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CENTRAL CANTERBURY NEWS, MAY 15, 2013
for the week 14 May to 20 May
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
Due to construction of the new Lincoln library,
access to Lincoln and Districts Community Care
is now via the new car park on Lyttelton Street.
Phone 325 2007 for any enquiries.
The realignment of Telegraph Road with
Bray Street in Darfield has started. Motorists
should take extreme care when proceeding
through this intersection while this work is
being completed. When the realignment has
finished the priority at the intersection will
change giving right of way to traffic on Bray
Street/Telegraph Road. Cardale Street will
be controlled by a compulsory stop sign.
A concept plan can be viewed on the
Council's website www.selwyn.govt.nz/
If you have questions about this project
please contact Stef McNeil on 03 347 2800
or phone 03 318 8338.
Looking for funding for
yourself or your group?
Selwyn District Council provides funding at a
ward level to support groups and individuals
whose work helps improve community
wellbeing in Selwyn.
Supporting people to reach their goals such
as representing the district (e.g. at regional,
national or international competitions),
or carrying out volunteer work can benefit
Selwyn district in a variety of ways, for
example through having access to sports
coaching, mentoring or through volunteer
service to the district.
These funds are dispersed by the Malvern
Community Board (for Malvern ward), the
Selwyn Central Community Board (for Selwyn
Central), and Springs/Ellesmere councillors
(for the Springs and Ellesmere wards), with
research and advice on each application
provided by Council staff.
We are now inviting applications for funding.
If you know anyone who may benefit from
this funding please visit www.selwyn.govt.
nz/council-info/community/funding to find
If you wish to discuss this please contact
Marilyn.firstname.lastname@example.org or phone
(03) 347 2710.
Sport New Zealand
Rural Travel Fund
Sport New Zealand funds are available for
Selwyn sports teams who need to travel
to local competitions and have members
aged 5 -- 19 years. School competitions
in school time are not eligible.
For information and application forms,
contact Stuart Westoby at 347 2708,
Applications for this funding round for
winter sports teams close Friday, 31 May.
Creative Wire Working
Tutor Rachel Hirabayashi of Cromwell
Sunday 19 May, 10am -- 3pm
West Melton area
$40 non-members, $30 members
Please contact Margaret McFedries --
phone 347 8179
licence to occupy
Tenders are sought for a licence to occupy
the following Council Land for the purpose
of grazing activities only.
The area comprises around 9.10 ha and
is Council owned land located between
Goulds and Dynes Roads in Rolleston.
Further information and tender submission
documents can be obtained from Tanya
Maylam on (03) 347 2954 or at tanya.
email@example.com, PO Box 90,
The closing date for tenders is 12 noon on
Monday, 28 May 2013.
The Selwyn District Council is currently
updating its register of applicants for
Directorships and Trustees. This will allow for
appointments to a number of its companies/
trusts in the very near future.
Applicants for Directorships/Trustee roles will
need to display sound business acumen, but
also be able to demonstrate an ability to work
in a public sector reporting environment.
An understanding of issues specific to Selwyn
District will be an advantage.
For an information pack, please contact
Kylie Hunt on (03) 347 2702 or e-mail
If you wish your name to be placed on our
Register, pleased forward a copy of your CV
and a cover letter marked "confidential" to:
Manager Corporate Services
Selwyn District Council
PO Box 90
or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Get the right bin
to reduce cost
Do you know how much you are
spending on your rubbish and
You could be spending too much, especially
if your rubbish wheelie bin is not full every
You could save money and reduce waste
going to landfill by switching to a smaller
Costs for kerbside collection are as follows:
a. 240 litre wheelie bin $383 per year
b. 80 litre wheelie bin $117 per year
c. 60 litre bag
a. 240 litre wheelie bin $61 per year
b. 140 litre wheelie bin $61 per year
c. Two 60 litre crates $61 per year
a. 240 litre wheelie bin $204 per year
If you put a lot of green waste into your 240
litre rubbish bin you may be better off having
an 80 litre rubbish bin and an organics bin.
This would also help reduce green waste
going to the landfill. If you would like to
change your bin size now is the time.
Contact the Council on 347 2800 or 318
8338 to find out more.
Applications are being invited from Selwyn
residents (or people living or working in
Selwyn) for the 2013 Gansu International
The programme allows one Selwyn resident to
visit the city of Lanzhou in the Gansu Province
of China to learn Chinese and be immersed in
the local culture for several weeks.
Travel and accommodation costs are covered
through the programme. The fellowship
recipient will also have the opportunity to visit
Gansu's major facilities and tourist attractions.
Shandan, in Gansu Province, is a sister city of
Selwyn District. The province is located in North
West China and has a population of over 26
million. Much of Gansu's economy is based on
mining as the province has significant deposits
of nickel, coal, copper, iron, limestone, crude
oil, zinc and other metals. Other important
industries include electricity generation,
petrochemicals and developing oil exploration
Applications from people with a wide range of
backgrounds will be considered -- including
business, farming, academic and from students.
Applicants should be under 45 years old, in
good health, be a University graduate and be
willing to present information about Selwyn
Applications close 23 May 2013, and should
include a CV, an application form, and a letter
of recommendation on a prescribed form which
is available by emailing bernadette.ryan@
tiles to us
We have had over 200 tiles
painted for our new Aquatic
Centre. The tiles will decorate
the corridor from the changing
area to the pools.
If you have a tile pack you will
need to return it to the Council
headquarters in Rolleston by
Friday 17 May.
Precautionary Boil Water Notice:
Rolleston Water Supply
Residents who are on the Rolleston Water Supply including the IZONE
Business Park are advised to immediately begin boiling water.
A precautionary boil water notice has been issued by Selwyn District
Council after test results received on Sunday 12 May showed that E.coli
levels were above recommended levels in one of the Council's deep bores.
E.coli is an organism which can cause health issues. People are advised to
visit their doctors if they are showing any symptoms of sickness, including
vomiting and diarrhoea.
The affected well which showed a higher than recommended E.coli count
has been switched off from the main Rolleston water supply to prevent
further contamination and the Council has begun chlorinating the water
The council will continue to monitor all bores and the reticulation system
and keep residents informed.
Any updates to this notice will be posted online at www.selwyn.govt.nz
As at 13 May, one other Boil Water Notice was in place in Selwyn District
for the Sheffield water supply. This notice may soon be lifted (check
www.selwyn.govt.nz for updates).
No other boil water notices are in place in Selwyn and water from
other Council supplies is safe to drink.
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