SWAP FOOD FOR PAINT
The Hunger for Colour fundraiser is back. The initiative, which runs from February 1-28, invites people to head to one of 65 Resene ColorShops around the country and swap cans of food for 60-80ml test pots of Resene paint. The cans are then donated to their local Salvation Army food bank.
LEADING THE WAY
NPDC is leading e-planning in New Zealand and has drafted its new District Plan directly into an e-plan. Focusing on the user, any person will be able to use the online interactive tool. In a few clicks they can find information on their property anytime, anywhere – rather than looking through documents for the information they need – making the plan more accessible. The Digital District Plan will be online at newplymouthnz.com/ DraftDistrictPlan.
New Plymouth District mayor
Neil Holdom has welcomed Government moves to find a solution to the nationwide freedom camping problems. Tourism Minister Kelvin Davis has invited 22 mayors to meet him early next month to discuss this matter following a big rise in freedom campers and the negative impact this was having on some communities. ‘‘NPDC will be actively involved in these discussions to find a way to welcome freedom campers while ensuring they are not putting too much pressure on facilities,’’ said Holdom.