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News Local Our Work Air ambo story NPDC Fund gives wings to grassroots groups 03 December 2020 Welcome aboard the airline whose check-in never closes – because your life might depend on it. Pilot Eloise Campbell and Flight Nurse Hamish Hardy are flight crew for the Taranaki Air Ambulance Trust (TAAT), flying up to 15 people a week to hospitals around the country for vital medical care – and NPDC’s Community Fund, which got a $450k boost as part of NPDC’s $20m Back On Our Feet Covid relief package, helps them get there. TAAT runs on the goodwill of the community and this year the NPDC fund put in $15,000 to update the trust’s donor database and to buy two new laptops to help with administration. “In the last year, the Taranaki Air Ambulance has carried about 500 people for life-changing or life-saving medical care that’s not available in our region. Taranaki is now the only region in the country with an independent air ambulance service. The generosity of our people and sponsors, including support from the NPDC Community Fund, keeps us in the air,” says TAAT Trustee and Manager David Drummond. Grassroots and volunteer groups have provided boots on the ground to help people weather the Covid storm and get the district back in its stride since lockdown, says New Plymouth District Mayor Neil Holdom. “These groups put the life into Lifestyle Capital and make sure the wheels don’t fall off in the tough times, so we need to help them help us,” says Mayor Holdom. Applications for funding are open till 17 January next year and more details can be found on the NPDC website, newplymouthnz.com, or by calling the Community Partnerships Team on 06 759 6060. Other measures in the $20m Back On Our Feet package included: $8m in rates relief with the deferment of payments for six months or a year. $7.5m to expand the Home Energy Scheme, providing work for tradies to make residents’ homes warmer and greener. $1.3m on cutting fees for local businesses including restaurants, hairdressers, cafes and builders. $165,000 for small and medium businesses via Venture Taranaki SME grant. $90,000 community and commercial rent relief. $50,000 to help buildings owners keep main street properties looking good. Continuing to ‘Buy local’ and giving Taranaki contractors and suppliers an advantage when bidding for NPDC works.
Public Notice Road Closure Race the City Public Notice 02 December 2020 New Plymouth District Council has requested the closure of the following roads to conduct the Race the City Cycle event. Date and period of closure: from 4.30pm to 7.30pm on Friday 19 February 2021. Roads to be closed: Ariki Street between Currie and Egmont streets. Brougham Street between Ariki and King streets. The application is being considered under the Transport (Vehicular Traffic Road Closure) Regulations 1965. Submissions to the closure should reach New Plymouth District Council by 4pm on Wednesday 16 December 2020. 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. Emergency vehicles will have unrestricted access at all times. During the proposed period of closure, an approved traffic management plan will provide for ordinary vehicular traffic which would otherwise use the roads.
Public Notice Road Closure Inglewood Christmas Parade 2020 02 December 2020 In accordance with the Transport (Vehicular Traffic Road Closure) Regulations 1965, the following roads will be closed to ordinary vehicular traffic to enable local Lions clubs to hold Christmas parades throughout New Plymouth district. Inglewood: from 11am to 2pm on Saturday 12 December. Roads to be closed: Matai Street (SH3) from Brookes Street to Rata Street (SH3). Rata Street from Rimu Street (SH3a) to Brown Street. Kelly Street from Brown to Matai streets. Richmond Street from Rata to Carrington streets. Cutfield from Brookes to Carrington streets. 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 roads 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.
Public Notice Road Closure Race the City Temporary Road Closure 02 December 2020 New Plymouth District Council has requested the closure of the following roads to conduct the Race the City Cycle event. Date and period of closure: from 4.30pm to 7.30pm on Friday 19 February 2021. Roads to be closed: Ariki Street between Currie and Egmont streets. Brougham Strteet between Ariki and King streets. The application is being considered under the Transport (Vehicular Traffic Road Closure) Regulations 1965. Submissions to the closure should reach New Plymouth District Council by 4pm on Wednesday 16 December 2020. 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. Emergency vehicles will have unrestricted access at all times. During the proposed period of closure, an approved traffic management plan will provide for ordinary vehicular traffic which would otherwise use the roads.
Public Notice Road Closure Bell Block Christmas Parade 2020 01 December 2020 In accordance with the Transport (Vehicular Traffic Road Closure) Regulations 1965, the following roads will be closed to ordinary vehicular traffic to enable local Lions clubs to hold Christmas parades throughout New Plymouth district. Bell Block: from 1pm to 5.30pm on Saturday 5 December. Roads to be closed: Bell Block Court. Tahana Lane. Wynyard Street from Bell Block Court to Murray Street. Chesney Street. Murray Street from Wynyard Street to Nugent Street. Jeffery Lane (service lane). Affected roads: Murray Street from Wynyard Street to Antonia Place, and Antonia Place. (Antonia Place remains open to residents.) Nugent Street between Bell Block Court and Murray Street. The Henwood Road/Pohutukawa Place/Bell Block Court roundabout (one lane only). 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 roads 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.
Public Notice Road Closure Waitara Christmas Parade 2020 01 December 2020 In accordance with the Transport (Vehicular Traffic Road Closure) Regulations 1965, the following roads will be closed to ordinary vehicular traffic to enable local Lions clubs to hold Christmas parades throughout New Plymouth district. Waitara: from 8.30am to midday on Saturday 12 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 adjoining roads: Courthouse and Wrights lanes (service lanes). 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 roads 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.
Alcohol Seletar Renewal and Variation On Licence Application 30 November 2020 SELETAR LIMITED of 165 Coronation Avenue, NEW PLYMOUTH has made an application to the New Plymouth District Licensing Committee for the grant of a Renewal and Variation of Hours On Licence for the premises situated at 37 Devon Street East NEW PLYMOUTH 4310 known as SELETAR. 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 Noon to 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 30 November 2020.
Alcohol Jean Sandel Retirement Village New On Licence Application 29 November 2020 RYMAN HEALTHCARE LIMITED of 92 Russley Road, Russley, CHRISTCHURCH has made an application to the New Plymouth District Licensing Committee for the grant of a New On Licence for the premises situated at 71 Barrett Road NEW PLYMOUTH 4310 known as JEAN SANDEL RETIREMENT VILLAGE. The general nature of the business conducted (or to be conducted) under the licence is a Other Premise not specified- Class 3 On Licence. Days and Hours: Monday to Sunday Noon 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 2020.
News Local Our Work Top 10 Korero kid water Public rank water network upgrades as top investment priority 27 November 2020 More than 9,400 people had their say on what NPDC’s priority work programmes should be over the next decade and how more than $2 billion of public funds should be invested. Called the Top 10 Kōrero which took place over 11 weeks, the public were asked to give feedback on proposed work programmes from Water to Zero Waste, to Tracks and Trails, to the Climate Response to a Marina, to what role NPDC should play in any future Multi-sport hub at the Racecourse. Now the Mayor and Councillors have the huge job of deciding what’s in and what’s out of the draft 10-year plan for further public feedback later this summer, followed by final approval of the plan by the end of June 2021. “Thanks to everyone who contributed to the more than 9000 responses received on options to help shape our community over the next decade. Just like your kids’ Christmas present list for Santa, we can’t do it all and have to balance needs and wants with our collective ability to fund the future through rates. We’re looking to reduce our overheads where possible, pitching projects to Central Government for funding while at the same time realising there has been years of underinvestment in core services like our water and wastewater networks,” says New Plymouth District Mayor Neil Holdom.  “We’ve got some big decisions to make in producing a draft 10-year budget over the next two months and then we’ll run a formal consultation programme to again seek everyone’s views on where we are going as a community before developing the final plan in June 2021.”  The public surveys in the Top 10 Kōrero were targeted at two distinct groups and were designed with independent data experts to ensure they were scientifically robust. One group was to the general public and a second representative group was formed to make sure views reflected the demographic make up of the district. People were asked to rank their investment priorities and fixing the ageing water network came out top in both groups: Representative group 1. Water upgrades 2. Thriving towns and cities 3. Zero Waste 4. Tracks and trails 5. Climate response 6. Covid response 7. Multi-sport hub 8. A marina 9. Let’s Kōrero or public conversations 10. Water meters General public 1. Water upgrades 2. Multi-sport hub 3. Thriving towns and cities 4. Tracks and trails 5. Zero Waste 6. Climate response 7. Covid response 8. A marina 9. Let's Kōrero or public conversation 10. Water meters In more detail, the representative group was more likely to pay a small rates increase (or less likely to oppose a rates increase) for the following six work programmes: Zero Waste Tracks and trails A multi-sport hub Thriving towns and cities Covid response Water upgrades. In more detail, the general public was more likely to pay a small rates increase (or less likely to oppose a rates increase) for the following six work programmes: A multi-sport hub Extending tracks and trails Thriving towns and cities Water upgrades Zero Waste A marina. Other key takeaways were: Tracks and trails was the service with the highest overall level of satisfaction. The most feedback on any single issue was on a potential multi-sport hub with around 1,500 responses. There was an unwillingness to pay a medium or large rates increase. Water meters and more public conversations were the least favoured options. The full results from the independent data company are available here on newplymouthnz.com.
Alcohol Fitzroy Bowling Club Renewal Club Licence Application 26 November 2020 FITZROY BOWLING CLUB INCORPORATED of 2 Baring Terrace, Strandon, 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 2 Baring Terrace STRANDON, NEW PLYMOUTH 4312 known as FITZROY BOWLING 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: Monday to Friday 8am to 10pm Saturday, Sunday, Public Holidays 8am to 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 27 November 2020.
News Events and Exhibitions Local Santa for Christmas Parade story Enjoy the festive fun at the Santa parade party 26 November 2020 New Plymouth’s annual Christmas Parade Party is shaping up to be a car-free cracker with free buses to and from the city centre and a ho host of music and entertainment from Zeal Taranaki. NPDC will be making the central city a family-friendly pedestrian zone on Saturday 28 November and Taranaki Regional Council is providing free buses all day. The party kicks off at 11am with carnival-style games, including a Santa sprint, plus Christmas crafts and live performances on the Zeal stage at party central in the Huatoki Plaza, before the New Plymouth Central Lions putting on the main feature, the annual Christmas Parade, from 1pm. “Santa Claus is coming to town and he knows it’d be extra good of everyone to shop local this Christmas, so leave the car at home, grab a coffee and a bite to eat and check out the stocking-fillers at our awesome local retailers while you join the fun and take in the sounds at the Christmas Parade Party,” says NPDC Spokesperson Jacqueline Baker. Free buses will run from all New Plymouth suburbs plus Bell Block, Waitara, Ōākura and Ōmata and the timetableis on the TRC website. “Oh what fun it is to ride a free bus to the Christmas Parade Party, forget the parking and traffic hassles, especially if you’ve never used the buses before,” says TRC Transport Services Manager Chris Clarke. Santa’s cavalcade will take a circuit route again this year, starting at the Clock Tower and moving east along Devon Street, turning left down Liardet Street and heading back down Gill Street/Ariki Street back to the start. For those wanting to continue the party, the Indian community will be serving up an extra dose of the festive spirit with the annual Diwali festival at the TSB Stadium from 4.30pm.
News Public Notice huatoki in flood Severe Weather 26 November 2020 Thursday 26 November 11am update: Our crews are continuing to clean up around the District after yesterday’s severe rainfall. We received more than 700 phone calls around weather related issues to our hotline yesterday. Warning signs have put in place at the Kurapete Stream and Everett Park near Inglewood, after the Inglewood wastewater settling pond began overflowing. Please do not swim or gather kai from any areas with warning signs in place. This morning, our wastewater pump stations are back to normal operation and we’re continuing to watch them closely as more rain falls. There are no closed roads but we are working on cleaning up slips and seal damage. A heavy rain watch remains in place until mid-afternoon today. Please continue to drive safely if you are out on the roads. Wednesday 25 November 4:30pm update About 80 millimetres of rain fell in five hours in central New Plymouth today which overwhelmed the city’s water network. This downpour also impacted Inglewood but Waitara and Bell Block largely escaped the deluge. Sewage overflows and flooding at various pump stations from this morning, are now under control. There will be an investigation into these overflows. There are public warnings in place from Ngāmotu beach through to Bell Block beaches. Please do not swim or eat kai from these areas and warning signs have been put up. We have crews on the ground, to tidy up any rain related debris or drainage issues. We’ll continue to keep a close eye on the situation overnight, and we have people on standby in case we experience further extreme rainfall. Please continue to drive safely and remember to not swim or eat kai from some waterways. Investment in our ageing water network is a key consideration in our next 10-Year Plan and will help ensure our system can perform during severe weather events like this. 12pm update A severe weather event has resulted in surface flooding and sewerage overflows around some parts of the District. Residents are urged to slow down, take care and drive to the conditions and to not swim or collect kai from some waterways. Our emergency response team has been mobilised and public health warnings signs will be put up. We have crews on the ground, to tidy up any rain related debris or drainage issues. More heavy rain is forecast for today and overnight. Investment in our ageing water network is a key consideration for our next 10-Year Plan and will help ensure our system can perform during severe weather events like this. Closed roads Huatoki Plaza by the river and the Puke Ariki under pass in central New Plymouth are closed. This will be re-evaluated at 8am tomorrow. Calvert road in Moturoa is closed. Brougham St is about to be closed. Egmont Road between Katere and Henwood roads, please take care. Sewerage overflows There is a sewage overflow into a stormwater drain on Konini Street, Inglewood. Ngāmotu beach pump station is overflowing. Te Henui pump station is overflowing, please keep clear of East End and Fitzroy beaches. Huatoki pump station has overflowed. All Waitara wastewater is going into storage. Glen Avon, the river is coming into the pump station. Our historic Wastewater Treatment Plant is in overdrive, pumping around 1,300 litres a second and operating to its maximum capacity but coping.
News Local Sensors Parking sensors deactivated 25 November 2020 We’re deactivating 440 of our 1600 parking sensors because of a malfunction. A technical glitch means we can’t guarantee the sensors’ batteries are working as they should. So we’re deactivating them as a precautionary measure in the interest of public safety. After the first malfunction earlier this month the supplier replaced 62 sensors. We had a second incident of a similar nature earlier this week. We’ll be working hard to make sure the supplier covers the cost of these incidents. The parking rules are still the same and our parking team will still be out checking. Thanks for backing local businesses and please keep feeding the meter and watching the time limits.
Alcohol Top Town New Plymouth Application 25 November 2020 EVENT CINEMAS NOMINEES LIMITED of 123 Devon Street East 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 123 Devon Street East NEW PLYMOUTH 4310 known as TOP TOWN NEW PLYMOUTH. The general nature of the business conducted (or to be conducted) under the licence is a Theatres - On Licence. Days and Hours: Monday to Sunday 9am 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 25 November 2020
Public Notice Road Closure Crowded House Bikes BBQs and Hot Cars Events 25 November 2020 In accordance with the Transport (Vehicular Traffic Road Closure) Regulations 1965, the following road will be closed to ordinary vehicular traffic to enable Crowded House Bar & Eatery to conduct the Bike, BBQs & Hot Cars event. Date and period of closure: from 5.30pm to 11pm Thursday 26 November 2020. 17 December 2020. 28 January 2021. 11 February 2021. 18 February 2021 Road to be closed: Devon Street East between Liardet and Gover streets. 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 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.
Alcohol ARBORIO N P LIMITED Application 24 November 2020 ARBORIO N.P. LIMITED of Puke Ariki, St Aubyn 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 16 Ariki Street NEW PLYMOUTH 4310 known as ARBORIO RESTAURANT & BAR. 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 8am 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 25 November 2020
News Public Notice Urenui Water Restored in Urenui 21 November 2020 We have fixed a water pipe that burst in Urenui yesterday, and water has been restored to all affected homes. Its believed a contractor drilled through the water pipe in Urenui yesterday afternoon, in Takiroa street and a full investigation is underway. We thank residents for their patience while we repaired the pipe. Residents are asked to run an outside tap for a couple of minutes until the water is clear if they find tapwater is discoloured.  We’re currently working on what our priority work programmes should be for our next 10-Year Plan (2021-2031) and if we should invest up to $300 million in improving our ageing water infrastructure.
News Local Our Work Sam Tyson Boof fan NPDC slashing fees helps building sector Get Back on its Feet 20 November 2020 A new record for building consents in the July to September quarter has been set as NPDC’s $20 million Back On Our Feet Covid stimulus measures help to keep the building sector humming. There was a 28% rise in the number of building consents lodged with 600 applications in July to September this year compared with 432 for the same time last year. Some 277 applicants benefited from the axing of fees to the tune of $150k as part of the $1.3m package to cut the cost of doing business. Figures for last month also show the highest ever total value of proposed building works at nearly $77m compared to an average monthly figure of around $28m in 2019.  New Plymouth District Mayor Neil Holdom said there had been a lot of positive feedback from a range of local businesses about the cuts in fees and charges. “We listened to nearly 1,000 pieces of public feedback before finalising our Back On Our Feet package as we wanted to help as much as possible and support the Central Government led stimulus. These buoyant building consent figures show businesses are getting back to work and we’re thrilled to have helped more than 270 local firms as we continue the Covid fight,” says Mayor Holdom. Climate and Plumbing managing director Sam Tyson says the cut in fees has helped them get a number of jobs over the line and they were even using the reduced fees as a sales tool. “Cutting the fees has been a boost for the company and has certainly helped the wood fires side of our business. We’re encouraging people to act now while the fees are waived. Combined with the Home Energy Scheme, the Council’s measures are great news to help with the economic recovery,” says Sam. As well as the cuts in fees and charges, NPDC’s $20 million Back On Our Feet package includes: $8m in rates relief with the deferment of payments for six months or a year. $7.5m to expand the Home Energy Scheme, providing work for tradies to make residents’ homes warmer and greener. $450,000 in extra funding for grassroots groups. $165,000 for small and medium businesses via Venture Taranaki SME grant. $90,000 community and commercial rent relief. $50,000 to help buildings owners keep main street properties looking good. Continuing to ‘Buy local’ and giving Taranaki contractors and suppliers an advantage when bidding for NPDC works.
News Lifestyle Events and Exhibitions Our Work Reb Fountain Big names lined up for TSB Festival of Lights 19 November 2020 Big-name headline artists are set to make this summer’s entertainment programme at NPDC’s TSB Festival of Lights the best yet – and punters can see them all for free! There’s something for everyone on Pukekura Park’s two stages with a line-up featuring classic Kiwi artists The Warratahs and The Chills, headline acts Reb Fountain, The Butlers and Sola Rosa and the best of local talent with 24 Taranaki bands to entertain festival-goers.  The Warratahs kick-off the festival on 19 December on what will be a special opening night of the lights spectacular. The Kiwi legends will be playing all their classic tunes as well as a guest appearance from founder member and accordion supremo Alan Normal. This year’s Summer at the Bowl starts on 9 January with top live band L.A.B while classical/electronic dance music collaboration Synthony hits the TSB Bowl of Brooklands on 23 January. Complementary festival artists have been scheduled for the night before the big gigs with The Butlers and Sonic Delusion on 8 January and crowd-favourites The Slacks on 22 January.  And the Powerco Lights Up The Night on New Year’s Eve features four great live acts including Sola Rosa and a set from DJ Noncharlet so festival-goers can see in 2021 in style with their mates and loved ones. Group Manager Community and Customer Services Teresa Turner says NPDC has pulled out all the stops this summer and put together a stellar line-up that will rock the park. “It’s incredible to think festival-goers will get to see and enjoy some huge names this summer and it’s all for free. The quality is incredible, catering for all tastes, and we think Kiwis will be flocking to our region to enjoy the entertainment while locals have a great excuse for a Taranaki staycation,” says Ms Turner. “We’re Building a Lifestyle Capital here in our district and a big part of this is putting on fabulous community events we can all enjoy. I can’t wait for 19 December and to get a good possie to sit back and enjoy The Warratahs.” To enjoy a preview of the talent on show this summer, head to Spotify and search for TSB Festival of Lights to find playlists for December and January. A full list of what’s on can be found at festivaloflights.nz/whats-on and look out for the festival brochure as well. Festival entertainment fast facts The Warratahs get the festival entertainment programme started on 19 December at 8.30pm on the Hatchery Lawn. The Chills have played gigs in 39 countries since forming in Dunedin in 1980. WOMAD favourite Reb Fountain was shortlisted in 2020 for NZ’s premier song writing award, the APRA Silver Scroll. Sola Rosa features 10 musicians.
Public Notice Road Closure Americarna Inglewood First Public Notice 18 November 2020 Inglewood First Trust has requested the closure of the following roads to conduct the Americarna Car Display. Date and period of closure: from 1pm to 9.30pm on Thursday 25 February 2021. Roads to be closed: Matai Street from Brookes to Rata streets. Cutfield Street from Brookes to Carrington streets. Kelly Street from Matai to Brown streets. Richmond Street from Rata to Carrington streets. Rata Street from Brown to Moa streets. The application is being considered under the Transport (Vehicular Traffic Road Closure) Regulations 1965. Submissions to the closure should reach New Plymouth District Council by 4pm on 4 December 2020. 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. Emergency vehicles will have unrestricted access at all times. During the proposed period of closure, an approved traffic management plan will provide for ordinary vehicular traffic which would otherwise use the roads.