Issue No. 12 - 25th August 2001
Saving electricity is still a priority if New Zealand is to avoid power blackouts in the coming months.
The Council is making power savings where this can be done without compromising safety and security in our services. Every bit counts so we are also conserving energy in our offices and homes.
Remember that conserving water use helps save electricity. Using less water means a reduction in the electricity required to pump water from underground bores and to pump wastewater discharge.
We encourage you to join us in the 'conserve to preserve' campaign so we can avoid power blackouts.
Some of the ways we can save power in our offices are
At home we can
Committee & Council Meetings
Unless otherwise noted, the meetings will commence at 2.00pm in Committee Room 2, 1st Floor, Municipal Office Building, 101 Guyton Street, Wanganui.
Agendas are available at the Help Desk, 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.
Westmere Rural Water Scheme
All Westmere water users, or potential users, are urged to attend a meeting on Monday, 3 September 2001, at 7.00pm in the Brunswick Hall.
Lake Wiritoa Closure
Lake Wiritoa will be closed to the public on Saturday, 25 August 2001, and Sunday, 26 August 2001, to allow the Wanganui Radio Control Boat Club to host a model yacht regatta. The beach area of the lake will remain open for passive recreation. The Council apologises for any inconvenience this may cause the public.
Whangaehu Valley Road at Rush Flat
The section of Whangaehu Valley Road at Rush Flat, approximately four kilometres north of Mangamahu township, is closed to all vehicular traffic due to a dropout.
Temporary repairs to open the road to light traffic are progressing and are expected to take approximately one week (from August 22).
Notice of temporary road closure to vehicular traffic
[Transport (Vehicular Traffic Road Closure) Regulations 1965]
The Wanganui Car Club, for the purpose of a hill climb event, will close Rangitatau East Road from 2km before Junction Road to 4km past Junction Road on Saturday, 1 September 2001, from 9.00am until 6.00pm.
During the closure, provision will be made for ordinary vehicular traffic which would otherwise use Rangitatau East Road.
It will be an offence under the above regulations for any person,
other than under authority of an authorised permit, to use the road for ordinary
vehicular traffic during the period of closure.