Rangiora restaurant roof cat gets new home

The cat now has secured himself a new home after being caught in a possum trap.

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.

SH1 will close south of Kaikoura for emergency work

State Highway 1, south of Kaikoura, will be closed to all traffic from March 26 to April 4 to enable emergency slip face stabilisation work to be carried out.

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.

Bizarre chicken swap leaves farmer flummoxed

A lifestyle farmer is completely bewildered as to why someone has stolen about a dozen of his young chickens and replaced them with older birds.

Wells dry up over large area

Wells up to 20m deep, mostly in the Selwyn Waihora zone, are running dry, forcing people to source new wells.
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Stolen custom buggy from tetraplegic ‘gut-wrenching’

"They could just drop it off somewhere without pulling anything off it or hurting it, and all is forgiven. I don't hold grudges, I just want my buggy back."

Total fire ban lifted in Hurunui

A total fire ban in the Hurunui District has been lifted.

Hurunui Plunket fighting to ‘future proof’

Two Hurunui plunket groups are fighting to “future proof” the ownership of their plunket rooms.

Drought and earthquakes taking a toll

The morale of Hurunui residents is beginning to wane as they cope with extended recovery from compounding events, says Hurunui Mayor Winton Dalley.

News skills for motorcyclists

The Selwyn District Council is offering motorcyclists the opportunity to receive vouchers so they can attend motorcycle skills training for free in March and April.

Selwyn sex attack: More people identified

Police have identified more people that could help in the investigation into a Selwyn sex attack.

Selwyn sex attack: Man in photo found

A man, who police said may be able to help them in their investigation into a Selwyn sex attack case, has come forward.

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