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TAWA GLEN CAFE Application 04 December 2016 Sale and Supply of Alcohol 2012 Safety Improvements for Busy Urban Road 02 December 2016 Road safety improvements are proposed for the section of Coronation Avenue outside Highlands Intermediate School, and the public is being asked for their comments. The changes to the road between State Highway 3 and Tarahua Road are designed to reduce confusion for drivers, pedestrians and cyclists, says Manager Transportation Carl Whittleston. The proposed improvements include widening the footpath from SH3 to the school’s gates, widening the cycle lanes, removing some car parking, shifting the pedestrian crossing away from the Evelyn Place intersection and shifting the bus stops. “This is a key urban road that becomes particularly busy before school starts and when school is let out,” says Mr Whittleston. “These changes will increase the safety of pedestrians and cyclists and make the road less confusing for drivers.” The project is partly funded through the NZTA Urban Cycleway Fund, with two-thirds coming from the New Zealand Transport Agency and one-third from New Plymouth District Council. More details about the project and a submission form are online at newplymouthnz.com/HaveYourSay. Feedback closes on Wednesday 21 December. New Plymouth District Officially a Safe Community 30 November 2016 New Plymouth District has been reconfirmed as an International Safe Community – a designation that is endorsed by the World Health Organisation. Chief Executive Barbara McKerrow says the reaccreditation is the result of the combined efforts of key community agencies. “Taking active steps to reduce harm in our community requires buy-in from a large number of organisations and individuals, and I’m proud that we’ve been able to do this for several years now. “The work is ongoing and we’ll keep aiming for an even safer environment for residents and visitors to live, work, and play,” says Mrs McKerrow. New Plymouth District has been an International Safe Community since 2005 – only the third in New Zealand at the time. To be reaccredited, the relevant agencies had to show the district is safe and that they are working on it becoming safer. This includes demonstrating safety leadership, data analysis, creating and delivering safety programmes, setting priorities and measuring the agencies’ effectiveness. The main agencies involved in the International Safe Community collaboration are New Plymouth injurySafe, the Council, NZ Police, NZ Fire Service, Taranaki District Health Board and the Public Health Unit, ACC, Tui Ora, Bishops’ Action Foundation, Kidsafe Taranaki, WorkSafe NZ, Taranaki Rural Support Trust and Be Safe Taranaki. NPDC is the lead agency for projects around road, pedestrian and cycle safety (e.g. road safety improvements and Let’s Go’s bicycle and scooter skills programmes in schools) and for alcohol harm reduction (e.g. the Alcohol Accord and Local Alcohol Policy). The reaccreditation process will be completed on 8 December in the Council Chamber with the Mayor signing the accreditation document. Temporary Road Closures Inglewood and Waitara Christmas Parades 24 November 2016 In accordance with the tenth schedule of the Local Government Act 1974, the following roads will be closed to ordinary vehicular traffic to enable local Lions Clubs to hold Christmas Parades. Waitara Christmas Parade Date and period of closure: from 9.30am to 11.30am on Saturday 10 December. Roads to be closed: McLean Street from Cracroft Street to West Quay. Queen Street from McLean to Whitaker streets. Whitaker Street from Queen Street to West Quay. West Quay from Whitaker to McLean streets. Memorial Place from Whitaker to McLean streets. Affected roads intersecting with the closed area: Dowding Lane, and Warre, Queen, Domett, Grey and Browne streets. Inglewood Christmas Parade Date and period of closure: from noon to 2pm on Saturday 10 December. Roads to be closed: Matai Street (SH 3) from Brookes Street to Rata Street (SH 3). Rata Street (SH 3) from Rimu Street (SH 3a) to Brown Street. Cutfield Street from Rata to Brookes streets. Kelly Street from Brown to Matai 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. Council takes a Proactive Approach to Addressing Traffic Congestion at Popular Pouakai Crossing 23 November 2016 A potentially world-class one-day walk might get a dedicated car park to enhance safety for our community and visitors. Currently, users of the Mangorei Track – which forms part of the Pouakai Crossing – must leave their vehicles on the roadside at the top of Mangorei Road, which can cause safety issues for road users. “It’s a narrow road towards the end and there are some homes in that area, and increasingly more people are wanting to walk the Pouakai Crossing,” says Group Manager Strategy Liam Hodgetts. We’ll be making some small safety improvements along the last three kilometres of Mangorei Road over the next three years. “We’re also planning to build an off-road car parking facility that can accommodate cars and busses – not just for current users but also for the growth of visitor numbers that we’re expecting over the coming years as a result of the growing national and international profile of the route. “There would also be toilet facilities and a water supply on the site.” Mayor Neil Holdom says the facility will be a huge boost for development of the Pouakai Crossing. “The Mangorei Track currently has about 8,500 walkers a year but this is expected to increase if the Pouakai Crossing is developed to a one-day walk of international standard,” says the Mayor. “The Pouakai Crossing is getting more and more publicity, and Lonely Planet highlighted it when naming Taranaki the second-best region in the world to visit in 2017. This car park development would make the crossing much easier to access and more popular as a result.” The region is attracting an increasing number of international visitors – up 21.3 per cent in the last year (to September 2016) compared to the national growth of 9.9 per cent.  “Ensuring our tourism infrastructure meets their expectations will be important to ensure this growth continues,” says Mayor Holdom. The Council has an unconditional agreement for the purchase of a 1.15ha section of suitable land for $225,000 and is consulting with immediate neighbours regarding the car park’s development. However, the construction of the facility is subject to available funding. Says Mr Hodgetts: “Next year we plan to apply to a Government fund for regional tourism facilities.” The District Blueprint has a key direction of having New Plymouth and Taranaki become a world-class destination.  “Having the Council contribute to the development of the Pouakai Crossing as a whole will help build our reputation as a world-class recreational and environmental tourism experience,” says Mr Hodgetts. Clifton By-Election Nominations Open 22 November 2016 As a result of two extra-ordinary vacancies, under section 120 of the Local Electoral Act 2001, notice is given that on Friday 17 February 2017, a by-election will be held under the first-past-the-post electoral system by postal vote for two members of the Clifton Community Board. Nominations Candidates must be nominated on a nomination paper obtainable during normal business hours from Thursday 24 November 2016 from New Plymouth District Council’s Civic Centre, 84 Liardet Street, New Plymouth, phone 0800 922 822 or download one below: Clifton by-election nomination form Nominations of candidates must be in the hands of the electoral officer or an electoral official at Council’s Civic Centre, 84 Liardet Street, New Plymouth not later than 12 noon Thursday 22 December 2016. Each nomination must be accompanied by a deposit of $200.00 GST inclusive (payable by cash, cheque or bank transfer). A candidate may submit a photo and a candidate profile statement with their nomination paper for inclusion with the voting documents being sent to electors. An attachment to the nomination paper outlines rules and procedures governing candidate profile statements and photos. Electoral Roll The electoral roll to be used for this by-election closes on Thursday 22 December 2016 and can be inspected during normal business hours from Thursday 24 November 2016 at the above location. Enrolment for inclusion on the Residential Electoral Roll is conducted through the Electoral Commission. Applications for enrolment should be made through your local post shop. Enrolment for inclusion on the Ratepayers Electoral Roll is conducted through the electoral office of the New Plymouth District Council. Applications for enrolment should be made on the prescribed form available from the above sources. Following closure of the roll, the electoral officer may, on application of any person who is or claims to be entitled to be enrolled or any other person or otherwise, make any necessary corrections to the names, addresses, abbreviations, or marks appearing in the electoral roll. Dated at New Plymouth, 22 November 2016 Dale Ofsoske, Electoral Officer Independent Election Services Ltd for New Plymouth District Council RIG 66 LIMITED Application 22 November 2016 Sale and Supply of Alcohol 2012 CAFE ISTANBUL NEW PLYMOUTH LTD Application 22 November 2016 CAFE ISTANBUL NEW PLYMOUTH LTD of 75 Devon Street East 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 75 Devon Street East NEW PLYMOUTH 4310 known as CAFE ISTANBUL. 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 2am 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 to District Licensing Committee at Private Bag 2025, New Plymouth 4342. This publication was made on 23 November 2016 Fun Road Safety Activities Launched for Students 21 November 2016 Taranaki schoolchildren will find it easier to ask themselves ‘What are you missing?’ when they are on the roads. A new school resource kit has been created as part of Let’s Go’s What Are You Missing campaign, which encourages all road users to be more aware of what is happening around them when they are driving, cycling, walking or scootering on our roads and footpaths. The kit was developed by New Plymouth District Council, New Plymouth Police, New Plymouth injurySafe and Roadsafe Taranaki with support from Shell Todd Oil Services. “These are fun activities that encouraging students to share responsibility for their safety and the safety of others on or near the road, and to look out for each other,” says Transportation Manager Carl Whittleston. “From 2004 to 2014 there were 119 fatalities and 653 serious injuries on Taranaki roads. If we can get children into the habit of being alert to their surroundings and aware of possible dangers when they use the road, they should be safer both now and when they’re older.” The school resource kit is designed to be used alongside curriculum-based resources on road safety developed by the NZ Transport Agency. The fun activities include word-finds, word scrambles, spot the difference and colouring in, and are designed around these four key messages: Look twice. When you scan the road quickly your brain picks up only what it is expecting to see, so take a second look. Be comfortable in bright colours when out walking and riding; it could be the difference in being seen or not. Share the road. Show courtesy and respect to all road users. Never assume you have been seen. Make good decisions when crossing the road. Joint Council Approach to Community Directory 21 November 2016 A new way for community groups to connect with residents is being launched by Taranaki’s three district councils. Groups.org.nz is a combined community directory that covers the entire Taranaki region, and community groups are encouraged to add their organisations to the directory.  “It made sense for the three district councils to work together to make things easier for community groups,” says New Plymouth District Council Group Manager Strategy Liam Hodgetts. “This new service makes it easier for people to find community organisations throughout the region, and gives groups more control over their listings. “It’s especially useful for groups who provide services in more than one district – they have only one place to go to keep their listing updated rather than keeping track of two or three separate community directories on the councils’ websites.” People can either go directly to groups.org.nz or click on links at stratford.govt.nz or newplymouthnz.com. South Taranaki District Council is currently contacting community groups in their area and will go live before the end of the year on southtaranaki.com. Community groups can set up their own login accounts that will enable them to update their own listings, load photos and logos and link to their websites, social media pages and YouTube accounts. Temporary Road Closure on Devon Street West 21 November 2016 In accordance with the tenth schedule of the Local Government Act 1974, the following roads will be closed to ordinary vehicular traffic to enable Taranaki Safe Families Trust to hold the White Ribbon Day Fun Street Relay event. Date and period of closure: from 10am to 2pm on Friday 25 November. Roads to be closed: Devon Street West from Brougham to Currie streets. James Lane from Devon Street West to Huatoki Lane. 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. Temporary Road Closure New Plymouth Christmas Parade 21 November 2016 In accordance with the tenth schedule of the Local Government Act 1974, the following roads will be closed to ordinary vehicular traffic to enable the New Plymouth Lion Zone to hold the 2016 New Plymouth Christmas Parade. Date and period of closure: from 5pm to 7pm on Saturday 26 November. Road to be closed: Devon Street from Dawson to Eliot streets. Affected adjoining roads: James and Boon lanes, and Dawson, Queen, Robe, Egmont, Brougham, Currie, Liardet, Gover and Eliot 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. New Plymouth Airport's Car Park Being Extended 18 November 2016 Work has started on providing more public car parks at New Plymouth Airport. The project will result in 56 more parking spaces, bringing the car park’s tally up to 380. “More spaces for car parking is definitely needed as the number of passengers through the airport keeps increasing year on year,” says Airport Manager Wayne Wootton. The new parking spaces are where a lawn used to be, between the current car park and the car park overflow area. Almost all of the pohutukawa trees alongside that space will remain where they are. The project, which is funded from airport revenue, is due to be completed by Christmas. Nominations for Clifton By-election Open Soon 17 November 2016 Nominations for the two vacant seats on Clifton Community Board open on Thursday next week (24 November). The vacancies are due to only two nominations being received for the board’s four seats in the lead-up to the October local election. Both nominees, Ken Bedford and Warren Petersen, were automatically elected. “We urge people who are interested in being involved in the future of the Clifton area to consider standing in the by-election,” says Group Manager Strategy Liam Hodgetts. “Community boards are the grass-roots of local government and board members can make a tangible difference in their community. In particular, township plans for Urenui and Onaero are going to be developed and the community board will play a key role in those projects.” Nomination forms will be available from Thursday 24 November at the Waitara Library and Service Centre and at the Civic Centre on Liardet Street, New Plymouth, and online at newplymouthnz.com. Nominations close at noon on Thursday 22 December. To be a candidate in the by-election a person must be: A New Zealand citizen. On the Electoral Roll. Nominated by two people who are on the electoral roll for the Clifton Community Board area. Voting papers will be delivered from Thursday 26 January, with voting closing at noon on Friday 17 February. Chiefs to face Reds at Yarrow Stadium in 2017 15 November 2016 The Gallagher Chiefs will be back at Yarrow Stadium next year where they will face the Queensland Reds in Round 11 of the 2017 Investec Super Rugby competition. The Super Rugby fixture, scheduled for Saturday 6 May, will mark the start of the winter calendar for Yarrow Stadium following a heavy summer line-up that includes an A-League football match between the Wellington Phoenix and Western Sydney Warriors, McDonald’s Super Smash cricket and Travis Pastrana’s Nitro Circus. New Plymouth District Council Venues Manager Nelita Byrne says the timing of the match was great for Taranaki and would add to the fantastic variety of events that had been locked in for the stadium. “We have a lot going on across the summer months and this will be a great way for the Taranaki public to kick off the winter sporting season. “With the All Blacks also scheduled to play here in September, it gives our rugby-loving community some fantastic, quality rugby matches to look forward to.” Byrne said while some may have been keen to see a repeat of the 2015 fixture between the Hurricanes and Chiefs at Yarrow Stadium, the Chiefs’ schedule still favoured Taranaki fans wanting to catch that clash. “That particular match is happening up in Hamilton on 10 March. Being Taranaki Anniversary weekend, we’re hoping that means those fans who enjoy that Chiefs/Hurricanes rivalry will be able to head up there for the game. “While the Reds have had a tough couple of Super Rugby seasons, they do play an exciting style of rugby which we know will entertain all of those who come along to the game.”  With five Port Taranaki Bulls in the Chiefs squad for 2017, the Hamilton-based team are hoping to provide the local community with plenty of opportunities to meet their Super Rugby heroes ahead of the match. Yarrow Stadium 2016/17 calendar 10 December 2016, 7.10pm – McDonald’s Super Smash Cricket, Central Stags v Northern Knights. 31 December 2016, 7.10pm – McDonald’s Super Smash Cricket, Central Stags v Canterbury Kings. 4 February 2017, 7.35pm – A-League Football, Wellington Phoenix v Western Sydney Wanderers. 12 February 2017, 6pm – Nitro Circus. 6 May 2017 – Investec Super Rugby, Gallagher Chiefs v Queensland Reds. 9 September 2017 – Investec Rugby Championship, All Blacks v Argentina NPOB SLSC HOLDINGS LIMITED Application 15 November 2016 Sale and Supply of Alcohol 2012 ITU Triathlon Road Closure Request 15 November 2016 The International Triathlon Union (ITU) has requested the closure of the following roads to hold the 2017 New Plymouth Sprint Triathlon World Cup Race. The application is being considered under Schedule 10 of the Local Government Act 1974. Please send written submissions about the requested road closures to New Plymouth District Council by 4pm on Friday 2 December 2016. 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 10.30am to 4pm on Sunday 2 April 2017. Roads to be closed (see map below): Ocean View Parade (private road managed by Port Taranaki). Bayly Road from Ocean View Parade to Breakwater Road (SH44). Breakwater Road from Bayly Road to the intersection of Breakwater Road, St Aubyn Street (SH44), Lawry Street and South Road. St Aubyn Street from Belt Road to the intersection of St Aubyn Street, Breakwater Road, Lawry Street and South Road. Belt Road from St Aubyn Street to Devon Street West (SH45). Devon Street West from Belt Road to Calvert Road. Calvert Road from Devon Street West to St Aubyn Street. All of the roads named above form the ITU event cycle route. Roads to be closed due to no vehicular access being available while the above roads are closed (see map below): Whiteley Street. Roy Terrace. Birdwood Avenue. Moulton Street East. Moulton Street West. Annandale Street. Davies Lane. Rainsford Street. Calvert Road from St Aubyn Street to Roy Terrace. Kingwell Street. Bonithon Avenue. Kitchener Terrace. French Street. Lynmouth Heights. Emergency vehicles will have access at all times. Access to all roads surrounding the road closure area will be managed to create a safe environment for all road users. Resident, business owner and customer access to these areas will be available at all times. Pedestrian access will be available on footpaths through the road closure area at all times. Detours will be in place throughout the road closure times. These will be signposted and managed by traffic controllers. Please note: these roads could reopen earlier than advertised. Further information about this event can be found on the IITU website at itunewplymouthtriathlon.co.nz or you may contact the event’s Traffic Manager Karl at Traffic Safe on 0508 8723 342. Temporary Road Closure Devon Street East New Plymouth 15 November 2016 In accordance with the tenth schedule of the Local Government Act 1974, the following road will be closed to ordinary vehicular traffic 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 24 November. 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. Tips for Building Owners Following Earthquake 14 November 2016 New Plymouth District Council advises owners of buildings identified as being earthquake-prone to check their buildings, particularly at ground level, for any new damage following today’s big earthquake. Residents with old-style chimneys should check these at roof level, particularly those more than 1m high above the roof. “This is a precautionary measure,” says Customer and Regulatory Solutions Manager Katrina Brunton. “Due to the distance from the epicentre of these earthquakes, New Plymouth District has a very low risk for resulting building damage. The district has had more potentially damaging earthquakes from local fault lines in the last six months that have not resulted in any damage. “However if a building owner or occupier thinks they have found some new damage, we advise them to call an engineer to provide an expert opinion.” Early this morning, an experienced engineer and Council officer undertook visual checks of vulnerable buildings – those buildings most at risk to earthquake damage – in the community. These inspections found no visual damage. KAURI COTTAGE CAFE and RESTAURANT Application 14 November 2016 Sale and Supply of Alcohol 2012
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