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The Australian ski marketing campaigns supported by Council has significantly raised the profile of Ruapehu as a winter holiday destination.
Property owners seem happy with their new rating revaluations with only 1% objecting. Traditionally it is double this at around 2%.
The Taumarunui Pool is scheduled to open on Mon 15 Jan. Will be open 7 days from 12 noon to 6.00 pm.
Council is looking forward to another big, exciting year ahead for Ruapehu as it looks to build on the momentum built up over the last few years.
The completion of the accessible river pathway along the Ongarue and Whanganui Rivers is an early Christmas present for Taumarunui.
The latest repair efforts to stop water loss from the Taumarunui Pool have had some effect but not enough to allow it to open.
Council is asking motorists to drive to the conditions and have patience with any unexpected holdups on Ruapehu roads this summer.
National Park Village was a big winner from the latest Tourism Infrastructure Fund (TIF) funding round getting $748,500 to help with tourism growth.
Council is assuring people that despite any taste or odour issues all Council supplied tap water is 100% safe and will not cause people to be ill.
Drivers parking over the grass and new footpath at the start of the River Walkway in Taumarunui are being warned that they could be ticketed.
Council officers are concerned over the rising number of hunted and home kill meat that is being offered for sale over local social media sites.
The CE's of the Akld and Manawatu Chambers of Commerce took part in discussions around the potential for setting-up a Ruapehu chapter.
New Zealand welcomed six new citizens at a ceremony in Council Chambers today.
Tourism operators are being asked to encourage riders on the Mountains to Sea Cycle Way to do an online survey to help improve the experience.
Due to demand Council is running workshops on the new Food Act in Ohakune on Tue 5 Dec and Taumarunui on Tue 12 Dec. Both in Council Chambers 2-4 pm.
Ruapehu shops will be able to decide for themselves whether to open on Easter Sunday if Draft Easter Sunday Shop Trading Policy adopted.
Council has introduced new on-line credit or debit card payment options on its website. See 'Pay it' on the homepage.
A nationwide test of the Emergency Mobile Alert system is on this Sunday 26 Nov (between 6pm and 7pm). Check your phone can receive alerts.
The Ruapehu Chamber of Commerce workshop is now on Thu 7 Dec. Any business wanting more info plse call Peggy on 027 807 5305.
Horizons is seeking four community representatives for the Te Kōpuka nā Te Awa Tupua strategy group for the Whanganui River.