From Your Mayor
Tena kotou s greetings to you all,
This Saturday will be a busy day for Woodville residents and visitors as we have a Charter Parade marching at 10am, followed by a Christmas Parade down the townos main street.
The 1st Battalion Royal New Zealand Infantry Regiment (1RNZIR) will be marching in full military uniform, the Woodville Christmas Parade will take place after this, finishing with the Coast to Coast motorcycles entering town.
Our relationship with 1RNZIR has grown over the past two years and they have shared many moments; the recent welcome to the Czech Ambassador, support at Dannevirkeos A & P show, our RSA and engaging with youth.
During any significant adverse event, the 1st Battalion are the soldiers on standby to be deployed should we need them.
Each time a Charter Parade is held, we alternate between towns in the Tararua District and this year councillors were keen to support Woodville.
Whilst the Charter allows the battalion to enter our district and march in our streets, it is the greater bond and friendship that is formed which creates great value for all involved.
Closing a State Highway is not easy and fortunately our Resilience Manager and former 1st Battalion member, Paddy Driver, is handling the operation as one of his last tasks before he retires.
With his military precision to detail, I know we are in for a wonderful day and our community will be out in force supporting the events.
Lastly, if you want some sunflower seeds for your garden, there are still plenty.
Noho ora mai s all the best, Tracey Collis