You have reached the official site of The Ellesmere Echo, Ellesmere's only privately owned community newspaper.


Our Mission: To connect and inform communities throughout the Ellesmere and Selwyn district (Canterbury, New Zealand) and to provide a quality newspaper that will help strengthen those ties.

The Ellesmere Echo

Circulation: 3,000 –This covers the area from Southbridge, Leeston, Doyleston and RD 13 together with rural delivery areas RD 2 & RD 3 in between. There are additional drop-off points in Rakaia, Lincoln, Springston and Rolleston.

Extra coverage is now included through this site, the Selwyn App and on Facebook.

We, at the Echo try to be environmentally friendly with all our business decisions and wish to inform our readers that we have chosen environmentally friendly inks and we print on recycled paper.

We support local and our paper is printed nearby by Canterbury Print Service in Christchurch.

The Echo office is closed from 4pm 17th December, and will re-open 9am on the 11th January.

We would like to wish you a very Merry Christmas, and hope you have a relaxed break over the holiday period.