The Annual General Meeting of Te Awaroa Residents and Ratepayers Association was held on 20th November.
A proposal to work with Helensville Museum on Council issues was well received.
Guests Damian Albert, our senior police officer, and Melissa Haven, our new community constable, engaged in discussion with those present.
Another issue for community concern: Helensville went from having a direct phone line at our Council Service Centre, to having to call Council central call centre to be transferred through to Helensville if the operator could identify the existence of Helensville. Now the Council call centre has no knowledge of any phone number to connect to Helensville, leaving us having to actually go to the service centre. The comment from service centre staff is ‘people don’t talk to people now, the world has changed’. Does this signal the imminent end of Helensville having a service centre?