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Public Forum at Council and Community Board Meetings: You may speak on matters of concern
during the first 15 minutes of each meeting but please let us know well in advance. For council meetings,
please notify Sue Elder and for community boards, please notify Marilyn Ponsford.
Township, Hall and Reserve Committees, please note: If you wish to advertise your meeting here, or
make any changes to meeting details, please let Lee Brehaut know by 9am on Thursday of the week prior
to publication by emailing email@example.com, or by phoning 347 2800 or 03 318 8338.
COUNCIL & COMMUNITY BOARDS
Selwyn Waihora Zone Committee
• Tuesday, 4 September, 1pm, Executive Meeting
• Wednesday, 12 September, 1pm, Council
Selwyn Central Community Board
• Wednesday, 19 September, 4pm, Executive
Meeting Room One, Rolleston Council Building
Malvern Community Board
• Monday, 24 September, 4pm, Darfield Library/
These are public meetings and the first 15 minutes
are available for the public to speak.
Coalgate Township Committee
• Tuesday, 18 September, 7.30pm, Coalgate Fire
Darfield Pool Administration Committee
• Wednesday, 19 September, 7pm, Darfield Library/
Darfield Township Committee
• Thursday, 20 September, 7.45pm, Darfield
Doyleston Community Committee
• Wednesday, 12 September, 7.30pm, Osborne
Greendale Recreation Reserve Management
• Tuesday, 4 September, 8pm, Greendale Hall
Killinchy Community Centre Committee
• Wednesday, 19 September, 7.30pm, Killinchy Hall
Kirwee Community Committee
• Monday, 17 September, 7.30pm, Kirwee
Kirwee Recreation Reserve Management
• Monday 10 September, 7.30pm, Kirwee Sports
Leeston Park Association
• Monday, 24 September, 7.30pm, Leeston Park
Lincoln Community Committee
• Monday, 10 September, 7.30pm, Lincoln Event
Lincoln Event Centre Governance Committee
• Wednesday, 12 September, 7.30pm, Lincoln Event
Prebbleton Community Association
• Tuesday, 11 September, 7.30pm, Prebbleton Hall
Prebbleton Public Hall Society Inc
• Monday, 10 September, 7.30pm, Prebbleton
Prebbleton Reserve Management Committee
• Monday, 17 September, 7.30pm, Prebbleton
Rolleston Residents Association
• Monday, 24 September, 7.30pm, Rolleston
Rolleston Reserve Management Committee
• Monday, 17 September, 7.30pm, Rolleston
Southbridge Advisory Committee
• Monday, 24 September, 7.30pm, Southbridge
Springston Community Committee
• Monday, 17 September, 7.30pm, Springston Hall
-- Supper Room
Springston Recreation Reserve and
Associated Sports Committee
• Wednesday, 19 September, 8pm, Springston
Reserve Errol Tweedy Pavilion
Tawera Memorial Hall Springfield
• Thursday, 6 September, 7.30pm, Tawera
Waihora Park Reserve Committee
• Tuesday, 4 September, 7.30pm, Waihora Bowling
West Melton Reserve Board
• Monday, 17 September, 7.30pm, West Melton
Whitecliffs Domain, Reserve & Township
• Monday, 10 September, 7.30pm, Glentunnel
Darfield water now okay
The Selwyn District Council is investigating a water systems failure which
is probably the cause of a recent spate of gastroenteritis in Darfield.
Chief Executive Paul Davey says the Council is very concerned that
residents in the area were sick.
"We apologise to anyone who has become ill resulting from a
breakdown in our systems. You can rest assured we will find out
what happened and address those issues," Mr Davey says.
The systems failure occurred sometime around 16 August and a boil
water notice was issued the following day when test results were
received. Water treatment was started immediately and the situation
was soon under control. The boil water notice was lifted on Tuesday,
Council views this failure very seriously and is undertaking both internal
and external peer reviews of the incident to understand how it happened
and prevent future events.
Council would like to thank those in the community who informed their
neighbours about the Boil Water Notice.
If you have any questions on Darfield water quality please contact the
Council Assets Department Ph 347 2800.
New Zealand Shakeout
Wednesday, 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 ear thquake at
www.shakeout.govt.nz andmake sure you're
cellphone rings or a
text message comes
through while you are
Action: If you really
need to reply, indicate
and pull over to the
side of the road safely
to answer the phone.
However, it is easier
and less tempting
to turn your phone
off while driving and
check messages when you stop.
Distraction: You are taking the dog to the vet,
and he tries to leap on to the front seat.
Action: Secure pets in the rear seat before you
set off. There are special pet restraints and cages
available from your vet and other retail suppliers.
Driver distraction prize draw 1
1104 1031 1246 1457 2007
If these numbers are on your cellphone "scratch
ticket", contact Selwyn District Road Safety
to claim your prize. Telephone 347 2901. Prizes
from this draw must be claimed by Monday, 10
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
Gold coin donation appreciated
Please indicate if you are hoping to attend by
contacting Ruth Wood, Lincoln Community
Gardens Coordinator, phone 325 2193 or
firstname.lastname@example.org, or Terry Windle,
phone 329 5950.
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.
Supporting the arts
The Creative Communities Assessment Committee
needs a new Ellesmere ward representative.
The committee operates under the wing of the
Selwyn District Council to distribute Creative
New Zealand funds for local arts and cultural
projects. It meets four times a year to consider
The unpaid position starts 1 November, for
a term of three years. Travel expenses are
reimbursed. Ideally candidates will have been
actively involved in the arts in the Ellesmere
ward, and be keen to encourage and promote
arts activities within Selwyn district.
If you are interested in this position, please apply
in writing, including details of your involvement
in the arts, by 5pm, Friday, 21 September.
Post your application to Creative Communities
Assessment Committee Position, Selwyn
District Council, PO Box 90, Rolleston,
7643. Attention Stuart Westoby. For further
information, contact Stuart on 347 2708 or email
The Selwyn District Council
is collating a Sport and
Recreation Guide of all the
clubs and organisations
From Tai Chi to tennis, gardening clubs to
gymnastics we want to gather your group's
Please contact the Community Recreation Advisor
Ginny Bowden, phone 347 2753 or email ginny.
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