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Te Kō Tū
Volunteers at the recent Tuia planting
Enjoy the great outdoors at Tuhaitara Coastal Park --
right on Waimakariri's own stretch of coastline from
The Pines-Kairaki to Waikuku
Te Kohaka o Tuhaitara Trust
would like to thank the following Supporters
CWMS Waimakariri Zone Committee and
the Department of Conservation helping to restore
Walking Access NZ and Vodafone for the
redevelopment of the Pegasus Walkway/Cycleway
between Woodend and Kairaki Beaches
World Wildlife Fund for Nature for our biota nodes and
Waimakariri District Council, Environment Canterbury and
Te Runanga o Ngai Tahu
Love your park
Contact: Greg Byrnes, General Manager
Phone: 03-313 1768 | Mobile: 021-024 55 398 | Email: email@example.com
www.tuhaitarapark.org.nz | Office: Te Tai Kohaka, Woodend Beach Domain
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Tuhaitara Coastal Park - Woodend
Sunday 11th November 10am-3pm
For further information and
directions to the event contact:
p: 027 687 5344
p: 021 024 55 398
Bring your bike to move
Bush - River - Beach in the waimakariri District.
Local Supporting Organisation
FREE family event
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Editor, Northern Outlook,
Private Bag 4722,
No valid reason why
school can't relocate
I am rather overwhelmed by the wailing
and gnashing of teeth about the Rangiora
High School Nursery School issue. As far as
I know, there is no reason the nursery
school couldn t relocate, like any other
business whose lease expired or building
was rendered unfit.
If the (nursery) school is as cherished as
it appears, then surely the whole business
could set up home somewhere else and
operate like all the other pre-schools in
Rangiora. If the building was owned by a
private landlord, I don t believe there would
be this reaction.
Recipe for tolerance?
I too am a fervent believer in the Road
Code, Yates Garden book, and cookbooks, in
particular the Edmonds Cookbook. (I
believe in New Zealand it outsells the
Bible.) It has a recipe for roasting duck --
maybe there is one in there for tolerance!
All arguments aside, if gay folk have the
power to command earthquakes in their
wrath and fury, shouldn t we be giving
them whatever they want ? G Robinson
Comparison is madness
Ms Foster (Outlook, November 3) asks if
the Bible is taken as an authority.
Obviously not -- it is merely an old novel
written circa 1500 years ago, not in
English, and has been translated by several
people, all now unknown, and generally
messed about with, and selectively
interpreted, a lot. To compare this with a
modern piece of statute law, carefully
drafted and reviewed, tested in courts, and
based on the fundamentals of the physics of
moving bodies and the conservation of
energy (her cited example of the Road Code)
is utter stark raving madness. B Lennox
I would also like to congratulate Jasmine
Harrison on speaking out on her views on
I also agree with Tom Arthur
It would be great if more real Christians
stood up and expressed their views.
REPAIRS PROCEED: The Old Waimakariri Bridge, closed during a flood.
Photo: STACEY SQUIRES
Bridge repairs due to
start by end of month
REPAIRS TO the earthquake-damaged Old
Waimakariri Bridge could start this month,
with contractors due to take over the site
from November 23.
Waimakariri District Council roading
manager Ken Stevenson said the joint proj-
ect -- between the council and Christchurch
City Council -- would take until early April.
He was unsure when work would start,
as specialised equipment from overseas had
to be acquired by the contractor.
New Zealand Transport Agency (NZTA)
subsidies would account for 60 per cent of
the $900,000 repair bill, with the remain-
der split between the two councils. Design
costs could push the price up though.
The damaged pier is not one of those
previously strengthened to allow the bridge
to withstand floods.
The repair work includes new piles, a pile
cap beam and concrete encasement to the
pier, as well as reinstatement of the dam-
aged back wall and wing walls.
Mr Stevenson said the work would mean
the bridge, which has been temporarily
propped up, would again be able to with-
stand flood water.
He said ideally the council would have
liked the work to have been done earlier but
with the extent of damage to bridges after
the earthquakes it had to wait.
Most of the work will be under the bridge,
with an effort made to retain access for
pedestrians and cyclist traffic, however,
this is subject to safety conditions .
A seven-day bridge closure will be needed
to complete the work, which is likely to be
scheduled for the end of March next year.
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