Selwyn Features

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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Get your hot cross bun fix

Wednesday, 24 March 2021

Hot cross buns are definitely a favourite at this time of year!

We’ve found a few local spots where you can get your fix this Easter.

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The Top Brunch Places in Selwyn

Friday, 5 March 2021

From a vege stack to full farmer’s breakfast with bacon and eggs, sometimes brunch is just what is needed. Branch out from your usual and drive to one of these lovely cafés in Selwyn. Chances are you’ll find a warm welcome, top notch food and great coffee.

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Making Memory's

Tuesday, 23 February 2021

Like all good things in life, it all started with a dream many years ago. Learn more about how one of Selwyn's hidden gems, Memory's Restaurant, came to be. 

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Shake it up

Thursday, 18 February 2021

A good milkshake can take you back to your childhood with one slurp. But not only does Selwyn have delicious dairy drinks, a lot of places are offering vegan shakes with milk alternatives too.

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Where to buy a Scone in Selwyn

Thursday, 18 February 2021

A good, fluffy scone topped with melting butter really hits the spot. Whether it is packed with dates, topped with tasty cheese or an exciting new flavour, nothing goes better with a coffee than a freshly-baked scone.

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Berry Picking in Selwyn

Friday, 29 January 2021

Fruit tastes all that much sweeter when you pick it yourself! Find out where to go in Selwyn to pick your own. 

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