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Inglewood's Water Pipes to Get a Scrubbing 19 October 2017 Phase one of resolving Inglewood’s occasional discoloured water is about to begin with the help of a specialised truck. New Plymouth District Council will use the truck to flush out nearly all of the town’s water pipes, including the two trunk mains, to remove as much of a build-up of naturally occurring minerals (such as aluminium, manganese and iron) as possible. Inglewood’s water consistently complies with the drinking water standards and is safe to drink. The project will start on Tuesday next week (24 October) with preparatory work on the trunk mains. The flushing will run for about eight days between 8am and 6pm from Monday 6 November (excluding Sunday). “It’s unlikely that the work will result in discoloured water coming out of taps but just in case, we encourage residents to store tap water before the work begins,” says Infrastructure Manager David Langford. Phase two will involve replacing about 6.8km of old water pipes in the town, including the trunk mains. NPDC has put $2.1m in funding in the draft Long-Term Plan 2018-2028 for this work. An independent report found that the intermittent discolouration of the town’s water is the result of a build-up of natural minerals in the water supply pipes. These deposits are stirred up during a large draw-down of water. Club Fifty Five Application 18 October 2017 Fifty Five (55) Application Sale and Supply of Alcohol 2012 CONTROL IT LIMITED of 53 Egmont 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 53 Egmont Street NEW PLYMOUTH 4310 known as FIFTY FIVE (55). The general nature of the business conducted (or to be conducted) under the licence is a Night Club - Class 1 On Licence. Days and Hours: Monday to Saturday 8am to 3am 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 18 October 2017 Temporary road closure during Mitre 10 Cup rugby match at Yarrow Stadium 18 October 2017 In accordance with the tenth schedule of the Local Government Act 1974, the following roads will be closed and temporary traffic controls in place to create a safe environment for road users during the Taranaki rugby Mitre 10 Cup semi-final match at Yarrow Stadium. Date and period of closure: from 3.30pm to 10pm on Saturday 21 October. Roads to be closed: Maratahu Street from Tukapa Street to 3m west of Yarrow Stadium’s main vehicle entrance (adjacent to the Maara Tahu Centre). Temporary traffic controls to be in place during the above road closures: 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. The following additional road closures will be implemented if crowd numbers at the above event are greater than expected: Tukapa Street from the Sanders Avenue roundabout to Wallace Place. Cutfield Road from Tukapa Street to Wallace Place. Emergency vehicles will have unrestricted access at all times. In all other situations necessitating the use of the road, contact must be made with the Traffic Management coordinators 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. Masonic Hotel Off Licence Application 17 October 2017 NORTHLAND HOTEL MANAGEMENT LTD of 9 McLean Street WAITARA has made an application to the New Plymouth District Licensing Committee for the grant of a Renewal Off Licence for the premises situated at 9 McLean Street WAITARA 4320 known as MASONIC HOTEL. The general nature of the business conducted (or to be conducted) under the licence is an Accommodation Hotel - Off Licence Hotel. Days and Hours: Monday to Saturday 8am to 11.00pm Sunday 9am 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 18 October 2017 Masonic Hotel On Licence Application 17 October 2017 NORTHLAND HOTEL MANAGEMENT LTD of 9 McLean Street WAITARA has made an application to the New Plymouth District Licensing Committee for the grant of a Renewal On Licence for the premises situated at 9 McLean Street WAITARA 4320 known as MASONIC HOTEL. The general nature of the business conducted (or to be conducted) under the licence is a Hotel - Class 2 On Licence. Days and Hours: Monday to Saturday 8am to 1am the following day Sunday 9am 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 18 October 2017 Show Your Backyard Some Love 17 October 2017 New Plymouth District Council’s (NPDC) Puke Ariki is bringing experts and locals together on Saturday 21 October to talk conservation with the focus on how looking after the environment can start in your own backyard.  Local and national conservation groups, along with NPDC experts, will be on hand during the Market Day Exchange in the museum’s foyer from 10am to 2pm to talk about recycling, pest control, how to live with a lower environmental impact and Zero Waste. The event, running as part of this year’s Conservation Week, offers visitors the chance to share and exchange ideas and pick up top tips for smaller living to boost conservation efforts. NPDC’s Puke Ariki Manager Kelvin Day said: “It’s a great opportunity for everyone to share what projects/ideas they are currently working on and engage with the wider community.” Wild for Taranaki, Purangi Kiwi Project, Let’s Go, the Department of Conservation (DOC), the NPDC Parks and Waste Management teams, Taranaki Mounga, Rotokare Scenic Reserve, Forest and Bird, Tiaki Te Mauri O Parininihi Trust, Brooklands Zoo, Taranaki Environmental Education Trust and Taranaki Regional Council will all have stalls. The theme of this year’s Conservation Week is “show your backyards some love”. The DOC initiative wants Kiwis to get involved by protecting, growing, nurturing and caring for our nature. Meanwhile, NPDC is looking at becoming a Zero Waste district by 2040 and this idea was the most popular with locals in its recent proposed 10 Focus Area public conversation campaign. Gusto 2005 Limited Application 10 October 2017 GUSTO 2005 LIMITED of 198 Breakwater Road 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 198 Breakwater Road NEW PLYMOUTH 4310 known as GUSTO 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 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 11 October 2017 Pacific International Hotel Management Application 09 October 2017 ACIFIC INTERNATIONAL HOTEL MANAGEMENT SCHOOL of 4 Henwood Road, Bell Block has made an application to the New Plymouth District Licensing Committee for the grant of a Renewal On Licence for the premises situated at 4 Henwood Road NEW PLYMOUTH 4372 known as PACIFIC INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL. 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 Saturday 8am to 1am 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 09 October 2017 India Today Application 09 October 2017 INDIA TODAY LTD of 40 Devon Street East 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 40 Devon Street East NEW PLYMOUTH 4310 known as INDIA TODAY. 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 11am 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 09 October 2017 Sushi Ninja Application 04 October 2017 Sophia Mari KUROTA of 73 Huatoki 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 91 Devon Street East NEW PLYMOUTH 4310 known as SUSHI NINJA. The general nature of the business conducted (or to be conducted) under the licence is a Restaurant - Class 3 On Licence. Monday to Sunday 9am to 2am the following day Days and Hours: 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 October 2017 Snug Lounge Application 03 October 2017 WHITE LADY LIMITED of 124 Devon Street West, 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 124 Devon Street West NEW PLYMOUTH 4310 known as SNUG LOUNGE. 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 03 October 2017 Public Feedback Wanted on Jubilee Park Playground Options 03 October 2017 Plans to transform Inglewood’s Jubilee Park are taking a major step forward – and the community is leading the way. From next week residents will have the chance to vote on a unique new playground design for the park, which were developed after input from Inglewood residents. New Plymouth District Council has received seven designs from four companies for a new children’s playground, which were developed after input from Inglewood residents. The designs will be on display in the Inglewood Library and Service Centre and posted to NPDC’s Jubilee Park–Inglewood Community Project Facebook page where people will be able to comment on the designs and vote on their favourite in a survey, says NPDC Group Manager Strategy Liam Hodgetts. Feedback can also be given through newplymouthnz.com/HaveYourSay. The designs will be open to discussion and voting until 19 October when a winner is expected to be chosen. The plans were required to be suitable for kids aged three to 15. A community consultation resulted in designers also being asked to consider a flying fox and a rope climbing tower. The unique playground will be part of a project to make Jubilee Park a ‘destination’ park that will attract visitors from outside Inglewood as well. This also includes proposals for a new skatepark, which is scheduled to be completed next year, and a public toilet near the play area by the end of this year. The Inglewood Lions Club’s plans for an 18-hole mini-putt course are also a step closer with the Council drawing up a concessional ground lease for a site next to the play area. The Lions will pay $1 a year for the lease and channel proceeds from the course back into community organisations.  “The aim is to provide a district-wide attraction for residents and visitors,” says Mr Hodgetts. “We’re working with the Inglewood Community Board and local people to get the whole community participating and to raise a sense of stewardship for the project.” NPDC is helping the Inglewood community in fundraising efforts for further improvements to Jubilee Park. The Theoretical Brewer Limited Application 02 October 2017 Douglas Zheng Wei ENG of 52 Heta Road, Highlands Park, 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 11 Corbett Road BELL BLOCK, NEW PLYMOUTH 4312 known as THE THEORETICAL BREWER. The general nature of the business conducted (or to be conducted) under the licence is a Remote Sale Premises - Off Licence. Days and Hours: Monday to Sunday 10am to 11pm You may also inspect the application at the New Plymouth District Council, Liardet Street, New Plymouth. If you would like to object to the application, in accordance with the Act, please write to us within 15 working days of this notice District Licensing Committee at Private Bag 2025, New Plymouth 4342. This publication was made on 02 October 2017 NPDC Surplus the Result of Sound Financial Management 25 September 2017 Sound financial management has given New Plymouth District Council (NPDC) a $13.6 million surplus for the 2016/17 financial year, according to its draft Annual Report which was independently audited by Audit New Zealand. Revenues were up on the budget forecast and spending was on target at $130m. NPDC managed assets valued at $2.5 billion, resulting in international credit agency Standard and Poor’s confirming NPDC’s financial rating as AA/A1 in October 2016, the highest possible ranking for local government in New Zealand. Acting Chief Executive Alan Bird said the credit rating was one of three main highlights of the 2016/17 financial year. “The award from travel publisher Lonely Planet announcing Taranaki as one of the top two regions in the world to visit was another, thanks to decades of sustained investments from councils,” says Mr Bird. “And many hours of listening and conversation have resulted in the creation of Te Huinga Taumatua, our new iwi-NPDC governance partnership committee.” NPDC provides core services such as roads, water and waste, as well as dynamic arts, cultural and recreational opportunities for both locals and visitors. New Plymouth Airport, Brooklands Zoo, Venture Taranaki, commercial property and even a crematorium are part of the varied portfolio. Other highlights over the past year were: A comprehensive community discussion on proposed focus areas begins, as a prelude to engagement on the 10-year work programme, called the Long-Term Plan. Zero Waste journey: the Council decides to develop a waste reduction and education facility on Colson Road to reduce the district’s waste volume. Treasure our Water: the Water Master Plan, to manage the district’s water supply with a focus on sustainability, is adopted. Modernising through technology: a new website as a platform for developing more digital-based Council services is launched. The Entertainment Venue Association of New Zealand Awards names Yarrow Stadium the Large Venue of the Year, beating Eden Park and Hagley Oval for the accolade. The World Health Organisation reconfirms New Plymouth District as an International Safe Community, a title we have held since 2005. The government approves NPDC’s funding application for the next nationwide roll-out of ultra-fast broadband to include Waitara, Inglewood, Urenui and Okato. The Len Lye Centre wins the Best Creative Place Award from Local Government New Zealand. For all the details, read the draft Annual Report in the Audit and Risk Committee agenda here: newplymouthnz.com/meetings. Have Your Say on Suburban Business Centres 22 September 2017 Visitors and businesses at four of New Plymouth’s suburban centres will be asked for their feedback from Monday next week (25 September). New Plymouth District Council wants to find out how the business centres of Westown, Moturoa, Fitzroy and Bell Block are used and what could be done to attract more people to them. “The information we get from the public will guide the Mayor and Councillors when decisions are being made regarding the future of these suburban business centres,” says NPDC Group Manager Strategy Liam Hodgetts. One suburban centre will be the focus each week. NPDC staff and Councillors will be on the ground asking visitors and business operators to fill in the survey on an iPad, and the survey will also be online at newplymouthnz.com/HaveYourSay. Each Friday, staff and Councillors will be present at a local venue with the information that has been gathered and ask for the public’s comments. Everyone who fills in the survey at each suburban centre will receive a coffee voucher, to be redeemed at the Feedback Friday event. The schedule of surveys is: Westown – 25-29 September (Friday venue Little Fed). Moturoa – 2-6 October (Friday venue Moturoa Cafe). Fitzroy – 9-13 October (Friday venue Piccolo Morso). Bell Block – 16-20 October (Friday venue Pekaren). Inglewood Community Board By-election Results 20 September 2017 Mel Cook has been voted in as a member of the Inglewood Community Board in the board’s by-election. Mr Cook won the by-election with 893 votes. The final results of the remaining votes are: Megan Hale (Independent), 841 votes. Michael Self, 393. The official declaration will be published on Saturday 23 September. The vote return was 36.12 of the registered voters in the Inglewood Community Board area. The date for Mr Cook’s swearing-in will be confirmed shortly. CROWDED HOUSE BAR and CAFE 2007 LIMITED 14 September 2017 CROWDED HOUSE BAR & CAFE (2007) LIMITED of 93-99 Devon STreet East, NEW PLYMOUTH has made an application to the New Plymouth District Licensing Committee for the grant of a Special Licence for the premises situated at 93-99 Devon STreet East, NEW PLYMOUTH known as CROWDED HOUSE BAR & CAFE. The general nature of the business conducted (or to be conducted) under the licence is:  Crowded House 20th Birthday Celebrations  Extension to the licensed area - Encroachment Footpath Area Days and Hours: Friday 3 November 2017 5pm to 1am the following day Saturday 4 November 2017 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 12 September 2017 Request for temporary road closure on Queen Street New Plymouth HMNZS Endeavour Parade 11 September 2017 New Plymouth District Council has requested the following temporary road closure to enable the HMNZS Endeavour crew to conduct a charter parade. Road to be closed: Queen Street from Devon Street West to King Street. Date and period of closure: from 10am to noon on Saturday 18 November. The charter parade will depart from Queen Street at 11am using the following route, concluding at Puke Ariki Landing for a community event: Queen Street. Devon Street West. Currie Street. Ariki Street. A stop/go operation will be in place on the parade route and short delays are to be expected. Emergency vehicles will have unrestricted access at all times. 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 22 September. 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. John Williams Wins NPDC's North Ward By-election 06 September 2017 John Williams has been voted in as a Councillor on New Plymouth District Council in the North Ward by-election. Mr Williams won the seat with 741 votes. The final results of the remaining votes are: Vicky Dombroski 605. Pam Street 476. Jonathan Marshall 451. Bill Simpson 311. The official declaration will be published on Saturday 9 September. The vote return was 34 per cent of the registered voters in the North Ward. The date for Mr Williams’s swearing-in will be confirmed shortly. Design of New Plymouth Airport's New Terminal is Fit for Purpose 01 September 2017 Plans for a new terminal at New Plymouth Airport have been given an independent seal of approval. The new board of directors for the airport company, Papa Rererangi i Puketapu (PRIP), spent much of July and August reviewing the terminal design and business case. The directors say in a report to the Council that they have agreed the proposed design, including the cultural narrative created in partnership with the Puketapu Hapu, is fit for purpose. They cited an independent report by chartered surveyor and former Auckland International Airport executive Peter Alexander. “It is my opinion that users of the building will find it a memorable and differentiated experience that will positively contribute to the region’s tourism proposition,” Mr Alexander said in his report. The PRIP board report also has cost comparisons with other regional airport terminal redevelopments. It noted that the New Plymouth Airport project cost of $6,100 per square metre compared favourably with other recent or proposed regional airport terminal works. “While the directors were specifically asked to maintain the cultural narrative, we did review it and we noted that it had no overall impact on the footprint of the terminal and that the approximate cost of the narrative was in the order of $1 million,” says board Chair Philip Cory-Wright. The Council will consider the board’s report at its meeting on 5 September. The proposed terminal cost is estimated at between $21.7 million and $28.7 million. The new board will be responsible for ensuring it is completed on time and within budget. The airport is moving from direct Council control to becoming a Council-controlled trading organisation, a commercial company owned by NPDC. The company operates as Papa Rererangi i Puketapu (‘the airport at Puketapu’), but the name of New Plymouth Airport will remain. The PRIP board is: Chair Philip Cory-Wright, who has worked in law and corporate finance for 30 years, advising companies including Air New Zealand, Auckland International Airport and Powerco. He is a Chartered Fellow of the New Zealand Institute of Directors and his specialties include infrastructure, airports and project management. Leading Maori lawyer Shelley Kopu, who is a trustee of the Te Kotahitanga o Te Atiawa Trust. Ms Kopu is a member of the Institute of Directors and has held senior management positions in large companies, law and accountancy over her 20-year career. Her father is Te Atiawa and from Waitara, and her mother, who is Pakeha, is from Hawera. Former Air New Zealand senior executive Chris Myers, who returned to New Zealand in 2016 after 10 years abroad in airline executive roles, including offshore governance experience. Business adviser and professional director Rachel Farrant, who has more than 20 years’ experience in chartered accountancy and as a business adviser. More than 420,000 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.
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