Issue No. 25 - 24 November 2001
Musical treat at Winter Gardens this weekend
Make the most of our parks and reserves - visit the Winter Gardens at Virginia Lake this weekend and enjoy a special performance.
The Fordell Band will be playing outside the Gardens on Saturday and Sunday from about 2pm.
In the past, special events at the Winter Gardens have attracted large numbers of out-of-town visitors but have not been so well supported by Wanganui residents.
So this weekend, why not make the most of the opportunity to hear local musicians and visit one of our premier parks.
At Your Service - Parks and Reserves
We provide parks and reserves
How this service is provided
Premier parks (6) - a total area of 123 hectares - Virginia Lake, Queens Park, Kowhai Park, Bason Botanic Gardens, Castlecliff Coastal Reserve and the upgraded Central City area. These high profile parks are maintained to high standards and provide a wide variety of recreational opportunities for residents and visitors. They are significant to Wanganui's cultural heritage.
Neighbourhood reserves (32) - a total area of 17 hectares e.g. Lorenzdale Park, Hutton Park. These local areas provide safe, informal, active recreation opportunities with easy family access in suburban areas.
Open space reserves (25) - a total area of 42 hectares e.g. Moutoa Gardens and Mowhanau Beach Reserves. They provide pleasant green areas for passive recreation activities while protecting Wanganui's historic features.
Sports grounds (15) - a total area of 113 hectares e.g. Cooks Gardens, Springvale Park, Wembley Park. The intention is to supply sufficient ground space for organised sports where codes do not provide it themselves. In addition, sports and leisure programmes are provided through community contracts e.g. junior cricket.
Wilderness reserves (27) - a total area of 1016 hectares e.g. Matipo Park, Hylton Pit and Ototoka Beach. These semi-natural areas have minimal development or facilities and provide for active recreation opportunities such as orienteering and mountain biking.
Conservation reserves (26) - a total area of 469 hectares e.g. Plimmer Reserve (Kauarapaoa Road), Westmere Lake and Hogg Park (Brunswick Road). These reserves provide for the conservation of the natural environment.
Road reserves - on almost every urban street (includes
10,000 street trees, planting on roundabouts, traffic islands and typically
includes the grass verges between the road and the footpath). They maintain
the safe visibility of the roads while beautifying the streets and providing
areas for recreation opportunities such as walking and jogging.
The following standards are common to all of Wanganui's parks and reserves:
The Council has a target 80 percent satisfaction level for all services.
Specific maintenance standards include:
Premier parks cost the ratepayer an average of $59 per year.
Further information about parks and reserves is available from Mark Daniels
at the Council office, phone 349 0001 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mowhanau Beach Holiday Park
Pat and Ivan Horn, the new managers of the Mowhanau Beach Holiday Park, are getting ready for a busy summer season.
Pat and Ivan are looking forward to welcoming campers
and providing a friendly, safe and relaxing environment where young
and old can enjoy their holiday. They still have sites available over
the Christmas and New Year period.
They would like to hear from you if you have made a booking for this summer and they have not yet confirmed it with you. For enquires and bookings phone Pat and Ivan on (06) 342 9658, or write to them at PO Box 7250, Wanganui.
Fortnightly Rural Bag Collection Contract
November 2001 - April 2002
The Council's new contractor, Budget Waste, took over the rural rubbish bag collection from Tuesday, November 6.
Collection days remain the same, but bags will be collected fortnightly not weekly. Correctly packaged recyclables will be collected.
The Papaiti bin site has been closed and a bag pick-up point established on Papaiti Road.
Yellow stickers will not be valid in the rural area after November 1. The urban area is not affected by this change.
The Budget Waste system offers the options of pink stickers, or blue or yellow prepaid bags.
Rural residents with excess yellow stickers are welcome to exchange these for pink stickers at the Wanganui District Council office, Treasury Services counter, 101 Guyton Street. This exchange offer is available until the end of November.
Rural residents will receive Budget Waste leaflets about the collection dates. If you have not received a leaflet please contact Budget Waste. The Budget Waste help telephone number is 344 4201.
If you would like more information, please contact Larry Jones at the Council on 349 0001.
Committee and Council Meetings
Emergency Management and Civil Defence
Works and Transport (1.00pm)
Finance and Administration
Council Meeting (Council Chamber)
Agendas are available for inspection two working days before the scheduled meeting, at the Help Desk, Municipal Office Building, 101 Guyton Street, Wanganui and the Wanganui District Library.
Commencement times may be changed. Therefore, members of the public intending to attend any meeting should check the agenda or contact the Committee Co-ordinator on telephone (06) 349 0001, extension 8032, to confirm the start time. Except as noted, all meetings will be convened in Committee Room 2, Municipal Office Building, 101 Guyton Street, Wanganui.