Issue No. 152 - 1 May 2004
The recycling partnership
For recycling to succeed, we all need to work together. In Wanganui we are about to enter into an exciting recycling partnership and it involves you!
With Fullcircle on board, Wanganui people can be assured that products dropped off at the Peat Street centre will be recycled.
Fullcircle will not only be responsible for collecting, baling and transporting recyclable products from the drop-off centre, it will also engage in waste education programmes in Wanganui schools as well as brokering other waste minimisation solutions for Wanganui.
SaveMart recycles textiles such as clothing, books, footwear, bric-a-brac and toys. It employs 43 people in its two Wanganui stores.
SaveMart will have two facilities to take textiles at the drop-off centre. Clothing not suitable for sale in New Zealand goes to the highland of Papua New Guinea.
We will measure how much recycling Wanganui is doing and publish the results in the newspaper each month.Kerbside recycling
Monday, May 3
At Your Service - Port
The Council provides the Port so goods can be transported by sea and to provide docking facilities for commercial and recreational fishing.
Port facilities are located at the mouth of the Whanganui River and are managed by a Port company, River City Port. In order to provide this service, the Council manages a harbour endowment portfolio of 86 commercial properties available for lease, the rental income from which is directed to the Port company.
The Port includes 580 lineal metres of wharf space and seven warehouse buildings totalling 4641 square metres.
The Port basin is maintained to keep the waterway clear for vessel access. Buildings are maintained for storage use and the wharves are maintained for berthing of vessels.
The service is monitored via six-monthly reports from River City Port.
There is no ratepayer charge for the service. The Port operations receive a minimum of $294,000 (excluding GST) per annum generated from harbour endowment property rentals, which are managed by the Council. River City Port determines charges for Port services.
Further information is available from Keith Hindson, Recreation and Culture Manager, phone 349 0001, email Keith Hindson.
Information about all of the Council's services is available in the At Your Service booklet available from Customer Services and the District Library, and on the Services pages of this site.
Draft Annual Plan 2004/05 - calculate your rates
Wanganui District Council is seeking public submissions on its Draft Annual Plan 2004/05 and accompanying Service Management Plan.
Copies of the documents are available from the Council, the District Library and on this page.
Submissions close on May 28.
To calculate what your rates would be based on the Draft Annual Plan 2004/05, which is currently out for consultation, you will need a copy of your assessment for last year or your latest rates invoice.
The table provides an example based on a residential property with a Land Value of $10,000 and Capital Value of $100,000 with water, sewage disposal and stormwater services connected.
Worked Example of Rates
Use the information below to fill in the multipliers and rates for your property.
Proposed rates - categories
This template has been prepared to assist people to determine what the impact of the proposed Annual Plan will be on the rates for next year.
The individual proposed rates are included in the Draft Annual Plan along with the functions to be undertaken and the service levels for each function.
To calculate the expected rates you will need one of the following:
The 2004/05 rating factors are contained in the Rating Information Database (RID) which is held at the Council offices. The RID also contains any valuation changes since 1 July 2003.
In most cases, using the information from last year's assessment will be accurate. If your property has had major development or subdivision which requires a revaluation, that information will need to be obtained from the RID.
The rates are set according to the services provided. Not all properties in the District pay each of the rates. If water is not provided to a property it will pay a half charge if the service is available (i.e. within 100m) or no rate if it cannot be serviced.
Rates for some services are dependent on the number of separate uses i.e. a property with five flats will pay five charges, and a commercial property with five tenants will pay five charges. This information is in the documents mentioned above.
The example is based on a residential property with a Land Value of $10,000 and Capital Value of $100,000 with water, sewage disposal and stormwater services connected.
Note that the Storm Damage Repair Rate is lower than advised in the Draft Annual Plan due to an increase in the funding from Government.
What's on in and around Wanganui
May 1: Disabilities Expo
May 1: Disasta Blasta
May 1: Hillcrest Mini-market
May 1: Soccer - Wanganui City vs Red Sox Linton
May 1-2: Wanganui Green Dollar Conference 2004
and Market Day
May 2: Whanganui Regional Museum Hot Off The
May 3: A Cocktail of Fashion Show
May 4: Greyhound Racing
More information about things to do in the Wanganui District is available from the i-SITE Wanganui Visitor Centre, 101 Guyton Street.
Part-time Legal Executive/Property Officer
Creative Communities New Zealand
Financial Assistance to Arts and Cultural Activities
TE MAHI TAHA TOI ME TE MAHI WHAKANGAHAU
MO TENEI WAHI
Applications for financial assistance under the Creative New Zealand LocalArts Funding Scheme are now being called for.
Approximately $15,500 is available for distribution to arts and cultural activity groups, organisations and individuals, based in the Wanganui District Council area. (Applications from individuals must indicate community rather than exclusive benefit).
To assist those wishing to apply, and who may need assistance, please contact either Keith Smith, at the District Council, or Barbara Vine at the Community Arts Centre.
Application forms are available from: Wanganui District Council, 101 Guyton Street, PO Box 637, Wanganui, and Wanganui Community Arts Centre, 19 Taupo Quay, Wanganui.
Further detailed information is available from:
Keith Smith, Community Liaison Officer, Wanganui District Council
Applications close at 4.00pm Friday, 28 May 2004
Unless otherwise noted, the meetings will be held 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.