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CENTRAL CANTERBURY NEWS, SEPTEMBER 26, 2012
SUNDAY 14 OCTOBER
A Garden Party Fundraiser for
Lincoln and Districts Community Care
To be held at
Tickets: $25 available from Paper Plus
Hornby and Merivale, New World Lincoln,
Ray White Lincoln and online at Eventfinder
or contact Community Care on 325 2007
A HUGE Thank you to
• Ray White - Lincoln
• Dairymaid Foods
• New World Lincoln
• Colorite Group
• Plastic Bag Company Ltd • Faulks Investments Ltd
• Cartwright Insurance Brokers • More FM
• Gordons Pickles
• Feedco Canterbury
• Merivale & Hornby Paper Plus • Bodystyle
• Lincoln Rotary
• Akaroa Salmon [NZ] Ltd • Al & Son
• The Raspberry Café
• Food and Health Standards • Johnson and Cousins
A $5 MILLION loan to Central Plains Water was
approved by the Selwyn District Council at an
extraordinary meeting last week. However, it was
a decision which did not have total support around
the council table.
The loan will go towards funding the design
stage of the irrigation project, to enable it to
proceed to construction phase.
Mayor Kelvin Coe said the decision was not
taken lightly, but the majority of councillors
believed the loan was a good investment in the
future growth of the district.
Councillors provisionally supported the loan
earlier this year, when deliberating whether it
should be included in the 2012--2022 long term
We are still very much an agricultural-based
economy in Selwyn and we have to ensure we have
the infrastructure to enable that sector to grow,
Mr Coe said.
Councillor Peter Hill voted against the loan.
He felt the council should not be making loans
to a private company. It is a hugely risky loan.
The specific conditions for the approval were:
Evidence of continued farmer support, and com-
mercial rates of interest for the loan
A council-nominated board member on the Cen-
tral Plains Water Limited board
Security over the resource consents held by Cen-
tral Plains Water Trust
Staged release of funds on completion of specific
Service raises age
for early 20s
SERVICE EXPANDED: Career coach Jennie Down.
SELWYN JOB seekers in their early 20s will be
getting a helping hand with the expansion of the age
range for a council programme.
Employ Selwyn, a service for young people needing
career coaching and support -- partly funded by the
Ministry of Social Development -- will now be avail-
able for those between 16 and 25. The previous cut-
off age was 20.
"We saw that there was a need for expanding the
previous service, both in terms of the age group we
were targeting, and to look at potential career plans
for clients," career coach Jennie Down said.
Selwyn had no central government services
designed to assist young people in the district.
"This is a really important time in a young per-
son s life. They might still be at school, or have left
and tried a couple of jobs that really didn t suit. Or
they might have finished a qualification and are now
figuring out how to get a job.
Sitting down to think about their futures with
some guidance can make a huge difference," Mrs
She said she was not a recruitment consultant.
"My role is to support these young people in help-
ing them make good choices. We might do career
searches, I might assist with job applications, pro-
vide support for work experience or take them to
visit a potential employer. It s about people making
decisions that are right for them."
Mrs Down will operate Employ Selwyn from an
office at the Lincoln Baptist Church, 530 Birchs Rd,
from 8.30am to 5pm on Mondays and Tuesdays, and
on Wednesdays by appointment.
ANY SECONDARY school pro-
vision in Rolleston by Lincoln
High School is being seen as tran-
A Ministry of Education
announcement last week on the
renewal of education in greater
Christchurch after the earth-
quakes listed Lincoln High as
possibly providing a hub in the
A statement from the Lincoln
High board of trustees recognised
the number of Rolleston second-
ary students who attend the
The goal of our growing com-
munities is to have stand-alone
secondary schooling in both Lin-
coln and Rolleston. The Ministry
of Education has proposed that
Lincoln High School is actively
involved in the transition of sec-
ondary schooling to Rolleston
through the initial provision of a
split site. The Lincoln High School
Board of Trustees is committed to
Any details on when this would
occur or what form it would take
were not yet available.
Selwyn Mayor Kelvin Coe said
there had been positives and neg-
atives around the announcement
last week, which included the
possible closure of two Selwyn pri-
mary schools. Those communities
would naturally be hurting , but
the announcement also brought
While he would have liked to
see a new high school for the
town, it would be a process which
would have to be managed.
The council had set aside land
in the Rolleston recreation pre-
cinct for a high school, but he
understood the ministry had sig-
nalled a preference for another
site, still on the precinct, but
nearer the pool.
He had no firm view when sec-
ondary education provision should
be available, but with population
growth it was becoming urgent.
Extra primary schooling in Roll-
eston was also addressed in the
With the rolls of Rolleston
School and Clearview Primary
growing quickly, Clearview princi-
pal James Petronelli said he
understood the increased pro-
vision by the ministry to be
another primary school.
He said his school now had
more than 500 on the roll, and
was building new classrooms to
cater for growth which would be
ready for next year. He said a new
school needed to be operational by
2015, because he estimated his
school would reach its 700-student
capacity by then.
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