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By MAT KERMEEN
MORE THAN 1400 enrolments
have been received for Selwyn s
new Swim School programme,
despite the district s aquatic cen-
tre being more than a month away
from opening its doors.
Aquatic facility centre manager
Kathy Moore was thrilled and sur-
prised at the rush of parents
wanting to enrol their children in
the swim school.
The council had been forced to
stop taking further term three
enrolments after being inundated
However, she said the centre
had established an online waiting
list for parents wanting to enrol
their children in the next avail-
Ms Moore said applications
would need to be processed to see
exactly what age groups and abil-
ities they were looking at, and it
was possible that when the chil-
dren were grouped together, more
positions in different age groups
could open up.
She said the fantastic
response highlighted the swim-
ming pool complex was well over-
due in the Selwyn district.
There has been a lot of positive
feedback and support in the com-
munity around the pool in gen-
eral, not just the swim school.
Ms Moore said the school
received 288 enrolments after just
three days of the online registra-
tions becoming available.
The present figure of more than
1400 had been reached in just
over two weeks.
The centre will soon start
advertising for swim instructors
to teach at the school and Ms
Moore said it was likely that they
would be looking for more instruc-
tors than previously thought.
Registrations for the waiting list
and future swimming lessons can
be made at: selwyn.govt.nz.
Pumpkins centre stage
SUPER-SIZED: Sisters Jorja and
Ashleigh Carr checked out the
massive 239kg pumpkin grown by
the gardeners at Otahuna Lodge.
By MAT KERMEEN
LINCOLN CAME alive with
pumpkin fever on Saturday.
The Lincoln Farmers & Craft
Market hosted its second annual
Pumpkin Festival and the public
turned out in droves to catch a
glimpse of the variety on show.
Categories ranged from
heaviest, best dressed, weirdest,
and culinary delights.
Market organiser June Burney
was thrilled with the turnout. The
event attracted more than 60
entries, 40 of which were for the
Heaviest pumpkin went to the
Otahuna Lodge gardeners, with
their 239kg monster. Janette
Ritchie took out best dressed and
Debbie Southworth s pumpkin
cheesecake won the culinary
Selwyn councillor Lindsay
Philps was at the market on the
day as guest judge.
Trip to Borneo should do some good
By MAT KERMEEN
PRIME PROJECT: Sam Prime has
been studying up on Borneo before
his upcoming trip.
SAM PRIME has always been
interested in helping others, so
taking it easy in his gap year was
never an option.
In late June, the Lincoln
18-year-old will travel to Borneo
as part of a Raleigh International
Raleigh International is a UK-
based charity that works with
young people around the world to
enable them to make a positive
contribution to society.
The former Lincoln High School
student -- who moved to New
Zealand from England in 2006 -- is
expecting a culture shock on
arrival, but thinks that he will
Sam will tackle projects such as
helping children with reading and
other basic education skills,
installing gravity water feeds to
communities without clean drink-
ing water, and generally helping
communities to improve their
quality of life.
hard work, but the rewards will
definitely be worth it. It s going to
be an awesome opportunity for
me, where I can make a difference
in people s lives.
Another reward will be learning
to scuba dive near the end of his
time in Borneo.
Sam expects to come back a
more rounded person, with new
Brought up through cubs and
scouts, Sam loves the outdoors
and is used to coping with just the
bare essentials, but accepts you
cannot fully prepare for Borneo .
He is not just giving up 10
weeks for Borneo either. He is also
working at fundraising to get the
$10,000 to make the trip.
His main fundraiser is a quiz
night on May 18 at the Lincoln
Bowls Club. Local businesses
have jumped on board to donate
prizes, which he said he is
extremely thankful for.
The fundraising is a family
effort, with parents Phil and
Deborah, plus younger sister
Annabel, selling raffle tickets.
Deborah has also been selling cup
cakes at Lincoln University.
Anyone interested in tickets for
the quiz night or donating can
contact Deborah on 027 767 088
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