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Advisory - public hearings on Wellington submissions

18 Mar 2015

The Local Government Commission commenced public hearings on its draft proposal for reorganisation of councils in the Wellington region on Tuesday 10 March. The hearings will continue till late April.

The hearings are for those people who requested to speak further to their submission on the draft proposal. Media and members of the public are also free to attend as observers.

The hearings are before the three Commissioners: Basil Morrison (Chair), Anne Carter, and Janie Annear. The hearings are run along the lines of a Commission of Inquiry. The Commissioners may question the submitters if they need elaboration on some points. However one submitter cannot cross-examine another submitter or the Commissioners.

Approximately 500 people across the region asked to be heard in public session. The total number of submissions received is around 9,400. The Commission intends to release a summary of the submissions once the documents have been processed and analysed.

Schedule

Tuesday 10 March: Dowse Museum, 45 Laings Rd, Lower Hutt. 9.00am to 5.00pm

Wednesday 11 March: Amora Hotel, 170 Wakefield St, Wellington, 9.00am to 5.00pm

Tuesday 17 March: Carterton Events Centre, Holloway St, 9.00am to 8.30pm.

Wednesday 18 March: Carterton Events Centre, Holloway St, 9.00am to 8.30pm

Thursday 19 March: Copthorne Hotel Solway Park, High St South, Masterton, 9.00am to 5.00pm.

Monday 23 March: Lower Hutt, Boulcott’s Farm Golf Club, 33 Military Rd, 9.00am to 5.00pm

Tuesday 24 March: Lower Hutt, Boulcott’s Farm Golf Club, 33 Military Rd, 9.00am to 7.00pm

Thursday 26 March: Porirua, Pataka, cnr Norrie St and Parumoana St, 9.00am start

Monday 30 March: Upper Hutt, Cosmopolitan Club, 11 Logan St, 9.00am to 8.30pm

Tuesday 31 March: Upper Hutt, Cosmopolitan Club, 11 Logan St, 9.00am to 5.00pm

Wednesday 1 April: Paraparaumu, Coastlands Conference Centre, Rimu Room, 9.00am to 4.00pm

Thursday 2 April: Amora Hotel, 170 Wakefield St, Wellington, 9.00am to 4.00pm

Tuesday 7 April: Amora Hotel, 170 Wakefield St, Wellington, 9.00am to 8.30pm

Wednesday 8 April: Amora Hotel, 170 Wakefield St, Wellington, 9.00am start

Monday 20 April : Wellington, Amora Hotel, 170 Wakefield Street 12.30pm to 3.00pm

Monday 20 April:  Upper Hutt, Cosmopolitan Club, 11 Logan Street  4.00pm to 5.30pm

Tuesday 21 April: Carterton Events Centre, Holloway St, 9.00am to 4.00pm

Tuesday 21 April: Masterton, Gateway Motor Inn, High Street, Solway 6.00pm to 8.30pm

Wednesday 22 April: Masterton, Gateway Motor Inn, High Street, Solway 9.00am to 5.00pm