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Army cadets have new challenges
TROPHY WINNERS: Cadet Sergeant Jesse Tilling, front , takes on a water challenge with his Christchurch team.
ROLLESTON S JESSE Tilling
will be taking on the best army
cadets in the country this week
in a skills competition at the
Whangaporoa Military Base in
the North Island.
He is part of the Christchurch
cadet team which took out the
regional contest, the Southern
Skills Trophy, at Burnham
recently. He and his squad mem-
bers will represent the South
Island in the national event
against the central and northern
districts teams from Friday till
The Burnham competition will
test the cadets, aged from 13 to
18, in skill areas such as navi-
gation, drill, general service
knowledge, rifle shooting, fitness,
first aid, bush craft, swimming,
initiative and teamwork.
The numbers of the Christ-
church cadets took a hit after the
earthquakes, but it has now
rebuilt to back to more than 40.
It is an experience they have
adopted -- the logo on their PT
shirts is a seismograph record-
Colourful art on show
NEW EXHIBITION: One of the works by
Joan Pascoe which will be at the Selwyn
Gallery in Darfield.
THE BRUSH makes a comeback at
Darfield s Selwyn Gallery in Novem-
ber, with the work of four local paint-
ers being shown in an exhibition
called Form and Colour -- following
on from a textile show.
Joan Pascoe farms in Charing
She explores the possibilities of
colour in portraiture, florals and
Anna Bowman s work varies from
representational to abstract.
She is inspired by her natural
Sheffield s May Wright is also a
potter and has previously exhibited
in the Selwyn Gallery, Darfield Art
Week and with Arts Heart.
Olwyn McKinlay experiments with
colour and prefers to work with
watercolours and acrylic in still life
and in abstract paintings.
The show runs from November 2
till November 29.
See the big bang
WHOOSH, WOW: Fireworks
illuminating the night sky over
Rolleston last November.
A BRILLIANT $18,000 worth of
fireworks will light up the night
sky over Rolleston Reserve this
Saturday as thousands celebrate
Selwyn s annual community
The event is funded mainly
from gate takings, which last year
Event co-ordinator Lynley
Shaw said organisers were also
pleased to secure a grant from
Pub Charity this year.
A crowd of 10,000 is expected
and special post-fireworks buses
will be running.
The event opens at 5pm with
entertainment by The Haze, other
live bands and local talent, amus-
ement rides, a bouncy castle, local
dog club displays, and food stalls
run as community group
Whitebait patties will be on
Selwyn district volunteer fire
fighters will also demonstrate how
they use the Jaws of Life car cut-
ting equipment at crash and res-
Two local schools will run the
car parking at $3 a car to raise
money for their schools. Parking
can be accessed off Rolleston
Drive near the council building or
near the community centre.
A super cheap night for the
entertainment, Mrs Shaw said.
It went off with a bang last
year. It s the only fireworks dis-
play of this magnitude in the
country, where people can get so
close to the display itself .
After the event, a Leopard char-
ter bus will leave from Rolleston
clocktower at 10.20pm for the city
centre via Lincoln and back to
Hornby. A second bus will leave at
10.40pm for Hornby direct.
The fireworks will start about
9.30pm-9.45pm. The event will
cost about $30,000, aside from the
hours invested by volunteers.
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