Community Grants & Funding
Do you have a group or project that provides a benefit to the community? Applications for the February round of community grants are now open - apply now!
Mayor endorses local teen's national ambassador role
Ashburton teenager Charlotte Livingstone has become one of two new New Zealand ambassadors to advocate and raise awareness about Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis.
CE Hamish Riach: On guard for emergencies
Auckland’s flooding nightmare continues to dominate the news and here in the Ashburton District we can sympathise with people and authorities in our biggest city as they get to grips with the clean-up ahead of them.
Ashburton opens donations for Auckland flood relief
Mayor Neil Brown is encouraging people to be generous as Ashburton District Council establishes an Auckland Flooding Relief fund for those impacted by the catastrophic rain event in the Auckland region over the past week.
Community grants available: Your project may be eligible
Readers once braved frostbite when they visited the small Mt Somers community library, now a new heat pump makes the building toasty for both visitors and those who work there.
Council services over Waitangi weekend
There’s a lot going on in Ashburton over the long Waitangi weekend, including the annual Multi Cultural Bite at the Ashburton Domain on Waitangi Day, Monday 6 February.
With so many events, festivals and markets, you're never short of something to do around Mid Canterbury!