Level one water restrictions are now in place across Mid Canterbury. Residents connected to an Ashburton District Council water supply in Ashburton, Rakaia, Methven, Hakatere, Chertsey, Lake Hood, Fairton, Hinds, Mt Somers and Mayfield are restricted to only using a hose on alternate days to help conserve water in the district. People can use a hose on even or odd days of the calendar, depending on their street number or location.
Heritage buildings in the Barrhill settlement will soon have added support to help manage their upkeep, following Ashburton District Council’s decision to enter into an agreement with the Barrhill Hall Society. Council will work with the society to manage a 7890m2 section of land in the village which houses a hall, school masters house, library, public toilet, garage, an outbuilding and an outhouse.
The Ashburton YMCA Breakaway Youth Holiday programme will be held over five days, and across two weeks, in January. The YMCA is collaborating with Juanita Richards, the whanau navigator with He Waka Tapu, for the programme which is set to include a variety of activities like mountain biking, an amazing race, obstacle courses and a day at Hakatere Marae. Registrations are now open for the programme, which is for 11-17 year olds.