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MARLBOROUGH DISTRICT COUNCIL Sounds News Remote school's road to recovery Commission confirms Marlborough's representation for local body elections The Council will continue to have three Marlborough Sounds Ward councillors following the outcome of its recent review of representation arrangements. As the Marlborough roads recovery effort continues, one of the region's most remote schools continues to navigate its way through the challenges. Waitaria Bay School at the head of the Kenepuru Sound is accessed either by boat or via the Kenepuru Road, where extensive repairs continue due to damage caused by the 2021 storm. The Local Government Commission recently announced its decision on Marlborough District Council's membership and ward arrangements for the coming local elections. to be held on 8 October 2022. Catherine Costes and Gary Spence from Mariborough Emergency Management recently visited the school After considering an appeal from Blenheim's David Dew the Commission decided to confirm the Council's proposal "The community was hit hard by the storm with several pupils unable to attend school for some time." Ms Coates said. "We spent the day working with students to identity and celebrate their skills in getting through what has been a really tough time." The Council will comprise a mayor and fourteen councillors elected from the following wards: Gary and Catherine are full of praise for the ways in which the school has dealt with the recovery from the storm and the worries that inevitably followed an emergency such as this Area/Ward Councillors 7 Blenheim General Ward "They're great kids and obviously well supported by their school, Mr Spence said. "The visit also provided a chance for students and staff to learn more about what to do in an emergency and to practice some of the things they already know, such as 'drop, cover, hold in an earthquake," he said. Marlborough Maori Ward 1 Marlborough Sounds General Ward 3 Wairau-Awatere General Ward Ms Coates said they also shared resources with the school, including a mobile VHF radio kit that can be used during a power cut. Books, torches and first aid kits were kindly donated by Red Cross "The Omaka Landing and Rose Manor subdivisions also transfer from the Wairau-Awatere Ward to the Blenheim Ward, reflecting their urban character and proximity to Blenheim. This change was requested as part of the review Council's Returning Officer Dean Helford said. "A representation review is required every six years under the Local Electoral Act 2001. The Council considers submissions and then adopts a final proposal," Mr Helford said. "This year Council took a fresh look at how many elected representatives there are and what communities they represent Council also considered the recent decision to introduce a Maori ward," Mr Heiford said. Almost all elements of the Council's final proposal were subject to a right of appeal and/ or objection to the Local Government Commission. The exception was the decision to establish a Maori ward, which could not be appealed "The Local Government Commission decision is the final stage of the process and confirms the representation arrangements for the upcoming local election in October this year," Mr Helford said. The Commission's determination is available at: www.loc.govt.n Pupils from Woo Boy School drop, cover, hold during a recentes from Morborough Emergency Management iReX terminals register for the Infrastructure Sustainability Council's rating scheme The Inter-Island Resilient Connection (ReX) terminals will be the first KiwiRail project seeking to achieve an Infrastructure Sustainability (S) Rating. The IS framework is a comprehensive rating and certification tool which will drive sustainability outcomes across the design and construction of the ReX terminals. Both the Watchi Picton ferry precinct and Kalwharawhara Wellington ferry terminal are seeking an 'Excellent IS Rating The rating scheme has four phases: registration, assessment, verification, and certification. The terminals will be independently verified to assess the delivery of sustainability in the design and construction of the iReX terminals. Kiwal Chief Operation Officer Construction Delivery, Robert Gibbes says KiwiRal is committed to sustainability and to delivering greater social, environmental cultural and economic outcomes for communities and customers through our infrastructure projects. "The IS framework recognises a wide range of sustainability outcomes, from supporting our partnership with Mana Whenua in providing long-term benefits, enhancing ecological value and awarding new and innovative approaches to design and construction. "We chose the Infrastructure Sustainability Council framework to provide a robust and transparent system because it will drive the measurement and achievement of sustainability outcomes at both terminals. It is a holistic approach to sustainability helping us deliver broader outcomes across this large-scale infrastructure development" says Mr Gibbes. The IS Rating Scheme will ensure that iRex identifies and delivers economic, social and environmental benefits in the design and construction phases of the project. The IS Rating can help the project to identify and implement feasibility opportunities to reduce energy and water consumption and reduce resource use across the project's lifecycle. These types of initiatives will also support KiwiRails carbon reduction targets to reduce emissions by 30 per cent by 2030 and to be net zero carbon by 2050. An example of successful application of an IS Rating is Auckland's City Rail Link (CRL), who piloted the IS Rating framework in New Zealand and achieved a Leading' IS Rating for Contract1(Britomart Works) Anopression of the current concept design of the new terminal WWW.MARLBOROUGH.GOVT.NZ | 03 520 7400 | 15 SEYMOUR STREET, BLENHEIM, 7201 NEW ZEALAND He krero n te Kaunihera o Wairau MARLBOROUGH DISTRICT COUNCIL Sounds News Remote school's road to recovery Commission confirms Marlborough's representation for local body elections The Council will continue to have three Marlborough Sounds Ward councillors following the outcome of its recent review of representation arrangements . As the Marlborough roads recovery effort continues , one of the region's most remote schools continues to navigate its way through the challenges . Waitaria Bay School at the head of the Kenepuru Sound is accessed either by boat or via the Kenepuru Road , where extensive repairs continue due to damage caused by the 2021 storm . The Local Government Commission recently announced its decision on Marlborough District Council's membership and ward arrangements for the coming local elections . to be held on 8 October 2022 . Catherine Costes and Gary Spence from Mariborough Emergency Management recently visited the school After considering an appeal from Blenheim's David Dew the Commission decided to confirm the Council's proposal " The community was hit hard by the storm with several pupils unable to attend school for some time . " Ms Coates said . " We spent the day working with students to identity and celebrate their skills in getting through what has been a really tough time . " The Council will comprise a mayor and fourteen councillors elected from the following wards : Gary and Catherine are full of praise for the ways in which the school has dealt with the recovery from the storm and the worries that inevitably followed an emergency such as this Area / Ward Councillors 7 Blenheim General Ward " They're great kids and obviously well supported by their school , Mr Spence said . " The visit also provided a chance for students and staff to learn more about what to do in an emergency and to practice some of the things they already know , such as ' drop , cover , hold in an earthquake , " he said . Marlborough Maori Ward 1 Marlborough Sounds General Ward 3 Wairau - Awatere General Ward Ms Coates said they also shared resources with the school , including a mobile VHF radio kit that can be used during a power cut . Books , torches and first aid kits were kindly donated by Red Cross " The Omaka Landing and Rose Manor subdivisions also transfer from the Wairau - Awatere Ward to the Blenheim Ward , reflecting their urban character and proximity to Blenheim . This change was requested as part of the review Council's Returning Officer Dean Helford said . " A representation review is required every six years under the Local Electoral Act 2001 . The Council considers submissions and then adopts a final proposal , " Mr Helford said . " This year Council took a fresh look at how many elected representatives there are and what communities they represent Council also considered the recent decision to introduce a Maori ward , " Mr Heiford said . Almost all elements of the Council's final proposal were subject to a right of appeal and / or objection to the Local Government Commission . The exception was the decision to establish a Maori ward , which could not be appealed " The Local Government Commission decision is the final stage of the process and confirms the representation arrangements for the upcoming local election in October this year , " Mr Helford said . The Commission's determination is available at : www.loc.govt.n Pupils from Woo Boy School drop , cover , hold during a recentes from Morborough Emergency Management iReX terminals register for the Infrastructure Sustainability Council's rating scheme The Inter - Island Resilient Connection ( ReX ) terminals will be the first KiwiRail project seeking to achieve an Infrastructure Sustainability ( S ) Rating . The IS framework is a comprehensive rating and certification tool which will drive sustainability outcomes across the design and construction of the ReX terminals . Both the Watchi Picton ferry precinct and Kalwharawhara Wellington ferry terminal are seeking an ' Excellent IS Rating The rating scheme has four phases : registration , assessment , verification , and certification . The terminals will be independently verified to assess the delivery of sustainability in the design and construction of the iReX terminals . Kiwal Chief Operation Officer Construction Delivery , Robert Gibbes says KiwiRal is committed to sustainability and to delivering greater social , environmental cultural and economic outcomes for communities and customers through our infrastructure projects . " The IS framework recognises a wide range of sustainability outcomes , from supporting our partnership with Mana Whenua in providing long - term benefits , enhancing ecological value and awarding new and innovative approaches to design and construction . " We chose the Infrastructure Sustainability Council framework to provide a robust and transparent system because it will drive the measurement and achievement of sustainability outcomes at both terminals . It is a holistic approach to sustainability helping us deliver broader outcomes across this large - scale infrastructure development " says Mr Gibbes . The IS Rating Scheme will ensure that iRex identifies and delivers economic , social and environmental benefits in the design and construction phases of the project . The IS Rating can help the project to identify and implement feasibility opportunities to reduce energy and water consumption and reduce resource use across the project's lifecycle . These types of initiatives will also support KiwiRails carbon reduction targets to reduce emissions by 30 per cent by 2030 and to be net zero carbon by 2050 . An example of successful application of an IS Rating is Auckland's City Rail Link ( CRL ) , who piloted the IS Rating framework in New Zealand and achieved a Leading ' IS Rating for Contract1 ( Britomart Works ) Anopression of the current concept design of the new terminal WWW.MARLBOROUGH.GOVT.NZ | 03 520 7400 | 15 SEYMOUR STREET , BLENHEIM , 7201 NEW ZEALAND He krero n te Kaunihera o Wairau