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

 

Port Hills drilling underway this week

21 August 2012

Port Hills drilling underway this week

Work gets underway later this week drilling a number of boreholes in the Port Hills.

The work will initially involve drilling at five sites – Clifton Terrace/Kinsey Terrace, Lucas Lane, Deans Head, Richmond Hill and Moa Bone Cave area.

The Christchurch City Council’s City Environment General Manager Jane Parfitt says the work is expected to take three months to complete.

“The work is part of the Council’s wider programme of geotechnical investigations in the Port Hills.

“The drilling will enable the Council to better understand the nature of the soil, bedrock and groundwater conditions, as well as help inform decisions on planning and development in the Port Hills,” she says.

“This work will also help with decisions on engineering lifeline routes, particularly at Moa Bone Cave, Clifton Terrace and Deans Head.”

Mrs Parfitt says the boreholes will be drilled as deep as 90 metres to complete core sampling and to put in place monitoring equipment for any slope movement and groundwater levels.

“Residents are advised that in some areas the road will be narrowed to single-lane traffic and there could be traffic delays. Water run-off from the drilling rig could also affect pedestrian access along some footpaths and roads.”

The drilling rig will operate from 7am to 7pm Monday to Saturday and 10am to 7pm on Sundays.

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Gordon Campbell: On Failing To Prepare For Either Mental Health Needs, Or Covid Outbreaks


In a week when the Covid scare in Wellington and the national crisis in mental health both hit the headlines, they also seemed like mirror images of each other – in that we seem equally ill-prepared on both fronts. In both cases, contingency planning has seeds next to non-existent... More>>

 



Environment: Bringing Back The Health Of Hauraki Gulf

New marine protection areas and restrictions on fishing are among a raft of changes being put in place to protect the Hauraki Gulf for future generations.
The new strategy, Revitalising the Gulf – Government action on the Sea Change Plan, released today... More>>

ALSO:

NZ First Returns: Winston Peters - AGM Address

Ladies and gentlemen, it’s a pleasure to be in Auckland for the 28th New Zealand First Party Conference. It is our intention and mission to remain the most successful political party outside of National and Labour in the last three decades... More>>



Government: New Members Appointed To Waitangi Tribunal

Minister for Māori Development, Hon Willie Jackson, today announced the appointment of three new members to the Waitangi Tribunal and the reappointment of one existing member to the Waitangi Tribunal... More>>

NZNO: Nurses Reject DHB Offer And Confirm Strike Action

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation says its 30,000 members who work in DHBs have voted overwhelmingly to reject a second offer in their current round of multi-employer collective agreement (MECA) negotiations... More>>

ALSO:


 
 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • PARLIAMENT
  • POLITICS
  • REGIONAL
 
 

InfoPages News Channels