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Current Important Information
CE Recruitment Subcommittee
There will be a meeting of the Chief Executive Recruitment Subcommittee of the Carterton District Council at 3.00pm Tuesday, 28 May 2013 at the Events Centre, Carterton.
It is proposed that public be excluded from the meeting.
Annual Plan 2013/14
The Proposed Annual Plan 2013/14 is now available for consultation. Details are available here
Submissions close 4.00pm 22 May and consideration by Council begins on 29 May.
CARTERTON COMMUNITY ARTS COUNCIL
Creative Communities Funding
The Creative Communities Scheme is a relationship between Creative NZ and local authorities and supports opportunities for New Zealanders to participate in the arts in their local community.
The Carterton Community Arts Council administers this scheme on behalf of the Carterton District. Applications for the next funding round will close on Friday 24 May 2013.
Application forms and funding criteria are available from the Carterton District Council or by contacting Sandra Hayes on 06 379 4030 or can be downloaded from here. Guidelines for applicants can be downloaded here.
Local Council Triennial Elections 2013
Local elections are held once every three years. The Electoral Commission's role in local elections is to ensure that the electoral roll is up to date and provided to each council. Local elections are conducted by returning officers appointed by local bodies.
The local elections are for city and district councils, regional councils and District Health Boards. In some parts of New Zealand, elections will also be held for local and community boards, licensing trusts and some other organisations. The next local elections will be from 20 September to 12 October 2013.
If you have any questions or if you want to see if you are enrolled please visit the Elections Electoral commission website - elections org
Independent report by Martin|Jenkins supports a separate Wairarapa
A comprehensive financial study has confirmed that not only is a separate Wairarapa unitary council financially viable, it is also likely to be the best option for local residents and businesses.
The 11 April 2013 media release by the three Wairarapa councils can be read here
The full report by Martin|Jenkins can be found here
More detail can be found here:
Previous reports and media releases:
· 12 March 2013 media release—super city proposal would leave Wairarapa local board in control of less than 5% of their own budget here
· 11 February 2013 media release—feedback indicates high support for Wairarapa unitary authority here
· 8 February 2013 media release—feedback to the Wairarapa councils’ proposals here
· The Wairarapa Governance Review Working Party November 2012 report: view the full report here or the executive summary here