Mid Canterbury Selwyn

When a sleep-out is a home

Denise Petrie's granny flat led to a shock when she opened this year's rates bill from the Selwyn District council.

Denise Petrie can't believe council's hiked her rates $1000, when her granny flat doesn't even have a kitchen.

Fencer bashed woman, man

A man who seriously assaulted both a work-mate and his partner in separate incidents, pleaded guilty to two charges of ...

Confronted by police, he said "My mother used to hit me harder than that."

Salmon link probed

Winnemem Wintu tribal leader Caleen Sisk was part of a group again visiting Canterbury to work at establishing a link ...

Scientists will know "very soon" whether an extinct species of California salmon is the same as NZ's own.

Driver remains in hospital

A man has been flown to Christchurch Hospital after crashing into a power pole in Ashburton on Sunday. (File photo).

International driver remains in hospital after colliding car with power pole.

Free camping crackdown

Akaroa residents raised some serious concerns about the impact freedom camping had on the seaside town.

Freedom camping could soon be banned in Akaroa, except for in one area.

Car v power pole

A man has been flown to Christchurch Hospital after crashing into a power pole in Ashburton on Sunday. (FILE PHOTO).

A man has been flown to hospital in a critical condition after colliding with a power pole in Ashburton. 

Dog found days after fleeing crash

Temperatures in the area dropped below freezing as Lottie was missing.

A pup that ran away after a car crash in the Southern Alps is found safe in the freezing backcountry days later.

Toxic shellfish found in Akaroa Harbour

People are warned not to eat shellfish including mussels, oysters, scallops or any bivalve shellfish collected from ...

People are being advised not to consume or collect shellfish in Akaroa Harbour as they are believed to contain a harmful toxin.

Crash cause investigated

Four people were injured after two cars crashed at the intersection of West Coast Rd (SH73) and Bealey Rd on Tuesday. ...

Police are investigating the cause of a serious two-car crash that injured four people, including one critically.

Three hurt in South Canterbury crash

A wrecked car is towed away after being involved away from an accident on the Opuha River Skipton bridge which left ...

Three people have been injured in an accident near Geraldine in South Canterbury.

Population pressure drives extra spending

The Selwyn Aquatic Centre at Rolleston will get a new pool.

Selwyn rates bills will rise an average 6 per cent two years running after the district council agreed a raft of improvements prompted by a fast-rising population

Planting the daffodil in Selwyn

Elizabeth Chesterman and Jackie Claridge outside the Cancer Society's new Selwyn Centre in Rolleston.

The Cancer Society hopes to meet the needs of an ever growing Selwyn district with it's new centre slated to officially open in August. 

Club restructures to trust for the community good

Malvern Farmers Veterinary Club founding chairman W H Faulkner (centre) cuts the cake for the clubs 25th anniversary.

The more than 66 year old Malvern Farmers' Veterinary Club has wound up and reformed, now it's looking towards the future as a charitable trust.

Resolute Waihora hold off Rakaia to win the title at home

Waihora's Matthew Stone and Joe Robins prepare to defend against another Rakaia onslaught.

Although Rakaia commanded a continuous onslaught in Waihora territory in the second half, the resolute home team stayed ahead for the full 80 to win glory in the Combined Country Cup in Tai Tapu.

Rugby club seeking loan for new clubrooms

Rolleston Rugby Club junior club captain Mark Leonard at the club's presentation to the Selwyn District Council last week.

Rolleston Rugby Club has approached the Selwyn District Council for a loan to begin work on new clubrooms in Foster Park.

Violent attack at Ashburton College video

A fight between Ashburton College students was filmed and the video shared online.

A violent video has surfaced of a fight between a student and a group of Ashburton College students. 

Anti-chlorine victory for Selwyn

An aerial view of Rolleston, the capital of Selwyn.

One of the last unchlorinated districts in NZ has rejected a proposal to start chlorinating all of its drinking water.

Horse breeder in court

MPI has asked Holly Farm owner David Marshall to reduce horse numbers on his farm to a more manageable level.

A Canterbury horse breeder has been taken to court after years of complaints about dead, wounded and emaciated animals on his farm.

Speeding drink-driver flees

A 22-year-old Ashburton man was spotted driving dangerously in Canterbury on Saturday morning.

A driver was allegedly over twice the legal alcohol limit, crossing double yellow lines near oncoming traffic and forcing motorists to swerve to avoid a head-on collision.

'Fish-fence' to help save species

ECan, landowners and DOC staff measure the dimensions of Bealey Stream in preparation for the 'electric fish-fence'.

In a rural Canterbury stream, mixing electricity and water will soon provide a safe haven for a hardy population of Canterbury mudfish.

120km driven for 14 loo rolls

A man aged in his 60s travelled from his Wigram home in Christchurch to a Rolleston park to steal 14 rolls of toilet paper.

Man who drove more than 120km to steal 14 rolls of toilet paper said he did so as he was suffering from diarrhoea and a cold.

Would you live in a silo? gallery video

Silo Stay in Little River, the Gateway to Banks Peninsula, Canterbury, is on the market.

These stylishly renovated silos are on the market in Canterbury.

Bid to run Rolleston cinema

Rolleston residents Steven Moe and J. Andrew Fleck are part of a group hoping to run the soon-to-be built Rolleston Cinema.

A Selwyn community group want to operate the proposed Rolleston cinema complex.

Science centre back out for tender

An architect's impression of the planned Lincoln University and AgResearch joint facility. The stakeholders felt initial ...

Minister expresses frustration Lincoln University and AgResearch have once again delayed construction of a $206m research facility.

Man critical after bike fall

A man has been injured after falling off his quad bike in Ashburton, south of Christchurch. (File photo)

A man remains in intensive care after falling off a quad bike on a rural Canterbury road south of Ashburton.

Trapped after crash

Emergency services have been called following a two-car crash near West Melton, Canterbury. (File photo)

A person has been taken to Christchurch Hospital with serious injuries after a two-car crash near the Canterbury town of West Melton.

Murderer interviewed over cold case

Detective Inspector Greg Murton took over the still unsolved Kirsty Bentley case in 2014.

Police have interviewed Winz killer Russell John Tully over teen Kirsty Bentley's murder.

Covered sports ground mooted

Creative Intentions' concept designs for a covered sports ground at Rawhiti Domain, Christchurch. Geraint Howells ...

The Selwyn district could have its own covered sports ground before Christchurch if a proposed plan proceeds.

Winter is coming for Canty

Mt Hutt staff create snow in readiness for opening day on June 8.

Canterbury skifield teams are adding the finishing touches as they prepare for the upcoming ski season.

The hidden lives of mudfish

DoC senior ranger Anita Spencer holds a Canterbury Mudfish in her hand.

The Canterbury mudfish is a true red-and-black battler, but these little guys are up against it.

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