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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.
Last week, the Council confirmed the future Ashburton Library and Civic Centre that will service our district for the next 50-plus years, and it was through a combined community effort that this milestone was achieved.
You’ll probably be aware that 2019 is local government election year, but before that crucial Election Day in October arrives, there are some key dates to tick off first.
Roading has always been a big focus for the Ashburton District Council, and that’s not surprising, considering that we have the fourth largest roading network in the country!
Today, our nation comes together to commemorate Anzac Day, and wherever you are around the district, I hope you’ll be joining me in attending an Anzac service.
The Ashburton Library and Civic Centre consultation closed on Sunday (14 April), and it was pleasing to see a number of submissions being lodged in the final few days.
The opportunity to have your say on the Ashburton Library and Civic Centre consultation ends this week, and if you are yet to provide your feedback, I encourage you to please do so by Sunday afternoon (5pm, 14 April).
Only a few short weeks ago, New Zealand as we knew it changed forever when 50 people were senselessly taken from us in an act of terror in Christchurch. In the days and weeks that have passed, we have been trying to come to terms with what has happened and how we move forward through our grief, hurt and shock
This past weekend (23 March), I had the privilege of joining a number of national and international dignitaries, mayors and central government officials at the Sister Cities Conference in Palmerston North. Whilst there, I was delighted at the announcement that Ashburton District has been chosen to host this nationally significant conference next year.
The Ashburton District Council is working towards a new Library and Civic Centre for our community that would not only meet our current needs, but also those of future generations. As part of this significant project, we are asking residents what kind of library they think our district needs.
In New Zealand, water is an integral part of our lives. It is the essence of life itself, keeping us cool on hot days, watering our crops, providing magnificent scenery, and is a destination of choice for weekends away with the family and a jet-ski or boat.
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.