Selwyn and Ashburton Outlook - - YOUR LOCAL NEWS -

More than 400 sub­mis­sions were made over the Ash­bur­ton District Coun­cil pro­posal to hike fees at the EA Net­works Cen­tre (EANC) by more than 40 per cent, lead­ing the coun­cil to back down. The coun­cil is set to keep the 60 per cent rate sub­sidy for the EANC, while gym fees will go up 9 per cent for the first year. But sta­dium fees will go up 15 per cent for years one and two, and 10 per cent in year three.


In the first do­na­tion round for 2018, the Com­mu­nity Trust of Mid and South Can­ter­bury ap­proved do­na­tions to­talling $54,805. The Ash­bur­ton Macken­zie Com­mu­nity group re­ceived $10,000 to­wards co­or­di­na­tor costs, while the Ash­bur­ton Youth Cafe Trust, Squash Mid­lands and the Ash­bur­ton Par­ents Cen­tre re­ceived $5000.


Nurses who trained with or worked for Ash­bur­ton Health Ser­vices are be­ing in­vited to a re­union. The Ash­bur­ton Bi­en­nial Nurses Re­union is be­ing held on May 6. Do­na­tions re­ceived on the day con­trib­ute to­wards the up­keep of the memo­rial cab­i­nets that recog­nise the con­tri­bu­tion of nurses in Ash­bur­ton. Con­tact Kay King for more on 03 303 6033.

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