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CENTRAL CANTERBURY NEWS, MARCH 13, 2013
for the week 12 March to 18 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
Mobile library timetable
Wednesday 13 March
11.30am -- 12.30pm
1.20 -- 1.50pm
Castle Hill Village
2.20 -- 3pm
Thursday 14 March
2 -- 2.30pm
2.55 -- 3.30pm
Friday 15 March
10.30 -- 11.30am
12.15 -- 1pm
Monday 18 March
Cat's Pyjamas Preschool 10.15 -- 10.45am
11 -- 11.30am
1 -- 1.30pm
Tuesday 19 March
Cats Pyjamas West Melton
12.30 -- 1pm
West Melton Learning Centre 1 -- 1.15pm
West Melton School
1.15 -- 2pm
West Melton Church
Funding to grow
Selwyn businesses are being invited to apply for
assistance from a subsidised business support
programme which can provide funding for advice,
training and mentoring. It is designed to help
businesses wanting to expand, develop new products,
target new markets, improve their customer service or
"Selwyn is a fast growing district and we have a number
of new businesses which want to expand but need
some advice and assistance to be able to do so" says
Anne Hindson, Selwyn Business Training Advisor.
The programme is available to local GST registered
businesses with up to 50 staff, and is directed at
owners, managers and senior staff. It is funded by New
Zealand Trade and Enterprise.
In the past, workshops have been held at Selwyn District
Council offices, but this year these workshops will be
replaced by courses run by independent providers.
Business owners can select from a range of courses
on offer at venues throughout the Canterbury region.
Courses cover topics such as strategic planning,
finance, marketing, governance and health and safety.
Programme funding can be used to contribute towards
up to 50% of the cost of training, consultants' fees,
mentoring and a broad range of workshops for eligible
To register, businesses should contact the
Council on 347 2800 (or 318 8338) or email:
Neighbours Day Aotearoa
Neighbours Day Aotearoa is being held on 23 and 24 March 2013.
The weekend is focused on communities getting to know each other.
Getting to know your neighbours is a great idea. They can help you
if there is an emergency -- they can also check on the safety of your
family, pets and property if you are away. By getting to know your
neighbours, you might also make some great friends!
During Neighbours Day weekend, people are encouraged to take some
time to get to know their neighbours. You could do this simply by
visiting your neighbour, or taking them over some baking or produce
from your garden. You could organise a local event or activity like a
barbeque, a street clean-up day, a games day, a family day or even an
Easter-egg hunt for local children.
Creating a neighbourhood support group is a good way to get to know
your neighbours and create a safer local community. Neighbourhood
support groups play an important role in keeping people safe and
supported in an emergency. If you are interested in joining a group or
finding out more about Neighbours Day Aotearoa, contact Sue Jenkins
on 347 2800 or email email@example.com.
@ Lincoln Library
To help celebrate Lincoln's 150th
There is no
age limit and
no entry fee. Your cake needs to be at the
Lincoln Library by 9.30am on Friday 22nd
March for judging. A small prize is on offer.
Tea and coffee will be served at 10am, by
historically-themed librarians. All cakes
will be served to library customers -- a
gold coin donation towards Child Cancer
would be appreciated.
Darfield Road Realignment
The realignment of Telegraph Road with Bray Street
is due to start this month.
The priority of the intersection will change giving
right of way to traffic on Bray Street/Telegraph Road.
Cardale Street will be controlled by a compulsory
A concept plan can be viewed on the Council
If you have any questions about the works please
contact Stef McNeil on 347 2800.
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.
Celebrating 150 years,
19 -- 24 March
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
For more information visit Selwyn.govt.
nz/events or contact Margaret Hannan
on 325 2588 or via email at hannans@
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