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Selwyn Times: September 05, 2018

Selwyn Times: September 05,

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 5, 2018 Locally Owned GET CONNECTED WITH Scorch Broadband Survivor’s story Alex Brown talks about horrific Boxing Day crash Pages, 6 & 7 Page 13 TIMING: Greenpark A’s Laura Williams (left) goes for the intercept from Broadfield A’s Shan Hunt. IT WAS the weekend for the sporting underdogs. Greenpark A, a team which does not train between games, secured their first Selwyn premier netball title since 2011 with an upset 45-44 victory over top qualifiers Broadfield A on Saturday. Canterbury Country, underlined their deep and talented player depth by winning back the Craw Shield for the first time in 10 years with a 31-20 victory over Canterbury Metro at Kaiapoi on Sunday However, in an odd twist, Canterbury Country has not Selwyn Sounds Leo Sayer will get the crowd up and dancing FULL SPEED: Canterbury Country prop Luka Tootoo finds open space during his team’s 31-20 Craw Shield victory over Canterbury Metro in Kaiapoi on Sunday. PHOTOS: KAREN CASEY Underdogs take sporting trophies got their hands on the trophy yet after a blunder saw it remain at the Canterbury Rugby Union. •Match reports, pages 33, 34 & 35 0800 726 724 Call to secure cattle to stop crashes • By Emily O’Connell FARMERS ARE being reminded to check their fences after another car v cow incident. The latest reported incident happened on Hororata Dunsandel Rd last Monday. The motorist was not hurt but the cow was killed. North Canterbury Federated Farmers dairy chairman Michael Woodward said there are a number of reasons why cattle were ending up on roads. “Potentially it’s basic security hasn’t been followed . . . there could also be people coming onto properties who aren’t supposed to be there that then leave gates open,” he said. The crashes are a “good reminder” to farmers to check their boundaries. “With mycoplasma bovis in the district the need to run a secondary boundary fence isn’t a bad thing, especially if it’s at a gateway then that provides a double level of security,” Mr Woodward said. Rolleston woman Carissa Maitland who hit a cow last month on Lincoln Rolleston Rd said she was lucky she was driving slowly when the crash happened. •Turn to page 7 Just released. December titles guaranteed. Sections between 400 and 576m 2 with prices starting at $167,000. Call Bruce Harvey on 0800 667 849 or go to Visit our info centre, cnr Goulds and East Maddisons Rds, Rolleston. Wednesday to Sunday, 12pm to 4pm. First home buyers can build in Faringdon Courts on Springston Rolleston Rd. Faringdon Courts is filled with quality design features, located close to the town centre, and primed for first home buyers eligible for a KiwiSaver HomeStart grant. Faringdon residents, Brad and Georgia discovered it was better value to build. Why buy second-hand when you can afford to build the home you want in Christchurch’s most sought after residential development? You’re home.