Messages of Kindness We are proud of our strong community spirit and in times of struggle and insecurity as we navigate through the Covid-19 pandemic, kindness is an incredibly powerful gift.Our Council staff have continued to work throughout the Lock down and following Alert levels and we want to share how we have adapted to a new way of working while still maintaining our Council services.We have also received many messages of thanks and support for us and other groups in our community. We want to celebrate these too and showcase the wonderful messages of kindness with you all. Thank you to all essential workers, volunteers, business owners, whānau and especially to you who have sacrificed for the health and safety of New Zealand.These images are a combination of Council staff and community members in our District uniting as one to eliminate the Covid-19 Pandemic. He waka eke noa. We are all in this together. If you would like to add your own message email us at: email@example.com with Messages of Kindness in the subject line and will celebrate with you. Next >× Next >× Bonnie14th May, 2020Working from home has been BAU (Business as Usual) for me, order papers, emails, meetings, minutes etc In between, I have also been trying to “teach” the kids and Fluffy knowingly not allowed on the table likes to supervise the chaos! < Prev Next >× < Prev Next >× MatthewI spent the lockdown relaxing and recharging which included doing groceries for my grandparents 3 times, fixing the lawn mower, cleaning every room in the house, whilst also enjoying some Netflix.In level 3 we have been full on with a stock take at the Marton Library working full weeks, hopefully finishing up Monday and Tuesday. < Prev Next >× < Prev Next >× Councillor Tracey Hiroa3rd May, 2020To Gemma & The Teamat Taihape Health LimitedYOU ROCK!!HE WAKA EKE NOA!"Essential Services Covid-19" < Prev Next >× < Prev Next >× The Roading TeamThe roading team during the level 4 lock down continued to ensure that all aspects pertaining to the maintenance contract continued to be monitored closely. The team continued on with the forward work programme plus also a structural programme pertaining to the bridging inventory. A number of RFS’s were actioned plus contract payments to NZTA.The transition to level 3 enabled the contractors to recommence a number of projects mainly pavement rehabilitation e.g. Skerman Street and Pukepapa Road. The team has regular zoom meetings to ensure that the focus is maintained on keeping abreast of what is happening on the network. < Prev Next >× < Prev Next >× Philip12th May, 2020During lockdown I have been involved in:Working with Higgins to ensure that the roading network was monitored and maintained in a safe conditionWorking to plan projects to commence when we change alert levelWorking with our reception to ensure that requests for services such as removal of wasp hives continuedWorking with our consultants to investigate and programme strengthening work to the Districts 260 Bridges, photo attached.Sorry the bridge photo is not too dynamic – mind you your don’t want bridges to be dynamic and exiting. They are a lot better if they are rigid and just sit still where they are!!!! < Prev Next >× < Prev Next >× Liz and Vicki12th May, 2020Liz and Vicki have been the Logistics Team working in Welfare for past 5 weeks. We have organised twice weekly shopping for our vulnerable people that aren't allowed out and we have been supporting Marton Local Churches with organising topping up their food supplies weekly and delivering food parcels on a Thursday. We were asked to help supply cones and a tent for two Cbac events held at Te Runanga Ngati Apa as well as clothing from the Opportunity Shop for families in need. < Prev Next >× < Prev Next >× Councillor Fi Dalgety4th May, 2020Thank you to all the Essential WorkersIncluding a massive shout out to all the truckies and meat processors who keep our meat moving. < Prev Next >× < Prev Next >× Jody12th May, 2020So what do you do when the there is a world-wide pandemic and the government declares a level 4 lockdown and you have to stay at home for the next several weeks? Luckily for me I grabbed several bins of new books that needed processing, I worked from home and they are now catalogued, labelled, stamped and covered and are now ready for release when life returns to something more normal. As essential welfare staff got busier in the office, I took on the responsibility of ringing our community housing tenants, checking in weekly with any needs or concerns and shared many a laugh with these interesting people.Now that we are at level 3, I’m still chatting with all our Marton, Bulls and Ratana community housing tenants unless my timing is bad and I missed them when they popped out, probably grabbing the milk and bread. We are also back in the library, working behind closed doors and doing a thorough stocktake to get ready for all those new books coming your way. < Prev Next >× < Prev Next >× A letter from Max4th May, 2020Thank you to all the volunteers @ Marton Volunteer Fire Brigade.Your service and commitment is truly appreciated - Thanks for keeping us all safe.Love Max < Prev Next >× < Prev Next >× Dawn Hesketh12th May, 2020As well as cleaning ceilings chopping shrubs and eating I have done some stocktaking in the libraryDawn < Prev Next >× < Prev Next >× Eniko Hodds4th May, 2020I have been paying suppliers, 2-3 payment runs a week, processing daily Direct Debits, handling customer queries (eg. Postpone, load or cancel Direct Debits)Processed invoices as per normal and providing support within the Purchase order system.Maintaining suppliers (setup new one, update existing ones).Has been business as usual with very little that I could not do from home. < Prev Next >× < Prev Next >× Messages of Kindness9th May, 2020If you would like to add your own message email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org with Messages of Kindness in the subject line and will celebrate with you. < Prev Next >× < Prev Next >× Deputy Mayor Nigel Belsham4th May, 2020THANK YOURangitikei for staying safe in you bubbleWe've got this!Kia Kaha < Prev Next >× < Prev Next >× Councillor Richard Lambert4th May, 2020Thank you - Agricultural Workers < Prev × < Prev × Cr Gill Duncan & Friends4th May, 2020All Rubbish Service providersTHANK YOU!Rangitikei Wheelie Bins / Environwaste and especially Jacob Shortland - Smart Environmental and team.- Taihape's local rubbish Herds!