Blogs

Canterbury Astronomical Society

Tuesday, 2 August 2022

The Canterbury Astronomical Society host stargazing and astronomy events at the R.F Joyce Observatory in West Melton. Join in the fun and discover there’s more to Selwyn’s night sky than meets the eye.

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Christchurch Astro Tours

Tuesday, 2 August 2022

Operating from Greenpark Memorial Community Centre, Lincoln, Christchurch Astro Tours offers you a personal interactive tour of the night sky, where you will see meteor showers, the Milky Way, nebulae, planets, stars and galaxies.

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Photographing Selwyn’s night sky

Tuesday, 2 August 2022

Award-winning photographer Nick Faulkner from Hueman photography shares some tips and tricks on how to master night time photography in Selwyn.

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Discovering the gifts of the Rakaia Gorge

Friday, 17 December 2021

Growing up in Darfield, Blair Grice enjoyed hunting and fishing in local lakes, rivers and hills. Blair now shares his hobbies, showing people his favourite fishing spots, why he loves jet boating on the Rakaia River and offering them hunting experiences.

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Riding the rapids, uncovering history and protecting the whio

Friday, 27 August 2021

Above the Waimakiriri Gorge, north-west of Springfield (Tawera) sits Jet Boat World; New Zealand’s first and only jet boat display co-owned by Paul Mullan and Paul Vernel.

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Kea conservation in Selwyn

Friday, 18 June 2021

Highly valued as one of the most intelligent birds in the world, kea are an endangered species native to the Southern Alps of New Zealand. Kea are under threat from several factors, but important work is being done in Selwyn to protect this unique parrot.

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Selwyn’s bird’s eye view

Wednesday, 9 June 2021

“A balloon flight with us isn’t just a flight in a balloon, it’s a whole experience. Where else in the world can you see dairy farms, sheep farms, cropping farms, deer farms all in one flight.”

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Catch a fish in Selwyn

Friday, 15 January 2021

A great pastime, or a new fun activity to try with the kids, Selwyn is blessed with many options for fishing.

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Take the family camping

Wednesday, 16 December 2020

Free camp at one of the Council sites, head to a scenic location at one of the Department of Conservation sites, or choose a camping ground with all the facilities.

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Chasing Waterfalls in Selwyn

Thursday, 22 October 2020

Pack a picnic, grab the camera and make a day of it. 

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