Students, refugees and people who rely on a licence for their jobs are having to travel hundreds of kilometres to sit their restricted licence, or wait months in their home town. Do you know someone who has experienced the challenges of locking in their practical test? Since the story was published, driving instructor Kevin Bannan says more test times have been opened up in April.
I see that the Nelson City Council and Mayor have decided to establish a Maori Ward rather than choose democracy. The choice to establish a Maori Ward was soundly defeated in the recent democratic referendum intitiated by Nelson ratepayers. Of course the government has now put a stop to ratepayer's democratic rights in this regard. However, Nelson ratepayers need to know that their council's decision can be reversed.
Tasman District Council ratepayers need to know that the establishment of Maori Wards is an OPTION, and should let Mayor Tim King and councillors know their views. Local Government NZ has recommended to all councils (Nelson CIty Council couldn't have got the message!!!) that they survey their ratepayers to act on behalf of ALL ratepayers, and get a mandate for their decision on Maori Wards.
Does anyone have reliable heat pump maintenance person please?
Zeto was a common sighting while driving over Waimea Rd between Bishopdale and Stoke, but after more than 10 years of guarding his flock he has gone to the big paddock in the sky. After discovering Zeto had cancer, he was put down last month. He will be remembered by the team as quite a character. Did you spot him in the SPCA paddock?