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Upper Hutt Leader : June 29th 2011
4 UPPER HUTT LEADER, JUNE 29, 2011 NEWS The First Name in Good Gardens Specials valid till 06/07/11 or while stocks last www.oderings.co.nz www.oderings.co.nz Open 7 Days 8am - 5pm $13.99 $699 EACH 1/2 Price Ceanothus Roweanus Californian Lilac. Hardy & quick growing. Masses of lovely, dark blue flowers in spring. Freshly Picked Fragrant Freesias $6.99 1/2 Price Polyanthus Clumps in Flower For an instant garden. Indoors or outdoors $1.99 99c EACH $429 PACK OF 6 New Season Tomatoes Instore NOW. 9 varieties for indoor areas Hebe First Light Lovely new pink flowering native. $13.99 $999 EACH Strawberry Camarosa and Diamante Heavy cropping commercial varieties. Very sweet and tasty.90c EACH OR 12 FOR $10 Climbing Rose Birthday Present. Deep rich, dark red, fragrant flowers $21.99 $1699 EACH First of the new seasons FRUIT TREES Instore Now! More arriving daily. Priced from $29.99ea 1066 Fergusson Dr, Upper Hutt. Ph: 939 1020 Not being members we cannot sell or redeem NGIA Gift Vouchers. 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The Mangaroa River, in con- trast to the Hutt, does not have an existing district plan flood hazard area, and the proposal has, over the past couple of years, attracted considerable public interest. Issues raised by the landowners have been largely centred on the perceived costs in terms of reduced property values and reduced development of sub- division potential, a report from the city environmental services director Richard Harbord says. It is expected that further feedback of this nature will be conveyed by submissions through the formal RMA submission pro- cess that will follow. The change follows work by the Greater Wellington Regional Council in identifying and assessing the flood and erosion hazard areas of the two rivers. This work has led to the council developing the separate Hutt River Floodplain Management Plan and the Mangaroa River Flood Hazard Assessment. Hydraulic modelling of the rivers has been carried out to identify the hazard areas and assist in developing planning con- trols, the report says. The non-structural measures proposed for the Mangaroa are of great importance. The floodplain is much less developed than the Hutt River Floodplain, Mr Harbord s report says. Structural measures to man- age the flood risk are not suggested by the GWRC for the Mangaroa River. The (plan change) seeks to avoid the need for expensive future flood- protection works along the river by limiting development within the flood hazard areas. Various flood hazard sub- areas are defined, with the first being the Mangaroa River corri- dor, with its width set by geologi- cal features or the extent of a one in 100 year flood event. The remaining flood-prone area outside the river corridor is generally termed the floodplain, which is comprised of overflow paths where the fast-flowing waters will form, ponding areas where floodwater is slow-flowing and deep, and areas where erosion hazard is an issue. Consultation around the proposed changes, which included public meetings, challenged the GWRC technical analysis and con- cerns about the effect on property values. As a result GWRC com- missioned a report from a prop- erty consultant and valuer Peter O Brien to provide guidance as to how a flood hazard overlay may influence property values . It is vital for all councils to inform both present owners and all future owners of any hazards and potential assessment hazards inherent in any property. The bottom line is that there is no generic answer as to the influ- ence of a hazard notation. Each property will possess its own peculiar characteristics and each property s risk profile will be dif- ferent, Mr O Brien says. I would expect any property with a huge risk profile will have its marketability influenced nega- tively whether or not the district plan includes the hazard notation. A risk is either evident or it is not. High insurance drives rate rises By COLIN WILLIAMS A residential rates rise of 4.61 per cent for the 2011-12 year was confirmed by the Upper Hutt City Council on Wednesday. The rise was confirmed after the final adjustments were made as a result of the city facing higher insurance premiums for its infrastructure cover, largely a result of the Christchurch earthquakes. The residential rates increase was based on estimated 0.85 per cent rise in the number of proper- ties the council can collect rates from. The change will mean the rates on a house with the average resi- dential capital value of $333,000, will be $1653 for the next financial year. Owners of an average rural property, valued at $719,000, will pay $12,524 -- and not use the targeted services of water, wastewater and stormwater -- while an average business, attracting a capital value of $899,000 will pay $7878. Other residential rates results will see a house with a $200,000 capital value paying $1241, one with a $300,000 value paying $1550, one with a $400,000 capital value paying $1860, one with a $500,000 value paying $2169 and one with a $600,000 value paying $2478.
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