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The Ulysses Club Canterbury Branch members came to town in Darfield on the 10th of July to present a very generous donation of $5950.00 to Malvern St John. The Canterbury Ulysses Club has a proud tradition of fundraising for St John for the last 29 years and has enabled the purchase of... Read more

The Lions of Rakaia and Rakaia Sports Clubs are again running the Jackson Holmes Salmon Run and this year are excited to offer the addition of a ½ Marathon.  We have something for everyone, competitive and non-completive, seven different events,... Read more

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A new dog park is planned for Leeston and is expected to be ready in the spring time. A 1.8 hectare dog park is planned in the area of Council land between the entrance to the A & P Showgrounds and the land leased to the Ellesmere Heritage Park. The area will be fenced and will include... Read more

Hamptons Road between Shands and Springs Road will be closed this evening after 6.30pm, reopening tomorrow morning by 6am. This is an unscheduled road closure to allow trenching work to occur for sewer line laying work. The closure only affects an area just east of the intersection with... Read more

The first two homes have been completed in Rolleston’s Beaumont Park subdivision by local builder, BT Builders. Additional homes, including some in the affordable range, will have titles available March 2016. The homes at 10 and 12 Park Lane, which both include four bedrooms, two... Read more

Media release for Rolleston News For immediate use  Foundations mark next milestone for Rolleston College Hawkins Construction is progressing at pace in the construction of Rolleston College, the new high school... Read more

Strong demand from Christchurch’s first home buyers as KiwiSaver grants kick in. First home buyers in the Christchurch suburb of Rolleston are showing strong demand for affordable new homes, as the Beaumont Park residential development in Rolleston starts construction with all... Read more

Local MP praises Selwyn’s volunteers. Local MP Amy Adams has welcomed Volunteer Week 2015 by acknowledging the hard work of the over 7,000 volunteers in Selwyn. “It’s outstanding that 16.2% of locals give their time, skills and resources to help improve the health of our... Read more

  A drone crashed onto the roof of Craythorne's Public House, Halswell, at 3.30pm Saturday. Manager Richard Norriss said "some one might want to claim it back" He was unable to identify the owner or locate the camera on it. Jimmy Ryan a Drone enthusiast said "it was never a... Read more

  The earthquake rubble dump in Burwood is set to apply for another resource consent to cope with the ongoing clearing of demolition material. It had reached a peak of forty metres and is currently down to a... Read more

Canterbury DHB are bringing a Triple P Lifestyles Programme to the South Island next year, to educate parents on ways to reduce the weight of their obese children.  Read more

About 800 homes in Canterbury remain without power nearly two days after heavy snow fell across much of the region.  Read more

Roots in Lyttelton has been named Restaurant of The Year by Cuisine. They have been awarded two hats,... Read more

Lianne Dalziel, Christchurch Mayor, has appealed to John Key, Prime Minister and Tourism Minister to... Read more

  Moorhouse Avenue and the ongoing road maintenance is negatively effecting car sales that... Read more

  The dairy on the... Read more

The Canterbury skifield underwent a $7 million makeover during the summer. On Saturday, a celebration for those first on the new lift will start at 9am. A new fixed-grip quad chairlift was installed on the valley's south side. The lift's 93 chairs can carry 2000 people an hour. The... Read more

The NZ Transport Agency (NZTA) said while the worst of the snow associated with the winter... Read more

Lines company Orion said power was... Read more

UFB rollout hits halfway markCommunications Minister Amy Adams today announced that the build programme for the first stage of the Ultra-Fast Broadband (UFB) initiative has... Read more

Mt Hutt ski area is closed today Friday 19th June 2015 due to a "very high" avalanche risk. The... Read more

  Jetstar has announced plans to start flying to regional destinations in New Zealand from later this year. Jetstar, which is owned by Qantas, made the announcement on Thursday afternoon. A fleet of five 50-seat Bombardier Q300 turbo-prop aircraft will fly... Read more

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  Snow is now falling in Canterbury, with Ashburton seeing its first sprinkling at about 2.30pm. Tinwald Tavern duty manager Andy Garlick said the snow was not settling as the ground was wet from rainfall. "The snow is swirling around," he said. Garlick said one patron had... Read more

TO ALL HOUSEHOLDS A severe weather warning has been issued for heavy snow in South Canterbury, severe gale force winds and plumetting temperatures. There is a possibility this snow warning will be extended to all of Canterbury later tonight or tomorrow, but there won’t be much time to... Read more

Hundreds of state houses have been sold... Read more

The Rock Rolleston flicked the switch on to their new Free WiFi Network. The Rock have teamed up with Selwyn.net.nz in offering this service to their clientel. They believe this to be a perfect fit for their Restaurant/Bar... Read more

The 5th draft of the master plan for the proposed Foster Recreation park has been released for public consultation. (click the images below to see enlarged)  Read more