Issue No. 248 - 2 March 2006
Promote your community
Join the Wanganui Ambassadors' Scheme
Become an ambassador for Wanganui - your chance to convince your friends, family, acquaintances and associates to come to Wanganui and be part of this country's most vibrant, enterprising and creative community.
Mayor Michael Laws will launch the 'Come to Wanganui' campaign on Thursday, March 2. Continuing the momentum Wanganui is currently experiencing, the campaign is aimed at promoting the city and attracting people to either visit or relocate here.
'Come to Wanganui' has two facets - the launch of a promotional booklet on Wanganui and the Wanganui Ambassadors' Scheme. The latter - an initiative of the Mayor's - invites the people of Wanganui to become ambassadors for their district. For $10, they will be able to purchase four copies of the promotional booklet to send to friends and family in New Zealand and overseas.
Each ambassador will receive a personalised, numbered certificate signed by Mayor Laws and Council's Chief Executive, Dr David Warburton. At the launch, the first certificate will be auctioned and the winner presented with a promotional certificate.
"This is yet another initiative to promote Wanganui nationally and internationally," says Mayor Laws. "The ambassadors' scheme encourages Wanganui people to embrace their beautiful city and share it with the rest of the country and the world."
Mayor Laws says he wants the campaign to attract businesses, tourists, overseas students and to encourage families and individuals to relocate to Wanganui.
After Thursday's launch, the booklet will be distributed to bookstores, schools, and hospitality industry outlets such as hotels and motels. If people wish to be part of the Ambassadors' Scheme, they will need to purchase their copies from either Council's Customer Services at the Council building in Guyton Street or i-SITE Wanganui Visitor Centre. They will be available from Friday, March 3.
Memorial to Reverend Richard Taylor
Missionary at Putiki and Vicar of Christ Church Parish
The new inscription for the Taylor family memorial will be dedicated at
Heads Road Cemetery (Guyton Street entrance)
The NZ Historic Places Trust and Wanganui District Council invite everyone with an interest in church and local history to join in this celebration.
2006 Census - March 7
Tuesday, March 7, is the date of the next New Zealand Census of Population and Dwellings.
Statistics New Zealand holds a census every five years to count the number of people and dwellings in New Zealand.
The information gathered through the census provides a snapshot of our population and is used by a range of organisations, including the Council, to make decisions that affect New Zealanders' daily lives. It is important that everyone takes part so that the information collected is as accurate as possible. Every adult and child, including visitors, in New Zealand on census day must take part in the census.
Census forms are being delivered to every household and completed forms will be collected after March 8.
Wanganui Civic Honours Awards
Nominations are now open for the 2006 Wanganui Civic Honours Awards.
Awards will be made to people who have carried out outstanding voluntary, unpaid community service in Wanganui. A maximum of five awards per year will be made.
Nominations will require the signature of two Wanganui citizens or a bona fide organisation.
Please note that previous nominations will not be considered for selection. Only people who are nominated this year will be considered.
Nomination forms and conditions of nomination are available from the Customer Services Desk, Ground Floor, Municipal Office Building, 101 Guyton Street, Wanganui.
The closing date for nominations is Friday, 7 April 2006.
Upcoming Council meetings
We welcome members of the public to attend our meetings
Wanganui Rural Community Board - Thursday, March 9
Council (Extraordinary) - Friday, March
10 (Council Chamber)
Heritage - Monday, March 13
Finance and Administration - Tuesday, March 14
Community Development - Thursday, March 16
Infrastructure - Tuesday, March 21
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.