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Quarterly rates instalments now in place PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 31 July 2018
30 July 2018 - ADC - Ashburton District ratepayers will notice a change to their rates invoices when the first instalment for the 2018/19 year arrives in their email or letter box from today, with a new quarterly instalment schedule now in place, as well as a new-look invoice design.

Committee approves urgent works for Chinese settlement PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 27 July 2018
27 July 2018 - ADC - Ashburton District Council’s Finance and Business Support Committee yesterday agreed to urgent work being completed on the Chinese Settlement site in Allens Rd to preserve the land and its buildings. Further funding will be sought at a later date to complete the restoration of the site.

Plans for Methven dog park to get underway PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 27 July 2018
27 July 2018 - ADC - The Methven community may soon have a designated dog exercise area to let their dog run off lead and socialise with other pets, following a decision by the Ashburton District Council to begin work introducing a dog park in the village.

Female artistic opportunity PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 27 July 2018
26 July 2018-By Mick Jensen - Entries are open for the 2019 Zonta Ashburton Female Art Award (ZAFAA).
Run by Ashburton Art Gallery in partnership with the Zonta Club of Ashburton, the award is open to all Canterbury-based emerging and mid-career female artists.
It acknowledges excellence in fine arts and assists in the development of growing careers.
ZAFAA committee member Jane Hurley says the awards are an exciting opportunity for Zonta to empower women through art and to raise the public profile of women artists.
The 2019 Premier Award recipient will win a cash prize of $3,500 and the opportunity to hold a solo exhibition at the art gallery the following year.
Ashburton Art Gallery curator Shirin Khosraviani said the winner would have the ``incredible'' opportunity to develop a new body of work for public exhibition and have the support of a passionate institution at their side.
As well as the Premier Award, there is also a Young Generation Award for female artists aged between 16 and 20 years.
All entries will be shortlisted by a panel of three art professionals, with the awards announced on March 1, 2019.
ZAFAA entry forms are available through the art gallery website - ashburtonartgallery.org.nz. Entries close Sunday 31 October 2018.
New street lights coming soon PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 27 July 2018
July 26 2018 - By Mick Jensen - The installation of new, efficient LED lighting around the district will mean brighter streets and energy and maintenance cost savings.
Praise, award for show jumping body PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 26 July 2018
26 July 2018-By Mick Jensen - Ashburton Area Show Jumping and Show Hunter group has received high praise and a national award for its hosting of last year's South Island Championship show.
The group is the first in the South Island to receive the accolade.
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