Issue No. 365 - 29 May 2008
We need your help – eradicate graffiti
Recycle your unwanted paint
Take unwanted paint to Wanganui Resene and help wipe out the disgusting graffiti in Wanganui
The Wanganui District Council is working together with the Wanganui Resene PaintWise Programme. Wanganui residents can return unwanted paint (no solvents accepted) and paint packaging to the Resene Colour Shop. It is then mixed into varying shades of grey paint. Resene donates the resulting good quality waterborne Resene paint to community groups in Wanganui.
Residents can return up to 10 packs of any brand of paint free of charge.
Where: Resene Colour Shop, 17 Wilson Street, Wanganui; phone 348 0048
Diary these dates
Not only can you recycle your unwanted paint, you can also help by reporting graffiti as and when it happens!
Three ways you can help
The best way to reduce the spread of graffiti is to remove it quickly.
Concepts for improved entranceway to be unveiled
Options for enhancing the southern entranceway to Wanganui will be presented to the Council this week – and you're invited to come along to see what it's all about.
The first stage of the Council's Entranceways Project is to provide an attractive and functional entranceway from Marybank to Liffiton Street on State Highway 3. The goal is to have the most attractive city entrance in New Zealand and to draw travellers into the city rather than them passing straight through.
Architect Mark Southcombe was engaged to provide concept plan options for an improved entranceway.
The workshop, where Mr Southcombe will present his concepts, is open to the public. It will be held in the Council Chamber at 3.00pm on Friday, May 30.
Rating Information Database (RID)
The Rating Information Database is available for public inspection as per Section 28 of the Local Government (Rating) Act 2002.
The Rating Information Database contains a record of all information required for setting and assessing rates and allows for the calculation of rates liability for each rating unit.
The database is available for viewing between 8.00am and 5.00pm, Monday to Friday, at the Council office, 101 Guyton Street, Wanganui.
Creating Wanganui's future together
We want to find out about your vision for Wanganui's future.
You can have your say by answering a few simple questions on this page (submissions closed on 30 June 2008).
Or come along and talk to us at the River Traders Market on Saturday, June 7.
Rezoning of 9 Birch Place and 357 Somme Parade
Public Meeting – Thursday, May 29
You are invited to attend a public meeting to discuss the proposed rezoning of 9 Birch Place and 357 Somme Parade, as well as the uplifting of their Reserve status.
Representatives from Wanganui District Council Property Group and their Planning Consultants, Opus International Consultants, will be in attendance.
The meeting will be held at Churton School Hall from 5.30pm-7.30pm on Thursday, May 29.
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 closed on Friday, May 2.
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 Rural Community Board – Wednesday, June 4 (4.00pm, Committee Room 2)
Council Meeting – Thursday, June 5 (12.30pm) (note change of date)
Community Development – Tuesday, June 10
Finance and Infrastructure – Tuesday, June 17
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.