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What’s going on in Council – June 17 (bonus)

Firstly, congratulations to Tim Marshall and the Tauawhi team for the success of the Tairawhiti Men’s Awards held on Friday night. I was honoured to be nominated at the first Men’s awards and have enjoyed attending many since. It’s always an amazing occasion. In my opinion, the solid attendance and nominations really affirm the work ...

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What’s going on in Council – June 17

It was such an epic weekend for dance this long weekend. There was strong local representation at the Annual Braemar Competitions here in Gisborne. I saw Creative Stepz and Dancefit Studios to name a few had strong representation. East Coast Dance Crew also took two crews to compete at Project in Tauranga. At it’s essence, ...

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What’s going on in Council – May 17

On Monday I am really looking forward to hitting the pavement with our dog control team to get a practical view on what it’s like for them as staff and see how the service is applied in the community. I’m really vocal on sensible dog control so I was really excited to be invited to ...

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What’s going on in Council – Apr 17

Council’s Future Tairawhiti meeting this Thursday looks like it’s going to be really interesting. We have a paper to endorse Gisborne Holdings Ltd implementing electric charging stations and another about potential minimum standards of property maintenance, however the main subjects I wanted to touch on are flooding, Iwi and the Long Term Plan. The recent ...

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What’s going on in Council – Jan 17

This week our council committees meet and there is a lot on! At Community Development a decision for Tikitiki to get a playground is on the cards. Our Tikitiki whanau have been waiting on our speedy bureaucracy to get itself sorted. It’s go time now. Let’s show the community we are action oriented and get ...

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What’s going on with Wastewater – Dec 16

Wastewater is back again on this council agenda. It’s that important I wanted to write something separate from the what’s going on in council piece. Our Wastewater Treatment Plant currently gets rid of 96% of sediment but there are still large amounts of bugs present in the final product. The 4% left over makes the ...

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What’s going on in Council – Dec 16

This week council has an extremely large agenda with some major decisions ahead. There are 19 decision papers and several public deputations to be made. Amalgamation of Activate Tairāwhiti and Tourism Eastland is on the cards. This has been in the works for over 18 months.  There is importance in having our Tourism and Regional ...

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Enviromental, Planning and Regulation committee stance should be endorsed

CONTRARY to what some may say, Thursday’s sitting at the council should be a relatively uncomplicated affair. There are some things I’m really passionate about like dogs, the Oneroa walkway, Titirangi and the library extension, which should all be relatively straightforward. There is also a recommendation from the Environmental Planning and Regulations committee, the acceptance ...

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ANZAC day commemorations

I had the honour of laying the wreath at the ceremony at Te Karaka. My koro Bob Cookson meant so much to me. He went to war and he raised my mum and her siblings out at Te Karaka. It’s an understatement to say that I felt humbled. Was awesome to hear Uncle Owen Lloyd ...

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