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Mid Canterbury residents using their log fires to keep the winter chills at bay are being reminded to let their hot ashes cool properly before binning them, as they can ignite and start a fire.
Methven skaters now have somewhere to perfect their tricks and flips after the town's long awaited outdoor skatepark officially opened at the weekend (11 July).
Mid Canterbury business owners and managers will have the chance to hear from one of New Zealand's leading economic commentators this month when Brad Olsen arrives in Ashburton to guest speak at the district's CEO Breakfast.
Tru-Line Civil contractors will be carrying out some of their work at night over coming weeks as they upgrade the Ashburton CBD streetscape, in an effort to help keep disruptions to businesses and visitors as low as possible.
The Ashburton District Council is hoping to see more information about the Government's plans on water reform, after the Prime Minister announced on Wednesday that $761 million would be invested to help upgrade the country's three waters infrastructure.
The days may be shorter and colder this time of year, but that isn't stopping Ashburton from inspiring a little cheer to kick the winter blues, with the help of some delightful night-time lights.
The Ashburton District's commitment to helping newcomers feel more accepted and celebrated in the community has been recognised with an accreditation from Immigration New Zealan
Mid Canterbury residents who receive the kerbside rubbish and recycling service are being urged to start checking the types of plastic that they are putting in their yellow recycling bin, ahead of new changes coming into effect from 1 August.
Changes coming for your yellow recycling bin
A celebration of adventurous sports and lifestyles will come to life in Ashburton on 1 August, when the NZ Mountain Film Festival returns for another year.
Rakaia's drinking water scheme will be more resiliant to future shutdown and repair disruptions from this month, when three new valves are installed on the infrastructure.
Public parking will no longer will be available on the vacant block on the corner of Havelock Street and Baring Square East from Monday 6 July, as the Council begins further technical work for the new Ashburton Library & Civic Centre.
Thousands of local dog owners will begin re-registering their pets and working dogs from tomorrow, as dog registration for the 2020/21 year kicks off right around the country.
More than 50 Mid Canterbury community groups and organisations are set to benefit from a share of $1.2 million for their upcoming programmes and projects after the Ashburton District Council announced the recipients of its Community Grants and Funding.
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