Council services on Queen Elizabeth II Memorial Day

Published: 21 September 2022

The public holiday on Monday 26 September for New Zealanders to mark the passing of Queen Elizabeth II will see temporary changes to some Council services and facilities.

A state memorial service will be held in Wellington that day and Ashburton District mayor Neil Brown will be among civic leaders attending; our New Zealand flags in Baring Square West will fly at half-mast up to and including the memorial day.

Rubbish and recycling

There is no change to kerbside rubbish and recycling collections and Monday’s collection will take place as usual, with residents to have their wheelie bins out by 7.30am. Remember to use your windstrap, whether it's windy or not.

Resource Recovery Parks

The Ashburton Resource Recovery Park will be open Saturday and Sunday from 9am until 5pm, and closed on Monday.
The Rakaia Resource Recovery Park will be open on Saturday from 9am-3pm, and closed on Monday.

EA Networks Centre

The EA Networks Centre will be open every day during the long weekend. The gym will be open Saturday from 7am until 6pm, on Sunday from 7am until 6pm, and on Monday from 10am-5pm.

The pool will be open Saturday and Sunday from 7am until 5pm, and from 10am-5pm on Monday.

The stadium will be open Saturday and Sunday from 7am to 7pm, and from 10am until 9pm on Monday to accommodate previously-booked sporting competitions.

Mt Hutt Memorial Hall

The Mt Hutt Memorial Hall at Methven will be open Saturday and Sunday from 10am until 4pm, and from 10am until 2pm on Monday.

Ashburton Public Library

The Ashburton Public Library will be open Saturday 10am-1pm, Sunday 1pm-4pm and closed Monday.

Art Gallery and Museum

The Ashburton Art Gallery and Museum will be open 10am-4pm on Saturday and Sunday, and closed Monday.

Administration building

Council’s administration building on Baring Square West will be closed Saturday, Sunday and Monday, re-opening on Tuesday at 8.30am. If you have a problem or urgently need to contact us, then the afterhours/24 hours-a-day service will be operating - please phone 03 307 7700.

Emails, Snap Send Solves and website requests will be cleared Tuesday morning.

Public toilets around the district will be open as usual during the long weekend.

All facilities will return to normal hours on Tuesday 27 September.

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