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

 


Creative Communities Committee Appoints New Members

Creative Communities Committee Appoints New Members

The Horowhenua Creative Communities Special Assessment Committee has appointed two new members following nominations in January and February.

The nominations of Stuart Schwartz and Paul King have been accepted by the committee. They will join a team of four other community representatives and two Horowhenua District Councillors.  Cr Michael Feyen was also recently appointed to the role, after his election as a Councillor in late 2013.

Funded by Creative New Zealand, the committee meets two to four times annually to determine the outcome of applications lodged for the Horowhenua Creative Communities Grant Scheme.

Paul King is best known in the Horowhenua as the long-time business owner of Kings Sound Centre in Oxford Street, Levin, and has a strong background in the involvement of local music and community events.

Stuart Schwartz moves over from his recent work with the Palmerston North City Council as the deputy chairperson of the Arts and Culture Subcommittee and an extensive list of services to the community including membership on the board of trustees of the Palmerston North Community Arts Council. His wider background includes work as a gallery and museum curator and director.

Committee Chairperson and Councillor Victoria Kaye-Simmons says she is impressed with the depth of experience on the committee and wanted to pay special thanks to the two committee members who left in 2013.

“There is an excellent spread of knowledge across the arts in this community and its very well represented in this committee. I want to thank Rosalie Blake and Carl Terry for their time and contribution on the committee. The impact to the Horowhenua community has been inspiring” said Cr Kaye-Simmons.

The Creative Communities Scheme’s kaupapa is to increase participation, range and depth of arts and cultural activity in local communities by providing targeted funding that is administered by its own local body. The most recent round of funding closed on Friday 28 February and the outcome of applications will be determined this month.

The new members of the Creative Communities Committee have joined for a term of three years, with the opportunity to serve for two consecutive terms in total.

For information about the Creative Communities Scheme, contact Horowhenua District Council Community Development Officer Garreth Stevens on 366 0999 or garreths@horowhenua.govt.nz.

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Gordon Campbell: On Drone Strikes And Judith Collins‘ Last Stand

The news that a New Zealand citizen was killed last November in a US drone attack in Yemen brings the drones controversy closer to home.

To the US, drones are a legitimate response to the threat posed by the al Qaeda organisation and its franchisees... To the US, the drones carry the added advantage of not putting US troops at risk on the ground, and minimises the need for putting them in large numbers in bases in the countries concerned, always a politically sensitive point.

The counter-argument, well articulated by security analyst Paul Buchanan on RNZ this morning, is that this particular drone attack can be said to amount to an extra-judicial execution of a New Zealand citizen by one of our military allies, in circumstances where the person concerned posed no threat to New Zealand’s domestic security. More>>

 

Parliament Today:

Policies: Labour’s Economic Upgrade For Manufacturing

Labour Leader David Cunliffe has today announced his Economic Upgrade for the manufacturing sector – a plan that will create better jobs and higher wages. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On The Life And ACC Work Of Sir Owen Woodhouse

With the death of Sir Owen Woodhouse, the founding father of the Accident Compensation Scheme, New Zealand has lost one of the titans of its post-war social policy. More>>

ALSO:

Bad Transnationals: Rio Tinto Wins 2013 Roger Award

It won the 2011 Roger Award and was runner up in 2012, 2009 and 08. One 2013 nomination said simply and in its entirety: “Blackmailing country”... More>>

ALSO:

Select Committees: Tobacco Plain Packaging Hearings

The Stroke Foundation is today backing the Cancer Society and Smokefree Coalition who are making oral submissions to the Health Select Committee in support of proposed legislation to remove of all branding from tobacco products. More>>

ALSO:

Milk: Oravida Asked For Cabinet Help

New evidence released by New Zealand First today reveals Justice Minister Judith Collins used her position to manipulate the Government to help her husband’s company, Oravida, after the Fonterra botulism scare, says New Zealand First Leader Rt Hon Winston Peters. More>>

ALSO:

With Conditions: Ruataniwha Consents Approved In Draft Decision

The Tukituki Catchment Proposal Board of Inquiry has granted 17 resource consents relating to the $265 million Ruataniwha Water Storage Scheme in a draft decision that would open more of the Hawke’s Bay to irrigation. More>>

ALSO:

Fast Lanes, Campervans: Labour 'Making The Holidays Easier For Kiwi Drivers'

The next Labour Government will make the holidays easier and journeys quicker for Kiwi families driving on the roads, says Labour Leader David Cunliffe. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On Royalty And Its Tourism Spin-Offs

Ultimately the Queen’s longevity has been one of her most significant accomplishments. A transition to Prince Charles while the monarchy was in the pits of public esteem in the mid to late 1990s would have been disastrous for the Royal Firm. Far more congenial representatives have now emerged... More>>

ALSO:

Privacy (Again): ACC Demands Excessive Privacy Waivers

Labour: “This is just another example of ACC under National deliberately acting to deny treatment and compensation... Those who did fill in the form have effectively been victims of yet another ACC privacy breach. This time Judith Collins knew it was happening..." More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
Regional
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news