Issue No. 152 - 1 May 2004

SaveMart Recycling
Drop-off Centre
Opening Monday, May 3

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!

The community
You are the most important part of the recycling partnership because in order to recycle we need you to make the effort to separate out recyclable product and drop it off to be recycled. With the community's help, we can reduce waste to landfills. Waste costs; recycling is free.

Fullcircle
Fullcircle is our partner and recycling expert. It is a recycling subsidiary of Carter Holt Harvey and recognised as New Zealand's leading recycling firm. Fullcircle knows where the best recycling markets are and how to access them for the best prices.

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
SaveMart is New Zealand's largest recycler of clothing and textiles and is the primary sponsor of Wanganui's drop-off centre. We are really excited to have SaveMart on board as it is a local company and a huge recycler of goods!

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.

IHC
IHC has leapt at the chance to provide services at the drop-off centre. Manager Peter Bush will lead a team of IHC workers to supply daily services at the centre, sorting and packing product as well as general cleaning around the site. This will offer IHC workers employment and job skills and in return will ensure that the centre is kept clean and your products will be sorted correctly and able to be recycled.

We will measure how much recycling Wanganui is doing and publish the results in the newspaper each month.

Kerbside recycling
Collection stops
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

  Basis
Multiplier
Rate
Total
General Rate        
Land Value LV
10,000.00
0.014
140.00
Rate in the dollar from the category below        
Uniform Annual General Charge Property
1.00
52.00
52.00
Roads and Footpaths        
Capital Value CV
100,000.00
0.001875
187.50
Community Facilities Rate Units
1.00
343.00
343.00
Storm Damage Repair Rate Units
1.00
25.00
25.00
Water Supply Varies
1.00
224.00
224.00
Firefighting Capacity CV
100,000.00
0.000577
57.70
Stormwater Disposal CV
100,000.00
0.002335
233.50
Rate in the dollar from the category below  
Sewage Disposal Pans
1.00
200.00
200.00
CBD Services  
Uniform Charge Units
-
235.00
-
Capital Value Rate CV
-
-
-
Roading Special Works Rate LV
-
-
-
Grand Total  
$1462.70

Your property

Use the information below to fill in the multipliers and rates for your property.

  Basis
Multiplier
Rate
Total
General Rate        
Land Value LV      
Rate in the dollar from the category below        
Uniform Annual General Charge Property  
52.00
 
Roads and Footpaths        
Capital Value CV      
Community Facilities Rate Units  
343.00
 
Storm Damage Repair Rate Units  
25.00
 
Water Supply Varies      
Firefighting Capacity CV      
Stormwater Disposal CV      
Rate in the dollar from the category below        
Sewage Disposal Pans      
CBD Services        
Uniform Charge Units      
Capital Value Rate CV      
Roading Special Works Rate LV      
Your Total    
$
 
         

Proposed rates - categories

General Rates (on Land Value) Rate
Commercial or industrial 0.03805
Residential 0.014
Land greater than .5 ha but less than 1ha 0.01229
Land greater than 1 ha but less than 2ha 0.01048
Land greater than 2 ha but less than 3ha 0.00868
Land greater than 3 ha but less than 4ha 0.00688
Land greater than 4 ha but less than 5ha 0.00508
Land greater than 5 ha but less than 10ha 0.00326
Land greater than 10 ha 0.00146
Water Supply Rate
Full
Half
City
224.00
112.00
Arles Well
224.00
112.00
Putiki South
224.00
112.00
Rural Water Supplies

Mowhanau Residence
Half rates apply to properties which can connect but are not connected.

225.00
112.50
Fordell
Residential
185.63 per dwelling
Rural
8.91 per hectare
Dairy
33.78 per hectare
Maxwell
Residential
230.00 per dwelling
Rural
13.00 per hectare

Dairy
Additional charges apply for each cubic metre of water supplied.

60.00 per hectare
City Water Firefighting Capacity
City (on Capital Value)
0.000577
Sewage Disposal
Residential
200.00 per unit
Commercial
200.00 for 1 or 2 pans
Plus
100.00 for each pan over 2
Applies to properties which are connected.
 
Full
Half
Mowhanau
320.00
160.00
Marybank
370.00
185.00
Half rates apply to properties which can connect but are not connected.
Stormwater Disposal
City (on Capital Value)
0.002335
0.001167
Half rates apply to properties which can connect but are not connected.
Rates for Special Roading Works (on Land Value)
Whangaehu Valley Road No 1
0.000649
Whangaehu Valley Road No 2
0.000372
River Road
0.00188
Roading and Footpaths
Commercial (on Capital Value)
0.003000
Other
0.001875
Central Business District Services
CBD A (on Capital Value)
0.0068
CBD B (on Capital Value)
0.0019
Uniform charge (units of use)
235.00
Storm Damage Repair Rate

Units of use

25.00
(Now expected to be lower due to increased funding from the Government)
Community Facilities Rate
Units of use
343.00

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:

  • Your rates assessment. This was sent out in July 2003.
  • The details of the rating factors that will be used to assess rates.

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
Venue: War Memorial Hall. 9am-4.30pm. Displays, demonstrations and knowledge.

May 1: Disasta Blasta
Venue: Wanganui City College Hall. 3pm-8pm. Four local bands, YMCA dance troupe, City College Pacific Island Cultural Group, Maori Cultural Group. Funds to Wanganui, Taranaki and Rangitikei Mayoral Relief Funds. Tickets from i-SITE Wanganui Visitor Centre.

May 1: Hillcrest Mini-market
Venue: 16 Fitzherbert Avenue. 10.30am-1pm.

May 1: Soccer - Wanganui City vs Red Sox Linton
Venue: Wembley Park. 2.30pm.

May 1-2: Wanganui Green Dollar Conference 2004 and Market Day
Market on May 1. Venue: Legion of Frontiersmen Lodge, Dublin Street. 9am-11am.

May 2: Whanganui Regional Museum Hot Off The Press Programme
Venue: Whanganui Regional Museum. 1.30pm-4.30pm. Wordsmith workshop with Carol Greensmith, journalism tutor and writer/editor. Bookings essential. Contact the Museum, phone 345 7443.

May 3: A Cocktail of Fashion Show
Venue: Wanganui Golf Club. 5.30pm. To raise funds for the Ladies' National Golf Tournament. Tickets from Just Looking, RP London or Wanganui Golf Club.

May 4: Greyhound Racing
Venue: Hatrick Raceway, Spriggens Park. 2pm.

Throughout May:
A wide range of exhibitions at the Sarjeant Gallery, Whanganui Regional Museum and other galleries.

More information about things to do in the Wanganui District is available from the i-SITE Wanganui Visitor Centre, 101 Guyton Street.

Vacancy

Part-time Legal Executive/Property Officer
Applications close 10 May 2004

Creative Communities New Zealand
Local Arts Funding Scheme

Financial Assistance to Arts and Cultural Activities

TE MAHI TAHA TOI ME TE MAHI WHAKANGAHAU MO TENEI WAHI
MO NGA ROPU KEI TE PIRANGI MONI AWHINATIA MO TE MAHI
TAHA TOI ME TE MAHI WHAKANGAHAU

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).

Application Assistance

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

Meetings diary

Committee Day Date
Council Meeting (Chamber) Monday May 10

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.

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