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Dogs Breakfast PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 03 July 2006

Last minute changes to the recently passed dog microchipping legislation have created a costly administrative headache for the Ashburton District Council and other local authorities throughout the country.

The amendment to Part 1 of the Local Government Law Reform Bill, which has had the effect of exempting working farm dogs, has also created the need to identify dogs that are exempt.

Last Updated ( Monday, 03 July 2006 )
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Barrhill Damage PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 03 July 2006

 

Among the trees damaged in the recent snowstorm were a number of the historic oaks at Barrhill, where a number of large limbs were snapped off, as well as thousands of smaller branches coming down. Ashburton District Council staff have already made a start on the cleanup.

At nearby Corwar lodge a large branch came down on the roof of the historic building, damaging some of the slates.

Last Updated ( Monday, 03 July 2006 )
 
St Davids Holiday Programme PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 28 June 2006

Once again St David’s church in Allens Road is offering a special programme during the school holidays for children aged between five and 12.

Organiser Anna Reith said the programme would be held between 9.30 and noon each day from Monday July 10 to Friday July 14. No bookings were needed and the cost was only $2 per day.

Last Updated ( Wednesday, 28 June 2006 )
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Ashburton Society of Arts Annual Exhibition PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 27 June 2006

After being away from Ashburton for more than 25 years, Maxine Jepson, or Maxine Jones as she was known when last here, has returned as a guest artist at this year's Ashburton Society of Arts annual exhibition.

She was a window dresser from the time she left school in Ashburton, first at Heffords and then at Todds.

Last Updated ( Tuesday, 27 June 2006 )
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Hinds Dinner PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 27 June 2006

For several years a mid-winter lunch has been held at the Hinds Community Centre.

It gives long-term residents of the district an opportunity to meet and mingle with newer residents, especially those who have recently arrived to work on dairy farms.

Last Updated ( Tuesday, 27 June 2006 )
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New Toll Free Number Setup PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 27 June 2006

The Prime Minister's visit to Ashburton mid-Friday had one immediate effect, with a toll-free number being established within hours for people to obtain advice on a whole range of issues.

Ashburton District Council chief executive Brian Lester, said the number, 0800 779 997, would be answered by staff of the Ministry of Social Development between 8am and 5pm at weekends and from 7am to 8pm on weekdays.

Last Updated ( Tuesday, 27 June 2006 )
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