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Selwyn Times: October 17, 2018

Selwyn Times: October 17,

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2018 Locally Owned GET CONNECTED WITH Scorch Broadband Young farmers Trio line-up for title China study trip A chance for student to put language to the test Page 10 Pages 14 & 15 One that didn’t get away • By Louis Day FOR THE past year, Matthew McCallum has not managed to catch a single fish. He was left red-faced at the Take A Kid Fishing Day when his five-year-old son Riley managed to catch a rainbow trout on his first outing. Mr McCallum, from Rolleston, said he had been salmon fishing about a dozen times over the past year at Lake Coleridge, the Rakaia River and the fishing canals in Twizel without any luck. “I was debating whether I was doing something wrong because other people were having luck, and I wasn’t.” •Turn to page 4 HOOKED: Rolleston’s Riley McCallum, 5, and his father Matthew, with Riley’s rainbow trout caught at the Take a Kid Fishing day. 0800 726 724 Children, drones, animals in parks review • By Ashleigh Monk RESTRICTIONS ON animals, supervision for children under 10 and the use of drones will be considered for the district’s parks and reserves. The district council has reviewed the Parks and Reserves Bylaw and released a draft plan for residents to submit their thoughts. Councillor Craig Watson said with the growing popularity of drones, their use needed to be monitored. “They’re more prevalent and accessible than they used to be,” he said. “Nowadays there’s obviously issues with flight paths, personal safety and privacy. We’ve looked at Ashburton and Christchurch to try and keep some consistency. We just want to make sure droneusers consistently do the same thing no matter which district they’re in.” He said the bylaw would also look at requiring supervision for children under 10. •Turn to page 4 We’re evolving... Our latest neighbourhood, ‘The Borough, Faringdon’ has just been released and it’s got the great bones you need to build the home of your dreams. Titles early 2019. It’s just a few giant strides from Rolleston town centre and new schools, and has quality environmental design features unlike anywhere else in Canterbury. With sections between 400 and 887m 2 , prices starting at $169,000. Your future starts here. THE BOROUGH Call Bruce Harvey 0800 667 849 or visit Visit our info centre, corner Goulds and East Maddisons Rds. Wednesday to Sunday, 12pm - 4pm. You’re home.