Issue No. 324 - 16 August 2007
Unifying the image

UniformWanganui sports teams and individuals will be encouraged by Council to adopt a colour theme and sporting logo that identifies them as Wanganui representatives.

Wanganui District Council's Sport and Activity Committee has recommended that the Council actively encourages sporting codes to adopt uniforms in the core Wanganui colours for representative teams.

Sport and Activity Committee chair Cr Philippa Baker-Hogan said "Historically most cities and provinces have adopted the colour schemes of their representative rugby team. Wanganui rugby has returned to a modern version of the royal blue, black and white 'butcher's apron' strip".

The core Wanganui colours are royal/reflex blue (70% of the uniform), black (20%) and white (10%).

Sports logoWanganui teams are currently identified by a range of colours and styles.

"We think it's important to try to adopt a universal colour scheme for all representative teams so they are identified as uniquely Wanganui."

The Council will also encourage use of the tag phrase "Bring it Home", along with a sporting logo. The logo is based on the Wanganui logo with provision for individual sports to include their code in the design. An example of the logo is pictured. Sports which are interested in using the logo should contact Keith Smith at the Council.

With Wanganui fast becoming a centre for glass art, suitable gifts for sports representatives to present to hosts or visitors will be further investigated in co-ordination with Wanganui Inc's Glass Developer.

Election 2007

Prospective candidates are reminded that nominations close at 12 noon on Friday, 24 August 2007. This includes nominations for Mayor, Wanganui District Council and Wanganui Rural Community Board. For further information contact Noeline Moosman, Electoral Officer, phone (06) 349 0001 extn 8030.

Proposed Review of Council's Dog Control Policy

The Wanganui District Council wishes to review its current Dog Control Policy and seeks public submissions on the review.

The Council has considered the current Dog Control Policy and has produced an "Issues Paper" highlighting matters it believes need to be considered in the policy review.

The Issues Paper, current Dog Control Policy and submission forms are available from the Customer Services Desk at the Wanganui District Council Municipal Building, 101 Guyton Street, and also at the District Library, Queens Park, during normal opening hours. These documents are also available on this page.

Submissions are invited on the review
Submissions may be made on the submission form available from the Customer Services Desk at the Wanganui District Council or at the District Library, Queens Park, or by completing a submission form available on this page.

You can provide comment in the following ways:

  • Post - Wanganui District Council, PO Box 637, Wanganui
  • Fax - (06) 349 0000
  • Deliver - Customer Services Desk, Wanganui District Council, 101 Guyton Street, Wanganui
  • Email us

Please remember to include your name, address and phone number so that we can contact you.

Submissions close at 5pm on Friday, 28 September 2007.

Wanganui District Council Prohibition of Gang Insignia Bill
Public Notice of Intention to Introduce a Local Bill

Notice is hereby given pursuant to the Standing Orders of the House of Representatives that the Wanganui District Council intends to introduce a Local Bill into Parliament entitled the Prohibition of Gang Insignia Bill.

This is the first notification of the intention to introduce this Bill.

The purpose of this Bill is to reduce the likelihood of intimidation or harassment of the public and to avoid or reduce the potential for confrontation by or between gangs.

To this end the Bill allows for new bylaw making powers to designate specific places where gang insignia may not be worn or displayed.

The Bill is available for public inspection for 15 working days from Monday, 13 August, to Monday, 3 September 2007, during office hours at the following locations:

  1. The Wanganui District Council office, 101 Guyton Street, Wanganui;
  2. The Wanganui District Library, Queens Park, Wanganui;
  3. The Wanganui District Court, Market Place, Wanganui.

The Bill can be viewed here.

You can also obtain a copy of the Bill from the Wanganui District Council.

This notice is given by the Wanganui District Council, PO Box 637, Wanganui.

All correspondence should be addressed to:

Prohibition of Gang Insignia Bill
C/- DJ Warburton
Chief Executive
Wanganui District Council
PO Box 637
Wanganui

Rates Instalment 1 due date reminder

A reminder to all ratepayers that the due date for payment of Instalment 1 is Wednesday, 22 August 2007. Please ensure payments reach our office by close of business on this day.

Council offers direct debit as a method of payment. Frequency of payments can be weekly, fortnightly, monthly, quarterly or yearly. Please contact the rates department for further information, phone 349 0519.

Rates rebates
1 July 2007 – 30 June 2008

The income threshold for rates rebate is now $20,000 and the maximum allowable rebate is $500.

Eligibility for a rates rebate is determined by:

  • the ratepayer's income for the previous tax year (year ended 31 March 2007)
  • the amount of rates (both Wanganui District Council & Horizons Regional Council)
  • the number of dependents.

To assist you with your application, please bring in the following:

  • evidence of all gross income for the tax year ended 31 March 2007 (this includes income from interest)
  • your Wanganui District Council rates assessment for 2007/08
  • your Horizons Regional Council rates assessment for 2007/08

Ratepayers need to apply to the Wanganui District Council for a rates rebate. Those who are eligible will then either have their rates reduced by the amount of the rebate, or receive a refund if the rates have been paid in full for the year. The Department of Internal Affairs reimburses the Council from Crown funds.

Vacancies

Details of the following vacancies are available on this page:

Resource Management Planner
Applications close 19 August 2007

Executive Assistant (Fixed Term)
Applications close 2 September 2007

Council meetings

We welcome members of the public to attend our meetings

Strategy – Thursday, August 16 (Council Chamber)
- 18 Cross Street – sale to HMTQ Ministry of Education; Fundraising; Submission to Horizons Regional Council's One Plan; Regional Economic Development Trust update.

Community Development – Friday, August 17
- Community and Cultural Plan; Temporary road closure – New Zealand Grand Prix Hydroplane Drivers Club – Transport (Vehicle Traffic Road Closure) Regulations 1965; Temporary road closure – Wanganui Motorcycle Club Inc – Transport (Vehicular Traffic Road Closure) Regulations 1965; Iwi liaison; Te Araroa update; Nakamaru Scholarship; Castlecliff Linking Committee report; Draft Tree Policy; New Year's Eve Event Feasibility Study; Update World Health Organisation (WHO) Safe Community; Community Contracts 2007/08 Assessment Workshop.

Community Development – Wednesday, August 22 (3.30pm)
- Community Contracts; Submissions to Draft Parks and Open Spaces Strategy.

Council Meeting – Monday, August 27 (Council Chamber)
- The Council will consider the reports from all Committee meetings held in August.

Hearings – Wednesday, September 5 (to be confirmed)

Unless otherwise noted, all meetings are held at 4.00pm in Committee Room 2, 1st Floor, 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.

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