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CENTRAL CANTERBURY NEWS, AUGUST 22, 2012
for the week 21 August to 27 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
I would like to
introduce myself as
your new Rolleston
Manager, my name is
and I am very excited
to be taking up this
position. I want the
centre to continue to
be a community hub
and am very open to suggestions or feedback
from the community around ways to utilise the
centre to its full potential. I love meeting new
people so please feel free to come along and
A low impact fun exercise class aimed at active
people 50 years and over
Mondays 1.30 -- 2.15pm
Fridays 11 -- 11.45am
$3 per session
Move it to Music
Experienced tutor uses music, fun equipment and
a sense of humour to get you moving. Suitable for
those with arthritis or the less active who want to
"use it not lose it". Cuppa afterwards.
Tuesdays 6.30 -- 7.20pm
$3 per session
For more information e-mail: rcc.enquiries@
selwyn.govt.nz or phones 347 2882, pick up a
copy of our Term 3 brochure, go online to www.
selwyn.govt.nz/rcc, visit our face book page or
call in to see us at 94 Rolleston Drive.
Creative NZ's Creative
Are you involved in the arts, but need a
bit of financial assistance to make your
project work? The closing date for Creative
NZ -- Creative Communities Scheme funding
applications is Friday, 31 August.
For information about criteria, contact the
scheme administrator, Stuart Westoby,
at the Selwyn District Council, 347 2800,
Selwyn Rural Water Supply
Boil Water Notice
Recent high rain levels resulted in
unacceptable levels of e.coli in the
Selwyn Rural Water Supply (includes
Hororata, but not Glentunnel
township). The water is being treated,
but you still need to boil your water
until further notice.
If you wish to disinfect your own
water tank, please contact Council
Assets Department or visit our
website, www.selwyn.govt.nz for an
For further information, please
contact Lisa Duder, ph 347 2893.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, or
03 318 0880.
Lincoln Envirotown Community
Gardens Spring Workshop
Saturday, 8 September 10am -- 12noon
Terry and Lyn Windle's property, near Chamberlains Ford.
Topics to be covered:
1. The advantages of making raised beds for vegetable growing and a
look at Terry's tunnel
2. Making compost -- Terry's "secret recipe"
3. The care and maintenance of fruit trees (to be taken by Rachel
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 ruth.
email@example.com, or Terry Windle, phone 329 5950.
What do you think
Driver Distraction is?
What makes you take your eyes off the road or
hands from the wheel when driving? How would
you rate the riskiness of your actions?
Let us know what you think by completing the
Driver Distraction survey:
• On line, www.selwyn.govt.nz/distraction
• At Council Library/Service Centres
• Contact Road Safety at the Council to have one
sent to you firstname.lastname@example.org
Your comments and opinions will be used to
develop road safety campaigns in our district.
If you wish to enter the draw for $100 MTA
Vouchers, add your name and contact details at
the end of the survey. These details will only be
used for the purpose of the draw and contacting
the winner. The survey closes on Monday, 17
September. The winner will be advised by
Friday, 28 September.
Tenders are being accepted for this pig unless
the owner comes forward.
All tenders must be submitted on the tender
form that is obtained by either contacting
Animal Control on 03 347 2800, any of the
Council Service Centres or downloading the
online form www.selwyn.govt.nz/acform.
Please forward your tender in a sealed
envelope by 5pm, Friday, 31 August and
addressed to Pig Tender.
In 2014 it will be 150 years since the first sections
were sold and the Leeston Township was born.
To celebrate the Leeston Community Committee
has formed a committee to facilitate and organise
events throughout the year. The Committee have
already started planning with a Vintage Country
Fair to be held at the Ellesmere A & P Show
Grounds on the weekend of 29 & 30 March and
a Grand Ball to be held on 1 November.
The Committee would like to involve and support
all the organisations in and residents of Leeston
in celebrating this great occasion. So if you
are a member of an organisation, resident,
or interested in being part of a brainstorming
meeting to map out ideas for 2014, come along
to a meeting on Tuesday, 28 August in the
Community Room of the Leeston Library / Service
Centre at 7.30pm.
Resource Consents @Selwyn
This is a re-notification of an
application first advertised on 25
July. Due to a publishing error in the
closing date for submissions, the
submission period is now extended
until 5pm, Wednesday, 29 August.
Because of their possible environmental
effects, many activities need a resource
consent from the Council.
You have the right to inspect the full consent
application received by council at any
Council Service Centre during normal
office hours or view on the council website
www.selwyn.govt.nz and make a submission
supporting or opposing the proposal.
Any person may make a submission but a
person, who is a trade competitor of the
applicant, may do so only if that person is
directly affected by an effect of the activity to
which the application relates that
(a) adversely affects the environment and
(b) does not relate to trade competition or
the effects of trade competition.
Selwyn Central Ward
Canterbury Community Land Ltd
(Application 125197) seek a subdivision
consent to create 18 residential lots, from
570m2 to 1080m2, from a lot zoned Living
2A & (Application 125237) to erect dwellings
on the new lots in accordance with the Living
Z zone rules.
The land is at 200 Dunns Crossing Road
Rolleston on Lot 9 DP 70352.
The applicant's address for service is C/-
Malley & Co, PO Box 1202, Christchurch
8140, Attention Grant MacKinnon
How to make a submission
If you wish to support or oppose a consent
application you must get a written or
electronic submission on Form 13 or to the
like effect into any Council Service Centre
by the closing date, 5pm, Wednesday, 29
August, and promptly send a copy to the
applicant's service address.
Your submission should be addressed to
Helen Allison, Planning Department, Selwyn
District Council, PO Box 90, Rolleston 7643
(This notice is issued under Section 95A of the Resource
Management Act 1991)
2012 Canterbury Plantout
Registrations are now open for the 2012
Canterbury Plantout, a fun day out to help restore
This year we have limited seats, so registrations
at www.kakariki.org.nz will close when all places
are taken. A $5 registration fee contributes to
food, travel and live music. You will also get
a reusable mug to take home. Accompanied
children register for free.
The 2012 Canterbury Plantout thanks sponsors
WWF New Zealand, Canterbury Community
Trust, Ministry for the Environment, the Isaac
Conservation and Wildlife
Trust and Selwyn District
Two Saturday events
are being held on
8 September focusing on
the Lower Selwyn around
Te Waihora/Ellesmere and
22 September towards the
Canterbury foothills. Each
Plantout event will involve
a variety of sites and you
are welcome to come to
Centre, Monday, 3
Guido Loeffler from Purity Ventures will
speak about green building techniques.
Purity Ventures are developing a New Zealand
made Hempcrete which has a low impact
on the environment. It is a mixture of New
Zealand grown hemp mixed with a specially
formulated, lime-based, binder. All welcome.
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