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

 


Whāngārei’s turn for informal reform meetings

Ruakaka, Tutukākā, Parua Bay and Whāngārei are the latest additions to a series of informal Northland Regional Council public meetings to discuss proposed local government reform.

Regional council chairman Bill Shepherd says the meetings are an opportunity to discuss the Local Government Commission’s Draft Proposal for Reorganisation of Local Government in Northland.

“The meetings are to ensure members of the public have as much information as possible, to discuss the merits and disadvantages of the commission’s preferred model and to hear people’s views and suggested improvements,” says Councillor Shepherd.

Feedback gathered at the meetings will help influence the regional council’s formal submission on the proposal, which is due to be provided to the commission by Friday 21 February.

Councillor Shepherd and regional council CEO Malcolm Nicolson have already held meetings in Kaitāia, Kerikeri, Russell and Ōmāpere in the Far North and Kaiwaka in the Kaipara late last year.

The upcoming meetings will be as follows:

RUAKAKA. Ruakaka Recreation Centre, Takutai Place, Ruakaka.
Thursday 30 January, 7-9pm.

TUTUKĀKĀ. Oceans Resort Hotel marina room, Marina Rd, Tutukākā.
Friday 31 January, 7-9pm.

PARUA BAY. Parua Bay Community Centre; meeting room, 1347 Whāngārei Heads Rd, Parua Bay.
Monday 3 February, 7-9pm.

WHĀNGĀREI. Northland Regional Council; council chambers, 36 Water St, Whāngārei.
Monday 10 February, 7-9pm.

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

 

PARLIAMENT TODAY:

Mt Eden Prison: Serco Inquiry Extended

A two month delay to the Government investigation into prison fight clubs shows the extent of problems within the Serco circus, says Labour’s Corrections spokesperson Kelvin Davis. More>>

ALSO:

Health And Safety: Late Addition Of National Security Provisions A Concern

The New Zealand Law Society has expressed its significant concerns at the last-minute addition to the Health and Safety Reform Bill of provisions for a closed material procedure for court proceedings where national security is involved. More>>

ALSO:

Rugby And Beer: World Cup Alcohol Bill Passes

ACT MP David Seymour’s Sale and Supply of Alcohol (Extended licensing hours during Rugby World Cup) Bill completed its third reading by 99 to 21... More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On The Flag Campaign

So far, the public has treated the government’s flag campaign with something between disinterest and disdain. Most New Zealanders have instinctively seen through the marketing hype involved. More>>

Change For 2017: Local Govt To Decide On Easter Sunday Trading

The Government is to enable local communities, through councils, to decide whether retailers can open on Easter Sunday, Workplace Relations and Safety Minister Michael Woodhouse announced. More>>

ALSO:

(And Targets Worse Than Australia's): Foresters Abandoning Emissions Trading Scheme

The Government’s gutting of the Emissions Trading Scheme has caused foresters to leave and emissions to rise, says Labour’s Climate Change spokesperson Megan Woods. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Regional
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news