Issue No. 68 - 21 September 2002
Dedication Ceremony - Handspan Peace Sculpture
You're invited to attend the dedication ceremony for Wanganui's Handspan Peace Sculpture.
Her Excellency The Governor-General Dame Silvia Cartwright will dedicate the Handspan Peace Sculpture at Queens Park at 4.30pm on Saturday, September 21 (International Day of Peace).
The sculpture is the result of a competition organised by Operation Peace Through Unity. It was designed and sculpted by Ross Mitchell-Anyon, and built by Jamie O'Leary, with many people giving their time and donations to the project.
The ceremony will include the handing over of the sculpture to the Wanganui community through Mayor Chas Poynter.
You are invited to come along to Queens Park to be part of the unveiling ceremony for Wanganui's exciting new sculpture.
The following information is extracted from the Council's Social Indicators Report 2002. The report, which measures the social wellbeing of Wanganui, was established in 1997 and trends are now emerging. More summary information from the report will be published in Community Link.
Copies of the report are available from Rosemary Hovey at the Council.
What's on in and around Wanganui
September 21: "Precious Metals" Exhibition,
September 21: Rivercity Markets
September 21: Eastside Market
September 21: "Think Before You Buy Under
18s Drink" Launch
September 21: Wanganui Caledonian Society Social
September 21: Highland Dancing, Wanganui Competitions
September 21: "Something Different",
Wanganui Community Choir Concert
September 21: Volleyball Tournament
September 21: Skating
More information about things to do in the Wanganui District is available from the Visitor Information Centre, 101 Guyton Street.
Intermediate Creditors Clerk/Customer Services Officer, Wanganui Water
Resource Management Planner (Development Control), Environmental Services
Wanganui Community Awards
Nominations for the Wanganui Community Awards are now being sought.
The Awards will be made to persons who have carried out meritorious voluntary service in Wanganui.
Applicants will require to be nominated by two citizens of Wanganui, or a bona fide organisation.
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, 1 November 2002.
Rural Refuse Bin Collection
The District Council has recently let a new contract to
Waste Management Ltd to provide and clear refuse bins in the rural area.
The new contract commences on 1 September 2002, with the collection schedule
If residents have hazardous wastes they wish to dispose of they should contact
Tony Neilson, the District Council Hazardous Substance Officer on Phone
349 0001 for advice and how to arrange for disposal.
Council - Ordinary (Council Chamber)
Wanganui Rural Community Board
Unless otherwise notified, 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 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.