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Photographer snaps premier prize

Photographer Louise McHaffie has been named the overall winner of the 2017 Darfield Artweek art competition. Ms McHaffie was awarded the Malvern Community Arts Council Premier Award, along with a cheque for $2,000, for a photograph of her daughter inside...... Read More

NZ hotels not as expensive as you think

New Lincoln University research shows New Zealand hotel room rates are cheaper than international destinations including Los Angeles, Melbourne, Sydney and London. The research was undertaken by Lincoln University senior lecturer in business and hotel...... Read More

Bird of the Year time

Selwyn bird lovers are being asked to get their votes in for this year’s Bird of the Year competition. The annual competition, run by Forest & Bird, asks New Zealanders to vote for their favourite bird in the hopes of raising awareness of the threats...... Read More

Insights into freedom camping in Selwyn

The typical freedom camper who visits the Selwyn district is German, under 30 years of age and in search of eco-tourism attractions, but knows little of the district. That’s according to a just released Selwyn District Council freedom camping report...... Read More

Men’s Shed deal done

Selwyn Mayor Sam Broughton and Rolleston Men’s Shed Charitable Trust chairman Stephen Rushton formally sign a lease between the district council and the trust for the site of the Rolleston Men’s Shed. The Trust ‘provides facilities...... Read More

Lincoln university a leader in sport science

Lincoln University’s sport science expertise has received international recognition and it’s all down to one man. Shanghai Ranking’s 2017 Global Ranking of Sport Science Schools and Departments recently placed Lincoln in the top 300...... Read More

Community funding evening

Selwyn community groups, clubs and organisations wanting to know how to access funding are being invited to an information evening to get all the answers. The Selwyn District Council is holding a Community Funding Information Session in Lincoln this...... Read More

Canine reading support

The Selwyn District Libraries’ Paws for Reading programme is being extended in Rolleston and Leeston. The programme encourages children to read to a friendly dog, helping them gain greater confidence reading aloud, as well as developing their literacy. Libraries...... Read More

Walnuts on show

West Melton will be hosting its first ever Walnut Festival this weekend. The inaugural West Melton Walnut Festival will be held at the West Melton shopping complex on Saturday, October 14 from 9am onwards. New Zealand Walnut Industry Group chair Nelson...... Read More

Artweek opening draws a crowd

The 36th annual Darfield Artweek has proved to be as popular as ever. Almost 350 works of art by around 150 artists are on display at the Darfield Recreation Centre as part of this year’s Darfield Artweek run by the Malvern Community Arts Council...... Read More