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Mayor Neil Brown

Ashburton District Community Honours awards: Nominations open now

Nominations are being sought for the 2021 Community Honours Awards, which recognise individuals and/or organisations who have carried out meritorious voluntary community service in the Ashburton District.

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Mayor Neil Brown

Ashburton District Community Honours awards: Nominations open now

Nominations are being sought for the 2021 Community Honours Awards, which recognise individuals and/or organisations who have carried out meritorious voluntary community service in the Ashburton District.

Members of welcoming mural panel

Artist signs welcoming mural, completes beautiful addition to CBD

Ashburton’s new welcoming mural has been described as a positive and happy addition to the urban landscape.

SH1 Ashburton River bridge

SH1 Ashburton River/Hakatere Bridge repairs and traffic effects coming up

UPDATE: Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency has advised that planned repairs to Ashburton’s SH1 bridge will continue this week, weather permitting.

100+ Pickleball Players waving

New event funding round about to open


People organising Mid Canterbury events that will attract visitors from outside the district are being encouraged to apply for up to $10,000 from a regional event fund set up by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment to help boost domestic tourism.

Business of the year awards presented by ANZ

Spreading the word about our business awards

The Ashburton District Council is hosting a business networking event at the Ashburton Trust Event Centre on Friday, August 6, from 4 pm to 6 pm, to spread the word about the ANZ Business of the Year Awards.

Business of the year awards presented by ANZ

ANZ partners with Council for business awards

Ashburton District Council today announced a partnership with ANZ for its inaugural Business of the Year Awards. The awards will be held in February 2022 and seek to celebrate excellence, innovation, and business success within the region.

Methven Tanker Truck

Council delivers clean water to Methven businesses

Methven businesses are being visited by water tankers twice a day while the town is under an extended boil water notice.

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From the Mayor & CE

Chief Executive: Council Shifts to Recovery

Last week, our Mid Canterbury region experienced an extraordinary wet weather event that meant Council had to quickly activate its Civil Defence operation to manage the emergency response.


MAYOR: Methven water treatment upgrades on Council agenda

Rain at the weekend caused more issues for those on the Methven and Methven Springfield water schemes but planned upgrades mean boil water notices might become a thing of the past.


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Upcoming meetings

Hearings

29 July 2021, 9.00 am


Council

28 July 2021, 1.00 pm


COMMITTEE: Water Zone

27 July 2021, 4.00 pm


BOARD: Methven Community

26 July 2021, 10.30 am


Ashburton Youth Council

14 July 2021, 4.00 pm


Road Closures

MOORE STREET + EAST STREET INTERSECTION

from 18 Aug 6:00 to 19 Aug 0:00


MOORE STREET + EAST STREET INTERSECTION

from 20 Jul 7:00 to 17 Aug 18:00


HAVELOCK STREET + EAST STREET INTERSECTION

from 11 Jul 6:00 to 12 Jul 0:00


HAVELOCK STREET + EAST STREET INTERSECTION

from 14 Jun 7:00 to 19 Jul 17:00


BARING SQUARE WEST

from 25 Apr 6:00 to 25 Apr 12:00


What's On

With so many events, festivals and markets, you're never short of something to do around Mid Canterbury!

Alerts & advisories

Kettle boiling water

Methven boil water notice lifted, remains in place for Methven-Springfield water supply

The boil water notice in place for the Methven Water Supply has been lifted. Water quality on the Methven-Springfield supply has continued to improve over the weekend however the boil water notice still remains in place.

Damage intake gallery

Methven township and Methven-Springfield on extended boil water notice due to weekend rain impact on intakes

Residents connected to the Methven and Methven-Springfield water schemes can expect boil water notices to last at least another seven days as sediment-laden flood water continues to infiltrate intake galleries.

Kettle boiling water

REMINDER Precautionary boil water notices in place for Methven Township and Methven Springfield water supplies

Council reminds residents that boil water notices are in place for the Methven and Methven Springfield water schemes, due to rain affecting the water quality.

Kettle boiling water

Precautionary boil water notice issued for Methven-Springfield

The Ashburton District Council has issued a precautionary boil water notice for the Methven-Springfield water supply, effective immediately.

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Project News

Short Traffic Light at CBD intersection

CBD intersection at Havelock and East streets reopens

CBD Revitalisation

The traffic lights at the corner of Havelock and East Streets are back in action, though one of the signal boxes is only temporary. A smaller short-term signal has been installed on the south-east corner of the intersection so it can be fully open to traffic and pedestrians.

Mockup of the CBD Revitalisation project

Ashburton CBD Revitalisation Project Update for the week of 7 July 2021

CBD Revitalisation

The Ashburton CBD streetscape upgrade is now 71 per cent complete, with work at the intersection of East and Havelock Streets due to finish next week. Here is the latest update on the work programme.

Students in hi-vis and hard hats

Trades students on ground floor of major build

Library & Civic Centre

A group of trades students from Ashburton College will have a unique view of the Ashburton District Council’s new Library and Civic Building.

Digger at work site

New sewer line project progresses on schedule despite May weather setbacks

Ashburton Relief Sewer

A dramatic rise in the water table after May’s flooding weather event has made life tricky for contractors working on a new sewer line near the Ashburton River, but the project is still on track and making good progress.

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Tenders

Portal used for advertising tenders and other commissioning requirements to the market. All processes through to contract award stage are manage in Tenderlink.

Facilities News

Group Fitness Instructor with class

New timetable adds more group fitness classes at EA Networks Centre

EA Networks Centre

A new timetable with more offerings for group fitness classes at Ashburton District Council's EA Networks Centre will get more hearts pumping, with the first classes now starting at 5.50am.

Happy family posing with traditional garbs

Hakatere: Home & Heritage to be celebrated at museum

Museum

Sixteen local families, connected through in a legacy book about the heritage of the Ashburton district, will have pride of place in the Ashburton Museum for the next three months.

Art Gallery & Heritage Centre

Ashburton Art Gallery and Ashburton Museum Merge as Council Managed Operation

Museum

The Ashburton Art Gallery will merge with the Ashburton Museum with one director now overseeing the combined in-house activity of the Ashburton District Council.

Wall Art created by children

Museum packs up Critters, Creatures, and Curiosities, prepares for Hakatere Home and Heritage

Museum

Ashburton Museum has been busy this week packing down its Critters, Creatures and Curiosities exhibition, which included a 100-year-old stag’s head donated to the Ashburton Historical Society in 1979.

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Live consultations

House drawn on Post-it Note

Resource Management Notifications

From January 1, 2021 to January 1 2021

Closed consultations

Hands Piling in for team celebration

Community Engagement Policy

From March 19, 2021 to April 19 2021

Coins & Bar Graphs

Rates Remission Policy

From March 19, 2021 to April 19 2021

Ashburton Memorial

Development and Financial Contributions Policy

From March 19, 2021 to April 19 2021

Long Term Plan 2021-31 Have Your Say Banner

Long Term Plan 2021-31

From March 19, 2021 to April 19 2021

Excited Puppy on leash

Draft Dog Control Bylaw & Policy

From June 11, 2021 to July 11 2021

Small house on magnifying glass

Draft Open Spaces Bylaw

From June 11, 2021 to July 11 2021

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