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Welcome to

Sheffield  & Waddington

GATEWAY TOWNS TO THE SOUTHERN ALPS 

 
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Sheffield and Waddington are sister townships, just 1km apart, situated near the foothills of the Southern Alps, Canterbury, New Zealand

 

OUR COMMUNITIES

CHILDREN | EDUCATION

Schools and family related groups

PLACES TO STAY

There are a number of bed and breakfast options available locally. 

COMMUNITY WELLBEING

Depression, isolation and loneliness are hidden issues in our communities, Find help and resource links.

MADE IN MALVERN

There are many local artists, craft and specialist food producers in the area. 

THINGS TO SEE & DO

Check out what's available locally 

EMERGENCY CONTACTS

FIRE | POLICE | AMBULANCE

If you have an emergency please call 111.

For other non-emergency calls

CLICK HERE

COMMUNITY FACILITIES

The Selwyn District Council offer a range of community committees, services and facilities.

LOCAL EVENTS

Yearly events around the area

 

February

Coast to Coast

March 

Malvern A & P Show

April 

Hororata Night Glow

Wheels & Wings

October

Darfield Art Week

 November

Hororata Highland Games

December

The Waddington-Sheffield Xmas Garage Sale Trail

 

WHERE TO EAT

Sheffield Hotel

40 Wrights Road, Sheffield 

Real country hospitality with a fully licensed bar and a choice of bar or  restaurant dining. 

New Hotel Coming Soon!

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The Famous Sheffield Pie Shop

51 Great Alpine Highway, Sheffield

Open 7am till 4pm daily

Check out what the bakery has

on offer here...

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Taste of Kiwi

5666 Great Alpine Highway, Springfield

Great kiwi-style food and gifts.

Open Daily

Check out their Facebook  here...

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Springfield Hotel

5666 Great Alpine Highway, Springfield

Country pub atmosphere offering food, crisp cold beer and a warm

place to stay.

Check out their Facebook  here...

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Willows Cafe Glentunnel

2957 Homebush Rd, Glentunnel

Relaxed atmosphere overlooking the golf course. Dine in or takeaway.  

Open daily

Check out their Facebook here...

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Hororata Bar & Cafe

2 Hobbs St, Hororata

Country hospitality and meals with locally sourced ingredients, live music and fully licensed bar.

Check out their Facebook here...

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GALLERY

Waddington in Spring
Waddington in Spring

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Railway to Southern Alps
Railway to Southern Alps

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Sheffield Cenotaph
Sheffield Cenotaph

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 HISTORY OF THE SHEFFIELD AND WADDINGTON

TOWNSHIPS AND AREAS

 
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Sheffield

Sheffield is a country town in the Selwyn District of the Canterbury region of New Zealand's South Island, near the Waimakariri Gorge. Sheffield was once a railway junction; the first railway line reached the town in the late 1870s from a junction in Darfield with the Whitecliffs Branch.

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Waddington

Waddington is a small country village located just 1km from Sheffield. The village was named after William Waddington, who originally bought the land in 1873. The district was part of the Homebush run previously owned by John Deans. Waddington originally boasted a shop, butcher, church and school among other small businesses.

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By The Community, For The Community.

A positive group of locals with a focus on building community spirit, a sense of connection

and giving back to the community.

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