Reserves open again after rain
All parks and reserves in Nelson City are now open to the public after rain dampened the fire risk.
The Nelson City Council said it had consulted with Fire and Emergency NZ and had decided to fully reopen all reserves.
The Build Up Index (BUI), a measure of how difficult it would be to suppress a fire, had dropped down to ‘‘the low 50s’’ after significant rain over the past few days, the council said. ‘‘[This] means it is safe for everyone to access all our reserves once more.
(Nelson Mail, Wednesday 26 March 2020)
Railway Reserve diversion imminent
In a few months' time part of the Railway Reserve cycle path will be a lighted tunnel under a new road.
But until then commuters will be diverted around the area.
The project is due to the construction of the associated $125 million lifestyle retirement village.
The work is happening near Station Reserve, 350m north of Beatson Rd, for a new road that will provide access to the Tasman Heights subdivision and Coastal Views Lifestyle Village.
Developers of the retirement village, Questral Corporation, say they can start work on the retirement village as soon as the road is in - although they have already been able to commence work on the care centre.
(Nelson Weekly, Wednesday 26 February 2020)
Strike gold with church digs
An historic property for sale in Tasman district has been a church, a poet’s retreat, played its part in a local tragedy, and might just be sitting on a goldmine.
The historic church near Tapawera, about 60 kilometres from Nelson, was built in 1906, a multi-denominational alternative to a Catholic church down the road, said owner Daniel O’Donnell.
It fell out of use in the 1980s, and O’Donnell’s father Vincent bought the property in 1992.
(Nelson Mail, Friday 28 February 2020)
Thought for the Week
(Monday 2 March 2020)