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UPDATE! NATIONAL DAY OF ACTION AGAINST WATER PRIVATISATION – SATURDAY 12 JUNE

4 June 2010

Hi folks!

HEAPS happening!

1) FIGHTING EXTORTIONIST BULLYING CCO METROWATER, AS THEY ATTEMPT – FOR THE SECOND TIME- TO UNLAWFULLY SELL A FAMILY HOME OVER A DISPUTED WATER BILL! METROWATER ARE A DISGRACE.

Been very busy helping to stop Auckland City Council water services CCO Metrowater from attempting (for the second time!) to sell the home of the Iosefa family from Canal Rd Avondale over a disputed water bill.

The Iosefas have been billed for TWO water meters, when only ONE is connected to the property that they own.

These ‘irregularities’ have been brought to the formal attention of Metrowater’s lawyers, Metrowater and Aucklans City Council. WE checked the invoices. Pity Metrowater didn’t.

If Metrowater don’t back off, an injunction will be filed to stop the sale (set down for auction 9 June ), and an application will be filed to ‘set aside’ the ‘judgment debt’, which is not substantiated by the invoices provided by Metrowater for the time period specified in Metrowater’s ‘Statement of Claim’.

It has been a total ‘pig’s breakfast on a number of fronts and I look forward to some major repercussions arising from this disgraceful display of vindictive corporate bullying, harassment and unbridled ‘social irresponsibility’ by Metrowater,and Auckland City Council.

Particularly the action of Auckland City Mayor John Banks, who had me dragged out of the Auckland Town Hall on Thursday 27 May 2010, after I applied for speaking rights in a proper way to address what was happening with the Iosefa family (and the National Day of Action).

Remember folks!
It is this ‘Metrowater’ CCO model that is proposed to be spread over the entire Auckland region – first CCOs – then PPPs……………..NO WAY!

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2) Audio link to interview aired on Green Planet FM Thursday 3 June 2010:

<http://“>www.greenplanetfm.com/members/greenradio/blog/VIEW+00000001+00000098>

Outline of the $UPERCITY ‘corrupt corporate coup’ and the strategic positioning of water privatisers in Watercare and Auckland Transition Agency.

Have received positive feedback, and hope to try and get written transcript to help get the word out.

There is information on this interview that you won’t have heard anywhere else!

The plan is to get a You Tube video made – taking key audio ‘clips’ from the interview, and adding some names /faces/ key quotes etc.
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3) NEED MONEY TO HELP WITH PUBLICITY PLEASE FOLKS!

Posters – $750 (+GST) for 50 key sites over Auckland City – should be up tomorrow night – which should help to get people talking!
A poster ‘blitzkreig’ is what will REALLY help to crank up publicity!
People have heard about the Day of Action – now they need to see the ‘wall paper’!

(These are the BIG AO size posters that advertise events and are plastered up all over the place.)

100 people $10 each? – IT’S URGENT!

Suggest you see it as an ‘investment’ against water privatisation! 🙂

Don’t yet have ‘PayPal’ set up on website http://www.stopprivatisation.org.nz

Please direct credit donations to help with Auckland-based publicity and ‘Day of Action’ costs to:

ANZ 11 5401 0279690 00

Reference for auditing:
‘Publicity donation’

(Once upon a time – I would have underwritten such costs myself and been reimbursed once donations came in.
Only get $150 per week (from flatmate) – and am a bit overdrawn.. 😦

NEED SOME FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE HERE FOLKS!

Thanks!
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4) Grey Power are getting behind this National ‘Day of Action’.

Alan McCulloch (former Mayor of East Coast Bays) and ‘Zone Director for the Auckland region of Grey Power, said I could quote him:

“Grey Power is totally opposed to any privatisation of water”.

5) Listed below are Council areas which DO have contact people and rallies planned.

The big City Councils are covered, but we really need people to ‘pick up the ball’ for those City and district councils which are not yet covered.

It’s not a huge big deal folks!

A 2 hour protest outside your Council Chamber, people and placards standing up to be counted against our precious water being ‘commercialised – corporatised – then PRIVATISED’?

Can you please have a good look at the City and District Councils outstanding and think of people YOU know who might be interested in helping?

If YOU can make contact with those people, and confirm that YES they will help be a contact person – please email me back, and Maria and I can ensure that this contact info is updated.

We don’t have long folks!

PLEASE HELP!!!!

WE ARE IT!

SEIZE THE MOMENT!

GRAB THAT PHONE! 🙂

Grey Power?
Labour?
Greens?
NZ First?
Unions?
Human rights/ social justice groups?

Which Council areas can YOU help get ‘contact people’ for?

How can YOU help use your networks to advertise this event?

🙂

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1) CONTACT PEOPLE AND NATIONAL ACTION PLANNED TO DATE!

AUCKLAND CITY: Rally outside Auckland Town Hall, Queen St Auckland City.
12 noon – 2pm
(Methodist Mission (over the road from the Town Hall)
booked from 1 – 3pm
so people can fill in and sign hard copy ‘submissions’ against
proposed changes to the Local
Government Act 2002 (Amendment) Bill and have a cuppa!

CONTACT PERSON: Penny Bright waterpressure@gmail.com
Ph (09) 846 9825 021 211 4 127
https://waterpressure.wordpress.com
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CHRISTCHURCH CITY COUNCIL : A BIG demonstration is already being organised
in Christchurch on by ‘OUR WATER – OUR VOTE’
Sunday 13th June – Cathedral Square – 3pm
( In case of rain, the Cathedral will be open)

CONTACT PERSON: Eugenie Sage Ph (03) 329 8177

So – Christchurch water activists are going to have their solidarity ‘National Day of Action’ against water privatisation on the Sunday – not the Saturday.

http://www.ourwaterourvote.org.nz
Flyer Delivery

“The next big event is on!! A water rally is being held in Cathedral Square on June 13th…………………………

If you have any questions please contact us.

Thanks very much – with your help this will be an event to remember.

Sincerely

Our Water Our Vote steering group”

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DUNEDIN CITY COUNCIL: Rally from 12 noon – 2pm outside Dunedin Council
Chambers:
Civic Centre, 50 The Octagon

CONTACTS: Fliss Butcher Email: fbutcher@dcc.govt.nz Ph (03) 477 9972
Lyndon Weggery Email: LWeggery@hotmail.com
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FRANKLIN DISTRICT COUNCIL: Rally from 12 noon – 2pm outside Franklin District
Council Chambers

82 Manukau Road
Pukekohe

CONTACTS: Judy Spencer/Margaret Swift Ph Judy (09) 236 3899

Contacts for Franklin against Water Privatisation

Email: thestudio@paradise.net.nz

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HAMILTON CITY COUNCIL: Rally outside Hamilton City Council Chambers
Council Offices
Garden Place
Hamilton
11 am – 1pm? (Need urgent confirmation of times 🙂

CONTACT PERSON: Mischelle Rhodes tommopmog@gmail.com
Ph (07) 847 7405
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HUTT CITY COUNCIL: Rally outside Hutt City Council Chambers

Main Council Building,

30 Laings Road Lower Hutt

12 noon – 2pm

CONTACT PERSON: Anna Sutherland for Hutt City, anna@yorkbay.net.nz,
PH 021 349 411.

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MANUKAU CITY COUNCIL: Rally outside Manukau City Council
Chambers

Manukau Civic Centre,
31-33 Wiri Station Road (opposite Manukau District
Court), Manukau City Centre.

12 noon – 2pm

CONTACT PERSON: Bill Wiki Email: billwiki@ihug.co.nz
Ph 021 058 6538

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NORTH SHORE CITY COUNCIL: Rally outside North Shore City Council Chambers
1 The Strand
Takapuna

12 noon – 2pm

CONTACT PERSON: Kerry Bevan Email: kbnzrepublican@yahoo.co.nz
Ph: (09) 473 3747
( assisted by Percy Allison Ph (09) 443 0369)
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WAITAKERE CITY COUNCIL: Rally outside Waitakere City Council Chambers
6 Henderson Valley Road
Henderson
Waitakere

12 noon – 2pm

CONTACT PERSON: Mered Barrar capwaitakere@xtra.co.nz Ph:(09) 836 6389

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WELLINGTON CITY COUNCIL:

Meet at the bucket fountain, Cuba Mall, Wellington at 11am on Saturday June 12th for leafleting and encouraging people to make submissions on the bill. At 12.30pm we will go from there to the Wellington City Council 101 Wakefield St Wellington to demand that they reject privatisation as a present or future option for supply of water.

CONTACT PERSON: Sam Buchanan in Wellington: quackysam@hotmail.com

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WHANGEREI DISTRICT COUNCIL: Proposed Rally outside Whangerei District
Council Chambers
Forum North Building, Rust Avenue, Whangarei

12 noon – 2pm – assistance needed with placards / speakers

CONTACT PERSON: Clare Swinney
Ms Clare Swinney, 27 Kirikiri Rd, Woodhill, Whangarei. Ph: 00649-4307252 Inside NZ: 09-4307252 Mobile: 021-0732885

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LIST OF COUNCILS STILL NEEDING CONTACT PEOPLE AND CONFIRMATION OF RALLIES FOR NATIONAL DAY OF ACTION AGAINST WATER PRIVATISATION

Palmerston North City Council

http://www.pncc.govt.nz

Private Bag 11034

Palmerston North

06 356 8199 (ph)

06 351 4471 (fax)

info@pncc.govt.nz

Porirua City Council

http://www.pcc.govt.nz

PO Box 50218

Porirua City

04 237 5089 (ph)

04 237 6384 (fax)

enquiries@pcc.govt.nz

Tauranga City Council

http://www.tauranga.govt.nz

Private Bag 12022

Tauranga

07 577 7000 (ph)

07 577 7193 (fax)

info@tauranga.govt.nz

Upper Hutt City Council

http://www.uhcc.govt.nz

Private Bag 907

Upper Hutt

04 527 2169 (ph)

04 528 2652 (fax)

askus@uhcc.govt.nz

Invercargill City Council

http://www.icc.govt.nz

Private Bag 90104

Invercargill

03 211 1777 (ph)

03 211 1433 (fax)

service@icc.govt.nz

Carterton District Council

ADDRESS:

Council Chambers
Holloway Street, Carterton

http://www.cartertondc.co.nz

PO Box 9

Carterton

06 379 6626 (ph)

06 379 7832 (fax)

info@cdc.govt.nz

MAYOR AND COUNCILLOR CONTACT DETAILS:

http://www.cartertondc.co.nz/governance.html

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Central Hawke’s Bay District Council

ADDRESS:
28-32 Ruataniwha Street
WAIPAWA

http://www.chbdc.govt.nz

P O Box 127

Waipawa

06 857 8060 (ph)

06 857 7179 (fax)

info@chbdc.govt.nz

MAYOR AND COUNCILLOR CONTACT DETAILS:

http://www.chbdc.govt.nz/mayor-and-councillors/

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Far North District Council

ADDRESS:

Memorial Avenue
Kaikohe

http://www.fndc.govt.nz

Private Bag 752

Kaikohe

09 405 2750 (ph)

09 401 2137 (fax)

ask.us@fndc.govt.nz

MAYOR AND COUNCILLOR CONTACT DETAILS:

http://www.fndc.govt.nz/your-council/elected-representatives#a0

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Gisborne District Council

ADDRESS:
15 Fitzherbert Street

Gisborne

http://www.gdc.govt.nz

PO Box 747

Gisborne

06 867 2049 (ph)

06 867 8076 (fax)

service@gdc.govt.nz

MAYOR AND COUNCILLOR CONTACT DETAILS:

http://www.gdc.govt.nz/councillor-contact-details/

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Hastings District Council

ADDRESS:

207 Lyndon Road East
Hastings

http://www.hastingsdc.govt.nz

Private Bag 9002

Hastings

06 878 0500 (ph)

06 878 0555 (fax)

council@hdc.govt.nz

MAYOR AND COUNCILLOR CONTACT DETAILS:

http://www.hastingsdc.govt.nz/councillors

Hauraki District Council

William Street

Paeroa

http://www.hauraki-dc.govt.nz

PO Box 17

Paeroa

07 862 8609 (ph)

07 862 8607 (fax)

info@hauraki-dc.govt.nz

MAYOR AND COUNCILLOR CONTACT DETAILS:

http://www.hauraki-dc.govt.nz/

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Horowhenua District Council

ADDRESS:

126-148 Oxford Street
Levin

http://www.horowhenua.govt.nz

Private Bag 4002

Levin

06 949 4949 (ph)

06 949 4957 (fax)

enquiries@horowhenua.govt.nz

MAYOR AND COUNCILLOR CONTACT DETAILS:

http://www.horowhenua.govt.nz/YourCouncil/Your-Councillors/

Kaipara District Council

ADDRESS:

42 Hokianga Road

Dargaville

http://www.kaipara.govt.nz

Private Bag 1001

Dargaville

09 439 7059 (ph)

09 439 6756 (fax)

council@kaipara.govt.nz

MAYOR AND COUNCILLOR CONTACT DETAILS:

http://www.kaipara.govt.nz/council.htm

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Kapiti Coast District Council

ADDRESS:

175 Rimu Road
Paraparaumu

http://www.kapiticoast.govt.nz

Private Bag 601

Paraparaumu

04 904 5700 (ph)

04 904 5830 (fax)

kapiti.council@kapiticoast.govt.nz

MAYOR AND COUNCILLOR CONTACT DETAILS:

http://www.kapiticoast.govt.nz/Your-Council/Elected-Members/Mayor-Kapiti-Coast-District-Council/

http://www.kapiticoast.govt.nz/Your-Council/Elected-Members/Councillors/

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Kawerau District Council

ADDRESS:

Ranfurly Court
Kawerau

http://www.kaweraudc.govt.nz

Private Bag

Kawarau 3075

07 323 8779 (ph)

07 323 8072 (fax)

kaweraudc@kaweraudc.govt.nz

MAYOR AND COUNCILLOR CONTACT DETAILS:

http://www.kaweraudc.govt.nz/aboutourcouncil/councilstructure.asp

Manawatu District Council

ADDRESS:

135 Manchester Street
FEILDING

http://www.mdc.govt.nz

Private Bag 10001

Feilding

06 323 0000 (ph)

06 323 0822 (fax)

public@mdc.govt.nz

MAYOR AND COUNCILLOR CONTACT DETAILS:

http://www.mdc.govt.nz/asp/contacts.asp?level1=contacts&level2=mayor/councillors

Masterton District Council

ADDRESS:

64 Chapel Street
Masterton

http://www.mstn.govt.nz

PO Box 444

Masterton

06 378 9666 (ph)

06 378 8400 (fax)

mdc@mstn.govt.nz

MAYOR AND COUNCILLOR CONTACT DETAILS:

http://www.mstn.govt.nz/council/councillors/index.php

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Matamata-Piako District Council

ADDRESS:

Te Aroha Office

35 Kenrick Street,

Te Aroha

http://www.mpdc.govt.nz

PO Box 266

Te Aroha

07 884 0060 (ph)

07 884 8865 (fax)

info@mpdc.govt.nz

MAYOR AND COUNCILLOR CONTACT DETAILS:

http://www.mpdc.govt.nz/our-council/councillors-mayor/councillor-profiles.html

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New Plymouth District Council

ADDRESS:

Civic Centre, Liardet St

New Plymouth

http://www.newplymouthnz.com

Private Bag 2025

New Plymouth

06 759 6060 (ph)

06 759 6072 (fax)

enquiries@npdc.govt.nz

MAYOR AND COUNCILLOR CONTACT DETAILS:

http://www.newplymouthnz.com/TheCouncilAndItsPeople/CouncilPeople/MayorAndCouncillors/

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Opotiki District Council

ADDRESS:

108 St. John Street
OPOTIKI

http://www.odc.govt.nz

PO Box 44

Opotiki

07 315 3030 (ph)

07 315 7050 (fax)

info@odc.govt.nz

MAYOR AND COUNCILLOR CONTACT DETAILS:

http://www.odc.govt.nz/AboutCouncil/Representation/Pages/Representation.aspx

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Otorohanga District Council

ADDRESS:

17 Maniapoto Street
Otorohanga

http://www.otodc.govt.nz

PO Box 11

Otorohanga

07 873 8199 (ph)

07 873 7991 (fax)

info@otodc.govt.nz

MAYOR AND COUNCILLOR CONTACT DETAILS:

http://www.otodc.govt.nz/Council/ElectedMembers.htm

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Papakura District Council

ADDRESS:

35 Coles Crescent

Papakura

http://www.papakura.govt.nz

Private Bag 7

Papakura

South Auckland

09 295 1300 (ph)

09 298 1906 (fax)

customerservices@papakura.govt.nz

MAYOR AND COUNCILLOR CONTACT DETAILS:

http://www.papakura.govt.nz/council.htm

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Rangitikei District Council

ADDRESS:

46 High St,

Marton

http://www.rangdc.govt.nz

46 High Street

Marton

06 327 8076 (ph)

06 327 6970 (fax)

info@rangdc.govt.nz

MAYOR AND COUNCILLOR CONTACT DETAILS:

http://www.rangdc.govt.nz/index.php/mayor

http://www.rangdc.govt.nz/index.php/councillors

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Rodney District Council

ADDRESS:

50 Centreway Road,

Orewa

http://www.rodney.govt.nz

Private Bag 500

Orewa

Auckland

09 426 5169 (ph)

09 426 7280 (fax)

info@rodney.govt.nz

MAYOR AND COUNCILLOR CONTACT DETAILS:

http://www.rodney.govt.nz/YourCouncil/mayorcouncillors/Pages/MayorCouncillors.aspx

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Rotorua District Council

ADDRESS:

Civic Centre

1061 Haupapa Street

Rotorua

http://www.rdc.govt.nz

Private Bag 3029

Rotorua Mail Centre

Rotorua 3046

07 348 4199 (ph)

07 348 4195 (fax)

mail@rdc.govt.nz

MAYOR AND COUNCILLOR CONTACT DETAILS:

http://www.rdc.govt.nz/YourCouncil/ElectedMembers.aspx

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Ruapehu District Council

ADDRESS:

59 – 63 Huia Street,

Taumarunui

http://www.ruapehudc.govt.nz

Private Bag 1001

Taumaranui 3946

07 895 8188 (ph)

07 895 3256 (fax)

info@ruapehudc.govt.nz

MAYOR AND COUNCILLOR CONTACT DETAILS:

http://www.ruapehudc.govt.nz/pages/council/elected_reps.html

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South Taranaki District Council

ADDRESS:

105-111 Albion Street
Hawera

http://www.stdc.co.nz

Private Bag 902

Hawera

06 278 0555 (ph)

06 278 8757 (fax)

contact@stdc.govt.nz

MAYOR AND COUNCILLOR CONTACT DETAILS:

http://www.stdc.co.nz/index.php?page=home.php

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South Waikato District Council

ADDRESS:

Torphin Crescent,

Tokoroa

http://www.swktodc.govt.nz

Private Bag 7

Tokoroa

07 885 0340 (ph)

07 885 0718 (fax)

info@southwaikato.govt.nz

MAYOR AND COUNCILLOR CONTACT DETAILS:

http://www.southwaikato.govt.nz/index.php?option=com_content&view=category&id=92&Itemid=106

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South Wairarapa District Council

ADDRESS:

19 Kitchener Street,

MARTINBOROUGH

http://www.swdc.govt.nz

P O Box 6

Martinborough

06 306 9611 (ph)

06 306 9373 (fax)

enquiries@swdc.govt.nz

MAYOR AND COUNCILLORS CONTACT DETAILS:

http://www.swdc.govt.nz/container_pages/contacts.asp?section=mayor&level1=contacts&level2=mayor

http://www.swdc.govt.nz/container_pages/contacts.asp?section=c&level1=contacts&level2=councillors

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Stratford District Council

ADDRESS:

Miranda Street,

Stratford

http://www.stratford.govt.nz

PO Box 320

Stratford

07 765 6099 (ph)

07 765 7500 (fax)

stratforddc@stratford.govt.nz

MAYOR AND COUNCILLOR CONTACT DETAILS:

http://stratford.govt.nz/content.php/article/meet-the-council/m/31

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Tararua District Council

ADDRESS:
26 Gordon St

Dannevirke

http://www.tararuadc.govt.nz

PO Box 115

Dannevirke

06 374 4080 (ph)

06 374 4137 (fax)

info@tararuadc.govt.nz

MAYOR AND COUNCILLOR CONTACT DETAILS:

http://www.tararuadc.govt.nz/asp/contacts.asp?section=mayor&menu=ba

http://www.tararuadc.govt.nz/asp/contacts.asp?section=councillors&menu=bb

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Taupo District Council

ADDRESS:

72 Lake Terrace,

TAUPO

http://www.taupodc.govt.nz

Private Bag 2005

Taupo

07 376 0899 (ph)

07 378 0118 (fax)

general@taupo.govt.nz

MAYOR AND COUNCILLOR CONTACT DETAILS:

http://www.taupodc.govt.nz/Your-Council/Taupo-District-Council/

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Thames-Coromandel District Council

ADDRESS:

515 Mackay Street,

Thames

http://www.tcdc.govt.nz

515 Mackay Street

Thames

07 868 0200 (ph)

07 868 0234 (fax)

customer.services@tcdc.govt.nz

MAYOR AND COUNCILLOR CONTACT DETAILS:

http://www.tcdc.govt.nz/Council/Mayor-and-Councillors/

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Waikato District Council

ADDRESS:

15 Galileo St,

Ngaruawahia,

http://www.waikatodc.govt.nz

Private Bag 544

Ngaruawahia

07 824 8633 (ph)

07 824 5808 (fax)

publicEnquiries@waidc.govt.nz

MAYOR AND COUNCILLOR CONTACT DETAILS:

http://www.waikatodc.govt.nz/Your-Council/Mayor-and-councillors.aspx

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Waipa District Council

ADDRESS:

101 Bank Street,

Te Awamutu

http://www.waipadc.govt.nz

Private Bag 2402

Te Awamutu

07 872 0030 (ph)

07 872 0033 (fax)

info@waipadc.govt.nz

MAYOR AND COUNCILLOR CONTACT DETAILS:

http://www.waipadc.govt.nz/Council/AboutTheCouncil/Councillors.htm
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