Friday, July 19, 2019


Our People: Passion for performing earns recognition

Rolleston resident Caelan Thomas's passion for theatre has led to him being nominated for the Selwyn Awards 2018 People's Choice. The 19-year-old pianist and has been involved in the Kirwee Players and is the musical director of the Selwyn Community Choir. He spoke to Georgia O'Connor­-Harding:

Region’s big boom: House prices rising alongside population

Houses in the district hit a record median price of $595,000 last month. Emily O'Connell investigates why this has happened and what house hunters can get for their money.

Rugby: Battle for top spot in senior competition

Darfield and Waihora will have bragging rights and the Murray Copper Shield to play for this Saturday.

Photos: Semi-finalists revealed in Combined Colts

The Combined Colts rugby competition had two clear semi-final winners on Saturday.

Who put a T-Shirt down the loo? 269 blockages in council’s...

What do cigarette butts, syringes, wet wipes and condoms have in common?

Rugby: Captain out for Lincoln Combined’s big match

Lincoln Combined will have to without their captain fo one game as their UC Championship semi-final hopes hit a crescendo.

Netball: Shock losses in final round

Upsets galore in the first week of the third and final round of Selwyn premier netball on Saturday.

Rollinson wins NZ swimming volunteer award

A Selwyn volunteer was one of the big winners at the Swimming New Zealand annual awards night.

Our People: It was the fire truck that got him

Rolleston chief fire officer chats to Emily O'Connell about his role, why he joined the brigade and what his most memorable call out has been.

Teen’s trip to help build a school in Uganda

West Melton's Lauryn Sinclair is raising funds to help finish building a school in Uganda.