Ashburton District Council is urging residents to do their homework before pruning or removing trees on their property, after becoming aware of significant damage sustained to a protected tree in Ashburton.
Canterbury DHB’s Community and Public Health unit has issued a health warning after potentially toxic blue-green algae was found in Lake Clearwater, Ashburton-lakes-basin.
The impact of achieving the Government's freshwater management reforms will affect the entire Ashburton District, but building on well-proven approaches to implementing change will help farmers meet the challenge.