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Selwyn Times: June 20, 2018

Selwyn Times: June 20,

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 20, 2018 Locally Owned GET CONNECTED WITH Scorch Broadband Restoring history Soldiers photos brought back to life for hall Page 3 Page 9 Students dig mud run High schools have some fun while competing 0800 726 724 The rise of Lincoln Combined Lincoln Combined have been the surprise package in rugby’s UC Championship. The team has transformed itself from middle-of-the-pack to a genuine play-off contender and currently sit third on the table, mixing it with some of the traditional heavyweights of Canterbury secondary school rugby. Sports reporter Jacob Page finds out the secrets to their success on pages 22-23. PHOTO : MARTIN HUNTER Cattle disease hits A&P show • By Georgia O’Connor-Harding and Emily O’Connell CATTLE DISEASE mycoplasma bovis will affect a major A and P show this season. The Ellesmere A and P Show in Leeston in October has dropped cattle from its programme and other shows may follow suit. The Canterbury A and P Association, which runs one of the region’s largest agricultural shows, will be discussing the issue this week. In March, the Government signed off culling thousands of cows in a bid to eradicate the disease. It comes as a public meeting was scheduled to be held in Darfield yesterday as part of a nationwide tour. Dairy New Zealand and the Ministry for Primary Industries were to discuss the disease. Ellesmere A & P Show president Trevor Hobson said the disease is present in Selwyn and it cannot risk spreading it any further. He said its cattle sub-committee met to discuss the issue. •Turn to page 7 New sections in Wilfield, West Melton A wide range of new sections are now available at Wilfield. Pop in to our sales and information office, Kingsdowne Drive, this Wednesday or Sunday from 1pm to 3pm to find out more. Contact us on 03 741 1340 or mail