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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.
It’s been a busy first year, as the new Mayor of the Ashburton District, and I am proud of what your Councillors, Council staff, and I have achieved in the last 12 months.
The Ashburton district is lucky to be home to a number of Black-billed gulls, the rarest gull in the world and found only in New Zealand.
Last week the Ashburton District Council kicked off ‘It’s Our Place’ – a campaign to get people thinking about what they want for our district.
The Ashburton District Council works hard to make sure that not only Ashburton, but Methven, Rakaia, Mayfield, Mt Somers, Hinds and every part of our district is a great place to live and work.
This week, I want to highlight a wonderful scheme that is available to some Ashburton residents to help with their transport costs.
The diversity of interests and activities in our district is one of the reasons we have such an artistically and culturally rich community.
Ashburton has many amazing agencies and community groups that deliver projects and activities to help make our district a wonderful place to live, work and play.
In Ashburton, we are lucky to live amongst many talented, creative and selfless people. Maybe you know someone who is doing amazing things in our community who deserves to be recognised?
At the Council’s last finance and business support committee meeting, a pledge was made to work closely with the families of some of our early Chinese settlers, in the restoration of the former Chinese settlement on Allens Rd.
It’s been a wet and wild couple of weeks in Ashburton but I’m pleased to say that the district coped very well with the recent deluge.
Next week, we will begin receiving our new wheelie bins, as we count down to the start of the new Kerbside Collection Service on 1 September.
At our full Council meeting last week, we adopted the Annual Plan for the 2017/18 year and our district’s required rate rises for the upcoming financial year
Over the past year, the Ashburton District Council has worked on several initiatives, including the highly successful Start With a Smile Campaign, to make our region a more welcoming place for all newcomers to live, work and play.
The Ashburton Youth Council deserves a huge round of applause for last week’s Bite Nite at Baring Square East.
Last week, the Ashburton District Council was given the disappointing news that the New Zealand Transport Agency (NZTA) does not intend to support the construction of a second Ashburton bridge in the next ten years.
Shortly, we may be holding a by-election to replace Jim Lischner of The Ashburton Trust, who has recently resigned.
The last week has been a difficult one for our district, with the announcement of the proposed closure of Silver Fern Farms Fairton plant.
We had a fantastic opportunity to showcase our district last weekend when Community Board members came from around the country to Methven to attend their bi-annual conference.
This week is New Zealand Sign Language week. It has particular significance for me this year because, as part of my role as Mayor, I have recently been appointed patron of the New Zealand Hearing Association’s Ashburton branch.
This year, I was impressed to discover that ANZAC Day services were being held in many locations across our district.