From Your Mayor
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