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Mayor Neil Brown, and Chief Executive Hamish Riach, contribute articles to the Ashburton Courier and Ashburton Guardian on a number of topical issues.
At this time each year Ashburton District Council managers and staff carry out performance reviews for the previous year’s work.
Last week Andrew Dalziel, Cr Russell Ellis and I attended the Local Government New Zealand Conference in Rotorua, representing Ashburton District Council.
One of the most important measures for any business is customer satisfaction, and Ashburton District Council is no different.
Many people are unaware of the role that local government has to play in health; when in fact local government was originally established primarily to look after the health of the community.
Ashburton District Council ended its financial year on 30 June 2015. It should have gathered in at least $55.8 million in income throughout the year.
Our annual Residents’ Survey results have been released and they are showing us some clear messages – what we are doing right and what we need to work on.
One of Ashburton District Council’s responsibilities is to provide rural fire services for the district. The Council is one of New Zealand’s 76 Rural Fire Authorities.
Last week I was pleased to be involved in the Trustpower Community Awards ceremony as the opening speaker. These awards recognise the hard work and dedication of our volunteer groups in the community.
The long-term plan (LTP) is a statutory document that the Ashburton District Council is required to consult on every three years.
Local Government Minister Paula Bennett established the Rules Reduction Taskforce in 2014.
As part of my role as mayor, I have been privileged to see firsthand the amazing work non-government organisations do.
New Zealand’s National Infrastructure Unit was established in 2009. The Unit is part of the Treasury.
Over the past few weeks the council has been meeting with members of the community throughout the district about the proposed long-term plan 2015-25.
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.