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

 


Sport benefits from Havelock North Reserve development

Sport benefits from Havelock North Reserve development


The development of a reserve in Romanes Drive, Havelock North is set to bring major benefits to football and BMX cycling.

A 3ha parcel of land in Romanes Drive was acquired by Council in 1996 for the development of the Arataki Link Road. In 1999 it was resolved that the land should be earmarked for an extension to Guthrie Park and while the land remained undeveloped, a request was received from the Hawke’s Bay BMX Club to build some informal jumps. This was approved by Council in November 2008.

In 2011 Havelock North Wanderers Football Club requested that part of the land be used for additional fields and the BMX club indicated they would like to expand and further develop the current track into a nationally rated facility.

Councillor Wayne Bradshaw says “I am delighted that this development has now been given the green light. The player growth of the Wanderers Football Club is putting enormous pressure on their three existing fields and the new field on Romanes Drive Reserve will help ease some of that pressure.”

Wayne Bradshaw says “The BMX Club will lease around 7000sq m of the reserve and this will give them a chance to develop an improved facility. The club will fund the construction of the track and the timing of the development will be dependent on the success of their fundraising efforts.”

“The development of Romanes Drive Reserve will be of particular benefit to the youth in our community. It is important for the whole community that youth are encouraged to take part in sporting activities and these two developments will help ensure that the facilities are available in Havelock North to cater for their sporting endeavours,” Mr Bradshaw says.

Work is due to start on the development in early March with construction of the accessway, carpark and the leveling of the surface. It is expected that the sportsfields will be available for use by Havelock North Wanderers by the end of May.

Construction of the toilet, a footbridge to link with Guthrie Park, pathways and landscaping will be dependent on the final cost of the initial development.

ends

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

 

Professor Ian Shirley: The Budget That Failed Auckland

The 2016 budget offered Auckland nothing in the way of vision or hope and it continued the National Government’s threats against the Auckland Council. Threatening the Council with over-riding its democratic processes if it fails to release land for housing is a bullying tactic aimed at diverting attention away from the fundamental problems with housing in the region. More>>

ALSO:

PM's Post Cab Presser: Budgets, Trusts And Pacific Diplomacy

Today Prime Minister John Key summarised last week’s budget and provided further detail about his upcoming trip to Fiji. He said that there has been “plenty going on” in the last couple of weeks and emphasised the need for Auckland council to facilitate more housing supply. More>>

ALSO:

Max Rashbrooke: A Failure Of Measurement: Inside The Budget Lock-Up

Shortly after the embargo lifted at 2pm news organisations started filing reports claiming that health, and to a lesser extent housing and education, were the ‘big winners’ out of the Budget. It failed to take into account the fact that in most cases the apparent increases were in fact cuts. Because of the twin effects of inflation and population. More>>

ALSO:

DOCtored Figures: Minister Clarifies DOC Budget

“Commentators have overlooked the fact $20.7m of that perceived shortfall is new funding for Battle for our Birds 2016, provided for in last week’s Budget...” DOC also has approval in principle to carry over a further $20m to 16/17 due to unexpected delays in a number of projects. More>>

ALSO:

For The Birds: Gordon Campbell On The Budget

Budgies, so their Wikipedia page says, are popular pets around the world due to their small size, low cost, and ability to mimic human speech. Which is a reasonably good description of Finance Minister Bill English eighth Budget. . More>>

Max Rashbrooke On The 2016 Budget

The best label for this year’s announcement by Bill English might be the ‘Bare Minimum Budget’. It does the bare minimum to defuse potential political damage in a range of areas – homelessness and health are prime among them – but almost nothing to address the country’s most deep-rooted, systemic social problems. Indeed the Budget hints that these problems may get worse. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On Bank Scandals (And Air Crashes)

Last month, the Australian Securities and Investment Commission (ASIC) filed proceedings against Westpac over activities that have some distinct echoes of the Libor scandal. More>>

Budget: Health Funding Must Keep Up With Need

NZNO: “The nursing team has been doing more with less for years. It’s getting to the point that we’re really worried about our colleagues, our patients, our jobs and the level of health care available for people in our country." More>>

ALSO:

Emissions Inventory: Time For The Government To Do The Right Thing

It’s time for the National Government to step up and do the right thing to reduce climate pollution as data shows New Zealand’s greenhouse gas emissions are higher than ever, the Green Party said today. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Regional
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news