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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.
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.
I started my week this week unlike any other. At around noon on Monday, I joined a handful of like-minded individuals at Baring Square West for a thirty minute Body Balance & Stretch session on the green lawn.
Recently, several Councillors and I had the opportunity to visit an impressive historic site right here in Ashburton.
Consultation Process for Solid Waste Collection and Disposal and Surface Water
One-hundred-twenty-five years ago today, the Electoral Act 1893 was passed, giving all women in New Zealand the right to vote.
We are now just over a couple of months into our new rates year, which saw a rates increase for the district of 4.5 per cent.