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

 


Second stage of Hastings Library reroofing project to begin

4th February 2013

Second stage of Hastings Library reroofing project to begin

The second stage of the reroofing project at the Hastings War Memorial Library will begin on Monday 11th February.

The roof of the original library building will be replaced as part of the regular maintenance schedule. The section to be replaced runs from the car park entrance to the far wall of the children’s section.

Hastings District Council project coordinator, Tony McHannigan, says the work may take about four weeks to complete, depending on the weather.

“The first part of this project includes work on the guttering system and there will be minimal noise or disruption to customers. Some scaffolding will be erected around the outside of the building, but there will be no access issues.”

Once that is completed the roofing iron will be replaced. The Library will close on Sunday 24th February in order to erect the internal scaffolding required for the project and again on Sunday 10th March for the removal of the scaffolding.

Paula Murdoch, district libraries manager, says this part of the project will create some noise and cause disruption to library users.

“The scaffolding and planking inside the library will have an impact on our customers. The upper floor from the Reference Section back to the Activities Area will be closed to the public.”

“We are working closely with the project team and contractors to ensure the least possible inconvenience to library users.” Paula says. “The closures are scheduled for Sundays to keep the impact on access to a minimum.”

The first stage of the project which included repairs and sealing of the roof of the Hall of Memories was completed in December. Paula says those repairs have ensured the integrity of the irreplaceable Peter McIntyre war mural is maintained.

The Hastings War Memorial Library was officially opened on October 18, 1959. The fiction and nonfiction wings were both added in 1993 and are not in need of reroofing.

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

 

New Research: Most Homeless People Working Or Studying

“The cost of housing has been rising without corresponding increases in income, whilst the number of state houses per capita has been in decline. Many low-income people are missing out on housing, whether we recognise them as ‘homeless’ or not. More>>

ALSO:

Post-Traynor: New Offender Info Sharing Plan

“This Bill delivers on that step-change by moving away from name-based records held by individual agencies to a shared, anchor identity based on unalterable information, such as fingerprints and facial recognition. It also gives agencies access to the drivers’ licence photo database and birth, death and marriages information." More>>

  • NZ Law Foundation - New $2M fund for research on information challenges
  • Littoral: New Ship To Deliver Enhanced Naval Capability

    Defence Minister Gerry Brownlee says the Government has approved a Ministry of Defence and New Zealand Defence Force recommendation to request tenders for a new naval ship to support littoral operations. More>>

    July:

    After King's Labour Snub: Māori Party And Kiingitanga To Work Together

    Māori Party Co-leaders Te Ururoa Flavell and Marama Fox met with Kiingitanga representatives in Wellington yesterday to discuss working together on key issues for the betterment of Māori. More>>

    ALSO:

    Waitangi Claim On Rehabilitation: The 'Justus' System For Māori Not Good Enough

    Closing statements at the Waitangi Tribunal case against Corrections called for immediate steps and a comprehensive review to address the high rate of Māori reoffending. More>>

    ALSO:

    Advice: PM Sets Rules For Ministers' Treatment Of Public Servants

    Prime Minister John Key has laid down the law about the way ministers and public servants should interact, saying ministers may not always like the advice they receive, but they must listen to it carefully, respectfully and professionally. More>>

    Gordon Campbell: On The Funding Changes In Special Needs Education, And Uber

    The plan to strip out the educational support for older “special needs” children in order to meet the existing shortfall in funding for special needs in early childhood education is so miserly and relentlessly stupid as to defy belief… More>>

    SPECIAL EDUCATION (& More):

    Online Learning Plans:

    Post Cab Presser: Inquiries And Consciences

    This afternoon the Prime Minister John Key announced that his cabinet had drafted terms of reference for the Havelock North water contamination inquiry... In response to questions on the Shop Trading Hours Amendment Bill, the Prime Minister said he didn't think allowing National MPs a conscience vote was warranted. More>>

    ALSO:

    Get More From Scoop

     

    LATEST HEADLINES

     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
    Regional
    Search Scoop  
     
     
    Powered by Vodafone
    NZ independent news