Society for the Local Economy of Ashhurst & Pohangina

News & Current Activities

Local business directory has gone to print

LEAP's first annual business directory is at the printers, and we hope to distribute it to Ashhurst and Pohangina Valley residents soon. In the meantime, check out our searchable online version. 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.

ACM enters its 3rd year - 14 October  2017

LEAP is looking forwards to launching its third year of the Ashhurst Community Market (ACM), following our standard winter hiatus. Join us on 14 October, 10-1, at the Village Green on Cambridge Ave. and Bamfield Streets in Ashhurst.

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. Stay tuned for more!

More businesses supporting LOAVES

A small but growing number of businesses and community groups are accepting LOAVES.

  • Riverside Orchard

  • Edible Gardens

  • Helen King, Grants Advisor & Educator

  • Kereru Natural Products

  • Sheree's Sewing Repairs

  • Valley View Consulting

  • Phoenix Adviser Group Ltd.

  • Payton & Me

  • Carolann Wedding Collections

  • Cartwheel Creamery

  • Slow Farm

  • Ellicott's Fudgery

  • Worldly Press

  • LEAP (that's us!)

  • RECAP (a charity providing sustainability education)

Thanks to these organisations and their willingness to participate in this cooperative initiative, you can now spend LOAVES to pay for a wide range of goods and services, from fruit & veg, to cheese, fudge, financial advice, payroll management, gifts and wedding accessories, clothing, sewing repairs, skincare products, plants, book publishing, workshop fees, and more.