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

 


Provisional decisions on Annual Plan made

Provisional decisions on Annual Plan made

Over the past two weeks Horizons Regional Councillors have been listening to submissions and deliberating on activities for the 2014/15 Annual Plan.

Eighty-one submissions spreading over a range of activities and projects were made to the draft Annual Plan, with 40 choosing to speak to their submission.

“We have been impressed by the number and quality of submissions made to the council this year and they have helped us to form our decisions,” says Horizons Chairman Bruce Gordon,

“After listening to feedback from the community we have amended some areas of the plan.”

The decisions will be put forward to the next Regional Council meeting on June 24th for adoption.

Within the changes the living heritage activity budget has been restored to 2012/13 levels, with a proportion coming from general reserves.

The living heritage activity involves a number of projects including Te Apiti-the Gorge, the Massey Hill enhancement project, Turitea Reserve Pest control enhancement and Kia Wharite in the Ruapehu. The Rangitikei Environmental Group will also receive an additional $10,000 for the increasing level of work they do towards pest plant management.

A number of submissions were also made on Horizons funding policy with Council deciding that all revenue and financing policy changes be referred to the Long-term plan review next year.

Horizons councillors also voted for the Lower Whanganui flood protection scheme costs to be part funded from council’s 2013-14 projected surplus, alongside a one year rates payment from Wanganui ratepayers.

Excluding the one-off scheme payment costs for Wanganui ratepayers, the average rates increase across the region will be 4.8% for the 2014-15 year. This figure is just an average and will vary depending on where people live and the level of services they receive.

Ends

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

 

NZEI Survey Report: Special Needs Students Missing Out

The survey revealed that around 16 percent of students were on schools’ special needs registers, but nearly 90 percent of schools’ special needs coordinators did not believe there was adequate support for students and their learning... More>>

ALSO:

Interim Report: Waitangi Tribunal On Ture Whenua Legislation

Labour on Proposed changes to Maori land rules: “To have Treaty Negotiations Minister Chris Finlayson dismiss findings as ‘bizarre’ is totally disingenuous and disrespectful. What’s bizarre is Maori Development Minister Te Ururoa Flavell stubbornly pushing through this Bill before the Waitangi Tribunal has even completed its report..." More>>

ALSO:

Spy Update: Appointment Of GCSB Acting Director

GCSB Chief Legal Advisor Lisa Fong will become the Acting Director of the Government Communications Security Bureau (GCSB) from 15 February 2016, Minister Responsible for the GCSB Christopher Finlayson announced today. More>>

Protests Close Roads: TPP Signed In Auckland

“TPP was signed by Australia, Brunei Darussalam, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, the United States and Viet Nam.” More>>

ALSO:

Emails Behind 'Diplomatic Immunity' Case: Whitehead Report Released

“As previously indicated the conclusions reached by Mr Whitehead’s investigation are not unexpected but they are very disappointing,” Mr Mccully says. “At the heart of the matter is a single email, along with procedural shortcomings, which gave Malaysian officials the impression it would be acceptable for Mr Rizalman to return to Malaysia." More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On The Treaty/TPP Overlap, And Iowa

The fears about the ISDS provisions in the Trans Pacific Partnership deal are well-founded. The reality is that there is a sharp uptick in the occurrence of ISDS litigation in developed countries, and even the right wing likes of The Economist have been souring on the process for some time. More>>

ALSO:

Christchurch Red Zone Offers: Fresh High Court Proceedings

Grant Cameron, Solicitor for the Quake Outcasts said “the action seeks judicial review of the Crown’s recent decision to make a fresh offer to purchase properties from uninsured property owners in red zones. More>>

ALSO:

PM's Post-Cabinet Press Conference: Waitangi And TPP

Prime Minister John Key on Tuesday said his office has received an invitation for him to visit the Lower Marae on Waitangi Day, but was waiting for a meeting of the Te Tii Marae Trustees. More>>

ALSO:

Flagged: 'Wrong Colour' Bridge Flag To Change

NZ First: Only 13 days after National trumpeted its legally questionable flag on Auckland Harbour Bridge, it is now coming down because it is the wrong colour... “Mr Key’s latest flag fiasco is another waste of taxpayers' money. Given it is coming down, down is exactly the location where it should remain. More>>

ALSO:

School's In: Children Head Back To School

“Across the whole of this year we expect 61,820 five year olds will begin their primary schooling for the first time,” says the Ministry of Education head of sector enablement and support Katrina Casey. More>>

ALSO:

Dog & Lemon: FBI Disagrees With NZ Government Over Police Chases

Multiple studies, quoted by the FBI, show that once suspects realise they're no longer being chased; they tend to slow down to normal driving speeds and therefore become far less of a risk. The FBI report also categorically rejected the argument that abandoning police chases meant ‘giving in’ to offenders. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Regional
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news