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

 


Church land may become part of Havelock North Domain

Date: March 17th 2014

Church land may become part of Havelock North Domain
A parcel of land, currently owned by St Columba’s Presbyterian Church could become part of an extension to the Havelock North Domain.

Councillor Wayne Bradshaw says” During discussion with Council officers on the Havelock North Domain Reserve Management plan, an opportunity was identified that had the potential to further integrate the church and the domain into the surrounding area. A proposal was developed to purchase a 1724m2 parcel of land, located adjacent to the domain, following the demolition of the church hall.”

Wayne Bradshaw says “Once the opportunity to purchase the land was identified, it was a matter of talking with the church in an effort to find some common ground where both parties objectives could be met. From Council’s perspective, it was imperative that the land was maintained in public ownership and it offered a chance to improve the connectivity between the domain and the village centre. This would be a very big step in future proofing this area as a public space.”

Mr Bradshaw says “This is an exciting development that has the potential to provide improved recreational opportunities for the community and ticks all the boxes. New parking will be created as part of this project and that could become a valuable addition for shoppers and churchgoers alike.”

“This proposal has developed from a strong partnership between Council, the Church and the community and would ensure that the land is protected for public use in perpetuity,” Wayne Bradshaw says.

The Council’s proposal to purchase of the land will be consulted through the 2014/15 annual plan process. You are invited to have your say by placing a submission to the annual plan at www.myvoicemychoice.co.nz

ENDS

Aerial_concept_of_Havelock_North_Domain.pdf

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

'Tea Break Bill' Passes: Gordon Campbell On Bad Labour Laws And Poor Safety

By co-incidence, one of the prime dangers of the government’s new employment relations law has been underlined by the release of the death and injury statistics among workers at New Zealand ports. These are highly profitable enterprises for the port owners.

The Port of Tauranga for instance, is expecting its current full-year profit to be between $78 million and $83 million and other ports are enjoying similar boom times – but they are also highly dangerous places for the people who work on or around the port premises. At the Port of Tauranga, there have been 26 serious accidents since 2011, and two deaths. More>>

 

Parliament Today:

No Charges: Outcome Of Operation Clover Investigation

Police have completed a multi-agency investigation, Operation Clover, into the activities of a group calling themselves “The Roast Busters”. The 12 month enquiry focused on incidents involving allegations of sexual offending against a number of girls in the Waitemata Police district and wider Auckland area... More>>

ALSO:

UNICEF Report: NZ Cautioned On "Stagnating" Child Poverty

An international report by UNICEF has found that child poverty rates in New Zealand have barely changed since 2008, despite similar sized countries significantly reducing child poverty during the recent recession. More>>

ALSO:

Funding Report: Two Pathways For Transport In Auckland

Commissioned by Auckland Council, the group was asked to investigate two possible pathways for raising $300 million per year ($12 billion over 30 years) to pay for the improvements needed to help fix Auckland’s transport system. More>>

ALSO:

Pay Equity: Equal Pay Win In Court Of Appeal

CTU: The Court of Appeal has made a historic decision paving the way for a substantial equal pay claim for aged care workers. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On The TPP Finishing Line, And Amazon’s Woes

If the Trans Pacific Partnership trade deal wasn’t such a serious matter, this would be pretty funny… More>>

ALSO:

TV3 Video: Three Die On Roads Over Labour Weekend

The official holiday period ended at 6am Tuesday, with three deaths on the roads during the Labour Day weekend. More>>

Employment Relations Bill: Govt Strains To Get Tea Break Law Through

The Government has been left with egg on its face - failing to get its much-vaunted, but hugely unpopular, meal break law passed in the first week of its new term, Labour spokesperson on Labour Issues Andrew Little says. More>>

ALSO:

Guns: Police Association Call To Arm Police Full Time

"The new minister gave his view, that Police do not need to be armed, while standing on the forecourt of parliament. The dark irony was that the interview followed immediately after breaking news of a gunman running amok in the Canadian parliament in Ottawa..." More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Regional
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news