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Dr Nadine Hahn
March 16, 2017, peace-
fully at Allen Bryant
Lifecare, Hokitika, aged
74 years. Loved father
and father-in-law of
Monique and Andrew
Havill, and Jeremy and
Rebecca. Loved grandad
Lachlan and Kade.
Angela. Loved son of
the late Malcolm and
Doreen Davidson and
loved brother of Lynette
Bryant, Viv Daly, Ray,
Gerard and the late Trish
Davidson. Messages to 4
Keith Road, Paroa,
declined but donations
to the West Coast
Branch of the Cancer
Society would be appre-
ciated and may be made
at the service. A Funeral
Mass for Duncan will be
celebrated at the Chapel
of the Holy Spirit,
Seaview, Hokitika, on
Monday March 20,
commencing at 1pm.
Following the Mass,
Duncan will be laid to
rest in the Lawn Section
of the Hokitika
Funeral Directors Ltd.
Phone (03) 755 7993.
Maria 'Joc'. — Passed
away on Wednesday
February 8, 2017 at
Australia. Dearly loved
and cherished wife of
Peter (Kicker), loved
daughter of June and the
late Tom Brazil, loved
mother of Kim (de-
ceased), Michael, and
Tracey and Marcus,
loved nana of Jamie,
Bradley and Shawn.
Much loved great-nana
Harper and Indie, and
loved sister of Kevin
Margaret, and Gary. A
memorial service for Joc
will be held at the Anisy
Ceremony Centre, 77
(Saturday) at 2pm,
followed by interment
at the Karoro Lawn
Solving a water pollution problem
in Buller might help the West
Coast reach 100% under the
Government ’s new clean water ways
policy, the regional council heard
Cr Peter Ewen made the
comment after the council’s
resource management committee
was earlier told that 99% of West
Coast water ways were compliant
under the new policy, which aims
to have 90% of New Zealand
water ways swimmable.
During a report on bathing
beach water quality sampling, the
difficulty of pinpointing why Marrs
Beach, on the south side and in the
lower reaches of the Buller River at
Westport, keeps being a problem
The council carries out regular
sampling each summer for faecal
indicator bacteria at popular contact
recreation sites, from November
“Given the rain we’ve had in
November, December, January,
I think the results are pretty
reasonable because there is a strong
link between rainfall and elevated
results,” council chief executive
Mike Meehan said.
However, Marrs Beach continued
to be “pretty inconsistent ” with
sample results “up there” and due to
a mix of contamination from birds,
cattle and humans.
Of eight water samples from
November until February, Marrs
Beach exceeded the upper end
of the scale for both e-coli and
enterrococci four times.
Water quality at the 18 other test
sites on the West Coast was good in
the same period.
Samples at the Arahura River
bridge in November and another
at Hokitika beach in January also
exceeded thresholds, but these were
Mr Meehan said it was difficult
to pinpoint why the Westport
site continued to be an issue and
suggested setting up a working
group in the area to help identify
the source of the problem.
Cr Ewen noted that Marrs Beach
was at the end of an extensive
estuarine area and if the council
could solve the contamination then
it would probably bring the council
above the 99% the region had
apparently already reached under
the Government ’s new water policy.
The committee heard that a septic
tank at the one residence at Marrs
Beach was not the cause.
It was agreed to form a working
group to try to identify the cause.
The Grey District Library represented Australasia
on World Speech Day, on Wednesday.
The global event is co-ordinated by the non-profit
organisation, World Speech Day.
About 55 countries participated, and the
Greymouth event was one of only two in New
Zealand. Another was held in Sydney, “so
Greymouth was really representing Australasia,”
library manager Liz Burke said.
Three guest speakers were followed by an ‘open
mic’ session. The guests were Birte Becker-Steel
from the New Coasters migrant group, district
councillor and businesswoman Tania Gibson, and
retired teacher, author and Friend of History House,
The open mic session drew speakers from the
Greymouth Toastmasters Group, local residents and
even a tourist from Cleveland.
Tania Gibson delivers her speech at the Grey District Library.
Library represent NZ on speech day
National Party list MP
Maureen Pugh says she
welcomes the opportunity
for extra funding for
tourism infrastructure on
the West Coast.
In the last round of
funding for the regional
facilities grant fund, $3
million was allocated to
the best 14 projects.
More than $497,000
went towards parking
and toilet facilities at
the Cobden tiphead, and
Buller received more than
“D ue to the initial
success of this scheme, an
additional $5.5m has been
made available for further
developments. This next
round of funding could be
an excellent opportunity
to develop or improve
tourism infrastructure on
the Coast,” Mrs Pugh
Applications for the
second round of funding
close on April 13.
The blackened ruins of a vacant house
in Runanga that had its windows
chainsawed out and was later set alight,
remain standing months later, causing
concern among neighbours.
However, State Insurance says it will
have a builder on site soon to tie down
damaged parts of the property, on the
corner of Ranfurly and Kilgour streets.
After the windows were illegally
removed last year, prompting a police
appeal for information, the house was
burned down in November.
Runanga Volunteer Fire Brigade
chief Gavin Gibbens said the fire was
Grey District Council chief executive
Paul Pretorius said it was part of a
deceased estate and the insurance
company was in charge of the property.
“O ur focus has been to avoid entry to
the building, hence the fencing around
it. We are also dealing with concerns re
loose roof iron in consultation with the
insurers,” Mr Pretorius said.
State Insurance said in a statement it
understood the concerns raised by the
public in relation to the safety of the
property, and “we share these concerns
State was not the property’s owner,
but had security fencing put up to help
protect the home, albeit in its damaged
state, while a decision in relation to the
c laim was being considered.
Investigations were continuing and it
hoped to conclude these over the next
few weeks, although any decision about
the future of the property itself rested
with Public Trust as managers of the
estate of the former owner.
“ Unfortunately, it is difficult to fully
protect a property that is uninhabited.
State has organised for a builder to do
further work to secure the property as
best as possible, including tying down
damaged parts that could pose a risk
to others. The builder is just waiting
for fine weather to attend to this,” a
spokesman for State Insurance said.
“ It would be great if the community
could also play a part in helping to keep
the site secure because of these safety
PICTURE: Paul McBride
Burned out house
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