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Selwyn Times: April 25, 2017

Selwyn Times: April 25,

FREE TUESday aPRIL 25 2017 379 7100 Selwyn GET CONNECTED WITH Scorch Broadband Times Proudly locally owned and published by Star Media Award winning publishing group Kea (Nestor Notabilis) 0800 726 724 Ladbrooks, Tai Tapu, Leeston, Lincoln, Southbridge, Prebbleton, Halswell, Rolleston, Templeton, Burnham, West Melton, Darfield, Arthurs Pass Burglars target sports clubs Tai Tapu Golf Club administrator Steve Piper sits in the shed two men allegedly broke into and stole eight sets of clubs. It was one of four sports clubs in the Selwyn District and Christchurch targeted, mainly for alcohol, in what police called a “burglary spate.” •Story page 3 PHOTO: MARTIN HUNTER More rain needed say farmers • By Tom Doudney and Georgia O’Connor-Harding SELWYN’S farmers, environmentalists and those who get their water from a private well will be united in at least one way this winter – they will be hoping for a lot more rain. Three years of dry winter weather on the Canterbury Plains have left groundwater levels extremely low and been a big contributor to the Selwyn/Waikirikiri River and some streams drying up during the summer. Coes Ford, a popular swimming spot until recently, was completely dry in late February, although recent rainfall means the water there is now flowing again. ECan’s chief scientist Dr Tim Davie said that if Selwyn experienced a fourth dry winter in a row the Selwyn/Waikirikiri River would likely go dry at Coes Ford for most of the summer. “Other lowland streams flowing into Te Waihora would similarly go dry,” Dr Davie said. •Turn to page 5 Look who moved into our new retail precinct. There’s plenty of food, fashion and fun on offer at Faringdon’s very own South Point retail precinct. Stage 19 now available. Sections 401 to 831m 2 from $159,000. Call Bruce Harvey 0800 667 849 or visit Visit Rolleston’s fastest selling development, Dynes Road, Rolleston. Wednesday to Sunday, 12pm to 4pm. You’re home. FRD30195-90x260