Nor West News : March 15th 2012
www.nor-westnews.co.nz 4 NOR-WEST NEWS, MARCH 15, 2012 NEWS Local Board Agreement putting plans into action The draft Rodney Local Board Agreement 2012-2013 will be available for consultation from 24 February 2012. This document is part of the Auckland Council Draft Long-term Plan 2012-2022 and was developed from the community views and inputs recorded in the Rodney Local Board Plan. The Local Board Agreement includes a number of projects and initiatives, some of which require additional funding. The Rodney Local Board encourages you to lodge a submission in support of these priorities. We want to make sure we are acting in the best interests of our communities and the feedback is essential to support us and the governing body of Auckland Council, says Rodney Local Board Chairman Bob Howard. Major priorities for the Rodney Local Board include bringing funding forward for the planning of the Warkworth Town Hall and continuing to deliver the Warkworth Showgrounds development. Growing our business communities is also very important to the Local Board. We would like to support the community in establishing a business improvement district for Helensville, Kumeu and Huapai and are proposing to implement components of the town centre plans for both Wellsford and Warkworth says Mr Howard. Another priority is to support more community events across the Rodney area and encourage residents to participate in community-led environmental programmes. L - R Thomas Grace, Tracey Martin, John McLean, June Turner, Bob Howard (Chairman), Brenda Steele, James Rolfe, Warren Flaunty. Steven Garner (Deputy Chairman) was absent. Have your say The draft Rodney Local Board Agreement 2012-2013, the Draft Long-term Plan 2012-2022 and the Regional Land Transport Programme are open for submissions from 24 February 2012 and the closing date is 23 March 2012. Visit the Auckland Council website, or your local library or service centre to have your say. Find out more We need your support and input to help us shape a stronger future for our area and to bring these aspirations to life. To view the Rodney Local Board Plan and nd out more about how you can play your part, please contact us. 09 301 0101 www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/rodney email@example.com www.facebook.com/rodneylocalboard 50 Centreway Road, Orewa We want to hear your views on the future of Warkworth Town Hall The 100 year-old Warkworth Town Hall is one of Warkworths key historic buildings and it has played an important part in the history of the area. Since the Rodney Local Board made the safety- rst decision to close the facility due to its failure to meet Building Code requirements, it has been working toward developing the future options for the Town Hall. The Rodney Local Board invites you to join them at the Old Masonic Hall in Warkworth on 16 March 2012 to launch the consultation on the future of the Town Hall. The consultation period will extend until 30 March 2012 and the Local Board are keen to hear your views about the future of this building. Look at the Councils website at www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/ haveyoursay or head to the Warkworth service centre for more information. Picture courtesy of Warkworth Town Hall Advisory Committee. Your voice for Rodney OG_AC0788_ROD Best of Fresh for Less All our fresh fruit and vegetables in store are clearly labelled for country of origin NWN15/3 49-53 Main Road Kumeu (SH16) (between Weza Lane and Access Road) TO WESTGATE KUMEU Main Road, Kumeu (SH16) Waitakere Rd Access Rd Weza Ln 49 We are HERE 49-53 Main Rd Kumeu Ph: 09 412 8549 Buttercup 69¢ea Fresh Ginger $2.99kg Pacific Beauty Apples $1.99bag Royal Gala Apples $1.79kg USA Californian Navel Oranges $1.99kg 2kg Freedom Plums $4.99kg Nashi Pears $2.99kg Large Celery $1.99ea Thailand Starter gate: Daniel Wigmore of Henderson pats sheep as they prepare to race at the Kumeu Show. Top talent: Stilt walkers dazzle the crowds from dizzying heights. By CARYN WIGMORE Visit www.nor-west news.co.nz to see a video and more photos. Pumpkins unfit for a princess Cinderella's fairy godmother would have been disap- pointed at the size of the so- called giant pumpkins at this year's Kumeu show. The Kumeu Agricultural and Horticultural Society was held at the Access Rd showgrounds last weekend. Pumpkins have shrunk this year because of the cooler climates, show manager Beth Tolj says. It hasn't been a very good growing season.'' Justin Franklin's winning pumpkin weighed in at 148.5kg. It was nearly half the size of last year's prizewinning pumpkin which tipped the scales at 345kg. The Kumeu show drew the biggest Saturday crowd in its 90-year history, Mrs Tolj says. But the wet weather kept a lot of people away on Sunday. The Topp Twins wisecracked and sang on stage during the event and presented special awards at the showgrounds. Crowd favourites included the first-time New Zealand Young Farmers' northern region fencing competition, woodchopping, shearing and equestrian events. People flocked to the ani- mal competitions involving pet and exotic animals, cattle, dairy goats, pigs, poultry, sheep and alpacas. The pumpkins, sheep racing, Highland dancing and the Kumeu Brass Band also attracted crowds while thrillseekers revelled in the rides and side shows by Mahons Amusements.
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