FREE TUESday SEPTEMBER 19 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 www.scorch.co.nz Ladbrooks, Tai Tapu, Leeston, Lincoln, Southbridge, Prebbleton, Halswell, Rolleston, Templeton, Burnham, West Melton, Darfield, Arthur’s Pass, Kirwee Tipping the balance of power Students win battle for beards at Lincoln High • By Gabrielle Stuart, Georgia O’Connor Harding A BATTLE for beards could open the door to rule changes around facial hair at Selwyn high schools. Lincoln High School students have won a year-long campaign for facial hair, with the school’s board of trustees agreeing to drop its clean shaven-only rule as a trial. It came after a survey of staff, students and parents at the school found many supported allowing facial hair. Former Lincoln High School student Andrew Hudson began the campaign for beards last year, putting a formal proposal to the board of trustees last September. He said it was about selfexpression. “Many of the male students who I discussed this with viewed that the females at high school had their own way of self-expression by being allowed to wear certain piercings, have their hair styled in any way they wished, as well as colouring it,” he said. • Turn to page 7 HAVE YOUR SAY: Do you think high school students should be allowed to grow facial hair? Send your views to georgia. firstname.lastname@example.org • Editor’s note, page 2 PHOTO: KAREN CASEY CLOSE: Canterbury Country’s under-18 side went close to beating their city counterparts Metro, narrowly going down 29-25 on Saturday in Darfield. Country coach Glen Dunseath said with the rural high schools doing better in their first XV competitions it will not be long before they are beating Metro. Pictured are Country’s Angus Fletcher (left) and Metro’s Max Ngataki competing for the ball in a line out. • More results and photos page 14-15. •See pages 20 and 21 SUNNY WITH BLUE SKIES FRESH START YOUR SECTION HAS A GREAT OUTLOOK WARM COMMUNITY The forecast is bright! We’re predicting even more growth. With the signs of Spring popping up all over the place, it’s timely that Faringdon announce even more growth on the horizon. New show homes coming online as well as the launch of our next stage being imminent. Let your blue sky dreams become a reality at Canterbury’s most successful residential development. Watch the full story with the FHN LIVE news team at faringdon.co.nz. Stage 22 now selling. Sections 400 to 907m 2 from $164,000. FHN LIVE Faringdon Home News Team FRD31254-90x266 Mackenzie Norrell brings you a weather report with the typical sunny disposition of a local Faringdon kid. Call Bruce Harvey 0800 667 849 or visit www.faringdon.co.nz Visit our info centre, corner Goulds and East Maddisons Roads. Wednesday to Sunday, 12pm - 4pm. You’re home.
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