Issue No. 178 - 30 October 2004
New Council and Community Board ready for business
Wanganui District's new Mayor, Mayoress, Councillors and Rural Community Board members were officially sworn in at the Triennial Council meeting on 22 October 2004.
Mayor Michael Laws and Mayoress Leonie Brookhammer were inducted by the Council's Chief Executive Officer, Colin Whitlock.
Mayor Laws then completed the induction of the Councillors and Wanganui Rural Community Board members.
The Councillors are (urban ward) Barbara Bullock, Randhir Dahya, Murray Hughes, Marty Lindsay, Dot McKinnon, Sue Pepperell, Graeme Taylor, Sue Westwood, Rangi Wills; (rural ward) Nicki Higgie, Don McGregor, Ray Stevens.
Community Board members are Stephen Anstis, Andrew Collins, Shaun Forlong, Peter Molan, Stephen Ranginui, Sara Wickham. Mayor Laws and the three rural ward Councillors are also members of the Community Board.
Dot McKinnon has been appointed Deputy Mayor.
The following committees and appointments were also confirmed at the Triennial meeting.
Purposes of the Committees
Audit and Administration Committee
Works and Transport Committee
Wanganui Rural Community Board
Photos of Mayor Michael Laws courtesy of Wanganui Newspapers
What's on in and around Wanganui
October 30: Wanganui Business Awards
October 30: St John Book Sale
October 30: Wanganui East School Gala
October 30: Forum: Decades On - The Jewellery
October 30: High Achievers Music Recital
October 30: Rivercity Markets
October 30: Saturday Dance
October 30-31: Regional Diabetes Conference
October 31: Star FM Oceanview Speedway - Family
October 31: Koitiata Country Music
October 31: Forum: Mystery of the Mighty Moa
October 31: Special Olympics
November 2: St George's School Athletics
November 2: Junior Athletics
November 3: Planning and Resource Management
November 5: Castlecliff Beach Bonfire
To November 6: Theatre - Shop 'Til You Drop
To November 7: Diane Fiezini & Denita Harrod
Exhibition and CES Exhibition
Throughout October and November:
More information about things to do in the Wanganui District is available from the i-SITE Wanganui Visitor Centre, 101 Guyton Street.
Fright Night at the Winter Gardens
Sunday, October 31 (weather permitting)
From when darkness falls to about 10pm.
Great Whanganui Clean Up
Join the Great Whanganui Clean Up beside the Whanganui River on Sunday, October 31.
The clean-up day is being supported by the Council, Radio Network, rowing clubs and the multisport and triathlon clubs.
Members of the public are invited to join the clean up any time between 10am and 2pm on Sunday. It is suggested you head to the meeting point nearest your home where you will be supplied with gloves and bags for the clean up. Meeting points are Aramoho Rowing Club, Kowhai Park at the pumpkin, Waimarie and Landguard Bluff.
You'll also receive tickets for a sausage sizzle at Kowhai Park (next to the pumpkin) and these will also be used in a draw for spot prizes.
So come along Wanganui and help us to keep our Whanganui River environment free from rubbish.
Temporary road closure: Handley Road
Handley Road will be temporarily closed on Sunday, 21 November 2004, from 9.00am to 5.30pm for the Wanganui Car Club's Rally Car Ride event.
The closure will be from approximately 1km from the start of the gravel at the Mowhanau Beach end to the beginning of the tarseal at the Maxwell end.
The Council apologises for any misunderstanding arising from the previous advertising of this temporary road closure.
Executive Assistant to Mayor Michael Laws
Lake Wiritoa closure
Lake Wiritoa will be closed to the public on Saturday, 30 October 2004, and Sunday, 31 October 2004, for the Wanganui Water Ski Club's opening weekend.
The beach area of the lake will remain open for passive recreation.
The Council apologises for any inconvenience this may cause the public.
Wastewater discharge to the Whanganui River
Recreational users are advised of potential health risks arising from the discharge of wastewater to the Whanganui River.
Under the coastal permits issued for the wastewater project, the Wanganui District Council is required to regularly inform the public of these potential risks.
At present, the existing combined sewer and stormwater system overflows and discharges wastewater into the Whanganui River during periods of rain. However, this overflow will be eliminated progressively as sewage is removed from stormwater systems on both private and public property throughout urban Wanganui.
Property owners are reminded that all sewage must leave their property in a separate pipe that contains no stormwater by the following dates:
For further information, please contact the Separation Hotline 349 0548.
Unless otherwise noted all meetings are held at 4.00pm 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.