Wairarapa News : January 9th 2013
4 WAIRARAPA NEWS, JANUARY 9, 2013 NEWS How can I have my say? Æ Submit the online feedback form at www.wairarapasfuture.govt.nz Æ Use the feedback form/lea et delivered to your mailbox last week Æ More lea ets and feedback forms are available at council o ces and libraries Æ Talk to your local councillor Where can I nd more information? Æ Visit: www.wairarapasfuture.govt.nz Æ Local council o ces and libraries This is your chance to have your say We need your feedback so you can have an impact on the way decisions for our region are made in future. Usually it's those with strong opinions -- either way -- that send feedback in these types of consultations. We'd like for that to change, and for all Wairarapa people to have a hand in shaping our region's future. Take this chance to make your views known. Make your voice heard Council structures across the wider Wellington region are highly likely to change. Masterton, Carterton and South Wairarapa district councils have agreed on a preferred option of a single Wairarapa council. We are now jointly consulting Wairarapa residents on this and an alternative option for Wairarapa to be part of a Wellington super city council, similar to Auckland. What will Wairarapa's future look like? We need your feedback by 4 February 2013. Ask questions and more info at: www.wairarapasfuture.govt.nz Find out more & have your say MASTERTON DISTRICT COUNCIL AND SOUTH WAIRARAPA DISTRICT COUNCIL CONSOLIDATED BYLAWS 2012 Masterton and South Wairarapa District Councils would like to hear your comments about the review of their Bylaws. The review has identified those bylaws that are redundant, bylaws that will be retained and bylaws that need to be updated or redrafted for continued use. Almost all the existing bylaws will be repealed and replaced by the Consolidated Bylaw 2012. The draft Consolidated Bylaw 2012 consists of: Part 1 -- Introductory Part 2 -- Public Places Part 3 -- Trading in Public Places Part 4 -- Solid Waste Part 5 -- Water Supply Part 6 -- Fires in the Open Air Part 7 -- Control of Dogs (Masterton District Council only) Part 8 -- The Keeping of Animals, Poultry and Bees Part 9 -- Cemeteries & Crematoria Part 10 -- Water Races (Masterton District Council only) Part 11 -- Wastewater Drainage Part 12 -- Trade Waste Part 13 -- Traffic Part 14 -- Speed Part 15 -- Beauticians, Nail Technicians, Tattooists and Skin Piercers Part 16 -- Food Safety Part 17 - Liquor Control in Public Places (Masterton District Council only) Part 18 -- Airport (Masterton District Council only) Note: Part 15 Beauticians, Nail Technicians, Tattooists and Skin Piercers and Part 16 Food Safety are new. Part 17 Liquor Control in Public Places has been substantially altered. Copies of individual Bylaws are available from the following venues and websites from 28th November 2012: Masterton District Council, 64 Chapel Street, Masterton Masterton Library, 54 Queen Street, Masterton www.mstn.govt.nz South Wairarapa District Council, 19 Kitchener Street, Martinborough Martinborough Library, 14 Jellicoe Street, Martinborough Featherston Library & Service Centre, Fitzherbert Street, Featherston Greytown Library & Service Centre, 115-117 Main Street, Greytown www.swdc.govt.nz You may phone Masterton District Council on (06) 370 6300 or South Wairarapa District Council on (06) 306 9611 for more information. If you wish to make submissions on the draft Consolidated Bylaw, or on other issues that might become subject to a Bylaw, this should be in writing. Submission forms are available from the Councils' offices or can be downloaded from the Councils' websites. Please include your telephone number and indicate whether or not you want to appear in person to speak about your submission. It is anticipated that hearings will be held in February 2013. Submissions close 4.00pm on Friday 18th January 2013. Please post your completed submission to: Consolidated Bylaws 2012 Masterton District Council PO Box 444 Masterton Emailed submissions are to be addressed to: email@example.com 5069565AA DIGITAL EDITION NOW ON LINE www.wairarapanews.co.nz FREE 4110178AB Dental needs met New clinic: Associate Minister for Health Tariana Turia and Oral Health Service clinical team leader Lynnette Field outside the new Community Dental Clinic at Masterton Intermediate School. By PIERS FULLER The new Community Dental Clinic in Masterton represents a new era in oral health in Wairarapa. For almost 100 years the Oral Health Service has operated in many clinics throughout the region. Now the service has moved to a hub and spoke model with a main base at Masterton Intermediate School (MIS) and two mobile clinics which move from site to site. Oral Health Service clinical team leader Lynnette Field says the development of the Com- munity Dental Clinic represents a huge step forward. Three years ago Wairarapa had 22 clinics dotted around the region and it was becoming increasin- gly difficult to equip and staff them adequately. Since then the clinics, mostly at schools, have been steadily phased out with the last three closing recently. Minister Tariana Turia was at the community clinic s official opening last month. She was impressed with how well equipped it was and what a good atmosphere it seemed to have. I think kids will love coming here, she says. The official name of the new centre is Te Whare Tiaki Niho and it houses three clinical rooms, a reprocessing room, an X-ray room, a staff room, and storage and administrative spaces. Ms Field says it feels great to finally have the building com- pleted after more than a decade of planning. At a cost of $420,000 the community clinic has been built for a relatively modest sum. Several possible locations were being considered for the clinic but in the end MIS proved to be the most suitable with available space, central location and available parking. The Oral Health team in- cludes eight dental therapists (six FTEs) and three dental assistants. Ms Field says the old set-up just wasn t cutting the mustard so they had to figure out the best way to deliver a region-wide service. With the permanent clinic in Masterton, it will not matter where someone is -- they will always know that there is a clinic operating in the town and will not have to chase down one of the mobile clinics.
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