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


Hurunui: All Aboard the LTP Train

10 April 2018

All Aboard the LTP Train

For this year’s Long Term Plan 2018-2028 (LTP), the Hurunui District Council is taking a novel approach to its consultation process. Reflecting the LTP’s theme ‘Keeping On Track’, members of the public are invited to an informal get together with councillors on board the Weka Pass Diesel Train on Thursday 19 April, 6-8pm.

Council CEO, Hamish Dobbie, says the meeting on the train will be a one off opportunity for members of the public to spend time with their elected representatives, and have a chat about the council’s plans and work programme over the next 10 years.

“Residents can share their views one on one with councillors while enjoying their surrounds on board what is one of our district’s iconic tourism attractions.”

All Hurunui District residents are invited to attend this free event, with refreshments and food provided. However, RSVPs are required to give the council an indication of numbers and can be sent to: info@hurunui.govt.nz or phone the council directly on 314 8816.

Mayor Winton Dalley says he is hopeful of a good turnout for such a unique event.

“I encourage our community to come along to what is not going to be your everyday public meeting.

Get involved in the LTP process and make your voices heard in a relaxed and fun environment.”

The special meeting on board the train, travelling along the Weka Pass Railway will be complemented by a series of other public information sessions as follows:

• Wednesday, 18 April 6:30-7:30pm ex-Council Chambers, Culverden

• Monday, 23 April 5:00pm - 6:00pm Hanmer Springs Library and Service Centre

• Thursday, 26 April 6:30pm - 7:30pm Waikari Hall, Waikari

• Tuesday, 1 May 5:00pm - 6:00pm Cheviot Library and Service Centre

• Thursday, 3 May 6:30pm - 7:30pm Council Chambers, Amberley

Submissions on the draft LTP close on Sunday 6 May 2018, with all submissions received by that date put before the council at a hearing during 15-16 May 2018. The council will then decide what changes to the proposals need to be made before finalising the Long Term Plan.

© Scoop Media

Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Gordon Campbell: On Bridges’ ‘Meth Crooks’ Leadership Failure

Back in June, Bridges publicly accepted that Housing NZ had got it wrong, and that the National government had acted upon bad advice.

Now, you’d think this admission would create a broad bi-partisan basis for compensation to those families who had been unfairly evicted, at considerable cost and emotional distress. Some people had lost their possessions in trying to meet the expense of the upheaval.

Not everyone felt so compassionate. More>>


General Assembly: Ardern Rejects Trump Call For War On Drugs

New Zealand will not be signing the United States' document calling for global action on the war on drugs, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says. Ms Ardern is in New York for the United Nations General Assembly this week, along with about 140 other world leaders. More>>


Pay Equity: Cabinet Funds Deal For Oranga Tamariki Social Workers

The Minister said that an agreement in principle has been reached between Oranga Tamariki and the PSA on a settlement worth $114.6m over five years. More>>


Hunting v Pest Control: Tahr Control Needed To Protect Alpine Habitats

A cull of introduced Himalayan tahr browsing conservation land in Kā Tiritiri o Te Moana/ the Southern Alps is needed to protect special alpine plants and their habitats, Conservation Minister, Eugenie Sage said. More>>


Protest At Sea: Judge Discharges Greenpeace Activists

The judge today discharged Norman and Howell without conviction, saying the cumulative consequences of a conviction would be out of proportion to what was “low level” offending off the Wairarapa coast in April 2017. More>>


No Reshuffle: Meka Whaitiri Removed As A Minister

Meka Whaitiri will be removed as a Minister with immediate effect... The decision was made after receiving a report into an incident that occurred on 27 August in Gisborne, involving Meka Whaitiri and one of her staff. More>>


Asylum: Refugee Quota Increasing To 1500

“The quota increase will take place from July 2020. In the meantime, we will work to increase the number and spread of refugee resettlement and support services. We need to make sure we’re prepared for this change in policy.” More>>





InfoPages News Channels