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Nag n Noggin On Licence Application 24 October 2018 NAG N NOGGIN LIMITED of 25 Manadon Street, NEW PLYMOUTH 4310 has made an application to the New Plymouth District Licensing Committee for the grant of a New On Licence for the premises situated at 57 Tukapa Street NEW PLYMOUTH 4310 known as NAG N NOGGIN. The general nature of the business conducted (or to be conducted) under the licence is a Tavern - Class 1 On Licence. Days and Hours: Sunday to Wednesday 9.00am to 10.00pm Thursday and Friday 9.00am to 12midnight Saturday 8.30am to 12midnight You may also inspect the application at the New Plymouth District Council, Liardet Street, New Plymouth. If you would like to object to the application, in accordance with the Act, please write to us within 15 working days of this notice District Licensing Committee at Private Bag 2025, New Plymouth 4342. This publication was made on 19 October 2018 Visit Our Gardens During the Garden Festival 24 October 2018 We are very proud to take part in the PowerCo Taranaki Garden Festival. The festival takes place from 26 October to 4 November.  You can visit our beautiful spaces year round, but spring is a particularly great time to visit our participating gardens: Pukekura Park, Te Henui Cemetery and the Fernery and Display Houses. During the festival we also host guided tours of all three gardens, all tours are free and no booking is required. Pukekura Park Wednesday 31 October 9am Friday 2 November 9am Meet outside The Bellringer Pavilion, via Fillis St entrance, Pukekura Park, New Plymouth Fernery and Display Houses Tuesday 30 October 11am Thursday 1 November 11am Meet at the Fernery and Display House entrance, Pukekura Park, Fillis St, New Plymouth Te Henui Cemetery Monday 29 October 2pm Wednesday 31 October 2pm Friday 2 November 2pm 173 Lemon St, Strandon, New Plymouth. Meet by the main sign by the first roundabout inside the cemetery Temporary road closures Taranaki Car Club events 24 October 2018 In accordance with the Transport (Vehicular Traffic Road Closure) Regulations 1965, the following roads will be closed to ordinary vehicular traffic to enable the Taranaki Car Club to conduct motorsport events. Waitara Street Sprint Date and period of closure: from 7am to 6pm on Saturday 27 October 2018. Roads to be closed: Memorial Place. Whitaker Street from Blake to Browne streets. Browne Street from McLean Street to High Street West. Stafford Street from Browne to Grey streets. Cameron Street from Grey to Blake streets. Broadway from Cameron to Pratt streets. High Street West from Cracroft to Browne streets. Cracroft Street from High Street West to McLean Street. Stafford Street from Cracroft to Blake streets. Map of road closure area during Waitara Street Sprints Wortley Road 400m Sprint Date and period of closure: from 7am to 5pm on Sunday 28 October 2018. Road to be closed: Wortley Road from the intersection with Richmond Road to rapid number 118 Wortley Road. Map of road closure area during Wortley Road 400m Sprint Emergency vehicles will have unrestricted access at all times. In in each location the roads may be reopened at an earlier time as decided by the organisers upon removal of all road closure signs and barriers at the venue. The roads will then be open to normal vehicle traffic and normal traffic regulations will apply It is an offence under the above regulations to drive on the closed roads during the period outlined above, unless authorised to do so by the event organiser. In all other situations necessitating the use of the road, contact must be made with the site traffic management coordinators on-site, on the day. Alternative routes will be available and signposted. Nag n Noggin Off Licence Application 23 October 2018 NAG N NOGGIN LIMITED of 25 Manadon Street, NEW PLYMOUTH, 4310 has made an application to the New Plymouth District Licensing Committee for the grant of a New Off Licence for the premises situated at 57 Tukapa Street NEW PLYMOUTH 4310 known as NAG N NOGGIN. The general nature of the business conducted (or to be conducted) under the licence is a Tavern - Off Licence. Days and Hours: Sunday to Wednesday 9.00am to 10.00pm Thursday and Friday 9.00am to 11.00pm Saturday 8.30am to 11.00pm You may also inspect the application at the New Plymouth District Council, Liardet Street, New Plymouth. If you would like to object to the application, in accordance with the Act, please write to us within 15 working days of this notice District Licensing Committee at Private Bag 2025, New Plymouth 4342. This publication was made on 19 October 2018 Nag n Noggin On Licence Application 23 October 2018 NAG N NOGGIN LIMITED of 25 Manadon Street, NEW PLYMOUTH 4310 has made an application to the New Plymouth District Licensing Committee for the grant of a New On Licence for the premises situated at 57 Tukapa Street NEW PLYMOUTH 4310 known as NAG N NOGGIN. The general nature of the business conducted (or to be conducted) under the licence is a Tavern - Class 1 On Licence. Days and Hours: Sunday to Wednesday 9.00am to 10.00pm Thursday and Friday 9.00am to 12midnight Saturday 8.30am to 12midnight You may also inspect the application at the New Plymouth District Council, Liardet Street, New Plymouth. If you would like to object to the application, in accordance with the Act, please write to us within 15 working days of this notice District Licensing Committee at Private Bag 2025, New Plymouth 4342. This publication was made on 19 October 2018 Social Kitchen On Licence Application  23 October 2018 SOCIAL KITCHEN LIMITED of 40 Powderham Street NEW PLYMOUTH 4310 has made an application to the New Plymouth District Licensing Committee for the grant of a Renewal On Licence for the premises situated at 40 Powderham Street NEW PLYMOUTH 4310 known as SOCIAL KITCHEN. The general nature of the business conducted (or to be conducted) under the licence is a Restaurant - Class 3 On Licence. Days and Hours: Monday to Sunday 8.00am to 1.00am You may also inspect the application at the New Plymouth District Council, Liardet Street, New Plymouth. If you would like to object to the application, in accordance with the Act, please write to us within 15 working days of this notice District Licensing Committee at Private Bag 2025, New Plymouth 4342. This publication was made on 24 October 2018 Little Glutton Renewal On Licence Application 22 October 2018 GILL AND BEAK LIMITED of 162 Devon Street East, NEW PLYMOUTH has made an application to the New Plymouth District Licensing Committee for the grant of a Renewal On Licence for the premises situated at 162 Devon Street East NEW PLYMOUTH 4310 known as LITTLE GLUTTON. The general nature of the business conducted (or to be conducted) under the licence is a Restaurant - Class 3 On Licence. Days and Hours: Monday to Sunday 8.00am to 2.00am You may also inspect the application at the New Plymouth District Council, Liardet Street, New Plymouth. If you would like to object to the application, in accordance with the Act, please write to us within 15 working days of this notice District Licensing Committee at Private Bag 2025, New Plymouth 4342. This publication was made on 23 October 2018 Hi-tech hub ready to handle an emergency 19 October 2018 NPDC’s state-of-the-art Emergency Operations Centre is up and running and ready to help keep our community safe during an emergency. Based at the TSB Stadium, NPDC has invested $500,000 to create the hi-tech Civil Defence hub which includes GIS map facilities, a back-up power supply, secure communication connections and even its own 30,000L water tank.  “We know that an emergency can happen at any time so we’re absolutely delighted to have this new centre which will help us meet the challenges our district may face,” says NPDC Chief Operating Officer Kelvin Wright.  “Our community responded brilliantly to ex-Cyclone Gita earlier this year. The Emergency Operations Centre will enable us to respond even more effectively to localised problems.” Director of Civil Defence New Zealand, Sarah Stuart-Black, praised the new centre and NPDC’s commitment to managing the district through any future event. “The opening of this centre strengthens NPDC’s ability to manage local emergencies effectively.” The official opening, held this week, marks a new chapter for the district’s Civil Defence Emergency Management team with two NPDC staff members running emergency management for our district. There was a fantastic response to our call for volunteers – we had more than 170 people put their hands up to work at the centre during a crisis.  Mr Wright thanked NPDC’s key community stakeholders including the New Zealand Police, Fire and Emergency, St John, New Zealand Lifelines Council, TEMO, Civil Defence NZ and the other Taranaki councils for their support. If you want to volunteer at the centre, call us on 06-759 6060 or you can register via our online form. Inglewood Club Application 17 October 2018 INGLEWOOD CLUB INCORPORATED of 35 Moa Street INGLEWOOD has made an application to the New Plymouth District Licensing Committee for the grant of a Renewal Club Licence for the premises situated at 35 Moa Street INGLEWOOD 4330 known as INGLEWOOD CLUB. The general nature of the business conducted (or to be conducted) under the licence is a Class 3 Club - Club Licence. Days and Hours: Monday to Sunday 9am to 1am the following day Sunday 9am to 12 Midnight You may also inspect the application at the New Plymouth District Council, Liardet Street, New Plymouth. If you would like to object to the application, in accordance with the Act, please write to us within 15 working days of this notice District Licensing Committee at Private Bag 2025, New Plymouth 4342. This publication was made on 18 October 2018 Lush Cafe and Gelato Application 17 October 2018 ELIASON ENTERPRISES LTD of 11 Gill Street NEW PLYMOUTH has made an application to the New Plymouth District Licensing Committee for the grant of a Renewal On Licence for the premises situated at 11 Gill Street NEW PLYMOUTH 4310 known as LUSH CAFE & GELATO. The general nature of the business conducted (or to be conducted) under the licence is a Restaurant - Class 3 On Licence. Days and Hours: Monday to Sunday 8am to 9.30pm You may also inspect the application at the New Plymouth District Council, Liardet Street, New Plymouth. If you would like to object to the application, in accordance with the Act, please write to us within 15 working days of this notice District Licensing Committee at Private Bag 2025, New Plymouth 4342. This publication was made on 18 October 2018 Long Weekend Stay-cation 17 October 2018 Why a stay-cation should be on the cards this Labour Weekend The National Park… obviously The long weekend is the perfect time of year to get back in to nature. Our national park has a huge range of walks to suit whatever kind of adventure you’re after. Plan a trip to the Dawson Falls Visitors Centre, you can take a short, easy walk to Wilkies Pools for a refreshing first swim of the season. Another low effort, maximum impact walk is to the falls themselves, it’s a steep climb in and out, but it’s a quick one. If you want to push yourself further you can do the Waingongoro Hut track, including a walk across the 24m high swing bridge! Check out the DOC website for more information. Get in to the CBD and play tourist for the day. The outdoor pool at the Todd Energy Aquatic Centre will be opening for the first splash of summer, pack your togs and show your kids how it’s done on the diving board. If you’d rather stay dry you can get along to see National Geographic’s 50 Greatest Photographs at Puke Ariki, it’s been a hit with young and old and is only on for one more week. Then pop up the road to the Govett-Brewster Art Gallery where there are six kinetic Len Lye sculptures on display currently (don’t forget the obligatory selfie out the front). If that’s not enough, grab your coffee and head to Pukekura Park to see all the spring explosions of colour, make sure your walk takes you through the Fernery and Display Houses to see the world-class collection of orchids. Beaches!! If you’re not diving in to the Todd Energy Aquatic Centre or Wilkies Pools then your Labour Weekend swim will have to be at a beach. Luckily you have heaps to choose from. So take the opportunity to steer away from your usuals. Pop out to Ōākura, it’s usually a little quieter than Fitzroy but is a great spot for swimming or surfing. Include a walk up to Goat Rock followed by an ice cream to really make a day of it. Or if you can spend a little longer in the car head out to Tongaporutu. Check the tides before you go down to the beach, and explore the amazing piece of coastline that has changed so much in recent years (with Elephant Rock's trunk disappearing). Bring a picnic to eat at the domain while you look towards the postcard perfect baches along the river. Tasman Club Incorporated Application 17 October 2018 TASMAN CLUB INCORPORATED of 35 Octavius Place NEW PLYMOUTH has made an application to the New Plymouth District Licensing Committee for the grant of a Renewal Club Licence for the premises situated at 35 Octavius Place NEW PLYMOUTH 4312 known as TASMAN CLUB INCORPORATED. The general nature of the business conducted (or to be conducted) under the licence is a Class 3 Club - Club Licence. Days and Hours: Monday to Thursday 8.30am to 10.30pm Friday/Saturday/Sunday 8.30am to 12 Midnight You may also inspect the application at the New Plymouth District Council, Liardet Street, New Plymouth. If you would like to object to the application, in accordance with the Act, please write to us within 15 working days of this notice District Licensing Committee at Private Bag 2025, New Plymouth 4342. This publication was made on 18 October 2018 Request for Temporary Road Closure Americana New Plymouth 17 October 2018 Taranaki Vehicle Events Trust has requested the closure of the following roads to conduct Americarna events: Friday 22 February 2019 from 4pm to 9.30pm Roads to be closed: Devon Street from Eliot to Robe streets. Gover Street from Courtenay (SH 45) to Gill streets. Liardet Street from Courtenay to Gill streets. Currie Street from Powderham (SH 45) to the intersection of Gill and Ariki streets. Brougham Street from Powderham to Ariki streets. Egmont Street from Devon Street West to Ariki Street. King Street from Brougham to Queen streets. Queen Street from Devon Street West to St Aubyn Street (SH 44), with one lane open from King to St Aubyn streets for north bound traffic only. All service lanes within the closed off area. Affected roads: Robe Street, open for left turning traffic only onto Devon Street West. Queen Street, open one side only from King to St Aubyn streets for left turning traffic from King and Young streets. Devon Street West, open to east bound traffic turning right onto Robe Street. Ariki Street, right turn only onto Egmont Street. Saturday 23 February 2019 from 7am to 4pm Roads to be closed: Devon Street from Eliot to Robe streets. Liardet Street from Courtenay to Gill streets. Currie Street from Powderham to Gill streets. Brougham Street from Powderham to Ariki streets. Egmont Street from Devon to King streets. King Street from Egmont to Brougham streets. All service lanes within the closed off area. Affected roads: Robe Street, open for left turning traffic only onto Devon Street West. Emergency Services will have unrestricted access at all times. Footpaths will be clear and open to pedestrians at all times. The application is being considered under the Transport (Vehicular Traffic Road Closure) Regulations 1965. Submissions to the closure should reach New Plymouth District Council by 4pm on 30 October 2018. Submissions must be made on the road closure form, which is available online at newplymouthnz.com/submissions, or by contacting the Council on 06-759 6060 or enquiries@npdc.govt.nz. Emergency vehicles will have unrestricted access at all times. During the proposed period of closure, an approved traffic management plan will provide for ordinary vehicular traffic which would otherwise use the roads East End Surf Lifesaving Club Application 15 October 2018 EAST END SURF LIFESAVING CLUB of 1 X Nobs Line STRANDON, NEW PLYMOUTH has made an application to the New Plymouth District Licensing Committee for the grant of a Renewal Club Licence for the premises situated at 1 X Nobs Line STRANDON, NEW PLYMOUTH 4312 known as EAST END SURF LIFESAVING CLUB. The general nature of the business conducted (or to be conducted) under the licence is a Class 3 Club - Club Licence. Days and Hours: Monday to Sunday 3pm to 9pm You may also inspect the application at the New Plymouth District Council, Liardet Street, New Plymouth. If you would like to object to the application, in accordance with the Act, please write to us within 15 working days of this notice District Licensing Committee at Private Bag 2025, New Plymouth 4342. This publication was made on 16 October 2018 Mikes Brewery Bistro On Licence 14 October 2018 MIKE'S HOLDINGS LIMITED of 487 Mokau Road, URENUI has made an application to the New Plymouth District Licensing Committee for the grant of a New On Licence for the premises situated at 186 Devon Street East NEW PLYMOUTH 4310 known as MIKE'S BREWERY BISTRO. The general nature of the business conducted (or to be conducted) under the licence is a Tavern - Class 1 On Licence. Days and Hours: Monday to Saturday 8am to 2am the following day Sunday 8am to Midnight You may also inspect the application at the New Plymouth District Council, Liardet Street, New Plymouth. If you would like to object to the application, in accordance with the Act, please write to us within 15 working days of this notice District Licensing Committee at Private Bag 2025, New Plymouth 4342. This publication was made on 15 October 2018 Mikes Brewery Bistro Application 14 October 2018 MIKE'S HOLDINGS LIMITED of 487 Mokau Road, URENUI has made an application to the New Plymouth District Licensing Committee for the grant of a Renewal Off Licence for the premises situated at 186 Devon Street East NEW PLYMOUTH 4310 known as MIKE'S BREWERY BISTRO. The general nature of the business conducted (or to be conducted) under the licence is a Tavern - Off Licence. Days and Hours: Monday to Sunday 8am to 9.30pm You may also inspect the application at the New Plymouth District Council, Liardet Street, New Plymouth. If you would like to object to the application, in accordance with the Act, please write to us within 15 working days of this notice District Licensing Committee at Private Bag 2025, New Plymouth 4342. This publication was made on 15 October 2018 Taranaki Aims to Become a Renewable Energy Hub 12 October 2018 We are playing a pivotal role in a team that has met world-leading renewable energy experts and discussed how our region can become a leading centre for hydrogen energy, an industry that is already worth billions around the globe. H2 Taranaki is a working group set up to encourage the growth and uptake of hydrogen projects in the region. Our Councillor Stacey Hitchcock and one of our Senior Infrastructure Planner have gone to Europe with the team to glean the latest global thinking and examine how Taranaki can become the energy hub of the Southern Hemisphere. “Taranaki is the perfect region to not only embrace the ‘Just Transition’ to a lower carbon future but to lead it from the front,” says Cr Hitchcock. “Thanks to our history with the energy industry, we’re a region with extensive knowledge, skills and an expert workforce. Together with our natural resources, established infrastructure and international port, we’re perfectly set up to embrace a number of more sustainable energy alternatives. “This project is just one of many strategic opportunities identified in our Tapuae Roa Action plan launched earlier this year and will help us develop a hydrogen roadmap specifically for the Taranaki region.” The team are attending several major energy conferences and discussions in Aberdeen, the Orkney Islands, England and the Netherlands. The research investigation has also included exploring a MOU with Aberdeen, a key energy centre in the Northern Hemisphere, examining opportunities to become a World Cities Energy partner and a chance to connect with other governments around the world who are transitioning to a lower carbon future. Korean Bistro Yeon Application 10 October 2018 SALLY'S KOREAN LIMITED of 142A Ngamotu Road, NEW PLYMOUTH has made an application to the New Plymouth District Licensing Committee for the grant of a Renewal On Licence for the premises situated at 103 Devon Street East NEW PLYMOUTH 4310 known as KOREAN BISTRO YEON. The general nature of the business conducted (or to be conducted) under the licence is a Restaurant - Class 3 On Licence. Days and Hours: Monday to Sunday 10am to 12 Midnight You may also inspect the application at the New Plymouth District Council, Liardet Street, New Plymouth. If you would like to object to the application, in accordance with the Act, please write to us within 15 working days of this notice District Licensing Committee at Private Bag 2025, New Plymouth 4342. This publication was made on 11 October 2018 Sound Financial Management Helps Us Achieve Surplus 10 October 2018 We have achieved a general rates operating surplus of more than $320,000 while our Perpetual Investment Fund made a return of $21 million (more than $13 million over budget) in the 2017/2018 financial year, according to our latest Annual Report. “It’s a pleasing result. The fact we were able to absorb some unexpected costs (February storm damage and Yarrow Stadium operational remediation) and still finish the year under budget shows we have a firm focus on cost control. Evidence of Council’s sound financial management was recognised in November when international credit agency Standard and Poor’s reconfirmed NPDC’s financial rating as ‘AA/A-1’,” says NPDC Chief Executive Craig Stevenson. We managed assets valued at about $2.6 billion, had a yearly operating budget of $135 million, and are putting a renewed focus on investing in core infrastructure after talking to residents about what we should be doing in the next decade. “There was an incredible response to our 10-Year Plan public conversation with more than 4,000 submissions on what we should be focussed on, a record for a non-metropolitan council,” says Mayor of the New Plymouth District, Neil Holdom. “It’s clear our residents want us to invest more in our three waters infrastructure – drinking, waste and storm water. We’ve responded by allocating more than $44 million over the next decade for water resilience and more than $21 million towards Zero Waste 2040,” the Mayor says. Another highlight from the 10-Year Plan conversation, was agreeing to extend the Coastal Walkway from Bell Block to Waitara, creating a pedestrian and cycle link that promotes connectivity and well-being to the district’s two main population centres. Other milestones over the past year include: In a major step towards unlocking the region’s potential for economic growth, we worked with the other Taranaki councils, Nga Iwi O Taranaki and the business community on Tapuae Roa. The TSB Festival of Lights saw a 20% rise in visitors to nearly 9,600 over the 2017/2018 summer. The value added to the regional economy jumped from $4.6million to $5million. Yusuf/Cat Stevens played to a packed out (capacity approximately 15,000) TSB Bowl of Brooklands in December while Bryan Adams rocked the venue in January. We won two major awards after it became the first New Zealand local authority to create a fully digital Draft District Plan. Pukekura Park was awarded the Green Flag international mark of a quality park or green space for the fifth year running. Permian Monsters: Life Before the Dinosaurs helped Puke Ariki set new visitor records including the most visitors in a single day (1,920) and the most visitors to an exhibition at the museum (75,000). Kicking Off Work on Car Park for Pouakai Crossing Track 05 October 2018 Close to $1.6 million is being invested in a much-anticipated tourism project that will benefit locals and visitors alike. We start construction next week on the car park and toilet at the top of Mangorei Road. The car park is a key piece of tourism infrastructure at the Mangorei Track entrance to the increasingly popular Pouakai Crossing and part of Tapuae Roa – Taranaki’s regional economic strategy. The toilet and car park, which will take both private vehicles and buses, have been funded with $709,000 from the Government’s Tourism Infrastructure Fund and $849,000 from NPDC. This is on top of a $3.4 million Government investment in the iconic Pouakai Crossing. A further $750,000 will be spent on widening Mangorei Road in a 50:50 joint venture between NPDC and the NZ Transport Agency. “We’re getting the right infrastructure in place so that visitors and locals alike can continue to enjoy our great outdoors and stunning Mounga; one of the reasons why we’re the lifestyle capital of New Zealand,” says Mayor Neil Holdom.“This project is an exciting one and combined with the $156,000 recently announced funding from Tourism Minister Kelvin Davis for upgraded facilities at Waiwhakaiho and a new portable toilet and shower facility, there are really positive signs of central and local government partnering for the benefit of our people and to grow our tourism economy,” says the Mayor. The Mangorei Track will still be open, although Mangorei Road will be closed from the Westown Golf Course to the Pouakai Crossing entrance from Mondays to Fridays, from Monday 8 October until near Christmas. The closures will be from 7am to 7pm each day but Mangorei Road residents will continue to have access. We will be running free shuttle buses from the golf club’s car park on weekdays and the road will be open to all vehicles on weekends. We have consulted with residents and tourism groups, and thanks the public in advance for its support. For more info visit our Mangorei Car Park and Road Safety Improvements page.