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Temporary Road Closure Taranaki Car Club Waitara 13 February 2017 The following roads will be closed to enable the Taranaki Car Club to hold the Waitara Street Sprint motorsport event. Date and period of closure: from 7am to 5.30pm on Saturday 18 February 2017. 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. In the event of a situation necessitating the use of the road, contact must be made with the organiser on-site, on the day. The road 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. These closures are made in accordance with the tenth schedule of the Local Government Act 1974. Record Number of Passengers at New Plymouth Airport 20 January 2017 New Plymouth Airport has hit a new high for passenger numbers in a calendar year. 2016 saw a 20.3 per cent increase on 2015’s numbers, rising from 342,185 passengers to 411,661. “During the last 10 years we’ve had an annual average increase in passenger numbers of 4.8 per cent,” says Manager New Plymouth Airport Wayne Wootton. “This latest jump is due in large part to Jetstar starting services from New Plymouth Airport in February last year.  “On top of that, Air New Zealand has had a 4.4 per cent increase in passenger numbers through our airport last year.” New Plymouth Airport is the fourth-busiest regional airport in New Zealand, and the ninth busiest overall (including international airports). Plans are well advanced on the development of a new passenger terminal at the airport. Construction is expected to begin by the end of this year and completed towards the end of 2018. The five busiest regional airports are, in order: Nelson, Napier, Palmerston North, New Plymouth and Tauranga. Temporary Road Closure Hot Cars Bikes and BBQ Night 20 January 2017 The following road will be closed to enable Crowded House Bar and Cafe to hold a Hot Cars, Bikes and BBQ Night. Road to be closed: Devon Street East from Liardet to Gover streets. Date and period of closure: from 5pm to 9pm on Thursday 26 January 2017. In the event of a situation necessitating the use of the road, contact must be made with the organiser on-site, on the day. The road 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 will then be open to normal vehicle traffic and normal traffic regulations will apply. This closure is made in accordance with the tenth schedule of the Local Government Act 1974. Proposed Easter Sunday Trading Shop Policy 17 January 2017 The Shop Trading Hours Act 1990 was recently amended to enable territorial authorities to decide whether to allow shops to trade on Easter Sundays. We are seeking your submission on a proposal to enable shops to open on Easter Sundays throughout New Plymouth District. If agreed, shops will be able to determine whether or not to open on Easter Sundays. There will be no compulsion for them to do so. Consultation opens on 18 January and runs until 20 February 2017. Late submissions will not be accepted. Submission forms and copies of the statement of proposal are available from the Civic Centre or service centres in Bell Block, Inglewood and Waitara and online at www.newplymouthnz.com/EasterTrading. Request for Temporary Road Closure Maratahu Street New Plymouth 17 January 2017 New Plymouth District Council has requested the closure of the following road and to implement temporary traffic controls during the Chiefs v Reds Super Rugby Match at Yarrow Stadium. The application is being considered under Schedule 10 of the Local Government Act 1974. Send written submissions about the closure to New Plymouth District Council by 4pm on Friday 10 February. Submissions must be made on the road closure form or by contacting the Council on 06-759 6060 or enquiries@npdc.govt.nz. Road to be closed: Maratahu Street from Tukapa Street to 3m west of Yarrow Stadium’s main vehicle entrance (adjacent to the Maara Tahu Centre). Date and period of closure: from 3.30pm to 10pm on Saturday 6 May. Temporary traffic controls to be in place during the above road closure: P2 drop-off parking zone on the south side of Tukapa Street from 31 Tukapa Street east to Maratahu Street. Bus parking only around the perimeter of Sanders Park on Wallace Place and Cutfield and Gladstone roads. Please note, these roads could reopen earlier than advertised. THE FEDERAL STORE Application 15 January 2017 Sale and Supply of Alcohol 2012 Adoption of Local Alcohol Policy 14 January 2017 New Plymouth District Council and Stratford District Council have developed a joint Local Alcohol Policy. On 2 November 2016 the Local Alcohol Policy was adopted by the Alcohol Regulatory and Licencing Authority. This policy will come into effect for all off-licence and on-licence holders on Tuesday 28 February 2017, with the exception of clause 6.7 – Maximum Trading Hours, which will come into effect on Monday 1 May 2017. Read the Local Alcohol Policy online or pick up a hard copy from: Civic Centre, Liardet Street, New Plymouth. Puke Ariki and district libraries. Library and service centres in Bell Block, Inglewood and Waitara. Service Centre, 61-63 Miranda Street, Stratford Stratford Library, Prospero Place, Stratford Request for a Temporary Road Closure Bertrand Road and Bridge 13 January 2017 The following road closure has been requested to allow a wedding ceremony to take place. The application is being considered under Schedule 10 of the Local Government Act 1974. Send written submissions about the closure to New Plymouth District Council by 4pm on 8 February 2017. Submissions must be made on the road closure form or by contacting the Council on 06-759 6060 or enquiries@npdc.govt.nz. Date and period of closure: from 3pm to 5pm on Saturday 22 April 2017. Roads to be closed: Bertrand Road West for 50m west of the Bertrand Road Bridge. Bertrand Road East for 50m east of the Bertrand Road Bridge. Bertrand Road Bridge. Please note, these roads could reopen earlier than advertised. Dangerous Building Notice Issued In Central City and Building Vacated 12 January 2017 New Plymouth District Council has made a decision under the Building Act 2004, to issue a Dangerous Building notice to 47 Currie Street in central New Plymouth. The Council has received advice the south wall of this building is structurally unsound and the building has been vacated. Safety is the Council's top priority. "Engineers have inspected the building over the last couple of days and say three of the columns which support the south wall of the building, are not structurally sound. As the regulator, public safety is our top priority, the building has been vacated and neighbouring businesses have been advised to take precautions," says Katrina Brunton, NPDC Customer and Regulatory Services Manager. The owner of 47 Currie Street has been given 20 working days to provide a plan for remediation to the Council and is installing hoardings over the windows as a precautionary measure. The laneway between this building and the neighbouring Taranaki Newspapers Limited (TNL) building has been cordoned off to the public. The damage to the building's columns were identified during renovations and may have been impacted during the Kaikoura earthquake. Request for Temporary Road Closures for Taranaki Car Club events 12 January 2017 The Taranaki Car Club has requested the closure of the following roads to conduct motorsport events. The applications are being considered under Schedule 10 of the Local Government Act 1974. Send written submissions about the closures to New Plymouth District Council by 4pm on Wednesday 8 February. Submissions must be made on the road closure form or by contacting the Council on 06-759 6060 or enquiries@npdc.govt.nz. Lepperton Rally Sprint Date and period of closure: from 7am to 5pm on Sunday 23 April. Roads to be closed: Manutahi Road from Richmon to Kelly roads. Kelly Road from Richmond to Cross roads. Cross Road from Kelly to Richmond roads Richmond Road from Cross to Manutahi roads. Elsham Road. Old Road. Whitcombe Street. Rifle Range Road Street Sprint Date and period of closure: from 6pm to 10pm on Saturday 27 May. Roads to be closed: Rifle Range Road. Vickers Road. Constance Street from Rifle Range Road to Burton Street. Smart Road for 50m from the intersection with Rifle Range Road Struthers Place. Please note, at each event these roads could reopen earlier than advertised. Maintenance Work for Coronation Avenue, SH3 11 January 2017 The NZ Transport Agency and the New Plymouth District Council are co-ordinating the replacement of a water main with road maintenance on Coronation Avenue State Highway 3, New Plymouth, to minimise overall disruption to road users, residents and businesses. The work, which started on Wednesday 11 January, will take place between Tokomaru and Cumberland roads, and include the area directly outside the Coronation Avenue shops. Crews will be on site from 7am to 4pm, Monday to Friday. The road maintenance work is expected to be complete by the end of January, with the water main replacement project finishing by the end of March. Both projects are dependent on fine weather. “Coronation Avenue is a busy route into and out of New Plymouth, and work in this area may cause minor disruptions. We appreciate the patience of the people who live, work and travel through the area while we work with the New Plymouth District Council on these two important maintenance projects,” Ross I’Anson, Highway Manager, NZ Transport Agency says. “We will have traffic management in place to ensure that everyone, including pedestrians, can travel through the work site safely.” For more information about the water main replacement work, phone 06 755 2261. For more information about the road maintenance work phone 0800 4HIGHWAYS or visit www.nzta.govt.nz/traffic/regions/7 www.facebook.com/nztacni twitter.com/NZTACNI Okato 4 Square Store Off Licence Application 10 January 2017 FLEMING GROUP LIMITED of 66 Carthew Street, Okato, has made an application to the New Plymouth District Licensing Committee for the grant of a Renewal Off Licence for the premises situated at 66 Carthew Street, OKATO 4335 known as OKATO 4 SQUARE STORE. The general nature of the business conducted (or to be conducted) under the licence is a Grocery Store - Off Licence. Days and Hours: Monday to Friday 7am to 7pm Saturday 7.30am to 7pm 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 to District Licensing Committee at Private Bag 2025, New Plymouth 4342. This publication was made on 10 January 2017 Proposed Revised Speed Limits for Public Safety 07 January 2017 In the interests of public safety and after community consultation, it is proposed that at an ordinary meeting of the New Plymouth District Council on 18 February 2017, the following revised speed limits will be adopted as follows: New Plymouth Create a 40km/h variable speed limit on Tukapa Street from No. 190 to No. 226 Tukapa Street. Create a 40km/h variable speed limit on Omata Road from No. 16 Omata Road to the Tukapa Street intersection. This 40km/hr variable speed limit will be in force on all school days: At the start for the day between 8.15am and 9.00am At the end of the day between 3.00pm and 3.30pm. At other times, not exceeding 10 minutes, when no less than 50 students need to cross the road. Temporary Road Closure Carrington Brooklands Tarahua 07 January 2017 Downer NZ, a contractor of New Plymouth District Council, will be undertaking pavement strengthening works in the area of Carrington Street, Brooklands Road and Tarahua Road roundabout from 9 January 2017. We apologise in advance for any inconvenience that may be caused during this time. Subject to weather, this essential maintenance is expected to take around ten weeks to complete, between 7am to 7pm, Monday to Saturday. For short periods during working hours, sections of Carrington Street and Tarahua Road will have speed and parking restrictions, along with lane diversions. Under Section 342(1)(b) of the Local Government Act 1974 Brooklands Road will be closed at the roundabout. There will be no through traffic between the roundabout and the Brooklands Road, Upjohn Street, Hori Street intersection. Businesses in the area will be open as normal. Thanks for your co-operation. All enquiries shall be directed to Downer on 06-757 3900 during office hours (8am to 5pm) or, 027 445 7250 after hours. Proposed Parking Revisions 07 January 2017 After community feedback, the New Plymouth District Council proposes to make the following parking changes at its meeting on the 18 February 2017 as follows: New Plymouth Enhance the existing mobility spaces on the east side of Arawa Street, south of the Cumberland Street intersection. Create a P60 parking space on the west side of David Street, north of the Tukapa Street intersection. Exclude some parking on the east side of Arawa Street, south of the Cumberland Street intersection. Exclude some parking on the west side of David Street, mid-way between the Tukapa and Lorna Street intersections. Exclude some parking on Saunders Avenue and Webster Street around the corners of the Saunders/Webster intersection. Exclude some parking on the south side of St Aubyn Street, east of the Rainsford Street intersection. Exclude some parking on the east side of Dawson Street, north of the Bulteel Street Exclude some parking and create a P30 parking spaces on the north side of Bulteel Street, east of the Dawson Street intersection. Exclude some parking on both sides of Standish Street, south of the Bulteel Street intersection. Exclude some parking on the west side of Frankly Road, south of the Standish Street intersection. Waitara Change three P60’s to P120 parking spaces on the south side of McLean Street, east of the Browne Street intersection. Temporary Road Closure Devon St East 07 January 2017 Downer NZ, a contractor of New Plymouth District Council, will be undertaking pavement repair and resurfacing works in the area of Devon Street East from 9 January 2017. We apologise in advance for any inconvenience that may be caused during this time. Subject to weather, this essential maintenance is expected to take around five weeks to complete, between 7am to 7pm, Monday to Saturday. For periods during working hours, this section of Devon Street East will have parking restrictions, lane diversions, stop/go operations, and the detouring of traffic. Business in the area will be open as normal. Thanks for your co-operation. All enquiries shall be directed to Downer on 06-757 3900 during office hours (8am to 5pm) or, 027 445 7250 after hours. Govett-Brewster Art Gallery and Len Lye Centre a Christmas Hit 30 December 2016 Lonely Planet, when naming Taranaki as the 2nd best region in the world to visit in 2017, said the Len Lye Centre was New Plymouth’s answer to the Guggenheim. And it seems holiday makers agree. Visitors from as far and wide as Frankfurt, Los Angeles, New York, and Zurich, have made the most of their Christmas visit to New Plymouth. More than 1,450 people visited yesterday (Thursday 29 December) and there was a queue of up to 50 people waiting for the doors to open. On Tuesday (27 December) more than 1,020 people enjoyed viewing the kinetic artwork. The Trilogy show is in hot demand and can be watched by 100 people at a time. Due to this interest and not wanting to turn people away, an extra daily show is being trialled. A New Plymouth District Council initiative, the Len Lye Centre is funded by both the Council and many community partners. For more information visit www.govettbrewster.com/len-lye/ Temporary changes for road users on Egmont Street New Plymouth 30 December 2016 The following areas will be subject to temporary traffic management to allow private works at 19 Egmont Street to safely take place: Affected areas: Egmont Street Car Park. Puke Ariki Car Park, sites at the rear of 19 Egmont Street. Egmont Street from the intersection with Molesworth and St Aubyn streets (SH 44) to Ariki Street. Ariki Street between Brougham and Egmont streets. Date and period: from 4 January 2017 to approximately 30 January 2017. For safety reasons, all or part of the Egmont Street Car Park will be closed to the public at times during the date and period outlined above. A temporary mobility car park will be available to all mobility card holders in site 8602 of the Ariki Street Bus Depot Car Park during times the Egmont Street Car Park is closed. All enquiries shall be directed to The Manager, Total Services 1998 Limited on 06- 758 8398. Mercer appointed to manage New Plymouth District Council Perpetual Investment Fund 23 December 2016 The Guardians of the New Plymouth District Council Perpetual Investment Fund (PIF) are pleased to announce the appointment of Mercer (NZ) Limited (“Mercer”) as the Full Outsource Agent for the New Plymouth District Council’s (“NPDC”) Perpetual Investment Fund (“PIF”). The appointment of Mercer followed a rigorous process over the past two months by the newly appointed Guardians who were assisted by consulting actuaries, Melville Jessup Weaver. The agreement with Mercer will begin on 1 March 2017. The PIF Guardians are chaired by Mark Butcher. Clifton By-Election Result 22 December 2016 Pam Street and John McLean have been elected unopposed to the Clifton Community Board. Nominations closed at noon on Thursday 22 December for two vacant positions. They will join Chairman Ken Bedford and current Community Board member Warren Petersen. The next meeting of the Clifton Community Board is 2 February where they are expected to be sworn in.
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