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Rolleston, where the Midland railway line to the West Coast leaves the main trunk line! Due to its rapid development as a satellite town of Christchurch, it is a vibrant and exciting community – sections here now have a considerably higher value than the £3 per acre for which they were sold in 1850! Rolleston’s nearness to Christchurch allows residents to enjoy a well-serviced village lifestyle, close to the city.

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Coordinator - Looking for new volunteer coordinator!


Welcome to the Selwyn District and to the Rolleston Community Network. Part of the national Newcomers Network, the Rolleston Community Network was started quite a few years ago to address a vital need for people new to the area to meet up informally and have a cuppa and a chat.

The Network is an informal social group, and free to join. Whilst initially aimed at new arrivals to the area, everyone is welcome, whether you’re a long term Rolleston resident, from another part of New Zealand, or a migrant from across the seas!

Regular events include coffee groups, guest speakers, lunches, dinners, garden visits, book groups, movie nights, quiz evenings and many more. Over the years, members have come along and joined the group and have shared in many different social activities.

But, we are currently looking for a new volunteer coordinator. If you like welcoming and connecting with newcomers and organising informal social activities, please email us – we would love to hear from you!


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