Issue No. 245 - 9 February 2006
Get your votes in by midday on Saturday
This week is your last chance to vote in the Wanganui District Council's by-elections and 2006 referendum.
Voting closes at midday on Saturday, February 11.
Take this chance to vote for a new councillor or rural community board member in the by-elections. And let the Council know what you think on some key issues by voting in the referendum.
The referendum issues are water softening, water fluoridation, spelling of Wanganui, size of Council and abolition of urban and rural wards. More information is available here.
To make sure the Electoral Officer receives your vote on time, please drop off your voting papers in the ballot box at the Council building in Guyton Street. Voting papers which are posted may not reach us in time.
Remember - voting closes at 12 noon on Saturday.
Don't leave it until the last minute. Vote today!
Mayoral Mile - Cooks Gardens
|9.00am||Mayoral mile (Mayor only)|
|9.15am||65 years +|
|9.45am||65 + family|
|10.30am||55-64 + family|
|11.45am||45-54 + family|
|12 noon||35-44 years|
|1.15pm||35-44 + family|
|2.45pm||25-34 + family|
|4.00pm||18 and under|
|5.15pm||15 and under|
|6.15pm||12 and under|
|6.45pm||Disability mass participation
Anyone who regards themselves as being disabled may participate.
|7.30pm||Mayors' & councillors' mile|
|7.50pm||Disability elite mile|
|8.00pm||Junior women's mile|
|8.10pm||Schools relay (8 x 200m)|
|8.20pm||Junior men's mile|
|8.35pm||Women's elite mile|
|8.45pm||Men's B elite mile|
|9.00pm||Men's A elite mile|
(All race details are subject to change).
Speak up. Speak out. Be heard.
Apply to be part of Wanganui's first Youth Committee
We are seeking applicants aged 12 to 24 who want to become part of Wanganui's first Youth Committee.
All the info and an application pack are available here (PDF format).
Applications close on 28 February 2006.
Applications close 28 February 2006
Nominations are now open for the 2006 Wanganui Civic Honours Awards.
Awards will be made to people who have carried out outstanding voluntary, unpaid community service in Wanganui. A maximum of five awards per year will be made.
Nominations will require the signature of two Wanganui citizens or a bona fide organisation.
Please note that previous nominations will not be considered for selection. Only people who are nominated this year will be considered.
Nomination forms and conditions of nomination are available from the Customer Services Desk, Ground Floor, Municipal Office Building, 101 Guyton Street, Wanganui.
The closing date for nominations is Friday, 7 April 2006.
We welcome members of the public to attend our meetings
Strategy - Thursday, 9 February 2006 (Council
- Items on the agenda include Major Regional Initiative (MRI) report; Waterfront Project update; Litter control update; Wanganui Inc report; BERL report; Undertaking a study to develop a growth strategy; Six-weekly statistics update; Wanganui life expectancy; MetService temperature gauges; Bylaws; Plan Change 5 - Marangai Manufacturing and Rural Amenity Zone; Keep New Zealand Beautiful.
Council Meeting - Monday, 20 February
2006 (Council Chamber)
- The Council will consider the reports from all Committee meetings held in January and February.
The meetings will be held at 4.00pm in the Council Chamber, 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.