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Mayor Donna Favel, and Chief Executive Hamish Riach, contribute articles to the Ashburton Courier and Ashburton Guardian on a number of topical issues.
Late last year, the Government announced that it is increasing its refugee quota from 1000 people to 1500 people annually by 2020. With more people coming to New Zealand to settle, more regions are being selected to take in these people who, for a range of reasons, are no longer safe to stay in their home countries. Importantly for our corner of New Zealand, Ashburton could be on that resettlement list.
It’s no surprise to most that I am a big fan of the many selfless volunteers in our community. Whether it’s people giving their time to St Johns, the fire service or helping out at a working bee, there’s a very special feeling you get when you belong to a community of selfless doers.
Ashburton District undoubtedly has a competitive edge for business, and our ability to attract and retain investment in our district has great flow-on effects for our local economy.
This month, six young people completed a rewarding three month programme at the Ashburton District Council, designed to open opportunities and provide professional experience.
Today is our national day to reflect on the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi. This date is an important marker in our country’s history and a chance to remember our nation’s founding document.
Like many of you, one of the things I most enjoy about our district are our beautiful gardens and open spaces.
Pristine scenery, close proximity to major centers, excellent facilities, and a welcoming and connected community. These are just some of the things that make Ashburton District such an outstanding place to live.
Happy New Year everyone! 2019 has begun on a high for our community; a positive note that I hope will inspire others and set the tone for the remainder of the year
Tau Hou hari - Happy New Year! What will make Ashburton a wonderful place to live, work, and play in 2019?
What a productive year 2018 has been. I’m sure I’m not alone in thinking how fast another year has come to an end, but that is inevitably what happens when there is plenty of work to do.
Taking a look back on the year that was, it’s hard to capture the full breadth of work and activities that Council has undertaken throughout this time.
Another year is drawing to a close, with less than two weeks left until the Christmas/New Year holiday period.
Just like that, another festive season has arrived and it’s now officially acceptable to bring out the twinkling lights, tinsel and Christmas carols.
When you think ‘council’, some of the services that might immediately jump to mind are water, rubbish or roads.
All around New Zealand, a hot topic on many people’s lips is water – and not just rain water. For Central and local governments in particular, this topic is high on the agenda at the moment.
I was delighted to recently see the wonderful accomplishments achieved by our local youth in the end of year school prize givings around the district.
On the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month, New Zealand will join nations around the world in commemorating the Armistice that brought an end to the First World War in 1918.
Earlier this month, I spoke to Matt McLean on the TVNZ Breakfast show about migration.
This week, a great Ashburton attraction rolls around for another year – the Ashburton A & P Show.
It seems that with only the blink of an eye, another long weekend has appeared and the tail end of the year is at our doorstep.