Shade Sail for Children's Playground



                                                            The OKRA successfully made a submission to Taupo District Council

                                                            Long Term  Plan (LTP) for the installation of a Shade Sail over the

                                                            playground area adjacent to the OK Community Hall. The cost of the

                                                            Shade Sail and installation was $30K, of which OKRA has committed

                                                            $10K and the balance to be paid out of Council LTP funding.



Council has accepted a quotation, and installation is to commence shortly. The design of the Shade Sail is  pictured below. Your OKRA Committee are very pleased with this outcome. We believe this is an excellent way of partnering with Council over capital purchases for the long term benefit of the Omori Kuratau Community.”

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T D C Representation Review

 From: Tina Jakes <> Sent: Wednesday, 6 June 2018 9:04 PM To: '' <> Subject: Initial Proposal - Representation Review Dear Mike Here is the information relating to the representation review Council approved at a meeting held on 29 May the following initial proposal for public consultation. 1 Increasing the number of councillors to 11 plus the mayor 2 Dividing the district into five wards (map attached) – the Taupō Town ward with 7 councillors and 1 councillor for the four other wards (Kinloch/Oruanui, Mangakino/Pouakani, Turangi Town and Southeast Rural) 3 The establishment of a community board for the Southeast Rural and Turangi Town Wards - a total of 8 members (3 elected from the two wards and the two councillors from those wards). Public consultation and submissions open this Friday, 8 June and close on Friday 20 July 2018. There will be further information and online submissions available on Council’s website from 8 June and in the Taupo Times and Taupo Weekender the following week. Please contact me if you have any questions or queries. Kind Regards Tina Tina Jakes Head of Democracy, Governance and Venues Taupō District Council • 72 Lake Terrace, Taupō 3330 D +64 7 376 0726 T +64 7 376 0899 M 027 436 0944 E Cheers Michael Bowie – Chairman, OK Ratepayers Association Copy of Email to Michael Bowie from Tina Jakes Head of Democracy, Governance and Venues TDC

Omori Kuratau Pest Management Update

Omori/Kuratau Pest Management Report for June 2018 Rats: Based on previous years, June should have been fairly busy month which has averaged between 45 - 60 rats over previous years. However it was not: This June we took out only 34 rats – 
our smallest June tally in 7 years we have been trapping. 21 of the 34 rats taken out were caught on Donated Trap Lines and 9 of these were caught on the South Omori Stream line – the top trap line for June. Stoats: The same as May – 1 stoat and 1 ferret – our second ferret ever. Cats: 12 Cats taken out (15 last year) LONG LIFE LURE TRIAL Our trial with long-life lure trials will start on 7th August when Michael Jackson from Victoria University will be coming up to talk to us all and show us how to house and load the special lures he has developed. PDF below gives our predator totals for June Kind regards Russell Shaw OKPMG Co-ordinator. Contact Details: Ph: (07) 386 6667, Email: 180 Omori Road