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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. Approved temporary road closure BDO Cycle Challenge 21 January 2019 In accordance with the Transport (Vehicular Traffic Road Closure) Regulations 1965, the following road will be closed to ordinary vehicular traffic to enable Events Taranaki to hold the BDO Around the Mountain Cycle Challenge: Date and period: from 6.30am to 5pm on Saturday 26 January 2019. Road to be closed: Rogan Street from Gover Street to Coronation Avenue (SH3). Affected roads, resident access only no thoroughfare: Gover Street from Rogan Street to Fillis Street. Ridge Lane from Pendarves Street to Rogan Street. The purpose of the road closure is to create a safe environment for all road users, while competitors in the cycling event, travel along Rogan Street to the start/finish line near the TSB Stadium. Traffic management will be in place on the remainder of the event route. Emergency vehicles will have unrestricted access at all times. 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, opening 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 requiring 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 and volunteer power keep concert waste out of landfill 17 January 2019 An army of Zero Waste warriors and a great response from concert-goers helped NPDC keep 95% of waste out of landfill after Friday’s TSB Bowl of Brooklands concert. A crowd of 8,500 saw Toto, Jefferson Starship and Dragon rock the Bowl for the A Summer’s Day Live gig. As part of the Toitopu Toiora Taranaki Green Initiative, new recycling and waste stations were rolled out across the Bowl and volunteers were on hand to help concert-goers go green. Just six wheelie bins of rubbish had to go to landfill with the rest of the 35 cubic metres of waste either recycled or composted. “To keep 95% of waste out of the landfill is an amazing result,” says NPDC Chief Operating Officer Kelvin Wright. “We’d like to thank the army of volunteers who did an awesome job on the night and the next day. It’s this kind of can-do attitude which will help our journey to Zero Waste 2040.” Volunteers included members of Taranaki Conservationists and Pare Kore who worked late into Friday night and the next morning to pick up any waste concert-goers left behind. As well as the new recycling and waste stations, it’s estimated that up to 5,500 single-use cups were kept out of landfill by the use of NZ-made Globelets. Food vendors also switched to compostable materials. The Toitopu Toiora Taranaki Green Initiative will feature at other Bowl concerts such as The Hollies on 1 March and Angus and Julia Stone on 31 March and will soon be available for hire at other community events. If you want to volunteer at future events, email us at npeventvenues@npdc.govt.nz. Magic of NPDC's TSB Festival of Lights inspires artists 17 January 2019 Arielle Walker and Jasmine Grace have vivid memories of visiting NPDC’s TSB Festival of Lights as kids and being captivated by the magic of the lights. Now they say they have come ‘full circle’ with a return to the Pukekura Park event as the artists and designers of two light installations at this season’s festival.  Arielle, co-designer and co-creator of Nebula Now, grew up in Auckland but would take a trip to the “magical” festival each year while visiting her dad’s hometown and staying with her grandparents for the summer. “The glow stones specifically stuck as an image in my head,” Arielle says. “I remember taking them home and couldn’t understand why they wouldn’t work anymore. It made the park seem like such a magical place and it was very cool as a kid to have that experience.” Arielle created Nebula Now with partner Liam Mullins and it features above the glow stones which are back at the Festival this season. “When we created Nebula Now all I could think of was this magical experience as a kid and wanting to recreate that feeling in an installation,” Arielle says. The installation is a chandelier created from repurposed, recycled Perspex materials and keychains and is illuminated by a UV black light which gives it a surreal, glowing appearance. “I remember saying to Liam if I could have this showing at Taranaki it would be the most incredible feeling. When I saw the open call go out I was so excited, because the Festival was exactly what the work was made for in my head. It felt like the perfect full circle,” she says. Jasmine, co-designer and co-creator of light installation Seed, grew up in New Plymouth in a family of artists. Her recollections of the Festival are associated with a family ritual of visiting the homes strung with Christmas lights, before going to the Festival “as a finale”. Seed was designed and created by Jasmine, Rachel Neser and Molly Brankin during their studies at Massey University, and the concept of the piece is inspired by nature’s stages of bloom and decay. The artwork is made up of a fine chicken wire that becomes invisible in darkness. It is then lit by a projection of digitally-edited video footage of flowers blooming. It was Jasmine’s tutor Antony Nevin who encouraged the artists to submit their artwork to the Festival. Jasmine travelled back to New Plymouth from Wellington to help with the installation of Seed last month. “I’m really glad I got to go along and install it. It felt like so much more of a success, and standing there thinking ‘I remember this place as a little girl’ was a cool feeling,” says Jasmine. NPDC Recreation and Culture Manager Teresa Turner said it was fantastic that the TSB Festival of Lights was now inspiring a new generation of artists and designers. “We’ve had 10 new installations this season including these great designs by Arielle and Jasmine,” she says. “We’re delighted to see home-grown talent coming through with original ideas that keep the Festival fresh for the 125,000 who visit Pukekura Park each season.” Seed and Nebula Now are on display in Pukekura Park until Sunday 3 February. Festival facts The TSB Festival of Lights runs for seven weeks each summer and is seen by 125,000 visitors. The lighting route is 3.5 kilometres of walkways through Pukekura Park. The lights are on for 49 nights. More than 22 staff and volunteers work behind the scenes each night at the festival. It takes five weeks to install route lighting, speciality light installations and cabling through the park for the festival. Last season’s festival added nearly $5 million in value to the Taranaki economy and brought in 9,600 visitors to New Plymouth. More than 55 members of the community have volunteered their time to help festival visitors find their way around the event. Approved temporary road closure De Havilland Drive Street Sprints 17 January 2019 In accordance with the Transport (Vehicular Traffic Road Closure) Regulations 1965, the following roads will be closed to ordinary vehicular traffic to enable the Taranaki Car Club to hold the De Havilland Drive Street Sprint, a motorsport event. Date and period of closure: from 7am to 6pm on Sunday 20 January 2019. Roads to be closed: · De Havilland Drive from Devon Road (sh 3) to Hudson Road. · Connett Road East from De Havilland Drive to Mustang Drive. · Hudson Road. · Catalina Place. 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 requiring 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. New Plymouth Old Boys Rugby Football and Sports Club New Plymouth Renewal Club Licence Application 17 January 2019 NEW PLYMOUTH HIGH SCHOOL OLD BOYS’ RUGBY FOOTBALL AND SPORTS CLUB INCORPORATED of 199A Carrington Street, Vogeltown, 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 225 Carrington Street NEW PLYMOUTH 4310 known as NEW PLYMOUTH OLD BOYS’ RUGBY FOOTBALL AND SPORTS 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: Tuesday to Friday 6.00pm to 10.00pm Saturday 12.30pm to 12midnight Sunday 11.00am to 10.00pm You may also inspect the application at the New Plymouth District Council, Liardet Street, New Plymouth. If you would like to object to the application, in accordance with the Act, please write to us within 15 working days of this notice District Licensing Committee at Private Bag 2025, New Plymouth 4342. This publication was made on 18 January 2019 Approved temporary road closure for The Koru Project 17 January 2019 In accordance with the Transport (Vehicular Traffic Road Closure) Regulations 1965, the following road will be closed to ordinary vehicular traffic to enable The Koru Project to conduct an event: Road to be closed: James Lane from Huatoki Lane to Devon Street West. Date and period of closure: from 7am to 7pm on Saturday 16 February 2019. The Koru Project event is open to the public and involves creative activities and live music, taking place on the Huatoki Plaza, adjacent to James Lane. Emergency vehicles will have unrestricted access at all times. 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/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 road during the period outlined above, unless authorised to do so by the event organiser. In all other situations requiring 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. Frederics Application 16 January 2019 HAVEN HOLDINGS LIMITED of 28 Veale Road, NEW PLYMOUTH has made an application to the New Plymouth District Licensing Committee for the grant of a Renewal On Licence for the premises situated at 34 Egmont Street NEW PLYMOUTH 4310 known as FREDERIC'S. 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 Sunday 8am to 2am the following day 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 17 January 2019 Take the bus up the mountain thanks to NPDC and DOC 15 January 2019 A new shuttle bus service is set to ease parking congestion at the North Egmont Visitors Centre, thanks to a collaboration between NPDC, the Department of Conservation (DOC) and the Volcano View Café. The trial service is set to take travellers from the café to the Visitors Centre from Saturday (19 January) through to early April. NPDC Infrastructure Manager David Langford says more and more visitors are coming to the region and the shuttle bus will help them enjoy walks and climbs on Mt Taranaki and the national park.  “A trip to Egmont National Park and our beautiful Mounga is one thing visitors like to tick off on their list of the many great things to do in Taranaki,” he says. “We’re seeing a big rise in visitors coming to see our beautiful part of the world and this new service is about improving access for everyone. We’d like to thank the owners of the Volcano View Café who have been so helpful and positive about this idea.” DOC Operations Manager Gareth Hopkins says: “The North Egmont Visitors Centre received approximately 10,000 visitors over the busy Christmas and New Year period. We want all visitors to the Mounga to enjoy their experience here, starting from a less congested car park and safer roads meaning a better experience for visitors to the area.” Visitors using the free bus, which is a joint initiative by NPDC and DOC, will be able to leave their vehicle at a car park near the Volcano View Café and the service runs on the hour from 9am to 5pm. The café will be open for travellers to enjoy some refreshments while they wait. This is the first ever shuttle bus to North Egmont and if the trial is successful it could be used each summer to cut the number of cars heading up Egmont Road to the mountain. NPDC has also improved access to the world-class Pouakai Crossing trek recently with a new car park and toilet block at the end of Mangorei Road which opened to visitors on Christmas Eve. NPDC's Bowl going greener for summer shows 10 January 2019 It’s not gonna take a lot for Toto fans to recycle and reuse thanks to a raft of new initiatives to keep NPDC’s TSB Bowl of Brooklands clean and green during concerts and festivals. Thousands will be heading to the Bowl tomorrow (11 January) to catch Toto, Californian rockers Jefferson Starship and Kiwi legends Dragon for the inaugural Summer’s Day Live concert series.  NPDC has joined together with Stratford and South Taranaki district councils, along with WOMAD organiser TAFT, to make it easier for concert-goers to go green with new rubbish and recycling stations. “The Bowl, a summer’s evening and great bands is a fantastic combination and it’s going to be another great season with The Hollies, WOMAD and Angus and Julia Stone still to come,” says NPDC Chief Operating Officer Kelvin Wright. “These new recycling and waste stations are a great idea and we’re delighted to be working with TAFT and South Taranaki and Stratford district councils. They’ll be used at events throughout Taranaki and will help us cut waste and for everyone to go greener as we work towards Zero Waste 2040.” The five waste stations are part of the Toitopu Toiora Taranaki Green Initiative which is a region-wide push to improve recycling at community events. Volunteers at the Toto event will help concert-goers to put their rubbish in the right bins. There will also be environmentally-friendly options for those enjoying a tipple and fine food to the sounds of Africa, Rosanna and Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now. In a bid to cut the use of single-use disposable plastic cups, bars will be serving concert-goers NZ-made Globelets for a small deposit, which can be reused and recycled. Food vendors will also be using compostable packaging. The waste stations can be used at all events across the region, from small community events to large concerts and are currently being used by visitors to NPDC’s TSB Festival of Lights which runs until 3 February in Pukekura Park. The introduction of the new waste stations follows WOMAD’s successful long-standing Zero Waste programme. They will also be used at The Hollies on 1 March and folk-indie sensations Angus and Julia Stone concert on 31 March.  Bowl fast facts The TSB Bowl of Brooklands is a unique permanent outdoor sound stage with a large grass amphitheatre set in Pukekura Park. The capacity is 15,000. Christmas at the Bowl has been staged there every year since 1999. Many major artists have performed at the Bowl, from Dame Kiri te Kanawa to Sir Elton John and R.E.M and Fleetwood Mac. The Bowl was built in 1957, and the first ever event there was The Festival of the Pines in  1958. It’s the venue for WOMAD each March. Lake Rotomanu levels lower 09 January 2019 Lake Rotomanu’s outlet has sprung a leak and the water level is slightly lower than usual. We’re working to fix the problem, but it might take a while for the water to rise again. Please take extra care if you’re in or on the lake and remember to check the map of the lake at the boat ramp so you’re aware of possible risks from rocks. Eden Cafe and Restaurant Bell Block Renewal On Licence Application 09 January 2019 SATISH KUMAR KATARIYA of 5 Wentworth Lane, WAIWHAKAIHO, NEW PLYMOUTH 4312 has made an application to the New Plymouth District Licensing Committee for the grant of a Renewal 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 8.00am to 11.00pm You may also inspect the application at the New Plymouth District Council, Liardet Street, New Plymouth. If you would like to object to the application, in accordance with the Act, please write to us within 15 working days of this notice District Licensing Committee at Private Bag 2025, New Plymouth 4342. This publication was made on 10 January 2019 Egmont Road closed for road markings 08 January 2019 There will be some road marking work on Egmont Road this Thursday (10 January) so the road will closed from about 3pm from the first set of gates at the start of Egmont National Park. The work will be happening at the North Egmont Visitor Centre car park, the Waiwhakaiho car park and Kaiauai Rock car park. If the work is delayed by the weather, the road marking will take place on 11 January. We’ll also be putting up a notice about the work at the Kaimiro Hall. The road is expected to be back to normal on Friday. Thanks for your patience while we complete this work. Big Barrel Inglewood Renewal Off Licence Application 03 January 2019 JUST LIQUOR LIMITED of 23 Rata Street, INGLEWOOD 4330 has made an application to the New Plymouth District Licensing Committee for the grant of a Renewal Off Licence for the premises situated at 23 Rata Street INGLEWOOD 4330 known as BIG BARREL INGLEWOOD. The general nature of the business conducted (or to be conducted) under the licence is a Bottle Store - Off Licence. Days and Hours: Monday to Sunday 9.00am 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 04 January 2019 Big Basket Wholesale Foodmart Renewal Off Licence Application 02 January 2019 DANIEL CHEN & FEN LIN LIMITED of 57 Links Drive, 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 9.00am 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 03 January 2019 Dynamic international duo to lead Govett-Brewster Art Gallery/Len Lye Centre 20 December 2018 NPDC has appointed Aileen Burns and Johan Lundh as co-directors of the Govett-Brewster Art Gallery/Len Lye Centre. The announcement follows a six-month global search. Burns and Lundh are currently executive directors of the Institute of Modern Art (IMA) in Brisbane, Australia and formerly co-directors of the Centre for Contemporary Art (CCA) in Londonderry/Derry, Northern Ireland. They will start in the role in March. NPDC Chief Operating Officer Kelvin Wright said: “We’re delighted to appoint this dynamic duo with proven international experience to work with our local community on the gallery’s next chapter. It’s an important part of our economy contributing about $7 million each year and I know Monica Brewster, the courageous founder who took a punt to fund a contemporary art gallery in New Plymouth in the 1970s, would be proud of this equally innovative and bold leadership approach,” says Wright. Taranaki Iwi CEO, and interview panellist, Wharehoka Wano, said: “Aileen and Johan bring with them experiences from their previous roles in Londonderry/Derry, Northern Ireland and Brisbane, Queensland, including working closely with aboriginal communities to add the indigenous voice and stories from those communities to the contemporary gallery setting. Between them they add a high level creative and technical skill set that is required in this new role and an energy which is well suited to the Govett-Brewster Art Gallery and Len Lye Centre.” Burns and Lundh are excited about the role. “We are honoured to take up the Directorship of the Govett-Brewster Art Gallery/Len Lye Centre. We have followed its programme for many years and been impressed with this ambitious organisation. We share a passion for the artist-centred spirit of the Govett-Brewster and look forward to furthering its development, achievements and reputation,” the co-directors said. “It will be a great pleasure to lead it to its 50th year in 2020 as we celebrate its past and plan for its bold future. We look forward to working closely with the staff and city team, foundations, partners and stakeholders to keep art at the centre of civic life for the local community and visitors.” Aileen Burns holds an MA in Modern Art from Columbia University, New York, and a BA with Honours in Art History and Cinema from the University of Toronto, Canada. Johan Lundh holds an MA and BA from Konstfack University, Stockholm, Sweden. They have written extensively, curated and produced exhibitions, artist projects and programmes globally. The Govett-Brewster Art Gallery/Len Lye Centre is owned and operated by the New Plymouth District Council, which governs the museum under the terms of the founding Monica Brewster Trust Deed, in association with the Len Lye Foundation. The future of Okato's water supply 19 December 2018 Opinion piece - from our Infrastructure Manager David Langford The future of Okato’s water supply – it’s in your hands For anyone who lives in Taranaki, the maunga is a source of identity and a beacon for the place we love and call home. Just like many other families, whenever I’ve been away from Taranaki with my family and we are making the journey back, my two young boys are always on the look out to see who can spot Mt Taranaki first. As well as a sense of home and identity, our maunga gifts us with life sustaining water. Many of the rivers and streams in our district flow from the maunga and, as they cross the ring plain, they help create the natural environment that makes Taranaki one of the best places in the world to live. Simply put: water is at the heart of our lifestyle here in Taranaki. Our rivers and streams are not only places of beauty and enjoyment, they’re also critical lifelines supporting the wildlife and natural environment. They also play a vital part supplying our community with water so that our community can stay healthy by having clean water to drink, wash with and flush the toilet. Finally, water is essential to many of the businesses in the District. Without water most businesses couldn’t operate, support employment and keep our local economy thriving. As the water flows from our maunga to sustain the people of Taranaki, we must not take this gift for granted and remember we also have a responsibility to sustain the water. In the last year, residents across our district used an average of 309 litres of water per person per day. This is a slight reduction from 337 litres the year before which is great progress, but it’s still more than double most other countries – in fact we use about the same amount of water per person as the USA and they don’t exactly share our clean, green reputation! This year we also got a reminder just how important our water is when Taranaki was hit by Cyclone Gita – a tropical storm that caused significant damage to one of the city’s main pipe networks. This resulted in a three-day water outage for the district’s northern residents that closed local schools, disrupted businesses and saw emergency water tankers deployed to the streets. At New Plymouth District Council (NPDC) we have a team of people who are committed to ensuring our community has a supply of safe drinking water. They’re also committed to doing our bit to keeping our streams and rivers healthy and swimmable, and a great home for everything that lives within them.  New Plymouth District has four water networks: Okato, sourced from the Mangatete Stream; Oakura, with its underground water source; Inglewood, sourced from the Ngatoro Stream; and New Plymouth, which supplies people from Omata all the way north to Urenui, and is sourced from the Waiwhakaiho River via Lake Mangamahoe.  With an overall network comprising more than 830km of pipes and 17 reservoirs, providing water to more than 63,000 residents and 3,000 commercial and industrial properties, it’s fair to say that managing the district’s water supply is no small task. Think about it – the last time you turned on the tap did it cross your mind that the water might not come out? Or that it might not be safe to drink? Probably not, because most of us expect it to just happen. Yes, our water falls from the sky, and people often ask me why they have to pay New Plymouth District Council rates for something that’s free? My answer is simple: over the decades, the council has built water infrastructure worth more than $285 million so that we can take raw water, filter and treat it so that it is safe to drink, remove some of the smells, improve how it tastes and then deliver it on demand into your home. Our team does all this for about $0.0018 per litre of water – compare that to the cost of a bottled water next time you are in the local dairy. Given just how important water is to us all, NPDC is committed to ensuring we actively engage with our community when it comes to planning for our future water needs – and that’s why we’re currently inviting you to have your say.  Between now and June 2021, NPDC’s resource consents for all four water networks – issued by Taranaki Regional Council – will come to an end, with Okato being the first to end in June 2019. We’ve started the process of applying for a new resource consent – a process that gives us a great opportunity to talk directly to you about our water future and to make sure you have the opportunity to give us your thoughts on the water supply network’s future and the Mangatete Stream’s environment.  At the moment, we’re planning to apply for a consent that will enable us to take the same volume of water from the stream. In the short term this will allow us to continue to meet the town’s water needs. Beyond that, however, as the town’s population grows we also have some options to consider for Okato’s long-term future. For example, we could invest in projects that help reduce our impact on the Mangatete Stream – particularly during the dry summer months or projects that will reduce the frequency of outdoor water bans. Before we make any decisions, we want to know what your priorities are so that any developments match the aspirations that our community has for their town and the surrounding environment. Consultation is already open and will be closing just after New Year, on 6 January. We welcome any and all feedback and encourage you to not miss this opportunity to share your views on newplymouthnz.com/HaveYourSay.  Remember, the future of Okato’s water supply really is in your hands.  David Langford NPDC Infrastructure Manager 50-page ex-Cyclone Gita report publicly released 18 December 2018 An NPDC review into the response to February’s water outage following ex-Cyclone Gita has made six major recommendations for improvement and 22 minor recommendations. The review, which was peer-reviewed by Wellington Water, has found NPDC’s response was rapid, effective and no notable failures were found. NPDC Chief Executive Craig Stevenson said ex-Cyclone Gita was one of the most powerful storms on record to hit Taranaki. “The winds during the February cyclone reached 104km/h, the third highest in Taranaki since records began in 1972. I want to again apologise to everyone for the inconvenience the disruption to our water supply caused. We’re releasing our 50-page incident report publicly which includes some useful findings that we’re taking on board about our complex water network that features more than 800 kilometres of pipes ranging in age from near new, to more than 100 years old,” says Mr Stevenson. Mayor of New Plymouth District Neil Holdom says he’d like to acknowledge the community spirit during the event. “Our ‘can-do-attitude’, community spirit and ability to help each other during the water outage in February, is one of the many reasons why I love this place. As a result of our experience dealing with ex-Cyclone Gita, we asked the public during our 10-Year Plan consultation if we should invest more in our water infrastructure. The answer was a resounding yes, so we’ve listened and are investing an extra $44 million in water network resilience over the next decade,” says Mayor Holdom. The report’s six major recommendations are: an adjustment of future operations and maintenance budgets a study of appropriate infrastructure resiliency levels a study into raw water sources for contingency use risk assessment of water connections and installation of backflow protection devices at key connections a review of all asset management data an update of NPDC’s emergency plans. The pipe bridge that was hit by the tree during the cyclone has been permanently repaired. NPDC has inspected more than 10,000 trees across the district since February and less than 0.1% - or just five trees - have been scheduled for removal. Fast facts Around 10,000 homes were without water for approximately three days and some 26,000 properties were issued a boil water notice for a further seven days. There were no instances of water-related sickness during this period. Once water supply was restored, during the three days of testing the number of water quality samples taken represented an approximate 400% increase on the routine sampling taken during normal operations. The economic impact on the community has been estimated at $4.5million. A copy of the incident report can be found on our reports web page. Stumble Inn Application Off Licence 18 December 2018 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 Renewal 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 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 18 December 2018 Stumble Inn Application On Licence 18 December 2018 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 Renewal 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 Wednesday 9am to 10.30pm Thursday to Saturday 9am to 12 Midnight Sunday 9am to 10.30pm You may also inspect the application at the New Plymouth District Council, Liardet Street, New Plymouth. If you would like to object to the application, in accordance with the Act, please write to us within 15 working days of this notice District Licensing Committee at Private Bag 2025, New Plymouth 4342. This publication was made on 18 December 2018