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Selwyn Times: September 12, 2018

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10 Wednesday September 12 2018 Latest Christchurch news at www.star.kiwi SELWYN TIMES News Tai Tapu couple take their corners • By Jacob Page WEDDING RINGS and boxing gloves go hand-in-hand for a husband and wife team who will compete at the New Zealand amateur championships next month. Sam and Tegan Clark of Tai Tapu have been named as part of the Canterbury team which will be eyeing up national titles on home soil for the first time since 2010 at the Hornby Workingmen’s Club. Sam said while they met outside boxing eight years ago, he was aware Tegan was a handy boxer. “I remember I hadn’t paid much attention that she was a boxer but I remember watching her in the gym one night and thinking she was better than most of the boys,” he said. “We had a round of training together (on Monday night) but it’s not something we do often because it’s a weird match-up.” The couple got married earlier this year and have two children together, Alexia, 4 and Andre, 3. “The kids come with us to our trainings on a weekly basis and have their own pair of gloves,” Tegan said. Tegan, 25, returned to the ring 12 months ago after having six years away to start their family. She won five national titles at the junior level and was eager to add an elite title to it next month. Tegan will compete weekend in an attempt to qualify for the world championships in India in November. Her ultimate goal is to make the Olympic squad at Tokyo 2020. “It was tough watching Sam on the sidelines and watching the other girls fight and know I could do a better job,” she said. She said having Sam there is a great motivator. “We don’t spar together but we keep each other on the straight and narrow in terms of diet. Tegan starting boxing at 10-years-old when her dad, Lee Madden was the coach at the Woolston Boxing Club. “I was always getting in to the ring and jumping on things and shadow boxing,” she said. “I always promised dad I would get back into it after having the kids.” The couple now box for the Smiling Tigers Gym. Sam, 30, has represented New Zealand twice in the past year and is looking for his first national title in four attempts. DYNAMIC DUO: Sam and Tegan Clark, who were married in February, will look to bring home New Zealand titles at the New Zealand Amateur Boxing Championships. PHOTO: MARK FULLER ​ Grass fed giving leaner meat, higher in nutrients Prime choice cuts Gluten free options available mobile butcher now in rolleston we are at south point shopping centre, faringdon thursdays 2pm-6.30pm quality exPerience the oF new Zealand’s most award winninG butcher corey winder elite meats christchurch bush inn centre | 364 riccarton road, riccarton Phone 03 348 5043 | like us on Facebook We pride ourselves on service, advice and quality meats

SELWYN TIMES Latest Christchurch news at www.star.kiwi Wednesday September 12 2018 11 Local News Now Fire rages, homes at risk • By Georgia O’Connor- Harding FIVE district council-owned houses, some previously contaminated with methamphetamine, have sold for $1.6 million in Darfield. Offers have been received on houses 5, 7, 9, 11 and 13. District council disposals and leasing manager Rob Allen said all houses have been settled except for 1, 3 and a section at number 15. Two houses – 1 and 3 Ritso St – have been retained by the district council because Darfield Sicon office is relocating to Rolleston’s Izone Business Hub next year. The section at 15 Ritso St has been revalued and will be offered back to Ngai Tahu soon. Mr Allen said until the transaction is finalised or the section is sold on the open market, the information is commercially sensitive. SOLD: A district council-owned house at 7 Ritso St, which was decontaminated as a result of methamphetamine use, sold for $300,000. ​ Sale of council-owned Darfield houses progressing Three of the dwellings 1, 7 and 11 were decontaminated costing just over $40,000. The houses were first opened to the market in April. Selwyn Times previously reported residents were concerned money from the sales would not go back to the Malvern community. From the income of the sales $347,000 will go towards reducing the community’s loan in relation to McHughs Forest Park. full mENu fROm 9.30Am - 9Pm Including Breakfast/Brunch to 3pm - 7 days PRIVAtE ROOm fOR hIRE Set Menu and Platters available bubblES fRIDAY 3pm to Late $6 per glass mEAtbAll mONDAY Meatballs on Spaghetti and Your choice of Monteith’s Stem of beer or a House wine $22.50 gOlDCARD luNChES EVERYDAY 9.30am - 3pm hOmE Of DRY AgED bEEf IN lINCOlN OPEN 7 DAYS | 9.30Am tO lAtE 3 VERNON DRIVE, lINCOlN www.flAmINgRAbbIt.Nz | 03 321 7265