Tai­hape wel­comes new res­i­dents with info pack

Feilding-Rangitikei Herald - - TAI­HAPE - AL­IS­TER BROWNE

The wel­come mat is be­ing rolled out for peo­ple mov­ing to live in Tai­hape.

The ‘‘mat’’ is ac­tu­ally a pack­age of in­for­ma­tion put to­gether by trustees of the Tai­hape Com­mu­nity De­vel­op­ment Trust with help from lo­cal real es­tate and rental agen­cies.

This year is the first time the pack­ages have been made avail­able.

Trus­tee Jan By­ford said ‘‘a few of us’’ put their heads to­gether over De­cem­ber and Jan­uary and came up with the pack­ages as an idea to make life eas­ier for what seems to be an in­creas­ing num­ber of new peo­ple com­ing to town.

The pack­ages bring to­gether pre­ex­ist­ing in­for­ma­tion on ser­vices peo­ple can ac­cess and the hours they are avail­able, plus things to do in Tai­hape and the wider Ran­gitı¯kei, tak­ing in Man­gaweka, Hun­ter­ville, Mar­ton and Bulls.

A free rub­bish bag is also thrown in, she said.

About 25 have been given out, in­clud­ing to new teach­ers.

By­ford said the pack­ages were ‘‘just the be­gin­ning’’ as trustees looked for ideas to put Tai­hape on the map

‘‘There are lots of amaz­ing ser­vices in Tai­hape,’’ she said.

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Jan By­ford, Katene Pere­tini, Eva Ge­orge and Ber­nadette Nepe and Marie Frost.

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