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Selwyn Times: April 11, 2018

Selwyn Times: April 11,

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 11, 2018 Locally Owned River working group Rebuilding a healthy ecosystem in the Selwyn River Cyclist’s helipad bid Serious crash gives new perspective on ride to hospital June 29 - July 1 EXHIBITORS BOOK NOW Page 3 Pages 10 & 13 Pupils learn about role of war horses • By Georgia O’Connor-Harding GREENDALE SCHOOL pupils have taken a step back in time, seeing first hand what men and horses looked like during war. The New Zealand Mounted Rifles Charitable Trust president Mark Appleton and member Mike Donaldson took their horses to the school on Monday, in a bid to educate pupils on the sacrifice their ancestors made in World War 1 and World War 2. Mr Appleton and Mr Donaldson arrived at the school dressed in World War 1 uniforms while their horses Tommy and Kruze wore 100-year-old saddles donated to the trust. The presentation is a prelude HISTORY: Pupils have taken a step back in time learning about what New Zealand soldiers and horses looked like in World War 1. Abi Pooler, 5, sits on Kruze, alongside Mounted Rifles Charitable Trust president Mark Appleton. PHOTO: MARTIN HUNTER to the Greendale Recreation Reserve Management Committee’s upcoming Anzac Day service. As a tribute to those who served, members of the trust will ride horseback to the service. Mr Appleton said it was important children were educated on what soldiers went through during World War 1 and World War 2. But he said the presentation didn’t go into too much detail and was more of a “show and tell” to make them aware of what the soldiers looked like. Children were shown the type of kits horses were required to wear in the war. •Turn to page 7 021 914 565 Mobile traders could face regulation • By Georgia O’Connor-Harding A CRACKDOWN on mobile traders across the districts could be looming. However, the public has little interest in having input into the issue. Only eight submissions were received for a potential bylaw aimed at regulating commercial activities in public places. The district council will be holding a hearing for the Public Places Bylaw and Policy on Commercial Activities and Events in Public Places. A hearing is scheduled to be held on Thursday. The bylaw comes as an increasing number of mobile traders are seeking to operate in Selwyn, especially during the summer months. In the past year, the district council has received five inquiries about setting up a mobile business on private or public land. A report said there are two street operators in Darfield, a coffee cart is parked beside the railway in Rolleston, and a pizza cart visits Lincoln weekly between September-May along with a Thai food truck. •Turn to page 7 New sections selling now There’s no better place to settle out west than at Falcon’s Landing. Pop in to our sales and information office, 17 Branthwaite Drive, this Thursday, Friday or Sunday from 1pm to 3pm to find out more. Contact us on 03 741 1340 or mail anytime.