Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search

 


Baches to burn at Long Bay Regional Park


Baches to burn at Long Bay Regional Park

The community at large is set to benefit from the torching of two unwanted baches at Long Bay Regional Park tomorrow (Tuesday 4 February).

The Auckland Regional Council has provided the New Zealand Fire Service with the opportunity to conduct a live fire demonstration in the baches to provide a graphic illustration of the benefits of sprinkler systems to life and property protection.

ARC Parks and Heritage Committee Chairman Bill Burrill says the baches couldn’t be moved and would have been demolished anyway so he is delighted that the regional council has combined with the fire service to achieve considerable public good out of the situation.

“The fire service have told us that the demonstration and subsequent open day will be most beneficial to the community,” Cr Burrill says.

“The baches in the park will provide the fire service with the opportunity to gather experimental data on home sprinkler performance and raise public awareness of the benefits of home sprinkler systems.” Two identical units will be set alight, one with a sprinkler system installed and one without.

“The Long Bay situation is ideal because the fire service hardly ever gets the opportunity to use identical structures in sound condition for comparative fire tests,” Cr Burrill says.

Cr Burrill says the timing of the demonstration is ideal as it allows the fire service to conduct a public awareness campaign at the baches in the park two days later on Waitangi Day.

He says the ARC working in partnership with the fire service is even good news for Auckland ratepayers as this is the least expensive means of disposing of the unwanted baches.

“It’s a genuine win-win situation,” he says.

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

 

Also, Loan Interest: Productivity Commission On Tertiary Education

Key recommendations include better quality control; making it easier for students to transfer between courses; abolishing University Entrance; enabling tertiary institutions to own and control their assets; making it easier for new providers to enter the system; and facilitating more and faster innovation by tertiary education providers... More>>

ALSO:

Higher Payments: Wellington Regional Council Becomes A Living Wage Employer

Councillor Sue Kedgley said she was delighted that the Wellington Regional Council unanimously adopted her motion to become a Living Wage employer, making it the first regional council in New Zealand to do so. More>>

ALSO:

Scoop Images:
Dame Patsy Reddy Sworn In As Governor-General

This morning Dame Patsy Reddy was sworn in as the New Zealand Realm’s 21st Governor-General. The ceremony began with a pōwhiri to welcome Dame Patsy and her husband Sir David Gascoigne to Parliament. More>>

ALSO:

Ruataniwha: DOC, Hawke's Bay Council Developer Take Supreme Court Appeal

The Department of Conservation and Hawke's Bay Regional Investment Company (HBRIC) are appealing to the Supreme Court over a conservation land swap which the Court of Appeal halted. More>>

ALSO:

With NZ's Marama Davidson: Women’s Flotilla Leaves Sicily – Heading For Gaza

Women representing 13 countries spanning five continents began their journey yesterday on Zaytouna-Oliva to the shores of Gaza, which has been under blockade since 2007. On board are a Nobel Peace Laureate, three parliamentarians, a decorated US diplomat, journalists, an Olympic athlete, and a physician. A list of the women with their background can be found here. More>>

Gordon Campbell: On The Key Style Of Crisis Management

At Monday’s post Cabinet press conference Key was in his finest wide- eyed “Problem? What problem?” mode. No, there wasn’t really a problem that top MPI officials had been at odds with each other over the meaning of the fisheries policy and how that policy should be pursued... More>>

ALSO:

Mt Roskill: Greens Will Not Stand In Likely Post-Goff By-Election

“The Green Party’s priority is changing the Government in 2017, and as part of that we’ve decided that we won’t stand a candidate in the probable Mt Roskill by-election... This decision shows the Memorandum of Understanding between Labour and the Green Party is working." More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Regional
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news