From Your Mayor

Bush Telegraph - - FOCUS ON FARMING -

Tena ko­tou s greet­ings to you all,

Our weather can be a bit change­able as we head into sum­mer but one thing is for sure, the sight of sun­flow­ers gives me the feel­ing of sum­mer no mat­ter what type of day it is.

Sun­flower seeds have been planted along the bound­ary fence of our prop­erty and, this year, I have pur­chased an ad­di­tional seed so our com­mu­ni­ties can take part in a Tararua District Sum­mer Hap­pi­ness cam­paign.

If you would like a dozen seeds to plant around your gar­den, pop into one of the Tararua District li­braries or ser­vice centres and col­lect a pack.

Con­sider them an early Christ­mas present from me and I look for­ward to see­ing big bright yel­low sun­flow­ers through­out our District.

Af­ter plant­ing mine, I was pleased with the rain that fol­lowed as the district is still dry and wa­ter lev­els in our rivers low.

It is timely to con­sider ways to con­serve wa­ter and Coun­ci­los web­site pro­motes 10 wise ways to achieve this.

Great news in that the Woodville Im­pounded Wa­ter Sup­ply project is com­plete and, with each rain event, it has started to fill.

The re­cent Mad Hat­teros Day was ex­cel­lent and a great way to en­gage with our youth and bring our com­mu­ni­ties to­gether.

A per­for­mance by the Wharetiti Maori Cul­ture Group was ap­pre­ci­ated by many lo­cals and vis­i­tors alike.

As we head into Christ­mas, please sup­port our lo­cal busi­nesses who through­out the year are gen­er­ous in their spon­sor­ship of the many events, sports needs and ac­tiv­i­ties of our District.

Noho ora mai s all the best, Tracey Col­lis

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