Congratulations to the new mayor of Westerkwartier in the Netherlands
A video message from Mayor Richard Kempthorne was shown at the swearing in of the new Mayor of the municipality Westerkwartier in the Netherlands.
The new municipality comes from the amalgamation of Grootegast, Leek, Marum and Zuidhorn. Tasman has a friendly communities relationship with Grootegast.
Mayor van der Tuuk is the first crown-appointed mayor of Westerkwartier. Mayor Kempthorne couldn’t attend the swearing in in person, so instead he recorded a congratulating video message in Dutch, which was shown at the event and watched by 500 people.
Mayor van der Tuuk and Mayor Kempthorne both signed a copy of the friendly communities relationship document in 2017, during the 375th anniversary of the arrival in Golden Bay of Dutch explorer Abel Janszoon Tasman and the first recorded encounter with Maori. The relationship document is designed to encourage economic and cultural relations between the two areas.
Upcoming maritime events
The Harbourmaster has (or may soon) grant authorisations for the following events. These events may affect public use of the maritime area for a certain period of time.
Date and location: 31 December 2019 to 1 January 2020, Torrent Bay
Activity: New Year's Eve public fireworks display
Date and location: 25 January 2020, Tata Beach/Ligar Inlet
Activity: Cardboard boat race
More information about the Harbourmaster’s directions for these events is available at tasman.govt.nz/link/maritime-events.
Tasman District Council’s urban stormwater network – discharges, operation and maintenance
Have your say on this publicly notified resource consent application
Tasman District Council’s Engineering Services Department is seeking resource consents for the ongoing operation, maintenance and renewal of parts of the Council’s urban stormwater networks, which service 15 townships across the District.These Urban Development Areas are:
- Ligar Bay / Tata Beach
- Māpua / Ruby Bay
- Patons Rock
- St Arnaud
Summary details of resource consent application number RM191015.
The locations covered include both the existing Urban Development Areas, and any future extensions needed to service the urban growth of these townships. Work programmes for expansion of the current network will be developed through individual catchment management plans that will be prepared as part of the consent requirements.
While the main features are the stormwater discharges from these networks, the proposal also includes other aspects of use, operation and maintenance of the networks that require consent. The application covers:
- the discharges of water and contaminants from the urban stormwater networks;
- the management of stormwater and discharges of contaminants from extensions to the Urban Development Areas to service future urban growth as identified through individual catchment management plans;
- the ongoing use of existing physical Council stormwater infrastructure in zones where this is not a permitted activity, specifically the Open Space, Recreation, Conservation, Rural Industrial, and Papakainga Zones; and
- the maintenance, repair, upgrade and renewal of the physical network, including short-term associated construction activities and temporary discharges of contaminants.
How to have your say: Anyone can make a submission. If you do make a submission you must:
- use the correct form (available on our website);
- make sure the Council receives it by 4.30 pm on Friday 15 November 2019; and
- provide the applicant with a copy of your submission too.
Find out more: The full public notice, and more information about the resource consent application and how to make a submission is available on our website, tasman.govt.nz. Type in the keyword search “global stormwater.”
Alternatively, you can inspect a physical copy of the application and get a submission form at our Richmond, Motueka, Murchison or Takaka offices.
Tasman District Council Engineering Services
Applicant’s address for service:
Tasman District Council’s Engineering Services Department
C/- WSP Opus, Attn: Reuben Peterson
Post: Private Bag 36, Nelson 7042
Site location: District-wide
Have your say
Reduced speeds proposed to cut serious crashes
Consultation closes 1 November 2019
We propose to reduce speed limits on 67 roads across the District to reduce road deaths and serious injuries, and ensure consistency across the roading network.
Have your say:
More information is available at tasman.govt.nz/feedback, and at Council offices and libraries.
Help us plan for the future of Saxton Field
First stage consultation closes 16 December 2019
We’re reviewing the way we manage Saxton Field – and we need your help to ensure a bright future for our region’s largest sports, recreation and events venue.
Between 4 October and 16 December 2019 we're asking what you enjoy about Saxton Field, how happy you are with the opportunities provided for sport, recreation and play, as well as the natural environment and landscape. Most importantly we want to know: What’s your vision for the future of Saxton Field?
Have your say
Online: Visit tasman.govt.nz/feedback for more information and to fill in the survey.
In writing: You are welcome to submit written comments and suggestions, either via email to firstname.lastname@example.org or post c/- Tara Fifield, Community Development Department, Tasman District Council, 189 Queen Street, Private Bag 4, Richmond Nelson, 7050.
In person: Our consultant Rob Greenaway is happy to speak to your group or community organisation. Phone 03 543 8400 to arrange a time.
Alcohol licence applications
Current applications for alcohol licences, including information on how to object, are advertised on our website.
Information wanted: Old Baigent’s Sawmill
We’re continually reviewing and updating information for properties on our database of sites which are on the Hazardous Activities and Industries List (HAIL).
The HAIL can be found on the Ministry for the Environment’s website (mfe.govt.nz/land ) and includes activities such as petrol stations, orchards, sheep dips, engineering workshops and mining.
We are looking for more information about the former Baigent’s Sawmill on Old Wharf Road in Motueka, which closed in 1970.
If you have information about the former mill and the chemicals used, we would be grateful to hear from you.
Phone (03) 543 8400 or email email@example.com.
Cyber attacks are becoming more frequent and they can affect anyone. It’s not just large organisations or businesses who are affected — small businesses and everyday New Zealanders are at risk too, which is why we are a sponsor of Cyberweek 2019.
Most people don’t think a cyber attack will happen to them. This year, we’re telling people to ‘make sure of it’, and are providing four simple security measures that will safeguard against common attacks.
Here are four ways to prevent you or your business being the target of a cyber attack:
- Use a password manager
- Turn on two-factor authentication
- Update your device’s software
- Check your privacy settings
If you are subjected to an online intrusion, report it. Visit cert.govt.nz/cybersmart/ for more information.
Applicant: Nelson Car Club
Event: Pigeon Valley Rally Event
Location: Pigeon Valley Road from Sharp Road intersection to 409 Dovedale Road (1km east of Dovedale Road/Brandy Creek Road intersection)
Date and time: Saturday 2 November 2019 - 8.00 am to 5.00 pm
Applicant: Tasman District Council
Event: First Taste Event
Location: Queen Street – From McIndoe Place to Cambridge Street
Date and time: Saturday 2 November 2019 – 8.00 am to 3.00 pm (rain date Saturday 9 November 2019)
Applicant: Fulton Hogan
Event: Golden Bay Santa Parade
Location: Commercial Street, between Motupipi Street and Golden Bay Coachlines 98 Commercial Street
Date and time: 14 December 2019, 8.00 am – 12.00 pm