Mayoral News - February 2018

Published: 07 Mar 2018

Mayoral News 

from the

Waimate District Council

Norman Kirk Memorial Swimming Pool Party

We estimated 200 children and adults attended the recent ‘Pool Party’ where we launched our new ‘pool toy’ – the massive floating crocodile that was generously partially donated by the Morven Recreation Reserves Management Committee. While I was unable to attend, the Mayoress, Deputy Mayor, our Chief Executive and some staff were kept busy on the barbeque feeding hungry youngsters.

Ex Cyclone Gaita

Fortunately our district came off with less damage than many other districts from flooding caused by ex Cyclone Gita. We did have widespread scouring over our roading network and this repair work (estimated at around $30,000) will be incorporated into our maintenance programme over the next few weeks.

Citizenship Ceremony

At our Council meeting last Tuesday I had the pleasure of conducting the Citizenship Ceremony of ten new citizens to the Waimate District. Congratulations to Robert and Carolyn Gibson (Australian nationality), Julie Simpson and Sally Anne Boyd (British nationality), Catharina Engelina de Paauw-Fontein (Dutch nationality) and Anthony, Amanda, Matthew, Taegyn, Sarah Hedgcock (South African nationality). It was interesting to hear from them how they are enjoying living in our district and I wish them all the best for their future as New Zealand citizens. We also had the pleasure of having the senior members of St Patrick’s School Choir to lead us in the National Anthem and they performed their school song for us which added to this special ceremony.

Upcoming Meetings – 2018

Monday 12 March 2018 Audit and Risk Committee meeting, commencing at 9.00am.

Tuesday 13 March 2018 Community Services and Development Committee, District Infrastructure Committee and Environmental Services and Finance Committee meetings, commencing at 9.30am after Public Forum.

Mayor Craig Rowley