Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Police seek information on missing Selwyn man

A 41-year-old has been reported missing in the Selwyn area.

Planning staff in short supply

A nationwide shortage of town planning staff is causing issues for the district council as the Selwyn district plan review gets underway.

Local hero’s thrifty community work

Thrift shop "Twice as Nice" owner Heather Wilson has been awarded a Kiwibank award.

Dry weather and growth causing fire concerns

Dry weather and long grass are causing concerns for firefighters and the district council.

Still hunting for a Xmas tree?

The Rolleston and Districts Lions Club will be selling wilding pines this weekend to raise funds for St John Selwyn Central.

Even more events this summer in Selwyn

More than 70 district council and community events are planned in Selwyn for the summer.

Weedons just staying in touch on leader board

Weedon's premier cricket team has dropped to fourth on the table after a 14 run loss to Sefton on Saturday.

Raeward Fresh seeks consent to open new store

Prebbleton could get a new Raeward Fresh - located just down the road from green grocer Healthy Harvest Fruit and Veges.

Council crackdown on companies stealing water

The district council is working to tighten up its processes to stop unregistered companies from stealing water.

Man taken to hospital after jet boat crash

Two men had a lucky escape after their jet boat flipped in the Rakaia River after a mechanical failure.

Lincoln Envirotown Trust looking for new chairperson

Selwyn-wide organisation Lincoln Envirotown Trust is on the hunt for a new trustee and chair for its organisation.

Authorities meet about water supply after Port Hills fire

The city's water supply network was the topic of discussion between authorities after February's Port Hills fire.

Motorists urged to stop at poorly visible intersection in Tai Tapu

Police have monitored a busy intersection in Tai Tapu as a result of complaints about its poor visibility.

Water races closures ‘death by a thousand cuts’

District councillor Debra Hasson has raised concerns closing water races in Malvern will affect farming long-term.

Water restrictions unlikely due to high rainfall

High rainfall during the winter means the district council is in a good condition to meet increased water demand in the summer.

Crack down on playground safety

Inspection numbers of playground equipment are set to increase in the district.

Ellesmere College head students announced

Ellesmere College has named its new leadership team for next year.

Road naming turns ‘into a farce’ at council

The district council's policy for naming new roads in Selwyn came under scrutiny last week.

Rolleston to get new indoor sports facility

Plans are in the pipeline for Foster Park to get a new sports facility.

Bid to bring free mental health services to Selwyn

Work is underway to set up a charitable trust provide free mental health services for youth in Selwyn.