Blogs

Murray Brothers Review: Hogs Back/Dracophyllum Flat

Wednesday, 19 January 2022

The Hogs Back is the perfect intermediate trail in the Craigieburn basin. The trail starts in Castle Hill Village and links through Cheeseman Ski Area and Forest Lodge.

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Summer cocktails

Friday, 24 December 2021

Nothing says summer quite like refreshing cocktails and good company. Lucky for you, we have compiled a list of the best local spots for a drink!

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Country Museums in Selwyn

Friday, 24 December 2021

Do you love history? Our country mueseums are open this summer. Plan a day trip and stop in at a cafe along the way. 

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Something to sprout about

Monday, 20 December 2021

Have you heard about the benefits of Microgreens? Learn more about these nutritious little plants and the talented farmers that grow them 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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Hororata community ready to glow!

Friday, 30 April 2021

On Saturday 8 May 2021, the sun will set at approximately 5.23pm. It will start getting dark everywhere - except for Hororata Domain, where over ten hot air balloons  will light up the sky. 

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A passion for cuisine and conservation

Thursday, 22 April 2021

Learn more about Robert and Christine, the people behind Selwyn's award-winning Quickenberry Lodge. 

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