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A digger smoothes a layer of clay around the new ‘cell’ at the McLeans Pit landfill, which will hold up to
3500 cubic metres of contaminated soil excavated from the Westland Recreation Centre building site, an
old Greymouth rubbish dump. Grey District Council utilities engineer Kurtis Perrin-Smith said the cell
went down 3.5m in the middle. MBD Contractors first applied a 600mm layer of clay to seal the cell and
form an impermeable layer that will prevent leachate from spreading further contamination. A 300mm
layer of gravel will be spread on top to prevent puncturing of the clay. Once the contaminated soil has been
dumped in the cell it will be capped with the same layers. Mr Perrin-Smith said a pipe would be put down
so the council could sample the ground water. Soil from the stadium excavation that is not contaminated
will be put into the Cobden landfill. Mr Perrin-Smith said they would be able to see which soil was not
contaminated, as well as by using geotechnical reports.
New area to dump contaminated soil
PICTURE: Nicholas McBride
Mystery still surrounds how a
one-year-old Christchurch baby
died from a serious head injury,
with homicide detectives awaiting
Aaliyah Ashlyn Chand, who
was born in New Zealand and is
of Indian descent, was named by
She died at Christchurch
Hospital at 8.30pm on Wednesday
with her parents, Anjani and Dev,
by her bedside.
investigation after little Aaliyah,
who had her first birthday on
December 29, was admitted to
hospital by her regular babysitter
with help from her neighbour on
The babysitter ’s Worcester Street
flat has been subject to intense
police scrutiny and forensic
examination over the past two days.
A scene examination of the girl’s
Addington family home has also
been completed. Police are now
awaiting the results of a post-
Aaliyah’s parents yesterday posted
a moving tribute on the website
“ You grew up way too fast,
before we knew it, it was your first
birthday, a whole year had passed.
You began to walk, talk, laugh and
smile. You became the smartest
girl I knew, your momma always
teaching you new tricks to do,” the
“ No matter what you said or did,
one look at that cute face, and you
were off the hook. No one could
ever stay mad at you. Rarely ever
did you fuss or cry.
“ You learned how to say mama;
it was so special to me. I never
imagined what life would be
without you here, so why did life
have to play out this way? Early
morning of January 7, 2014 we lost
The tribute tells of the emotion
in seeing her in a casket, looking
“so peaceful just like you were
“As I stop at your casket and pray,
down on my knees I ask for help, I
don’t know what to do without you
here. We have all missed you so
much since the day you went away.
“ Without you here none of us
know what to do. You were taken
from our lives way too fast.”
Cops await baby autopsy results
Two women were forced to
sleep in an Auckland park after a
council-employed security guard
refused to unlock the gates for their
Deidre Smith and Deb Brookes
had been horse riding in Sanders
Park near Paremoremo, north of
the city, on Thursday and had to
sleep in the truck after the gates
were padlocked and they could not
They were eventually let out early
Ms Brookes, who lives in
Cambridge, had been visiting her
friend when they made a last-
minute decision to take the horses
to the park for a sunset ride.
They did not take phones, cash or
When heading back to the truck
they saw a security guard who
told them he would sound a horn
shortly to signal the locking of the
gates, Ms Smith said.
After hearing a car horn sound
two or three times, the pair
proceeded to unpack the horses
when the security guard drove past
“ He said, ‘I ’m closing the gates
at 8.35pm’. We said, ‘Fine, we’re
loading up and we’re on our way ’,”
Ms Smith said.
“By the time we got down there,
which would have been four or
five minutes, he had secured the
two big main gates, padlocked and
chained them and gone.”
Two other families arrived at the
gates, one with a four-year-old.
A man waiting for roadside
assistance opposite the park
phoned the council on their behalf,
and about 20 minutes later the
same security guard turned up.
“He got out of the car with a pad.
I was thinking he’d write a ticket.
He said, ‘I’m here to let you out and
there’s a $40 cash fee’,” Ms Smith
Nobody had cash and Ms Smith
said the security guard spoke to his
manager before informing them
without cash payment he could not
let them out.
He then relocked the gates and
left, she claimed. The pair did not
feel it was safe to leave their horses
in the park unguarded, so stayed the
night. The families were collected
by relatives, and left behind some
food and a water container for Ms
Smith and Ms Brookes.
“ It ’s an appalling attitude. We
could have been overseas tourists.
We had to walk in the dark and
make sure the gates were secure
so the horses couldn’t escape, we
couldn’t leave them tied up.”
The friends have complained to
Auckland Council and maintain
the strict and severe closing time
is not adequately signposted at
the park entrance. But they say the
worst part was the attitude of the
“ We’d spoken to him, we were
five minutes behind him. We were
only 500m away from him and he
couldn’t be bothered coming back
to say I’m actually locking the gates
now,” Ms Brookes said.
The guard works for Global
Security, which is contracted by
the council. The company referred
questions to the council.
Auckland Council acting local
and sports parks manager Jane
Aickin said she understood a guard
agreed not to toot his horn so as
to not spook the horses, before
waiting longer than the standard
closing time before continuing his
rounds. He later returned to the
park and “attempted to resolve the
“This was an unfortunate and
unusual situation as it involved
horses that needed to be able to be
transported to their secure home,”
Ms Aickin said.
“ We offer our sincere apologies
to those people affected. This is not
a situation we wish to see happen
New Zealand Herald
Women, horses locked in Auckland park overnight
company has recreated a beer that
was first made nearly 250 years ago
by Captain James Cook.
The Wigram Brewing Company
in Christchurch has recreated an
authentic beer, named the Spruce
Beer, based on a recipe used by
Captain James Cook in 1770.
Cook was believed to have
brewed the beer for his crew after
sailing into Ship Cove in January,
with a recipe he carried with him
Branches from the North
American spruce tree were boiled
with malt extract and molasses,
and fermented in a barrel for two
days before drinking.
Cook could not find spruce trees
in New Zealand, so he used young
rimu foliage and manuka (tea
tree) foliage to sweeten the beer,
and add ginger and spice to the
Wigram Brewing managing
director Paul McGurk said he
was approached in 2005 by two
Canterbury enthusiasts, Mike
Bradstock and Bruce Griffiths, to
produce Cook’s beer.
“ We made it strictly to Cook’s
recipe, sourcing the rimu from the
West Coast and the manuka, also
from the West Coast and Banks
Peninsula, and including the best
quality treacle,” he said.
“ We then added our modern
day techniques of filtration,
carbonation, temperature control
and left the beer in the barrel to
ferment for five to six weeks.”
Mr McGurk described the beer
Cook brewed as tasting like “paint
stripper” because it “lacked today ’s
standards of hygiene” and was only
allowed to stay in the barrel for 48
hours before drinking.
He said the beer they have
recreated had a spicy, gingery taste
with hints of smoked manuka and
the aroma of native bush.
The spruce beer won the gold
medal for being best in class by the
Brewers Guild of New Zealand in
Mr McGurk said the company
would make more as the
250th anniversary of Cook’s
circumnavigation of New Zealand
approached and demand increased.
Captain Cook beer
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Diane, Kevin, Terry,
Michael and families
would like to say thank
you for all your kind
words, comfort and
support you extended to
the family when Mum
left to be with Dad.
If you sent flowers,
phoned, visited, sent a
card, cooked food,
baked, listened or just
thought of us in some
way, thank you so much.
To Kris, Wayne and
Sylvia, thank you so
much, you guys make
the whole process easier
at a time when there is
so much to think of.
Your kindness will
always be remembered.
Please accept this as
our personal acknow-
ledgment to you all.
memories of a much
husband, father, poppa,
brother and friend who
passed away January 10,
You always had a smile
Time to give and time to
A loving nature kind and
That's the way we
love by all your family.
On January 8, 2015.
Peacefully and sur-
rounded by his loving
family at the Princess
Margaret Hospital, aged
68 years. Loved and
Carole, cherished father
and father-in-law of
Craig, and Mike, adored
granddad of Connor,
Matthew, James, and
Aleisha, and a loved
friend of many. Many
thanks to Ward 25,
and Ward 3a Princess
Margaret Hospital for
their gentle care over the
last month. Messages
may be addressed to the
Beeby Family, C/- 19
London Street, Christ-
church 8013. In lieu of
flowers donations to the
Amputee Society would
be appreciated and may
be made at the service.
A celebration of Terry's
life will be held at the
Bishopdale Church of
Christ, corner of Greers
Street, Bishopdale, on
Wednesday January 14,
at 2pm. John Rhind
FDANZ. Phone (03) 379
Winston. — On January
4, 2015, at his home,
aged 86 years. Loved
father and father-in-law
of Tony and Jude,
Simon and Ann, Jeremy
and Ann, and David.
addressed to 41
Greymouth 7805. A
private service has been
held. Lamb & Hayward.
FDANZ. Phone (03) 359
An overseas buyer paid more
than $17 million for an Auckland
mansion in what is now believed
to have been the biggest residential
property sale of last year.
The April sale of the five-
bedroom home in Mellons Bay,
which QV recorded as having a
capital value of $12.3m, has been
described as an “anomaly” by a
It is understood the spacious,
bayside property was not on the
market when an overseas buyer
took an interest in it and made
a large offer. According to QV,
the $17.44m sale came with
about $40,000 in furnishings and
dwarfed the property’s 1995 sale
price of $3.6m.
Included within its 0.9ha grounds
was a tennis court, swimming pool,
a putting green, parking space for
five vehicles and expansive lawn
area that backs on to the bay.
Core Logic research analyst Nick
Goodall said the Bleakhouse Road
sale still soared above any other
sales in the suburb last year.
“The Bleakhouse sale is a
New Zealand Herald
$17m house sets 2014 record
Police are hunting for a “ratbag”
offender who grabbed groceries
from a disabled man with a
“It was a pretty miserable thing
to do,” senior constable Geoff
Wyllie, of Dunedin, said.
The disabled man was waiting
in the foyer of Pak’n Save, south
Dunedin, with a bag of groceries
hanging off his walking frame,
about noon on Monday.
The offender had earlier been
spotted loitering in the foyer, and
“ just walked over and grabbed the
bag and shot out the door like a
Mr Wyllie said it was despicable
act from a “ratbag” offender.
Pak’n Save reimbursed the
were valued at about $30.
Otago Daily Times-NZME
Dunedin police hunt for ‘ratbag’ thief
The pilot of a skydiving plane
which suffered a suspected engine
failure over Lake Taupo was on
his first day of flying unsuper vised
when he made the call to abandon
Skydive Taupo pilot Matt
Cook, six skydivers and their six
instructors bailed out of the Pacific
Aerospace 750XL plane at 2000ft
before it crashed in to the lake near
Rotongaio Bay on Wednesday.
Company director Roy Clements
said yesterday the crash occurred on
the pilot ’s first day of flying solo.
Mr Cook had completed three
other solo flights that day prior to
the crash occurring.
“ He started training with us in
November last year, every flight he
has done (before Wednesday) has
been super vised,” Mr Clements
“ He’s got in excess of 500 hours
I’d suggest that is reasonably
experienced, but he’s been working
in different areas of aviation.”
Mr Clements had last spoken to
Mr Cook had left town for a few
days to spend time with family.
“ He’s back at work on Monday. ”
One of the skydive instructors
involved yesterday spoke to media
for the first time.
Joe Dyson, 29, said he had sur vived
a couple of parachute failures before,
but never an aircraft failure.
The ascent had started normally,
Mr Dyson said, until he heard what
he described as “a loud bang” at
That was followed by sparks flying
past the aircraft ’s windows and
“the worst grinding
I’ve ever heard in my life
Skydive pilot was on first solo flight
A Scottish tourist was killed and his wife and
daughter seriously injured when the vehicle they were
in left the road, clipped an oncoming vehicle and hit a
tree near Havelock North yesterday. The 68-year-old’s
daughter, aged 29, lives in New Zealand.
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