Society for the Local Economy of Ashhurst & Pohangina

News & Current Activities

Buy local this Christmas - with LOAVES!

Show your commitment to our local community by purchasing LOAVES for use during the Christmas season (and beyond). A growing number of local businesses are accepting LOAVES to help strengthen the connections between community and economy.

As a bonus, if you purchase 50 LOAVES from LEAP in the period leading up to Christmas, you'll go in the draw from some great prizes donated by LOAVES and local businesses. Read more at this link.

Next market - 11 November 2017

Join us at the Ashhurst Community Market at Cambridge Ave. and Bamfield St. in Ashhurst from 10-1 on Saturday, 11 November! ter hiatus. Join us on 14 October, 10-1, at the Village Green on Cambridge Ave. and Bamfield Streets in Ashhurst.

More businesses supporting LOAVES

A small but growing number of businesses and community groups are accepting LOAVES. Read the full list here!

Local business directory now distributed

LEAP's first annual business directory has been distributed to Ashhurst and Pohangina Valley residents. There are a few extra copies being distributed in downtown Ashhurst, and the regularly updated online version can be searched at this link. If you have a business that you want to list online and in next year's print directory, or if you want an update in your curent listing, please get in touch, 

New volunteers invited to participate

LEAP is a volunteer-led organisation, and we would welcome additional volunteer. There are lots of possible roles: governance, project development, market support, and more. Please get in touch!