Sunday, April 30, 2017

Waihora takes spoils

Waihora took out Saturday’s all-Ellesmere encounter against Burnham/Dunsandel/Irwell at Tai Tapu Domain.

Firefighters free child trapped in bathroom

Firefighters helped free a baby who had locked themselves in a bathroom.

Fire lit in Rolleston school

A group of youths started a fire in a Rolleston school on Thursday night.

West Melton getting speed indicators

The West Melton Residents’ Association is planning to purchase its second speed indicator device and rotate it throughout the town to slow traffic.

Booze, golf clubs targeted in sports club burglaries

Alcohol and sports gear were targeted in two burglaries of sports clubs in the Selwyn district.

Pegasus Lake health warning lifted

The level of potentially toxic algae in the lake has dropped.

Free insurance service for North Canterbury residents

A free and independent advisory service to assist North Canterbury residents with earthquake insurance claims will be setup with Government funding.

Anzac Day: Hit by a torpedo, waiting for rescue

Hit by a torpedo, the merchant navy oil tanker John Carr was in sank, leaving him and his crew mates in lifeboats waiting for rescue.

Anzac Display commemorates WW1

The Prebbleton Heritage group is holding annual Anzac Day displays each year from 2014 to 2018 to mark the centenary of World War 1. It has been updated this year to commemorate the events of 1917.

Paralympian to visit Rolleston

Double bronze Paralympics medalist William Stedman will visit Sport Canterbury’s Active Kids holiday programme at Rolleston on April 28.

Police to target winter sport after-match functions

After-match functions during the winter sports season will be targeted in a bid to curb drink driving and road trauma.

Music, markets and baking biscuits

Lincoln resident June Burney is heavily involved in the community through music and the local farmers and craft market. She spoke to Tom Doudney about her cookie business, the song she wrote after the February 2011 earthquake and more.

Cats in hats and other friends

Year 3 children in Rolleston School's Room 16 dressed as characters from the famous Dr Seuss story 'Cat in the Hat' recently.

Selwyn River flows under SH1

Recent significant rainfall in recent weeks has seen the Selwyn/Waikirikiri River flowing under State Highway 1 again - a rare sight during the last three years which have been dominated by drought.

Restoration in Selwyn

A recent tour of properties at Hororata and Tai Tapu highlighted ecological restoration efforts across Selwyn.

Selwyn speed limits under review

The speed limits on Selwyn's roads will be reviewed over the next six weeks.

Selwyn’s Court Theatre youth ambassadors

The Court Theatre’s youth ambassadors have been announced for the year with students from two Selwyn high schools chosen.

Gallery group negotiating on lease

The group behind a bid to open a community art gallery in Leeston is seeking to negotiate a lower lease with the owner of the building it hopes to use.

Adam’s shave for seven

Adam has known seven people who have been battling cancer. Two of his great grandfathers, a grandmother and a great grandmother had died of cancer. His great, great aunt and his friend’s mother are currently suffering from the disease.

Couple’s passion for biodiversity

If anyone is passionate about protecting biodiversity it’s Trevor and Heather Taege. Drop into their Kowai Bush sheep and beef farm, nestled behind Springfield, and you’ll be blown away by what this farming couple has achieved in just six years.