Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Bates struggles against conditions at Pan-Pacific champs

Selwyn swimmer Hannah Bates had to battle against conditions and her competitors at the Pan-Pacific Championships in Fiji.

Country win but where’s the shield

Canterbury Country may have beaten Canterbury Metro for the first time in a decade but the wait for the Craw Shield drags on.

Initial public consultation now open on Selwyn District Plan

The public is being asked to have their say on the current District Plan.

Selwyn schools rock out at bandquest

They may be young but they know how to rock – Selwyn schools took the stage last week in this year’s regional Rockshop Bandquest.

Pub could become a heritage item, stopping redevelopment plans

A bid to redevelop the Rolly Inn site in Rolleston could be stopped by plans to make the hotel a heritage item.

Invictus team visits Rolleston College

The New Zealand Defence Force Invictus Games team and Rolleston College have joined forces to spread the word on the healing power of the games.

Car park bid from school gets support

There is not enough room in this rural school's car park.

Signs to help out police and increase safety

The community's watchdogs have joined the crusade against bad driving.

Cancer Society’s Selwyn Centre officially opened

The Cancer Society of New Zealand Canterbury-West Coast Division has opened a centre in Rolleston.

Rural rugby club takes on the Kurt Baker Challenge

The All Black Sevens did it first, then the Southern Steel and now it is the turn of a rural Canterbury rugby team.

New sculpture in Lincoln

A new artwork has been installed in Lincoln's town centre.

Power poles on footpath only temporary

If you're confused about these power poles being in the footpath, don't worry, it's not permanent.

Waihora do the double after winning Coleman Shield

Waihora rode strong first half defence and the breeze at their backs to win rugby's Coleman Shield.

Rolleston model makes top-10 at Miss Univers NZ

Rolleston resident Abigail Curd was named in the top 10 for the Miss Universe New Zealand finals.

Developer asks council to clean up

A developer wants the city council to tidy up the area near his residential complex.

Schools ban cattle from pet days

Schools across the district are banning cattle from attending their annual pet days in a bid to stop the spread of Mycoplasma bovis.

Swapping motorcross for skeet shooting

Scott Daly has swapped the mottocross track for the clay targets and it's paying off.

Township’s battle to get on the map

This township is sick of being lumped in with its neighbour.

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.