Issue No. 234 - 24 November 2005
Town Hall Meeting - Council Chamber
New appointments for Holding Company and Wanganui Inc
Wanganui accountant Matthew Doyle is being proposed as the new Chairman of Wanganui District Council Holdings (WDCH) Ltd.
This week the Council's Finance and Administration (F&A) Committee recommended that Mr Doyle (pictured) be appointed as Chairman.
Current Board Chairman David Warburton is relinquishing the position due to his appointment as the Council's Chief Executive. Mr Doyle is currently a Director of the holding company.
"As well as recommending that Matthew Doyle be appointed Chairman, the F&A Committee also recommended that Michael Eden be appointed as a Director of WDCH," David Warburton says.
"A number of candidates were considered to fill the vacancy on the Board and the selection criteria has focused on balancing the existing skill set while ensuring the candidate has a strong Wanganui focus".
Mr Eden founded GDM Group in 1978 and this year received the Supreme Business of the Year Award at the ABN AMBRO Craig's Wanganui Business Awards.
Other board members are Deputy Mayor Dot McKinnon, Matt Edmonds and Harvey Green.
The Finance and Administration Committee also considered a proposal from economic development agency Wanganui Inc (WINC) to fill a vacancy on its Board, created by the resignation of former Cr Graeme Taylor who has moved to Auckland.
The Committee has recommended that Lesley Jones be appointed as a Director of the Board and that Niko Tangaroa be co-opted to the Board, or appointed an alternate Director, depending on which option the Board prefers.
Mrs Jones has specialist skills in brand development and image marketing. Mr Tangaroa has expertise in tourism, especially relating to the Whanganui River.
The other directors of Wanganui Inc are Ron Janes (chair), Mayor Michael Laws, Nygllhuw Morris, Bruce Nicholson and Cr Rangi Wills.
The recommendations will be considered at the Council meeting on December 12.
World Jetsprinting Championship Final Round
The action will be fast and furious when Wanganui hosts the final round of the Parker ENZED 2005 UIM World Jetsprinting Championship on Sunday, November 27.
New Zealand's newest and most challenging track, the Shelter View Jetsprint Track, is located 2km north of Upokongaro, State Highway 4.
The world championship will include the best racers from New Zealand, Australia and USA. These spectacular boats accelerate from 20 to 120km in two seconds! To win, competitors must clock the fastest time through three qualifying rounds and then it is a "sudden death" competition where only the quickest run will win.
Practice starts at 9am on Sunday, with racing from midday.
Upcoming Council meetings
We welcome members of the public to attend our meetings
Community Development -
Thursday, November 24
Infrastructure - Wednesday,
Strategy (Council Chamber) - Thursday, December 1
Council - Monday, December
12 (Council Chamber - 2pm)
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.