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Level e eM Taiao programme, which will create 000 MARLBOROUGH DISTRICT COUNCIL He körero nö te Kaunihera o Wairau Sounds News Minister sees storm recovery work first hand $7.5m funding for Te Hoiere/Pelorus restoration Minister of Emergency Management Hon Kiri Allan was in Mariborough last week to see some of the recovery work underway. At Foreham Lane near the Waihopai River confluence she heard from the Council's Rivers Engineer Geoft Dick, who explained how well the Wairau Plain stopbank network boost for the Te Hoiere/Pelorus had held up during the Auly storm, thanks to decades of continued investment by the Council and work by the Rivers team Hoiere/Havelock Estuary. Since then, he has watched progressive deterioration of the Te Holere awa and estuery Ngati Kula welcomed the opportunity Minister of Conservation Hon Kiri Allan was in Marlborough last week to announce a $7.5 million o apply mitauranga Maori principles to protecting Papatoanuku, working with others to restore Te Holere waterways to Catchment Restoration Project Project co-chairman Waihaere Mason says the Mahi mo te TalaolJobs for Nature amore pristine state, he said. funding will help restore Te Hoiere Pelorus River and its tributaries while supporting braining and creating jobs The announcement was made on Ngati Kule land at Titiroukawa, near bat lest vear's Resilent River Communities funding from the Government had made an important difference, allowing the construction of three major strong head groynes along three kilometres of nearty Wairau River bank, which had helped strengthen the flood defences during the storm. Gueen Charlotte Drive, the Minister heard from Deputy Mayor Nadine Taylor and Building Control Manager Brendon Robertson at the site of the huge Moenui slip where a number of properties were affected While the overslip had caused extensive damage to the land and properties, fortunately the road underneath escaped relatively unscathed and, once the spoil was cleared, it Ngiti Kuia, the Council, Department of Conservation and the community are Involved in the 10-year Te Holere Project The Ministry for the Environment, Ministry for Primary industries, Fonterra, the New Zealand Landcare Trust, Forest and Bird and Rangitane o Wairou are supportive. Pelorus Bridge "This is a real boost after a long time of planning." said Mason, who elso chairs Te Runanga o NgaM Kula Trust. Since the hwi equivalent jobs over four years focused The fund will pay for 79 full-time was reopened. Commurities in the Mariborough Sounds continue to cope with disruptions as a result of settied with the Crown in 2014, restoring on restoring freshwater across the the July storm. As part of a visit to acknowledge these ongoing difficulties, coffee came to the Marborough Sounds via barge recently. The caffeine boost was delivered by representatives of the Ministry for Primary Industries, members of the Rural Support Trust. Federated Farmer, end key Councii recovery staft Holere catchments and the Sound had cotchment, eliminating predotors and been a priority, along with employment. In July, whanau started training lowords John Leggett welcomed the investment an NMIT NZ Certificate in Horticulture weeds, developing land management tools and running the nursery. Mayor trom DOCS $1.245 bilon Mahi m te buit at Telao funding. Locally sourced plants nature-besed jobs nationally will be propagated for planting along Hoeve, kokea te ore poko hou waterways, to be protected by fences As a chid at Ruaaka near Canvistown in the 1940s and 50s, Mason remembers whanau gathering kaimoana from the Te The visit was designed to show support for members of the Sounds rurat community who have been affected by rood closures as a result of the July storm, sald Mariborough Recovery Manager Dean Heiford who joined the trip. "It was great to get on the ground at last and gain a further understanding of the chalenges that our Sounds' rural community has as a result of the storm and the loss of road access," he said. "We are planning on holding more community get togethers Go ond oscend the newly broden poth Further information www.morbo gotnlenvironmentte hoiere pelon setshmentrestoration-proiest ike this Mr Heiford said the Council had been asked whether people renting holiday homes were eligble for the subsidised barge service "The subsidised barge service is only for residents, owners of a commercial interest and supporting services. Holiday makers will need to pay ful price for the barge but they will be able to utilise the subsidised water taxi service we will announce soon, subject to the road being open to the public where they are berging to." he said. Minister of Emergency Monogement Hon Kat Allon tolks stopbonks wn Rivers Engineer Geo Dick ond Deputy Mayor Nodine Toyior Stay in the loop - subscribe to Council's e-newsletter Direct to your inbox every Friday, Council's e-newsletter "Mariborough Matters' covers the latest news and information on Council services and projects. Stay in the know and sign up today. Vise www.mariborough.govt.nz/your-councillatest-news-notices-and-me- dia-releasesicounci-enewsletter to subscribe, Represeritatives rom M Rurol Support at The Mnister with the Councrs Buldng Control ond the Councr's Recovery neom oive ot Monoger Brendon Robertson and Deputy Moyor Fsh Bay in the Kenepuru Sound to meet wth Nodine Taylor ot the ste of the huge Moenu slp members of me ruror Sounds communty Council's Harbours team - working to ensure our waterways are safe for everyone to enjoy. Contact the Harbourmaster's Office if you need advice or information about Marlborough's harbours. 03 520 7400 | HARBOURS GMARLBOROUGH.GOVT.NZ www.MARLBOROUGH.GOVT.NZ I 03 520 7400 I 15 SEYMOUR STREET, BLENHEIM, 7201 NEW ZEALAND Level e eM Taiao programme, which will create 000 MARLBOROUGH DISTRICT COUNCIL He körero nö te Kaunihera o Wairau Sounds News Minister sees storm recovery work first hand $7.5m funding for Te Hoiere/Pelorus restoration Minister of Emergency Management Hon Kiri Allan was in Mariborough last week to see some of the recovery work underway. At Foreham Lane near the Waihopai River confluence she heard from the Council's Rivers Engineer Geoft Dick, who explained how well the Wairau Plain stopbank network boost for the Te Hoiere/Pelorus had held up during the Auly storm, thanks to decades of continued investment by the Council and work by the Rivers team Hoiere/Havelock Estuary. Since then, he has watched progressive deterioration of the Te Holere awa and estuery Ngati Kula welcomed the opportunity Minister of Conservation Hon Kiri Allan was in Marlborough last week to announce a $7.5 million o apply mitauranga Maori principles to protecting Papatoanuku, working with others to restore Te Holere waterways to Catchment Restoration Project Project co-chairman Waihaere Mason says the Mahi mo te TalaolJobs for Nature amore pristine state, he said. funding will help restore Te Hoiere Pelorus River and its tributaries while supporting braining and creating jobs The announcement was made on Ngati Kule land at Titiroukawa, near bat lest vear's Resilent River Communities funding from the Government had made an important difference, allowing the construction of three major strong head groynes along three kilometres of nearty Wairau River bank, which had helped strengthen the flood defences during the storm. Gueen Charlotte Drive, the Minister heard from Deputy Mayor Nadine Taylor and Building Control Manager Brendon Robertson at the site of the huge Moenui slip where a number of properties were affected While the overslip had caused extensive damage to the land and properties, fortunately the road underneath escaped relatively unscathed and, once the spoil was cleared, it Ngiti Kuia, the Council, Department of Conservation and the community are Involved in the 10-year Te Holere Project The Ministry for the Environment, Ministry for Primary industries, Fonterra, the New Zealand Landcare Trust, Forest and Bird and Rangitane o Wairou are supportive. Pelorus Bridge "This is a real boost after a long time of planning." said Mason, who elso chairs Te Runanga o NgaM Kula Trust. Since the hwi equivalent jobs over four years focused The fund will pay for 79 full-time was reopened. Commurities in the Mariborough Sounds continue to cope with disruptions as a result of settied with the Crown in 2014, restoring on restoring freshwater across the the July storm. As part of a visit to acknowledge these ongoing difficulties, coffee came to the Marborough Sounds via barge recently. The caffeine boost was delivered by representatives of the Ministry for Primary Industries, members of the Rural Support Trust. Federated Farmer, end key Councii recovery staft Holere catchments and the Sound had cotchment, eliminating predotors and been a priority, along with employment. In July, whanau started training lowords John Leggett welcomed the investment an NMIT NZ Certificate in Horticulture weeds, developing land management tools and running the nursery. Mayor trom DOCS $1.245 bilon Mahi m te buit at Telao funding. Locally sourced plants nature-besed jobs nationally will be propagated for planting along Hoeve, kokea te ore poko hou waterways, to be protected by fences As a chid at Ruaaka near Canvistown in the 1940s and 50s, Mason remembers whanau gathering kaimoana from the Te The visit was designed to show support for members of the Sounds rurat community who have been affected by rood closures as a result of the July storm, sald Mariborough Recovery Manager Dean Heiford who joined the trip. "It was great to get on the ground at last and gain a further understanding of the chalenges that our Sounds' rural community has as a result of the storm and the loss of road access," he said. "We are planning on holding more community get togethers Go ond oscend the newly broden poth Further information www.morbo gotnlenvironmentte hoiere pelon setshmentrestoration-proiest ike this Mr Heiford said the Council had been asked whether people renting holiday homes were eligble for the subsidised barge service "The subsidised barge service is only for residents, owners of a commercial interest and supporting services. Holiday makers will need to pay ful price for the barge but they will be able to utilise the subsidised water taxi service we will announce soon, subject to the road being open to the public where they are berging to." he said. Minister of Emergency Monogement Hon Kat Allon tolks stopbonks wn Rivers Engineer Geo Dick ond Deputy Mayor Nodine Toyior Stay in the loop - subscribe to Council's e-newsletter Direct to your inbox every Friday, Council's e-newsletter "Mariborough Matters' covers the latest news and information on Council services and projects. Stay in the know and sign up today. Vise www.mariborough.govt.nz/your-councillatest-news-notices-and-me- dia-releasesicounci-enewsletter to subscribe, Represeritatives rom M Rurol Support at The Mnister with the Councrs Buldng Control ond the Councr's Recovery neom oive ot Monoger Brendon Robertson and Deputy Moyor Fsh Bay in the Kenepuru Sound to meet wth Nodine Taylor ot the ste of the huge Moenu slp members of me ruror Sounds communty Council's Harbours team - working to ensure our waterways are safe for everyone to enjoy. Contact the Harbourmaster's Office if you need advice or information about Marlborough's harbours. 03 520 7400 | HARBOURS GMARLBOROUGH.GOVT.NZ www.MARLBOROUGH.GOVT.NZ I 03 520 7400 I 15 SEYMOUR STREET, BLENHEIM, 7201 NEW ZEALAND