WDC Notices

6 Nov 2018, 11:45 AM

Notice of Meeting - Piopio Wastewater Treatment Plant Community Liaison Group

21 November 2018 at 5.30pm

Pursuant to an Order of Court and approved Conditions of Consent for Discharge Permit 117290 dated 17 February 2011, the Waitomo District Council wishes to invite interested parties to attend the annual meeting of the Piopio Wastewater Treatment Plant Community Liaison Group.

The purpose of this meeting is to provide feedback and comment on environmental issues relating to the operation of the Piopio Wastewater Treatment Plant.

This meeting will be convened on Wednesday 21 November 2018 at the Piopio Hall, on the corner of Moa Street (State Highway 3) and Weka Street, Piopio commencing at 5.30pm.

Armistice Day - Sunday 11 November 2018

Te Kuiti Memorial Service

Members of the Public and Service Organisations are invited to attend the Armistice Memorial Service which will be held at the Te Kuiti Cenotaph, King Street East, Te Kuiti.  The program is:

10.40am  Parade to assemble at The Lines Company, corner of King Street East and Taupiri Streets, Te Kuiti

10.45am March from The Lines Company to the Te Kuiti Cenotaph

11.00am  Armistice Day Service and Wreath Laying at the Cenotaph followed by refreshments at the Les Munro Centre

Service Organisations, Guiding and Cub Members, and Members of the Public are invited to join the Parade.  Please assemble behind the RSA contingent.

Armistice Day Service enquiries to Waitomo District Council (Phone 878 0800)

Notice of Bird Control Programme - Te Kuiti Wastewater Treatment Plant

During this time of year there is a large duck and swan population that congregates in Te Kuiti and they settle on any water body that is available.  These birds can become a nuisance by invading nearby farmland, damaging crops and can cause the spread of infectious diseases.

Council will soon commence a programme using an acoustic deterrent device, to discourage the ducks and swans from populating the ponds at the Te Kuiti Wastewater Treatment Plant.

The loud bang created by the device may be heard randomly but should not cause concern, as it is harmless.

The device will not be used overnight and on weekends, to minimise any annoyance to the residents of Te Kuiti.

The bird control programme runs annually from November to March. For further information please phone WDC on 07-878-0800.

Representation Arrangements 2019 Local Elections

In accordance with the Local Electoral Act 2001, the Waitomo District Council reviewed its representation arrangements on 21 August 2018 and resolved to retain the current representation arrangements for the elections to be held on 12 October 2019.  Public Notice of its initial proposal was given on 6 September 2018 inviting submissions.  No submission was received on the initial proposal.

Pursuant to Section 19Y(1) of the Local Electoral Act 2001, as no submissions were received to Council’s proposal, this proposal now becomes final and will be the basis for elections to be held on 12 October 2019.

Council Representation

Council comprises six elected members from two wards, and the Mayor elected at large. The two wards reflect the urban and rural communities of interest. The population that each member will represent is as follows:

Ward     Population*       Members            Population/member

Rural      4,689     3              1,563

Urban   4,221     3              1,406

                8,910     6              1,485

* The population has been taken from Statistic New Zealand’s normally resident population estimates for the Waitomo District for 2013.

In accordance with section 19V(2) of the Local Electoral Act 2001 the population that each member represents must be within the range of 1,485 +/- 10% (1,337 to 1,634), unless particular community of interest considerations justify otherwise.  Both wards fall within the stipulated range.

Community Boards

No Community Boards will be established.