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MARLBOROUGH DISTRICT COUNCIL He körero no te Kaunihera o Wairau Sounds News v fon. in Christmas access comes early for Kenepuru Sound residents Residents in parts of the Marlborough Sounds left isolated by July's weather event have received an early Christmas present. Marborough Mayor John Leggett has welcomed news trom Mariborough Roads confieming controlled access' for the full length of the Kenepuru Road, including oll side roads impacted by the 17 July storm, wit be in plece by Tuesday 30 November. The Awatere Valley Road to Molesworth Station will also reopen for restricted public access from 22 December to 16 January to make for a more relaxed holiday season for the valley community. and releve some of the pressure for tourism operotors on this iconic road through Molesworth Station. "We know it has been extremely hard for our Sounds and Awatere Valley communities and this is great news. Iwant to thank them for their resilience and potience while the roading recovery team have put in the hard yards to make this happen," Mayor Leggen said Mariborough Roads has also released an updated high level programme of access' tor allroads in the region affected by the Juty storm. Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Apency System Manager, Top of the South, Andrew James said the team engaged with residents and road users to understand their needs, and developed a programme that enables sate access, where possible. "That means opening the roads up gradually so that works can continue at a steady pace, and people are kept sate." M James said "Controlled access means there are constraints on the length of vehicle and whether it has a heavy commercial vehicle permit. The existing residents' permit system will continue with enforcement at manned entry gates, but we are really pleased to be able to give more residents a way through the whole road" "People need to check the details around the controlled access to parts of Kenepuru Road in the programme for example residents can pick up visitors at the checkpoints but visitors cannot drive their own vehicies in yet." he said. Enabling full public access on Kenepuru Road will be seviewed in the fiest quarter of 2022. Over the Christmas period work in the Mariborough Sounds will stop to give crews a well-eerned break and alow them to spend time with their families. "The roading crews have eamed that rest. The men and women who are working hard on our Sounds' roads to connect our residents deserve a special thanks for their efforts - they are doing a great job," said Mayor Leggett Councils Recovery Manager, Dean Heiford, said support will continue to be provided from the Council to Sounds' residents while road restrictions remain in plaoce. "The barge and water tai service subsidies that the Council has set up will continue until the road restrictions are removed. This service is in high demand and i encourage people to book early to ovoid disappointment, particularty with the summer holiday season tast opproaching." he said. A roy of ushne on a coudy doy for Sound' resdenti -epicture of progress being mode o "The Rock on Kenepuu Rood ov rooding repon continue tolowing the Jy storm Cedt Morborough R ooh Covid vaccination clinic at Waitaria Bay School Kenepuru Sound residents can stay a bit closer to home to get their first or second Covid vaccination, thanks to an upcoming pop-up clinic. The Mariborough PHO is returning to Wataria Bay School on 19 November to run another clinic after the success of the first one held last month. The Counci's July Storm Recovery Navigator Charlotte Wood will also be on hand chat with sesidents and to provide information and support for anyone affected by the COVID VACCINATION CLINIC AT WAITARIA BAY FRIDAY 19 NOVEMBER 2021 July weather event The cinic will run trom 9.30 am to 2.30 pm with vaccinations provided by the Marborough Covid Vaccination Team. The pop-up. drive-through and walk-in vaccination clinic is open to everyone aged 12 and over. No appointments are needed. Masks must be wom on the school site. For more information on the Covid 19 vaccine and eligibity oo to wwwhealthgovt.nal Qutworkidiseases-nd conditionsicovid -novetcoreneirusisovid9-vccines 9.30AM-2.30PM AT WAITARIA BAY SCHOOL MASKS MUST BE WORN ON TRE SCNOOL SITE Covid19.govt.nz Unite against PFIZER CONTAC: SLA n D cavO EN VACCINATIONS PROVOED BY THE MARLBOROUOH COV VACCNATON TEAM REOR COVD ORMATION Everything you need to know in one place New Zealand Government 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.&MARLBOROUGH GOVT.NZ www.MARLBOROUGH.GOVT.NZ I 03 520 7400 I 15 SEYMOUR STREET, BLENHEIM, 7201 NEW ZEALAND MARLBOROUGH DISTRICT COUNCIL He körero no te Kaunihera o Wairau Sounds News v fon. in Christmas access comes early for Kenepuru Sound residents Residents in parts of the Marlborough Sounds left isolated by July's weather event have received an early Christmas present. Marborough Mayor John Leggett has welcomed news trom Mariborough Roads confieming controlled access' for the full length of the Kenepuru Road, including oll side roads impacted by the 17 July storm, wit be in plece by Tuesday 30 November. The Awatere Valley Road to Molesworth Station will also reopen for restricted public access from 22 December to 16 January to make for a more relaxed holiday season for the valley community. and releve some of the pressure for tourism operotors on this iconic road through Molesworth Station. "We know it has been extremely hard for our Sounds and Awatere Valley communities and this is great news. Iwant to thank them for their resilience and potience while the roading recovery team have put in the hard yards to make this happen," Mayor Leggen said Mariborough Roads has also released an updated high level programme of access' tor allroads in the region affected by the Juty storm. Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Apency System Manager, Top of the South, Andrew James said the team engaged with residents and road users to understand their needs, and developed a programme that enables sate access, where possible. "That means opening the roads up gradually so that works can continue at a steady pace, and people are kept sate." M James said "Controlled access means there are constraints on the length of vehicle and whether it has a heavy commercial vehicle permit. The existing residents' permit system will continue with enforcement at manned entry gates, but we are really pleased to be able to give more residents a way through the whole road" "People need to check the details around the controlled access to parts of Kenepuru Road in the programme for example residents can pick up visitors at the checkpoints but visitors cannot drive their own vehicies in yet." he said. Enabling full public access on Kenepuru Road will be seviewed in the fiest quarter of 2022. Over the Christmas period work in the Mariborough Sounds will stop to give crews a well-eerned break and alow them to spend time with their families. "The roading crews have eamed that rest. The men and women who are working hard on our Sounds' roads to connect our residents deserve a special thanks for their efforts - they are doing a great job," said Mayor Leggett Councils Recovery Manager, Dean Heiford, said support will continue to be provided from the Council to Sounds' residents while road restrictions remain in plaoce. "The barge and water tai service subsidies that the Council has set up will continue until the road restrictions are removed. This service is in high demand and i encourage people to book early to ovoid disappointment, particularty with the summer holiday season tast opproaching." he said. A roy of ushne on a coudy doy for Sound' resdenti -epicture of progress being mode o "The Rock on Kenepuu Rood ov rooding repon continue tolowing the Jy storm Cedt Morborough R ooh Covid vaccination clinic at Waitaria Bay School Kenepuru Sound residents can stay a bit closer to home to get their first or second Covid vaccination, thanks to an upcoming pop-up clinic. The Mariborough PHO is returning to Wataria Bay School on 19 November to run another clinic after the success of the first one held last month. The Counci's July Storm Recovery Navigator Charlotte Wood will also be on hand chat with sesidents and to provide information and support for anyone affected by the COVID VACCINATION CLINIC AT WAITARIA BAY FRIDAY 19 NOVEMBER 2021 July weather event The cinic will run trom 9.30 am to 2.30 pm with vaccinations provided by the Marborough Covid Vaccination Team. The pop-up. drive-through and walk-in vaccination clinic is open to everyone aged 12 and over. No appointments are needed. Masks must be wom on the school site. For more information on the Covid 19 vaccine and eligibity oo to wwwhealthgovt.nal Qutworkidiseases-nd conditionsicovid -novetcoreneirusisovid9-vccines 9.30AM-2.30PM AT WAITARIA BAY SCHOOL MASKS MUST BE WORN ON TRE SCNOOL SITE Covid19.govt.nz Unite against PFIZER CONTAC: SLA n D cavO EN VACCINATIONS PROVOED BY THE MARLBOROUOH COV VACCNATON TEAM REOR COVD ORMATION Everything you need to know in one place New Zealand Government 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.&MARLBOROUGH GOVT.NZ www.MARLBOROUGH.GOVT.NZ I 03 520 7400 I 15 SEYMOUR STREET, BLENHEIM, 7201 NEW ZEALAND