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

 


WW1 Monument gets help from joint partnership


WW1 Monument gets help from joint partnership

The stone obelisk overlooking the town was built after the First World War to commemorate soldiers from the area who had fallen in battle.

For years the bush surrounding the WW1 Monument on Waiotahi Creek Road has been filled with weeds and rubbish including beer bottles and tyres.

The land adjoining the monument belonging to the Department of Conservation (DOC) has had a spruce up, with Council and the Waikato Regional Council mucking in to tidy up the area.

DOC Services Ranger Nick Hamon said, "We have had wonderful support from the residents on Albert Street. With the old trees and weeds removed they are now getting sun on their houses in winter."

DOC have put in place a management agreement for the site. A weed control and planting programme have been designed by Wildland Consultants from Rotorua, to ensure the best possible restoration of the site while maintaining the light for the residents of Albert Street.

An archaeological report was done on the site. The only area highlighted in the report was a midden at the base of the old track. Council is in the process of mapping out a route for the track and are talking to Allan Bernsten of Walkway Solutions to decide on the best way to form the track.

The site will be ready for the first of the community plantings in 12 - 18 months.


© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

AMA: Scoop's 'Invisible Paywall'

Operation Chrysalis: The Final Countdown - Thanks & There's Still Time To Pledge

Phew! We are now counting down the hours to the end of this crowd-funding campaign at 11pm on Sunday. Thankyou to all those Scoop readers and supporters who have pledged already. You have been awesome. But this is not over yet. More>>

 
 

PARLIAMENT TODAY:

IPCA Reports: Significant Problems In Police Custody

In releasing two reports today, the Independent Police Conduct Authority has highlighted a number of significant problems with the way in which Police deal with people who are detained in Police cells. More>>

ALSO:

Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security: Inquiry Into GCSB Pacific Allegations

The complaints follow recent public allegations about GCSB activities. The complaints, and these public allegations, raise wider questions regarding the collection, retention and sharing of communications data. More>>

ALSO:

TPPA Investment Leak: "NZ Surrender To US" On Corporates Suing Governments

Professor Jane Kelsey: ‘As anticipated, the deal gives foreign investors from the TPPA countries special rights, and the power to sue the government in private offshore tribunals for massive damages if new laws, or even court decisions, significantly affected their bottom line’. More>>

ALSO:

Werewolf: The Myth Of Steven Joyce

Gordon Campbell: The myth of competence that’s been woven around Steven Joyce – the Key government’s “Minister of Everything” and “Mr Fixit” – has been disseminated from high-rises to hamlets, across the country... More>>

ALSO:

RMTU: No Public Submissions On International Government Procurement Deal

“The government is preparing to assent to the Government Procurement Agreement, a World Trade Organisation Treaty which opens up New Zealand Government contracts to foreign companies and closes the door on local businesses and their workers. However the Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Select Committee is refusing to take public submissions on the decision.” More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell:
On Pacific Spying

So New Zealand spied on its friends and allies in the Pacific – and has not only been passing on the results to the NSA, but has apparently passed on the details of the Pacific’s relations with Taiwan to our other best friends, the Chinese. On the side, the Key government has also been using the security services to gauge the chances of Trade Minister Tim Groser landing the top job at the WTO... More>>

ALSO:

State Housing Transfer: Salvation Army Opts Out

The Salvation Army has decided against negotiating with Government for the transfer of Housing New Zealand stock.
More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Regional
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news