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CENTRAL CANTERBURY NEWS, FEBRUARY 27, 2013
for the week 26 February to 4 March
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
Every day Council staff take an average of 540
calls. These can range from people asking
what the opening hours are at their local
library, wanting to know whether they need
a building consent, or reporting a stray dog
in the neighbourhood.
Every call and online request we receive is
recorded and prioritised. Some of the types
of calls that are responded to most quickly
include a situation where people could be
endangered by a problem -- such as a tree
blocking a road or problems that affect a
large number of properties -- like a loss of
water, which will be dealt with within an hour
or two. For less urgent issues, the request will
be assigned within three days.
Last year we received around 200,000 calls
and 6,861 service requests. Many of the
service requests we receive are asking for
a new water connections, rubbish bins and
water meter readings. These calls are often
from people who are new to the district. The
number of requests we receive each year
has also been growing by about 4% as our
Using our online service request form is an
easy way to get in touch with the Council if
your request is not urgent -- it's available on
our website under the 'helpline' link.
We also receive a large number of calls about
our roads, water, stockwater and reserves.
100% of the service requests we received last
year were actioned.
Selwyn will celebrate Children's Day at the
Rolleston Community Centre on Sunday 3
March, from 1 -- 4pm. Come along to enjoy the
bouncy castle, farmyard petting zoo, obstacle
course, sports, games and face painting.
Selwyn Children's Day is sponsored by
the Selwyn Parenting Network, Ray White,
Active Kids, Selwyn District Council, PORSE,
Rolleston New World and Selwyn Toddlers.
This is a smokefree and dog free event. Check
www.spn.org.nz for cancellation details if wet.
Get active in Lincoln
It's easy to keep fit for free now that new
community fitness equipment has been installed
in Lincoln Domain. Now you can tone-up while
enjoying the fresh air or even watching your kids
The new equipment 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. Check
www.selwyn.govt.nz for information on alternative
rain date if wet.
Next week, personal trainer Jacqui Restieaux
will also be hosting free sessions showing you
how you can use the equipment to achieve
your training objectives. The sessions will be
on-site at the Lincoln Domain on Monday and
Thursday from 5.15 -- 6.15pm and on Tuesday
and Thursday from 10.30 -- 11.30am.
Employ Selwyn and
Unsure what you want to do or be?
Feeling confused about your
Having trouble finding a job?
This FREE service is on offer to all Selwyn
residents between 16 and 25*. Whether you
need help finding direction or support to
secure employment, this service may be able
*Eligibility conditions apply.
Text 'Employ' to 027 426 8624 or visit www.
selwyn.govt.nz/employselwyn to find out more.
Mobile Library Timetable
Our Mobile Library visits communities in the
Selwyn District on a weekly, fortnightly, or
monthly basis. Check the schedule below to see
when the Mobile Library will visit your area.
Wednesday 27 February
10.15 -- 11am
11.30 -- 1pm
1.20 -- 1.50pm
Thursday 28 February
1.30 -- 2pm
Rolleston First Learners
2 -- 2.30pm
2.55 -- 3.30pm
Tuesday 5 March
Tai Tapu Playcentre
10 -- 10.30am
Tai Tapu Pre-School
10.30 -- 11.15pm
West Melton Learning Centre 1 -- 1.15pm
West Melton School
1.15 -- 2pm
West Melton Church
Baby-time Sessions at Rolleston and
Baby-time sessions will start up at Lincoln and
Rolleston Libraries as a trial for Term One.
Sessions are 30 minutes long and include rhymes,
songs, bubbles and more, for babies up to
18 months old.
Session times are at:
Lincoln, Thursdays 9.30am -- 10.00am
Rolleston, Wednesdays 9.30am -- 10.00am
Leeston Book Club
Leeston Book Club is being held on the third
Wednesday of the month at the Leeston Library.
The next meeting is on Wednesday 20 March
at 11am, and the topic is Medieval Mayhem.
Come along for a morning tea and an interesting
journey amongst our favourite authors, genres
and time-periods! Phone 347 2871 for more
information and to register your interest.
New Zealand Superannuation
Cheryl Hogarth, a Case Manager from the
Ministry of Social Development, will be in
Darfield on Wednesday 13 March to help you
with any questions you may have about New
Zealand Superannuation or relevant additional
If you would like to meet with her privately
please arrange an appointment by phoning
her in the next week on 03 961 4436 or email
Summer Skate Jam
Wednesday 27 February
4 -- 6pm at Leeston Domain
Come along for free skate
lessons, free skate gear hire,
prizes and a great DJ!
Lincoln Heritage Festival
Celebrating 150 years
Join in the free celebrations for Lincoln's
Events include: historical walk, University
open day, Herbarium tours, village focus Day,
traditional market, gallery exhibition, heritage
picnic, sports and antiques roadshow.
For more information visit Selwyn.govt.
nz/events or contact Margaret Hannan on
325 2588 or via email at hannans@paradise.
Honorary Treasurer Wanted
An honorary treasurer is needed by the
Rolleston Reserve Management Committee.
This is a volunteer position, and involves
2--3 hours time commitment per month plus
attendance at a monthly meeting. If you're
interested in this position please contact
Jens Christensen, Chairman, on 354 5000 or
027 433 4179.
Selwyn Gallery Presents
Friday 1 -- Thursday 28 March
Graduates of Christchurch Polytechnic Institute of
Technology Rebecca Smallridge, Louann Sidon, and
Josie Dawson have joined forces to create an exhibition
of printmaking, drawing and sculpture.
Selwyn District Council
Prohibited Fire Season
Notice is hereby given that pursuant to Section 22 (2) of the Forest and Rural Fire Act (1977),
a PROHIBITED FIRE SEASON is extended over the whole of the Selwyn District as from Friday 1
March 2013 until further notice.
During the Prohibited Fire Season, it an offence to light any fires in the open air. The prohibition
does not apply to gas barbeques, lit on a property serviced by a high pressure water supply.
WJ Brown PRINCIPAL RURAL FIRE OFFICER
Open daily (except Mondays) from 10am to 4pm for this exhibition.
Exhibition programme available at www.selwyngallery.co.nz or from the gallery.
Saturday 27th April
10am -- 3pm
Single Stands $45 each
(3m x 3m)
Register online at
Last year we had over 100 stands
Main Street of Leeston is
closed for the day with stands
throughout the street
Free to attend, so attracts
a large crowd
Community run event
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