Levin, Levin

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16 hours ago

farm animals

Joan from Levin

Two things I have been puzzling about on my weekly trips to Palmerston North via Opiki. I might be blind but I see very few water troughs for farm animals from Shannon onwards. Might see livestock hanging around those that are present but never see them drinking. Are those empty? The second thing … View moreTwo things I have been puzzling about on my weekly trips to Palmerston North via Opiki. I might be blind but I see very few water troughs for farm animals from Shannon onwards. Might see livestock hanging around those that are present but never see them drinking. Are those empty? The second thing is no shelterbelt, most evidently around the Opiki area which as most people know has high winds which are bleak and cold in the winter, add rain into the mix - not pleasant for any living species. In the summer the animals have nowhere to get shade from the sun. Why do farming people think their animals dont need shelter? Wonder how they would manage having to experience those conditions 24hrs/7days a week? Now if farmers see this and have a reaction My guess will be 'guilty'. If they are doing the right thing by their livestock then congratulations are due. Cheers

3 days ago

Abrupt departure of Infrastructure Manager

Veronica from Levin

Concerns have been raised after a new Horowhenua District Council infrastructure manager appointed in August 2018 was gone less than four months later.

Council's chief executive David Clapperton said Andrew Grant was employed as General Manager Infrastructure Services on 20 August 2018 and … View more
Concerns have been raised after a new Horowhenua District Council infrastructure manager appointed in August 2018 was gone less than four months later.

Council's chief executive David Clapperton said Andrew Grant was employed as General Manager Infrastructure Services on 20 August 2018 and his last day of employment was the 14 December, 2018.

Questions that will be referred to the Office of the Ombudsman because Mr Clapperton has refused to answer them include: Was his resignation voluntary? If not, why did his employment with HDC end? What are the reasons? Was Mr Grant provided with a severance payment over and above his base salary and if he was how much did Mr Grant receive over and above his base salary?

Mr Grant has not responded to requests for comment.

The abrupt departure comes at a critical time as the Council is applying for long overdue resource consents for essential infrastructure services including storm water and waste water.

There are also challenges around provision of water services and essential service pressures from an explosion in land and property development.

In response to how confident the public could be that essential services are being properly managed Mr Clapperton said quarterly reports were presented to the Finance Audit and Risk Committee.

He said the reporting involves financial and non-financial reporting, including operational performance. "This information is publicly available and should provide confidence that established service levels are being delivered," he said.

Mr Grant's departure came less than four days after Mr Grant directly advertised to appoint an Asset Planning Manager with, "Sound understanding of asset management and knowledge of asset management systems."

Mr Clapperton said Rob Green will be the acting group manager Infrastructure Services while Council recruits another Group Manager Infrastructure Services.

Council said the role, "was advertised on our website, on SEEK and in the NZ Herald."

The previous Group Manager Infrastructure Services Gallo Saidy worked for the Council between 2014 and 2018.

The only qualification Mr Gallo has listed on his professional network Linked In profile is a Master of Business Administration in Business Administration and Management, General 2015-2017.

Mr Saidy was also acting chief executive at times when Mr Clapperton was away.

4 days ago

Winner of the Tall Poppy Competition

Liby from Kapiti Skips & Scaffolding

Waikanae resident Micaela Young was the lucky winner of the Tall Poppy competition end of last year. As a prize, she could choose between a free skip or scaffolding and chose a skip to help her tidy up her place. On the photo is Micaela with Kapiti Skips and Scaffolding's Preston Cunningham. … View moreWaikanae resident Micaela Young was the lucky winner of the Tall Poppy competition end of last year. As a prize, she could choose between a free skip or scaffolding and chose a skip to help her tidy up her place. On the photo is Micaela with Kapiti Skips and Scaffolding's Preston Cunningham. Micaela wanted the skip last Friday and Preston positioned it exactly where she needed it. Congratulations,Micaela! Enjoy the convenience of your skip, and we trust we can be of assistance again in the future.

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13 hours ago

BBQ LPG bottle

Jemma from Levin

Mum wants gone

Buyer must pick up

Price: $30

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14 hours ago

Royal Doulton Bunnykins

Jemma from Levin

Two cabinets full

Price range from $35 to $100

A lot of them signed by Barbara Vernon

Negotiable

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14 hours ago

Bunny’s play time Royal Winton

Jemma from Levin

Made about 1930

Would like $240 for lot these usually go a lot more than this.

Price: $240

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14 hours ago

Limoges

Jemma from Levin

Mum selling her set

$25 each

Message me

Negotiable

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14 hours ago

Glass Clowns

Jemma from Levin

Mum has a bulk of glass clowns for sale,

These range from $15- $50


Let me know what one you interested on and I will give you price

Negotiable

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15 hours ago

Quoting this Friday in Otaki & Abroad

Alexei from Otaki District

After Friday lunchtime Ill be free for quotes... please send me a message via my website www.go2gardening.co.nz... so we can talk!

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16 hours ago

One week to go, to ALL DANSING!

Myrna Michell from ALL DANSING

Hi! Session 1: I've chosen two short songs we can learn at the start, then slowly we'll learn some steps to go with each song.

They are both slow-moving.
See the attached poster for contact details - and please get a friend to come with you!

Poster for All Dansing.pdf Download View

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