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Government joins NPDC in investing in key tourism development 15 December 2017 The Government has delivered an early Christmas present to the people of Taranaki by confirming it will invest around $700,000 in the iconic Pouakai Crossing one-day walk. NPDC will contribute about $240,000 for the project, which will see an off-road car park with toilet and water facilities built at the top of Mangorei Road where the Mangorei Track – part of the Pouakai Crossing – enters the Pouakai Range. A further $1 million will be spent on road safety developments on Mangorei Road in a 50:50 joint venture between NPDC and the NZ Transport Agency. “Sprucing up these facilities continues to build on and leverage the Top Two in the World accolade that Taranaki received from Lonely Planet. It encourages tourism and contributes to Building a Lifestyle Capital,” says Mayor Neil Holdom. This project is part of the Tapuae Roa: Make Way for Taranaki regional economic strategy and weaves into the National Park plan. In the year to October 2017, Taranaki’s domestic visitor numbers rose 4.5 per cent (compared to a 2.5 per cent rise nationally) from to the previous 12 months, and international visitor numbers rose 23.3 per cent (nationally 5.5 per cent). Let's strive for a Zero Waste Christmas says NPDC 15 December 2017 New Plymouth District Council (NPDC) is urging residents to get recycling right this Christmas so we can all give future generations the gift of going zero waste by 2050. From wrapping paper, to empty bottles, to cans, to cardboard from packaging - it can get confusing where it should all go. About 40 per cent of what we throw away in a landfill could have been recycled or composted. NPDC Chief Operating Officer Kelvin Wright said every little bit helps and it costs about $10 million a year to run all of our rubbish services including our landfill and kerbside collection. “We want all our residents to have a fantastic Christmas this year and it would be great if we also think about how much we’re throwing away. Let’s try to change our behaviour to reduce, reuse and recycle. Our Zero Waste 2050 goal is ambitious but we know it’s important for future generations to act now.” It’s important to make sure the right rubbish is going in the right bins otherwise it makes the job of sorting out the recycling much harder. Christmas wrapping paper is fine for the yellow bin but foil should go in red bags. Cardboard and numbered plastics should also go in yellow bins but plastic bags can’t be recycled. And if residents have had a very merry Christmas and have too many bottles for their blue bins, these can be recycled for free. Head to newplymouthnz.com to get info on what to recycle and find out how they can help the push towards zero waste. • NPDC has an app to help you get recycling right as well. Head to the app store on your smartphone and you’ll find it by searching for NPDC Rubbish & Recycling.  Fast facts: • It costs us about $10 million a year to run all of our rubbish services including our landfill and kerbside collection. This is paid for by rates and user fees. • About 60 per cent of our kerbside rubbish is food waste that could be composted. • Each year Taranaki throws out (into the landfill) an entire rugby field worth of rubbish. • That’s about 54,801 tonnes. Or about half a tonne per person. • Being a Zero Waste Hero is easy, using the 3 Rs: – Reduce the waste you create – Reuse what you consume – Recycle the rest. Christmas rubbish fast facts and tips: • There is 10 per cent extra mixed recycling and 20 per cent extra glass at Christmas. • The Colson Rd recycling facility handles 450 tonnes of recycling and 300 tonnes of glass per month.  • Old toys and clothes can’t be recycled – but can be given to the op shop if they are in good condition. • Weird items included for recycling include an imitation Christmas tree, Christmas lights and ham on the bone. Eden Cafe and Restaurant Application 13 December 2017 SATISH KUMAR of 5 Wentworth Lane, 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 17 Bell Block Court BELL BLOCK, NEW PLYMOUTH 4312 known as EDEN CAFE & RESTAURANT. 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 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 13 December 2017 Elixir Cafe Application 10 December 2017 SUEDEN LTD of 51C Alberta Road, 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 115 Devon Street East NEW PLYMOUTH 4310 known as ELIXIR. The general nature of the business conducted (or to be conducted) under the licence is a Restaurant - Class 3 On Licence. Days and Hours: Sunday and Monday 8am to 4pm Tuesday to Saturday 8am to 1am 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 11 December 2017 The Cat and the Canadian - Summer at the Bowl 08 December 2017 Red Roses with no leaves and Kinder Surprise chocolate eggs are just a few of the unusual requests from artists who play at the TSB Bowl of Brooklands. But these are small details in the years of planning that goes into bringing names like Elton John, Dire Straits, Paul Simon, Sting, R.E.M. and Fleetwood Mac to the Bowl.  And this summer the Bowl will be alive with two international acts within weeks of each other, starting next Saturday night with Yusuf/Cat Stevens and, Canadian rocker Bryan Adams on 4 January with support from Dave Dobbyn and the Jordan Luck Band.  Bringing major concerts to the Bowl can be a long undertaking, sometimes taking years but it’s worth the effort, New Plymouth District Council’s Manager Venues and Events, Ron Murray says. “It’s a very complicated process. We have to fit in with the international touring schedule and it can be tricky,” Mr Murray says. “We started looking at bringing Cat Stevens here about three years ago but it will be fantastic to have such an iconic star at our Bowl next Saturday.” The work the NPDC Venues team does involves liaising with Australian promoters usually about 18 months before the concerts. There’s a huge amount of work behind the scenes as they negotiate with promoters to find which artist would be the ‘best fit’ for the Bowl. It’s also a massive job to convert the public park into a world-class concert venue. At least 100 crew work on setting up seats, installing the stage and sound system and bringing in catering, toilets and other infrastructure to make the venue work. “We have a number of first class venues in New Plymouth and we do very well in attracting top acts. There’s an expectation that we’ll get huge acts coming each year and that doesn’t always happen.  “But one thing that does happen is bands love playing the Bowl and the audiences are fantastic. I remember when Sting said ‘Whose back garden is this?’ and the audience all shouted back ‘Ours’. “A beautiful summer’s evening, with a top act and a wonderful audience, is what the Bowl is all about,” adds Mr Murray. Summer at the Bowl kicks off this Sunday with Christmas at the Bowl. • There are tickets still available for Yusuf/Cat Stevens and Bryan Adams. However NPDC is warning people not to buy from Viagogo as the ticket may have been sold more than once and they will not gain entry to the event.  Yusuf/Cat Stevens concert advice: • No bags larger than A4 (21cm x 29cm) can be brought into the venue.  • All bags will be checked and as part of international security standards we will be operating hand-held metal detectors at points of entry.  • No glass, BYO alcohol or commercial food (takeaways). • Sealed water bottles are allowed. • Full Conditions of Entry can be found on npeventvenues.nz  Request for a temporary road closure on Devon Street for the Multi Ethnic Extravaganza parade 08 December 2017 The Taranaki Multi Ethnic Council has requested the closure of the following road to conduct the Multi Ethnic Extravaganza street parade. 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 Tuesday 19 December 2017. 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. Date and period of closure: from 10am to noon on Saturday 3 March 2018. Road to be closed: Devon Streets from Dawson to Eliot streets. Affected adjoining roads: James and Boon lanes, and Dawson, Queen, Robe, Egmont, Brougham, Currie, Liardet and Gover streets. Emergency vehicles will have unrestricted access at all times. Airport's 'vision' starts with changes to parking, roads 07 December 2017 Motorists heading to New Plymouth Airport will find changes to the car park and road layout this month. These will be the first phase of the enabling works that lay the groundwork for construction of the new terminal. Entering the airport zone on Airport Drive, motorists will see the speed limit has been lowered from 50km per hour to 30km/h. This will help them adjust to changes in the road ahead and to accommodate traffic movements related to the construction work. The route to the drop-off area and the taxi and shuttle road will divert to the right just past the main car park entrance. The new road layout will help separate airport user traffic from construction traffic going to the new terminal site just to the west of the current terminal. The main entrance to the car park will stay where it is initially, but will be moved southwards (away from the terminal) as work progresses. Part of the northern side car park will be temporarily reallocated to rental cars, while additional public spaces will be created at the southern side. “This is when the vision starts to become reality. Over the coming months, airport visitors will see the new gateway to Taranaki taking shape just to the left of the old terminal as they come along Airport Drive,” said airport Chief Executive Wayne Wootton. “We would urge airport users to give themselves plenty of time when travelling to the airport as traffic movements might be a little slower as people adapt to the works.” In September, the directors of the airport company, Papa Rererangi i Puketapu, said in a report to the Council that they had agreed the proposed design, including the cultural narrative created in partnership with the Puketapu hapu, is fit for purpose. The proposed terminal cost is estimated at between $21.7 million and $28.7 million. Construction of the new terminal is scheduled to start in April next year and it is expected to be operating in the second half of 2019. The new board will be responsible for ensuring it is completed on time and within budget. More than 425,000 passengers and about 150,000 “meeters and greeters” a year currently use the airport terminal, which was originally designed for 50,000 passengers in the 1960s. Airport fast facts • It’s the fourth busiest regional airport in New Zealand. • It’s the gateway to Taranaki and about 425,000 people use it each year. • Air New Zealand (flying to Auckland, Christchurch and Wellington), Jetstar (Auckland) and Originair (Nelson) all use it. • Built in 1967, the terminal is being regenerated at a cost of about $25 million. • Construction starts in April 2018 and will be completed by August 2019. • It’s owned by NPDC and independently managed by a board of directors. Arborio Restaurant Application 06 December 2017 ARBORIO N.P. LIMITED of 16 Ariki 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 16 Ariki Street NEW PLYMOUTH 4310 known as ARBORIO RESTAURANT. The general nature of the business conducted (or to be conducted) under the licence is a Restaurant - Class 2 On Licence. Days and Hours: Monday to Sunday 9am 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 06 December 2017 Inglewood pedestrian crossing to be removed 05 December 2017 A pedestrian crossing in Inglewood where a schoolgirl died in September will be removed tomorrow. Seven-year-old cyclist Emma Warren died following a collision with a truck at the pedestrian crossing at the intersection of Miro and Rata streets in the north Taranaki town.  NPDC Chief Operating Officer Kelvin Wright says the crossing’s removal follows an independent review and discussions with police, Emma’s family, Inglewood Primary School, the Inglewood Community Board and the NZ Transport Agency. “We’ll continue to work with the NZ Transport Agency, the Primary School and the community board about other options for crossing Miro Street; such as kerb extensions, a mid-road safe spot for pedestrians and the best location for a new crossing,” says Mr Wright. In the meantime, there will be a sign at Miro Street reminding pedestrians to give way to vehicles. “Emma’s death is a tragedy and we extend our deepest sympathies to her family, friends and others in the community who have been affected,” Mr Wright says. As we head into the busy summer holiday season, NPDC is urging all road users to slow down and take care. Big Basket Wholesale Foodmart 04 December 2017 DANIEL CHEN & FEN LIN LIMITED of 55 South Road, 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 1 Nugent Street BELL BLOCK, NEW PLYMOUTH 4312 known as Big Basket Wholesale Foodmart. 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 9am 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 05 December 2017 Gengys New Plymouth Application 04 December 2017 WIN NZ LIMITED of Flat 2, 11 Vivian 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 109 Devon Street East NEW PLYMOUTH 4310 known as GENGY'S RESTAURANT. The general nature of the business conducted (or to be conducted) under the licence is a Restaurant - Class 2 On Licence. Days and Hours: Monday to Sunday 10am to 1am 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 05 December 2017 STUMBLE INN Application Off Licence 04 December 2017 FRONT ROW HOLDINGS LTD of 198 Mangorei Road, NEW PLYMOUTH has made an application to the New Plymouth District Licensing Committee for the grant of a New Off Licence for the premises situated at 198 Mangorei Road NEW PLYMOUTH 4312 known as STUMBLE INN. The general nature of the business conducted (or to be conducted) under the licence is a Tavern - Off Licence. Days and Hours: Monday to Thursday 9am to 10.30pm Friday and Saturday 9am to 12 Midnight Sunday 9am 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 05 December 2017 Stumble Inn Application On Licence 04 December 2017 FRONT ROW HOLDINGS LTD of 198 Mangorei Road, 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 198 Mangorei Road NEW PLYMOUTH 4312 known as STUMBLE INN. 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 Thursday 9am to 10.30pm Friday and Saturday 9am to 12 Midnight Sunday 9am 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 05 December 2017 Stay safe this summer says NPDC 01 December 2017 Summer is officially here and New Plymouth District Council is this season spotlighting beach safety and changing styles. A new partnership with Surf Life Saving New Zealand (SLSNZ) will fund weekday lifeguards to help boost summer safety in the district. And NPDC’s Puke Ariki is now showing a new exhibition – At The Beach: 100 Years of Summer Fashion in New Zealand. Running until 18 February, the costumes go from woollen bathers to skimpy bikinis and it explores Kiwis’ love of hitting the beach. The $75,000 annual funding to SLSNZ over the next five years will help fund weekday patrols on three of the district’s beaches over the school holidays.  It will also enable SLSNZ to recruit lifeguards in Taranaki and help teach the public about water safety and being sun smart. SLSNZ’s key message to beach-goers is to swim within the flags, always keep an eye on children, don’t swim alone and to watch out for rocks and rips.  Kelvin Wright, NPDC’s Chief Operating Officer, said: “We’ve funded SLSNZ before but we now have a five-year partnership which will provide vital cash for one of our community partners. “We’re delighted to support SLSNZ and its work in keeping people safe this summer.” Antony North, chairman of East End Surf Life Saving Club, says: “The funding is a massive boost to help not only SLSNZ and the clubs, but also ensures that the public can have confidence in swimming at our beaches over the summer months, knowing that they are in safe hands of the regional guards.” Meanwhile At The Beach is now on at Puke Ariki and playfully explores Kiwis’ beach fashion culture. From heavy woollen bathers of the Edwardian era to the skimpy bikinis of the 1970s, the exhibition reveals how society’s attitudes to modesty have changed over time. The exhibition has been curated by the New Zealand Fashion Museum and features more than 100 garments. It also includes a history of East End Surf Life Saving Club featuring film footage and photographs from the club’s bygone days. SLSNZ fast facts: • There are 1,200 rescues nationally each year • There are 74 clubs in New Zealand • 80 beaches will be patrolled over the summer months • The youngest member is 14 – and the oldest is 89! What to do if you’re caught in a rip: • Stay calm and put your hand up and wave it side to side. Even on unpatrolled coastline, this will attract attention, alerting the emergency services.  • Try to fight the urge to swim against the current; this will use up energy that you need to stay afloat while the emergency services arrive. Most people can float for a lot longer than they can swim!  • Lie on your back and let the rip sweep you along until the current weakens. • When the current has subsided, swim parallel to the shore for 30-40 metres before returning to shore, swimming slowly. Request for a temporary road closure for Taranaki Car Club to hold Naki Drifting 29 November 2017 Taranaki Car Club has requested the closure of the following road to conduct Naki Drifting, a motorsport event. 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 15 December. 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. Road to be closed: Centennial Drive from Rangitake Drive to Paritutu Road. Date and period of closure: from 6am to 6pm on Saturday 10 March 2018. if the above requested road closure does not take place due to weather conditions, the following alternative date is requested: from 6am to 6pm on Sunday 11 March 2018. Emergency vehicles will have unrestricted access at all times. Be a Wai Warrior and reduce water use says NPDC 29 November 2017 As temperatures rise so has our use of water and New Plymouth District residents are being urged to become Wai Warriors this summer. Wai means water and Warrior is a person who takes on a good fight, in this case, saving water. Every day we use 336 litres of water each, 30 per cent more than the national average. Our main water storage facility holds about 10 days worth of water. Water usage in November was up about 30 per cent on the previous month and many of our waterways are starting to drop with Okato’s Mangatete Stream getting very low. NPDC Infrastructure Manager David Langford says the district-wide summer water restrictions will be introduced on Monday 4 December until 31 March. “We’re urging all residents to do their bit to save water around the home: take short showers, don’t wash down paths and driveways, and use a bucket and sponge rather than a hose to clean your car.” The water restrictions are on the odds and evens system: hand-held hoses can be used at odd-numbered houses on on odd-numbered days and at even-numbered houses on even-numbered days. Sprinklers and irrigation systems are banned until 31 March. For tips saving water, please click here. Wai Warrior Tips • A typical dishwasher uses 125 litres of water per load, so cram as much in as you can. • Summer gardens can drink 1,000L of water per hour. • Washing your car with a running hose can use up to 400L. • A deep bath can use more than 200L of water but a three-minute shower uses only 80L. Vogeltown Four Square Application 29 November 2017 KHATRI KILLA INVESTMENTS LIMITED of 333 Carrington 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 333 Carrington Street NEW PLYMOUTH 4310 known as VOGELTOWN FOUR SQUARE. 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 Sunday 8am to 10pm 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 30 November 2017 Yarrow Stadium open for business as earthquake strengthening work needed on East Stand 28 November 2017 An independent engineering company which looks after Yarrow Stadium says earthquake strengthening work is needed on the East Stand. New Plymouth District Council (NPDC) Chief Operating Officer Kelvin Wright says it’s early days and NPDC as operator of the venue is waiting for a specialised geotechnical report to confirm this is the case. “As a precautionary measure and as a responsible operator, we are working with tenants (Taranaki Rugby Football Union, KDJ catering) on alternative arrangements. Let’s be clear, Yarrow Stadium is open for business with a venue capacity of 18,000 and it’s just the East Stand that requires strengthening work,” says Wright. In the wake of the Christchurch earthquakes, new seismic rules were introduced and many council operated buildings around New Zealand have been impacted. TSB Festival of Lights brings in tourists, boosts economy 24 November 2017 A survey on the New Plymouth District Council-run TSB Festival of Lights has highlighted the significant contribution the summer spectacular is making to the region’s economy. For the first time in the festival’s history, an economic impact survey was carried out and revealed total spend added a value of more than $4.6 million to Taranaki. Conducted by Venture Taranaki, the survey over the 2016/17 season also shows close to 8,000 visitors made a trip to New Plymouth just to see the festival, stayed an average of three nights and spent about $257 per day on accommodation, food and drink and shopping. NPDC Chief Operating Officer Kelvin Wright says while the Pukekura Park festival is focused on providing a fantastic event for the Taranaki community, it is pleasing to see so many people from outside the region travelling here for New Zealand’s leading light festival. “We all know how lucky we are to have the TSB Festival of Lights on our doorstep, so it’s no surprise that word is spreading and people from outside Taranaki are coming to see what it’s all about,” said Mr Wright.  “We have so many fantastic things happening in our region, and with such a great summer calendar coming together for this season, we hope to see this visitor figure continue to grow as the festival continues.” Venture Taranaki Chief Executive Stuart Trundle says the economic analysis reveals the TSB Festival of Lights to be a significant contributor to the events landscape, with many visitors travelling to New Plymouth to enjoy the lights and entertainment over the summer months.  “The spend resulting from this visitation flows into many sectors of the community including restaurants and cafes, transport, retail and accommodation.  “Over and above these quantifiable outcomes is the contribution the TSB Festival of Lights makes to the vibrancy of the district. It helps to put New Plymouth on the map, makes coming to the district a memorable experience, especially for families, and adds to the desirability of the district as a place to live and visit.” The seven-week festival attracted more than 125,000 people across the 2016/17 season, with 68 per cent of visitors attending more than twice. The total spend by those visitors added a value of $4,686,417 to the region.  With the festival fast approaching, planning is well underway for another jam-packed season of entertaining performances, activities and events for the whole family. This year, in addition to the Summer Scene and On-Stage calendars, a Summer Seniors programme has also been introduced to cater for older folk in Taranaki. Events catering for those over 60 include Pilates, Zumba, marimba and ukulele lessons and music from the Devon Hotel Brass Band.  This season’s TSB Festival of Lights runs from 16 December 2017 until 5 February 2018 and more information is available at festivaloflights.nz. Volcanoview Application 23 November 2017 MAMOETH NEW ZEALAND LIMITED of 1971 Egmont Road INGLEWOOD has made an application to the New Plymouth District Licensing Committee for the grant of a Renewal On Licence for the premises situated at 1971 Egmont Road INGLEWOOD 4386 known as VOLCANOVIEW. 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 15 October 2017 to 30 April 2018 9am to 10pm Wednesday to Monday 01 May 2018 to 14 October 2018 11am to 10pm 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 November 2017
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