Home' Central Canterbury News : February 27th 2013 Contents 8 CENTRAL CANTERBURY NEWS, FEBRUARY 27, 2013
Public Forum at Council and Community Board Meetings. You may speak on matters of concern
during the first 15 minutes of each meeting but please let us know well in advance. For council meetings,
please notify Sue Elder and for community boards, please notify Marilyn Ponsford.
Township, Hall and Reserve Committees, please note. If you wish to advertise your meeting
here, or make any changes to meeting details, please let Lee Brehaut know by 9am on Thursday
of the week prior to publication by emailing email@example.com, or by phoning
347 2800 or 03 318 8338.
COUNCIL & COMMUNITY BOARDS
• Wednesday, 27 February, 1pm, Council Chambers,
Selwyn Waihora Zone Committee
• Tuesday, 5 March, 1pm, Executive Meeting Room
Industrial Park Project Team
• Thursday, 7 March, 3pm, Izone Café Visitors
Centre Meeting Room
(Because this project team discusses
commercially sensitive information, the
public will be excluded from most, if not all,
of the meeting. Please direct any queries to the
Corporate Services Manager, Douglas Marshall)
• Wednesday, 13 March, 1pm, Council Chambers,
Rolleston. The Council meeting is followed by a
Citizenship ceremony at 6.30pm which is open
to the public.
These are public meetings and the first 15 minutes
are available for the public to speak.
Darfield Recreation & Community Centre
• Monday, 4 March, 8pm, Darfield Recreation
Darfield Township Committee
• Thursday, 21 March, 7.45pm, Darfield Library/
Doyleston Community Committee
• Wednesday, 13 March, 7.30pm, Osborne Park
Greendale Recreation Reserve Management
• Tuesday, 5 March, 8pm, Greendale Hall Pavilion
Kirwee Community Committee
• Monday, 18 March, 7.30pm, Kirwee Community
Kirwee Recreation Reserve Management
• Monday, 11 March, 7.30pm, Kirwee Sports
Leeston Community Committee
• Monday, 4 March, 7.30pm, Leeston Community
Lincoln Community Committee
• Monday, 11 March, 7.30pm, Lincoln Community
Lincoln Event Centre Governance Committee
• Wednesday, 13 March, 7.30pm, Lincoln Event
Prebbleton Community Association
• Tuesday, 12 March, 7.30pm, Prebbleton Hall
Prebbleton Public Hall Society Inc
• Monday, 11 March, 7.30pm, Prebbleton Public
Prebbleton Reserve Management Committee
• Monday, 18 March, 7.30pm, Prebbleton Rugby
Sheffield/Waddington Community & Hall
• Thursday, 28 February, 7.30pm, Sheffield
Springston Community Committee
• Monday, 18 March, 7.30pm, Springston Hall --
Rolleston Community Centre Committee
• Thursday, 28 February, 7.30pm, Rolleston
Sheffield/Waddington Community & Hall
• Thursday, 28 February, 7.30pm, Sheffield
Tawera Memorial Hall Springfield
• Thursday, 7 March, 7.30pm, Tawera Memorial
West Melton Reserve Board
• Monday, 18 March, 7.30pm, West Melton Domain
Whitecliffs Domain, Reserve & Township
• Monday, 11 March, 7.30pm, Glentunnel
Changes to building
Selwyn District Council is now accepting and
processing all building consent applications
electronically. We expect to have a very
busy period ahead while we support the
community through this exciting growth
phase. Making this change allows us to focus
on providing timely and efficient service. It
also creates time savings for you, as you can
submit all your building consent applications
without leaving your home.
What does this mean for you?
• You can now lodge your building consent
• Your supporting documents can also be
• The electronic system is Windows-based
• You can save time by doing this from your
office or home by visiting www.selwyn.govt.
• You can come into the Building Services
counter with your information on a data
stick and we'll assist you to electronically
complete the application and upload your
• You will also be able to track the progress
of your application on-line if you've made
an electronic application
For further information you can check
out our new service at www.selwyn.govt.
nz/buildingforms or phone our friendly
Customer Services team on 03 347 2839.
Make sure you count
on Census Day
Tuesday 5 March is census day. On this day
everyone must fill in a census form. The
information gathered from the census is
used by the government and Councils to
plan for services like hospitals, schools and
infrastructure. It's particularly important for
Canterbury communities to participate in the
census because of the scale of change that has
occurred in the region.
Census collectors are now out delivering
forms. Everyone in your house must fill out a
blue (individual) census form and you must
also fill out one brown (dwelling) form for
the house. You can either complete the paper
forms provided, or you can do it online.
The information you provide is confidential.
Census collectors will collect your forms
between 6 -- 17 March.
For more information, visit census.govt.nz or
call 0800 CENSUS (0800 236 787).
Rolleston Community Centre Classes
Step It Up -- is a great fat-burning class that
combines aerobic moves with a step platform for
an awesome workout. Suitable for all abilities.
Pump Fitness -- is a great all-over workout
for toning and muscle strength using a weight
bar and plates. Energising, pumping music will
keep you going.
Fitness Max cards are available for $70, and give
you 11 fitness classes. Fitness Max cards can
be purchased at both the Rolleston Community
Centre and the Lincoln Events Centre.
Circuit with a Twist -- is an exercise circuit
jam-packed with a variety of ways to help you
achieve a full-body workout. Suitable for all
Crèche available ($4 per child), phone 347 2882
to book in your child.
For more information about classes e-mail: rcc.
firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 347-2882,
pick up a copy of our Term One brochure, visit
www.selwyn.govt.nz/rcc, or our Facebook page
or call in to see us at 94 Rolleston Drive.
TENDER FOR LICENCE TO
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 tanya.
email@example.com, Selwyn District
Council, PO Box 90, Rolleston 7643.
Tender closing date is 12 noon Monday, 4
Have your say on the
future of our reserves
The council will be preparing a management
plan for the many neighbourhood reserves
located within Selwyn's townships and we
would like to hear your views on how these
reserves should be used, managed and
developed in the future.
Please get your written feedback to us by
Friday, 8 March 2013.
You can email your comments to derek.
firstname.lastname@example.org or post them to:
'Reserve Management Plans'
Selwyn District Council, PO Box 90, Rolleston
7643, Attention: Derek Hayes
More information is available at www.selwyn.
govt.nz under 'have your say.'
Free Confident Driving
Course for Mature Drivers
Driver safety is vital for
drivers of all ages, but
some older drivers can
experience changes in
their flexibility, vision and
This free refresher course
is available to drivers and
residents in Selwyn.
What does the course involve?
The course is a five hour session using a
workbook, which you keep afterwards.
It's designed to be thought provoking,
informative, enjoyable and informal. There
are no tests or exams and you will receive
Lunch is provided.
Next Courses -- Prebbleton on Wednesday,
13 March 2013. For more information
and bookings, contact Age Concern
(03) 366 0903 or email Yvonne at yvonne@
COMMUNITY CENTRE NEWS
A prohibited fire season has
been declared in Selwyn District,
with effect from Friday 1 March.
Under the restrictions no
outdoor fires can be lit in the
district. The burning of crop
stubble is also not allowed.
Gas barbeques with a high
pressure water source at hand
are allowed but not charcoal
The district's Principal Rural
Fire Officer Wilson Brown says
that the fire risk is extreme.
"We moved into a restricted fire
season following a brief spell
of rain, but the district is once
again very dry, so its appropriate
that a prohibited fire season be
"We recognise that restrictions
on the ability of farmers to burn
crop residue will be frustrating
but our primary focus must be
on reducing the fire risk in the
district in order to protect lives
Mr Brown says the Council will
be reviewing the prohibited fire
season status regularly and will
lift restrictions as soon as it is
considered safe to do so.
During a prohibited fire season
all fire permits previously issued
by the Council are cancelled.
Reducing fire risk
You can help to reduce the fire
risk, and make sure that fire
services can quickly access your
property to put out a fire if one
does start, by:
• keeping the grass green,
mown, or grazed around
• making sure your property
number is easy to see
• keeping a hose connected
that can reach round the
• ensuring that your driveway
has an access way which is
at least four metres wide and
high so that a fire engine can
get in and out
• storing rewood and other
flammable materials away
from the house
• regularly check and
maintain machinery and
equipment so it is safe to
• disposing of ashes safely in
a metal container and use
• keeping grass away from
Certain types of plants are more
flammable than others. To find
out more about planting less
flammable species and reducing
fire risk on your property visit
select the 'fire safety' link.
out of control,
to report it.
Prohibited Fire Season
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