Town’s chance to talk about plan 

Kihikihi residents will have a chance to tell the council what it thinks of a new development plan for the township next Wednesday.

The draft Kihikihi Urban Development Plan signed off by Waipā District Council is open for a four-week consultation.

It covers the use of open spaces in the town, the village centre and recommends improvements at neighbourhood reserves.

Two Kihikihi based councillors, Hazel Barnes and Marcus Gower, have applauded the plan.

The public meeting will be held at the Anglican Church hall in Kihikihi next Wednesday at 7.30pm.

While Kihikihi’ looks at a new plan, Te Awamutu’s ratepayers and residents’ group is looking for a new leader.

Inaugural president and former Waipā District Council candidate Bernard Westerbaan stood down late last year and the role has been filled in the interim by Terry Handcock.

The group hope to appoint a new president at a meeting next Monday.

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