Blogs

Taste Selwyn: three of the best lunches and dinners

Monday, 13 May 2024

One of the biggest challenges of Taste Selwyn is trying everything there is to offer! With brunches, lunches, dinners, and every kind of dish in-between, you’ve got a busy May ahead of you.

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Taste Selwyn is Here

Wednesday, 1 May 2024

From pasture to plate, the freshest and most delicious ingredients from all over Selwyn are showcased and used to create inspired chef-crafted dishes throughout the month of May.

 

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Day walks in Selwyn

Saturday, 24 February 2024

With pristine landscapes and beautiful forests, Selwyn offers an ideal setting for day walks with the family. Walks can provide an excellent opportunity to escape the hustle and bustle of daily life and reconnect with nature. So, get your family together this summer and create some lasting memories right on your doorstep!

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Southern Lights

Friday, 9 February 2024

Imagine standing beneath a star-studded sky where nature puts on a show of lights that feels like pure magic. The Aurora Australis, or the Southern Lights provides just that, a dazzling display of colours that turns the night into an art canvas!

And Selwyn, with its beautiful landscapes, provides the perfect front-row seat for this celestial show.

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Spend a day in Darfield

Wednesday, 7 February 2024

Darfield stands out as one of our favourite destinations for a fun day out here in Selwyn, offering a perfect blend of relaxing and adventurous activities. With picturesque settings amidst the Southern Alps, it’s a fantastic backdrop for a day out.

 

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Julia Banks Jewellery

Wednesday, 24 January 2024

Selwyn thrives on the spirit of entrepreneurship, with new businesses and small enterprises going from strength to strength in our supportive community, where innovation is celebrated.

If you are a start-up business yourself, hopefully the following story of Selwyn local Julia Banks and her jewellery business can inspire you to keep at it and get even more involved with the community who are always willing to celebrate local artisans.

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Find one of Selwyn's hidden gems by the water

Friday, 22 December 2023

Summer swimming offers a perfect escape from the heat and a refreshing way to enjoy New Zealand’s favourite season.

Check out some of our top spots at lakes, rivers and local pools.

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Selwyn's best outdoor eateries

Wednesday, 20 December 2023

There is no greater joy than dining al fresco!  Outdoor eateries offer a great dining experience that us Kiwi's love. Whether you’re hanging out with friends and family, or just treating yourself, dining in the great outdoors has a certain level of quality you just can’t beat.  

Why not give some of these outdoor eateries right here in Selwyn a try?  

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Your guide to fish & chips in Selwyn

Wednesday, 20 December 2023

Fish and chips on a summer evening? We’re obsessed! 

It’s a Kiwi tradition we have been gobbling up for generations. Whether it’s a quick, casual meal at the river or a Friday night family feast, you’ll find fish and chip joints all over New Zealand, and here in Selwyn is no different.  

 

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The sweetest pick of summer

Monday, 18 December 2023

Spend a hot summer's morning or afternoon at Boyd's Blueberries and fill your bucket with the sweetest blueberries - perfect for making a refreshing cold blueberry smoothie!

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Our guide to unforgettable summer family adventures

Tuesday, 5 December 2023

It's summer! Which means it's time for some serious family fun in Selwyn. Here's our guide to making the most of those long hot days. 

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A hare-mony of flavours, hard work and award-winning wines

Thursday, 23 November 2023

If you're passing through to Akaroa, why not stop to taste some award-winning wines at Cross Hares?

Named after the hares that cross their vineyard, you'll find your next favourite vintage here!

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