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CENTRAL CANTERBURY NEWS, MAY 29, 2013
for the week 28 May to 3 June
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
AGM -- in the Habgood Lounge
Lincoln Events Centre
7pm, 29 May, 2013
Come along and hear our Guest Speaker, Vanessa
Palmer, who will be talking about Camp Quality.
This is a non-profit, volunteer organisation
providing fun recreational experiences for
children living with cancer. Vanessa is looking
forward to sharing her stories and telling you
about the hope and happiness her work brings
to these children.
Prebbleton residents are invited to return
their comments to the Council by 3 June on
the design of a new community park.
Residents can return their comment
forms to the Council by using the freepost
envelopes enclosed with the flyers they
received, or by posting their comments to:
Derek Hayes, Selwyn District Council, PO
Box 90, Rolleston.
You can also submit your comments online
Moving Dairy Cows for
"Gypsy Day" (1 June)
On 1 June dairy cows are moved around the
district from one property to another for winter
grazing. To ensure that the risk of traffic accidents
and nuisance to others is minimised we are
asking farmers and motorists to follow these
Make sure that you are seen and provide
adequate warning for traffic.
Plan ahead to reduce potential risks and
Keep stock under control and progressing
towards the destination
Close gates to prevent stock entering private
property but remember to open the gate
Keep stock out of waterways
Be patient -- stock droving can be a stressful
event, not only for stock but also for drovers
Make sure you watch out for the dogs that
maybe assisting with the move.
Paparua Water Race
The Council will be shutting down parts of
the Paparua water race for maintenance
The race will be closed off from Saturday
8 to Sunday 9 June for up to 24 hours.
Races affected include East Maddisons
Road north of Goulds Rd, Goulds Rd race
between State Highway One and Goulds
Road and all off-shoots. Flows will have
returned to all properties by the morning
of 10 June.
An affected area map is available at
questions relating to this shutdown should
be directed to Selwyn District Council on
03 347 2800 (24 hour answer service).
Kim Henderson and
Angus Murdie --
Land, Light and Sea
An exhibition of
painting and ceramics
from Friday 31 May --
Thursday 27 June
SeniorNet classes resume in Lincoln on
5 June. Classes are being held Wednesday
afternoons and Friday mornings. Topics
cover introduction to computers, word
processing, excel spreadsheets, internet
For more information contact Lisa on
021 023 291 89, 3245 7831 or by email
The Road Code says you must
turn on your headlights;
from 30 minutes after sunset, until
30 minutes before sunrise
at any other time you can't clearly
see a person or vehicle 100 metres
We all know winter conditions causes
all sorts of problems with visibility
when we are driving, including
snow, fog, rain and increased hours
Sometimes it's obvious when you need your lights on, but after sunrise and before sunset it can
still be incredibly hard to see oncoming traffic. How often have you seen a row of traffic coming
towards you when it's getting dark and there's a car that doesn't have their lights on? That vehicle
is very hard to see and the driver could be at risk of getting hit.
By now you have probably seen or heard most of our winter driving tips, but I have a new one!
"Be bright use your lights"
So come on Selwyn Drivers, get those vehicle lights on and let others know where you are!
Remember Mother Knows Best
Are you interested
in helping to
to be ready for the
next Civil Defence Emergency?
Lincoln Community Response
Team needs new members
If you are community-minded, live
locally, and have some spare time and
enthusiasm, please contact Sue Jenkins
Community Response Coordinator
Selwyn District Council -- phone
347 2800, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Like us on
us on twitter
Did you know that you can find out about what's
happening in Selwyn on Facebook and twitter?
You can like the 'Selwyn District Council' page
on facebook.com to keep up to date with news,
activities, events and consultations in our district.
We also have a Facebook page for young people
called 'Sensational Selwyn Youth'.
If you're a young person or a parent this page
will keep you updated on events and activities
for young people.
The 'Selwyn Aquatic Centre' also has its own
page -- you can see some great photos inside
the new centre and we will post information on
the programmes that will be offered at the new
The Council also has a twitter
account which you can follow
at twitter.com -- it's called
The gallery is open daily (except Mondays) from
10am to 4pm for this exhibition.
A programme will be available on the gallery's website
www.selwyngallery.co.nz or from the gallery.
World Smokefree Day is being celebrated on
Friday 31 May. The day is about celebrating
and working towards smokefree lives for New
The theme in New Zealand in 2013 is 'Quit now.
It's about whanau.' If you are interested in quitting
smoking call Quitline on 0800 778 778.
The Council has a Smokefree policy where people
are asked to refrain from smoking in Council
owned or managed playgrounds and parks, and
sports grounds. This policy is in place so that
parks can be enjoyed by everyone and to provide
positive smokefree role modelling to children.
Lincoln Scout Den, North Town Belt
(next to Netball Courts)
This book sale is a fundraiser to
assist the Lincoln Scouts in getting
to the National Jamboree held in
Enquiries -- please contact Sharon on
LINCOLN SCOUT GROUP
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