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CENTRAL CANTERBURY NEWS, MARCH 27, 2013
Art reflects scenic location
SCENIC SHOT: This John O'Malley photographic print titled Castle Hill Village
at Dawn will be auctioned off on Saturday night.
IT IS not often the stunning
scenery of Castle Hill takes a back
seat, but it will this weekend.
The Castle Hill Village Easter
art weekend is a biennial event
that features a high quality exhi-
bition in the community hall.
The exhibition runs over
Easter Sunday and Monday and
displays works from 38 artists,
including Catherine Brough,
Robert McDowell, Diana Adams,
Kris Waldin, Jane Harper and
John O Malley.
The public have the chance to
vote for their favourite artwork,
and at the end of the exhibition, a
people s choice will be selected.
Other attractions include an
Easter egg hunt, kids creative
workshops, beading, weaving,
rock-painting and kids craft, a
photographic trail, ecological
tour, and an adventure yoga
session on Saturday morning.
Local resident Greg Hopkinson
will be holding an introduction to
Event manager Amanda Power
said the exhibition is a family-
orientated event that makes a
perfect excuse to pack a picnic
and make a day of it .
At a private opening on
Saturday night, a John O Malley
photographic print titled Castle
Hill Village at Dawn will be
It s a stunning photo taken
after a big storm last winter, Ms
Proceeds from the auction will
go towards the development of
mountainbike tracks in the
Craigieburn Forest Park. Art
weekends in the past have
generated more than $3000 for
the bike tracks.
The art weekend gives people a
great excuse to visit the village --
not only to view some stunning
artwork, but also to enjoy the
Ms Power recommends visiting
local attractions while in the area,
including Kura Tawhiti (the
Castle Hill rocks), the walking or
mountainbiking tracks in
Craigieburn Forest Park, one of
the lakes, or Cave Stream.
All works at the exhibition will
be for sale, and entry is by gold
coin donation. The art weekend is
a non-profit event supported by
Creative Communities NZ, local
community and businesses. For
more information, you can phone
03 318 8624 or visit the website:
LINCOLN UNIVERSITY S future leaders are
looking for a good cause.
In the last two years, the students -- part of a
programme that assists those with high
academic calibre to realise their leadership
potential -- have raised funds for charities and
organisations in need, and are calling for
nominations for Lend a Hand 2013.
In 2011, after almost 2000 hours of general
labouring duties around New Zealand and
during their semester breaks, they raised
$18,000 for two Christchurch organisations --
Van Asch School for the Deaf and Burwood
Spinal Trust. Last year, the scholars raised
$27,000 for Leukaemia and Blood Cancer New
Zealand, when 26 people shaved their heads for
Helping the local and wider community,
which is how Lend a Hand was initiated, is part
of their leaders programme.
The community is this year being asked to
nominate a charity and fundraising concept for
the Future Leaders. The students will then
choose which cause they will support.
Nominations close on March 29. Contact Alana
Dawson on: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fresh face at the council helm
COUNCIL BOSS: David Ward has been
announced as the new CEO for the Selwyn
A FORMER Lincoln Primary School pupil
is returning to Selwyn as the district
council s head man.
David Ward was appointed the new
chief executive of Selwyn District Council
last week. He replaces acting chief
executive John Christensen, who has
been standing in since Paul Davey
departed the council for a new role with
Cera in February.
Mr Ward leaves his current role as chief
executive of Horowhenua District Council,
a job he has held since 2007.
Selwyn mayor Kelvin Coe said the
council was pleased to announce Mr
Ward s appointment.
David Ward comes from a strong local
government background and is well
positioned to take Selwyn forward into
Born in Ashburton, Mr Ward is familiar
with the Selwyn region after his time
going to school in the district and having
many family and friends in the greater
He has more than 20 years experience
in local government, including holding
the corporate services manager role
with the Tasman District Council from
1991 to 2007.
He also has experience as a treasury
accountant for Sealord Products and
as a company accountant for Skyline
Mayor Coe said there was strong inter-
est in the chief executive position, and Mr
Ward had won the role from a very high-
calibre list of applicants.
Selwyn is arguably New Zealand s
fastest growing district, and Mr Coe said
with a rapidly growing population, it is
vital the council has strong leadership. He
was confident Mr Ward provided that.
Mr Ward will start his new role on July
1, and he said he was delighted to accept
the new position.
I m looking forward to working with
staff and councillors, and making a
difference here in Selwyn.
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