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Tuesday December 26 2017


from the editor’s desk I’M A bit of a dog sort of person. Others might say I’m a dog of a bloke, and if they do, I’d probably take it as a compliment. That’s why I’ve featured the 2018 Dogwatch calendar in today’s paper. The calendar is a fundraiser for this great organisation and the canines which feature in it are ones that they have rescued and rehomed. The system works like this: The dogs which end up in council pounds have seven days to be collected. The pounds then have the unenviable job of giving them the chop or rehoming them. This is where Dogwatch comes in. If there’s room, unwanted dogs are taken in and then the search for a suitable home begins. Hank, who features on page 1, has been at Dogwatch since late October. He has a few quirks but otherwise is a lovely dog, as most border collies are. Photographer Martin Hunter said he played ball for the pic. It would be nice for Hank to have a home. Give Dogwatch a call on 981 4708. Also, if you’re a bit confused by our masthead today – Nor’West News, Western News, Selwyn Times – it’s because we’ve rolled three of our community newspapers into one. It happens at this time of the year. But our stand alone communities will be back in your letter boxes on Tuesday, January 9. –Barry Clarke

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