With the first round of the Shaping Our Future Forums over, including the repeat forums that were held for people who couldn’t make the first ones, it is now time for the second stage to begin.

The dates are as follows:

  • Wanaka Economic Futures Forum 2 – Thursday 30th June, 4-6pm (and repeated 7-9pm) at Lake Wanaka Centre
  • Queenstown Economic Futures Forum 2 – Tuesday 5th July 4-6pm (and repeated 7-9pm) at Queenstown Memorial Hall

So we now have two time slots available to us, awesome work! I’m available to support any young people that would like to go and have their voices heard. I cannot stress how important this type of community forum is, if we are all going to design a future for our district that we want and not what someone else wants. The time is now and we can find the time.

Even if you think that you’re not into economics you may surprise yourself. We all need money to live which we generally get from the work we do, this is a very important issue and also a fantastic opportunity to meet people from our district who also care about the future of our towns.

There is also a new Shaping Our future website……you should go have a look. Remember, if you’re thinking of going and would like some company then please let me know, simon@wanakawastebusters.co.nz & 027 201 4484