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Approved temporary road closures during WOMAD 2019 11 March 2019 In accordance with the Transport (Vehicular Traffic Road Closure) Regulations 1965, the following roads will be closed to ordinary vehicular traffic while WOMAD 2019 takes place at the Bowl of Brooklands: Dates and period of closure: from 6am on Friday 15 March to 11.30pm on Sunday 17 March 2019. Roads to be closed: Kaimata Street from Brooklands Road to Somerset Street. Somerset Street from Kaimata Street to Cornwall Street. Azalea Place. During these times temporary traffic management will also be in place at the following locations: Brooklands Road. Coronation Avenue. Intersection of Coronation Avenue and Saddle Row. Emergency vehicles will have unrestricted access at all times. 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 road/s 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. NPDC fund brings big gigs/events/sport games to our region 22 February 2019 Have you been enjoying the rumble of V8 engines as Americarna rolls through Taranaki this week?  Are you looking forward to WOMAD next month at Brooklands Park or the ITU Triathlon World Cup? Did you know that events like these and many others are brought to town thanks to an NPDC fund specifically designed to bring high quality entertainment to our District?  NPDC’s Major Events Fund has been running since 2005 and is designed to attract events to our region that appeal to a range of audiences, bring economic and social benefits to the district, and position Taranaki as a desirable place to live and visit. About $750,000 has been allocated to the Fund in the current financial year. Over the last 14 years, it’s helped fund events such as major acts at the TSB Bowl of Brooklands, All Blacks test matches, music and dance festival WOMAD and many more.  This year it’s already brought the first-ever National Basketball League (NBL) game to the TSB Stadium, where the SKYCITY Breakers beat the Cairns Taipans in front of a sell-out crowd. “The calibre of events that take place with support from NPDC’s Major Events Fund and thanks to our corporate partners, is contributing to Building a Lifestyle Capital,” says Mayor Neil Holdom. “By hosting world-class concerts, international sporting matches and dynamic arts festivals – to name a few – we draw our community together, stimulate the local economy and make them proud to call Taranaki home. It also brings in visitors who support our economy by staying the weekend, eating out, shopping, and visiting our other tourist attractions which often convinces them to come back here for good. It’s a win-win,” he says. WOMAD is on 15 to 17 March at TSB Bowl of Brooklands, the ITU Triathlon World Cup and National Schools Triathlon begins on 31 March and later this year are Taranaki Arts Festival Trust’s Winter Fest and Spiegeltent Festival.  Keep your calendar handy and an eye on Hello NP on Facebook, as events are always cropping up which means more fun for the Taranaki community. Waitara New World Off Licence Application 21 February 2019 CJ INVESTMENTS 2018 LIMITED of 205 Waitara Road, WAITARA has made an application to the New Plymouth District Licensing Committee for the grant of a Renewal Off Licence for the premises situated at 44 Queen Street WAITARA 4320 known as WAITARA NEW WORLD. The general nature of the business conducted (or to be conducted) under the licence is a Supermarket - Off Licence. Days and Hours: Monday to Sunday 7am 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 22 February 2019. Temporary road closures in New Plymouth for Americarna 18 February 2019 In accordance with the Transport (Vehicular Traffic Road Closure) Regulations 1965, the following roads will be closed to ordinary vehicular traffic to enable Taranaki Vehicle Events Trust to hold Americarna. 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. Roads with restricted access: 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. Map of road closure area on Friday for the Americarna Cruise Saturday 23 February 2019 from 7am to 4pm Roads to be closed: Devon Street from Eliot to Robe streets. Gover Street from Courtenay to Gill 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. Roads with restricted access: Robe Street, open for left turning traffic only onto Devon Street West. Map of road closure area on Saturday for the Americarna Carnival Emergency vehicles will have unrestricted access at all times and footpaths will remain clear for pedestrians. 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. Fire restrictions 18 February 2019 We’re all feeling the heat this summer, including the land. You now need a permit to light a fire outdoors so you keep yourself and others safe. Fire and Emergency New Zealand has put the restriction over the whole of New Plymouth District from 18 February. This means it’s illegal to light a fire outdoors – or let someone else light a fire on your land – without a Fire and Emergency permit. This restriction lasts until further notice from Fire and Emergency New Zealand. You can get more details at www.checkitsalright.nz. Piggy pals at NPDC's Pound 15 February 2019 Two new arrivals are hogging all the attention at the NPDC Pound. The pair of young kune kune were found trotting along Heta Road about three weeks ago. The adorable duo are both female and are thought to be about four or five months old. “They’re cute as, but they’re growing fast and we’d really like to find their owner,” says NPDC External Relations Manager Jacqueline Baker. “So if you know where they belong, call us on 06-759 6060.” There’s never a boring moment with the pair, who are both used to human contact. They’ve been given the run of the Pound’s new “Pig Palace”, complete with their own muddy puddle. If they’re not claimed, the pigs will be put up for adoption. “They’re definitely pets, so we’d be looking for a vegetarian and/or pet-loving home for them.”  The NPDC Pound is also home to two goats – a white female that has been found a home and a small black billy – as well as some great dogs at the moment too. So if you’re looking for your next best friend, get in touch by calling 06-759 6060 or through the NPDC website newplymouthnz.com. NPDC’s Animal Council Officers impound about 600 dogs each year which are held at the Rifle Range Road pound before being returned to their owner or sometimes a new owner. Urenui Four Square Application 14 February 2019 BARRY ROGER COX of 26 Ngapapa Street, URENUI 4375 has made an application to the New Plymouth District Licensing Committee for the grant of a Renewal Off Licence for the premises situated at 16 Ngakoti Street URENUI 4375 known as URENUI FOUR SQUARE. The general nature of the business conducted (or to be conducted) under the licence is a Supermarket - Off Licence. Days and Hours: Monday to Sunday 8am to 7pm 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 February 2019 Novotel New Plymouth Application 13 February 2019 NGAMOTU HOTELS LIMITED PARTNERSHIP of 48 Hobson Street NEW PLYMOUTH has made an application to the New Plymouth District Licensing Committee for the grant of a New On Licence for the premises situated at 48 Hobson Street NEW PLYMOUTH 4312 known as NOVOTEL NEW PLYMOUTH. The general nature of the business conducted (or to be conducted) under the licence is a Hotel - Class 2 On Licence. Days and Hours: Monday to Sunday 8am to 3am the following day. 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 14 February 2019. Pukekura Park Tennis Club Application 13 February 2019 PUKEKURA PARK TENNIS CLUB of 51 A Upjohn Street 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 51 A Upjohn Street NEW PLYMOUTH 4310 known as PUKEKURA PARK TENNIS 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 5pm to 10.30pm Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 5pm to 9pm Thursday 5pm to 9.30pm Saturday 1pm to midnight Sunday 1pm to 8pm 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 14 February 2019. New Plymouth Club Renewal Off Licence Application 13 February 2019 NEW PLYMOUTH CLUB INCORPORATED of 55 Gill Street, NEW PLYMOUTH has made an application to the New Plymouth District Licensing Committee for the grant of a Renewal Off Licence for the premises situated at 55 Gill Street NEW PLYMOUTH 4310 known as NEW PLYMOUTH CLUB. The general nature of the business conducted (or to be conducted) under the licence is a Class 1 Club - Off Licence. Days and Hours: Monday to Sunday 9am to 11pm 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 13 February 2019 Outdoor water ban for Ōkato 11 February 2019 A ban on outdoor water use begins in Ōkato tomorrow (Wednesday) as the Mangatete Stream’s flows continue to lower. Gardens may not be watered and cars and house windows may not be washed while the outdoor ban is in place. “We need substantial rain over a decent period before the Mangatete’s flows will increase again. The long-range forecast has nothing more than a few showers coming our way so it’s important that Ōkato residents stop all outdoor water use for water conservation,” says NPDC Chief Operating Officer Kelvin Wright. Meanwhile, continued high water use in Ōākura is putting pressure on the town’s storage reservoir and firefighting reserve, and if the demand continues it could trigger an outdoor water ban there as well. Mr Wright has urged Ōākura residents to cut back on how much water they use and keep to the odds and evens system for hand-held hoses. “That’s especially important on public holidays and weekends, when people tend to water their gardens and do other outdoor jobs,” he says. Last Sunday (10 February), residents in Ōākura again used 33% more water than the town’s average daily demand whereas residents on the New Plymouth supply used just 6% more than its daily average. You can be a Wai Warrior by reducing how much water is used around the home. Pick up some great tips at newplymouthnz.com/WaterRestrictions. Over the next decade, NPDC is investing an extra $44 million to upgrade its water network. New Plymouth Contract Bridge Club Application 11 February 2019 NEW PLYMOUTH CONTRACT BRIDGE CLUB INCORPORATED of 70 Hobson Street, NEW PLYMOUTH 4312 has made an application to the New Plymouth District Licensing Committee for the grant of a Renewal Club Licence for the premises situated at 70 Hobson Street NEW PLYMOUTH 4312 known as NEW PLYMOUTH CONTRACT BRIDGE 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 - Wednesday 10pm to 11pm Thursday 7pm to 11.30pm Friday 3.45pm to 5.45pm and 7pm to 11.30pm Saturday Noon to 11.30pm Sunday Noon to 9.30pm Taranaki Anniversary Day Noon 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 11 February 2019. The Good Home/Icons Sports Bar Application 10 February 2019 ICONS SPORTS BAR & CAFE LIMITED of 3-7 Brougham 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 3-7 Brougham Street NEW PLYMOUTH 4310 known as THE GOOD HOME/ICONS SPORTS BAR. 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 3am the following day. Sunday 8am to midnight. Encroachment Areas: Monday to Saturday 8am to 1am 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 8 February 2019. NPDC facilities help triathletes go for Tokyo gold 08 February 2019 Some of the world’s best young athletes are gearing up for Olympic gold in NPDC’s parks, pools and roads. Triathlon Australia’s International Performance Centre has brought eight budding sport stars to New Plymouth as part of their build-up to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. The squad has five Australian triathletes and one each from New Zealand, Switzerland and Canada, here for two months of intensive training. They’ve been swimming at NPDC’s Todd Energy Aquatic Centre and the Waitara pool and running through Pukekura Park and other NPDC parks as well as the Huatoki and Te Henui walkways. Coach Jamie Turner, who grew up in Waitara, says the district ticks all the triathlon training boxes. “It’s great swimming here in New Plymouth at the NPDC pools and also in the open water. There are great rural roads, awesome for cycling, here in Taranaki, and great running here in New Plymouth with the trail network and the parks,” says Mr Turner. Hosting the squad is a great reminder of how our district’s progressing in building a lifestyle capital with a great mix of facilities, says NPDC Chief Operating Officer Kelvin Wright. “NPDC looks after 1,600 hectares of parks and 1,200 kilometres of roads that take in some of the greatest scenery in the country. With that and our beaches and pools, who wouldn’t choose to come here?” says Mr Wright. New Plymouth wished the young athletes well and would be watching the medal podiums in Tokyo, he said. NPDC urges residents in Ōākura and Ōkato to save water as reservoirs drop low 08 February 2019 As the summer heat begins to bite, NPDC is urging residents to save water to avoid outdoor water bans. In Ōākura, high water use is draining the town’s storage reservoir and its level dropped to 65% on Sunday (3 February) when it is normally about 80% full. Ōākura’s second water bore isn’t available due to what is possibly Kaikoura earthquake damage, with a technical solution of possibly drilling a new bore some time away. Meanwhile, low flows in Ōkato’s Mangatete Stream are nearly at the point where a ban on all outdoor water use will be introduced. Recent rainfall has not been enough to ease the situation and residents are encouraged to conserve water. “If residents in Ōākura really cut back on how much water they use, we might be able to delay having to ban all outdoor water use while we cross our fingers for heavy rain. For example, residents in Ōākura used 33% more water than the town’s average daily demand on Sunday (3 February) whereas residents on the New Plymouth water supply, used just 6% more than its daily average,” says NPDC Chief Operating Officer Kelvin Wright. Reservoirs must hold 50% of their water in reserve for firefighting purposes and high demand makes this difficult to achieve. Tips on how to save water and become a Wai Warrior include: Don’t use sprinklers Don’t leave hoses/irrigation units unattended Please keep to the odds and evens letterbox/date system for using hand-held hoses. For more tips visit: newplymouthnz.com/WaterRestrictions Over the next decade, NPDC is investing an extra $44 million to upgrade its water network. NPDC forecasts lower than expected rates for next financial year 07 February 2019 Careful financial management has helped NPDC reduce the required rates increase for 2019/20 from approximately 5% to 4.6%, a total of about $350,000 less than forecast in its 10-Year Plan. For the average residential ratepayer the rate rise will be about 3.82%. “We know that every little bit helps for many families who are balancing a budget so it’s fantastic to see that we’ve been able to prudently manage our costs, while continuing to invest in water resilience and Zero Waste 2040,” says Mayor Neil Holdom. The lower-than-expected rates requirement has been revealed in the draft 2019/20 Annual Plan which sets out NPDC’s budget and services for the next year, from 1 July 2019 to 30 June 2020. Last year NPDC achieved a general rates operating surplus of $320,000, the Perpetual Investment Fund made a return of $21 million and Standard and Poor’s reconfirmed NPDC’s financial rating as ‘AA/A-1’, the highest a local government body in New Zealand can get.  “The 2019/20 Annual Plan is very much a continuation of our back-to-basics focus on the core council infrastructure and responsibilities and people can expect to see more water, wastewater and stormwater pipes going into the ground, more roading investments, more zero waste initiatives.” At an extraordinary meeting on February 12, Elected Members will decide whether to hold a series of informal community conversations to obtain public feedback on the draft Annual Plan, despite there being no significant financial change from what was formally discussed with the community as part of the 10-Year Plan engagement held in 2018. These informal conversations could be held on: The future use of Colson Road landfill once it closes. What should be included in the extension of the Coastal Walkway from Bell Block to Waitara. If NPDC should play a bigger role in Predator-Free Taranaki. Or, Elected Members could opt for formal consultation on a different topic. The final draft Annual Plan will go to a full council meeting on 21 May for adoption. NPDC manages assets valued at $2.7 billion and has a yearly operating budget of approximately $140 million. It manages an 800 kilometre water network, more than 1,270 kilometres of roads, 1,600 hectares of parks and open spaces, 1,730 properties, Brooklands Zoo, four swimming pools, Puke Ariki, Govett-Brewster Art Gallery, TSB Showplace and TSB Stadium, and TSB Festival of Lights. NPDC says get fit and healthy in February with the Aotearoa Bike Challenge 05 February 2019 Jump off the commuter treadmill and get on your bike this month and you’ll find you Love to Ride. NPDC’s Let’s Go has teamed up with the NZ Transport Agency and Love to Ride for the third annual Aotearoa Bike Challenge. Just 10 minutes of pedalling each day could power you and your workplace to better health and prizes too. Workplaces can sign up and encourage staff to get fit and free themselves from the hassles of traffic and parking, while doing their part for a better environment. “Our district is the perfect place to learn to love to ride. We have fantastic cycle lanes and off-road routes, including the Coastal Walkway, as well as fantastic scenery, so you can get pumped on the way to work and wind down at the end of the day,” says NPDC Infrastructure Manager David Langford. BOON Team Architects has taken up the challenge with gusto, says BOON Operations Coordinator Erin Wesley. "Through our work and people at BOON Team Architects we aim to create active communities, so it is fantastic that NPDC supports events such as the Aotearoa Bike Challenge," says Ms Wesley. The national prizes this year include a seven-day mountain bike adventure with Haka Tours, while a Meloyelo e-bike is up for grabs in New Plymouth District thanks to NPDC. To register, go to www.aotearoa.bike or contact letsgo@npdc.govt.nz. Fitzroy Surf Life Saving Club Application 04 February 2019 FITZROY SURF LIFE SAVING CLUB of 2 D Beach Street FITZROY, 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 2 D Beach Street FITZROY, NEW PLYMOUTH 4312 known as FITZROY SURF LIFE SAVING CLUB. The general nature of the business conducted (or to be conducted) under the licence is a Class 2 Club - Club Licence. Days and Hours: Thursday to Sunday 10.30am to 1pm.  Thursday to Sunday 4pm to 10pm. Friday and Saturday 4pm 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 4 February 2019. Road Safety Review 04 February 2019 Fill in the online survey form here >> Have your say on road safety. Last year, 17 people died in crashes on Taranaki roads. You know the roads you use, and NPDC wants you to tell us what the challenges are. Together we can make our roads safer. This could mean straightening bends or putting in barriers, roundabouts, cycle lanes, crossing points, shared zones or reducing speed limits. To report a possible road safety issue, you can call NPDC on 06-759 6060, visit the Civic Centre in Liardet Street or fill in our District-wide Road Safety Review survey You can also come to one of 10 drop-in sessions from 2pm to 6pm around the district: 13 February, NPDC Civic Centre 14 February, Knox Fitzroy Presbyterian Church 20 February, Inglewood Town Hall 21 February, Labour Party Rooms/Barclay Hall, Westown 27 February, St James Presbyterian Church, Moturoa 28 February, Waitara Library 6 March, Urenui Community Centre 7 March, Bell Block Library 13 March, Oakura Library 14 March, Pukekura Scout Den, Kura Street Get involved and help make our roads safer. If you want to tell us about road or footpath repairs, such as a pothole or damaged road surface, please phone 06-759 6060 or email enquiries@npdc.govt.nz. Pekaren Application 03 February 2019 BELAKALIS LIMITED of 25 Bell Block Court BELL BLOCK, 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 25 Bell Block Court BELL BLOCK, NEW PLYMOUTH 4312 known as PEKAREN. The general nature of the business conducted (or to be conducted) under the licence is a Restaurant - Class 3 On Licence. Days and Hours: Tuesday 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 04 February 2019