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SELWYN TIMES Latest Christchurch news at www. .kiwi Tuesday July112017 7 News Who’s a good boy then? • By Georgia O’Connor-Harding TREASURED: Rolleston resident Ray Abernethy with his beloved dog Oscar. PHOTO: GILBERT WEALLEANS OSCAR THE schnauzer has been such a well-behaved boy, he has been rewarded with a special discount on his registration fees. Selwyn has its own version of the SuperGold Card – but for its “senior citizen” dogs. Oscar’s owner Ray Abernethy, of Rolleston, was pleasantly surprised when he learnt his 15-year-old dog would get a free registration for the year, only having to pay a $10 administration fee. Dog registrations normally cost $30 with a $10 administration fee. To put the icing on the cake, Oscar even gets a “gold tag member” sticker on his registration in recognition. The initiative was brought in by the district council three years ago by its senior animal control officer Steve Clarke. It is believed to be the only council in New Zealand that does free registrations for wellbehaved senior dogs. “They deserved to be recognised and this is our way of recognising our old dogs in the district,” Mr Clarke said. The criteria in receiving the discount requires dogs to be at least 14-years-old, registered in the district for at the last 10 years and cannot have had a infringement for non-registration or had to pay a penalty fee. “The district council doesn’t get many bouquets . . . I just think it is a great initiative,” Mr Abernethy said. Mr Clarke said there are 250 in the district identified as qualifying for free registration for next year. He has a 10-year-old border collie called Daisy himself, who used to be a search and rescue dog and travels around with SPECIAL RECOGNITION: As well as getting a free registration, well-behaved dogs over the age of 14 get a “gold tag member” sticker on their forms. Mr Clarke as part of the district council’s DogSmart education safety programme for schools. While Oscar may not be as active as he used to be, you will still find Mr Abernethy out taking his a dog for a walk each night. Back in his heyday, while Oscar may not have caused any trouble for the district council, his love for digging was occasionally a bit of trouble for his owners. “When we bought our first house in Hornby, he dug a hole in the wall trying to get out to the lounge,” Mr Abernethy said. Another night, when Oscar was locked in the garage he dug a hole in the carpet through to the concrete floor. No set date for police to be 24/7 in district •From page 1 The district’s population has grown from 44,595 in 2012/13 to 56,415 in 2016/17, according to the Selwyn District Council. Currently, a senior sergeant is based in Hornby and oversees the Selwyn District. Police stats for the year to date in the Selwyn District show there have been 10 aggravated robberies, 45 illegal use of a motor vehicle, 164 unlawful entry with intent to burgle, 59 thefts, not including motor vehicles and 45 thefts of motor vehicles. In 2016 there were two aggravated robberies, 91 illegal use of a motor vehicle, 394 unlawful entry with intent to burgle, 126 thefts not including vehicles and three thefts of motor vehicles. Saturday and Sunday Breakfast from 9am Bakery factory shop (seconds available) Roast every lunch/Sun Night • Sun/Mon/Tue Desserts $10 • Mon/Tue Woodfired pizzas $20 • Tue Quiz nights - free entry and prizes • Thurs Cocktails $10 • Thurs/Fri Curry & Beer $25 • Function room - fundraisers/private dining • Open 7 days Coffee/Lunch/Dinner Open 11.30am Mon-Fri West Melton Village, Weedons Ross Road Ph 03 421 6481 Courtesy Van available Bastille Day 2nds Clearance Sale This weekend - starts Friday our shop hours Monday to Saturday 8am - 6pm Sunday 9am - 4pm 238 Port Hills Road, Heathcote corner of Port Hills and Chapmans Rds