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Mayor Neil Brown, and Chief Executive Hamish Riach, contribute articles to the Ashburton Courier and Ashburton Guardian on a number of topical issues.
Many of you will have seen the great news at the weekend that several Mid Canterbury facilities have received Government funding for repairs and renovations, and I’m very pleased for what this will mean for our communities.
One of the great things about our local democracy is the ability – and right, of residents to have their say on the proposals and decisions that will govern them.
Right now, we as a community have an opportunity to thank these selfless volunteers through the Community Honours Awards, and I am encouraging everyone to nominate an organisation or person they know who deserves to be recognised.
We are now approaching the end of what is a very important opportunity to influence the future of our district and I want to encourage as many people as possible to get in and make their voice count while they can.
In exciting news this past week, you’ll have seen that a significant milestone has been reached with the new Ashburton Library & Civic Centre, and it is one that paves the way for the project to start moving from plans to reality
The re-emergence of COVID-19 community transmission in Auckland last Wednesday was undoubtedly a disappointing – and for some, stressful development.
Every three years, the Council decides what projects and activities it will fund and deliver over the coming 10 years.
we received very exciting news about the new Ashburton Library & Civic Centre project, with the announcement that the Government will be putting $20 million towards the $51.6 million facility.
Several months on from the extraordinary events that pushed our community and economy into complete lockdown, it has been promising to see the necessary support and information coming in to help our business community prepare and reposition to get through these challenging times.
Earlier this month, I had the pleasure of opening Methven's brand new outdoor skatepark alongside the hard working Kidzmethven committee, who have been the driving force behind this outstanding facility.
In a little over a week, consultation will close on the Ashburton District Council’s draft Revenue & Financing Policy as well as the draft Development & Financial Contributions Policy, and it's critical that we receive your feedback before final decisions are made.
From the start of next month, a little extra care will need to be taken when sorting your rubbish and recycling. Along with the usual clean paper, cardboard, cans and tins, only certain hard plastics will be allowed in the yellow recycling bin. All other plastics and lids will have to go in rubbish.
One aspect I find incredibly valuable about sitting around the Council table is being able to hear from our community and seeking their opinions on a range of proposals for our district. Last week, we had one such opportunity with the Speed Limit Review hearing, and it was a really beneficial experience with some great contributions.
I was really pleased to read this week that the Mt Hutt ski field experienced its busiest June day on record on Sunday (21 June), following up on an already outstanding record turnout on opening weekend.
It's been great seeing many of Council's formally restricted or postponed activities resume as normal these past two weeks. Our first Activity Briefings since before the lockdowns was held last Thursday with Councillors...
Well we did it, everyone. The months of sacrifices, the funerals or celebrations we missed, the extra effort we went to to keep our distance and be hygienic: it has been rewarded this week with the move to Alert Level One.
Last weekend was our first public holiday since the coronavirus lockdowns that we’ve been able to move around and enjoy ourselves like many usually would in ordinary circumstances. For the first time in quite some time, many of us experienced another level of normalcy in our lives as we continue on our journey to eradicate COVID-19 and recover from the economic repercussions.
Few would have thought on 1 January that this brand new decade would quickly usher in huge pandemic and financial turmoil on a global scale.
One of the really remarkable things to come out of our country’s response to COVID-19 that I’ve really admired has been the way everyone has worked together to get through. We’ve often heard the reference about our team of five-million, and for the vast majority it appears we are doing everything we can to protect each other, which is fantastic to see.
I’m sure many breathed a little sigh of relief on Monday when the Prime Minister announced that the country would progressively move to an Alert Level Two from today.