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

 

Horizons council declared, public welcomed


Friday 14 October, 2016


Horizons council declared, public welcomed


Horizons Regional Council officially welcomes two new and ten returning councillors to the table following the final declaration of results for local body elections today.

“This term we welcome Wiremu Kingi Te Awe Awe for Palmerston North and Nicola Patrick for Wanganui,” says Horizons group manager of corporate services and electoral officer Craig Grant.

“They will join the returning councillors at the inaugural council meeting on Thursday 20 October which I encourage the public to attend.”

Mr Grant would also like to invite members of the public to visit the Horizons Expo at Te Manawa on Friday 21 October.

“The free ‘expo’ styled event is for our councillors and the public to get an idea of what our teams are currently working on and how rates are contributing to the future of the Region.

“From 10am staff will be available to talk to people about their areas of work and answer any questions they have about Horizons’ business,” he says.

“There will be a range of interactive activities and from 12 until 1pm there will also be a lunchtime seminar on native fish, weeds to watch out for, bush remnants and transport planning for Palmerston North.”

Mr Grant says the day also provides an excellent opportunity for people to get an understanding of the different role Horizons has compared to city and district councils.

“Our responsibilities include river management and monitoring, flood protection, regulatory consents for land use, transport services, pest plant and predator control, and coordinating the Region’s response to natural disasters,” says Mr Grant.

Councillors from other territorial authorities in the Region will also be visiting Te Manawa to get an in-depth understanding of Horizons’ work and how their council relates.

Ends

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Gordon Campbell: On Labour Refusing To Lead A Progressive Drugs Policy

Once again, Labour has chosen not to use (a) its parliamentary majority and (b) the huge mandate it was given at the last election in order to (c) bring about progressive social change. Once again, Labour seems to regard its main purpose for being in power as being to keep National and Act out of power. Will Labour for instance, overhaul our out-dated, unsafe, and unjust laws on drugs? No, it will not... More>>

 

Norman Gemmell: New Zealand’s New Housing Policy Is Really Just A New Tax Package — And It’s A Shambles

Norman Gemmell , Te Herenga Waka — Victoria University of Wellington Economists like to talk about “optimal policy instruments” — essentially, policies that achieve their objectives more effectively or efficiently than the alternatives, and ... More>>

Climate Change: Emissions Report Shows Urgent Action Needed

Every part of Government will need to take urgent action to bring down emissions, the Minister for Climate Change, James Shaw said today in response to the recent rise in New Zealand’s greenhouse emissions. The latest annual inventory of New ... More>>

ALSO:


Claire Breen: ACC’s Policy Of Not Covering Birth Injuries Is One More Sign The System Is Overdue For Reform

Claire Breen , University of Waikato Recent media coverage of women not being able to get treatment for birth injuries highlights yet another example of gender bias in healthcare in New Zealand. More>>

Police: Police Accept Findings Of IPCA Report Into Photographs Taken At Checkpoint

Police accept the findings of a report by the Independent Police Conduct Authority (IPCA) relating to photographs taken at a checkpoint in Northland. On November 16, 2019, Police set up a checkpoint down the road from a fight night event in Ruakaka ... More>>

ALSO:

Health: Drug-Testing Law To Be Made Permanent

Interim legislation that is already proving to keep people safer from drugs will be made permanent, Health Minister Andrew Little says. More>>

 
 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • PARLIAMENT
  • POLITICS
  • REGIONAL
 
 

InfoPages News Channels