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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.
In order to pay for the services and activities local councils carry out, New Zealand’s 78 councils raised $8.4 billion in total last year.
The council has released the consultation document on the proposed long-term plan 2015-2025.
The Prime Minister wasn’t overly happy with the look and feel of the Remuneration Authority recently awarding him and other Members of Parliament a 3.56 per cent pay rise.
The Government is finally ready to consult the public on the future governance structure for the Canterbury Regional Council (ECan).
If I was to ask you what services and facilities does council provide, what would spring to mind?
When you include the likes of ride-on mowers, rural fire engines and water trucks, Council has well over 80 vehicles in its fleet.
For the 2015/16 financial year (from July 1, 2015) the Ashburton District Council is proposing to increase rates by an average of 6.5 per cent.
If you are thinking about buying a property, it’s strongly recommended that you get a Land Information Memorandum before finalising the purchase.
A suggestion by a councillor during a long-term plan budget workshop sparked community discussion.
Last year Dunedin City Council published a report by Deloitte about an investigation into a fraud that cost the Council at least $1.59m.
Sometimes you have to make the best of the situation you are presented with.
Since early 2000 it has been recognised that space within the council’s main office building is becoming inadequate.
Over the 35-odd years I’ve been farming in Methven, I’ve experienced the highs and lows of what Mother Nature dishes out season to season.
Transwaste Canterbury Limited is a joint venture company which Ashburton District Council has shares in. The Company’s principal activity is to operate and continue to develop the regional Kate Valley Landfill.
As another year comes to an end, it’s an ideal time to look back on what we’ve achieved, what our goals are for 2015 and take stock of where we are heading as a district.
The Canterbury Mayoral Forum held an economic development workshop last week.
Electric scooters may soon be the new delivery vehicle for our local posties following a meeting of the country’s provincial and rural mayors and council chief executives.
On 30 October Ashburton District Council adopted its Annual Report for the 2013/14 financial year.
Next week I will have the pleasure of welcoming 20 new citizens to our district. It will be the seventh New Zealand citizenship ceremony Council has held this year.
The Canterbury earthquakes, and before these, major issues with the weather-tightness of new buildings have highlighted the need for public entities like our Council to carefully think about how we manage our risks.