovery Park

Eight per cent reduction in

kerbside waste to landfill

Provided drinking water to 81

per cent of the population

Supplied 7.63 million cubic

metres of water to households

Treated 3.85 million cubic

metres of wastewater

Maintained 1170km of water mains

and 359km of wastewater mains

99.98 per cent compliance with

drinking water standards for

treatment

Achieved goals

50 per cent of residents are

volunteers – achieved 54 per cent.

10 per cent increase in

Sensational Selwyn website use –

achieved 81 per cent increase

More than 100 community

events are delivered/facilitated

with more than 10,000 attendees –

achieved 141 events.

More than 150,000 combined

visits to the Lincoln Event Centre,

Rolleston Community Centre and

West Melton Community Centre

– achieved 189,182 visits to LEC,

78,345 visits to RCC and 20,782

visits to WMCC.

100 per cent registration of all

known dogs by June 30 each year

– achieved 100 per cent.

100 per cent of urgent callouts

attended to within four hours –

achieved 100 per cent.

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financial position

75 per cent of individual

large capital projects are

generally completed in

the year that they were

programmed to occur –

achieved 85 per cent.

Not achieved goals

Less than 10 complaints

received related to cemetery

service – 12 complaints were

received.

The average number

of visits to Selwyn public

libraries per capita exceeds

the national average of 7.83

– there were 4.91 visits per

capita.

100 per cent of resource

consents are issued within

statutory time frames – 98

per cent were issued within

time frames.

Less than 15 complaints

received about drinking

water clarity, continuity of

supply, odour, taste, pressure

or flow and the response

to any of these issues,

expressed per 1000 rated

properties – there were 19.16

complaints per 1000 rated

properties.

75 per cent of residents feel

a sense of community with

their local neighbourhood –

the resident’s survey shows

73 per cent

85 per cent of resource

consent applicants are

satisfied or very satisfied –

77.91 per cent were satisfied.

Total average operating

costs per serviced property

for land drainage is less

than $100 – the total average

operating costs per serviced

property were $135.

Resident’s survey

69 per cent of residents

rated the district council’s

overall performance as

good or very good, the

same as in 2018. The overall

performance rating has risen

steadily from 58 per cent in

2013.

83 per cent of residents are

satisfied with libraries

81 per cent of residents

are satisfied with parks and

reserves

84 per cent of residents

are satisfied with

playgrounds

82 per cent of residents

have used a park or

playground

93 per cent of residents

think Selwyn is a great place

to live

73 per cent of residents

feel a sense of community

72 per cent of residents

participate in community

groups

47 per cent of residents

satisfied with urban roads

31 per cent of residents

satisfied with rural roads

44 per cent of residents

satisfied with cycleways

97 per cent of residents

satisfied with rubbish

collection

92 per cent of residents

satisfied with recycling

collection

89 per cent satisfied with

organics collection

71 per cent of residents

satisfied with water supplies

72 per cent of residents

satisfied with sewerage and

wastewater

46 per cent of residents

satisfied with urban

stormwater

The Malvern Community Arts Council is pleased to announce our celebration

of the Selwyn Gallery’s new name

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and the opening of the exhibition

Tūrangawaewae

(the place we belong through kinship and ancestry)

Friday, 1 November 2019, 6.00pm

17 South Terrace, Darfield

The Selwyn Gallery will officially take a new

name on Friday, 1 November. “The te reo

Māori name ‘Te Huanui’, meaning the pathway,

road, or highway has been presented to us

by Te Taumutu Rūnanga”, explained Malvern

Community Arts Council Chairperson, Philip

Baldwin. “In 2018 the decision to seek a te reo

Māori name for the gallery was suggested to

the MCAC Executive, and we approached the

rūnanga for their input.”

Historically “Te Huanui” refers to the network

of trails that Māori settlers used to travel

southwards across the Canterbury Plains.

The name also suggests new trails and

new pathways that will be made by future

generations.

“These connect well with the gallery’s mission”,

Mr Baldwin continued. “We follow the historic

trails of artistic technique, experience, and

inspiration, and we encourage new methods,

materials, and skills in the community of artists

around us.”

When the Selwyn Gallery opened in 1998,

it was the only art gallery to support artists

in the district. “That situation has changed

and we have taken the opportunity to include

‘Art Gallery in Darfield’ in our new logo to

say concisely what we are and where we are

located.”

“Te Huanui” is also a reminder that te reo

Māori is becoming a greater part of New

Zealand’s identity in the use of words such as

kai (food), tamariki (children), whanau (family),

aroha (love), “Te Papa” for the Museum of

New Zealand in Wellington, and “Tūranga”,

Christchurch’s new central library.

“The Malvern Community Arts Council was

a forward-thinking group in the late 1970s.

Broadening our cultural and linguistic

awareness with the adoption of the name ‘Te

Huanui’, is, I believe, entirely consistent with

their innovative way of thinking and working”,

Mr Baldwin concluded.

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Ellesmere’s Selwyn Spring

Show - the best yet!

the sun came out just in time for the 149th 2019

Spring Show held recently at the ellesmere

Showgrounds in leeston.

Gumboots and sunhats were the order of the day after heavy rain the previous

day. People turned out in droves to spend a day in the country and take part in

this year’s theme ‘Celebrating Selwyn’.

Selwyn Spring Show marketing and promotions convenor Alastair Barnett says,

“You can never be certain of how things will go on the day but as usual the

committee has done a tremendous job, and our president, Tim Schmack, is

really proud of how things went. Based on our gate takings, it’s the best ever

show to date, which is fantastic and a testament to all the support we get from

the Ellesmere and Selwyn districts.”

“a lot of people

have said it’s the best

show they have attended.

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and happy crowd, lots of

different entertainment

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main ring”

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It was an entertaining day out in the country with

much to see and do. From the moment visitors were

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offer to capture interest – in fact deciding where to go

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farmyard animals and pony rides.

“a lot of people have said it’s the best show

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and happy crowd, lots of different entertainment

and something different happening in the main

ring,” says show president tim Schmack.

Leah Thorpe (4) searches for lollies in

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Chef Paul Robinson judges omelettes created by Muster Chef competitors.

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One of the highlights this year was the Mounted Games Nations Challenge with the final being held in the main

ring. The New Zealand Black Team heading off NZ Silver, Australia, USA and South Africa finally won the close

competition. A full list of winners and show results is now available online at www.ellesmereshow.co.nz.

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Conifer cull proving successful

THOUSANDS OF trees in

Arthur’s Pass are dying but it is

all in a bid to return the land to

its natural state.

For years the Department of

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Canterbury and Waimakariri

Ecological Land Restoration Alliance

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Wilding conifers are invasive

trees that are considered pests.

They threaten 210,000ha of

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The Craigieburn Management

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divide and working east.

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Arthur’s Pass National Park

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says while the dying trees may

look like destruction it is a benefit

to biodiversity in the area.

“The upfront cost is substantial

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than constant control

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Lou Drage

Passionate about involving children

Increasing biodiversity

and getting local

students interested

in the environment is

all in a day’s work for

Motukarara’s Lou Drage.

She talks to Devon

Bolger about her work

with the Te Ara Kākāriki

Greenway Canterbury

Trust

What first got you interested

in the environment?

I was lucky to grow up having

experiences exploring nature by

tramping and kayaking through

our beautiful conservation areas.

I went on to work with people

in outdoor centres like Outward

Bound where my office was based

in the natural environment. I

enjoy the beauty of nature and

feel a sense of responsibility to

protect biodiversity that has

called New Zealand home for

thousands of years.

The environment is obviously

a big passion of yours, why do

you think people should care?

We have native trees around

our house and I wake up to the

sound of bellbirds singing outside

my window which is a wonderful

way to start my day. With less

than 0.5 per cent of native

vegetation left on the Canterbury

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Motukara’s Lou

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Drage arranges and participates in restoration projects like this one for

students in the district.

Plains not many in our

When did you first get

What do you like about being

community get to have the same involved with the trust and why involved in the trust and what

experience. When people arrived did you decide to join?

keeps you going?

in our district

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they changed the I have been working for the The Te Ara Kākāriki trustees

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live. Our native biodiversity has

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in caring for the environment

Do you find people in the

district want to get involved?

There is increasing interest

from people in this community

to have native trees on their

properties, local parks and

reserves. I would love to be

able to work with more schools

though. We are fortunate to

receive support from the council

and other partners but could

assist and educate many more

people if we had further funding.

I understand the Te Ara

Kakariki Trust was runnerup

in the Canterbury Aoraki

Conservation Board awards this

year, can you tell me about that?

The award is because of

our work with the plant-out

programme and was jointly

awarded to us and Enviroschools

Canterbury. It is really amazing

to get some acknowledgement

for what we are doing and to

celebrate the achievements we

have made. The award came with

$2000 which will help a lot as a

lot of the programme just comes

down to funding. We are hoping

that by showing we are running

a great programme by receiving

this award then our overall

funding will increase too.

How long have you lived in

Selwyn?

I’ve lived near Motukarara for

INFORM: Lou Drage of Motukara hosting one of the Kids Discovery Plant-out events ​

15 years.

What do you like about living

here?

I really like the can-do attitude

of people living and working

here, we get things done in

Selwyn. People have a sense of

community and look after each

other.

Can you tell me about your

family?

I live on a small farm with my

partner and two children.

What do you do as a day job?

I combine working for Te

Ara Kākāriki with teaching

environmental education for the

Christchurch City Council. I do

a lot of native planting and pest

control on our small sheep and

beef farm.

Do you have a favourite

animal?

That’s a tough one, my dogs

are great companions but I also

really like the peaceful and

sociable nature of cows. We have

a house cow called Buttercup.

What environmental issues

are you most passionate about?

I would like water quality in

our local waterways to improve.

It concerns me that nutrients,

sediment, and faecal bacteria are

washing into the local streams

and degrading habitat for fish

and invertebrates. Fencing

off waterways from stock and

planting a wide riparian strip of

native vegetation can help filter

runoff from farming activities.

Some native trees and shrubs

will provide shade and shelter for

stock from extreme cold and heat

without growing above the height

of a centre pivot irrigator.

What are your interests

outside of the environment and

the trust?

I enjoy white water kayaking

and going on family trips to

explore natural wilderness areas.

What is next for the trust?

Since 2009 Te Ara Kākāriki

has helped with planting nearly

100,000 native plants in Selwyn.

The trust is now keen to plant a

“legacy site”, a minimum area of

6ha. This will provide rich habitat

for forest species and contribute

to New Zealand’s climate change

targets. Next year five of our

local schools will be involved in

the Ahuriri Lagoon restoration

project so will be learning about

the value of wetlands. This is a

very special project coordinated

by Whakaora te Waihora where

a wetland is being constructed to

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SPORT

SPEEDY: Selwyn Swim Club’s Celyn Edwards was recognised

at the Zonta Awards for his efforts in the pool over the past

year.

TALENTED: Lincoln High School

student Millie Thompson (left)

took home an award for her

performances in hockey, touch

rugby and equestrian, while

Rolleston College para-swimmer

Ella Benn’s award capped off a

great year in the pool.

PHOTOS: LEE MALZARD

Students take top Zonta sports awards

• By Jacob Page

THREE SELWYN athletes won

top honours at the 29th Zonta

Awards on Thursday night.

Selwyn Swim Club’s Celyn

Edwards continued his awardwinning

streak by claiming the

award for the most outstanding

achievement by a young

sportsman with a disability.

The 18-year-old, who was the

supreme award winner at the

Hillmorton High School Sports

Awards a fortnight ago had

another stellar year in the pool.

Edwards competed at the

world championships in London

last month where he finished

sixth in the 100m backstroke,

eighth in the 100m butterfly and

14th in the 100m breaststroke.

This came on the heels of

some top national performances

in June where he was first in

the 100m breaststroke, second

in the 50m butterfly, 100m

backstroke and 200m individual

medley respectively and then

third in the 100m freestyle.

Rolleston College paraswimmer

Ella Benn won the

most outstanding achievement

by a young sportswoman with a

disability.

Benn broke the New Zealand

record for the women’s S9 100m

butterfly during last month’s

NZ short course championships

finals. Ella swam 1min 27.80sec.

Lincoln High School’s Millie

Thompson won the award

for the best all-round young

sportswoman who has

achieved in more than one

sporting code thanks to her

efforts in hockey, touch rugby

and equestrian.

29th Zonta Sports Awards

winners

•Category one: The

award for the most valued

contribution to a team by

a young sports woman or

sportsman who is not eligible

for nomination in Categories

4 or 6.

Women: Grace Fissenden,

Rangi Ruru Girls’ School,

netball, athletics

Highly Commended Amber

Williams, Rangi Ruru Girls’

School, rowing

Men: Jimmy Williamson,

Middleton Grange, basketball

Highly commended: George

Rutledge, St Andrew’s College,

rowing

•Category two: The award

for contribution to sports

administration by a young

woman and a young man in

a position of umpire, referee,

coach or tutor

Women: Kate Baird, St

Margaret’s College, badminton

Highly Commended:

Gemma Harris, Papanui High

School, netball

Men: Nathan van Slooten,

Burnside High School, hockey

Highly commended: James-

Paul Mountstevens, Burnside

High School, hockey

•Category three: The award

for the most outstanding

achievement by a young

sports woman and a young

sportsman with a disability.

Women: Ella Benn, Rolleston

College, swimming

Men: Celyn Edwards,

Hillmorton High School, para

swimming

•Category Four: The

award for the most

outstanding individual

achievement by a young

sportswoman and a young

sportsman specialising in one

sport.

Women: Sami Donnelly,

Burnside High School, track

cycling

Highly Commended: Macey

Fraser, Rangiora High School,

football, Charlotte Darry, St

Margaret’s College, rowing.

Gabrielle Rennie, Rangiora

High School, football, Olivia

Sloan, Christchurch Girls’

High School, archery, Ashley

Strawbridge, Rangi Ruru Girls’

School, hockey, Marisa van

der Meer, Middleton Grange

School, football, Sally Wylaars,

Avonside Girls’ High School,

rowing.

Men: Lawrence Pithie,

Christchurch Boys’ High

School, cycling

Highly Commended: Celyn

Edwards, Hillmorton High

School, para swimming,

Kazuma Kobori, Rangiora High

School, golf

•Category five : The awards

for the most outstanding

team of young sportswomen

and sportsmen or mixed

team.

Women: St Margaret’s

College, rowing under 18 eight

Highly Commended:

Christchurch Girls’ High

School, hockey, Rangiora High

School, futsal

Men: Christchurch Boys’ High

School, rowing, Maadi eight

Highly Commended:

Christchurch Boys’ High

School, cycling under 20

Team Time Trial, Papanui

High School, cross country, St

Andrew’s College, swimming

relay, St Thomas of Canterbury

College, futsal

Mixed Winner: St Andrew’s

College, adventure racing

Highly Commended:

Burnside High School, table

tennis, St Andrew’s College,

swimming

•Category six: The award

for the best all round young

sportswoman and young

sportsman who has achieved

in more than one sporting

code.

Women: Millie Thompson,

Lincoln High School, hockey,

touch, equestrian, ki-o-rahi

Men: Louis Clark, Christ’s

College, water polo, surf

lifesaving, swimming

Highly Commended Wil

Gualter, Lincoln High School,

touch, rugby, volleyball

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Selwyn Times

Digital museum gives

glimpses into our history

Lincoln has been turned into a giant museum where anyone with a smartphone can glimpse the

history of the world around them.

A trail through Lincoln is the first for the new Township Trails Selwyn smartphone app showcasing

the town’s past.

The app, used internationally by museums and historical societies, contains a map with 31

highlighted destinations and a suggested walking tour through the town. At each location the app

gives the history of the site including pictures, letters and other details gathered by the Lincoln

and Districts Historical Society, Council’s district arts coordinator Becca Bouffandeau says.

“You can stand on a spot and see glimpses of life as it was there.”

The app got its first outing at the Selwyn Heritage Network pop-up museum at the Ellesmere

A&P show last week. The museum proved extremely popular at the show with its interactive and

informative displays. The Township Trails app was a particular highlight with many people keen to

get exploring in their area.

The project is a partnership between Council and the Selwyn Heritage Network - a network

of the district’s historical societies and museums, which have generously provided access to

their archives, Ms Bouffandeau says. More trails are planned across the district starting with a

Dunsandel trail due to be available from later this year.

“It’s taking these incredible collections from our historical societies and turning the district into the

world’s biggest museum by making this information available everywhere. You don’t have to go to

a building — you can see it anywhere.”

You can download the Township Trails app from the Google Play Store or the iTunes AppStore.

For more on history in the district check out the How To Research Your Property event at Lincoln

Library, Thursday 7 November 6.30–7.30pm, with Dr Christine Whybrew from Heritage New Zealand.

Edge Connector gets out and about

Look out for Selwyn Libraries’ newest library experience – the Edge Connector Vehicle, at events and

communities around the district in the coming weeks.

The Edge Connector will be visiting Rolleston Fireworks, Prebbleton Market, Windwhistle and Rakaia

Huts for the start of November, showcasing how it can connect you to a whole new world of learning

and library experiences.

Browse a selection of items available to borrow,

download our new app and see the full range of

e-resources you can subscribe to. The vehicle can

be kitted out with different resources at different

locations, such as our fab new technology kits with

microscopes, telescopes, robotic kits and entry

level VR equipment and resources such as a 3D

printer and sewing machines.

A Halkett family affair

Continuing our series celebrating the Faces of Selwyn.

Visit selwyn.govt.nz/facesofselwyn for the full story.

Graeme Oakley’s roots in Halkett, near West Melton, go back almost

150 years.

“Where we live now is where my great grandfather moved in 1873.

In addition to the title he ended up being foreman of the work on the

Waimakariri, building stop banks and groynes. My father moved to

Hororata in 1934, that’s where I was as a small child and a teenager.

The farm in Halkett expanded and I bought it in 1962 and have been

there ever since.”

The move back to Halkett came in the same year as he married

Dorothy, from Glentunnel, and the pair raised five children on the farm.

He mainly farmed potatoes, followed by his youngest son Robin,

who set up his own potato farming business to become the largest

fresh produce producer in the district.

Dorothy, who died eight years ago, received a Queen’s Service

Medal for her many and varied local and national leadership roles

including leading the establishment of the Canterbury Rural Support

Trust, and with Rural Women of New Zealand (then the Women’s

Division Federated Farmers).

Dorothy and Graeme shared a love of Scouts. Dorothy received a

Medal of Merit from Scouts for her role and Graeme is joint patron

of the West Melton Scouts with long-time friend Colin Watson.

The couple enjoyed tramping, canoeing and shooting and Graeme

was New Zealand team manager at the Oceania Small bore Rifle

Target shooting team in 1980 and 1984.

They also enjoyed cycling, and Graeme has travelled thousands of

kilometres on international cycle tours.

“It’s taken me to some interesting places; Madagascar, Iceland,

Norway, the Andes, and in Bhutan earlier this year. I’m going to

Japan this year, doing two tours.”

Halkett remains home though. “I like it as an area. I’m an hour to the

beach, an hour to Porters Pass and the mountains, Lake Coleridge, I

can be home from town in half an hour. It’s been a good place to be.”

Kids’ Christmas Market open

for stallholders

The annual Rolleston Kids’ Christmas Market is back this year on

Saturday 7 December. Registrations have opened for stalls and

children are being encouraged to sign up.

The market, hosted by the Council and Rolleston Community

Centre, is a great opportunity for children to buy or sell some

pre-loved treasures, make some pocket money and get presents

before Christmas.

Stalls are open to children 5–15 years and a caregiver is required.

No sales of food or drink. Stalls $5 each; book by 5 December at

Eventbrite.co.nz.

Date Time Location

Fri 1 Nov 9.30–11.30am Rakaia Huts

Community Centre

Sun 3 Nov 12–4pm Prebbleton Market

Tue 5 Nov 1–3.30pm Windwhistle School

Sat 9 Nov 5–9.30pm Rolleston Fireworks

at Foster Park

Council Call

Selwyn District Council

Norman Kirk Drive, Rolleston

Ph 347 2800 or 318 8338

Rolleston Library

Rolleston Drive, Rolleston

Ph 347 2880

Darfield Library & Service Centre

1 South Terrace, Darfield

Ph 318 8338 or 347 2780

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Notices

MICROCHIPPING

This free monthly service is

available on Friday 8 November

at the following places:

· Darfield 9–9.30am

· Rolleston 10.15–10.45am

· Lincoln 11.30am–12pm

· Leeston 12.45–1.15pm

If your dog was first registered

after 30 June 2006 and is not a

working dog, the law requires

him or her to be microchipped.

Meetings

Public Forums: Council,

Community Board and local

committee meetings are open

to the public. Time is available at

the start of meetings for people

to speak on matters of concern.

Please notify Therese Davel or

Bernadette Ryan if you wish to

speak at the Council meeting

at least five days before the

meeting.

Township, Hall and Reserve

Committees: To list or make

changes to meeting details, email

meeting.changes@selwyn.govt.

nz or phone 347 2800 or 318

8338 by 9am Wednesday the

week before publication.

COUNCIL & COMMUNITY

BOARD

Council (Inaugural Meeting)

& Malvern Community Board

(Inaugural Meeting)

Wed 30 Oct 5pm

Tai Tapu Community Centre

Council

Wed 6 Nov 1pm

Tai Tapu Community Centre

DISTRICT COMMITTEE

MEETINGS

Broadfield District Community

Committee – Triennial meeting

Wed 6 Nov 7.30pm

Broadfield Hall

Darfield Recreation

& Community Centre

Management Committee

ON THE

ROADS

Please note:

· All clinics last for only half an

hour.

· The Rolleston venue is in

Norman Kirk Drive. All others

are libraries.

· Microchipping will not take

place if wet.

If you have any questions

regarding microchipping, please

contract Tracey Wheeler on 347

2800 or 318 8338.

Mon 4 Nov 7.30pm

Darfield Recreation and

Community Centre

Doyleston Community

Committee

Wed 6 Nov 7.30pm

Doyleston Hall, Osborne Park

Dunsandel Community

Committee – Triennial Meeting,

ordinary meeting to follow

Mon 18 Nov 7.30pm

Dunsandel Community Centre

Glenroy Community Hall

Committee – AGM

Tue 19 Nov 7.30pm

Glenroy Community Hall

Kirwee Recreation Reserve

Management Committee –

Triennial meeting

Mon 11 Nov 7.30pm

Sports Pavilion, Kirwee

Recreation Reserve

Kirwee Township Committee –

Triennial meeting

Mon 18 Nov 7.30pm

Kirwee Community Hall,

A&P Showgrounds

Ladbrooks Community Hall

Committee – AGM

Fri 22 Nov 7.45pm

Ladbrooks Community Hall

Leeston Community Committee

Mon 4 Nov 7.30pm, Leeston

Library Community Room

Lincoln Community Committee

Mon 11 Nov 7pm, Fitzgerald

Room, Lincoln Event Centre

Animal Control bylaw – have your say

WIN FAMILY PASS TO

HIGHLAND GAMES

We’ve got four family passes to

this year’s Hororata Highland

Games to give away. The games

celebrate all things Scottish. Go

into the draw by heading to the

Council Facebook page and

comment with a photo showing

us how you celebrate your

heritage. Entries close Friday 1

November at 12pm.

Rolleston Community Centre

Management Committee –

Triennial meeting

Thu 31 Oct 7pm

Rolleston Community Centre

Rolleston Residents’

Association Inc.

Tue 29 Oct 7pm

Rolleston Community Centre

Southbridge Advisory Committee

Mon 11 Nov 7pm

Southbridge Hall

Springfield Township

Committee – Triennial meeting

Tue 5 Nov 7.30pm

Tawera Memorial Hall

Tawera Memorial Hall

Committee – Triennial meeting,

ordinary meeting to follow

Wed 6 Nov 7.30pm

Tawera Memorial Hall

Waihora Park Reserve

Management Committee – AGM

Tue 5 Nov 8pm

Waihora Bowling Club, 166 Park

Road, Motukarara

For more information please

contact Janine Duckworth 329

7377 jaduckworth111@gmail.com

Weedons Residents’ Association

Tue 5 Nov 7.30pm

Weedons Reserve Pavilion

Whitecliffs Township & Domain

Committee – Triennial meeting,

ordinary meeting to follow

Mon 11 Nov 7.30pm

Glentunnel Hall

Our population is growing, especially in our townships, and this means the number of pets and animals

we have in and around our homes is growing too.

Pets and animals are important to our community’s wellbeing. But with increasing numbers of pets

and animals, we also need to have sensible regulations around how animals are managed and

controlled in Selwyn.

Dogs are already managed under separate legislation, so we’re now

starting to think about developing a bylaw that will help manage

issues to do with the keeping of other animals in urban areas.

This will particularly deal with public health, safety and nuisance

problems. As part of this we’ll also be considering whether any

specific controls on cats should be included in the bylaw, such as

microchipping and desexing.

We’re seeking the community’s input on some of the areas to

be included in the proposed bylaw. Your feedback will help us

develop a draft bylaw, which will then be opened for formal

consultation in mid-2020.

To have your say go to selwyn.govt.nz/animalbylaw and complete

the online survey.

Feedback closes at 5pm on Friday 22 November 2019.

On the roads this week

Broadlands Drive will be closed from Goulds Road to Springston Rolleston Road

4pm–10pm Saturday 9 November for the Rolleston Fireworks Display (or Sunday 10

November if the fireworks are postponed). A detour will be in place. Any queries can

be directed to Joanne Harkerss 347 2887.

Footpath construction is taking place in Darfield on Kimberley Road and

McLaughlins Road and in Springfield on East Street. These footpaths will be closed

during the construction.

Selwyn Events

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NOVEMBER

Community Recycle Day

Cemetery Pit, Southbridge

Leeston Road, 10am–4pm

Clean up your shed and garden and

drop off garden waste, scrap metal,

tyres, child car seats and e-waste.

Some charges may apply. General

rubbish, gas bottles, items containing

oil or fuel, polystyrene or soft plastic

can’t be accepted. Go to selwyn.govt.

nz/recyclingdays for more information.

Repair Café

Rolleston Community Centre,

12–5pm

Got something that’s broken? Head

to this free café event run by Lincoln

Envirotown. There’ll be people with

the skills to help fix electronics,

sewing, woodwork, bikes, toys

and computers. Part of the Lincoln

Envirotown sustainability trail

running in the first three weeks of

November. See Eventbrite for details

or contact Dave on 03 423 0445 or

projectmanagerlet@gmail.com.

Chalk and Cheese

Darfield Library, 6–8pm

Learn how to create a landscape using

pastel chalks with experienced local

artist Mike Glover. Learn great pastel

techniques, enjoy some delicious

cheese and other refreshments in a

relaxed and fun setting and take home

a painting you did. This session will

suit everyone from beginners to more

experienced artists. Bookings essential

at selwynlibraries.co.nz.

My Property: How to

Research your Property

Lincoln Library 6.30–7.30pm

Learn how to start finding out all

about the history of your property

from Heritage New Zealand’s Dr

Christine Whybrew. Bookings

essential at selwynlibraries.co.nz.

Rolleston Fireworks

Foster Park, from 5pm

The annual event is back to light

up our skies and bring some fun.

Brought to you by local volunteers.

Entry fee applies. Postponement date

Sunday 10 November.

Hororata Highland Games

Hororoata Domain, 9am–5pm

Enjoy the ninth annual games

celebrating Scottish and Kiwi culture

with a huge variety of stalls, food

vendors and entertainment. Have

a go at tossing a caber, archery or

the mighty Tugging Rig. Connect

to your Scottish heritage with the

clans or discover medieval crafts and

knight combat demonstrations while

listening to international Celtic singer

Steve McDonald. New in 2019 is the

‘Best Dressed Lads and Lassies’

competition. Discounted tickets on sale

now at hororatahighlandgames.org.nz

For information on listing a community event visit

www.selwyn.govt.nz/councilcall

Leeston Library & Service Centre

19 Messines Street, Leeston

Ph 347 2871

Lincoln Library & Service Centre

Gerald Street, Lincoln

Ph 347 2876

(03) 347 2800

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McMeeken for under-16 NZ team

• By Jacob Page

LINCOLN HIGH School and

Selwyn United defender Zoe

McMeeken has been named

in the 18-strong New Zealand

under-16 football team for

World Cup qualifiers in Tahiti in

December.

McMeeken is one of five current

Cantabrians in the squad

with Marian College defender

Kate Taylor and Christchurch

Girls’ High School’s Freya

Lodge-Whitham also joining her

as defensive options.

Rangi Ruru’s Samantha Senior

and Riccarton High School’s

Alyssa Whinham making the

cut in the midfield.

The team will compete in the

OFC under-16 Women’s Championship,

where they will fight

it out with 10 other nations for a

berth at India 2020.

New Zealand will initially take

on the Cook Islands, Fiji and

Tahiti in the group stages and

coach Leon Birnie is looking

forward to seeing how his side

performs on the international

stage in an effort to try to qualifier

for the World Cup in India

in 2020.

McMeeken was selected for

the New Zealand under-17 tour

of China in July which was considered

a warm-up tournament

ahead of this campaign.

“While we may lack World

Cup experience, 10 out of these

18 players are already involved

in the National Women’s League

or are playing at a similar level

SKILL: Lincoln High School footballer, Zoe McMeeken (right),

is one of five Cantabrians to make the New Zealand under-16

team that will travel to Tahiti in December. ​

overseas,” Binnie said.

“And those who went to China

didn’t just get the experience of

facing some of the best players

in the world but learning what’s

required to win on the world

stage.

“To still have 12 months before

potentially attending a World

Cup gives us a lot of time to

build on that and hopefully we’ll

be in a good space by then.”

• By Jacob Page

SISTERS AND ex-Lincoln

High School students, Chelsea

and Alana Bremner have been

named in the Black Ferns

development squad.

The 28-strong squad will compete

as the Black Ferns Development

XV for the 2019 Oceania

Rugby Women’s Championship

in Fiji next month.

Chelsea, a lock, and Alana,

a blindside flanker for the

Canterbury Farah Palmer Cup

team both play their club rugby

SPORT

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BOND: Lincoln sisters Chelsea (left) and Alana Bremner have

both made the New Zealand Black Ferns development squad

for the Oceania Championships in Fiji next month. ​

Sisters make Black Ferns

development squad

for Lincoln University have been

named in the 28-strong group.

The group includes 12 capped

Black Ferns from the wider

training squad and includes

fellow Canterbury players Amy

Rule, Grace Brooker, Martha

Lolohea, Mel Puckett and Olivia

McGoverne.

The two sisters have been

knocking on the door of the

national team for more than 12

months, having been part of a

wider squad that trained alongside

the first contracted Black

Ferns group last year,

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Lincoln Envirotown are planning a trip to a sustainable winery as the last

event of their “Sustainability Trail”. This “trail” will see people enjoying

various outings and workshops all aimed at making us aware of our

environment and lessening our impact on it.

Some of the workshops are already fully booked but fortunately there is still

plenty of space on our trip to a Sustainable Winery where we will learn about

their practices over a light lunch and a drink. This takes place at lunch time

on Sunday 17th November. Please register yourself and friends or family on

Eventbrite – Selwyn Sustainability Trail.

There are also a few places left on the “Zero Waste” road trip to the

Ecodrop so people are urged to get onto Eventbrite and book now while

there is still this chance.

Those of us who have broken toys, electrical appliances, bikes or clothes in

need of repair should remember to bring them to the Repair Café taking

place at the Rolleston Community Centre on the afternoon of Saturday

2nd November. Similarly people can bring their previously loved clothes

and replenish their wardrobes at the Clothes Swap in the Lincoln Event

Centre on the evening of Thursday 14th November.

For those who prefer to get outdoors the “Adventure at the Mahoe” Native

Reserve on the afternoon of Sunday 10th November might appeal, or the

Veges 101 workshop at the Lincoln Community Gardens.

All the trips and events are listed on the accompanying poster. For more

details of each and to register for specific activities go to Eventbrite – Selwyn

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Springston Secret Garden

Working Bee

Springston on Sunday,

10.30am-noon

A wonderful opportunity to

meet like-minded locals in a

relaxed, family-friendly, community

garden. As a member of

the Selwyn Timebank, volunteers

can earn credits per hour of service

given. Phone Tina 021 738

092 or email springstonsecretgarden@gmail.com

387b Ellesmere Junction Rd,

Springston

Kirwee Planting Day

Kirwee on Sunday, 3-5.30pm

Head along to the spring planting

day at the Kirwee Community

Garden. Bring seedlings along

to plant as well as food, drinks

and seating. The BBQ and pizza

oven will be fired afterwards.

Corner of Hoskyns and Courtenay

Rds, Kirwee

Babytimes

Lincoln on Wednesday, 9.30-

10am, and Rolleston on Thursday,

9.30-10am

Share rhymes, stories and

songs to support your baby’s

early language development,

communication and social skills.

Take a blanket. Aimed at those

aged up to one, but older siblings

welcome. Free, weekly sessions,

Email devon.bolger@starmedia.kiwi by

5pm each Wednesday

term-time only.

Lincoln and Rolleston libraries

Rhymetimes

Rolleston on Wednesday,

9.30-10am, Lincoln on

Tuesday and Friday, 9.30-10am,

Leeston on Tuesday, 10-10.30am,

Darfield on Tuesday, 10.30-11am

Stories, songs, rhymes and

bubbles make up this session,

which is designed to assist with

early language development.

Aimed at children aged one to

three. Free, weekly sessions,

term-time only.

Rolleston, Lincoln, Leeston and

Darfield libraries

Malvern Country Fete

Darfield on Sunday, 10am-2pm

Go along for great stalls and

family fun. The fete is to raise

funds for the Malvern Cancer

Support Group. Free entry.

Darfield Recreation Centre

JP Clinics

Rolleston on Monday, noon-

1pm, Lincoln on Tuesday, 10am-

1pm, Darfield on Wednesday,

11.30am-12.30pm

A justice of the peace will be

available to members of the community

to witness signatures and

documents, certify document

copies, hear oaths, declarations,

affidavits or affirmations, as well

as sign citizenship, sponsorship

or rates rebates applications.

Darfield, Lincoln and Rolleston

libraries

Terrace Station Open Garden

Day

Sunday 11am-3pm

Foxgloves and aquilegias

abound in the garden under oaks

and elms and massive old trees

are visible in the woodland walkway.

Take a picnic to enjoy on

the lawns of the historic home.

Woodland plants will be for

sale along with some giveaways.

The $5 entry fee will go to the

Terrace Station Charitable Trust.

Children free. Please leave dogs

at home. No Eftpos.

Milnes Rd, Hororata

‘It’s In Our Nature’

Lincoln on Wednesday-

Thursday, 11.30am-2.30pm

and Friday-Sunday, 10am-4pm

An exhibition featuring Ann

Wilson, Dot Moulton and Mike

Glover. Drawing on years of art

making, Ann and Mike present

their different styles of distinctive

pastel work while Dot gets

funky with colour and clay.

Down by the Liffey Gallery

Markets

Prebbleton Community Market:

Sunday, noon-4pm, Prebbleton

Community Cottage

Darfield Market: Saturday,

9am-noon, opposite Challenge

Darfield, South Tce.

Market@254: Saturday,

9.30am-1pm, rain or shine,

254 Lawford Rd, West Melton.

Lincoln Farmers and Craft

Market: Saturday, 10am-1pm,

Gerald St.

Leeston Market: Saturday,

9.30am-12.30pm, 75 High St,

Leeston.

Running groups

Rolleston Road Runners:

Thursday registration from

Go along to the

Lincoln Event

Centre this

Halloween for

a spook-tacular

disco. Explore

the decorated

haunted house

or participate

in some of

the games

and dancing

competitions.

$3 per child or

$5 per family.

Thursday, 4.30-

6pm. ​

6.15pm for a 6.30pm start.

3km, 6km and 9km options in

Foster Park, next to the gravel

car park.

Lincoln Road Runners: Tuesday

registration from 5.40pm for

a 6pm start. 3km or 6km options.

Starts outside Coffee Culture on

Gerald St.

Malvern Road Runners: Tuesday

registration from 5.45pm

for a 6pm start. 1.8km, 3km and

6km options. Meet at McHughs

Plantation.

Ellesmere Road Runners:

Wednesday registration from

5.45pm, starts at 6pm. 3km or

6km walk or run. Starts from

Leeston Physiotherapy.

Foster Park Run: Saturday

from 7.50am. Free weekly timed

5km run, jog or walk. Register at

www.parkrun.co.nz/foster and

don’t forget your barcode. Foster

Park, Rolleston.

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Gardening

Don’t let wet ground stop you gardening

EVEN THOUGH it has been a

wet October there are plenty of

tasks to do in the garden.

All summer vegetables should

now have been planted. This

includes beans, beetroot, cabbage,

celery, corn, cucumber, lettuce,

courgettes, spring onions, peas,

pumpkin, radish, spinach,

tomatoes, silverbeet and

kumara.

Make sure your developing

vegetables are well watered – with

the recent rain be careful not to

over water.

Continue to ‘lateral’ (nip out

shoots that appear between the

junction of a leaf and the stem)

tomatoes and tie them to stakes

for support. Keep staggering

your vegetable plantings for

continuous cropping over the

season.

New season herbs should also

be planted in the next two weeks.

It’s now safe to plant herbs like

basil and coriander as the chance

of frost is minimal. Remember

herbs grow best in a fine, welldrained

soil in full sun. They

struggle in heavy clay soil and in

shady parts of the garden.

Often the best month for roses,

full, clean blooms are growing

on healthy plants. Side dress with

fertiliser every 4-6 weeks. Dead

head regularly to aid continuous

blooming.

For hedges, aim to trim them

‘a little and often’– they are best

trimmed after a flush of new

season growth. Water and fertilise

plants regularly to help achieve

a strong dense hedge. This is

especially important with newly

planted hedges.

Mulching is incredibly

important over the next few

months to keep your garden

healthy.

The best mulch is a form of

organic matter that is applied as

a layer on top of your soil in your

garden, around plants, trees, and

especially in your pots, to help

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protect them against the elements

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Timing the application of

mulch is very important and

it’s better to wait until soil

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colder areas of New Zealand;

such as parts of the South

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November. In warmer regions,

mulch can be applied from now

until early November.

This is the last month to sow or

patch large parts of your existing

lawn before it becomes too dry.

For a lush green lawn, fertilise

regularly with fertiliser and water

it in well.

Clockwise: It’s time to fertilise your

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Wednesday October 30 2019 27

Time to get veges in the ground

FOR MANY years, Labour

Weekend has been the traditional

time for planting out a full range

of summer vegetables and flowers.

Hopefully you have planned

ahead and prepared your soil

ready for planting. If not, then

add in plenty of compost or garden

mix and combine well with

your existing soil before you plant

out.

There is something special

about growing your own vegetables

– watching them grow from

seed/seedling to a scrumptious

crop through your own tender

loving care might be why they

taste better!

No matter how big or small the

space available; you can successfully

grow veggies in regular garden

beds, raised beds or in pots

and containers.

Tasty vegetables to plant now

include beans, beetroot, carrots,

celery, corn, cucumber, onions,

peas, pumpkin, radish, potatoes,

spinach, tomatoes and zucchini,

not to mention the great range of

lettuces available.

If space really is an issue, there

are plenty of dwarf varieties you

can grow. For plants that need

support like tomatoes or beans,

put your support stakes/structures

in place before you plant

MAINTENANCE: After you’ve planted cabbages, keep then moist with water or add a little compost.

your young plant – so you don’t

disturb the roots later on. Use old

pantyhose to tie plants to support

structures – they are soft, so

won’t damage the stem.

Summer flowering annuals

can also be planted now in either

beds or large containers. Flower

varieties to grow are alyssum,

aster, cornflower, cosmos, livingstone

daisy, lobelia, marigold,

nemesia, portulaca, petunia, statice,

salvia, stock, sunflowers and

zinnia - to name just a few!

Also, think about planting

some varieties in your vegetable

garden to help attract bees and

other beneficial insects to aid

pollination.

Fresh herbs can also now be

safely planted, such as basil,

chives, dill, marjoram, mint,

oregano, parsley, sage, tarragon,

thyme and rosemary. They can be

grown successfully in containers

or in the garden, preferring a hot,

free-draining site.

As trees and shrubs come into

spring growth, fertilise, also fertilise

pip and stone trees.

Citrus trees should be fed with

a specific citrus fertiliser. Do not

apply fertiliser in very dry hot

conditions such as the peak of

summer when plants can suffer

from heat or moisture stress.

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Tasty Bites

Sweet and savoury

dishes of the world

These sweet and savoury treats from Russia and Japan are quick to prepare

and very adaptable

Russian apple cake

Serves 8-10

Ingredients

6 large apples (granny smiths are

perfect for this)

3 large good-quality eggs, at

room temperature

1 cup sugar

1 tsp vanilla

1 cup flour

Pinch cinnamon

Directions

Grease an 18cm round cake

tin with removable bottom. Line

with greaseproof paper.

Prepare the apples by peeling

and removing core. Cut the

apples into small chunks and

place directly into prepared cake

tin.

Using an electric mixer, whisk

the eggs with the sugar and

vanilla until thick and airy and

ribbons form on the surface.

Sift in the flour and fold

through until just combined.

Pour over the apples – the egg

mixture should end up level with

the apples. Bake in a pre-heated

oven for 40-45min or until a

skewer comes out clean. Cool for

10min in the tin then remove and

cool. This cake is delicious warm

or cold.

Okonomiyaki pancake

Makes 4 large or 8 small

Ingredients

½ small cabbage, very thinly

sliced

4 carrots, julienned or sliced as

thinly as possible

½ red onion, sliced thinly

4 leaves kale, cavolo nero, stalks

removed and sliced very thin

1 tsp salt

6 eggs, lightly beaten

½ cup flour or rice flour

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To serve

2 spring onions, sliced thinly

Japanese mayonnaise

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MY PRIDE AND JOY

SELWYN TIMES

Selwyn’s own motor festival on soon

Anything with a motor

will be on display.

Motoring enthusiasts will be descending

on Rolleston on Sunday the 24th

November for a day of family fun at

Selwyn’s third Selwyn motor festival.

The McLenaghan Contracting Selwyn

Motor Fest and Family Fun Day will

this year, raise funds for a selection of

local community initiatives such as

Canbreathe, an educational arm of the

Asthma Society.

Between 500 and 1,000 vehicles are

expected for the event, offering the public

lots to see. There will be classic, muscle

and vintage cars along with trucks,

tractors, motorbikes and stationary

motors – in fact anything with a motor.

This is a great family day out. There will

be raffles, an auction and a band playing

throughout the day along with a great line

up of market and food stalls, offering a

diverse range of options. Entertainment

for the children includes mini jeeps,

clowns, face painting and bouncy castles,

as well as the Selwyn School of Dance

where you might find the children are

happily occupied for hours. You will

all want to check out the New Zealand

Defence Force’s display, as well as that of

St John and the New Zealand Fire Service

who will be operating a children’s maze.

Those displaying their vehicles will

have the chance of winning a prize as well

as the opportunity to mingle with other

people who share their interest.

This year, entry tickets and those ‘to

display’ a vehicle are available via the

Internet through Eventbrite. To purchase

tickets or enter your car in Selwyn’s

only motor festival go to: https://www.

eventbrite.co.nz/e/selwyn-motor-fest-

2019-tickets-72497890141.

Entry to the McLenaghan Contracting

Selwyn Motor Fest and Family Fun Day

is $20 per car (and its occupants); $5 per

adult; or $10 per family. There is a 25%

discount for all who pre-register on-line

by Wednesday, 20th November. There will

gate sales on the day.

There are still opportunities to be

involved as a sponsor from as little

as $400, donate money or a prize, to

book a stall to sell your products or

services as part of the Motorfest market,

or to volunteer as a helper. Every

contribution goes towards helping make

this a wonderful family event where all

proceeds go back to the community.

This year’s McLenaghan Contracting

Selwyn Motor Fest and Family Fun Day

will be held from 10am until 3pm on

Sunday, 24th November (wet or fine) at

Helpet Park, 630 Springston Rolleston

Road in Rolleston.

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MOTORCARE PROFESSIONALS

One stop American auto shop

388 Lincoln Road, Christchurch.

Massive range of

American car parts.

Local motoring enthusiasts will be bringing their

vehicles out of winter storage and prepping them for

a season of auto events and summer travel ahead.

Maintaining and restoring vehicles often requires

specific parts. If your vehicle is an American

manufactured hot rod or muscle car, you will find

American Auto Parts worth a visit.

Owner, Eddie Fairbairn and his off-sider Paul

French confess that cars are in their blood having

tinkered under the bonnet since an early age. Eddie’s

passion is V8s; Corvettes in particular. He has built

a number of dragsters including a 32 Ford Roadster

front engine, side-valve model which had his own

four carburettor alloy intakes and owner-made

pistons. Dragster and circuit racing were also a

pastime for Eddie who took the TransAm class award

in his 1995 Camaro and six times reached 200mph

over a quarter mile track in a mere 6½ seconds. He

also achieved New Zealand’s top show car award with

a ‘Pink Panther’ Ford Roadster.

Paul says he was born with an interest in anything

mechanical and cars in particular. Hot rods are at the

top of the list. He owns a 27 Ford Track Roadster 440

and a 28 Model A Roadster Hemi and is an expert at

re-building Holley carburettors.

For 35 years now, many car enthusiasts have seen

American Auto Parts as their first port of call when

looking for parts. The range is massive and covers most

makes and models of American hot rods and muscle

cars. With new freight arriving regularly and more

stock on its way you are sure to find what you need.

Eddie and Paul have many years of knowledge

in the business and are always happy to advise a

customer or source a specific component, whether it

is your run around, a restoration project or for some

auto modifications.

At American Auto Parts, you will only find

parts from reputable manufacturers of American

Paul & Eddie are experts in American

hot rods & muscle cars.

automobiles. They have an exhaustive range of

Chevrolet, Ford, Chrysler and Pontiac componentry

from big block engines to smaller parts, as well

as plenty of carburettors, manifolds and ignition

starters, and distributors.

American Auto Parts is located at 388 Lincoln Road

(between Moorhouse Avenue and the railway line),

in Addington, Christchurch. You will be entertained

by the memorabilia covering the roof; some of their

posters are signed by top American drag racers.

Eddie and Paul from American Auto Parts will be

at the USA Day, on 3rd November at Gladstone Park

in Woodend, and early in the New Year at Muscle Car

Madness in Rangiora.

To learn more, call Eddie or Paul on 03 379 5585

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Boot goes into exciting Mazda 3

Motoring

Ross Kiddie

IT’S TOO early to be talking

about the 2019 New Zealand

Motoring Writer’s Guild Car of

the Year award, the nominations

have only just been released and

judging won’t take place until

December.

However, I’m pleased to say

the new Mazda3 is on the list of

finalists. I say this because the

latest generation model has made

quite an impact on me, it is one

very fine vehicle.

Effectively, I’ve driven three

models back-to-back, two hatches

and a sedan, and each stands out

as being competent, quality built,

efficient and purposeful, what’s

more it’s such a darn nice car to

drive and to be in.

I’ve mentioned many times

in these columns how I’m very

much a sedan buyer and although

I’ve owned hatches and liftbacks

over the years, I’m always drawn

to the traditional concept.

This evaluation surrounds

the Mazda3 sedan, and it would

be the car for me if I had funds

to buy new in today’s market.

I would settle for the entry

level GSX at $36,595, but the

evaluation car – a Limited at

$48,795 – is a model which

borders on the luxury car class

for just a fraction of the cost.

As opposed to the GSX with

its 2-litre engine, the GTX and

Limited both get a 2.5-litre

four-cylinder engine. Each has

its merits, and both deliver

outstanding performance.

The 2.5 is rated at 139kW and

252Nm, although the outputs

are reached a little tall in the rev

band at 6000rpm and 4000rpm

respectively, the management

protocols are structured so that

effective torque is spread broadly.

Drive is carried to the front

wheels through a traditional sixspeed

automatic transmission.

In limited form the driver has

the use of paddle shifters should

he or she want to get involved in

the gearchange process. Shifts are

smooth and satisfactorily quick,

the engine has no trouble filling

the gaps between gears but with

six cogs the ratios are quite close,

so there are no surprises there.

The gearing is also structured

so that the engine isn’t loaded

at highway speed, at 100km/h it

is turning over at just 1900rpm,

quite relaxed and sipping fuel

at the instantaneous rate of

5.5-litres per 100km (51mpg).

That contributes to the efficient

7.6l/100km (37mpg) dash panel

MAZDA3 LIMITED SEDAN: Increase in boot space.

average during my time with the

evaluation car. Mazda claims

a combined cycle average of

6.5l/100km (44mpg), which

correlates well with my figures.

In terms of figures, the new 3

also has a good turn of speed,

it’s no rocket, but with an 8.8sec

time to make 100km/h from a

standstill, it easily keeps pace

with traffic and disgraces cars

with a far higher pedigree. A lot

of that can be attributed to its

relative lightweight, at 1388kg, it’s

not burdened, and is a tribute to

the Mazda engineers who, early

in the company’s manufacturing

process, realised how important it

is to build cars minimising weight

in all components.

That also has a beneficial effect

on handling. The Mazda3 is tight

and composed when presented

with quick corners. I took the

test car on a short hilly burst and

enjoyed its directional accuracy

and stability. Saying that, the new

model doesn’t have the benefit

of four-wheel independent

suspension, there are struts up

front, but the rear is a torsion

beam-type linking the two rear

wheels. Nevertheless, I’m yet to

find a reason why I don’t like it,

there is solid direction control in

a corner, and comfort levels are

far from compromised.

If today’s new car buyer isn’t

hell-bent on buying a sports utility

vehicle, then the next option would

generally be a hatch or liftback.

That being the case, the Mazda3

sedan would probably be a final

choice for many. However, it’s there

for those like me who are drawn to

having good boot space. Yes, the

load space in the Mazda3 sedan

is deep and cavernous – 444-litres

of cargo can be carried there. That

compares to 295-litres of the hatch

with the rear seats upright.

There’s no compromise in

styling; while the hatchback

is bold and daring around the

C-pillar, the sedan is a little more

conservative, but it still looks

• Price – Mazda3 Limited

sedan, $48,795

• Dimensions – Length,

4460mm; width, 1795mm;

height, 1440mm

• Configuration – Fourcylinder,

front-wheel-drive,

2488cc, 139kW, 252Nm,

six-speed automatic.

• Performance –

0-100km/h, 8.8sec

• Fuel usage – 6.5l/100km

smart and desirable.

Limited specification is Mazda’s

high grade variant, and it misses

out on nothing. All the traditional

items are fitted including the latest

generation i-Activesense suite

of safety technologies, safety has

reached a new pinnacle in modern

cars, and Mazda’s inclusions are

first class and uncompromised.

It easily meets the five-star

Australasian New Car Assessment

Program criteria.

It’s been a big year for Mazda

New Zealand, it has launched

a raft of new models and I’ve

evaluated all of those.

Each stands out for varying

reasons but the one thing

common to all is the involvement

and enjoyment that can be

gleaned from being in the

company’s line-up. It is indicative

of the passion it has for making

engaging, mainstream cars that

punch well above their weight

in terms of where they sit in the

market.


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Public Notices

Lincoln

Scout Group

AGM

Monday 4th

November 2019

Lincoln Scout Den

7pm-8pm

Refreshments

available

Any queries please

contact Secretary

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Group: secretary@

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Public Notices

ellesmere

lions

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now available

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Public Notices

Canterbury District Health Board

2019 Triennial Elections

DECLARATION OF RESULT

The final result for the election of seven members of the Canterbury District Health

Board held on Saturday 12th October is as follows.

Canterbury District Health Board (7 vacancies)

BUCK Sally Independent elected

GOUGH James Independent Citizens elected

KANE Jo

elected

MARSHALL Naomi

elected

KEOWN Aaron Independent for Health Outcomes elected

CHU Catherine Independent Citizens elected

DICKERSON Andrew Independent elected

BALLANTYNE Peter Independent excluded

PHIPPS Rochelle Independent excluded

CRIGHTON Anna Independent excluded

WAKEFIELD Steve

excluded

CRAWFORD Gray

excluded

BOOTH Geoff Independent excluded

DAVIDS Alexandra Results Focused excluded

MORA Debbie Independent - Community Focussed excluded

WAKEMAN Peter STOP Trashing Our Planet excluded

PATON Vicki Tahau Independent excluded

SALISBURY Brian Independent excluded

LYALL Malcolm

excluded

ANDERSON Blair Another Mildgreen Initiative excluded

READ Robert

excluded

EDIE John Independent excluded

HANSEN Tubby Electronic Schizophrenia excluded

Sally BUCK, Catherine CHU, Andrew DICKERSON, James GOUGH, Jo KANE, Aaron

KEOWN and Naomi MARSHALL are declared elected.

The final absolute majority of votes (final quota) as determined at the last iteration was

16,226.3. There were 4,853 informal votes and 17,141 blank votes.

Anthony Morton

Electoral Officer

Canterbury District Health Board

17 October 2019

Public Notice

CED010190

Environment Canterbury

2019 Triennial Elections

DECLARATION 18 x 3 column OF RESULT

The final result for the Environment Canterbury elections held on Saturday

12th October is as follows.

Mid-Canterbury/Opakihi Regional Constituency (2 vacancies) Votes Received

MACKENZIE, Ian 13,836

SUNCKELL, John 11,633

The Press

Wed 23 Oct

WALTERS, Sarah Striving for Better 10,807

LIM, Allen Independent 10,686

INFORMAL 213

BLANK VOTING PAPERS 2,337

The Star

Thu 24 Oct

Ian MACKENZIE and John SUNCKELL are declared elected.

The voter return percentage was 46.48%, being 28,867 votes, excluding special votes.

South Canterbury/Otuhituhi Regional Constituency (2 vacancies) Votes Received

MCKENZIE, Elizabeth Independent 8,920

SCOTT, Peter J Independent 6,939

The North Canterbury News

Thu 31 Oct

ROSS, Jared Independent 6,650

MCILRAITH, Peter Independent 5,923

ULRICH, Herstall 5,705

DRIVER, Phil 5,614

INFORMAL 54

BLANK The VOTING Kaikoura PAPERS Star

2,152

Elizabeth MCKENZIE and Peter J SCOTT are declared elected.

Wed 30 Oct

The voter return percentage was 54.75%, being 23,586 votes, excluding special votes.

Christchurch South/Owhanga Regional Constituency (2 vacancies) Votes Received

SOUTHWORTH, Vicky Independent for Positive Change 11,802

CLEARWATER, Phil The People’s Choice - Labour 10,476

Ashburton Guardian

Thu 24 Oct

DANN, James Macbeth The People’s Choice - Labour 8,175

PLATT, Lincoln Independent Citizens 5,769

KEOWN, Hamish Independent 4,442

TINDALL, Rik CommunityVoice .NZ independent 3,456

Selwyn Times

Tues 29 Oct

Public Notices

INFORMAL 32

BLANK VOTING PAPERS 1,719

Phil CLEARWATER and Vicky SOUTHWORTH are declared elected.

The voter return percentage was 44.85%, being 25,488 votes, excluding special votes.

North Canterbury/Opukepuke Regional Constituency (2 vacancies) Votes Received

MCKAY, Claire 11,310

EDGE, Grant Independent 7,508

FAULKNER, John Independent 6,274

JACKSON, Garry 5,435

BYRNES, Greg 5,386

DOWLE, Bill 4,937

INFORMAL 81

BLANK VOTING PAPERS 3,699

Grant EDGE and Claire MCKAY are declared elected.

The voter return percentage was 48.87%, being 26,211 votes, excluding special votes.

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Christchurch West/Opuna Regional Constituency (2 vacancies) Votes Received

HANDS, Megan Independent 12,250

PAULING, Craig The People’s Choice 9,325

CULLINANE, Rod Independent Citizens 8,894

CAMPBELL, Aaron Water: Time’s Up 8,269

HORN, Chrys The People’s Choice 7,984

KINGI-PATTERSON, Drucilla Denise 985

INFORMAL 24

BLANK VOTING PAPERS 2,282

Megan HANDS and Craig PAULING are declared elected.

The voter return percentage was 42.2%, being 28,056 votes, excluding special votes.

Christchurch North East/Orei Regional Constituency (2 vacancies) Votes Received

HUGHEY, Jenny The People’s Choice - Labour 12,903

APANUI, Tane Rail and Water 11,402

KNIGHT, Roy 11,046

CRANWELL, Iaean The People’s Choice 6,666

INFORMAL 5

BLANK VOTING PAPERS 2,201

Tane APANUI and Jenny HUGHEY are declared elected.

The voter return percentage was 39.75%, being 25,825 votes, excluding special votes.

Christchurch Central/Ohoko Regional Constituency (2 vacancies) Votes Received

PHAM, Lan The Common Good - Independent 8,486

MARSHALL, Nicole Labour - The People’s Choice 7,264

MCMAHON, Paul Labour - The People’s Choice 5,797

PRICE, Felicity Independent Citizens 5,627

WILKE, Axel The Common Good - Independent 5,323

HARRIS, Evan Independent Citizens 4,947

CHOW, Alan 2,444

INFORMAL 12

BLANK VOTING PAPERS 1,661

Nicole MARSHALL and Lan PHAM are declared elected.

The voter return percentage was 37.69%, being 22,616 votes, excluding special votes.

Anthony Morton

Electoral Officer

Environment Canterbury

17 October 2019


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Wednesday October 30 2019 37

OPEN DAYS AT

WOODCROFT ESTATE

Wednesday and Thursday, 6th & 7th November

Come and visit Rolleston’s first

established retirement complex

Woodcroft Estate, a lifestyle

village its residents will own.


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RENOWNED FOR

BUILDING QUALITY

VILLAGES

Since 1985, family owned and operated

Manor Group Investments have met

the needs of people in their retirement,

developing and operating retirement

facilities, and introducing the ‘own your

own’ village concept.

Manor Group proudly presents Woodcroft

Estate, a lifestyle village its residents will

collectively own, and one which offers

security, freedom and the financial benefit

of home ownership, with 100% capital gain

and no retention fees when a unit is sold.

A LIFESTYLE VILLAGE YOU

WILL LOVE TO LIVE IN

Woodcroft Estate is a lifestyle village offering

spacious homes with gardens in a safe and

supportive environment, while affording residents

their independence.

A total of 78 units are planned for Woodcroft

Estate comprising: 62 two and three bedroom

duplexes and 16 three bedroom standalones. Units

range in size from 127sqm to 173sqm with the

option of single or double garaging, and priced

from $420,000. There is a range of design layouts

to choose from, to suit individual budgets and

lifestyle needs. All units are designed for energy

efficiency and constructed to a high standard from

modern low maintenance materials.

There will be a full-time manager along with a

pavilion, outdoor community area with barbecue,

and bowling green, due to be constructed in 2020.

LARGE OPEN PLAN LIVING

While units are owned under a Licence to Occupy,

residents investing in a lifestyle at Woodcroft Estate

choose the sale price and receive 100% capital gain.


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Wednesday October 30 2019 39

When it comes time

to sell we get the

full capital gain.

Dawn and Graham

HAPPY HOUR

RESIDENTS SHARE THEIR STORIES

Dawn and Graham:

“We were attracted to Woodcroft

Estate’s village design, spaciousness,

maintenance-free features, quality

finish, and because we could choose

how our new home was fitted-out.

We love the positive daily fellowship

between residents and the regular

get-togethers. We’re handy to

Rolleston’s shopping centre (a

20 minute flat walk). We can sell

and move on without a built-in

depreciation expense. We moved

from a much larger home and

property yet we’ve lost nothing. We

have a larger than normal floor space

for a villa with a double garage.”

Ann and Ken:

“On deciding to downsize we

considered the options. We

chose Woodcroft lifestyle

village because it’s not going

to be too big, it’s a quality

build, has locked security

gates at night, and we retain

full capital investment with

no retention fees going to

the developer. Maintenance,

gardening and lawn mowing

are done for us so we can

travel worry-free. We welcome

new residents to our ‘happy

family’. We’re very pleased we

chose Woodcroft Estate.”

Carol and Phil:

“We moved into our two bedroom home 16 months

ago. We’re very settled and happy. Our home is

spacious with plenty of storage and it was nice to hand

over the maintenance, lawns and gardens to someone

else. We’ve made some good friends. They’re like a

supportive family. We’re so glad we made the move

when we did.”

Ingrid and Neville:

“Moving to Woodcroft Estate was a big step with some

trepidation however we’re pleased we made the move.

Our home is warm and sunny. We’re keen travellers

and can go away assured our home is safe, with lawns

mowed, garden maintained and windows cleaned.

Come and see the village and make the move.”


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SiDE of villA

BACK of villA

You will find Woodcroft Estate at

34 Kendon Drive in Rolleston’s Levi Park

Access is via Colebrook Drive and/or

Stauss Drive.

FoR moRe inFoRmation caLL

Corinne Blackie

on 03 421 7796 or 021 292 1141

or email: sales@woodcroftestate.co.nz

As resident, Margaret says:

“Woodcroft Estate offers warm roomy units and standalone houses in a safe

environment. There are no worries about the lawns, garden, windows or

outside maintenance which are all done for you. When time to sell, you get full

capital gain. Enjoy the companionship of others in the village or take off and

explore the world, knowing your property will be well looked after. Make the

decision to move in and enjoy your third age.”

CorriNNE BlACKiE

Pop in for a coffee

and cake during

our open days.

Wednesday, 6th

November, 10am-5pm

anD Thursday, 7th

November, 10am-2pm

www.woodcroftestate.co.nz

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