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CENTRAL CANTERBURY NEWS, AUGUST 15, 2012
Next course -- Rolleston,
Driver safety is vital for drivers of all ages,
but some older drivers can experience
changes in their flexibility, vision and
The free Confident Driving course guides
drivers through a one day, 5 hour session
(lunch provided) using a workbook which
participants can keep.
The course is designed to be thought-
provoking, informative, enjoyable and
informal. There are no tests of exams
and participants receive a certificate of
For more information and
bookings, contact Age Concern
(03) 366 0903 or email Yvonne, yvonne@
for the week 14 August to 20 August
SELWYN DISTRICT COUNCIL
PO Box 90, Rolleston 7643
Council Chambers & Offices
Norman Kirk Drive, Rolleston
Ph 347 2800 or 318 8338
Rolleston Library & Service Centre
Rolleston Drive, Rolleston
Ph 347 2880 or 318 8338
Darfield Library & Service Centre
1 South Terrace, Darfield
Ph 318 8338 or 347 2800
Leeston Library & Service Centre
High Street, Leeston
Ph 347 2820 or 318 8338
Lincoln Library & Service Centre
Gerald Street, Lincoln
Ph 347 2875 or 318 8338
ceramics, weaving and mixed
media by artists inspired by
From 15th August to 9th September
Open Wed to Sun. 10am -- 4pm
Down by the Liffey Gallery, 1 James St. Lincoln.
Reminder -- the Council's Berm
Maintenance Policy comes into effect on
Saturday, 1 September. The policy means
district landowners are expected to mow
the berms immediately adjacent to their
properties. There's more information in the
policy also about who has responsibility for
repairs and reinstatement of berms. To read
the policy, visit www.selwyn.govt.nz/policy.
Want to help people in
Citizens Advice are looking to recruit
volunteers from the Selwyn District, and
may look at creating a Darfield Citizen's
Advice Bureau. Join a knowledgeable,
caring team to make a difference to people
Citizens Advice offers information
on anything from consumer rights to
budgeting to family issues so there's never
a dull moment. Full training is provided.
Visit the Hornby Branch in Goulding Ave,
call Mollie Howarth on 0800 367 222 or
0800 FOR CAB (from a landline), or visit
the website www.cab.org.nz. Free legal
advice is provided at the Hornby Branch
from 6.15pm on Thursday evenings.
What's there to
do in Darfield and
What services are available?
Are you a club, sports group, craft group, or
We would love you to have a (free) stand at the
For more information or to book,
phone Jenny Gallagher (03) 318 1784
or you can email email@example.com
Sunday, 30 September, 10am-2pm
Darfield Recreation Centre
Wed 26 September, 9.26am
A Get Ready Get Thru event aiming to
get New Zealanders to Drop, Cover and
Hold at 9.26am. Find out what you're
supposed to do to be prepared for an
earthquake at www.shakeout.govt.nz and
make sure you're ready!
Teddies & Torches -- Twilight Storytime
at Selwyn Libraries
Come and join us for Teddies & Torches Twilight
Storytime in the Selwyn Libraries. You can wear
your PJ's, bring a torch for the teddy bear hunt and
ask your favourite teddy bear to come along and
join in the fun.
These fun sessions of reading books, songs and
rhymes will be held in
Rolleston Library (347 2880)
on Friday, 31 August,
Leeston Library (347 2871)
on Wednesday, 12 September
and Darfield Library (347 2780)
on Wednesday, 26 September
from 6 -- 7pm. These sessions
are for children aged between
2 -- 5 years and all children
must be accompanied by an
adult please. Please phone
to book a space.
Come along and learn to weave in traditional
Maori style at Leeston Library. All equipment
provided, no charge but koha (donation)
appreciated. Leeston Library, Saturday, 18
August, 10am -- 1pm.
Toddler reading sessions
Thursdays, 10.30am, Leeston Library.
How green is your
LET 2012 Responsible Business Awards are
coming up. Lincoln assessor Ruth Guy has
been appointed overall coordinator, and
the other assessors are Sandra Davies
(Rolleston), Dean O'Connell, (Prebbleton
& Leeston), and for the remainder of
the Enviro Ellesmere area (Southbridge,
Doyleston, Dunsandel and the surrounding
rural areas), Sarah Pritchett will be
working in this area.
The assessors will contact businesses in their
area to update their certification or to invite
them to become involved for the first time. For
more information, please contact Ruth Guy
on 325 2249 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Presentation ceremonies take place on Friday,
October 19 (Rolleston), Thursday, October
25 (Lincoln and Prebbleton), and Thursday,
1 November for Enviro Ellesmere.
Two years on, how are we doing?
West Melton Hall
Sunday, 9 September, 9am -- 3pm
Cost: $45 per person, includes handouts,
morning/afternoon tea and lunch
Dr Olive J Webb will lead the workshop designed to
assist people to understand the effects of the Canterbury
earthquakes and other traumatising events on us and
our families, to help us take control of our recovery. The
workshop is supported by the Selwyn District Council.
Registration forms are available from email@example.com, or
03 318 0880.
Well, this is my last Winter Driving column
for 2012, although, I am sure there will
still be cold weather and testing road
conditions for a short time to come.
Keep the Winter Driving tips in mind
and drive safe:
Be bright, use
Go slow in snow
Keep your screen
Go slow on wet
and icy roads
Turn your lights
on in fog
Be bright on your
Sunrise, Sunset, Sunstrike
Remember, Mother knows best!
Are you ready for the next major
emergency or natural disaster?
Your neighbourhood needs your help to make sure we're ready! If you
are interested in being involved in local Neighbourhood Support in
your street or subdivision, contact Selwyn District Council Community
Neighbourhood Support Coordinator Sue Jenkins on 347 2977 or
Darfield 318 8338, firstname.lastname@example.org
Both Darfield and Southbridge
community pools require Lifeguard Staff
for the upcoming summer season. Great
customer service skills, reliability and good
swimming skills are required. Training for
lifeguard qualification will be offered.
For further information phone Southbridge
Pool Manager Brenda Hampton,on
027 552 0010, or Darfield Pool Manager
Christina Clarkson, on 318 8109.
Saturday, 8 September
10am -- 12noon
Terry and Lyn Windle's property, near
Topics to be covered:
1. The advantages of making raised beds for
vegetable growing and a look at Terry's
2. Making compost -- Terry's "secret recipe"
3. The care and maintenance of fruit trees (to
be taken by Rachel Vogan)
4. Growing and maintaining an orchard of
hazelnuts -- guest speaker to be confirmed
Gold coin donation appreciated
Please indicate if you are hoping to attend by
contacting Ruth Wood, Lincoln Community
Gardens Coordinator, phone 325 2193 or
email@example.com, or Terry Windle,
phone 329 5950.
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