Issue No. 83 - 4 January 2003
At Your Service - Emergency management
Including Civil Defence and rural fire
Civil Defence volunteers take part in regular training sessions.
We provide an emergency management service
How this service is provided
Monitoring the service
Further information is available from Max Benseman, phone 349 0001, email Max Benseman.
What's on in and around Wanganui
To January 12: Chess Championships
January 4: Rivercity Markets
January 4: Whanganui River Flea Market
January 6: "Smash Fest" - World 4 Cylinder
Demolition Derby Championship
To January 31: horizons.mw DoC Summer Nature
More information about things to do in the Wanganui District is available from the i-Site Wanganui Visitor Centre, 101 Guyton Street.
Lake Wiritoa closure
Lake Wiritoa will be closed to the public from Sunday, 5 January 2003, until Sunday, 12 January 2003, inclusive to allow for the NZ Tournament Water Ski Association's elite coaching week and the Wanganui Goldstar Tournament.
The beach area of the lake will remain open for passive recreation.
The Council apologises for any inconvenience this may cause the public.
Facilities Policy Review
In October the Council sought public comments on whether there should be a policy review on the suitability of shows and events held in Council-owned facilities.
At this week's Council meeting, the Council resolved that the status quo would remain (that means no policy change, with the matter covered by existing legislation). The Council also resolved that it would lobby central government for a review of the Crimes Act Sections 124 and 125.
The Council received 311 comments about the issue and thanks all those who took the time to give their views.
The following are the closures for the New Year holiday period.
The Heritage Collection will be open from 1.00pm to 5.00pm on the weekdays the Library is open.
Normal opening hours of 9.00am - 8.00pm will resume on Monday, 6 January 2003.
The Mobile Library will operate until Tuesday, 24 December 2002 and resume again on Tuesday, 7 January 2003.
Royal Wanganui Opera House Booking Office
Special Consultative Procedure
Permanent Liquor Ban - Central Business Area
Public notice is hereby given in accordance with Section 709(F) of the Local Government Act 1974 that the Wanganui District Council at a Special Meeting on Monday, 9 December 2002, resolved:
To implement the proposed Permanent Liquor Ban, under Section 709C of the Local Government Act 1974, stipulating that:
(i) The consumption, bringing and possession of liquor in a public place is prohibited on specified days, and
(ii) The specified days are Thursday, Friday, and Saturday of each week, 24 December, 26 December and 31 December, from 7.00pm to 7.00am the following day, the time period starting on each specified day, and
(iii) The Permanent Liquor Ban will be in force on public places as specified under Section 709B of the Local Government Act 1974, including:
within the area defined on the map and described as all public places including streets, service lanes, lanes and footpaths, car-parks, parks and reserves within the area bounded by and including the Wanganui Town Bridge, Taupo Quay, Wilson Street, Guyton Street, St Hill Street, Ingestre Street, Wilson Street, Bassett Street, Nelson Street, Dublin Street, Castlecliff Branch Railway Line, London Street, Wicksteed Street, Cameron Terrace, Bell Street and Market Place.
Click here to view the map (74 Kbs).
AND THAT in accordance with Section 709(F)(3) of the Local Government Act 1974, the Liquor Ban come into force on 24 December 2002.
Community organisations are advised that applications for Council funding (Community Contracts) for the 2003/2004 financial year (1 July-30 June) are now being called.
'Community Contracts' is the Council's funding scheme to community organisations, within the Wanganui District, which offer a service with positive benefits and outcomes to the community, in line with Council activities.
They must be applied for on a specific application form which is available, along with Explanation Notes and an Information Pamphlet, at the District Council Office, 101 Guyton Street, Wanganui.
A seminar will be held to assist organisations that wish to apply for a Community Contract. The seminar will explain the general outline of the scheme, provide details of the guidelines and criteria to be applied, and answer queries concerning the scheme. Application forms will be available at the seminar.
Seminar: Wednesday, 22 January 2003 at 7.00pm
Venue: Conference Room, Westpac Trust Stadium Cooks Gardens
Further information is available from:
Keith Smith, Community Liaison Officer; telephone 349 0001, extension 8062, fax 349 0523, email Keith Smith.
Applications close at 4.00pm Monday, 10 February 2003.