Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search

 


Hutt City Council Briefing Session


NEWS RELEASE from Hutt City Council

17 October 2001

COUNCIL BRIEFING SESSION

Hutt City Mayor John Terris has organised a two-day Council briefing for incoming councillors and senior council managers in the Wairarapa in early November. The briefing will include a session on 'strategic visioning', to assist the incoming Council to determine its strategic direction at an early stage in the new triennium.

"Hutt City has tremendous potential and this opportunity for the new Council to spend some solid time together thinking about what our city should look like in 10 years time, and how the Council and the community can work together to achieve that, will be very worthwhile," said Mayor John Terris.

"Obviously, this is only the initial stage of the process and full public consultation would precede any decision the Council might make.

"I favour any initiative that aims to get everyone thinking about the future direction of Hutt City and how we can build consensus on a common vision and approach. I will be encouraging all Councillors to attend.

"We are faced with a declining population and it is imperative that we explore ways to encourage more people and businesses to live and work here," said Hutt City Mayor John Terris.

Chief Executive Rik Hart was very supportive of the idea.

"I want to discuss the outcomes Hutt City Council will be working towards over the next three years and I think it will be useful to bring everyone together to discuss what we want to achieve and how we might achieve it," said Rik Hart.

"This is definitely not a 'bonding' session. It is an opportunity for councillors and officers to discuss direction and priorities in a free and frank discussion that can take place free of the interruptions that could occur if we tried to meet in the city."

"If the session helps to build consensus around an approach to the sustainable economic development of Hutt City it will be money well spent," said Mr Hart.

The cost of the two day session will be under $5,000. A venue in the Wairarapa has been booked. Mr Hart is comfortable that the estimated cost for the session is modest.

ENDS

For further information please contact: Kirk MacGibbon Communications Manager Hutt City Council DDI: 04-570 6940 Email: kirk.macgibbon@huttcity.govt.nz


© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

 

Sector Opposes Bill: Local Government Bill Timeframe Extended

The Minister of Local Government Peseta Sam Lotu-Iiga has asked the Select Committee to extend the report back date for the Local Government Act 2002 Amendment Bill (No 2). More>>

ALSO:

Breed Laws Don’t Work: Vets On New National Dog Control Plan

It is pleasing therefore to see Louise Upston Associate Minister for Local Government calling for a comprehensive solution... However, relying on breed specific laws to manage dog aggression will not work. More>>

ALSO:

Not Waiting On Select Committee: Green Party Releases Medically-Assisted Dying Policy

“Adults with a terminal illness should have the right to choose a medically assisted death,” Green Party health spokesperson Kevin Hague said. “The Green Party does not support extending assisted dying to people who aren't terminally ill because we can’t be confident that this won't further marginalise the lives of people with disabilities." More>>

ALSO:

General Election Review: Changes To Electoral Act Introduced

More effective systems in polling places and earlier counting of advanced votes are on their way through proposed changes to our electoral laws, Justice Minister Amy Adams says. More>>

Gordon Campbell: On Our Posturing At The UN

In New York, Key basically took an old May 2 Washington Post article written by Barack Obama, recycled it back to the Americans, and still scored headlines here at home… We’ve had a double serving of this kind of comfort food. More>>

ALSO:

Treaty Settlements: Bills Delayed As NZ First Pulls Support

Ngāruahine, Te Atiawa and Taranaki are reeling today as they learnt that the third and final readings of each Iwi’s Historical Treaty Settlement Bills scheduled for this Friday, have been put in jeopardy by the actions of NZ First. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On The Damage De-Regulation Is Doing To Fisheries And Education, Plus Kate Tempest

Our faith in the benign workings of the market – and of the light-handed regulation that goes with it – has had a body count. Back in 1992, the free market friendly Health Safety and Employment Act gutted the labour inspectorate and turned forestry, mining and other workplace sites into death traps, long before the Pike River disaster. More>>

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Regional
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news