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CENTRAL CANTERBURY NEWS, AUGUST 29, 2012
WEEDONS CRICKET CLUB
Senior and junior registrations held at the following locations:
Sunday September 9th Brookside Park and Weedons Domain: 10-12noon
Sunday September 23rd Brookside Park and Weedons Domain: 1-3pm
Grades available for play are Senior Men's,
Senior B T20 (8-a-side), Junior Grades all ages from 15 to 6
and Have-A-Go for 4/5/6 year old first time cricketers.
Fees to be paid on registration.
Junior players must register with a parent or caregiver.
Enquiries welcome: Senior Grades: Paul Rugg on 027 256 1017
Juniors Grades: Mike Buckley on 347 8183 A/H
or email: email@example.com
More information is available on our website:
after sales service
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2 March Place, Belfast
Phone 03 323 8031
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03 347 8800
804 JONES ROAD, ROLLESTON
Buy 5 x 15kg bags
Pellet Fire Fuel and
get one bag FREE
3 x 20kg bags Clean Blend
Fire Magic Wood Blocks
for only $50
Fully equipped processing
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Pure Pork Sausages ...........................$8 kg
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PH/FAX 03 324-3419
• Children learn through play
• Children can lead their own play and need freedom to
choose from a wide range of activities
• With mixed age sessions (0-6yrs) children have a range
of experiences playing and socialising with others
• We provide a free education programme for parents
• Extended whanau are welcome and included
Rolleston: ph 347 2430, email firstname.lastname@example.org
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Wha-nau tupu nga-tahi - families growing together
Drink-driver double the limit
A Darfield woman drove from Christchurch in the
early hours of Sunday with more than 800
micrograms of alcohol per litre of breath -- more
than double the legal limit. She was dobbed in by
another motorist concerned that the car was
weaving on the road. The woman was stopped by
police just south of Darfield about 1am. Tanked up
on liquor, she had driven close to 42 kilometres.
Threat to kill arrest
A 26-year-old Leeston man has been charged with
threatening to kill his father, allegedly over a car
dispute. Police were called to the ''domestic'' on
Mercy mission after bee sting
A 62-year-old man was treated for a bee sting at a
Southbridge farm on Saturday after developing an
allergic reaction. A Westpac Rescue Helicopter
spokesman said the man was treated at the
Rowdy complaints down
Complaints about party and stereo noise in the
Selwyn district are down 24 per cent in the first six
months this year, compared with the same time
last year. Selwyn Council figures record 76
complaints from January to the end of June this
year. There were 100 complaints during the same
period last year. Complaints should first be
phoned to the council, not the police.
Confrontation: Man in coma
A 21-year-old man was in an induced coma in
Christchurch Hospital with serious head injuries
following a street confrontation between two
groups in Rolleston last week. Senior Constable
Lois Williscroft said the stoush took place in
Moore St at 3.30am on August 19.
Road closed for sewer work
Hoskyns Rd will be closed between Jones Rd and
Maddisons Rd until March 12 next year so
contractors can lay a sewer main. Selwyn District
Council transportation asset engineer Mark
Chamberlain said the work was necessary to
''progress the development of Izone'' business
hub. During the closure the contractors will
maintain access to residents and businesses
along Hoskyns Rd, which will be open over the
Christmas break. Those travelling from Darfield to
Rolleston can use the Aylesbury Rd to Wards Rd
route, which adds one kilometre to the journey.
Learning tool donated
Students at the Southern Institute of Technology in
Hornby will be getting the chance to work on a
huge piece of equipment, thanks to an airport
upgrade. A four-tonne air conditioning water chiller
was unloaded there last week -- a machine made
redundant with the upgrading of the Christchurch
Airport and donated to the institute as a learning
tool. Local businesses Frews Contracting, Hilton
Haulage, Hawkins Construction and Active
Refrigeration got on board to help.
school's pride and joy
By ANNA PRICE
PLAY PROMISE: Rolleston School principal
Andrew Morrall and pupil Aimee Webb cutting
the ribbon at the new junior playground in
ATTRACTIVE NEW macrocarpa seats in
Rolleston School s new $87,000 junior
playground are being trashed by skate-
boarders and bikers keen to test their
skill in new territory.
Police will be increasing patrols of the
area and any unauthorised people loc-
ated in the grounds will be charged with
Principal Andrew Morrall says video
camera footage of the teens with very
clear and identifiable images will be
viewed this week by Rolleston Police.
Dismayed by the damage, Mr Morrall
said the offenders would be trespassed
from the school.
Over the weekend up to 12 youths
swarmed over the grounds on their
skateboards and bikes, practising their
grinds and ollies.
They think they can grind on beauti-
ful new macrocarpa seats.
They re the perfect height for them to
come swooping around a corner and
scraping all edges off our beautiful new
The children get splinters in legs . . .
it s just demoralising, he said.
A purpose-built skate park is located
just three minutes down road from the
It s a new area and something they
haven t tried before in terms of testing
their skills, but they are destroying a
beautiful facility we re building for our
five and six year olds, Mr Morrall said.
Rolleston Police Senior Constable Lois
Williscroft said clear signage at the
entrance to the school states that the
school is out of bounds after hours to
unauthorised people and skate boards
Trespassers would be prosecuted.
Retreat now ready to receive
NEARLY TWO years after the Sept-
ember 2010 quake, Hororata s Te
Waiora Retreat Centre will open its
doors again on September 1.
The centre was badly damaged in
the quake but a replacement build-
ing will allow it to operate again.
It is intended to be a peaceful and
quiet place to which people may
come, of whatever religion or occu-
pation, away from the stress and
strain of daily life, to rest and to seek
physical, emotional and spiritual
It has been operating for 25 years
and was originally housed in the vic-
arage of the historic St John s
The official re-opening will take
place at 2pm on September 1.
Choir event for
LINCOLN HIGH School teacher Stephanie Kokay
has been instrumental in setting up a secondary
school musical event to give students an oppor-
tunity to perform for enjoyment rather than com-
Ms Kokay, along with a colleague from Riccar-
ton High School, Jessica D Ath, has established
the Voices of Canterbury -- a choir festival for
schools in the province.
Lincoln High School recently competed in the
regional choir competition, Big Sing, organised by
the New Zealand Choral Federation.
The criteria of this competition is very specific
and it is the only choral event available for sec-
ondary schools to be involved in, she said.
Our vision is to establish an annual choir
festival that is popular music-oriented and focuses
on enjoyment of music and choral singing, rather
than a competition between schools.
The main aim is to encourage performing
among peers and as a community.
The festival will include a workshop.
The Voices of Canterbury Choir Festival will
take place on September 4 at La Vida Life Church
in Upper Riccarton at 8pm with 10 schools set to
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