Drones used to reseed Port Hills

A group of land owners hit by the Port Hills fire have pioneered a New Zealand first – using a drone to spread grass seed as they begin the mammoth task of reseeding their land.

Water take under investigation

Measures to restrict, suspend or revoke water take consents to address low flows in the Selwyn/Waikirikiri River will be investigated by Environment Canterbury.

Crowd funding for train service

A group is aiming to crowd fund $1.8 million for a public train service which would run between Christchurch, Selwyn and North Canterbury.

Publicans not concerned about closing time

A mandatory closing time of 2am for Selwyn’s taverns will come into force from July 31 – but most publicans say they’re not fazed.

Plays recall tough times

Life in Nazi Germany and child poverty in late 19th century Dunedin are the subject of Lincoln High School's two major senior drama productions this year.

Blasting sticks found in shed, Defence Force called in

A woman cleaning a Prebbleton shed found explosive materials and the Defence Force was called in.

Fire restrictions lifted

Fire restrictions have been lifted in the rural plains of Selwyn.

Field Days features 600 exhibitors

South Island Agricultural Field Days will be held for the second time at Kirwee this month. It will feature a range of demonstrations and other attractions.

Lincoln teenager makes NZ swim squad

Lincoln's Hannah Bates will be the only South Islander on the 23-strong team representing New Zealand at the Australian Age Group Swimming Championships in Brisbane in April.

Event celebrates Selywn’s children

More than 2000 people celebrated Children's Day at the Rolleston Community Centre and reserve. The event is run annually by the Selwyn Parenting Network.