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Selwyn Times: October 18, 2016

Selwyn Times: October 18,

FREE TUESday OCTOBER 18 2016 379 7100 Selwyn Times Proudly locally owned and published by Star Media Award winning publishing group Kea (Nestor Notabilis) DRIVE FRESH Rest before you drive Take regular breaks Share the driving Ladbrooks, Tai Tapu, Leeston, Lincoln, Southbridge, Prebbleton, Halswell, Rolleston, Templeton, Burnham, West Melton, Darfield, Arthurs Pass Disgust over cattle grazing at Coes Ford • By Tom Doudney COWS GRAZING up to 10m from the Selwyn/Waikirikiri River on public recreation land at Coes Ford were quickly moved on by the district council the day after a Selwyn Huts resident posted photos on Facebook. Steve Curtis was disappointed to spot about 30 to 40 cows in the reserve while driving past. The reserve had been leased for grazing by the district council. Mr Curtis took photos which he posted to both the district council and Environment Canterbury Facebook pages. He said while the cows weren’t in the river, the fence between them and the water was only 10m away from it. “With that amount of cattle in there and all their crap so close to the river, it wouldn’t matter if they were standing in the river or not, it’s going to seep in there,” he said. •Turn to page 5 THE BRIGHT SIDE: Election results may have cut short her mayoralty ambitions and brought the curtain down on nine years at the district council table but former deputy mayor Sarah Walters isn’t one to be bitter. Reporter Tom Doudney caught up with Mrs Walters to find out what might be next for her and get her views on the challenges new mayor Sam Broughton will face. •Read more on pages 8 and 9. PHOTO: GEOFF SLOAN “We like to dream big.” Big things are happening for Faringdon in 2017. Our new primary school, Lemonwood Grove opens, as does Faringdon’s new retail centre, a new Show Home Village, and you can afford to dream big! Mikalya (11) NEW STAGES JUST RELEASED! Sections 400m 2 to 844m 2 from $162,000. Visit Rolleston’s fastest selling development Dynes Road, Rolleston. Wed to Sun 12pm to 4pm Call Bruce Harvey on 0800 667 849 or visit Watch our hilarious Faringdon kids talking about their future dreams at Jamiya (1O) Kaylee (12) FRD29503-SM 260x90