Central Leader : April 20th 2011
9 CENTRAL LEADER, APRIL 20, 2011 NEWS Antique Retro Collectables Fa ir THE LARGEST EVENT OF IT'S KIND IN NEW ZEALAND Over 75 Antique Dealers & Collectors selling all manner of Antique, Retro & Collectables Over 75 Exhibits of Antiques, Collectables & Historical Bottles 23rd & 24th April 2011 Sat/Sun 10am-4pm Admission Adults $5 Free Parking Weekend Easter ASB Stadium Kohimarama, Auckland Featuring the 36th National Antique Bottle & Collectables Exhibition www.jackieblue.co.nz GETJOHNKEY'SNEWSLETTER www.johnkey.co.nz www.national.org.nz Mt Roskill office : Phone : 09 629 4982 Email: email@example.com 1282 Dominion Rd, Mt Roskill Working for our community Dr Jackie Blue NATIONAL LIST MP basedinMtRoskill 3590055AA Beginners Guide To Property Investing FREE 4-hour training workshops We do NOT have any property to sell you! We are NZ Property Investors who are passionate about teaching people just like you, how to secure your financial future through investing in NZ Real Estate. Let us show you: • How you can retire early and retire wealthy, even if you are starting with nothing • Why you can't rely on the Government to look after you in retirement • How to build a solid portfolio to create wealth, without risking everything • Strategies you can use if you can't get finance • Ways to buy property with no money down • How to leverage your time and money For FREE tickets to one of our upcoming Auckland training workshops, Register online at www.propertyapprentice.com/events.htm or call us on 09 5757736. PLUS....Affordable battery replacement service! Council plans have residents confused By SCOTT MORGAN What exactly is the Auckland Council up to? According to some councillors the public has little knowledge of prog- ress being made on the Auckland plan, annual plan, long-term plan, unitary plan and local board plans. I guarantee if you asked 100 people in the street they wouldn't have a clue. It's like we're liv- ing in a bubble here,'' Albert-Eden-Roskill councillor Cathy Casey told the strategy and finance committee last week. Maungakiekie-Tamaki councillor Richard Nor- they says some of his constituents are con- fused by which plan they're supposed to be making a submission on. We need to get a bit more information across to people to encourage participation.'' Citizens and Rate- payers leader Christine Fletcher says it's vital people are involved in the participation process. I'm the first to acknowledge we don't have a lot of time, but it's a matter of good faith with local communities. If we're not working with communities on this it will not be effective.'' But while mayor Len Brown acknowledged the timeframes to finish the plans were tight, he told the meeting the council had to make it work. It's critical we don't muck this up and keep focus on what we've been elected for.'' He says he's been undertaking consul- tation through town hall meetings and mayor in the chair sessions. An Auckland Council spokesman says staff have put in hours of work to keep the public informed. Initiatives include community forums, information being put on the council's website, advertising in various publications and a large amount of reporting from media outlets. Submissions on the Auckland plan are now finished, while annual plan hearings are taking place this month. The council is in the early stages of working through what will be included in the long-term and unitary plans, with community engagement to come. Local boards are also engaging with local com- munities about what they would like to see happen in the next three years. Visit the website www. aucklandcouncil.org.nz or check out the other story on this page for an explanation of what each plan means for you. A plan for the plans... With the Auckland Council working at a hectic speed to merge eight former council's various plans into one, here's an explanation of what each new plan is for. The annual plan out- lines the services and facilities the council will provide over the next 12 months and how it will pay for them. It helps refine the as- sumptions made for the year in the long- term plan which is re- set every three years. The long-term plan helps the council de- cide what the priority projects are that it needs to focus on over the next 10 years. The plan also covers how to pay for the pri- ority projects, including different types of rates, borrowing and fees and charges for services. The recently estab- lished Auckland plan will help the council navigate the future. It hasaviewoutto30 years and will guide how the region will grow and develop and where new infrastructure will be needed. It will cover the future location of residential, business and industrial activities as the population grows to an estimated two million people. The unitary plan out- lines the rules for what can be built where. It will guide resource management planning across Auckland while recognising local char- acteristics. Local board plans, in place for a three-year period, indicate what boards would like to see happen in their areas after consul- tation with the com- munity. Royal rivalry on the stage One of the most well- known royal rivalries is set to be played out on stage thanks to the Auckland Theatre Com- pany. Robyn Malcolm and Elizabeth Hawthorne star in Mary Stuart, Friedrich Schiller's thrilling account of the extraordinary relation- ship between England's Elizabeth I and her cousin -- and rival to the throne -- Mary Queen of Scots. Buy tickets for Mary Stuart, on from May 5 to 24, from the Maidment Theatre on 308-2383 or www.atc.co.nz.
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