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Three Trees opens Monday

Rolleston’s newest early childhood education centre is due to open next week, and already it is attracting attention for its innovative and holistic teaching approach. The Three Trees Learning Centre, a 3,050 square metre complex located in Dynes...... Read More

Meat — and the future

The topic of Peak Meat — a game changer for food production, the environment and health? is to be the subject of a public panel discussion at Lincoln University. “This is an issue of importance to the world. Intensive production of meat...... Read More

Happy shearing start

South Island shearer Troy Pyper has extended his winning sequence and got a big year underway in winning style with victory at the Peninsula Duvauchelle Shears held on Saturday at Akaroa. Pyper dominated throughout the heats and semifinals whilst relying...... Read More

Hub here to help

A welfare hub set up by the Templeton RSA in Rolleston to help service personnel and their families is struggling to get people to use its service, and the RSA itself is struggling to know why. Templeton RSA support services welfare officer, David Sands,...... Read More

Hunt on for rogue wallaby

Environment Canterbury is hunting down a rogue wallaby seen near Methven. The regional council received an anonymous tip-off about the Australian import after it was spotted by a resident driving along Mt Hutt Station Road on  January 1 2019. The...... Read More

Lincoln to attract more Maori and Pasifika

Lincoln University is continuing its drive to increase Maori and Pasifika representation in tertiary study, by introducing a suite of scholarships in 2019. The $5,000 scholarships are intended to assist those passionate about agriculture, science,...... Read More

Little River Band headlining

The iconic Selwyn Sounds music festival returns to Leeston for the third year in a row, with the promoter promising the biggest line-up of top acts ever. Little River Band will headline the March 2 concert, with a build-up including veteran performer...... Read More

Summer still sizzles

Summer in Selwyn rocks on this month with plenty of events left on the event-packed calendar. For some relief from the heat, the cool option is to head along to one of the Selwyn Pool Parties at Southbridge, Darfield or Sheffield. There will be inflatables,...... Read More

Power from the sun is tapped

Environment Canterbury has installed solar panels on the roof of its Tuam Street office as part of a commitment to improving its overall environmental impact. The 34kW voltaic array of 114 panels were craned into place by CPS Solar, over the north,...... Read More

Circus comes to town

Even in this digital age, the traditional circus still has an irresistible attraction for young and old. Moreover, there are few circuses who do it better than Zirka Circus, which opens a five-day season in Rolleston Reserve tonight. Zirka Circus has...... Read More