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News Our Work Flooding at Bromley Place Flooding fades into history with NPDC stormwater work 24 September 2021 More than a quarter of century ago, young Tahu Kotua sat on his letter box to survey the flood waters that had risen around his family home in New Plymouth’s Bromley Place after days of torrential rain. He was captured in an iconic photograph that ran on the Taranaki Daily News under the headline The Big Wet in April 1995. It’s a scene that NPDC is working to confine to the history books with a major overhaul the neighbourhood’s stormwater system to stop flooding after heavy rain, a problem that goes back many years. “This is one example of how our $248 million investment to Fix the Plumbing over the next 10 years will make life better for our residents. Flood waters in recent years have washed away recycling wheelie bins and caused a flooding hazard for cars and nearby homes in Bromley Place,” said NPDC Three Waters Manager Mark Hall. Flood control work on the Waimea Stream since the photo was taken has helped prevent the worst of the flooding. The new work will fix the remaining issues with five “megapits”, which can drain up to 25 times more water than a normal stormwater pit. These will drain off stormwater into pipes, which at 650mm in diameter are almost twice the size of the old pipes to channel it through the Bromley Place Reserve to the Waimea Stream. Work started in April and is due to be finished in early October and being held up for two weeks during the latest Covid lockdown. “We’d like to thank residents in the area for bearing with us while we’ve been working to fix this longstanding problem once and for all,” said Mr Hall.
Public Notice Road Closure Temporary Road Closure Americarna Friday Cruise Event 23 September 2021 Taranaki Vehicle Events Trust has requested the closure of the following roads to conduct two Americarna events. Americarna – Friday Night Cruise Date and period of closure: from 4pm to 9.30pm on Friday 25 February 2022. Roads to be closed Devon Street from Eliot to Robe streets. Egmont Street from Devon Street West to St Aubyn Street. King Street from Egmont to Brougham streets. Brougham Street from Powderham to Ariki streets Currie Street from Powderham to Gill streets Liardet Street from Courtenay to Gill streets. Gover Street from Courtney to Gill 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 6 October 2021. 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
Events and Exhibitions Public Notice Road Closure Temporary Road Closures AmeriCARnival 2022 23 September 2021 Taranaki Vehicle Events Trust has requested the closure of the following roads to conduct two Americarna events. Saturday Americarnival Date and period of closure: from 7am tp 4pm on Saturday 26 February 2022. Roads to be closed Devon Street West from Gover to Robe streets. Egmont Street from Devon Street West to King Street. King Street from Egmont to Brougham streets. Brougham Street from Powderham to Ariki streets. Currie Street from Powderham to Gill streets. Liardet Street from Courtenay to Gill 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 6 October 2021. 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 Leg - Americarna Event Temporary Road Closure 22 September 2021 Inglewood First Trust has requested the closure of the following roads to conduct the Americarna – Inglewood Leg event. Date and period of closure: from 1pm to 9.30pm on Thursday 24 February 2022. 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 (by the fire station). 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 Wednesday 6 October 2021. 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 International Vintage Car Festival Inglewood Temporary Road Closure 22 September 2021 Inglewood First Trust has requested the closure of the following roads to conduct the Vero International Festival of Vintage Cars event. Date and period of closure: from 1pm to 9.30pm on Thursday 20 January 2022. 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 (by fire the station). 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 Wednesday 6 October 2021. 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.
News covid stay home symbol Covid Alert level 2: Latest Update 20 September 2021 Current situation • There are 19 new community cases of Delta in Auckland and 3 in the Northern Waikato area, making a total of 1,071 in Aotearoa. • After the Government’s review of alert levels today (20 September), Auckland will move to Alert Level 3 at 11.59pm tomorrow for at least two weeks.  • Part of the Northern Waikato (Hauraki) area will go into a Level 4-type lockdown for five days. • Taranaki and the rest of Aotearoa remain in Alert Level 2. • The government will review these Alert Levels on Monday 4 October. • There are no Delta cases in Taranaki or locations of interest. • Gathering of up to 100 people will now be allowed at Alert Level 2, with Delta safety rules in place. NPDC at Level 2 • In Level 2, most of our facilities are open with restrictions on customer numbers and sticking to the Delta safety rules. • Visitors to our venues must scan or sign in, wear a mask and keep 2 metres social distancing. • Thanks for being patient and respecting our staff who are doing their best to keep everyone safe. What’s open: • Our customer centre (Civic Centre) on Liardet Street, New Plymouth. • Puke Ariki museum and library, and our libraries and customer centres at Inglewood, Waitara, Bell Block and Ōākura. • Todd Energy Aquatic Centre main pool and fitness centre. • Govett-Brewster Art Gallery. • The TSB Showplace ticket box. • Brooklands Zoo. • TSB Stadium is closed for casual use at Level 2.  • Please call us 06 759 6060 or email us on enquiries@npdc.govt.nz if you have any queries. NB there are more specific details for each facility below. Puke Ariki and libraries • Puke Ariki museum and library, and our libraries and customer centres at Inglewood, Waitara, Bell Block and Ōākura are open. • We’re managing visitor numbers so we can stick to the social distancing rules. • The Mobile Library will not be running in Level 2. • We’re running our housebound delivery service in Alert Level 2. • All public programmes and events, including Justice of the Peace sessions, at the museum and libraries are cancelled in Level 2. • We’ve closed off the high-touch equipment and displays in Level 2. • Check out what’s available online here Events • We’re reviewing upcoming events at NPDC venues. • TSB Stadium will be closed for casual use in Level 2. • The TSB Showplace ticket box is open. • Check the NPDC website or NPDC or HelloNP Facebook pages for the latest information. Parks, playgrounds and Brooklands Zoo • Brooklands Zoo is open. • The walk-through aviary and the barn remain closed in Level 2. • Keeper Talks and other public programmes are cancelled. • Please follow the direction signs at entrances and exits.  • All walkways, parks, playgrounds and public toilets are open. Pools • Todd Energy Aquatic Centre main pool and fitness centre are open. • The pool will open for squad and lane swimming and aqua-jogging only in Level 2. • The tots pool, spa pool, hydroslides and sauna remain closed. • Bookings will be required for swimming and restrictions will be in place. Govett-Brewster Art Gallery/Len Lye Centre • The Gallery is open. • We will have fewer films showing in the cinema and admission numbers will be limited. • Public and education programmes are cancelled in Level 2. Rates • If you can’t pay your rates, we can help with a personalised repayment plan. • If you’re due a rates rebate, you can get it for the full year if you apply by 30 June next year. Rules at Alert Level 2 • Everyone must scan or sign in. • Everyone must wear a mask. • Gathering of up to 100 people will now be allowed at Alert Level 2, with Delta safety rules in place.  • Keep working from home if you can. • Keep your distance from people. • Wash your hands. • If you have cold-like symptoms, get a Covid test. • For the latest NPDC operational updates • For all the latest updates check out the Covid 19 website • If you’re feeling unwell or need medical advice, call Healthline on 0800 611 116 anytime.
Alcohol Mountainside Bar and Restaurant New On Licence Application 19 September 2021 WEST CLOUD GROUP LIMITED of 111 Mangorei Road, MERRILANDS, NEW PLYMOUTH 4312 has made an application to the New Plymouth District Licensing Committee for the grant of a New On Licence for the premises situated at 54 Gill Street NEW PLYMOUTH 4310 known as MOUNTAINSIDE BAR AND RESTAURANT. The general nature of the business conducted (or to be conducted) under the licence is a Restaurant - Class 2 On Licence. Days and Hours: Monday to Sunday 8am to 12midnight 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 20 September 2021
Alcohol Fern Lodge Renewal and Variation of Hours Off Licence Application 19 September 2021 RAILWAY HOTEL INGLEWOOD LIMITED of 40 Matai Street, INGLEWOOD 4330 has made an application to the New Plymouth District Licensing Committee for the grant of a Renewal and Variation of Hours Off Licence for the premises situated at 40 Matai Street INGLEWOOD 4330 known as FERN LODGE. The general nature of the business conducted (or to be conducted) under the licence is a Hotel accommodation Hotel - Off Licence Hotel. Days and Hours: Monday to Saturday 9am to 9.30pm Sunday 10am 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 20 September 2021
Alcohol Three Sisters Brewery New Off licence Application 16 September 2021 THREE SISTERS BREWERY LIMITED of 87 Devon Street West, 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 89 Devon Street West NEW PLYMOUTH 4310 known as THREE SISTERS BREWERY. 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 11am 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 17 September 2021
Alcohol Super Liquor New Plymouth Renewal Off licence Application 16 September 2021 WILSON LIQUOR GROUP LIMITED of 40 Leach Street, NEW PLYMOUTH has made an application to the New Plymouth District Licensing Committee for the grant of a Renewal Off Licence for the premises situated at 40 Leach Street NEW PLYMOUTH 4310 known as SUPER LIQUOR NEW PLYMOUTH. 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 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 17 September 2021
News Our Work Three Waters Press Release 15 September NPDC to discuss Central Government’s Three Waters Reforms at Public Meeting 15 September 2021 New Plymouth District’s Mayor and Councillors are set to consider feedback on proposed Three Waters reforms at a public meeting next week. Under the Central Government proposal, responsibility for the delivery of New Zealand’s drinking water, wastewater and storm water services shift from 67 councils to four publicly-owned Water Service Entities (WSE). NPDC would join a WSE serving 800,000 people spanning across Waikato, Bay of Plenty, Taranaki, as well as Whanganui, Ruapehu and Rangitikei. While the councils will be written into law as owners of the assets under the proposal, they will not be financial shareholders. Instead, all financial aspects will be managed by a Governance board. NPDC will get at least $31.5 million from a $2.8 billion fund the Government has established to help implement the changes and offset costs incurred. A report to an extraordinary council meeting on Wednesday 21 September, will outline what is being proposed under the reforms and what it means for the district. A draft feedback document to the Government will also be considered. “It’s important to understand the Three Waters reforms are a Central Government proposal and Council is not the decision maker. We have been asked for our feedback on how to make this proposal better, not whether we will be part of the reforms or not. The Council has approached the 8 week period that we have been provided, with an open mind while we work through a large amount of information,” says NPDC Chief Executive Craig Stevenson. Like other Councils across New Zealand, NPDC has until the end of September to consider the impact of the reforms, seek clarification from Department of Internal Affairs (DIA) and provide feedback to Central Government. The Mayor and Councillors will consider a comprehensive report which suggests the following feedback: • That the Governance structure and its ownership model is changed so the entities become co-operatives owned by residents and shareholders would also elect community representatives. • That further consideration be given to how to ensure iwi and hapū are involved in the governance of networks within their rohe. • That territorial authorities identify strategic priorities in their existing 10-Year Plan and that the entities be bound to undertake these projects for the first seven years. • That further protections against privatisation be put in place. • That the Government excludes storm water networks from the proposal and these assets stay in the control of territorial authorities.  • That all water staff continued to be employed in their same roles, location and with the same pay while asking the Government to invest in WITT to become a Three Waters workforce training centre. • That Government undertake a more detailed assessment of stranded overheads to ensure they are appropriately funded in the ‘no worse off’ package offered.  The feedback also stresses the importance of the Government engaging with communities as the owner of water assets. More information can be found on our website.
Alcohol Woodleigh Sports and Social Club New Club Licence Application 14 September 2021 WOODLEIGH SPORTS & SOCIAL CLUB INCORPORATED of 43 Fernleigh Street, NEW PLYMOUTH 4310 has made an application to the New Plymouth District Licensing Committee for the grant of a New Club Licence for the premises situated at 43 Fernleigh Street NEW PLYMOUTH 4310 known as WOODLEIGH SPORTS & SOCIAL 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 Thursday 5pm to 10pm Friday 5pm to 11pm Saturday 12noon to 12midnight Sunday 12noon 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 15 September 2021
Alcohol State Pasta New On Licence Application 14 September 2021 STATE HOLDINGS LIMITED of 162 Devon Street East, NEW PLYMOUTH has made an application to the New Plymouth District Licensing Committee for the grant of a New On Licence for the premises situated at 162 Devon Street East NEW PLYMOUTH 4310 known as STATE PASTA. 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 2am the following day Sunday 8am to 12midnight 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 15 September 2021
Alcohol Toret Cucina Italiana Oakura Renewal On Licence Application 12 September 2021 BORGOFRANCO LIMITED of 43 Cumming Street, OKATO 4335 has made an application to the New Plymouth District Licensing Committee for the grant of a Renewal On Licence for the premises situated at 1151 South Road OAKURA 4314 known as TORET - CUCINA ITALIANA. 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 11.30am 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 13 September 2021
News Coastal Walkway District's nest egg rides global recovery wave to a record high to offset rates 10 September 2021 The Covid economic recovery has powered New Plymouth District Council’s (NPDC) nest egg to a record high that will help lighten the load for ratepayers for years to come. “The global economic recovery, especially the huge stimulus in the United States, has helped our Perpetual Investment Fund (PIF) to go gangbusters. It shot up almost 20% over the 2020/2021 financial year to finish at a record $346 million at the end of June. The PIF is a gift from past generations that offsets rates today and will continue to do so in the future – reducing the district rate bill by $9 million in the last financial year – and it helps us to invest to build a Sustainable Lifestyle Capital,” says New Plymouth District Mayor Neil Holdom. The PIF supports NPDC’s strong financial performance and reflects sound financial management which contributed to international ratings agency S&P Global boosting long-term rating from AA to AA+, the highest possible rating for local government in New Zealand, earlier this year. The PIF will bolster NPDC’s investments and our $3billion work programme over the next decade, including $248 million to Fix the Plumbing and bring our drinking water, sewerage and storm water networks up to scratch, as well as $40 million to Pay it Forward for our kids with a multi-purpose hub and about $36 million to Green our Place including extending the Coastal Walkway from Bell Block to Waitara. Fast Facts: The PIF has paid NPDC more than $238 million since 2004, including $9.1 million in the last financial year. NPDC created the PIF in 2004 with about $260 million from the sale of its shareholding in Powerco. The New Plymouth PIF Guardians Limited was set up in 2017 and is a council-controlled organisation. In 2017, management of the PIF was outsourced to Mercer. Release payments from PIF are used to offset rates and keep rises down. NPDC manages assets, including the PIF, worth $3.5 billion, runs 16 businesses and has an annual operating budget of about $177 million.
News Local People Natalie News Story Inglewood pensioner's Australian connection kept groceries coming in lockdown 07 September 2021 Wanting to avoid lockdown shopping at the local supermarket and not being on the internet, one NPDC Housing for the Elderly resident found another way to get her groceries – via Australia. Inglewood woman Natalie McDermott, 73, phones her shopping list to her Sydney-based son, Sean, and he places delivery orders online with a supermarket in New Plymouth. “It’s great because he’s working from home so we get to keep in touch on the phone. I get to speak to the grandkids and while we’re chatting he sets up my order with Countdown so they can deliver it,” says Natalie. Her NPDC Housing for the Elderly flat has helped keep her safe and connected during lockdown. “I’ve got everything I need and I can also walk to the dairy every day and buy a paper while getting some exercise,” she says. NPDC Housing Officer Kaye Thorpe has been doing a regular ring-around of tenants to make sure they have what they need and that they’re keeping in touch with friends and whanau. “All our tenants are safe in their bubbles and living independently, but we kept in touch just in case they need help or advice,” says Kaye. “We’ll be resuming our scheduled visits within the safe working rules to check on them in person when we get back to Level 2.” NPDC has 140 bedsits and one-bedroom units to let to elderly tenants in New Plymouth, Bell Block, Inglewood and Waitara. Stay safe in lockdown: For the latest NPDC operational updates visit https://www.newplymouthnz.com/ For all the latest updates check out the Covid 19 website. If you’re feeling unwell or need medical advice, call Healthline on 0800 611 116 anytime. For COVID-19 health advice call 0800 358 5453 anytime.
News Local Kerbside collection image Rubbish service back to normal as Covid lockdown eases in Level 3 30 August 2021 The rubbish collection will return to normal when Taranaki goes into Covid Alert Level 3 tomorrow but most other NPDC services are still restricted. Level 3 is good news for some local businesses but we’re not out of the woods yet and our libraries, pools, playgrounds, customer centres and the Govett-Brewster Art Gallery and Puke Ariki and other public venues will remain closed, says NPDC External Relations Manager Jacqueline Baker. “Taranaki’s been lucky so far but we have to remember Delta is a turbocharged version of Covid. Our staff are busy on the frontline keeping the water pumping, collecting rubbish bins and fixing the roads while sticking to the safety rules. We’re offering virtual programmes at Puke Ariki, the art gallery and our call centre is open to answer your call. We’ll restart everything else as it becomes safe to do so,” she says. From Wednesday, glass bins will be collected fortnightly and food scraps bins weekly, while we keep collecting the red and yellow-top wheelie bins on the usual schedule in Level 3. NPDC staff are working from home where possible so that businesses can hit the ground running at Alert Level 2 but other services building inspections and a limited home delivery service from Puke Ariki Library will return in Level 3. For all NPDC operational updates visit www.newplymouthnz.com For all the latest updates check out the Covid 19 website. If you’re feeling unwell or need medical advice, call Healthline on 0800 611 116 anytime. For COVID-19 health advice call 0800 358 5453 anytime.
News Our Work NPDC Essential Worker From morning coffee to rubbish collection - How we deliver core lockdown services 25 August 2021 Lockdown’s hard but NPDC’s core workers are helping to keep all our bubbles safe and protected by ensuring we can keep putting out the rubbish and are still able to enjoy that morning coffee. “Our staff are working diligently – either at home or at critical facilities – to keep our district going in lockdown. We are following all Alert level 4 rules when doing this essential mahi, whether it’s fixing water pipes, collecting rubbish, keeping the animals fed at Brooklands Zoo or taking your phone calls. That means rostering staff to minimise working together, one person per vehicle and of course masking up,” said NPDC External Relations Manager Jacqueline Baker. As rates are due this week, staff are assuring people who need to pay at the counter that no penalties will apply to unpaid bills until after five working days into Alert Level 2. “Pay your rates online or by direct debit if you can. If you can’t pay online, don’t worry we will not charge the penalty until five working days after the change to lockdown level 2. If you can’t pay or are worried, we can help with a personalised repayment plan,” says Ms Baker. Our public toilets remain open and are being cleaned often so you don’t get caught short when you’re getting your exercise. Behind the scenes, other NPDC staff are working from home so that businesses and tradies can hit the ground running when we come out of lockdown, such as our planning and building inspection teams. For all NPDC operational updates visit newplymouthnz.com. You can find more rates information and details on how to pay at newplymouthnz.com. For all the latest updates check out the Covid 19 website. If you’re feeling unwell or need medical advice, call Healthline on 0800 611 116 anytime. For COVID-19 health advice call 0800 358 5453 anytime.
News Our Work Hauranga Pa $570k path to protect historic pā 17 August 2021 A $570,000 shared path will be built to protect the historic Hauranga Pa site at the Weld Rd Reserve, near Oakura. The Pa site is a culturally significant area protected by Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga, which had raised concerns at the continued damage to the sensitive steep part of the site caused by walkers, cyclists and surfers getting to the beach through the Reserve. The new 100-metre path will let people get to the beach without using the Reserve land. The Mayor and Councillors approved the path at their full council meeting today, subject to protection measures at the Weld Road Pa being completed before work begins on the pathway, and cultural and ecological consideration continue at the site. How many councillors should we have? The public will soon get their say on how many councillors there should be at the next election. The Mayor and Councillors have recommended the number remain at 14 plus the Mayor. Every six years councils must review their make-up with New Plymouth’s review due before next year’s election. There’s also a proposed change with the district divided into four wards: three general wards – a ward covering Oakura/City/Bell Block/rural west (six councillors), a ward covering Waitara/rural north (one councillor), and a ward for Inglewood/rural central (one councillor) - plus a Maori Ward (one councillor). The remaining five councillors would be elected ‘at large’ by voters across the whole district. There will be more public feedback on the proposal and a hearing before the final decision is made in November.  No parking changes for city centre Parking charges will stay unchanged in New Plymouth’s city centre after the Mayor and Councillors voted to not make any changes. The New Plymouth Business and Retail Association, backed by the Taranaki Chamber of Commerce, had asked for the first hour of parking to be free. The one hour free would have cost about $1 million in lost income over three years. To cover that cost it was proposed to extend paid parking until 7pm from Monday to Saturday. But public feedback showed while there was widespread support for the free hour, there was equal opposition to extending the time. Head here for all the details on the meeting.
Alcohol Waitara Soccer Club Renewal Club licence Application 17 August 2021 WAITARA SOCCER CLUB INCORPORATED of 146 Manukorihi Road, WAITARA 4320 has made an application to the New Plymouth District Licensing Committee for the grant of a Renewal Club Licence for the premises situated at 146 Manukorihi Road WAITARA 4320 known as WAITARA SOCCER 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 Thursday 7pm to 11pm Friday 6pm to midnight Saturday 1pm to midnight Sunday 11am to 10pm. You may also inspect the application at the New Plymouth District Council, Liardet Street, New Plymouth. If you would like to object to the application, in accordance with the Act, please write to us within 15 working days of this notice District Licensing Committee at Private Bag 2025, New Plymouth 4342. This publication was made on 17 August 2021