Issue No. 117 - 30 August 2003
A new source of water will be entering your home within the next two weeks.
If you live in Aramoho or Wanganui East you will receive a flyer from Wanganui Water Services in the next few days explaining that water from the new Aramoho bore water treatment plant will be entering your home soon.
The flyer will explain what the water is like and what you can expect over the next few months. You will be advised when the water is flowing through the system and at that time you are likely to receive water at a higher pressure than at present and may experience pressure variations.
You are advised that water from this source may not be supplied continuously if problems occur in the supply or reticulation systems. If you live in Aramoho, the water you receive will eventually come from one source but in the meantime your water is a mixture of old and new. If you live in Wanganui East, your water is likely to be a mixture of old and new.
Please read the flyer carefully and if you have any concerns or questions, contact Wanganui Water Services on 349 0510.
What's on in and around Wanganui
August 30: Kaitoke CWI and Turakina CWI Combined
August 30: Racing - Gallops
August 30: Rivercity Markets
August 30: Soccer - Kingz vs National League
August 30-31: Jane Towers Two-Day 2-Wheel Fundraiser
August 30-31: Oz - Musical Theatre
August 31: Whanganui Museum Botanical Group -
August 31: Country Music Club
August 31: Concert - Lyric Singers
August 31: Model Train Display
September 2: Whanganui Museum Botanical Group
- Show and Tell
Throughout August and September:
More information about things to do in the Wanganui District is available from the i-Site Wanganui Visitor Centre, 101 Guyton Street.
Wastewater discharge to the Whanganui River
Recreational users are advised of potential health risks arising from the discharge of wastewater to the Whanganui River.
Under the coastal permits issued for the wastewater project, the Wanganui District Council is required to regularly inform the public of these potential risks.
At present, the existing combined sewer and stormwater system overflows and discharges wastewater into the Whanganui River during periods of rain. However, this overflow will be eliminated progressively as sewage is removed from stormwater systems on both private and public property throughout urban Wanganui.
Property owners are reminded that all sewage must leave their property in a separate pipe that contains no stormwater by the following dates:
For further information, please contact the Separation Hotline 349 0548.
Launch of New Mobile Library!
The District Library is delighted to announce the launch date of the Wanganui community's brand-new, state-of-the-art Mobile Library - come and celebrate with us!
When: Thursday, 11 September 2003
Formal celebrations begin at 10.00am.
New Mobile opens for community viewing and service as usual from 10.30am - 12noon.
See you there!
New timetable of community visits
Wanganui District Library advises its valued Mobile Library customers that the current timetable of community visits will cease on Friday, 5 September 2003.
We aim to start our new timetable of community visits on Monday, 15 September 2003, as scheduled below:
The establishment of the new timetable follows an extensive review of the current service and responds to demonstrated changes in community need and demand. The Mobile service is a powerful component of the Library's Community Literacy Strategy, enabling the District Library to deliver a quality service to all communities in the District, regardless of location. We're out there for you!
NB: We're still hoping to get the library service to Mangamahu and up the Parapara... we'll keep you posted.
Consultation on the Port of Wanganui Development
What do you want for Wanganui? We'd like to hear your views.
The Wanganui District Council has been approached by the Port of Wanganui Ltd with a proposal to develop a deep-water port capable of servicing large ships etc.
The proposed development by the Port of Wanganui Ltd will be staged over several years as finance and markets for the cargos come on stream. The port will be managed by the Port of Wanganui Ltd utilising specific port management expertise currently employed around New Zealand.
Effects of the proposed development
The effects of the port development will be increased port usage, employment opportunities both at the port and within service industries, potential for a marina in the final design and regenerating the local economy.
To facilitate the deep-water port it will be necessary to divert the Whanganui River through South Beach opposite Gilberd Street, thus blocking the port off from the river.
What do you think?
The Council is seeking public comment on the principle of the port proposal to gauge whether or not it should allow the development to proceed. The public will be given further opportunity to comment on the specific details of the development if it proceeds when resource consents are lodged.
Do you think the port proposal is a good idea? Should the Council allow it to proceed to the next stage?
We welcome your feedback and suggestions. Any individual or group wishing to comment on the proposal is invited to send their response by 30 September 2003.
Rates: instalment 1 - extended date
Reminder - the due date for payment of instalment one of the 2003/04 rates has been extended to Wednesday, September 3.
After this date a penalty will be added.
If you are having difficulty in meeting your rates payments, please enquire about payment options that are available.
For customer convenience you may post your cheque payment in the reply-paid envelope provided.
Unless otherwise noted meetings are held at 2.00pm in Committee Room 2, 1st Floor, Municipal Office Building, 101 Guyton Street, Wanganui.
Agendas are available at the Customer Services Counter, Municipal Office Building, 101 Guyton Street, Wanganui and the Wanganui District Library two working days prior to the meeting.
The Council welcomes members of the public to attend its meetings.
The Strategy Committee's meeting scheduled for 11.00am on Tuesday, 2 September 2003 has been postponed to a date to be notified.