Issue No. 216 - 23 July 2005
Town Hall Meeting - War Memorial Hall
Wanganui citizens are invited to attend the Mayor's Town Hall Meeting on Monday, July 25, to get the latest Council information.
Mayor Michael Laws and Councillors will speak about current issues and there will be an opportunity for members of the public to ask questions.
If you want to know more about what's happening with Council and community matters, come along to the Town Hall Meeting and hear from the Mayor and Councillors.
When: 12noon-1.30pm on Monday, July 25
An invitation to a meeting in your neighbourhood -
Talk to the Mayor and Councillors about your community
St John's Hill residents are invited to attend a Neighbourhood Meeting on Sunday, July 24, with Mayor Michael Laws and Councillors.
Next week meetings are being held in Durie Hill (for Durie Hill, Bastia Hill, Putiki and Marybank residents), Springvale and Central City. Take this opportunity to discuss current Council and community issues which impact on you, your family and your neighbourhood.
Mayor Laws will talk about the hard choices facing Wanganui as our debt is set to escalate to $54 million as a result of the wastewater separation/treatment projects, and the interest rates begin to squeeze future Council activities. There will also be information about heritage issues, future tourism development, ratings policies, economic development, and sport and recreation initiatives.
Be informed, be involved, be at your Neighbourhood Meeting!
Welcome by Mayor Michael Laws
Wanganui family donates seat to Bason
The Wynne family, of Wanganui, has donated a seat to the Bason Botanic Gardens in memory of Harold Wynne.
Harold was very fond of camellias, so placing the seat in the Camellia Garden, in conjunction with the 20th anniversary of the dedication of the Garden, is an ideal setting.
Mrs Neroli Wynne, wife of the late Mr Wynne, is pictured on the new seat.
New exhibition at the Sarjeant Gallery
John Pascoe: Songs of Innocence
Pascoe (1908 - 1972) was an exceptional photographer whose documentation of the New Zealand Home Front during World War 2 is one of the most important bodies of work by a 20th Century New Zealand photographer.
Pascoe was also a mountaineer and author of several popular mountaineering books, an historian, poet and, from 1963 until his death, National Archivist.
Songs of Innocence looks at the wonder and innocence of childhood through photographs taken by John Pascoe of his four daughters in the 1940s and 50s. The exhibition was curated by Janet Bayly and developed by Mahara Gallery, Waikanae.
It is on at the Sarjeant until September 18.
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Upcoming Council meetings
We welcome members of the public to attend our meetings
Hearing by Independent Commissioner -
Wednesday, July 27 (1.30pm)
Harbour - Wednesday, July 27 (3pm)
Works and Transport - Wednesday, July
Strategy - Thursday, July 28
Wanganui Rural Community Board - Friday,
July 29 (3pm)
Council - Monday, August 8 (Pioneer Room,
Unless otherwise noted, all meetings are held at 4.00pm 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.
Meeting cancellation - Economic Committee
As there is no business to transact, the Economic Committee's meeting scheduled for Tuesday, 26 July 2005, is cancelled.