Saturday, May 26, 2018

Lincoln fend off Shirley comeback to take victory

Lincoln Combined have shown plenty of mettle to beat Shirley Boys’ High School.

Water access concerns for rural fire brigades

Rural fire brigades are at odds with Fire and Emergency New Zealand over how they will source their water in the future.

Small township to get bigger rates increase than Rolleston

It has a population of about 1000 but the district council has proposed its rates increase more than a township of 13,000.

Objection to proposed bottle store in Lincoln

Another liquor outlet is hoping to set up shop in Lincoln.

Darfield unlikely for Crusaders return

Darfield looks unlikely to host a preseason rugby encounter in 2019 as the region tries to satisfy a new requirement for hosting a game.

Opinion: New stadium could be political blunder

Has Selwyn District Mayor Sam Broughton committed a political blunder or logical answer on how the stadium needs to be funded?

Safeguard sought for airfield

New rules are likely to be written into the district plan to protect the an aerodrome from future housing developments.

Bond not yet set for tyre plant

A environmentally-beneficial processing plant has been given the green­ light to be built in Burnham, in spite of a bond not yet being secured.

Our People: Writing the stories of former prisoners

Paige Sullivan, 17 of Rolleston is the chairwoman of the Selwyn Youth Council. The Lincoln High School student speaks to Georgia O'Connor-Harding about the council's current public bus service trial, her love of speedway and a project she is working on to take the social stigma away from past-prisoners.

Pupils learn about role of war horses

Pupils have taken a step back in time, seeing first hand what men and horses looked like during war.

Pipe dream a reality for graduation day veteran

A key figure in Lincoln University’s graduation history will be marking an important milestone at this year’s event on Friday.

Mobile traders could face regulation

A hearing will be held on Thursday over a potential bylaw targeting mobile traders.

Selwyn youth get bus trial underway

The Selwyn Youth Council is providing a free trial nine-stop bus service for the community.

Freak accident ends Pietzner’s season.

A freak accident has prevented long time Lincoln half-back Jason Pietzner from bringing up 300 games for the club.

‘Flashing lights’ won’t be installed at busy school crossing

Concerns have been raised over children's safety at a busy pedestrian crossing at Springs Rd.

Our People: Helping young people beat adversity

Hope Rolleston youth worker Courtney Forrest, 29, of Rolleston works to support and help young people overcome major struggles in their life. He spoke to Georgia O'Connor-Harding:

Rock event benefits district

Community groups have benefited from Selwyn's biggest music festival.

Small town sport shoes exchange helps families

A shoe exchange has been set up in Leeston to help families keep up with the high costs of playing team sport.

District councillors argue over water race closures

Water race closures in Malvern and Ellesmere has sparked more debate around the district council table.

Workshop part of plan to restore locomotives

Historic trains could once again run on the Midland Line.