From Your Mayor
Tena koutou katoa s Greetings to you all
The council is ambitious for growth in our district and is looking for organisational efficiencies that help us achieve these ambitions.
The recent CouncilMARK assessment recognised our desire for growth in two areas; population and economy.
We want new families to move to our district and settle in to our wonderful, friendly towns.
These people might work locally and, in doing so, not have to put up with traffic jams or too many road disruptions.
We are a country known for its pNo.8 wireq mentality and I love that our district is a fast adopter of new ideas.
The report acknowledged the council for utilising levers from the resources available and we certainly do make a difference through innovative technologies.
For instance, the council uses drones to give us a very quick update on landslips and this relieves the need to put a person over a bank or in a precarious position.
A drone can be sent up within ten minutes of being onsite to identify issues rapidly; enabling us to better plan and ensure our roads are open in the best possible timeframe.
The drones have also proved beneficial for inspecting under bridges, collecting visual evidence and helping auditors identify the remaining life in our districtos costly infrastructure.
We have a significant investment in our bridges with depreciation of these assets being one of the key drivers of rates.
By using technology, we can better understand our networks, keep staff safe and bring benefit to our ratepayers.
Noho ora mai s all the best Tracey Collis Eketahuna Community Board - Friday 7 December at 10.00am
Eketahuna War Memorial Hall Corner of Jones Street and State Highway 2, Eketahuna
Dannevirke Community Board at 1.00pm - Monday 3 December
Tararua District Council Chamber Woodville Districts| Vision 7.00pm Ross Street, Woodville 136 Main Street, Pahiatua - Tuesday 4 December at
Woodville Sports Stadium Supper Room Pahiatua On Track - Wednesday 5 December at 7.00pm Pahiatua Service Centre Chamber