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Third time lucky for
Waimak over Nelson
HEADS UP: Waimak United's
Kane Fraser lines up a header at
the Nelson College goal during
his side's 2-1 victory on Saturday.
PHOTO: CHRIS SYMES/
WAIMAK UNITED defeated Nelson
College 2-1 on their third attempt to
advance to the fourth round of foot-
ball s Chatham Cup.
After winter weather spoiled their
first two opportunities, Waimak made
sure their third and final effort coun-
ted, as they secured a spot in the
fourth-round against Cashmere Tech-
nical this Saturday.
Caleb Baker starred in the victory
for Waimak with both goals, but the
aftermath has dampened celebra-
Coach Dave Lay has stood down to
focus on clearing the club s name in
its off-field dispute with Mainland
He said the club s name was being
dragged in the mud -- referring to
Mainland Football s decision to slap
Waimak with a record $4000 fine
after finding three club officials had
deliberately deceived the federation s
disciplinary committee at an appeals
hearing this month.
Injured player Amos Banbury will
take over as coach for the clash with
Mainland premier league club Cash-
THE ASHLEY bridge closed
again yesterday, after being
reopened to traffic on
This time, snow melt fol-
lowing a night of north-
westerlies shut it down at
9.30am, while rising river
levels were monitored
through the day.
The bridge repairs were
completed on Friday night
and it opened to light vehi-
cles the next day, with a
30 kmh speed limit.
The weight and speed res-
trictions were lifted on
Monday morning, but
increased water in the Ash-
ley meant the signs went up
again, after engineers had
earlier dropped the bridge s
tolerance from 180 cubic
metres of water flow an hour
The bridge could now be
closed for two or three days,
depending on snow melt --
meaning nearly 10,000
motorists who cross the
bridge daily will once again
have to go the long way
round, via State Highway 1
and Wyllies Rd at Sefton.
The Waimakariri District
Council is holding public
meetings on the status of the
old bridge and construction
of a new one. The meetings
are at Ashley School hall at
7.30pm tonight and at Ros-
sburn Receptions, Rangiora,
at 7.30pm tomorrow.
Time to review water scheme
WAIMAKARIRI DISTRICT councillor
Peter Farrant wants the Ashley water
scheme divided out between the Waima-
kariri and Hurunui councils, after 25
years of being run as a joint network.
He plans to table the proposal at the
Waimakariri council s meeting in August,
saying it is time Waimakariri users got
more of a say in what they re drinking.
The scheme was put in place in the
late 1970s for stock water, and splitting
it was a trade-off to ease the 1989 amal-
gamation of the local territorial auth-
orities, he said.
Twenty-five years down the track, the
area is now lifestyle blocks and subdivi-
sions and the water is being used in the
home as well as in the field, but WDC
ratepaying consumers are still helping
fund utility services in the Hurunui.
The tipping point for him, he says, was
the Hurunui council s recent decision to
chlorinate the supply without fully con-
sulting the Waimakariri users.
Today, most of the network s con-
sumers pay Waimakariri rates, but
because Hurunui operates the network, it
doesn t get included in our annual or
long-term plans. Had the proposal been
properly presented to the consumers via
those avenues and through the Woodend
Ashley Community Board, I am sure we
would have seen a significant increase
He also says the moment is ripe for the
idea to be floated again.
Over the last eight or nine years, the
northern part of the scheme has invested
in two new wells, and the Waimakariri
District Council will also be starting to
look at how to bring water and waste-
water over the new Ashley bridge. It
seems such a timely point to split the
northern and southern ends of the net-
work, and it wouldn t take much to do it.
Hurunui mayor Winton Dalley agrees
it could be time to sit down around the
table and discuss the issues.
I m happy to sit down and check out
the benefits of the idea for both districts
and their ratepayers.
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