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Independent hearing commissioners (from left) Rob Potts, Yvette Couch-Lewis, and Denis Nugent survey the Kepler
Block on Tuesday afternoon where the planned Te Anau wastewater discharge will occur.
Wastewater hearing under way in Te Anau
By Brendan McBryde
A consent hearing to decide the
fate of the proposed Te Anau
wastewater scheme at Manapouri
began on Monday, with three
hearing evidence for and against
the project all week.
The hearing before Denis Nugent,
Rob Potts, and Yvette Couch-
Lewis began with evidence from
the applicant and a site visit,
followed by an opportunity for
those who made submissions
on the proposal to address the
A total of 37 individuals and
organisations have elected to
speak to their submissions at the
hearing, including the Te Anau
Community Board and Manapouri
Authority, and the Southern
Southland District Council
resource management planner
Roy Hammond on Monday
identified the key areas of
concern that had been raised in
Loose Brown Onions
"People are concerned about
grou ndwater, su rface water,
whether the spray drift will affect
the local community and visitors to
the area," he said.
There were always trade-offs
to be made with wastewater
infrastructure, and while any
impact on the environment could
not be avoided, there was a
consensus that discharge to land
was preferable to wastewater
being put into Lake Te Anau, Mr
"The main thing is the cessation
of the discharge of treated
wastewater to the Upukerora."
The hearing is expected to be
concluded by Friday afternoon.
Independent hearing commissioners (from left) Rob Potts, Denis Nugent, and
Yvette Couch-Lewis listen to the application being read at the start of Monday's
Frana Card no in
By Kirsty Macnicol
Former Southland District Mayor
Frana Cardno has been admitted
to Dunedin Hospital after falling
ill during an overseas trip to visit
family and friends.
Mrs Cardno arrived in Sydney from
the United States on June 28 and
sought medical attention because
her complexion had taken on
a distinct yellow colour. She
was admitted to hospital where
she underwent two operations,
supported by friends and family
members, some of whom flew
from New Zealand and the United
States to be with her.
Partway through her stay she
transferred to St George private
hospital and from her window
had a view over Botany Bay where
her late husband Murray's yacht
Manuska made its arrival to
Australia in December last year.
On Sunday she took great delight,
with close friend Claire Maley-
Shaw who had flown over from
Te Anau to be with her, in
watching from the hospital window
as her family sailed the Manuska
in the bay.
Her condition stabilised enough
to enable a transfer to New
Zealand, accompanied by a
nurse, on Tuesday where she was
immediately taken to Dunedin
She is currently in an isolation
ward where she will undergo a
"ba rrage" of tests.
Visitors are restricted.
As the longest continually-serving
Mayor in New Zealand, recognised
in the 2014 New Year Honours
with a CNZM, Mrs Cardno has
lived most of the past 20 years in
the public eye. However, she said
she had always strived to draw a
line between her personal life and
her public duties.
She said had been greatly
touched by the messages and
support she had received as word
of her illness spread but now
asked for some privacy as she
learned about, readied herself
and regained strength for the
treatment plan being prepared for
her for the coming months.
As part of Te Anau's Winter
Illuminations festival, the
Department of Conservation has
partnered with Kids Restore the
Kepler to present a twilight wildlife
experience next Friday.
The Matariki Night Time Nature
Walk is a chance to come and see
the nightlife on the Kepler Track
and discover a whole different
side of the forest.
Join the DOC rangers as they walk
along through the forest, listening
for nightlife and uncovering
creatures of the dark.
Whole/Cut Crown Pumpkins
Brushed Southland Potatoes
There is no cost for the walk,
and all participants should bring
warm and dry clothing, a high
visibility vest, sturdy shoes,
snacks and water, and of course
Meet at the Kepler car park at
6pm on Friday, July 25.
The decision to cancel or
postpone the walk will be made
on the morning of Friday July 25.
Call the Fiordland National Park
Visitor Centre to confirm whether
the trip is going ahead as planned.
Specials available Prom Friday 18th July until Thursday 24th July 2014 or while stocks last.
SuperValue Otautau: 157 Main Street, Otautau. Phone (03) 225 8029. Email: email@example.com
Open 8am-7pm, 7 days
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