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


Resident Satisfaction Survey underway

Resident Satisfaction Survey underway

Horowhenua District Council is once again running its Resident Satisfaction Survey to find out what residents and ratepayers think of the services and facilities provided to the community.

The survey is being conducted through phone calls to randomly-selected residents who are then offered the chance to participate. This is being done over four evenings between 7.00pm and 9.00pm, with the next and final session on Wednesday 25 June.

The survey is also available for any resident or ratepayer to complete online and the link can be found on Council's website.

This year for the first time the Council has commissioned and trained a group of nearly 30 Waiopehu College pupils and parents to help conduct the phone survey, as a fundraiser for their upcoming language studies trip to Japan. In previous years the Council has used a Wellington-based survey company.

Council's Chief Executive David Clapperton says this is an innovative use of a local resource and also provides the pupils with an insight into local government and community engagement, on top of earning them funds.

Waiopehu College principal Barry Petherick says the school is delighted to be given the responsibility to help conduct the survey.

"We are very appreciative of the support from the Council as our tour party works on raising funds for the trip next year to Japan. The students involved are finding it to be a very interesting experience.

"It has been a pleasure as Principal to receive positive comment back from the community about the phone manner and engagement of our 'cold callers'."

The Resident Satisfaction Survey can be found online at www.surveymonkey.com/s/HoroDC. This link can also be found on Council's website www.horowhenua.govt.nz.

The online survey will remain open until Sunday 6 July and all responses will remain anonymous.


© Scoop Media

Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines


Environment And Conservation: Changes To Our Oceans Pose Serious Concerns

New Zealand’s oceans, coasts, and marine wildlife are under growing pressure, according to the first national report from the Ministry for the Environment and Statistics New Zealand about the marine environment. More>>


Police Authority: Use Of Taser Was Disproportionate And Unjustified

The Independent Police Conduct Authority has found that an officer’s second use of a Taser on a mentally unwell Hokitika man was disproportionate and unjustified. More>>


Gordon Campbell: On Holidays, Hekia Parata And Badlands

Hekia Parata, adieu. Reportedly, she’s been ‘passionate’ about education. She has “bravely’ led the charge on the government’s education reforms. In the past week , many of the postscripts to Hekia Parata’s career as Education Minister have sounded like a schoolteacher desperately trying to find some reason why a D student can be marked up to C minus. More>>


Minister of Finance: Plan Shows $100 Billion Infrastructure Projects

Finance Minister Bill English has today launched the Government’s Ten Year Capital Intentions Plan (CIP) which shows a pipeline of $100.9 billion worth of infrastructure projects over the next decade. More>>


Werewolf: Safe Landings Gordon Campbell on the safety challenge to the Wellington runway extension.

The safety-related legal challenge revolves around the size of the 90 metre long Runway End Safety Area (RESA) being proposed for the runway extension. More>>


Environment Commissioner: We Need To Work Together On Climate Change And Farming

“The debate around agricultural emissions and the ETS has been polarised for too long,” said the Commissioner. “But the ETS is not the only way forward – there are other things that can be done.” More>>


NZ Super Fund: Seeking To Put A Market Price On Climate Change

Oct. 19 (BusinessDesk) - The New Zealand Superannuation Fund says it will devise a set of rules to assess investment winners and losers under climate change, a strategy that could rule out fossil fuels or producers such as current portfolio member Exxon ... More>>


Rejuvenation: Parata Will Not Contest 2017 Election

Education Minister and National List MP Hekia Parata has today announced that she will not be contesting the next election. She advised the Prime Minister of her decision earlier this year. More>>

Get More From Scoop



Search Scoop  
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news