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CENTRAL CANTERBURY NEWS, DECEMBER 5, 2012
for the week 4 December to 10 December
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
If your dog was first registered after 30 June
2006 and is not a working dog, the law requires
him or her to be microchipped. This free monthly
service is available at the following places.
Friday 14th December
Lincoln library 11.30am -- 12noon
Leeston library 9am -- 9.30am
Council offices 2pm -- 2.30pm
Darfield library 10.30am -- 11am
• All clinics last for only half an hour.
• The Rolleston venue is in Norman Kirk Drive
(off Rolleston Drive).
• Microchipping will not take place if wet.
• Working dogs and dogs registered before 1
July 2006 can be microchipped for $20 per
If you have any questions regarding microchipping,
please contact Tracey Wheeler on 347 2800 or
2013 Census is
seeking collectors in
The 2013 Census is now just three months away
and Statistics New Zealand is looking to recruit
local people to deliver and collect 2013 Census
forms in the Selwyn District.
The job involves part-time paid work during a
six week period (from 11 February to 24 March
Census collectors work from home and work
flexible hours, although weekend and evening
work will be required. Full training will be
Having trusted census collectors who know the
area they are working in is vital to the success of
the 2013 Census.
The information collected from the census is used
to make future decisions on hospitals, schools
and roads and it gives us an accurate picture of
how our communities are growing and changing
Census collector roles will be advertised from
7 December. If you think you'd make a great
census collector, then go online to
or phone 0800 CENSUS.
For useful information visit www.stats.govt.nz
Join us on www.facebook.com/StatisticsNZ or
Follow us on www.twitter.com/StatisticsNZ
Effects of the new Dog
On the 1st December 2012 the new Dog
Control Bylaw took effect. The main points
• Dog owners will now be able to exercise
their dogs off-leash in many domains
and reserves that were previously
prohibited or on-leash exercise areas.
Dog owners need to be aware that at all
times you must have your dog(s) under
• Dogs are prohibited within 5 metres
of any public event (an organised
recreation, sporting or social activity
occurring within a defined area and
a defined timeframe) in a reserve or
• All children's playgrounds are prohibited
from dogs and they must now be kept at
least 5 metres away.
• It is an offence not to be carrying a
suitable receptacle for the removal of
any deposits and don't forget the $300
fine for not removing such materials.
You can check out the new
Bylaw and exercise areas
on the SDC website
or call the Animal
Control team on
Fire restrictions may come into effect in the
Selwyn district soon as the drier weather arrives.
If you live in a non-residential part of the plains,
we suggest that you start clearing your properties
and burning those branches and clippings before
fire restrictions come in.
We will advertise in The Press and local papers,
as well as on our website when fire restrictions
are put in place.
Property owners in the district's Hill and High
country will need a fire permit from the Council
all year round. There is no charge for fire
permits, but we need a reasonable amount of
notice for us to visit you.
People living in residential areas are not allowed
to have a fire unless they have resource consent
from Environment Canterbury.
We also recommend that property owners have
both property insurance and rural fire fighting
insurance in case a fire spreads from their land
onto a neighbouring property. The costs can be
huge in terms of fire fighting and replacing stock,
buildings and lost income.
For more information visit our website
Rolleston Recreation Precinct
Selwyn District Council is asking the public to pass on their ideas for development of the 40-hectare
Rolleston Recreation Precinct. The sports and recreation park stretches down Gould's Road to
Dynes Road and the first stage is underway with the construction of the Selwyn Aquatic Centre.
"In the future this park will be the heart of Rolleston, and will be a significant contributor to the
enjoyment and lifestyle of residents and visitors. It is therefore important that we hear from as
many people as possible as to what they want the park to offer and how they will use it," says
Mayor Kelvin Coe.
"We will be talking to sport clubs and other potential groups that may use the park to get their
feedback, but we also want to hear from the wider public."
The park is intended to provide a wide variety of recreational opportunities.
"Sports grounds are an obvious element that we expect to have suggestions
for, but we are very interested to hear other ways in which the area can be
enjoyed, such as for events and providing safe places for our youth to meet."
The public is encouraged to "Have Your Say" by completing a survey form
which can be found online or at Council facilities. Additionally, people are
encouraged to comment on the Council Facebook page.
The feedback period closes at the end of January.
Fun for all the family
A picnic atmosphere
Food for sale from 5.30pm
Glo Products for sale
A visit from Santa
Saturday 15th December
Come and join in the Christmas Spirit :: See you there
Darfield Recreation Reserve
To register, or for further
information, please contact
phone: 021 052 9720 or ring 03
365 3828 (ECan reception) and
ask to be put through.
You are invited to join Waihora Ellesmere Trust and
the Whakaora Te Waihora team on
Tuesday December 4th
6.30 -- 8.30pm
Bus tour around the Halswell River area
Where do your rates payments go?
How have the earthquakes affected the waterways?
Managing your drains to improve water quality and biodiversity
Funding and advice for landowners who would like to undertake
Hear from ECan river engineers and from restoration experts. See
some great examples of successful restoration projects.
Halswell River Catchment
Drain Management and Restoration Opportunities
The tour will last around 2 hours and will conclude with coffee and cake.
There's no cost but places are limited -- register now!
Meet at Waihora Rugby Club car park, Rhodes Park Domain (entry off Old Tai Tapu Rd)
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