Issue No. 59 - 20 July 2002
Our web site
The Council's web site provides a range of information about the Council and its services.
The site focuses on the organisation itself. It is not intended to be a promotional site for Wanganui. However, it includes links to some promotional sites as well as to sites associated with local government.
Included in the site are sections on the organisation, democracy, services, news and public notices, publications, Civil Defence, links to other sites and contact information.
We welcome your feedback about the site and any suggestions for improvements or information you think would be useful. You can use the Have Your Say form on the site to send us your comments.
More detailed information about what the site has to offer will be covered in future issues of Community Link.
Submissions invited on emergency plan
We're seeking community comments on the Draft Civil Defence Emergency Management Group (CDEMG) Plan.
The plan has been developed by eight local authorities (including Wanganui District Council), Police, Fire, Ambulance and District Health Boards in the Wanganui-Manawatu region. They have been working together to provide a more efficient and co-ordinated response to emergencies. However, the onus remains on local residents to be prepared to look after themselves, in the first instance, in an emergency.
Under new Civil Defence and Emergency Management legislation which has yet to be enacted, CDEMG plans will be required throughout New Zealand. This is the first plan to be developed and emphasises being prepared for emergencies rather than just responding to them after they have occurred.
The agencies are seeking community input about the plan and invite submissions. You can view the plan at the Council's Customer Services Desk, the District Library or on the Regional Council's web site.
Submissions, which close on 9 August 2002, should be sent to horizons.mw, Private Bag 11025, Palmerston North.
What's on in and around Wanganui
July 20: Wanganui Caledonian Society Social Dance
July 20: Wanganui Home Educators' Workshop
July 20: Crafts and Hobbies Fair
July 20: Coin and Stamps Fair
July 20: St John Secondhand Book Sale
July 20: Rivercity Markets
July 21: Organ Recital - Roy Tankersley with
July 21: "Oh! Horror it's Murder" Dinner
July 21: Auditions
July 21: Te Tangata Whai Rawa O Weniti - The
Maori Merchant of Venice
July 23: Nga Pae Tata - Bridging the Gaps
More information about things to do in the Wanganui District is available from the Visitor Information Centre, 101 Guyton Street.
Senior Water Operator, Wanganui Water Services
Finance and Administration Officer, Environmental Services
Parking Officer, Environmental Services
The southern entrance to Virginia Lake has undergone a facelift. The Oamaru stone fence is now completed, as is the paving. The gates have been installed and you will also see some new plantings.
The Virginia Lake Trust is now raising money for stage two of the redevelopment of this area which is expected to cost approximately $18,000. Stage two will include the widening of the steps down to the lake edge, increasing the paved area by the lake edge and the installation of picnic tables.
Donations are invited and can be forwarded to:
Rates and Debt Write-Off Subcommittee* (9.30am,
1st floor boardroom)
Emergency Management and Civil Defence (3pm)
Works and Transport
Finance and Administration
* It is expected that this meeting will be held with the public excluded.
Unless otherwise noted, the meetings will commence at 2.00pm in Committee Room 2, Municipal Office Building, 101 Guyton Street, Wanganui.
Agendas are available at the Customer Services Desk, 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.