Wednesday, 1 August 2012
Manawatu District leads the way
MANAWATU District Council is leading the way as the territorial authority in the Manawatu-Wanganui region with the most participants so far for the New Zealand Shakeout exercise next month.
Nearly 11,800 district participants have already registered for New Zealand's biggest earthquake drill at 9.26am on September 26.
Business winner rapt for others
MANAWATU District Deputy Mayor Matt Bell diverts much of the kudos for the selection of Focal Point Cinema as the Supreme Award winner in the 2012 Feilding Excellence in Business Awards towards his wife, Julie, and the company’s staff.
Wednesday, 25 July 2012
Sewer and water main works
WORK has started on the installation of replacement sewer and water mains in the Stafford Street and Monckton Street areas of Feilding.
"Letting one's hair down"
AN eclectic collection of popular expressions and sayings were presented by favourite New Zealand wordsmith Max Cryer at a lunchtime session in the Feilding Public Library last week.
Female kereru arrive at aviary
TWO female New Zealand wood pigeons (kereru) are new residents at the Kowhai Park aviary in Feilding and lifted hopes for a successful breeding programme.
Wednesday, 18 July 2012
Hectic homecoming for Smith
EXCITED youngsters, playing colleagues and former hairdressing clients were among the crowds who ensured a memorable homecoming for Feilding’s latest All Black, Aaron Smith, last Friday.
Wednesday, 11 July 2012
Warm welcome expected for AB
FEILDING’S hottest rugby ticket, Aaron Smith, is to be welcomed home this Friday, July 13.
Wordsmith to "spill the beans"
AN audience with well known New Zealand broadcaster, entertainer and wordsmith Max Cryer next week will bookend a busy period for users of the Feilding Public Library.
Trust secures project's funding
MANAWATU Community Trust has been successful in securing funding from the Department of Internal Affairs for a three-year community development project.
Wednesday, 4 July 2012
Ward name changes proposed
MANAWATU District Council is inviting residents to comment on proposed name changes for two wards in its representation arrangements for the 2013 local body elections.
Totara Park control finalised
FULL control and management of Totara Reserve Regional Park, the popular recreational attraction in the Pohangina Valley and managed by Manawatu District Council for more than 20 years, has been transferred to Horizons Regional Council.
Hall memories shared
MEMORIES were shared and friendships rekindled when more than 60 people enjoyed the Waituna West Hall’s centenary celebrations on Sunday.
Wednesday, 27 June 2012
Waituna West Hall turns 100
WAITUNA West Hall’s century-long service to its community is to be recognised this weekend.
Sewerage subsidy approved
A $3.3 million Government subsidy for the Himatangi Beach Community Sewerage Scheme has been approved.
Ellery extends family connection
NEW Manawatu District Councillor Wayne Ellery is extending his family’s local body connection with Feilding and neighbouring areas.
Wednesday, 20 June 2012
Support for pool and park
AN upgrade of Makino Aquatic Centre and restoration of Kitchener Park have been given the green light in Manawatu District Council’s new Long Term Plan.
Deliberations in key areas
DECISIONS in a number of other key areas were made by MDC in its Long Term Plan deliberations.
Outstanding rates reminder
MANAWATU District Council ratepayers are reminded that the rating year closes on 30 June 2012 and that an additional penalty of 10 percent will be added to rates unpaid on that date.
Recycling service gains attention
MANAWATU District Council is urging users of agrichemical plastic containers to take advantage of a free recycling service operating in Feilding.
Wednesday, 13 June 2012
Villages benefit from partnership
SANSON, Rongotea and the northern villages will be the first to benefit from the Manawatu District Council’s community planning programme.
Discharge removal commitment
MANAWATU District Council continues its commitment to removing discharge to the Oroua River during times of low flow, as the resource consent process and plans for significant improvements at the Feilding Wastewater Treatment Plant continue to take shape.
Tuesday, 12 June 2012
Himatangi Beach Community Sewerage Scheme Update
The project team has continued to make significant progress with the Himatangi Beach Community Sewerage Scheme (HBCSS).
Wednesday, 6 June 2012
Praise for beach open day
MANAWATU District Mayor Margaret Kouvelis was “overwhelmed” at the response to a public open day on the Himatangi Beach Community Sewerage Scheme in the village on Saturday.
Building survey's good result
BUILDING owners, builders, developers and designers involved in the Manawatu District Council’s recent Building Services customer survey have rated as “good” the overall service they receive.
Flippaball's appeal on rise
FLIPPABALL is becoming a game of choice at the Makino Aquatic Centre on Friday nights for many Manawatu school children.
Wednesday, 30 May 2012
Submissions respectfully given
WELL-prepared submissions that were respectfully presented impressed Manawatu District Mayor Margaret Kouvelis during last week’s public hearings on the Manawatu District Council’s Draft Long Term Plan 2012/2022.
Tuesday, 29 May 2012
Voters encouraged to respond
ELIGIBLE voters are encouraged to make their vote count in the Manawatu District Council’s Feilding Ward by-election.
Wednesday, 23 May 2012
Steady progress on lagoon
WORK is progressing steadily on the construction of an anaerobic lagoon at the Feilding Wastewater Treatment Plant as a major improvement programme at the Kawakawa Road location gathers momentum.
Voting papers distributed
VOTING papers for the Manawatu District Council’s Feilding Ward by-election were distributed to about 10,000 eligible voters last week, and anyone who has not yet received the form is asked to notify MDC on 323-0000.
Himatangi Scheme Open Day
A PUBLIC open day on the Himatangi Beach Community Sewerage Scheme is to be held in the village early next month.