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Sun shines on Hororata Games

It’s a tough life being in the Tug Life tug o’ war team at the eighth annual Hororata Highland Games held last Saturday. However, it was all part of the fun and competition that drew a crowd of 9,000 to the Hororata Domain. As well as the...... Read More

Couple up for top employer award

A Dunsandel farming couple is in the running to win the nation’s first Primary Industries Good Employer Award. Sharemilkers Michael and Susie Woodward are nominated for the Minister’s Award, one of five award categories, which the Ministry...... Read More

Call for volunteers

Selwyn’s fire stations are in good shape, and most are fully staffed but there is always room for more volunteers says Fire and Emergency NZ. Fire and Emergency NZ has 338 volunteers across 15 stations in Selwyn. Some such as Lincoln have a waiting...... Read More

Hand hygiene important

The Canterbury District Health Board is reminding its staff and the public of the importance of good hand hygiene. The DHB made it the focus of last week’s Patient Safety Week, and Louise Brown from Burwood Hospital’s Infection Prevention...... Read More

Hundreds recognise Armistice

The Centenary of Armistice Day was observed by some 500 people in a morning of commemoration and celebration at the Air Force Museum of New Zealand last Sunday. Reimona Crofts of Ngai Tahu opened the outdoor ceremony with a karakia followed by the...... Read More

Coastal Pacific returns

KiwiRail’s iconic Coastal Pacific scenic journey will roll again between Picton and Christchurch from December 1. The service will run every day, except Christmas Day, until late April 1919. The service has been on hold for two years, following...... Read More

Rolleston in demand

Canterbury including Rolleston is one of the most active real estate markets in New Zealand according to October statistics from realestate.co.nz. Spokesperson, Vanessa Taylor, says the area “is a unique region. A big climb in new listings and...... Read More

Call for Carseat Champions

The Selwyn District Council is backing a call for more Carseat Champions who they say actively make a difference to children’s safety. Carseat Champions is a group of volunteers who help parents and caregivers select and install the correct car...... Read More

Encouraging sustainable living

In a first for Canterbury, and possibly New Zealand, local school students participated in the proceedings of a water zone committee at the Selwyn Waihora Water Zone Committee meeting. Participating schools, Burnham, Ladbrooks, Lincoln Primary, Prebbleton,...... Read More

Selwyn ideal living laboratory

Lincoln University is making a significant investment to support and grow regional understanding of tourism, and Selwyn is the ideal region for it the university says. The university has announced it has created a new centre of excellence — Sustainable...... Read More