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Selwyn local heroes recognised

Three Selwyn residents have been named as local heroes. Prebbleton youth worker Chris Martin, Joshua Foundation founder Chris Allan of Rolleston and Burnham’s Heather Wilson all received their 2018 Kiwibank Local Hero Awards at a ceremony in Christchurch...... Read More

Straw people gather

A scarecrow made by the Lincoln University Students’ Association is the latest to strut his stuff alongside a group of other straw people outside Broadfield School. The scarecrows, donated and sponsored by local businesses and organisations, are...... Read More

Whooping cough

Plunket is encouraging Selwyn mums, pregnant women and those trying to get pregnant to check they are immunised from whooping cough, to protect themselves and their children. The Ministry of Health has declared a national outbreak of whooping cough,...... Read More

Christmas spirit alive in Rolleston

One of the most unique Christmas attractions in New Zealand is once again opening in Rolleston this year, bringing joy to local families and aid to families in India. The Christmas Time Tunnel, which last year attracted 1,000 visitors to the Smithies’...... Read More

Council services over Christmas and New Year

The following is a summary of Selwyn District Council services and opening hours during the holiday period. Aquatic Centre The Selwyn Aquatic Centre is closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day. On other days from December 27–January...... Read More

Selwyn swimmers sweep National Special Olympics

The Selwyn-based swimming team has returned from the National Special Olympics in Wellington with a large haul of medals. The team has been training hard at the Selwyn Aquatic Centre for the past year under the guidance of coaches Di Hunter and Jessica...... Read More

Rolleston College opens sustainable garden

A sustainable garden designed and built by Rolleston College students makes extensive use of recycled materials. The college officially opened its ‘Sustainability Garden’ on Monday.  Fifty-five students and four teachers have taken...... Read More

Darfield topples defending champions

An all-round team performance by Darfield-South Malvern earned them a giant-killer win over defending country cricket champions Sefton on Saturday. Competition leaders Leeston-Southbridge, Darfield-South Malvern, Southbrook, and Lincoln all registered...... Read More

Father Christmas comes to town

Thousands lined Lincoln’s main road on Saturday for the arrival of Father Christmas to town. The annual Lincoln Xmas Parade was held along Gerald Street on Saturday morning in soaring temperatures, with people lining both sides of the street to...... Read More