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Selwyn Times: June 21, 2016

Selwyn Times: June 21,

FREE TUESday JUNE 21 2016 379 7100 Selwyn Times Proudly locally owned and published by Star Media Award winning publishing group Kea (Nestor Notabilis) SHOW 1ST-3RD JULY HORNCASTLE ARENA 1 0AM - 5PM Ladbrooks, Tai Tapu, Leeston, Lincoln, Southbridge, Prebbleton, Halswell, Rolleston, Templeton, Burnham, West Melton, Darfield, Arthurs Pass Lincoln defend the shield DEDICATION: Waihora’s Ryan Koning (left) and Matt McKay (middle) don’t stop Lincoln’s Jason Pietzner (right) from scoring a corner try allowing them to run out 22-17 winners. The game saw Lincoln retain the Murray Cooper Shield which they have successfully defended for the last 11 years. The match-up is considered one the the biggest rivalries in the Luisetti Seeds Ellesmere Division One competition. Turn to page 19 PHOTO: KAREN CASEY Gun thefts worry police • By Andrew King HIGH CALIBRE rifles, shotguns and pistols, stolen from properties in the Selwyn district, have police concerned. More than 20 guns have been stolen between June 10-15 from properties in Greenpark and Leeston, including high calibre hunting rifles. Detective Karen Simmons said a number of firearms have been taken in separate burglaries in the area. On Wednesday, a property on Brookside & Irwell Rd was broken into and a number of guns were taken, including a .303 and .270 rifle, along with a couple of shotguns. Eighteen firearms and two vehicles were stolen from a Greenpark address on Friday 10 June. Both vehicles stolen were found burnt out. In both firearm thefts, the weapons were secured in cabinets. The Selwyn Times understands another burglary at the Milton St Challenge petrol station in Somerfield could be linked with the Greenpark burglary. On the same day as the Greenpark burglary, a property was broken into on Selwyn Lake Rd about 3pm. No firearms were reported stolen from that address, but household items were taken. Detective Simmons said at this stage, there is no link between the four burglaries, but they are keeping an open mind. Leeston Constable Herb Inwood said it does not appear the properties had been targeted because they had weapons. Police want any information in regard to people unlawfully in possession of firearms or gun safes that have been dumped in the area. Anyone with information should phone the police on 363 7400 or anonymously on 0800 crimestoppers. Constable Inwood said the serial numbers of weapons should be recorded to help police identify recovered firearms. Celebrate Māori New Year in Selwyn FREE FAMILY MATARIKI EVENTS IN JUNE Renowned artist Marcus Winter tells the Māori story of creation through art. The celebration also includes a mihi whakatau (welcome), and kapa haka performances. Saturday 25 June, 2.30-5.30pm, Lincoln University. Registration essential Selwyn Libraries invite you to come and help weave tō tātou korowai (our community cloak) for display at your local library and join other Matariki activities! Visit Registration essential growing strong communities together