Update: Mt Cook Mobilised notices and activities

March 5, 2009 at 9:26 pm | Posted in Events, Parking Review, Updates | 1 Comment
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Kia ora, greetings from Mt Cook Mobilised

Here is an update for you. Carol sent this out by email to local people on the Mt Cook Mobilised mailing list on the 27th of Feb and I (Geoff) have been slack in putting it up here.  Consequently some things have passed – my apologies. Further interesting notices are invited; please send to mtcookmobilised@gmail.com, and you can also make comment on this blog.

PRE-1930 HERITAGE PROTECTION

The City Council has invited Mt Cook Mobilised to give feedback on the pre-1930 heritage protection provision recently applied to our suburb. Peter Cooke will be attending the seminar on this topic on 2 March, and in the meantime he welcomes any pointers from residents about the new rules – are they working or not? Have these provisions raised unnecessary obstacles in dealing with the council? Are they too strict or too lenient? Contact Peter Cooke via email.

GREEN RECYCLING BINS

Despite the article in the paper a week ago saying the Council had decided not to discontinue the green recycling bins, we understand no decision has been made yet. There’s an e-petition on the council’s website to save the green recycling bins. You don’t want to have to pay to recycle do you??? The website has some background information – with the new system it will be cheaper to throw away than to recycle! Please take the time to have a look.

RESIDENTS AND COUPON PARKING IN MT COOK

We are collating feedback on parking as input to the review of the Residents and Coupon Parking schemes which Council is undertaking. Please register your good news and bad news on parking at on this blog – using comments (or email).

VISITORS TO PRINCE OF WALES PARK

One park user has noticed that someone tried to set fire to the sports changing-room at lower Prince of Wales park. This would have been towards the end of last week or last weekend, and was around the back on the stream side on the left side of the wooden porch/doorway area. Did anyone see anything? In addition to this, a blue tarpaulin makeshift “tent” has appeared in the bushes on the east side of the upper Prince of Wales park behind the wire netting fence where the thick trees obscure it from view from the park. This “tent” seems to be a drinking/card playing retreat, rather than being used to sleep in.

MT VICTORIA INNER CITY FESTIVAL Saturday 28 February: 10:00am to 3pm

The Mt Cook Mobilised stall will be in Caroline St. This is festival celebrates sustainability, and we will feature a display about Papawai Reserve planting and the koura and banded kokopu.

NEWTOWN STREET FAIR AND FESTIVAL Sunday 8 March, 10:00 – 3:00

The Mt Cook Mobilised stall will be in the Newtown School grounds. Our site is near the Riddiford St entrance. See you there.

NEWSLETTER PLANNING MEETING Wednesday 11 March 7:30, venue tba

Do you have a topic that we should explore in the Mt Cook Mobilised newsletter? Are you a budding contributor? To send in ideas or to get involved, please email us.

PAPAWAI RESERVE WORK SESSION Sunday 15 March: 10am to 12 noon

Please note, due to the Newtown Festival, the working bee is on the 3rd Sunday this month. We will revert to the 2nd Sunday of the month in April.

MT COOK MOBILISED NEXT MEETING Sunday 29 March: 4:00pm, venue tba

Please note the date, further details to follow.

Warm regards, Carol Comber on behalf of Mt Cook Mobilised

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