Issue No. 95 - 29 March 2003
At Your Service: Solid waste and recycling
We provide a refuse service
How this service is provided
Monitoring the service
Further information is available from Ian McGowan, phone 349 0001, email Ian McGowan.
Time is running out to meet with the Council to discuss your priorities for Wanganui's future.
The Council is holding meetings with groups so we can identify what the community wants. This information will become part of the Community Outcomes Plan.
Since mid-February we have been meeting as many groups as possible, usually at their own venue. Small groups (say 10-15 people) mean that all participants can contribute more easily. However, we will meet with any sized group. We will be holding meetings until April 13; however, the last day to make a meeting booking is March 30.
If your organisation or people in your neighbourhood would like to participate, you can contact us this weekend via:
We will meet you at a time and venue that suits you. Remember - you need to book your meeting by March 30.
What will we talk about?
Some of the issues discussed and ideas for priorities for Wanganui from meetings held during the past week were (in no particular order):
As you can see, there is the potential to discuss a wide range of topics - the items for discussion are up to you.
What's on in and around Wanganui
March 29-30: Whanganui Artists Open Their Doors
March 29-30: Wanganui Water Skiing Championships
March 29: Schola Sacra Choir presents Sacred
March 29: Wanganui Harrier Club Opening Day
March 29: Rivercity Markets
March 29: Oceanview Speedway
March 30: International Motor Stunt Show
Throughout March and April:
More information about things to do in the Wanganui District is available from the i-Site Wanganui Visitor Centre, 101 Guyton Street.
New Zealand Post Children's Book Festival
March 31 - April 8
Join the fun and take part in the activities as we celebrate the best of our country's children's authors in 2003.
Pick up your programme from the Wanganui District Library (Queens Park) or Books & More (Trafalgar Square).
We warmly invite you to the launch of the Festival at the Wanganui District Library in the Children's area on Monday, March 31, at 3.30pm.
Lake Wiritoa closure
Lake Wiritoa will be closed to the public on Saturday, 29 March, and Sunday, 30 March 2003, for the Wanganui Water Ski Club Champs.
The beach area of the lake will remain open for passive recreation.
The Council apologises for any inconvenience this may cause the public.
The Backyard Series
The Council supports The Backyard Series, a practical four week series on recycling and organics in your own backyard.
The series, which began on March 23, is being held at Mount St Joseph Conference Centre on consecutive Sundays from 2pm to 4pm. The remaining workshops on the programme are:
The cost is $5 per workshop/per family. For further information contact Jenny or Jan, phone 345 5047, fax 345 8981, or by e-mail
Senior Emergency Management Officer
Maori Educator (Part Time), Museum
Prohibited fire season
Total fire ban
Pursuant to the Forest and Rural Fires Act 1977 Section 22, and the District Bylaws, notice is given that the lighting of fires in the open air in the Wanganui District is prohibited as from midnight Wednesday, 19 March 2003.
This ban applies in all areas of the Wanganui Fire District.
The ban also includes all urban areas.
AND FURTHER this Fire Ban remains in force until further notice:
Exceptions - the following activities are permitted -
Barbecues lit in properly constructed containers and fuelled with gas.
That no such fires shall be lit when strong or gusty winds are prevailing.
In all cases a person lighting a fire within the bounds of these exceptions shall remain in attendance at the fire until it is fully extinguished.
It shall be no legal defence against claims for damage caused by any fire that such fire was of the type or lit at the time permitted by this notice.
All inquiries to NZ Fire Service, phone (06) 348 0103.
Water conservation - the hose code and sprinkler code
Water Services thanks the people of Wanganui for the conservation effort made to date that has ensured sufficient water supplies for all water users.
Everyone is reminded that sprinklers can only be used on even numbered days for even numbered houses and odd numbered days for odd numbered houses, between the hours of 6pm and 10pm. Hand held hoses can be used at any time.
The best water results for the garden are achieved from watering in the early evening.
Council - Ordinary
Unless otherwise noted, the meetings commence at 2.00pm 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.
The Council welcomes members of the public to attend its meetings.