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CENTRAL CANTERBURY NEWS, FEBRUARY 20, 2013
for the week 19 February to 25 February
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
A new library for Lincoln
A new library and service centre for Lincoln will open to public early next year, following
a decision by the Council last week to approve the project and award the tender to Image
Construction. Mayor Kelvin Coe says the decision is exciting news for Selwyn residents.
"Lincoln is one of our fastest growing towns, and the new library will be able to provide
an increased range of services and activities for the community."
The existing Lincoln library services the Springs ward, which has a population of 12,000.
It is already too small to meet the needs of the community. Lincoln's population is forecast
to grow from 3,300 now to reach 5,600 by 2031.
The new library and service centre building will be located on Gerald Street. The design for
the new library draws inspiration from Lincoln's rural heritage and local civic architecture.
The 700m2 building will be constructed from metal with stone cladding at the base. The
new library will also display photos from Lincoln's past. A large green space will surround
the library and will be able to be used for community activities.
Demolition of the old Lincoln community centre will begin this week to make way for the
Fire Restrictions Ease
A restricted fire season is now in force across Selwyn district, and replaces
the prohibited fire season previously in place.
Under a restricted fire season, only gas barbeques, crop residue and
rubbish fires inside contained drums are allowed. Specific conditions
must be met before these types of fires can be lit.
The Council's Principal Rural Fire Officer, Wilson Brown, says that the rain
the district received recently has reduced the fire risk from extreme to high,
and it is now appropriate to move to a restricted fire season.
Mr Brown says that crop residue fires are permitted during restricted fire
seasons because farmers usually have good fire breaks of a minimum
of 10 metres of bare earth in place which prevent fires from spreading,
firefighting equipment on hand and stay with the fire while it is burning.
With fire restrictions being changed, Mr Brown says that it will become
more common for people to see crop residue fires burning. "It's expensive
to attend false call outs so we encourage people to consider whether a
fire is an emergency before they dial 111. If there are people on site
supervising the fire, a fire break and water on hand it is probably a
controlled operation -- however if there is no one present people should
report this by dialing 111."
What's allowed in a restricted fire season:
• Gas barbeques are allowed if a water source is nearby.
• Fires inside properly constructed drums are allowed. Only vegetation,
paper, cardboard and untreated wood can be burned and the fire must
be during daylight hours and attended at all times. A water source must
be nearby to extinguish the fire if needed and the fire may not be lit
when strong winds are blowing or forecast.
• The burning of crop residue is only allowed during daylight hours and
must be attended at all times. Fires may not be lit when strong winds
are blowing or forecast, firefighting equipment must be nearby and a
10 metre firebreak must be cleared around the edge of the area to be
• A fire may be lit if a specific permit has been issued by Selwyn District
Council and the conditions of the permit are followed.
What's not allowed:
• Any type of fire not listed as allowed above.
Wanted: Experienced Sports People
to Assist with Funding Committee
Selwyn District Council's Sport NZ Rural Travel
Fund Committee is seeking applicants from
residents in the Ellesmere, Springs and Selwyn
Central wards to become members.
The committee meets twice a year to consider
applications from clubs seeking assistance with
travel costs. The positions, which last three years,
are unpaid, although travel costs are reimbursed.
To find out more contact Stuart Westoby on
347 2708 or 318 8338, or email stuart.westoby@
Applications must be in writing, including details
of sporting/ sporting administration involvement,
and be received by 5pm Friday 22 February
2013. They may be handed to a Council Library
or Service Centre (Attention: Stuart Westoby)
or mailed to: SPORT NZ Rural Travel Fund
Committee Position, Selwyn District Council,
PO Box 90, Rolleston 7643. Attn: Stuart Westoby
If your dog was first registered after 30 June 2006
and is not a working dog, the law requires they
be microchipped. This free monthly service is
available at the following places.
Friday 22 February
9 -- 9.30am
12 -- 12.30pm
12.45 -- 1.15pm
• The Rolleston venue is in Norman Kirk Drive
(off Rolleston Drive).
• Lincoln microchipping will occur in the
carpark of the Community Centre next to the
• Microchipping will not take place if wet.
• Working dogs and dogs registered before 1 July
2006 can be microchipped for $20 per dog.
If you have any questions regarding microchipping,
please contract Tracey Wheeler on 347 2800 or
TENDER FOR LICENCE TO OCCUPY
Tenders are sought for a licence to occupy
the following Council Land for the purposes
of pastoral or arable/grazing activities.
Reserve 263 Shands Road comprising 2.7519
ha or thereabouts located approximately 160
metres on the right travelling south along
Shands Road from the intersection of Blakes
Further information and tender submission
documents can be obtained from
Tanya Maylam on (03) 347 2954 or at
firstname.lastname@example.org, PO Box 90,
Rolleston. Tender closing date is 12 noon
Monday, 4 March 2013.
Calling all Selwyn Artists!!!!
10th Annual Art Exhibition 2013
Exhibitors wanted for
Arts Heart's 2013 Art Exhibition
to be held at Rolleston Community
Centre, 23 & 24 March
Entries close 28 February
Enquiries regarding exhibiting to --
Phone 03 318 1334
Phone 342 9957
Phone 347 8179
Get ready for the 2013 Kidsfest!
Kidsfest 2013 is coming! We're encouraging
community groups and organisations to think
about ideas you have to host your own fun
activities for children.
The Council's Community Recreation Advisor
can work with you to help develop your ideas.
We can also promote your event, take out
advertisements in local newspapers and help
make your Kidsfest event a success.
For more information phone Ginny Bowden
on 347 2753 Mondays-Thursdays or email
email@example.com. We're looking
for ideas by 28 February.
Summer Skate Jam
Wednesday 20 February, from 4 -- 6pm at Lincoln New
World Car Park. Come along for free skate lessons, free
skate gear hire, prizes and a great DJ!
Get active in Lincoln
New community fitness equipment has
been installed in Lincoln Domain, and
will be officially opened on Tuesday 26
February at 5.30pm.
Come along to the opening to see how
the new equipment works and enjoy our
free sausage sizzle.
Alternative rain date 28 February 5.30pm,
check selwyn.govt.nz for information if
This Friday, people across Canterbury will be dropping flowers into
a number of rivers to remember those lost on 22 February 2011.
You can join a local commemoration by dropping flowers into the
Liffey River at Liffey Domain in Lincoln. Local community groups
will be at the site from 12.30 to 1.30pm. At 12:51 two minutes
silence will be held.
Rivers of Flowers --
Te Waitohi Maumahara
Friday 22 February
Rivers of Flowers --
Te Waitohi Maumahara
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