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MAY 6 - 2014

KAIPARA LIFESTYLER

Carvings mark community gardens

Views heard on Annual Plan  by Colin Patterson

Kaipara District commissioners heard public submissions on the council’s draft Annual Plan for 2014/15 last week as public hearings took place in Maungaturoto, Dargaville and Mangawhai.

 Stephen Oliver and Violet Hutchinson from the Community Probation Service unveil one of two restored carvings outside the Te Kopuru Community Garden

supplied much of the labour. The offenders also restored two carvings that were rescued from a local drain, under the watchful eye of kaumatua and master carver Jim Te Tuhi. Among the plants growing in the garden are rhubarb, lettuces, potatoes, strawberries, beans, silver beet and passion fruit. 

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Among the submitters, Pene McKenzie from the Dargaville Museum urged commissioners to reconsider the classification of the Lighthouse Function Centre as a commercial facility. Its current classification meant it was unable to apply for funding for essential maintenance, such as replacing the lino in the kitchen. Kelvin Windsor representing Ratepayers of Te Kopuru urged commissioners to cancel a planned 6% rates hike in the town to fund urgent maintenance on its sewerage scheme. He said the rates rise would create a huge burden on the town’s low-income families, while residents had already paid for their sewerage scheme through

a targeted rate since it was built in 1980. Local resident Graham Jones said the Kauri Coast Community Pool was a white elephant costing the council $250,000 a year, even though its original business case said it would operate at no cost to ratepayers. He also criticised the council for resealing Hokianga Rd three times in two years, and for building a water storage dam for Dargaville but then being unwilling to spend $2 million on a pipeline to pipe the water to the town. The three commissioners meet again on May 27. The Annual Plan is then scheduled to be formally adopted before the start of the next financial year on July 1. 

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 Commissioners John Robertson, Peter Winder and Richard Booth listen to submissions in Dargaville

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Te Kopuru residents and staff from the Community Probation Service came together last week to unveil carvings and celebrate the official opening of Te Kopuru’s community garden. It was established as an initiative of local residents led by Clara Hutchinson. Most seeds were donated while offenders on community probation

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