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Partnership announced

WorkSafe New Zealand has today announced a partnership with the FMG Young Farmer of the Year competition. WorkSafe chief executive Nicole Rosie said the partnership connects New Zealand’s future farming leaders with health and safety in an engaging...... Read More

Free concerts attract big crowds

A month of Sundays usually means that something is unlikely to happen. For the Selwyn District Council’s innovative Month of Sundays on Lincoln Green, the reverse is the case. The council, with the help of event sponsor Farringdon Rolleston,...... Read More

Cruising for awareness

The second annual Cruise for a Change — Suicide Awareness fundraiser was held on Sunday to encourage car and motorbike enthusiasts to come together and fight against suicide whilst raising funds for charity. “We ended up at the Mag n Turbo...... Read More

Flowers at Hadstock Farm

Hadstock Farm has been in the Chamberlain family since 1878, and the family now cultivate 50 acres of spring bulbs and flowers annually. Situated on the fertile soils alongside the Selwyn River the Chamberlains grow mostly daffodils, tulips and bluebells. “My...... Read More

Rolleston firefighters answer call

The fires ravaging Pigeon Valley in Nelson seem to have finally met their match as a dedicated group of skilled firefighters wrestle to get control. Among them is a team of unpaid volunteers from Rolleston. It is just more than a week since a spark,...... Read More

Marae venue for ceremony

Waitangi Day 2019 was one to remember for 30 new New Zealanders, who became citizens at the first ceremony to be held at Ngati Moki Marae, Taumutu. Te Taumutu Runanga and the people of Ngai Te Ruahikihiki hosted the ceremony on the shores of Lake Ellesmere. The...... Read More

Two rivers celebrations

Two Rivers Community Trust in Darfield proudly hosted their fifth Waitangi Community Fun Day last Wednesday. “With the busyness of the start of the school year, the day provided an opportunity to catch up with friends and have fun, enabling the...... Read More

Bigger deals, wheels and meals

The upcoming South Island Agricultural Field Days is expected to be bigger and more diverse than ever before from March 27–29 at Kirwee. Organising committee chairman Rodney Hadfield says interest in this year’s event is strong. “We...... Read More

Fire risk update

Selwyn’s firefighters — urban and rural, paid and volunteer — are on full alert this week as the fire risk increases and the district remains on a restricted season. Anyone wanting to light a fire outside in the Selwyn district will...... Read More

Help for bullied

Bullying, whether in cyberspace or on the school grounds, is distressing and serious. For children and young people, its effects can carry over to adult lives and relationships. Fortunately, there is among Rolleston’s schools, heightened resolve...... Read More