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Fun day expected to attract 7000
FOOTBALL FANS: New Zealand football great Wynton Rufer directs keen youngsters at the 2012 event.
FORMER ALL White Wynton
Rufer will be back again at the
Family Funday & Football Fest at
Oaklands School in Halswell, on
February 17, to pass on some foot-
ball tips to youngsters.
Mr Rufer and his team will pro-
vide free coaching for children
aged 6 to 12, as they did last year.
Organiser Gideon Hoekendijk
predicts 7000 people will attend
the event, going on the figures
from last year s inaugural fun
day, which drew more than 5000.
He said the main feature of the
day, though, is that all the rides
are free, including the Titanic,
obstacle course, Chair-O-Plane,
mini jeeps, merry-go-round,
ZORB ball, pony rides and jumbo
Live music and entertainment
includes several bands, dance
groups and a magic show, with
spot prizes to be won throughout
It s been a difficult few years in
our city and this will put a smile
on all our faces as the community
comes together to celebrate family
life, Mr Hoekendijk said.
introduced in prison
A NEW government scheme,
which will make Rolleston a full
working prison, will have positive
benefits for prisoners and the
community, Selwyn MP Amy
We [the government] want to
reduce re-offending by 25 per cent
by 2017, which will mean 18,500
fewer victims of crime every year,
Most prisoners are going to be
released at some stage, so we need
to do everything we can to make
sure they don t re-offend when
they get back out. Both local and
international studies have shown
that having a job after release is a
critical element to leading some-
one away from a life of crime and
turning them into a productive
member of society.
Ms Adams said the scheme
would engage the prisoners at
Rolleston in a structured 40-hour
week of employment and rehabili-
tation activities, and was part of a
wider culture shift in Corrections
in New Zealand.
Many prisoners have poor
more than 50
per cent of
not have a
job when they
most do not
have any for-
Working prisons will give more
prisoners the opportunity to gain
work experience and qualifica-
tions, which will increase their
chances of finding employment
after their release from prison.
Corrections Services engineer-
ing instructor for prisoners at
Christchurch Men s Prison in
Rolleston, John Hewitson, said
most prisoners seemed to appreci-
ate the chance to learn new skills
and develop a work ethic.
Ten of our prisoners recently
went for their welding certificates
and all 10 passed, which is a
really great achievement.
A tradition unshakeable
work of Auckland-
be centre stage
at the West
Melton Art Event
AUCKLAND ARTIST Richard
McWhannell will be the guest
exhibitor at the annual West
Melton Art Event at the Nut Point
Centre, an exhibition now in its
ninth year and unshaken by the
quakes in its commitment to the
local art scene.
Centre proprietor John Allan
sees the exhibition as an estab-
lished tradition in the art scene in
the Canterbury region, which has
continued to function in spite
of the challenges created by
the two-and-a-half years of recur-
ring shakes .
He said it had a welcomed
obligation in its continuing sup-
port of artists .
The seismic activity in the
region has definitely made a mark
on its people, he said.
The constant tedious, frustrat-
ing struggle in the conduct of
rebuilding our homes, businesses
and township is taking its toll.
However, despite the frustration,
there is a need to continue with
the activity that gives us hope for
a better future, he said.
Mr McWhannell will exhibit a
series of self-portrait oil paintings
on canvas. There will also be a
wide range of other artists,
emerging and established,
showing their work.
The exhibition will be on February
16 and 17, from 10am till 5pm.
Association sponsors the event.
Community health service provider extends work into Rolleston
THE GROWTH of Rolleston is
prompting a community
health service provider to
extend its reach into the town.
Community worker Gabi
Pile will take on a new role
for Partnership Health
Canterbury, which has wor-
ked with Lincoln and Districts
Community Care for several
years to provide a community
worker to work with local
general practices to improve
access to healthcare for Maori,
Pacific Islanders and lower
Mrs Pile has a background
with the Red Cross, and will
work with the medical
practices in Rolleston, as well
as Lincoln and Leeston. She
will be based in Lincoln.
Phone 325 2007 or email:
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