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Tawa College graduate
Tepine Joyce is one of
31 engineering students
to be awarded a Kick
Start Scholarship from
worth $2000 each, are
awarded to outstanding
studying at the faculty
Mr Joyce said he
loved physics and maths
at college and was told
by teachers that engin-
eering would suit his
He said the idea of developing models for the
human body and building actual technological
solutions to today s medical problems would be an
outstanding day job .
He will use his scholarship to help pay for his
accommodation and living costs during the year.
Council changes set in motion
Mayors opt for consultation
By JIM CHIPP
Changing times: Peter Glensor said
Auckland and Christchurch were
Fast pace: Fran Wilde said the
Government could change legislation
in the blink of an eye if it wanted.
THEIR OWN PROCESS
The Mayoral Forum group has
agreed to individually consult its
Chairman Wayne Guppy, the
Upper Hutt mayor, said councils
would adopt their own approach
to consultation with their
Wellington City Council
announced last week that it
would draw up a range of
options for re-organising local
government in the region and
consult its citizens on them, as
well as the status quo.
Should there be public support
for change, the council said it
would pass a proposal to the
the Local Government
An independent panel will con-
sider a possible super-city style
redesign of the region s local gov-
ernment, while the mayors have
decided to consult their citizens
The regional council panel must
report by October and its proposal
will be presented to the Local Gov-
The Government has told the
councils it wants new council
structures in place in time for the
2013 local body elections and it
plans to legislate limits to council
Wellington Regional Council
will provide $150,000 to fund the
panel and expects other partici-
pating parties to pay, too.
The council decided last week to
establish the panel to consider
local governance in the region and
to invite councils and other organ-
isations to participate in selecting
the members and setting its terms
Hutt councillor Peter Glensor
said 1.5 million New Zealanders
were living under one unitary
authority in Auckland.
We are fewer than half a
million people here with nine dif-
ferent local authorities and we
can t get away from that change
that has happened, he said.
The Christchurch earthquakes
meant that Christchurch and
Auckland were the focuses of the
Government s attention, he said.
Regional council chairwoman
Fran Wilde said the panel s
deadline was tight.
The Government has proposed
a timetable through the House
which some people who have been
ex-inmates of that institution
believe is very ambitious.
On the other hand, we do know
that MPs can change their own
superannuation requirements in
the blink of an eye, she said.
The fact is that Parliament can
push legislation through very fast
if it wishes to.
Upper Hutt councillor Paul
Swain successfully moved an
amendment requiring a refer-
endum on the panel s recommen-
dation, saying it would give people
some say in the result.
He also pointed out that one
possible outcome could be the dis-
solution of the regional council.
This is not a process to pre-
serve the regional council. The
panel and the referendum should
not involve people with vested
Councillor Daran Ponter said he
did not want regional council staff
to provide support to the panel.
This panel needs to be indepen-
dent and needs to be put behind a
Chinese wall, Mr Ponter said.
Councillor Chris Laidlaw
opposed giving ratepayers a say
through a referendum, saying
they would provide more ques-
tions than answers.
Long-time Wellington band The Black
Seeds released their fifth studio album,
Dust and Dirt, this week.
Band member Mike Fabulous said
Dust and Dirt, which was recorded over
two years, was already creating more
buzz than their last album, Solid
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