Mid Canterbury Selwyn

Rescue chopper called after serious crash

The Christchurch-based Westpac Rescue Helicopter.

A man has been flown to hospital with serious injuries after a collision between a car and a truck near Christchurch.

Rolleston 1080 plant approved

A handful of 1080 pellets

A Canterbury business has been given approval to manufacture 1080 poison at Rolleston.

What you need to know about Canterbury transport plan

Retired farmer, Ian Tooley takes one of his clydesdales for some exercise along South Eyre Road. Rural roads will get a major overhaul under the Regional Land Transport Plan.

12 Interesting things you need to know about the Regional Transport Plan

Howdy neighbour, your house is on fire

Tania Hendriks was surprised to learn from a neighbour that her chimney was on fire.

Canterbury woman "in a wee bit of a panic" after neighbour bangs on door yelling "fire".

$16m for Ashburton

NSW is leading the country in housing construction.

New civic administration building for Ashburton will house council and library.

Double murder trial in May

ACCUSED: Russell John Tully.

Russell John Tully to stand trial on May 11 for murder of two Work and Income staff in Ashburton.

Principal denies bullying rife


Ashburton College's principal denies the school has a bullying culture despite claims on social media.

Man flung into gorse

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Rescuers took minutes to find a seriously-injured man flung into thick scrub after a car rolled multiple times.

'Gentle, wee dog' killed

SHAKEN TO DEATH: Jo Hutchby’s 5-year-old chihuahua, Harrison, was killed by another dog during a chance visit to Rolleston’s Foster Dog Park on Saturday.

Timaru woman devastated after her chihuahua was savaged at a dog park.

$4K in cigarettes stolen video

Selwyn Police are looking for two men that broke into the Challenge service station at Tai Tapu in the early hours of January 15th.

A grate was used to smash into a service station in Tai Tapu yesterday morning. 

Toxic algae in Ashburton River

DARK COVERING: The algae, which looked like dark brown to black mats, could produce toxins harmful to people and animals.

People and animals, particularly dogs, should avoid river and surrounding areas until further notice.

Spate of burglaries in Selwyn

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A rise in burglaries is nothing out of the ordinary for this time of year, but police say vigilance remains vital.

Row after hit-and-run on cyclist

Marina Taylor

Opinions split over whether funding new cycleways or improving quality of roads in Selwyn district is more important.

Cycleways or better roads?

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Selwyn councillors are at odds over how to improve commuting in the district.

Cyclist left wounded after hit and run

TRAINING RIDE: Marina Taylor is still recovering after she was thrown from her bike in an apparent hit and run crash near Rolleston.

A dazed and bloodied Marina Taylor lay by her broken bike, attempting to flag down passing cars.

Serious crash near Rolleston

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Emergency services have rushed to the scene of a serious crash near Rolleston.

Arsenic contamination risk 'low'

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Council and ECan to roll out soil testing programme after arsenic was found in several properties.

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