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WEEDONS CRICKET CLUB
Senior and junior registrations held at the following locations:
Sunday September 8th Brookside Park: 10-12noon
Sunday September 22nd Weedons Domain: 10-12noon
Grades available for play are Senior Men's,
Senior B T20 (8-a-side), Junior Grades all ages from 6 to 15
and Have-A-Go for 4/5/6 year old first time cricketers.
Fees to be paid on registration.
Junior players must register with a parent or caregiver.
Enquiries welcome: Senior Grades: Paul Rugg on 027 256 1017
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Pupils, their families and staff from the Lincoln
University Early Childhood Centre were given a
Hepatitis A vaccine last week by the Canterbury
District Health Board (CDHB) after a child from the
preschool was diagnosed with the virus.
Canterbury medical officer of health Dr Ramon Pink
said 68 adults and 58 children were vaccinated.
Both of the child's parents have Hepatitis A.
''Preschools can be a high risk environment for the
spread of Hepatitis A, particularly where there is
nappy changing,'' he said.
Second chop shop
Police discovered a second illegal stolen vehicle
processing ''chop shop'' last week after a raid on
a Yaldhurst Rd address. The discovery at D.L.
Dismantlers came a fortnight after police
uncovered an illicit chop shop in Rolleston. Police
seized trucks, jet skis and cars that were all
alleged to have been stolen.
Time is running out for artists to get their entries
in for the annual Selwyn Art Week exhibition.
Entries close on Friday September 13, with original
artworks in any media, including three dimensional
and jewellery invited to enter. All enquiries can be
directed to Sylvia Townshend 03 318 4773 or
Pippa Hall of McClelland Rd in Weedons is the
winner of our book giveaway. She wins a copy of
First Crossings -- Historic NZ adventures brought to
life, based on the television series featuring Kevin
Biggar and Jamie Fitzgerald.
An ambulance collided with a car in Rolleston while
it was taking a patient in a ''serious condition'' to
hospital on Thursday. Emergency services were
called to the crash at the intersection of Hoskyns
Rd and State Highway 1 just after midday. A police
spokesman said the ambulance was taking the
patient, who was in ''a serious condition as a
result of a medical incident'', to Christchurch
Hospital's emergency department. A St John
spokesman said the ambulance crew and the
person from the other vehicle were not injured.
The train tracks from Christchurch to Greymouth
were closed on Sunday after a coal train bogie
derailed near Sheffield. The incident happened at
about 4am and the tracks were closed for several
hours. TranzAlpine passengers were put onto
The New Zealand population aged 65 and over has
doubled since the early 1980s, to reach 635,200,
according to new figures released last week. The
population aged 65+ now makes up 14 per cent of
the population. It is likely to double again by 2040,
and has risen by 48,200 over the last two years as
baby boomers (those born from 1946 to 1965)
start to move into the 65+ age group. New
Zealand's estimated population was 4,470,800 at
June 30. The population grew by 37,700 (0.9 per
cent) from the previous year. Natural increase
(births minus deaths) was 29,800, the lowest for
a June year since 2005, mainly due to a lower
number of births.
SALE ITEMS: Lincoln Plunket members, Claudine Ellis, holding Sam; Christie Moore, with Ruby and Lila (in bouncer
at front); Chelsea Palmer, holding Isla; and Sigrid Sanderson, holding Spencer, have been busy preparing items
for the sale.
Children's gear sale
LINCOLN PLUNKET has
organised a baby and children's
gear sale at the Lincoln Events
Centre as a fundraiser.
More than 30 stalls will be
selling clothing and equipment
on Saturday, between 10am
Lincoln residents and busi-
nesses have come on board to
donate new and pre-loved
clothes, toys and various other
items of equipment.
Face painting, bouncy castles
and free entertainment will be
on hand to make the sale a fun
day out for the whole family.
Organiser Christie Moore said
there had been few -- if any --
sales for young children's cloth-
ing and equipment in Lincoln, so
there was a lot of excitement
around Saturday's sale.
She said Lincoln Plunket was
thankful to everyone who had
donated items for the sale. She
is now on the hunt for any
volunteers available to offer
some time to help on the day.
Anyone available to help out can
phone Christie Moore on
022 642 7918.
Re-elected chair encourages
Rolleston residents to act
association chair, Jackie
Freeman was re-elected at its
annual general meeting on
However, a secretary was not
elected, which means the pos-
ition will be advertised over the
Ms Freeman was pleased with
the turnout at the Rolleston
Community Centre, but said the
association is still trying to get
new people involved.
We are really aiming to get
a couple of new faces along to
each meeting,'' she said.
Three burning issues'' were
discussed, she said.
The first was the upcoming
local body elections. The
residents' association is keen to
encourage voters to make sure
the meagre 36 per cent voter
turnout from thee years ago is
Ms Freeman said the group
would be keeping a close eye on
the Eastern Selwyn Sewerage
Scheme -- monitoring develop-
ments at future Selwyn District
Council meetings to see whether
ratepayers were going to be
asked for further contributions.
The controversial scheme is
not listed on today's council
The town centre master plan
was another priority for the
Ms Freeman welcomes all
residents to attend its meetings,
and in particular its meet the
mayoral candidates' meeting on
Tuesday, September 17.
All the candidates will be at
Rolleston Community Centre
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