Mid Canterbury Selwyn

Hampstead will rise again

Young players like Matt Iakapo are the future of the Hampstead club's senior side, and they need to keep them, the ...

 After years of coming last, how can Hampstead turn it's senior rugby side around and make them future contenders, and a team that young Hampstead players aspire to being a part of?

First response ute for Rakaia brigade

Rakaia volunteer firefighters and Rakaia Lions members check out the new fire truck.

When Rakaia's volunteer firefighters turn out to a medical emergency, they'll now do so in a specially designed new fire appliance.

Mid Canterbury fall short of Meads Cup

Mid Canterbury's Jared Percival eyes a gap in the King Country defence.

Mid Canterbury have a home semi final in rugby's Heartland Championship this weekend, it's just not the one they wanted.

Cheviot win on premier debut

Sefton Cricket Club in the Country Premier One Day cricket competition

Sefton, Leeston-Southbridge, Southbrook and newcomers Cheviot all picked up wins in the CRV Ambreed Country Premier One Day cricket competition

Babes, Titans and Rascals; a dodgeball-mums story video

Mega Air manager Anton Thomas and K-Fit Cantab's Kerry Tohiariki.

If you can dodge baby vomit, you can dodge a ball. These boot camp mums are keeping fit while pelting each other with balls, dodgeballs.

Soap venture a 'hoot-fest'

Dancing Owl Soaps founder Ava Heath Williams loves the nocturnal hunters.

Rolleston's Ava Heath Williams is too young to have a bank account but manages a soap-making company making real change for owl conservation.

A family's pain after suicide

This photo of Liam Booth was one of his mother Debbie's favourite images of him.

The pain is raw in Geoff Booth's voice and the tears flow easily as he speaks about his son, Liam.

Buller blow Mid Canterbury's chances

Mid Canterbury fullback Maleli Sau scored a hat trick but it was not enough to stop Buller, who pulled off an amazing ...

Two tries in the dying minutes gave Buller a stunning come from behind victory over Mid Canterbury in rugby's Heartland Championship in Ashburton on Saturday.

Mums win Spring Challenge

Ashburton mums Monique Brake, Kirsty Moffett and Melissa Ross won the three hour open section of the Spring Challenge.

Three Ashburton mums, with 10 kids between them, proved to be a winning combination in last weekend's Spring Challenge in Geraldine.

Askin takes on the Aussies

Mid Canterbury's Luci Askin has returned from representing New Zealand in a trans-Tasman showjumping competition in ...

Mid Canterbury's Luci Askin has returned from a showjumping showdown with some of Australia's best.

Delayed start to Country cricket

Sefton celebrates a wicket against Southbrook in the Canterbury Country Premier Cricket competition at Southbrook Oval ...

Cheviot will get to make their CRV Ambreed Country Premier One Day cricket competition debut at home. If the weather plays ball.

Visiting driver caused $145k damage

12082016 News Photo:David Walker/Fairfax NZ. Generic stock shot of Christchurch Courthouse entrance.

Man with German licence who hit motorhome allowed to leave NZ without paying full reparation.

Blaze engulfs rural home

A fire has destroyed a rural house in West Melton early on Tuesday morning.

A rural single-storey home was engulfed by flames in a house fire overnight.

Ellesmere algae warning lifted

An aerial photo of Lake Ellesmere/Te Waihora, taken in August.

Authorities declare Lake Ellesmere safe after three years, but algal blooms may return.

Discovering the Rakaia Gorge

A happy tramper, Matthew Salmons reaches the top of the track.

If a reporter can tackle the Rakaia Gorge track, then you certainly can.

Art and fashion collide for the first time in Selwyn

The Vineyard manager Graham Jones and Art Couture organiser Kim Strange outside the venue.

The Selwyn district will soon join the list of wearable arts destinations when the contestants of Art Couture NZ strut down the catwalk next week.

Meet the freedom campers

A Selwyn District Council research report has identified the makeup of those freedom campers visiting the district.

They're probably German, likely under 30 and enjoying their time in nature. Unfortunately for them, their favourite spots in the Selwyn district are closed.

Couplands opening in Rolleston

Coupland's Bakery on Ferry Road.

Pies, bread, slices, sausage rolls, watering mouths. Rolleston, prepare yourselves, Couplands is coming.

Two i-Site futures decided

Ashburton's i-Site visitor centre will be closed for good within four weeks.

The doors of Ashburton's i-Site Visitor Centre are about to close for good.

Hammers down Swamp Foxes

Mid Canterbury are celebrating their third win on the trot in rugby's Heartland Championship.

They may have missed out on a bonus point, but Mid Canterbury's Heartland Championship rugby co-coach Craig Dunlea was more than happy with a 25-16 win over Thames Valley on Saturday.

Making art more accessible

Artists Vashti Johnstone (left) and Jen Dearborn are behind a pop-up art gallery in Methven this week.

Everyone's an artist, some people just don't know it yet. A Mid Canterbury artist is out to expose that talent.

Killed motorcyclist named

The fatal crash happened in Creyke Rd, Darfield.

Hamish John Dysart named as motorcyclist killed when he hit the rear of a tractor in rural Canterbury.

Rural-urban divide shrinking

On the campaign trail, Bill English leaned heavily on his rural credentials - he was Minister of Health when this ...

There was supposedly a growing divide between town and country, but the election proved that wrong.

A white Christmas in NZ?

A trip up the mountains could be possible this Christmas, if the snow sticks around.

Forget backyard cricket or a picnic on the beach, Christmas could involve a trip up the mountains this year if Mt Hutt delivers on a promise.

Bigsy's life story told

John 'Bigsy' McLay and wife Faith at his book's launch on Friday night at the Hotel Ashburton.

The life of an Ashburton man who was feared by his opponents in his rugby playing days, is now the subject of a book.

Eight-legged neighbours wandering in

White-tail spiders have a bad rap, but really aren't as bad as you might think.

Don't be alarmed - white-tails and other spiders are out and about, but evidence suggests they're not as bad as you probably think.

Percival seals stunning win for Mid Canterbury

Jared Percival is swamped by his team mates after his last minute penalty gave Mid Canterbury a 40-39 win over Wanganui ...

A Jared Percival penalty on full time sealed Mid Canterbury a stunning 40-39 win over Wanganui in rugby's Heartland Championship in Ashburton on Saturday.

'Just a humble back-bencher'

Andrew and Rose Falloon in a relaxed mood at the Caroline Bay Piazza in Timaru on Sunday after the election

 Andrew Falloon wasted no time getting into his new role of Rangitata MP and advocating for the people of Mid Canterbury and Timaru.

A muddy good time

Jonty Riddle makes his way through the mud during Rakaia's annual Muddy Good Run.

Rakaia's annual Muddy Good Run attracted hundreds of participants on Sunday.

Mojo Mathers: 'I made a difference' video

Green Party candidate Mojo Mathers, who has lost her seat in Parliament, was enjoying the serenity of the Waihi river in ...

NZ's first deaf MP disappointed at missing out, saying she had so much more to achieve for people with disabilities.

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