Dog Trapping 2018

Stray dogs are a major issue faced by any Council and Nadi is not exempt from this issue. The amount of stray dogs found roaming our streets are appalling and shows a lack of ownership and compassion for dogs as pets.

Given that dogs often present a major health and safety issue the council conducts regular dog trapping exercises in the hopes of curbing the issue. Dog traps are set in areas where we receive complains. We DO NOT use poison in our bait as a means of getting reed of these dogs. Once they are trapped, they are taking to our council depot where there are housed for 12 daylight hours. The dogs are released to any person willing to take care of them.

Given below is a breakdown of trappings done for the last few months:

Month Traps Set Dogs Trapped Complaints Received
October 6 2
November 11 3 4
December 10 2 2
January 7 2
February 9 7 3
March 12 4 2
April
May 2 2 5

Cleanup 2018

Nadi Town Council through its service charter provides rate payers with quarterly clean-up service in which rate payers are encouraged to clean up their compounds and place all refuse onto the roadside which is then cleared by the council.

This exercise has been long going and is seen as a way to help rate payers clean their compounds without the hassle of worrying about transportation and dumping expenditure.

Rate Payers are encouraged to take out items which are not targeted in the normal garbage collection routine such as, garden refuse, old or broken appliances and furniture and other household waste. The council distributes a circular which stipulates the time of collection for each ward, the method of disposal and the type of waste that is collected.

So far this year the Council has carried out two of its Quarterly Clean-ups in January and April, with two more to be conducted in July and October. Apart from this the Council has also carried out a clean-up in the wake of flooding caused during Cyclone Josie and Cyclone Keni.

Given below is a breakdown of the amount of refuse carted from the Town, through each clean-up:

 

  No. of Loads Tonnage
1st Quarter 122 256.82
Cyclone Josie & Keni 39 104.62
2nd Quarter 128 355.15

Wailoaloa Beach Cleanup 2018

After coordinating with Projects Abroad and the Bula Festival Committee a clean- up of the Wailoaloa beach side was conducted. In total 31 people were involved in the clean-up which targeted all litter strewn across the beach side.

In total 80 garbage bags of litter namely plastic bottles, wrappers, Styrofoam containers, plastics, cartons and other soft litter were collected. Another 20 sacks of tins and glass were also collected.

Since there was media coverage through the Fiji Times, this was seen as an opportunity to help promote more environmentally conscious activities in the community and also help encourage people to stop littering.

Present: Bula Festival Queens Contestants, Bula Festival Committee Members, NTC Health Staff, Volunteers and Facilitators from Projects Abroad.

Bula Festival 2018

Bula Festival will be held from 14th – 21st July which will be followed by the anticipated declaration of Nadi as a City.

The declaration date is yet to be confirmed.