Selwyn and Ashburton Outlook - - YOUR LOCAL NEWS -

It’s been a year of big changes for me and it’s not set to slow down any­where in the near fu­ture.

At home we wel­comed my daugh­ter into the world in Jan­uary and every day has just melted into one long joy­ous, sleep­less, mo­ment punc­tu­ated by star­ing at her, smil­ing and think­ing ‘holy hell, I’m a fa­ther’.

At work we’ve been given the heavy news that these hal­lowed pages you hold will soon ei­ther dis­ap­pear or start look­ing dif­fer­ent and that what we each do may change, or maybe not, wait and see.

It’s a lot to take in. Steady-asshe goes sta­bil­ity in at least one are of your life is key.

That’s why I’ve ap­pre­ci­ated my sport­ing life with the Waimak Dragons more than ever lately.

When I’m in the dragon boat I’ve a clear goal and I know ex­actly how to get there. Every race has the same goal re­gard­less of what’s wait­ing on the shore­line.

Com­ing home with two bronzes and a sil­ver from the South Is­land champs has been a lovely dis­trac­tion.

— Matt

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