Home' Northern Outlook : April 17th 2013 Contents 30 NORTHERN OUTLOOK, APRIL 17, 2013
DROP OFF RE-OPENS
After receiving feedback on the new contract arrangements at the Amberley Transfer
station, the Council has agreed that the drop-off area for recycling materials can
The Managing Director of Hurunui Recycling, Rex MacKenzie is pleased that an
agreement has been reached which will give people a choice of putting all their
unsorted recyclables into a compactor to be carted and sorted in Christchurch, or
separating their material into bins for Hurunui Recycling staff to process, as happened
before March 1st.
"We have received a number of complaints from people who have always supported
us and found the new hours to be too restrictive, and this will allow those people to
again drop materials off from 8.30am to 4.30 pm 5 days a week and Saturday 9.00am
to 12," Mr MacKenzie said.
The Council's Special Projects Manager, Bruce Yates concedes that the new hours
being trialled may have caught some people unawares, but the Council has also
received a lot of positive feedback on the new arrangements. While there had been
a lot of confusion about what could and couldn't be done on the site in terms of its
resource consent, and also the terms of the contract the Council has with North
Canterbury Community Resources, "in the end, as landlords we felt that safety in
the yard would be greatly improved if public vehicles were restricted to just one area,
namely the transfer station. However Hurunui Recycling have put up a pretty strong
argument for retaining the drop-off".
Mr MacKenzie urges the public to obey the 5kph speed restriction when using his
drop-off facility. "People need to be aware that this is a working yard and there are a lot
of different machines in operation" he said. "Hurunui Recycling have been managing
the yard for many years and there have been no reported traffic incidents in that area
and we want that record maintained".
Both the Council and Hurunui Recycling are fully committed to minimising waste
going to landfill and hope that by now providing 2 options for disposing of recyclables,
both free, there will be an even better result for the district.
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ROUND TWO of North Canterbury
Rugby's junior competition
kicked off on Saturday morning.
In the under-10 grade, Ohoka
Red and Saracens Red clashed
at Mandeville where Greg
Matthews caught these
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Anton Marshall breaks a tackle on the wing as Joseph Matthews looms up in support.
Sean Rutherford sizes up a Saracens
Isiah Piper looks to draw the defence
before passing to Joe Drury on the
Newbies' podium finish
HIGH FLIERS: Sefton School entered two teams in the Huxter mountainbike school relay at McLeans Island
on Friday, and both teams came second. It was the first time the school had entered the competition and
the first time any of the riders had competed in a mountainbike event, co-ordinator Melanie Gold said. From
left, Luke Gill and Georgia Gold (years 5 and 6 event), and Riley Harrison and Fraser Wilson (years 7 and
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