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westpac is supporting Movember by offering special Movember eftpos
cards to all their customers. Pop into the branch to get hold of one and
help raise awareness around men’s health.
Registrations are now open for the ‘Tackle the Takitimus’ event. Go to
www.tacklethetakis.co.nz for more information or to register.
congratulations to Te anau’s Rosco Gaudin who won class 10 of the
new Zealand Off-Road Championships at Hastings over the weekend in
his Edge Barracuda off-road car. The national title tops a great season,
having taken out the South Island champs earlier this year.
Well done to Real Journeys which received special acknowledgment from
the Department of Conservation at the Inland Otago Conservation
Celebration event last week. The “Certificate of appreciation” was
awarded for three of Real Journeys Queenstown initiatives – the Walter
Peak land Restoration Project to stop the spread of wilding pines on
its 155ha peninsula by replacing them with pockets of native bush and
grassland; the ‘Birds of a Feather’ Ball it held at Walter Peak which raised
awareness and almost $40,000 for kakapo recovery and its sponsorship
of the whio (blue duck) relocation from the Milford Track to near the
Routeburn Track, to help boost breeding pairs.
Winton touring car driver nathan Pilcher took part in the ITM 500 V8
supercar meeting in Auckland for the first time at the weekend.
He competed in the second round of class 2 in the BnT nZ Touring Car
series, which is one of the major supporting races at the ITM 500, and
qualified fifth on Saturday with a personal best time of 1min 11.89sec.
It was the first time he has raced since the final round of last year’s series
in april and he was pleased with his results – 4th in race one, 5th in race
two and 3rd in race three.
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a shortlist of four alternatives to
the proposed Te anau wastewater
scheme at Manapouri has been
prepared by peer reviewers.
The Te anau Wastewater
Discharge Project committee
heard from Pattle Delamore
Partners (PDP) technical director
Rob Docherty on Tuesday, as he
presented preliminary findings
from the first two months of the
“It is still very preliminary, so you
need to respect that,” he said.
A first draft report on the council’s
scheme and alternatives will be
ready by November 24, with the
final report to be considered by
the committee on December 15.
Mr Docherty said the proposed
scheme at the Kepler Block next
to Te anau airport Manapouri was
“reasonable”, but not without
serious operational challenges.
The number of components
would make the scheme difficult,
balancing management of existing
oxidation ponds, two treatment
facilities, pumps, a pipeline, and
the irrigation site itself.
“can it be operated? of course
it can, but I’m just saying it’s
reasonably complex because
you’ve got to put all that
together,” he said. “We think it’s
a reasonable scheme, [but] it’s
not cheap to build and it’s not
necessarily cheap to operate.”
a longlist of alternatives had been
whittled down to four deemed
practicable, with most requiring
upgrades to initial wastewater
treatment, Mr Docherty said.
“The level of treatment required
is governed by the method of
disposal,” he said.
Improved treatment options at
the existing site range from UV
disinfection and high quality
filtering mechanisms, to brand
new concrete tanks using a
membrane bioreactor, an organic
filter that eliminates the need for
The four proposed alternatives to
the Kepler Block scheme are:
• Discharge to land and air at
alternative site, only requiring a
6km pipeline and no upgrade of
• Rapid infiltration to land
adjacent to the treatment ponds,
whereby wastewater is treated to a
higher standard and put into land
simply as a disposal mechanism.
• Pipe directly into the Upukerora
River, requiring significant upgrade
of the treatment facility.
• Dual discharge: a combination
of the first and second alternatives
that would allow for seasonal
variations in groundwater capacity.
Fiordland Sewerage options
chairman alistair Paton-McDonald
told the committee he was
concerned that the Southland
ahead of the
“If this peer
able to view
be it draft or final copy, at the
same time,” he said.
“let us keep this process
Mr Docherty said that PDP’s
review was of a “desktop”
nature, meaning no field
investigations were being
carried out, so there was a
certain degree of reliance
on the findings of MWH with
regard to the Kepler Block.
That did not mean it was
being assumed that the
MWH work was faultless,
but it did warrant a kind of
right of reply for MWH to any
further work based on its
own, he said.
“We’d only challenge them
if we thought they needed to
The committee concluded
that all PDP reports would
come to the committee first
or concurrently with MWH,
subject to any professional
or ethical obligations of
PDP to offer MWH a right
of reply. over the coming weeks,
the committee will choose the
parameters for a comparison of
the five options, including cost,
social, cultural, environmental,
and technical factors.
Te Anau sewerage alternatives shortlisted
Pattle Delamore Partners technical director Rob
Docherty presents preliminary findings of the
company’s Te Anau Wastewater Scheme peer review to
the project committee on Tuesday afternoon.
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