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Viv Napier

September 23, 2019 September 2019 No Comments

During my time as Mayor, I’m proud that South Wairarapa has continued to grow, our wonderful towns and rural areas are thriving and new business start-ups, exciting new tourism projects and community events are all underway. The recently announced Wairarapa Business Award finalists include seven South Wairarapa businesses in the five categories.

Our school rolls have increased, and more and more young families and creative entrepreneurs are choosing to make the South Wairarapa their home. There are new ventures in the pipeline that will cater for our senior citizens and expand medical services in the South Wairarapa. All these initiatives help to improve the liveability of our district.

Importantly, Council is making progress on our infrastructure needs, including new wastewater management across our three main towns. Proposals to maximise the use of council facilities have been implemented and we now have free swimming in our pools and reduced fees for library users.

The new Waihinga Centre has seen the return of local productions and festivals to the Town Hall. The Centre is now the heart of Martinborough with locals and visitors alike using the new facility.

With our new CEO in place, we are strongly focused on improving our service and communications to our communities, upgrading amenities and continuing to keep our finances in excellent shape. 

My next term as Mayor will be all about working hard to set-up our District’s on-going growth and sustainable development, including future housing areas, recreational and infrastructure requirements, Māori aspirations and responding to climate change. 

Our Spatial Plan – a key priority for me – is a vital element in making all this happen. It will become the foundation document for our communities to develop and thrive in a planned and sustainable way for the following generations. 

I am a team player, an excellent communicator and, through my strong national connections, I can continue to build strong links between the South Wairarapa and wider New Zealand.

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