Central Leader : January 16th 2013
www.centralleader.co.nz 8 CENTRAL LEADER, JANUARY 16, 2013 NEWS WEEKLY SPECIALS SUPPLIERS OF EXPORT QUALITY MEAT NATIONWIDE 423 Richardson Rd, Mt Roskill Ph 09 627 9323 www.emw.co.nz Trading Hours Mon/Tues/Wed 7a m - 6pm Thurs/Fri 7a m -7pm Sat/Sun 7.30am-5pm Fresh Chicken Thighs & Drumsticks $5.99 6 Frankfurters & 6 Bread Rolls $5.99 Beef Schnitzel $11.99 Fresh Chicken Breasts (Boneless/Skin on) $10.99 Come instore and have a look at our great range of Homemade Sausages Congratulations to Amanda Pattullo and family for winning a brand new Four Burner BBQ in our recent promotion kg kg kg pack OG_AC1608_CL Auckland Council Creative Communities Scheme Are you working on a community arts project and looking for funding? Auckland Council invites applications for funding under the Creative Communities Scheme. The Creative Communities Scheme supports projects that promote diversity, engage young people in the arts or create opportunities for local communities to participate in the arts. Applications close Friday 5pm, 22 February 2013. Need help applying? To fnd out if your project qualifes and for application assistance attend one of our information sessions. For a guide and a list of information sessions in your local area please visit www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/funding or phone 09 301 0101. Applications now open for community arts funding Rates rise to be kept to 2.9pc Goal: Mayor Len Brown aims to keep rates increases to 2.9 per cent. The Auckland Council has settled on its proposed budget for the 2013/14 year. It will put the plan out for consul- tation this month so the public has the opportunity to have its say on where the money should be spent. Mayor Len Brown says keeping average rates increases to 2.9 per cent is the goal. That's lower than the 4.8 per cent forecast in the Long Term Plan (2012-2022) and the lowest average rates increase to be proposed since the creation of Auckland Council,'' Mr Brown says. We must continue to work hard to balance financial prudence with investment in local communities, transport improvements and boosting our local economy.'' In order to manage rates, the council is proposing a number of savings and changes. These include: Changing the proportion of costs recovered through fees for animal management, environmental and health licences and mooring fees as well as standardising hairdressing licence fees Proposed changes to rates remission and postponement policies, including the Maori freehold land rates remission and postponement policy The council will no longer mow berms in the former Auckland City Council area to bring it in line with all other parts of Auckland The Freegal music download service offered by Auckland Libraries will no longer be available Changes in bach and camping fees in regional parks. Auckland Council is also seeking people's views on proposals to increase service levels in parks and open spaces, community and events and planning and economic development. It also wishes to contribute to the cost of the controversial rafting park Wero, the second stage of the Telstra- Clear Pacific Events Centre. The draft annual plan also includes the local agreements of local boards. Submissions on the draft Annual Plan 2013/2014 will be accepted between January 24 and February 25. Visit aucklandcouncil.govt.nz for more information.
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