From Your Mayor
Tena kotou s greetings to you all,
This Sunday, we remember those who fought for their country in the First World War at the centenary commemoration of Armistice Day.
On 11 November 1918, an armistice was signed, an agreement to warring parties to stop fighting.
Now, one hundred years on, we honour the past and acknowledge the freedom we have today because of those who sacrificed their lives; those who died and those whose lives changed forever due to the scars of war.
Commemoration services are being held throughout the District.
The Transport Agency are holding meetings as it begins the process of gaining consent for the SH3 Manawatu-Tararua Highway.
Sessions are from 4pm to 7pm in Dannevirke on 7 November, Woodville on 8 November and Pahiatua on 14 November.
Information boards will cover; the consent process and making a submission, transport issues, noise and vibration, social issues, heritage and cultural issues, and ecological issues.
An updated map of the proposed road corridor and an animated flyover video will be showing.
Please go along and learn how to have your say in the process.
Guy Fawkeos Day is today, the day in history when Guy Fawkes and a group of men attempted to blow up the British Parliament.
It is not so much a celebration of the man, but of the failed plot and Parliament being spared.
Spare a thought for pets at this time and please keep them inside, or better still, head to a public event and celebrate with your community.
Noho ora mai s all the best, Tracey Collis