WDC Mayoral News

Published: 12 Dec 2017


Wise Water Usage for Summer

The predictions are for a long hot summer, so Council is asking residents on the Waimate Urban Water Supply to be water wise. We recommend timers on sprinklers and supervised hosing in the morning and evenings. Please check to see if your taps, toilet cisterns and hoses are not leaking or left running overnight.  If you do have leaks please repair them.

If you notice a water leak in the public area such as the berm or road, please ring 03 689 0000.Thanks for your cooperation.

Citizenship Ceremony

On Tuesday I had the pleasure of conducting the Citizenship Ceremony of Laney Stanistreet (British) and Ionut Apafi (Romanian). The ceremony was made even more special with the appearance of the Waimate High School’s Kapa Haka group who performed a Waiata and led us in the National Anthem. Both of these new citizens are already well involved and settled into our community. I congratulate them on their decision to become New Zealand citizens.

Christmas Gift Collection for Children

Mayoress Lyn and I have been overwhelmed by the generosity of our community for this initiative. Representatives of the Salvation Army will be collecting the gifts today. They will be given out to selected families in the Waimate District. On behalf of Lyn, I thank you for your kindness for those less fortunate.

Christmas in the Park / Community Christmas Tree

I would like to take this opportunity to encourage the residents of the Waimate District to attend this popular annual event on Monday 18 December in Seddon Square. One of the highlights this year will be the ‘turning on’ of the lights of the new Community Christmas Tree.  I hope to see you there.

Dates to Note

On Wednesday 13 December 2017, from 11.00am to 12.00pm, I will be available to the public in my office at Council. If you have any matters to discuss please come in and have a chat.

Our final Council meeting for 2017 is scheduled for Tuesday 19 December 2017, starting at a later time of 1.00pm with Public Forum. Members of the public are most welcome.

Craig Rowley