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Maintaining Ruapehu’s momentum is the goal of Council’s Annual Plan for the coming financial year (2017-18).
RDC feels a national solution is needed for funding for the damage that Heavy Commercial Vehicles (HCV) are causing to rural roads and bridges.
Increasing trucks numbers on Ruapehu’s road network is putting pressure on the District’s aging rural bridges and causing concerns for Council.
Township revitalisation discussions well supported at National Park Community Board meeting. Same hoped for Waiouru.
River Walkway and Cherry Grove users are asked to be mindful of safety while tree removal work takes place over next few weeks.
The Ward Committe will be considering the public feedback on the Taumarunui revitalisation concept plans at their meeting on 23 February.
The i-SITE trial in with DoC at Whakapapa has been making an important financial contribution toward local tourism operators.
Taumarunui, Ohakune and Raetihi have been included in the next stage of the Ultra-Fast Broadband Extension (UFB2).
Elected members took a tour of Waimarino infrastructure to see and hear about the issues they will be asked to make spending decisions on.
The Council supplied free WIFI in Taumarunui, Ohakune and Raetihi is going well with hundreds of people using the service every day.
Voting opens in the Waimarino-Waiouru Community Board by-election from Thur 26 Jan and closes at 12 noon on Fri 17 Feb.
The summer reading programme, crafts, computers and other activities are keeping kids coming back and happy at Ruapehu libraries.
Free WIFI will be available in Taumarunui, Ohakune and Raetihi CBD's from later today (Fri 23 Dec)
John Chapman and Pete Pehi elected unopposed to NPCB. Missy Biddle and Roberta Williams in election for single WWCB seat.
It's been a busy end to the year in Taumarunui with progress being made on a number of revitalisation projects.
You can now link through to the Horizons and Land Air Water Aotearoa (LAWA) info on river water quailty at popular swim spots via Council's website
Further, more major repair work on Taumarunui pool is required delaying its opening until at least early February 2017.
Although a recreation terrain park isn't currently seen as viable in Tongariro Forest Park there are plenty of other opportunities.
The winner of Ruapehu Youth Council's Beautification Contest in Manuaute St was Lois Mills with her General Store replica entry 'Off the Rails'.
Ruapehu has chosen its Citizen of the Year recipients being Peter Panton for Northern Ruapehu and Bernice Frost for Waimarino-Waiouru.