Taihape welcomes new residents with info pack
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.
Jan Byford, Katene Peretini, Eva George and Bernadette Nepe and Marie Frost.