Snow forecast for Canterbury High Country and Plains
Situation A cold southwesterly airflow will tend southerly over New Zealand today and tomorrow. An anticyclone will develop in the Tasman Sea with the cold southwesterly airstream over New Zealand slowly easing later this week. The anticyclone will be moving over New Zealand at the weekend.
Snow Forecast for Canterbury High Country and Plains: As the cold southwesterly airflow over New Zealand eases this week one last push of cold air will bring the flow more southerly over Canterbury tomorrow, with snow showers likely down to 400m during the day and. Showers will be light in the morning in South Canterbury and clearing during the afternoon. In Mid and North Canterbury showers will remain through to tomorrow night and may be heaviest during the evening when snow could reach 300m briefly. Showers will clear early Wednesday and be followed by a run of clear frosty days.
Expect 1-3cm of snow above 400m in South Canterbury tomorrow. In Mid and North Canterbury expect 5-10cm above 400m, and a few cm down to 300m late in the day. 10-20cm of snow may accumulate above 700m on Banks Peninsula and the coastal hills of North Canterbury.
Pay your rates and other council changes through your Ruralco Card
The Ashburton District Council venues now accept the Ruralco Card. You can use your Ruralco Card for the payment of:
Ashburton District Council – rates, dog registrations, building consents, parking fines etc.
EA Networks Centre – gym membership and use, group fitness classes and the aquatic centre (excludes EAT Café)
Ashburton & Rakaia Resource Recovery Parks – waste disposal
Ashburton Public Library – fines and special purchases
Click here to charge your rates to your Ruralco Card today.
From the Group CEO - May 2016
Recent media coverage around Fonterra’s decision to push out its payment of suppliers to 90 days has created much negative feedback and discussion around the responsibility of large businesses and how they support their communities. Click here to read more...
Don't take drums with your this Gypsy Day
REMINDER: If you’re moving farms next month, don’t forget to book an Agrecovery collection for your empty drums. Book online by 13th May, write ‘Gypsy Day’ in the comments, and we’ll pick them up before the end of the month.
If you’re not shifting but are having a pre-winter tidy up, all bookings made before 30th May will be collected in June. Book here, or give us a call on 0800 247 326 for more information. Click here to continue reading.