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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 I was invited to celebrate International Women’s Day at a special event at Government House.
Autumn may have officially started but it still feels like summer in the Ashburton Domain. The Council has been working with the Pakeke Lions Club on developing the grounds at the domain and the result is stunning!
The opportunity to learn about different cultures in person gives us a great sense of understanding and appreciation for one another.
In 2017, there were 182 recorded vehicle crashes in the Ashburton district. That’s 182 too many.
The Ashburton district has a bustling calendar of activities and events to look forward to this year.
The Ministry of Primary Industries’ commitment to detecting Mycoplasma bovis and preventing its spread in our district was notched up a level on Friday, when the agency took up a short term lease on a Council building at 255 Havelock St.
February 22 will mark seven years since Canterbury’s most devastating earthquake. It’s a time to reflect on the events that changed our region forever, to pay respect to those lost, and to look at how we can protect the people of our district for the future.
The countdown is on for the next phase of the It’s Our Place consultation for Council’s Long Term Plan.
It’s been a wet start to 2018, which is a welcome contrast to the hot, dry conditions that kicked off summer.
Happy New Year to you all! I hope you have had a refreshing break and are ready for what is set to be an exciting 2018 for our district.
I was very pleased to host the Ashburton District Council Community Honours Awards last Friday. The annual awards recognise the contributions and achievements of individuals and organisations in our district.
Did you know that there are more than 20 Chorus power cabinets dotted in and around Ashburton?
It would come as a surprise to many people that Ashburton District Council maintains the third largest network of rural roads in New Zealand.
Over the winter, Ashburton retailers were sadly hit by a spate of shoplifting. Teams of professional shoplifters were stealing to order, targeting our community’s hard-working retailers.
One of the things I love about Christmas is the excitement you feel when the decorations go up and you can see the town getting into the festive spirit.
Having clean air around us is so important - for our health, the health of our families and the reputation of our district as one of New Zealand’s food baskets.
The Ashburton District Council is lucky to be the proud owner of a wonderful and highly varied art collection.
I am delighted with the response to the first ‘It’s Our Place’ question - part of a campaign being run by the Ashburton District Council to get people thinking about what they want for Ashburton.
Time to take action on Sugar Sweetened Beverages? For a long time now, evidence has been growing of a link between consuming too much sugar and poor health.
Many of you will know by now how passionate I am about encouraging and recognising the people that volunteer in our community.