Xtra News Community 2
September 23, 2018, 01:08:46 am
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.

Login with username, password and session length
News: Welcome to Xtra News Community 2 — please also join our XNC2-BACKUP-GROUP.
 
  Home Help Arcade Gallery Links BITEBACK! XNC2-BACKUP-GROUP Staff List Login Register  

Meanwhile, in Tararua Country....


Pages: 1 2 3 4 [5]   Go Down
  Print  
Author Topic: Meanwhile, in Tararua Country....  (Read 11779 times)
reality
Guest
« Reply #100 on: August 06, 2015, 06:02:16 pm »

kj...."There are no Kiwifruit orchards in Tararua District."

...are there any roads from Tararua to Bay of Plenty Roll Eyes...I hear digs is on offer...
Report Spam   Logged
Kiwithrottlejockey
Admin Staff
XNC2 GOD
*
Posts: 29032


Having fun in the hills!


« Reply #101 on: November 13, 2015, 02:08:36 pm »


from the Wairarapa Times-Age....

Rugby: Eketahuna hosts stars

8:56AM - Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Nick Rogers, commercial manager for DB, left, and Avan Lee, Hurricanes CEO, at the Eketahuna rugby grounds.
Nick Rogers, commercial manager for DB, left, and Avan Lee, Hurricanes CEO, at the Eketahuna rugby grounds.

THE small township of Eketahuna will see two of Super Rugby's greatest foes — the Hurricanes and the Blues — do battle when it hosts a pre-season game for the second year running early next year.

After the outstanding success of this year's sold-out game between the Hurricanes and Crusaders, club president Dennis “Doc” Dougherty says he's grateful event organisers from Tui Brewery have placed faith in Eketahuna holding the game again. He and his clubmates are looking forward to putting on another memorable event for rugby fans.

“This year's game was a wonderful day out thanks largely to the positive response we received from the whole community who got in behind to support the day. There's no doubt we will have the same level of support next year,” he says.

Dougherty says having leading players from both Super Rugby franchises take to the Eketahuna field, particularly after the All Blacks success at the Rugby World Cup, can only benefit the game at a grass roots level.

“Giving our kids the opportunity to see these top guys playing in their own backyard is priceless and I am confident will help boost our club's player numbers and help motivate many young players to remain in the sport, including those who play at a premier level.”

Both franchises have announced their squads for 2016 with the Hurricanes looking to build on the success from 2015. Their coach Chris Boyd says he is excited about taking his squad to Eketahuna.

“It's an enjoyable occasion and will be a great chance for our full squad to come together for their first match of the year,” he said. “All of the players will be pushing hard to stake their claim for the season, so there will certainly be some fantastic Super Rugby on show for the locals.”

It will also be the first time Hurricanes new chief executive officer Avan Lee has been sideline at the Tui Brewery-organised pre-season game. He is looking forward to observing what has become a unique grassroots experience for fans and for the players.

“Grassroots rugby in New Zealand is vital to the success of professional rugby, so it's pleasing to be able to give something back,” he said. “I've heard a lot of good things about this event and can't wait to be a part of it for the first time.”

The Blues squad is built strongly around six senior players with All Blacks experience, captain Jerome Kaino, Charlie Faumuina, Steven Luatua, Patrick Tuipulotu, James Parsons and George Moala while several players are also 21 or under.

Of particular note for Hurricanes fans will be former captain Tana Umaga having one of his first outings as Blues head coach.

Nick Rogers, commercial manager for DB, says February's game will continue a grand tradition of bringing the big game to the small town. Rogers and his team have previously organised five sold-out pre-season games involving the Hurricanes franchise — three of which have been played at Mangatainoka, next to Tui Brewery, the 2014 game at Memorial Park in Masterton and this year's game at Eketahuna.

“Tui has always championed bringing the big game of Super Rugby back to provincial New Zealand and we are stoked that Eketahuna can host it again in 2016 following the amazing success of this year's event which was a sell-out and involved the entire community,” Rogers said.


  • Tickets for the Super Rugby pre-season game go on sale on today (Wednesday), and are available through PGG Wrightson Stores
    and at Tui HQ, SH2, Mangatainoka. Prices are $40 for general admission and $130 per person for corporate tickets.

  • Also available ONLINE from Tui Brewery.

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/wairarapa-times-age/sport/news/article.cfm?c_id=1503412&objectid=11543730
Report Spam   Logged

If you aren't living life on the edge, you're taking up too much space! 
Kiwithrottlejockey
Admin Staff
XNC2 GOD
*
Posts: 29032


Having fun in the hills!


« Reply #102 on: September 25, 2017, 07:15:09 pm »


from the Manawatu Standard....

Thirteen alternative routes to the Manawatū Gorge discussed

By MIRI SCHROETER | 7:51PM - Monday, 25 September 2017

The 13 alternative route options are available for public viewing and comment on the NZTA website. — Map: NZ Transport Agency.
The 13 alternative route options are available for public viewing and comment on
the NZTA website. — Map: NZ Transport Agency.


THIRTEEN ALTERNATIVE ROUTES to the Manawatū Gorge have been laid out for the public to discuss.

The NZ Transport Agency put forward the options for an alternative road to State Highway 3 through the gorge at a meeting at the Palmerston North Conference and Function Centre on Monday.

The gorge has been closed since April after several slips crashed down and blocked the road.

The agency then announced in July the gorge would be closed indefinitely over fears more material would fall, prompting increased pressure from the public to get a new route sorted as soon as possible.

Now, the agency is giving the public a say by laying out possible routes online.

All of the alternative options can be seen on an online map and digital pins can be placed to leave comments on different parts of the potential routes.


The NZ Transport Agency has released 13 options for permanent alternative routes to State Highway 3 through the Manawatū Gorge, which has been closed since April 24th. — Photo: David Unwin/Fairfax NZ.
The NZ Transport Agency has released 13 options for permanent alternative routes to
State Highway 3 through the Manawatū Gorge, which has been closed since April 24th.
 — Photo: David Unwin/Fairfax NZ.


Options include building a stronger route through the gorge through to building a tunnel. The options range from 6km to 19km in length.

Agency regional transport systems manager Ross I'Anson said it was an important step toward finding the best performing option for an alternative route between Manawatū and Hawke's Bay.

“We know how keen people have been to see these options, and we've worked hard with our local partners to get to this point as quickly as possible.”

“Receiving feedback from local people and from stakeholders is a vital part of the ongoing process to find a solution for this route.”

I'Anson initially tried to shut down questions from the 150-strong crowd, asking instead people approach staff one on one after his presentation.

He was forced to backtrack in the face of outcry from the crowd, who wanted public question and answer time.


NZ Transport Agency regional transport systems manager Ross I'Anson. — Photo: David Unwin/Fairfax NZ.
NZ Transport Agency regional transport systems manager Ross I'Anson.
 — Photo: David Unwin/Fairfax NZ.


Questions then flowed about the likely completion date of the alternative route and when people would be approached about land sales.

I'Anson said there was no definite completion date yet as the route had not been decided, but said the aim was to have it completed within three to four years.

Ashhurst resident Linda Shannon was concerned she would have to sell land to the Government if one of the four alternative options that ran through her section was chosen.

She lives on State Highway 3 and said she wanted an indication of when she was likely to have to give up the land.

I'Anson said it was unclear at this stage.

A shortlist would be made once feedback was received, which would be presented to the public in October, he said.


The Manawatū Gorge was closed indefinitely in June. — Photo: David Unwin/Fairfax NZ.
The Manawatū Gorge was closed indefinitely in June. — Photo: David Unwin/Fairfax NZ.

The agency plans to have an alternative route chosen by December.

The Saddle Road and Pahiatua Track are the current alternative routes to the gorge, but they are windy, narrow and take longer to traverse than the Manawatū Gorge did.

GHD Advisory has been contracted to develop a detailed business case for an alternative route to the Manawatū Gorge.

The contractor is helping evaluate the costs, benefits and viability of various options.

Another meeting will be held at Woodville Sports Stadium, 6pm on Tuesday.

Open days, on October 11th and 12th at the Palmerston North Conference and Function Centre and the Woodville Sports Stadium, will also give people a chance to provide feedback on the options.


__________________________________________________________________________

Related to this topic:

 • Motorists glad damaging potholes gone from gorge alternative route

 • Contractor announced to help find alternative route to Manawatu Gorge

 • Manawatu candidates front up with Manawatu Gorge plans

 • Difficult to please everyone with Ashhurst bypass options

 • Mayors back contractors' plan to reopen Manawatu Gorge in two years


https://www.stuff.co.nz/manawatu-standard/news/97228094
Report Spam   Logged

If you aren't living life on the edge, you're taking up too much space! 
Kiwithrottlejockey
Admin Staff
XNC2 GOD
*
Posts: 29032


Having fun in the hills!


« Reply #103 on: August 02, 2018, 06:52:57 pm »



Report Spam   Logged

If you aren't living life on the edge, you're taking up too much space! 

Pages: 1 2 3 4 [5]   Go Up
  Print  
 
Jump to:  

Powered by EzPortal
Open XNC2 Smileys
Bookmark this site! | Upgrade This Forum
SMF For Free - Create your own Forum

Buy traffic for your forum/website
traffic-masters
Powered by SMF | SMF © 2016, Simple Machines
Privacy Policy
Page created in 0.109 seconds with 11 queries.