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Mark Fredericks and Sally Lashmar of Owhango, and Major Patrick Hibbs (retired) of Motuoapa are Ruapehu's 2020 Citizens of the Year.
Ruapehu district is at Alert Level 2. Council offices and services are fully operational but with LEVEL 2 protocols.
Ruapehu's award winning Youth Council is seeking young people aged from 12-24 years to become Councillors for 2021.
Applying for a building consent in Ruapehu can now be done online making the process quicker and easier.
Council's focus for 2021 will include supporting Ruapehu communities to deal with developing challenges such as climate change.
Council's new chipper is key to ensuring the supply of enough chipped green and wood waste for the Hot Composting Unit (HCU).
Council is seeking volunteers to help operate the revitalised 'dump shop' at the Taumarunui Transfer Station.
Desludging maintenance at the Taumarunui Wastewater Treatment Plant will use massive bio-bags to turn the sludge to soil.
All Council offices and libraries are now open as per their normal business hours.
Ruapehu, Waikato, Rotorua and Taupō have been approved $3.75 million for regional events by Tourism Minister Stuart Nash.
The Steering Grp for the Raetihi Community Hub is excited to get community engagement underway again after a COVID enforced delay.
Council is removing the wall plants from the Central Park in Taumarunui while investigation of irrigation & planter issues is undertaken.
Anyone seeking a poll on Maori Wards must submit a valid petition to Council before 5pm on Mon 22 Feb 2021.
A commitment to sustainability saw over 80% of Mardi Gras' rubbish diverted from landfill and into recycling.
The Trade and Vocational Event at Taumarunui High School helped students meet with over 23 prospective employers & training opportunities.
Mayor Cameron is asking Ohakune businesses to ensure that customers have recorded their visit before serving them this Mardi Gras weekend.
Council is seeking to introduce Maori Wards for the 2022 Local Body elections.
The start of kerbside food waste collection is off to a great start with high levels of support from local communities.
6 year old Eva-Sophia collected a bag of litter from the Taumarunui Domain area & an eco-reusable cup from Council for her efforts.
Demand for residential housing has been buoyant across all Ruapehu townships with 50-60% price increases overall.