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4 hours ago

New $21.5m sports centre to open Rolleston with interactive, digital wall

Nicole Mathewson Reporter from The Press

A $21.5 million sports centre with a New Zealand-first interactive digital wall is preparing to open in Rolleston next month.

The centre, on Broadlands Drive, has areas for fitness classes, an upstairs indoor walking track, and eight sports courts that can be used for basketball, netball, futsal, volleyball, and tennis.

The Selwyn District Council said Selwyn Netball, Selwyn United Football and the Selwyn Sports Trust would host competitions at the new centre.

The design of a hard floor also meant it could host events such as a market or car show in the future too.

1 day ago

One of Canterbury's oldest wineries started in a garage

Jake Kenny Reporter from Community News

Hey neighbours, did you know...

Ivan Donaldson​ first planted a small vineyard in Canterbury soil in the seventies as a hobby.

The vineyard was one of the first ones to be planted in the region and quickly turned into a love of wine for the former neurologist, who sought to pursue winemaking as a full-time career.

This year, the family celebrates three decades since Ivan first released a Pegasus Bay vintage from his garage, with the responsibility now resting on eldest son and winemaker Mat Donaldson​, who has since produced the next 27 of the family’s 29 vintage wines.

The winery now exports to more than 25 countries.

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