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Deputy Prime Minister Paula Bennett discusses education with Westmount School Kaiata
campus principal Sat Maharaj during her visit to Greymouth yesterday. The Tourism and Police
Minister, accompanied by National Party list MP Maureen Pugh, called in on the private school
at Kaiata before heading to Hokitika and then Franz Josef Glacier. The minister was on a busy
schedule yesterday, attending a public meeting in Westport and calling on Buller High School
before travelling to Reefton to view the Visitor Centre. “I’m here for economic development and
tourism, but I always like coming to see the children,” Mrs Bennett said.
PICTURE: Paul McBride
Deputy PM on Coast
Westland Milk Products says it is
waiting to see what new national rules
governing water quality mean for a
region that measures rainfall in metres,
The Government said yesterday
it had set a target of making 90% of
New Zealand rivers and streams safe
for swimming by 2040.
It is expected that 10,000km of
waterways will need to be cleaned, and
farmers will have to build 56,000km of
Westland Milk chief executive Toni
Brendish said she was looking forward
to learning about the reforms in more
detail, including how they would take
into account the steep topography and
high rainfall on the West Coast.
“Unlike the rest of New Zealand,
which measures its rainfall in
centimetres, on the West Coast we
measure it in metres,” Ms Brendish
Many Coast farmers were able
to fence off riparian zones with
stockproof single wire electric fences,
rather than permanent post-and-
wire fencing. Permanent fencing was
unaffordable in areas where a farmer
faced the very real risk of it being
washed away several times a year, and
in seasons such as this one, several
times a month, she said.
“O ur understanding is that this
flexibility is built into the new
proposals and I know our farmers will
Ms Brendish also noted that the
proposed reforms were open for public
submission and she was sure Westland
Milk and its shareholders would be
looking at that opportunity.
She said Westland welcomed any
Government initiative to help farmers
improve environmental performance
and protect water quality.
“Environmental performance is an
increasingly important component of
the way we do business.”
The West Coast Regional Council
said the region’s rivers were swimmable
“99% of the time”.
This was the highest level in New
Zealand, due to the land use of
the region and the good work that
has been undertaken by industry,
landowners and community groups,
especially in reducing point source
discharges,” council chief executive
Mike Meehan said.
Work undertaken with landowners
in the Lake Brunner catchment, and
Harris Creek area at Kowhitirangi,
highlighted how the council could
work with the community to improve
However, he cautioned: “I would
remind our communities, and visitors
to the region, that water ways are never
swimmable all year round, particularly
after heavy rain”.
Brick donations sought
The Ahaura Community Trust
is on the lookout for a donation
of 1000 bricks. Hans Veth, who
lives at Totara Flat, said the trust
was making a fireplace, pizza oven
and barbecue area at the Ahaura
Domain, which had been particularly
popular with tourists this summer,
with up to 20 groups a night. Mr
Veth said he had a truck and could
pick up the bricks, which should
be from an old chimney. The trust
has previously done up the Ahaura
Cemetery. Mr Veth asked anyone
with bricks to give him a call.
Results from this week’s
Greymouth Bridge Club
competitions were. — Wednesday:
John Boyes and Ash Hamilton
65% 1, Tina Fernando and Nancy
Prangnell 57% 2, Bijaya Mishra
and Ian Anderson 56% 3. Thursday :
North-south, Stuart Oliver and
Glenn Balloch 60% 1, Craig
Hartwig and Nancy Prangnell 57.5%
2, Pitabas and Bijaya Mishra 55.6%
3; east-west, Brian Rowlands and
Ravi Vemulapalli 56.9% 1, Sue Glue
and Ian Anderson 54.4% 2, Colleen
Freitas and Bruce Truman 50.6% 3.
WMP wait and see on
new water quality rules
Greymouth Port. —
Arrivals: Nil. Departures:
Cook Canyon, Jay Elaine,
one Greymouth vessel.
In port: Har vester, 16
Expected departures: Nil.
Expected arrivals: Galatea
Art in the Town — a rebranding of Art
in the Park — will begin in Greymouth
next week with everything from music
to beads, photos and videos.
The new initiative sees a series of pop-
up art events throughout March, several
of which are based in the town area.
“Art in the Town is an exciting concept
that invites the public to join in on a
range of artistic events, 15 in all, scattered
throughout March and into the start of
April,” Rae Hopkinson said.
“Some of the pop-ups are aimed at
children and youth, while others are for
Art in the Town has partnered with
the Greymouth Youth Trust which
is running four youth events. Various
venues will host the pop-ups.
She said no experience was needed.
“ It ’s all about having fun through art. ”
The month of art starts with a colouring
competition and a youth event art night
next to DP1, on Mawhera Quay, on
On March 10, the galleries will have an
open night and there is a photo safari to
Cobden beach on March 22.
A ‘sip and sketch’ will be held at
Monteith’s, while a youth music event
and a grand finale are also scheduled.
It ends on April 1 with the BMX track
opening at Blaketown.
Bookings can be made at the Left
Bank Art Gallery.
Art in the Town
begins next week
by Laura Mills
The news is not good for those owed
money with the collapse of a Greenstone
Koura Mining stopped work at its
Greenstone claim late last year amid
claims it owed money to its former
workers and others, and was subsequently
put into liquidation a few months ago.
The latest liquidator’s report, released
this week, says creditors are likely to
receive less than 20c in the dollar.
It also said Koura is an overseas
company registered in New Zealand,
and its director lives on the Isle of Mann.
The West Coast Regional Council said
before Christmas it was going to hold on
to a $50,000 bond from Koura Mining
to restore a site at Fox Creek, in the
At one stage, Christchurch man Mike
McDonald was the authorised person to
accept ser vice for Koura NZ. A director
is Martin Davie, of Britain.
Mr McDonald first appeared on the
West Coast in November 2014, when his
former company MCAM, briefly based
in Hokitika, announced it expected to
spend at least $88.5 million developing
five open-cast mines targeting gold and
platinum in Southland and on the West
Coast. MCAM Ltd then went into
liquidation, as did MCAM Minerals.
News not good for
Koura Mining debtors
The widow of an engineer involved
with the Dragonfly plane that
disappeared over the Southern Alps in
1962 has shared concerns he held over
Greymouth resident Philip Young
said his father, James Young, had died
three years ago and now that his mother
was ill, she wanted to share publicly his
views about Dragonfly ZK-AFB, which
went missing on a scenic flight from
Christchurch to Milford Sound.
In the early 1960s, Mr Young worked
for Airwork and he went up in the
Dragonfly while they were calibrating
it. He said there was always a rumour
among engineers that it was worked on
by an apprentice in the hangar, and a
pin in one of the lower wings had not
been fastened properly.
Author of the book, Lost ... Without
Trace, Richard Waugh has asked Mrs
Young to put her story down in writing.
He also consulted fellow lost aircraft
expert Gavin Grimmer, of Hawke’s Bay.
Mr Waugh said he would be surprised
if licensed engineer at the time, Brian
Chadwick, did not pick up on such a
“The air accident report also indicated
that, broadly speaking, there was a
much reduced likelihood of structural
failure as opposed to engine carburettor
icing in the weather that day, etc.”
The plane had undergone a 50-
hour check just weeks before the fatal
Mr Waugh said some people were
convinced the plane was on the Coast,
whereas others thought it had crashed
on the Canterbury side.
“I’m not convinced it’s on the West
Mr Waugh’s father was flying that day
and he, and other pilots, did not think
it made it across.
Engineer’s widow shares
concerns over missing
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