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The Selwyn District Council wants to keep you informed. We produce a weekly newsletter – Council Call, which is full of snippets of Council and community information. You are also welcome to look at our media releases, listed here with the newest at the top.

Selwyn Movie Nights coming this winter
Published online: 19 May 2017
Four indoor movie nights will be held in Selwyn during the winter months - following on from the success of the Summer in Selwyn Outdoor Movies.

Selwyn residents have their say on Annual Plan
Published online: 19 May 2017
Several hundred Selwyn residents have taken the opportunity participate in consultation on the Council’s Draft Annual Plan.

Paws for Reading comes to Selwyn
Published online: 01 May 2017
Local dogs and their owners are on an unexpected mission - working with Selwyn District Libraries to help children to improve their reading skills.

Port Hills Fire Extinguished
Published online: 01 May 2017
Fire authorities have declared the Port Hills Fire has now been fully extinguished.

Precautionary Boil Water Notice – Acheron Water Supply
Published online: 01 May 2017
A precautionary boil water notice was issued for Acheron water supply on 7 April.

Rolleston’s growth continues
Published online: 30 Mar 2017
Resource consents for nearly 1,000 new sections in Rolleston were issued in 2016.

April events at local libraries
Published online: 30 Mar 2017
Local libraries have a range of fun events for kids in April with Easter Storytime sessions planned and school holidays activities.

Fire restrictions lifted in Selwyn
Published online: 30 Mar 2017
Fire restrictions were lifted in the rural plains of Selwyn district from Thursday 16 March.

Fire restrictions changed in Selwyn
Published online: 30 Mar 2017
A restricted fire season was introduced in the rural plains of Selwyn district from Monday 13 March.

Living Water memorandum signed locally
Published online: 30 Mar 2017
The Council has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Living Water, the Department of Conservation’s partnership with Fonterra.

Recycle your children’s car seat with SeatSmart
Published online: 30 Mar 2017
The Council is partnering with SeatSmart to offer a recycling programme for expired or damaged car seats.

Motorcycle training offered
Published online: 30 Mar 2017
Selwyn motorcyclists are being offered the opportunity to develop their skills so they can be safer on the road.

Summer in Selwyn events continue in March
Published online: 30 Mar 2017
Summer in Selwyn events continue in March with a range of free fun family-friendly events coming up.

Library events in March
Published online: 30 Mar 2017
Science Alive! is visiting local libraries to host fun sessions for kids where they can science of colour.

Prohibited Fire Season introduced
Published online: 30 Mar 2017
A prohibited fire season (total fire ban) was introduced 1 March 2017.

Precautionary Boil water notice lifted for Lake Coleridge Water Supply
Published online: 27 Feb 2017
Residents connected to the Lake Coleridge water supply are advised they no longer need to boil water.

States of Emergency declared in Christchurch and Selwyn
Published online: 27 Feb 2017
Joint declaration of states of emergency in place in Christchurch City and Selwyn district due to the Port Hills fire.

Port Hills fires – update 10am Wednesday 15 February
Published online: 27 Feb 2017
Update 4 on fire status

PORT HILLS FIRES: UPDATE 6.30pm
Published online: 27 Feb 2017
Update 3 on the fire status.

Tai Tapu/Port Hills fires – update 3pm Tuesday 14 February
Published online: 27 Feb 2017
Update 2 on the fire status.

Port Hills fire update - 10.30am 14 February
Published online: 27 Feb 2017
Morning update on fire status.

‘Meet Your Street’ brings communities together
Published online: 27 Feb 2017
New friendships have been forming all over Selwyn as a series of ‘Meet Your Street’ events continue over summer.

Selwyn District Council 8 February meeting
Published online: 27 Feb 2017
The Council to consider issues relating to Earthquake Prone buildings,and future consultation on Darfield/ Kirwee wastewater and on Easter Sunday trading.

New Youth Council appointed
Published online: 13 Feb 2017
Selwyn’s new Youth Council has been appointed and its members are looking forward to advocating and working on behalf of Selwyn’s young people.

Library events in February
Published online: 13 Feb 2017
Selwyn District Libraries are celebrating the Chinese New Year this month with colourful decorations and book displays.

New cycleway ready to ride
Published online: 10 Feb 2017
A new shared cycleway and walkway between Coalgate and Glentunnel is now ready for use by the public.

Roading improvements underway on Masefield Drive
Published online: 10 Feb 2017
Construction is now under way to upgrade a section of road on Masefield Drive.

Summer in Selwyn fun continues
Published online: 10 Feb 2017
Summer in Selwyn events continue in February with a range of free fun family-friendly events coming up.

Precautionary boil water notice in place for Lake Coleridge
Published online: 10 Feb 2017
A precautionary boil water notice was issued 26 January for properties connected to the Council’s Lake Coleridge water supply.

Precautionary boil water notice in place for Arthur’s Pass
Published online: 10 Feb 2017
A precautionary boil water notice was issued 19 January for properties connected to the Council’s Arthur’s Pass water supply.

Courses help mature drivers be safe on the road
Published online: 10 Feb 2017
Courses aimed at helping mature drivers gain skills to be safer on the road are being offered to Selwyn residents in February and March.

Help reduce the fire risk in Selwyn
Published online: 10 Feb 2017
The Council is advising people to take action to prevent fires starting over the coming weeks as strong winds and excess vegetation raise the fire risk in the district.

Drive carefully when children head back to school
Published online: 10 Feb 2017
From Monday 30 January, over 8,000 Selwyn children will be travelling to school.

Council welcomes Ultra-Fast Broadband announcement
Published online: 10 Feb 2017
The Council has welcomed the announcement that five new areas in the district will receive Ultra-Fast Broadband.

Very strong winds create extreme fire risk
Published online: 26 Jan 2017
The Metservice has forecast severe northwest gales gusting 150 km/h in exposed places for Canterbury (north of Ashburton)on 18 and 19 January.

New pool fencing rules could affect you
Published online: 26 Jan 2017
Recent changes to national legislation on swimming pool fencing could affect Selwyn residents.

Upcoming road works
Published online: 06 Jan 2017
Road reconstruction work will start on Gerald Street in Lincoln from Monday 9 January onwards.

Minister approves Rolleston Reserve exchange
Published online: 05 Jan 2017
The Minister of Conservation has approved the exchange of the reserve status on part of Rolleston Reserve for land at Foster Park.

New roundabout planned for Rolleston
Published online: 05 Jan 2017
A Rolleston intersection will be partially closed from Tuesday 10 January and reopen on Wednesday 18 January to allow for a new roundabout to be constructed.

Funding supports promising students
Published online: 05 Jan 2017
Six year 13 students have received a tertiary scholarship from the Council to help fund their future studies.

Cool off this summer in Selwyn
Published online: 05 Jan 2017
Summer’s here and with it hot days are on the horizon. Selwyn has a great range of spots you can visit if you want to stay cool this summer.

Get recycling this summer!
Published online: 05 Jan 2017
Summer is the season of parties and barbeques – and we encourage residents to recycle bottles and cans, to help the environment.

Fire restrictions introduced in Selwyn
Published online: 05 Jan 2017
A restricted fire season has been introduced in the rural plains of Selwyn district from Thursday 22 December.

Plan your holiday journey
Published online: 19 Dec 2016
If you’re planning to travel over the holidays, allow extra time for your journey as the roads are expected to be busy.

Central Plains Water loan repaid
Published online: 19 Dec 2016
Selwyn District Council has received full repayment of its loan to Central Plains Water Limited.

Learn something new in 2017
Published online: 19 Dec 2016
If your New Year’s resolution includes getting active, learning a new skill or improving your education, your local library or community centre is a great place to visit.

New toilets installed at camp spot
Published online: 19 Dec 2016
The Council has installed two new toilet blocks at Coe’s Ford to provide improved facilities for people visiting this popular spot.

Summer fun coming to local libraries
Published online: 19 Dec 2016
Selwyn District Libraries are hosting a variety of fun-filled activities to keep kids entertained over the summer holiday.

Summer events coming to Selwyn
Published online: 19 Dec 2016
Over 60 events are coming to the district as part of the Council’s Summer in Selwyn event programme, running from January to April.

Plans underway to improve safety at community pools
Published online: 09 Dec 2016
The Council will work with local communities to improve supervision and safety for people using community swimming pools this summer.

Coastal households receive tsunami advice
Published online: 09 Dec 2016
Around 500 Selwyn households recently received a letter from the Council with advice on what to do in a tsunami and how to receive alerts if there is a tsunami threat.

Lincoln fitness instructor successful at national awards
Published online: 09 Dec 2016
Lincoln Event Centre fitness instructor, Linda Miratana has won two national exercise industry awards.

Selwyn a growth hotspot
Published online: 09 Dec 2016
Selwyn has been identified as part of one of New Zealand’s fastest growing ‘Regional Hotspots.’

Christmas at Selwyn Libraries
Published online: 25 Nov 2016
Selwyn Libraries are celebrating Christmas with special storytimes, a concert and a chance to share the festive spirit by donating to those in need.

Help your business grow with specialist advice
Published online: 25 Nov 2016
Support and assistance is available within Selwyn to help people grow and improve their businesses.

If you drink, choose not to drive
Published online: 25 Nov 2016
The Council, Police and licenced premises across the district are encouraging drivers to plan a safe ride home if they’ve had a few drinks this holiday season.

Fire training exercise planned for Darfield
Published online: 25 Nov 2016
Darfield residents shouldn’t be alarmed if they see firetrucks flocking to the township later this month.

Selwyn helps out in Hurunui
Published online: 25 Nov 2016
Around 15 Selwyn District Council staff are helping out with the earthquake response in North Canterbury this week.

Join the Selwyn Youth Council and make a difference!
Published online: 25 Nov 2016
Applications for the 2017 Selwyn Youth Council are open and young people from 14-24 who live in Selwyn are encouraged to apply.

North Canterbury Earthquake – Selwyn update 9am
Published online: 24 Nov 2016
The Council’s emergency operations centre has been stood down this morning after being activated overnight following the North Canterbury earthquake.

Join Selwyn’s new Performing Arts Network
Published online: 24 Nov 2016
Selwyn residents interested in performing are being invited to join a new performing arts network.

Help shape Selwyn’s future environment
Published online: 03 Nov 2016
The Council is now surveying the community on what people would like the district’s environment to be like in the future.

New planting and bank development underway at Foster Park
Published online: 03 Nov 2016
Contractors are now busy developing new banks and sports fields at Foster Park, and native plantings have been added to the park.

Don’t let fireworks start a fire
Published online: 03 Nov 2016
With Guy Fawkes Night coming up, Selwyn residents are being reminded to be safe and considerate if using fireworks.

Annual Report highlights busy year for Selwyn
Published online: 03 Nov 2016
The Council’s Annual Report confirms Selwyn enjoyed a busy and prosperous year, with new subdivisions, business land and shops developed and the Council focusing on future planning, new infrastructure and adding to residents’ quality of life.

Library Events in November
Published online: 03 Nov 2016
Local libraries are hosting Science Alive! activities, a visit by author David Riley and continuing computer training and singing lessons.

Help conserve water this summer
Published online: 03 Nov 2016
As summer approaches, properties connected to Council water supplies are being encouraged to adjust when they water their lawns.

Meet your Street kicks off for summer
Published online: 03 Nov 2016
This summer our mobile barbeque will be visiting 20 different locations giving people the chance to get to know their neighbours.

Join a local community committee
Published online: 03 Nov 2016
If you’re passionate about your township and local facilities, you could join a community committee and help shape local services.

Drive safe over the long weekend
Published online: 03 Nov 2016
With warmer weather and another long weekend approaching, Selwyn roads will become increasingly busy in the future.

Learn to Sing at Selwyn Libraries
Published online: 21 Oct 2016
Rolleston Library is looking forward to hosting singing classes in term four.

Workshop for aspiring Selwyn writers
Published online: 21 Oct 2016
The Council and novelist and publisher Jenny Howarth have teamed up to offer another free writers workshop.

Camp helps develop future leaders
Published online: 21 Oct 2016
Young leaders from across Selwyn got together recently to participate in a weekend-long youth leadership camp.

Library events in October
Published online: 11 Oct 2016
Local libraries host activities for children and Lincoln Library is facilitating ‘Love Your Life’ sessions.

Preliminary results - Selwyn District Council local elections
Published online: 11 Oct 2016
Preliminary results for 2016 local elections.

Land donated for new West Melton walkway
Published online: 11 Oct 2016
A donation of land by West Melton residents Peter and Bonny Rhodes will allow a new walkway to be created from Wilfield to West Melton.

Ladbrooks School gets new kea crossing
Published online: 11 Oct 2016
Ladbrooks Primary School has had a kea crossing installed which will start operating in term four.

Selwyn stand wins supreme award at Expo
Published online: 29 Sep 2016
Selwyn’s stand at the Convene South Expo has taken out the Supreme Award for stand of the year.

CultureFest brings the world to Selwyn
Published online: 29 Sep 2016
Selwyn’s first ever CultureFest will feature music, dancing, performances, food and crafts from 20 different cultures.

Join a walk over Spring
Published online: 29 Sep 2016
Spring is here and Selwyn residents can explore our district, enjoy some sunshine and get fit by taking part in The Breeze Walking Festival.

Selwyn economy continues to grow
Published online: 29 Sep 2016
Latest figures reveal Selwyn is experiencing a commercial building boom and the district’s retail sector has enjoyed another busy year.

Don’t run out of time - vote now!
Published online: 29 Sep 2016
The Council is encouraging local residents to vote soon in the local elections before voting closes at 12 noon on Saturday 8 October.

Council reaffirms plans for Lincoln town centre
Published online: 23 Sep 2016
The Council this week reconfirmed proposals to create cycleways along Gerald Street as part of the Lincoln Town Centre Plan.

Area Plans adopted for Ellesmere and Malvern
Published online: 23 Sep 2016
Area Plans to guide the growth of townships in Ellesmere and Malvern through to 2031 have been adopted by Selwyn District Council at its meeting this week.

Voting opens in 2016 local council elections
Published online: 23 Sep 2016
Selwyn voters will be able to cast their votes in the 2016 local council elections from today (Friday 16 September).

Council endorses Rolleston Reserve exchange
Published online: 23 Sep 2016
The Council will recommend that the Minister of Conservation exchange the reserve status on part of Rolleston Reserve for land at Foster Park.

Sister city visit builds New Zealand – Indonesia relationship
Published online: 23 Sep 2016
A trip by Selwyn residents to our sister city of North Toraja has opened up connections to build a closer relationship between New Zealand and Indonesia.

New dog pound celebrates first dog re-homed
Published online: 23 Sep 2016
Selwyn District Council’s new dog pound was officially opened by Mayor Kelvin Coe last week.

Selwyn residents invited to contribute pictures for Rolleston’s 150th
Published online: 23 Sep 2016
Selwyn Libraries are inviting local residents to find photos from Rolleston’s past and present for Rolleston 150th celebrations.

Library events in September
Published online: 23 Sep 2016
During September, local libraries are hosting a school holiday programme, free computer training sessions, a photographic exhibition and a fun reading challenge for kids.

Regular JP services now operating in Selwyn
Published online: 23 Sep 2016
Selwyn residents now have access to a convenient free JP (Justice of the Peace) service at Rolleston and Lincoln libraries.

Strengthening work to start on Darfield Library
Published online: 26 Aug 2016
Earthquake strengthening work is to be completed on part of the Darfield Library and Service Centre building from Monday 22 August.

Dunsandel Community Centre construction under way
Published online: 26 Aug 2016
Construction of the new multi-purpose Dunsandel Community Centre has officially started.

Survey finds Selwyn great to live in
Published online: 26 Aug 2016
Selwyn is a great place to live according to 94% of Selwyn residents surveyed recently.

Drive phone free campaign launched
Published online: 26 Aug 2016
The Council has launched a new campaign to remind motorists of the dangers of driving while using a phone.

Youth camps coming up for Selwyn young people
Published online: 26 Aug 2016
Two exciting opportunities for young people to develop new skills are now open for applications.

Upcoming roundabout changes affecting Goulds Road
Published online: 05 Aug 2016
Rolleston’s trickiest roundabout will be realigned from a five road to a four road intersection to improve its safety.

Represent your community by standing in local elections
Published online: 05 Aug 2016
Nominations for candidates for local elections are open until 12 noon on 12 August 2016.

Awards celebrate the best of Selwyn
Published online: 05 Aug 2016
9 Selwyn businesses, groups and individuals have been recognised for their excellence at the Sensational Selwyn Awards.

Library events in August
Published online: 05 Aug 2016
During August, local libraries are hosting a series of free computer training sessions and a fun reading challenge for kids.

Aquatic Centre celebrates birthday
Published online: 21 Jul 2016
The Selwyn Aquatic Centre celebrated its third birthday on Saturday 25 June.

Celebrate the best of Selwyn at the Sensational Selwyn Awards
Published online: 21 Jul 2016
Tickets are now on sale for the Sensational Selwyn Awards.

Selwyn District Council 13 July 2016 – key decisions
Published online: 21 Jul 2016
Matters covered: sale of land for fire station, Dunsandel Community Centre construction to start, Sicon reappointed to recovery park and water contracts, footpath funding confirmed and urban development submission.

Have a Go Day Coming to Selwyn in August
Published online: 21 Jul 2016
Selwyn residents will be able to try out over 20 different sport and recreation activities for free at a Have a Go Day.

Aquatic Olympics coming to Selwyn
Published online: 21 Jul 2016
Selwyn residents are being invited to celebrate the Rio Olympics and support St John’s Rolleston project with a fun afternoon of games and awards at the Selwyn Aquatic Centre.

Heritage grants help preserve historic buildings for the future
Published online: 21 Jul 2016
Heritage grants which will enable restoration and maintenance work to be completed on 14 properties have recently been awarded by the Council.

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