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How to have your say

Feel free to come and talk to Council representatives at the following scheduled locations.

Date Time Location Venue
3 April 7:15pm Cheltenham Cheltenham Hall
3 April 7:30pm Himatangi Himatangi Beach Community Hall
4 April 7:30pm Rongotea Te Kawau Community Centre
5 April 7:00pm Feilding MDC Office, 135 Manchester Street
6 April 9am-1:30pm Farmers Market Manchester Square, Feilding
9 April 7:30pm Kimbolton Kimbolton Hall
10 April 6:30pm Halcombe Halcombe Hall
11 April 7:00pm Apiti Apiti Community Hall
11 April 7:30pm Hiwinui Hiwinui School
12 April 7:00pm Sanson Sanson Hall
16 April 7:00pm Tangimoana McKelvie Hall
17 April 7:00pm Waituna West Waituna West Hall
18 April 7:00pm Bainesse-Rangiotu Rangiotu Memorial Hall
20 April 9am-1:30pm Farmers Market Manchester Square, Feilding
24 April 7:30pm Pohangina Valley Pohangina Hall
25 April 7:00pm Colyton Colyton Church
26 April 7:30pm Rangiwahia Rangiwahia Hall
27 April 9am-1:30pm Farmers Market Manchester Square, Feilding

Council will meet to consider the submissions 14-16 May 2018. You are welcome to come along and present your submission in person. Below are the times available. Please check the helpful hints below about making a submission to find out what is required to make it go smoothly.

Date Morning Afternoon Evening
14 May 8:30-11:30am 1:00-4:30pm 6:30-8:00pm
15 May 8:30-11:30am 1:00-4:30pm
16 May 8:30-11:30am

Some helpful hints about making submissions

Please clearly identify in your submission what question you would like Council to answer or what action you would like Council to take.

If you want to just share information and do not require a specific response then please indicate this in your submission.

Where Council has provided options please indicate which option you support.

Council welcomes submissions about other issues not presented in the Long Term Plan 2018-28.

Submissions come in different forms: written, spoken, drawn, filmed and from individuals, groups, businesses. All types of submissions are welcome. Council aims to make the process of making a submission as easy as possible. The submission period ended on Thursday 3rd May 2018.

If you need some assistance making your submission please contact one of your friendly Elected Members. Contact details can be found at

Frequently asked questions

Q: Can I come and talk to Council about my submission?
A: Yes! You are welcome to come to a meeting and present your submission in person. There are several options available over 3 days during May 14-16 including day and evening sessions.

Q: What can I expect on the day I come to make my submission?
A: A greeter will meet you and show you to the Council Chambers. You will be welcomed by the Mayor and then asked to present your submission. You will have 15 minutes to make your submission. The Councillors may ask you some questions to help understand your views. A decision will not be made on the day. This happens at a later stage.

Q: How soon can I expect a response to my submission?
A: An email will be sent to you following deliberations by 28 May. This will be followed by a letter sent to you following adoption of the plan by 13 July.

Q: What form of response will I receive?
A: You will receive an email and then a follow up letter notifying you of Council’s decision. The email will be brief, and will include the official decision relating to your submission as recorded in council minutes. For example “Council has agreed to provide $20,000 for the construction of a walkway at Mt Washington in 2018/19”. A more detailed letter, signed by Her Worship the Mayor will follow.

Q: Can I submit on other matters not included in the Long Term Plan 2018-28?
A:Yes, you can. The most important thing is to clearly identify what action you would like Council to take about your submission.