Issue No. 494 - 25 November 2010
Infrastructure in the spotlight
Wanganui's infrastructure was the focus of a recent familiarisation tour by Mayor Annette Main, councillors and Wanganui Rural Community Board members.
Picnic in the Park
Wanganui's Youth Committee invites you to the annual Picnic in the Park, at Kowhai Park, from 11.30am to 2.30pm on Saturday, December 4.
This free event is organised and run by the Youth Committee and is a great opportunity for families to enjoy a relaxing and stress-free time together.
Bring a picnic and make the most of the entertainment on offer including a wide range of music styles, clowns and face painting. There’s a free sausage sizzle too!
The mobile library will also be at Kowhai Park during the event, so don’t forget your library card
The event raises money for the Violence Intervention Network and promotes the "It’s not OK" campaign against family violence.
Two new Youth Councillors sworn in
At the Youth Committee meeting on Monday, November 22, two new Youth Councillors were sworn in by Mayor Annette Main and Chair of the Youth Committee, Cr Jack Bullock.
The two vacancies arose from the resignation of Youth Cr Kate McLennan who has chosen to travel overseas and the election of former Youth Cr Jack Bullock, as a Wanganui District councillor.
Therese Verhoek and Jonathon Greenwell were welcomed to the committee for the remainder of the year and will be involved in a range of youth committee activities and projects.
Therese, 17, attends Wanganui High School and joined the youth Committee to promote the youth of Wanganui District Council moving in a positive direction "that tomorrow is better than today".
Jonathon, 23, works at Cleveland Funeral Home and as a Youth Councillor stands for "bringing Wanganui’s major issues to the front and offering what I can to fix and make Wanganui a better city for youth".
Council's pensioner units are for older people with limited means who are able to live independently. We have 16 separate complexes in various parts of the city. The weekly rental is $85.50 for one person and $97.50 per week for couples. These self-contained units include carpets and drapes. The rental includes ground maintenance. Application forms available either at the Property Office, Wanganui District Council or on request.
For further information contact:
Economic Impact Fund 2010/2011
Applications are being accepted for conferencing, events and business development initiatives that deliver significant economic benefits to the Wanganui City and district, taking place before 30 June 2011.
The purpose of the Impact Fund is to provide financial assistance, by way of grant, seeding finance or loan, to events (sports, recreational, cultural, arts and entertainment), business development initiatives and conference initiatives that benefit the Wanganui district economically.
The Impact Fund has traditionally attracted applications specifically for events. This year we are also seeking applications for initiatives and projects focused on new economic opportunities with the following core criteria:
Full details of the funding criteria, included with the application form, are available from the Customer Services Desk, 101 Guyton Street, Wanganui or by clicking here.
Low water pressure in Wanganui East
The water main across the Aramoho rail bridge needs to be shut off to connect the new water main on the bridge. This work will take place on Friday, 26 November 2010.
As a result, residents in Wanganui East may experience low water pressure between 9.00am and 3.00pm on Friday, 26 November 2010.
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 Council is required to regularly inform the public of these potential risks.
At present, the existing combined sewer and stormwater system may overflow and discharge 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 the deadline to comply was 1 July 2007. All sewage must leave their property in a separate pipe that contains no stormwater.For further information, please contact the Separation Hotline on 349 0001.
Recycle your unwanted paint and help wipe out graffiti
The Wanganui District Council is working with the Wanganui Resene PaintWise Programme. Wanganui residents can return unwanted paint (no solvents accepted) and paint packaging to the Resene Colour Shop. It is then mixed into varying shades of grey paint. Resene donates the resulting good quality waterborne Resene paint to community groups in Wanganui.
Residents can return up to 10 packs of any brand of paint free of charge.
Where: Resene Colour Shop, 17 Wilson Street, Wanganui; phone 348 0048
You can also help by reporting graffiti as and when it happens. Telephone the Graffiti Hotline 349 0500 for removal of graffiti in highly visible areas of Wanganui.
We welcome members of the public to attend our meetings, which will commence in the Council Chamber at 2.00pm unless otherwise noted. Details of upcoming meetings are:
Infrastructure and Property – Thursday, November 25
Community and Environment – Tuesday, November 30
Strategy and Finance – Thursday, December 2
Hearing – Friday, December 3 (Committee Room 2, 1.00pm)
Council – Tuesday, December 14
Wanganui Rural Community Board – Thursday, December 16 (Committee Room 2, 3.00pm)
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.