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


Full steam ahead on Heathcote Valley Park

Friday 2 December 2005

Council moves full steam ahead on Heathcote Valley Park

Work on the Council’s Woodhill site in Heathcote Valley Park will continue to schedule as final details of an agreement to develop a Maori Village on the land are resolved with Tamaki Christchurch Maori Village Ltd.

“We are progressing with remediation and contouring of the former landfill site, so that it will be safe and ready to be used in the future,” Heathcote Valley Park project manager Darren Moses said.

Work on Woodhill, near Ferrymead Heritage Park, is hoped to be finished by May next year, following the creation of two more large ponds in Heathcote Valley Park. “The soil that comes from digging out the ponds will be used to cover and contour the hill,” Mr Moses said.

Development of the waterways through Heathcote Valley is being funded through a drainage cost sharing scheme between the Council and local residents to assist drainage from hillside properties.

Additions to the Park this year have included senior, junior and intermediate playing fields, car parking areas and landscaping.

In the next year a sports pavilion, another senior playing field and more car parks will be constructed. Earthworks will also continue in preparation for a nine hole golf course and driving range in the Park.


© 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>>


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>>


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>>


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>>


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>>


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>>


Get More From Scoop



Search Scoop  
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news