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Koru Games

23rd Apr 2014

16-18 September 2014

The Koru Games is a multi-day, multi-sport South Island tournament for year 7 & 8 children. These Games give entrants an opportunity to enhance their personal sporting skills while representing their school.

Sports included are, Football (soccer), Netball, Touch, Basketball and Lawn Bowls. All of which will be hosted at Selwyn District venues.

More information is available at

Welcome to Lincoln
16 Lyttelton Street, Lincoln
11th Aug 2014

Monthly information sessions are being held for new residents to Lincoln at Lincoln & Districts Community Care, 16 Lyttelton Street. They are an opportunity to mingle with friendly folk from Lincoln, chat over a cuppa and learn about what we have to offer.

Information packs are also available at the sessions.

The next information sessions will be held at 10.30am and 7pm on Thursday 18 September

For more information contact Lois Thomas on 325 2007, or email  

Lincoln Nappy Lady Workshop
Lincoln Event Centre
18th Aug 2014

19 September 10:00am to 12:00pm

During this 2 hour interactive workshop you will not only learn lots about modern cloth nappy options but you will also get some fun education around other ways you can minimise waste at home with a baby.

The best news... you will get to take home a pack of cloth nappies valued at $100 for free from your council, me and my sponsors!

At the Nappy workshop The Nappy Lady will:

  • Show you lots of ways you can reduce waste at home
  • Give you costings of Disposable versus Cloth nappies
  • Show the environmental impact of both
  • Show the styles of cloth nappy styles available
  • Give you lots of tips and advice on washing
  • Give you advice on choosing and using cloth nappies

Email 'The Nappy Lady' or call (027) 22 11 242 for more information.

You are welcome to bring along your baby to the workshop. But please be mindful if they are crying or upset that there are a lot of other people at the workshop so you will need to take them out and settle them and then come back in.

Please arrive 20 minutes before the workshop starts.

There are limited spaces of 40 for this workshop so don't miss out and book today.

Cost: $25 per couple or parent attending on their own.

The small print:  You must live in the Selwyn District (Rolleston, Lincoln, Selwyn) to be eligible for this offer and be able to show proof of your address.

Register now!

Southbridge Playcentre Housie Fundraiser
Southdbridge Town Hall
1st Sep 2014

Friday 19th September 7.30pm (doors open from 7pm)

  • Gift basket prizes
  • $5 per card
  • Supper provided

WW100 - Tracing your local soldier
Lincoln Library
1st Sep 2014

Lincoln Library, 20 September 10.30am

Lynda Seaton will give a talk outlining how to find information about local soldiers from the WW1 period. Following on from the talk there will be a chance for people to do some hands-on research.

Please register at the Lincoln Library, as places are limited, and pick up a start sheet, which lists the information you need to have to start a search for a soldier. This information is vital if your ancestor or soldier had a common surname.

Bring along your own iPad or laptop if you have one, or you may be able to use one the library’s computers for your research.

West Melton "Time After Time Field Day"
Opposite 454 West Melton Road
30th Jul 2014

Saturday 20th September 2014, 10-4pm

Once Every 150 Years West Melton hosts a very special event, The Time After Time Field Day!

This sesquicentennial, we are holding it at Dave and Lyn Robinson's farm on West Melton Road. It is bound to be huge!! At least 150 times bigger than the last one!

So what is it all about? We thought it would be a great idea to see what life in West Melton and the Canterbury Plains was like in the late 1800s and early 1900s.

We have done our research and we have got a pretty good idea of what they got up to. We're fairly confident there were no iPads or Cell Phone Towers, the BP wasn't there but the Tavern was! Phew!!

There were no Super Markets in Rolleston or Hornby, (much like West Melton today) so they had to be quite self sufficient.

West Melton was a rural community and people had to grow and process their own food and make their own fun.

In association with the Ellesmere Vintage Club, we are converting three paddocks on the Robinson's Farm and taking them back to the late 1800s, early 1900s.

There will be a Heritage Village set up with shops, a cottage and demonstrations of activities traditionally carried out in the period. These include Butter and Cheese Making, Pottery, Spinning and Weaving, Pump Organs, a Black Smith and Games from the period.

Our friends from the Ellesmere Vintage Club, the Calders with their Traction Engines and others have kindly agreed to bring their vintage machinery and put on a show! There will be ploughing competitions, a timber mill, and shearing demonstrations all powered by the machines of yesteryear.

There will be working Clydesdales being put through their paces.

We will have story tellers and historians educating us about life on the plains 150 years ago.

As if this wasn't enough, there will also be a Farmer's Market operating on the day. If you would like to have a stall send us an email to register your interest. It could be Walnuts, Eggs, Vegetables, Spring Flowers, Seeds, Soap, Wine, Cheese, Woollen Products, anything produced locally. Otherwise make sure you come along and take the opportunity to stock up your larder with Spring goodies.

This is going to be a great family day out and it's all part of our community celebrating 150 years of living in West Melton.

When: Saturday 20 September 2014 10am to 4pm.

Where: Dave and Lyn Robinson's Farm, Opposite 454 West Melton Road, West Melton Contact Details:

Waihora Ellesmere Trust AGM with guest speaker
Lincoln Event Centre
29th Aug 2014

September 22, 2014 at 6.30pm

A short AGM will be followed by a talk from our guest speaker, Dr Andrew West, Vice-Chancellor Lincoln University.

The Presentation will be:

The NZ Century: Global challenges, global opportunities

The development of a ‘Global Hub’ in Lincoln has been announced recently. This will see educators, research organisations and businesses physically located and working together. Around 900 staff will work at the hub, which is planned to sit beside the university. What will this mean for Lincoln and the surrounding area?

See for more information

Sensational Seafood
Otahuna Lodge
18th Sep 2014

Ever wanted to take the stress out of hosting a dinner party? Building upon the great popularity of Otahuna’s past cooking lessons, the 2014 series will focus on how students can plan the ultimate soirées for their guests with each lesson featuring different styles of cuisine. Expect to master easy recipes meant to impress and learn tips that will best allow you to prepare before the event so that you can concentrate instead on hosting your guests.

These lessons - limited to a maximum of only ten guests each - will offer participants the chance to learn first-hand cooking secrets and practical techniques from Executive Chef Jimmy McIntyre, who has been profiled in Cuisine, Dish, Delicious, Gourmet Traveller and many other publications. Jimmy’s "potager to plate" philosophy utilises the freshest local ingredients, drawing upon the year-round selection from Otahuna's organic potager garden.

Tariffs are $220 per person and include: a welcome coffee and brief tour of the house, 90-minute cooking demonstration lesson, meal with wine, recipes from all dishes prepared during the lesson, weather-permitting tour of the potager garden and orchard and GST. To reserve space, please phone the Lodge on 03 329 6333 or email:

Sensational Seafood
Thursday, 18 September & Saturday, 20 September

Thursday, 18 September: 10am - 3pm
Saturday, 20 September: 3pm – 9pm

The seafood lover will swoon over the simple pleasures of fresh New Zealand fish and crustaceans. Taking care to let the delicate flavours speak for themselves, Jimmy will be preparing soups, entrees and main courses cooked simply yet with sophistication. The menu will be organised around the freshest seafood available on the day. Count on learning tricks and insider tips to master an array of courses utilizing the bounty of our oceans.

(The Saturday, 20 September lesson is an afternoon lesson followed by dinner with participants having the option to stay overnight at Otahuna at preferential rates.)


Otahuna will also offer private dining at the Lodge this winter for groups of 6 to 14 people. Private dining offers non-resident guests the opportunity to sample exquisite fresh seasonal cuisine in Otahuna’s opulent formal dining with its extraordinary, original Victorian wallpaper and ornately carved fireplace.

Lincoln Farmers' and Craft Market
Gerald Street, Lincoln
12th Jan 2013

Come and soak in the country life at this friendly, popular community market in the picturesque township of Lincoln, Saturdays 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Plus simply enjoy the atmosphere of one of our special winter markets with roast chestnuts, mulled fruit drinks, award winning produce, confectionery, baking and great gift ideas including some cosy winter woollies to help keep you toasty warm.

Saturday 4 Oct 10am - 1pm

Come and be amused, amazed and mystified at Lincoln Farmer's & Craft Market special community event in October. Featuring Belly Dancing from Tribal Divas, Eastern Drums, Circus Show from experienced NZ Busker Sport Suzie, steam punk stalls and readings from local clairvoyant Sue Jones. Come dressed in something a bit out of the ordinary so you don't look out of place! PLUS lots of fresh award winning produce inc. local cheeses, wine, olive oil, honey, spray free local fruit and veg., colourful flowers and plants, artisan baking inc. gluten and dairy free, confectionery and a large variety of handcrafted gifts inc. exquisite jewellery and clothing. Certainly an event not to miss. See for more information.

Browse the many varied stalls at our weekly spring.summer markets - local seasonal fruit and vegetables, German baking, homemade pizzas and pastries, European sweet treats, fresh pesto, honey, natural fruit cordials, cheese, olive oil, hazelnut products, eco products, flowers and plants, distinctive jewellery, lavender, hand made hats and clothes, scarves, pottery, handmade cushions, unique artwork and cards etc...

Join in the fun at our regular community events. Full details on

Keep Malvern Beautiful
meet at Paddy's Butchery Darfield
15th Sep 2014

Sunday 21st September 10am - lunch

Join us for a clean up around Darfield, there will be a sausage sizzle and spot prizes. If your group would like to join in please contact Anna 027 704 6683 or Jade 022 6703101.

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