Waitaki Herald : July 30th 2014
6 WAITAKI HERALD, JULY 30, 2014 NEWS On a mission to get us moving K By NICOLA WOLFE ate Holland is passionate about seeing people get active. The Palmerston-based woman officially kicks off her new role as Sport Waitaki co-ordinator this week and is excited to share her love for sport. Holland has recently completed her PhD with a focus on sport and recreation experiences of young people with physical disabilities and hopes to encourage young and old, from all walks of life, to get moving. ‘‘My goal is to develop a strong community in sport and recreation, and to get more people active in fun and enjoyable environments,’’ she says. ‘‘Not only are you moving, but you are getting out and doing something about your health.’’ She will be continuing to run events initiated by Kate Cartwright such as the Colour Run in October and is keen to build on partnerships with sport and recreation groups like the Waitaki Aquatic Centre. Holland plans to use her know- ledge and experience acquired during study to further develop recreational activities that target specific groups. Mini Movers, for example, is specifically designed with under fives in mind and something Hol- Moving is important once again for this age group for general wellbeing and health as well ❝ as falls prevention. Kate Holland ways to engage more people in sport, she says. Gentle exercise classes are another area Holland is excited to see develop. Her aim in this area centres on falls prevention. ‘‘Moving is important once Up and moving: Kate Holland, who begins her new role as Sport Waitaki co-ordinator this week, is passionate about seeing people of all ages get active. land is particularly passionate about. ‘‘It’s just such a great age to work with,’’ she enthuses. ‘‘It’s so important to get them moving and enjoying movement at a young age because it sets them up for life,’’ she says. A former Waitaki Girls’ High School rower, Holland is thankful for an abundance of sport opportunities in the Waitaki district for young people to get involved in. But staying active and healthy isn’t something that stops when school finishes, she says. ‘‘I want to encourage young adults to continue in sport postschool.’’ Part of this will be looking at again for this age group for general wellbeing and health as well as falls prevention.’’ Classes are currently held in Oamaru, Kurow and Otematata, but Holland is keen to see the programme develop in other areas. ‘‘I will be looking at what can be done for the elderly in the Waihemo area.’’ When it comes to active movement for the elderly, social benefits are the key, she says. Duntroon wrestles with cost problems of water By DANIEL BIRCHFIELD daniel.birchfield@ waitakiherald.co.nz Access to high-quality water may come at a high cost for Duntroon residents. An upgrade to the area’s water supply scheme is needed to meet requirements under the Health Act and needs to be completed by July 1, 2015. Duntroon currently draws its water supply from a shallow bore that is prone to contamination from surface water runoff. A choice of villas available now at McKenzie Lifestyle Village. It’s shaping up to be a wet miserable winter. Are you ready to make a move? A choice of cosy villas are ready for you now - with soft carpets on the floor and stylish drapes at the window. All you have to do is move in the furniture and decide where to hang the pictures. Visit mlv.co.nz, call David Connolly now on 0800 84 55 24 or come and find us at 33 Connolly Street, Geraldine. There are no treatment processes between the source and the consumer. A boil-water notice has been in place in the area for several years. Several upgrade options were tabled at a meeting of the Waitaki District Council’s Assets group Committee on Wednesday. The option recommended by the committee, the cheapest of those considered, is to spend $110,000 on the upgrade of the area’s current system. That would see water treated using filtration and UV units. This would mean water wouldn’t have to be treated with chlorine, which Duntroon residents oppose. The annual operating costs would be an additional $24,000 on top of current costs, with a resource consent valid until 2033 to take water from the current source. However, the recommended upgrade would cause water rates to increase threefold, from $185 to $560 per unit. A report, compiled by Waitaki District Council assets group manager Neil Jorgensen, says the increase is consistent with similar water upgrades, such as the Waihemo water supply ($628 per unit), which has filter and UV treatment. In Oamaru, the rate is $503 per unit. Another option considered was the development of an alternative site using the same aquifer in the hope of finding better-quality water at an estimated cost of $330,000. That would have an operating cost of $40,000 per annum. Exploring for shallow water of a better quality on the east side of the Maerewhenua River was also considered, at an estimated capital cost of $300,000 with a $40,000-a-year operating cost. An option considered included connecting Duntroon’s water supply to the Tokarahi supply at an estimated capital cost of $280,000 and a cost of $30,000 to $50,000 a year. Another possibility was explo- ration for groundwater beneath Duntroon. That would cost $290,000 with an annual operating cost of $40,000. The upgrade has been dis- cussed with the Duntroon water subcommittee, which is in favour of retaining and treating the existing source. Final approval on the upgrade is expected to take place at the council’s meeting on August 6. Man stabbed near Oamaru A 64-year-old Oamaru man has been treated for a stab wound after a domestic incident. The man called police from Oamaru Hospital at 8.25am on Sunday and reported he had been stabbed in the chest. Police say the man drove to hospital himself. The victim received the stab wound to the top left-hand side of his chest, which was not life threatening according to Detective Sergeant Brett Roberts of Dunedin. Dunedin and Oamaru CIB staff located the scene of the incident near Oamaru. Police are not seeking any further information. However, investigations are ongoing and it has not been decided if charges will be laid.
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