Feilding Herald : December 1st 2011
3 THURSDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2011 NEWS Need catering for your Christmas function? $10 per head Delivered Call Hell Pizza Feilding 3230351 0800666111 www.hell.co.nz 4222812AB 1st and 2nd December in our showroom TRC Toyota Aorangi Street, Feilding Tel: 323 4117 • www.trc.toyota.co.nz Has arrived at TRC Toyota Feilding and we would love to show it off to our customers THE NEW 2012 TOYOTA YARIS 4222672AA Rotary C Feilding Sunday 11th Parade Day 10.30am to 4.30pm Closed during Parade Monday 12th Friday 16th 2.30pm to 4.30pm Monday & Tuesday only 7.00pm to 9.00pm Open in mornings For group visits by arrangement. Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th 10.00am to 12 noon 1.00pm to 4.00pm Monday 19th to Friday 23rd 10.00am to 12 noon 1.00pm to 4.00pm 7.00pm to 9.00pm Saturday 24th 10.00am to 2.00pm Club of Project Group bookings and entry by appointment outside these hours Contact Eric Linklater 06 323 7700 4188852AA Councillors line up for mayoralty race By BOBBIE NICHOLLS TIMELINE FOR PROPOSED BY-ELECTION Nominations will open on December 20 for the by- election to find a new Mayor of the Manawatu District. Candidates have until January 17 to get their nomination papers to the council. Voting documents will be mailed and delivered from February 13 till 18; voting closes on March 7. The result will be declared Monday, March 12. Ian McKelvie will continue as mayor until he tenders his resignation at the conclusion of the council's final meeting for the year on December 15. Deputy mayor Matt Bell will assume acting mayoral duties until the new mayor is elected. Filling the role as mayor for Manawatu District Council is already creating inter- est from potential candidates. Three sitting councillors have already put their names forward to stand for mayor following the anticipated resig- nation of Ian McKelvie. It is understood at least another three people intend to stand in the by-election early next year. So far, Councillors Barbara Cameron, Margaret Kouvelis and Steve Gibson have announced their intention to stand for the mayoralty. If one of the councillors becomes mayor, another by-election will be required to fill their vacated seat around the council table. Should a mayor be elected from out- side the council, there is no need for a further by-election. Manawatu District Council chief execu- tive Lorraine Vincent said although exact costs have not been calculated, the cost of two by-elections could be as much as $150,000. But, it is a legal requirement so must be done, she said. If a vacancy occurs more than 12 months before the triennial election in October 2013, a by-election to fill a vacate seat is required by law. Mrs Kouvelis announced her intention to stand for the mayoralty soon after Mr McKelvie was elected National Party can- didate for Rangitikei. Mrs Kouvelis has been on council for a year, is a business owner in Feilding and has governance experience in education. Mr Gibson has stood for the mayoralty in the last two elections. He has had four years on council. A father of three, the policeman said he and his wife moved to Feilding because of what Feilding Pro- motion has achieved with the town. Mrs Cameron is the only long-time resi- dent of Feilding, having raised a family in the town and been involved in many aspects of community. She returned to council four years ago having earlier served as a councillor under mayor Audrey Severinsen. She is well known through her public service and work for community organisations both in urban Feilding and the rural areas of the wider Manawatu. Dance teacher holds workshop Poised and ready: New Zealand Ballet dance educator Daniel Cooper at North Street School, Feilding. Royal New Zealand Ballet dance educator Daniel Cooper received a hug from an appreciative North Street School pupil at the com- pletion of a workshop at the school last Wednesday. Cooper has been travelling with the company taking dance work- shops in schools throughout the country. At a cost of $6 per child, not all of whom had dance experi- ence, a group spent an hour and a half with the former dancer. He introduced them to The Sleep- ing Beauty and how to watch live ballet. He then took them through movement exercises which he said could be translated to all dance styles and also for playing sports. Five ballet positions for feet and hands were taught and a fun finale had them doing grande jettes up and down the school hall. Held over two sessions, 42 children were involved from years 4 to 8. Thirty children also paid a small amount to attend the 6.30pm session of the ballet in Palmerston North on Wednesday with teachers. Teacher Shannon Skelton-Morris said she was pleased she had seen the workshops advertised and applied to be one of the schools involved.
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