Ashburton District Council has released its first ever Pre-election Report this year.
A pre-election report is a new legal requirement designed to promote informed discussion in the lead up to the local body elections in October.
The report outlines the key issues facing the Council and the district over the coming years and profiles the Council's current financial position.
The report has been prepared by the Chief Executive independently of the Mayor and Councillors.
Read the 2013 Pre-election report
Learn more about the Local Elections 2013