791 days ago

Duck Race and BBQ Fundraiser

Shirley Birt from Red Cross - Taranaki Service Centre

On Sunday March 17th Taranaki Red Cross is hosting its 4th annual Duck Race & BBQ fundraiser!

We have 600 rubber Red Cross ducks being released down the Huatoki Stream all the way to Puke Ariki Landing from 11am – 12.30pm.

This is a fun family event where lots of spot prizes will be handed out as well as prizes for the first three ducks to finish, the lucky last duck, whānau duck, wacky hair duck plus many more!

Hire one duck for $5 or three ducks for $10.

There will be a BBQ with $2 sausages and an ice cream machine with $2 ice creams so remember to bring some cash on the day. There will also be children's face painting and a children's human duck race (under 12) for kids to take part in.

All our tickets to hire ducks sold out last year so get in quick to secure yours now. They are available from the Taranaki Red Cross Service Centre at 116 Gill Street or order by phone (06 759 4697) or via email: newplymouth@redcross.org.nz.

All money raised goes towards New Zealand Red Cross to help vulnerable people in our community.

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2 days ago

10 Year Plan continued failures and mixed messages.

Charles from Lynmouth - Moturoa

Thanks Christina of the Daily News. Good article in paper this morning. Your efforts are appreciated. Thought you portrayed a reasonably balanced approach and some telling comments although there appear to have been some good ones you have missed. One Councillor being happy to use 13 times the average amount of water used by the general population if he does that 2-3 times a week that would double or triple total. Is it any wonder Councillors and probablyis not a good look. Shows some Councillors and staff have little sense of reality or democracy. I note also that another Councillor said only costs would be charged but he forgot we would be paying for it all beforehand anyway. One lady mentioned individual storage as an option. Something I mentioned in my submission. My 400 litre tanks enables me to water my fruit trees and veges regularly in all but the driest spell. There has also been some mention of the Council's preemption of water issue. They for example have surveyed most houses to see where meters would be installed; advertised for a manager (withdrawn in haste when it became politically sensitive) and say they are ready to go in July. What a waste of time.

Please note NPDC has still failed to supply transcript of of 10 year Plan hearings as promised. I will keep reminding them. Today all 4 people involved were not available. What does that tell you.

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