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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.
For those contemplating standing for local government, unless extraordinary vacancies occur, there is plenty time to think about it. The next election is not until Saturday 8 October 2016.
Last week I had the pleasure of spending some time at the New Zealand tourism industry’s most important international trade event, TRENZ, where leading tourism operators and international tourism buyers come together each year to network and do business.
The New Zealand Transport Agency (NZTA)review of historic Financial Assistance Rates (FARs) which determine the percentage of funding the Government gives us each year to spend on our local roads has been at the top of the Council’s advocacy list.
The much-anticipated appointment of Christchurch City Council’s new CEO, Dr Karleen Edwards, is great news and important for the whole of Canterbury, not just for Christchurch.
As part of the Government’s Better Local Government programme, regulations setting financial prudence benchmarks for local councils have been introduced. The regulations are aimed at encouraging better financial governance and management by councils.
Last week I had the pleasure of attending the launch of the Mid Canterbury Migrants and Newcomers Research Report. When you consider the fact that around 60 per cent of our district’s population growth came from international migration between 2006 and 2013, research like this latest report is really important.
Sustainability is about reducing our impact on the environment and trying to ensure natural resources last into the future. There are quite a number of things local councils can do to influence sustainability.
This year marks 100 years since the beginning of World War One.