Nor West News : February 7th 2013
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Photo: ROSEMARY MCLENNAN / UPPER HUTT LEADER By ROSEMARY McLENNAN It has been a flurry of a time for Whenuapai resident Stephanie Noble. The 24-year-old will now strut her fashion style at Ellerslie racecourse after winning the contemporary lady of the carni- val category at the Wellington Cup. The first-time entrant in the Trentham Fashion in the Field competition won a car for a year and a trip to Sydney. She is grateful to her mum Sharon Tier-Noble who designed her successful outfit and hat made of Kiwi-themed fabric featuring birds and plants, with a Japanese kimono influence. Judges Sally-ann Moffat, a for- mer supreme winner, Marion Farrell, the 2012 Prix de Fashion winner at Ellerslie, and Ailie Miller, the milliner who made the hat Bronagh Key wore to the royal wedding, say Miss Noble stood out as the clear winner in the contemporary section. She initially attended races in Tauranga with her mum and their photo was in a competition at The Edge radio station. The Auckland City Hospital clinical pharmacist consequently won airfares and fashion village entry for two to Trentham. Higher rates, fees up for discussion By JAMES IRELAND RATES increases, dog registration fee rises and increasing debt by nearly $1 billion are all part of Auckland Council s Draft Annual Plan out now for public consul- tation. An overall rates increase of 2.9 per cent has been proposed along- side a reduction in the rates decrease available. Last year those whose rates went down could get up to a 5 per cent decrease, but this year that will be reduced to 2.5 per cent. Over the 2013-2014 financial year the council, including council- controlled organisations such as Watercare, will increase its debt from the present $5.74 billion to $6.7b. Dog owners throughout Auck- land may have to fork out an extra $800,000 this year. The standard fee for a dog licence is proposed to be raised from $107 to $121 for the 2013-2014 year and then to $134 for the 2014-2015 year. Those paying for a responsible dog owner licence with a desexed dog could have to pay $55 this year and $60 next year, up from the present $49. The council is looking to stan- dardise and increase the amount of the cost recovered for food premises licence fees up from 63 per cent to 90 per cent spread over five years. This move would save $330,000 in the first year and $2 million a year after five years. An extra $598,000 is to be spent on parks which includes $388,000 for volcanic cone restoration. Waitakere hairdressers could be in for a significant drop in fees if their licence fee drops from $301 to a regionwide fee of $207. Green waste fees for the Waita- kere Transfer Station could be increased from $87.80 a tonne to $95 a tonne, saving ratepayers $36,000 a year. Auckland Tourism, Events and Economic Development would be given an additional $307,000 to fund events and community groups. Go to aucklandcouncil. govt.nz. NEW ADVOCACY AREAS Rodney Local Board chairman Bob Howard says this year's draft local board agreement contains a number of new advocacy areas. They include: The need for more community arts facilities and retention of land at Mill Rd, Helensville The sale of land at Helensville and tree harvesting at Ti Point for Rodney projects The local board's priorities for 2013/2014 include: Enhancing library services Reviewing heating and signage in all halls Enhancing gateways to towns like Waimauku Supporting community events through discretionary funding Implementing job creation and skill development initiatives, starting in Helensville Supporting arts programmes and initiatives Erecting new training lights at sportsfields like Rautawhiri Park Providing opportunities for community-led environmental programmes Implementing the Rodney Local Board Economic Development Plan.
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