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Selwyn Times: November 21, 2017

Selwyn Times: November 21,

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 2017 Locally Owned GET CONNECTED WITH Scorch Broadband WELCOME: A scarecrow of All Black Joe Moody was delivered to Broadfield School last week. (From left to right) – Principal Mike Molloy, Lincoln Challenge manager Simon Baylis, owner Ian Baylis, school board of trustees member Belinda McMillan and All Black Moody. PHOTO: GILBERT WEALLEANS Scary Joe the scarecrow • By Georgia O’Connor-Harding JOE MOODY is a scary bloke on the rugby field. And now the All Black prop has taken on a new sort of role – he’s become a scarecrow at Broadfield School. New take on top musical Ellesmere College steps into the fantasy world of steam punk Page 8 Page 19 Moody becomes scarecrow No 9 at the school which is using them as a novel way to let the public know their 150th jubilee celebrations is in March. He joins Flick the Fireman, Lieutenant Dan, Roger, Betsy and Trev Broadfield who are stationed outside the school. The school was treated to a special visit last week with the latest addition of the Moody scarecrow delivered by the real McCoy himself. •Turn to page 4 Veteran wins shearing title Fitness key to claiming a comfortable margin 0800 726 724 Illegal use of hydrant water in council spotlight • By Georgia O’Connor-Harding THE DISTRICT council is working to tighten up its processes to stop unauthorised companies from illegally extracting water from fire hydrants. It is encouraging residents to email photos of companies taking water from fire hydrants so it can verify if it is stealing the water or not. Selwyn Times was made aware of the issue after a Rolleston resident, who did not want to be named, noticed companies with large water tankers taking water from nearby fire hydrants. Registered land developers use the water on their subdivision to comply with Environment Canterbury’s Air Regional Plan. The district council charges companies for water through the developers approaching its assets department and seeking authorisation. District council water services team leader Cinnil Thomas said all land developers working within the district council area are registered and are authorised to take water. •Turn to page 7