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LOCAL Government New Zealand (LGNZ)
has launched a new piece of work which
will bring fresh water issues and water
infrastructure into a coherent policy.
LGNZ president Lawrence Yule says ‘Wa-
ter 2050’ will develop a framework for
water which integrates freshwater quality
and quantity, standards, rights and allo-
cation, land use, three waters infrastruc-
ture, cost, affordability and funding. It
will also recognise that the allocation of
iwi rights and interests in freshwater is a
live issue for the Crown. “From the per-
spective of local government there has
been little connected discussion of how
quality standards like those announced
by the Government recently connect to
infrastructure investment and affordabil-
ity.” Mr Yule says to achieve affordable
and sustainable results water must be
thought about in a holistic way.
AN Otorohanga man who allegedly
punched his wife twice in the mouth was
arrested and taken to Hamilton Dis-
trict Court charged with male assaults
A TE KUITI man received a cut to his
wrist while attempting to stop a knife
wielding woman. Following an argument,
the woman attempted to stab another
woman in the head with a steak knife
when the man intervened and pinned
her to the floor. The victims weren’t
seriously injured but did require medical
treatment. The attacker was arrested
and charged with two counts of wound-
ing with intent to cause grievous bodily
harm and breaching a protection order.
Released on bail, the 39-year-old will
reappear in Te Kuiti District Court on
Wednesday. The incident occurred at a
Lawlor St address.
MORE than 100 cannabis plants were
seized by police during a search of three
properties in Otorohanga, Kawhia and
Waitomo. Two offenders have been
charged while enquiries continue into a
A TE KUITI man was stopped by police
while driving and failed an evidential
breath test registering 615 micrograms
of alcohol per litre of breath – more than
twice the legal limit of 250mcg/l. The
24-year-old will appear in Te Kuiti District
Court on April 13.
l NORTH King Country police attended
eight family violence incidents from
Have your say
OTOROHANGA district residents
now have more of an opportunity to have
their say on local issues at council and
community board meetings.
The Otorohanga District Council,
Otorohanga Community Board and
Kawhia Community Board have all de-
cided to hold a public forum section at
the beginning of their ordinary public
In a report to the council at their most
recent meeting chief executive Dave Clib-
bery said the public forum would “provide
a more structured opportunity for mem-
bers of the public to express their views
directly to their elected members”.
Each forum will be for a maximum
of 30 minutes and, where the number of
speakers permits, each speaker will be al-
located a maximum of five minutes.
Guidelines created by the council states
subjects spoken on must: fall within the
terms of reference of the council or board
they are speaking to; be something that
council or board has some influence
over; and not be the subject of current
The guidelines state: “The public forum
will not be a time for debate with elected
members or to make “personal attacks”.
Elected members will have the op-
portunity to ask questions when speakers
have finished. Those wishing to speak at
a council or community board meeting
can register their interest with the ODC
on (07) 873-4372.
TE KUITI Police are on the hunt to find who lit
a fire on the deck of the Waitomo Sports Stadium
in King St West.
A large rectangle hole was found burned
through the decking on Sunday morning (right).
Otorohanga Police Sergeant Andy Connors
says only luck prevented the entire building from
burning to the ground.
“It’s really alarming,” he says.
“We didn’t attend until well and truly after the
event which means the fire has actually occurred
and completely burned itself out.
“ The potential risk for the fire to have been
substantially worse is huge not only to the sta-
dium and neighbouring school but to people’s
lives as well.”
Mr Connors urges anyone with any informa-
tion to contact police.
Police seek arsonists
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