Support for higher density housing

  Residents and political parties appear cautiously supportive of moves to allow higher-density housing, but also raise concerns about government overreach and regulatory confusion. In a rare show of bipartisanship, the Labour government and the National Party today jointly announced moves to allow up to three houses, up to three storeys tall, without requiring resource … Continued

Sports tournaments a windfall for Ashburton economy

  The hosting of two sports tournaments in consecutive weeks in Ashburton has brought welcome relief for the local economy. The scrapping of gathering size limits under Level 2 guidelines meant Ashburton was able to host a makeshift junior basketball tournament last week. The 32-team event attracted about 1000 people to the district which had … Continued

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