Council services over King's Birthday weekend 2024

Published: 27 May 2024

The public holiday over King’s Birthday weekend 2024 will see temporary changes to some Council services and facilities.

The biggest show in town will be Glow in the Park, at the Ashburton Domain, on Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights, but there are plenty of other activities at Council facilities over the weekend.

Kerbside Rubbish and Recycling

Ashburton’s kerbside collection service will not be affected by the public holiday on Monday 3 June, so people whose bins are normally emptied on a Monday should put them out for collection as usual by 7.30am.

Resource Recovery Parks

The Ashburton Resource Recovery Park will be open 9am-5pm on Saturday 1 June, Sunday 2 June and Monday 3 June.

Rakaia Resource Recovery Park will be open Saturday as usual, but closed on Monday.

The Methven greenwaste facility will not be affected, and will be open Sunday 12-4pm as usual.

Ashburton Library

The Ashburton Public Library will be open Saturday and Sunday (10-4pm), but closed on Monday 3 June.

Ashburton Art Gallery and Museum

The Ashburton Art Gallery and Museum will be open over all three days, 10-4pm.

In the gallery space, three exhibitions are in their final weeks: Tuitui Tangata, a collection of vibrant Tivaevae from local and Christchurch Cook Island families; Legacy Issues, a collection of contemporary photographs of our land; and Ynes Guevara’s Altar, Beautifying and Understanding.

In the museum space, you can see Ashburton as it was in 1974, thanks to a collection of photographs from the Ashburton Guardian’s negatives. You can also visit Homefront Heroines, which tells the stories of land girls during World War Two.

EA Networks Centre

EA Networks Centre will be open the three days of the long weekend. It will operate usual hours Saturday and Sunday, from 7am-7pm. On Monday the centre will be open from 10am-5pm.

There will be no learn-to-swim classes on Monday, the public holiday. On that day, the gym will run a 10am aquafit class, and spin classes at 12.15pm and 3.30pm.

Customer Services

Council’s administration services at Te Whare Whakatere on Baring Square East will close at 5pm on Friday 31 May, and re-open at 8.30am on Tuesday 4 June.

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 when the office opens for business as usual on Tuesday.

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

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