Issue No. 362 - 8 May 2008
Wanganui Gas burning bright
When Wanganui Gas became a wholly owned company of Wanganui District Council, Wanganui's ratepayers, were aglow with pride. The company was performing well in both energy distribution and retail markets. In October 2007, that flame dimmed somewhat as a result of changes in the energy market.
The most dramatic effect was that Council would not gain the usual $2 million annual dividend to subsidise rates.
PriceWaterhouseCoopers was commissioned to review Wanganui Gas' operation. Their report concluded -
There are two business groups within Wanganui Gas Ltd. GasNet manages infrastructure assets, whilst Energy Direct New Zealand supplies gas and electricity to many residences and businesses, primarily in Wanganui.
This 100% Wanganui-owned company deserves 100% Wanganui community support.
Sarjeant Gallery exhibition
This exhibition includes paintings and a steel pond with a thin layer of oil reflecting the unique architecture of the Sarjeant Gallery's dome space.
The exhibition is on at the Sarjeant until May 18.
Details of the following vacancies are available on this page:
Animal Control Officer - Team Leader
Customer Services Manager
Special Consultative Procedure
Review of the Gambling Venue Policy 2004 for Wanganui
Summary of Information
In accordance with Section 83(1)(a)(i) of the Local Government Act 2002 and the Gambling Act 2003, the Wanganui District Council gives notice of its intention to review the Gambling Venue Policy 2004. Submissions are now invited on the review.
Further information includes:
Wanganui District Council
To assist the submission and hearing process please endeavour when making a submission to –
Submissions close on Friday, 23 May 2008.
By-election date set for June
The by-election for a new Wanganui District Councillor will be held in June.
A by-election is required following the resignation of Cr Marty Lindsay who is taking up a career opportunity in Australia.
Wanganui District Council Electoral Officer Noeline Moosman has set the by-election date for Saturday, June 21.
Nominations for candidates opened on Friday, April 4, and close at 12 noon on Friday, May 2. Nomination forms are available from the Electoral Officer.
Voting will be by postal voting. The voting period will be from Friday, 30 May 2008, to 12 noon Saturday, 21 June 2008.
More information is available on this page.
Upcoming Council meetings
We welcome members of the public to attend our meetings
Wanganui District Councils' Forestry Joint Committee – Monday, May 19 (2.30pm, CR 2)
Council Meeting – Monday, May 19
Council Meeting – Thursday, May 22 (9am-4pm)
Youth Committee – Monday, May 26 (4pm)
Council Meeting – Thursday, May 29 (2pm-5pm)
Unless otherwise noted, meetings are held at 3.00pm 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.