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MARLBOROUGH DISTRICT COUNCIL He krero n te Kaunihera o Wairau Sounds News in Link Pathway tracking towards final distance marker When last July's storm hit, the Link Pathway was close to completion. But Mother Nature intervened. Now, 10 months on, the final distance marker is in sight. Link Pathway chief executive Rick Edmonds said May had marked the beginning of the end. "It's a special time in the life of the project," he said. Construction of the last two kilometre section is underway along the end of the Mahakipowa Arm near Havelock between the road and sea, boosted by a further $100,000 grant from the Rata Foundation "Council also gave us a grant early last year of $163,000, some of which was reallocated for storm repairs, and the rest is contributing to this final section being constructed now. We are also very grateful to all the donations to our givealittle page, but always welcome more," Mr Edmonds said. "We intended to begin ten months ago but the July storm hit the week we were due to start and it's only now that we have been able to line up the contractors that we need," he said. The last section involves some "technical bits of construction including retaining walls, boardwalks and bridges. The Link Pathway was closed for several weeks last winter due to damage sustained during the July storm but reopened in time for summer. Since July, a lot of work has gone into repairing and restoring access. "The Mahakipawa Hill section was badly damaged, with whole sections of the hillside taken out by slips." Mr Edmonds said, The Link Pathway is a community project which began in 2005 to create a 42km walking and cycling path that links Picton and Havelock in the Marlborough Sounds. On the home stretch... Link Pothway Trust's Mort Johnston hord at work on the final section of the pathway Marlborough facilities shortlisted in architecture awards Blenheim's new sportshub and three public toilet upgrades have been shortlisted in the Nelson and Marlborough Architecture Awards 2022. Te Kahui Whahanga New Zealand Institute of Architects (NZIA) recently released a shortlist of 15 projects for this year's awards The Lansdowne Sportshub is shortlisted in the Commercial Architecture category. Designed by Arthouse Architects, built by Robinson Construction and funded by Council, the state-of-the-art building provides a central administration facility and change rooms for several sporting codes. A bar, kitchen, function area, equipment storerooms, umpire rooms and a tuck shop are also incorporated. "This is a wonderful, high-quality facility and new home for Marlborough's netball, rugby, touch, beach volleyball and softball clubs. The project has come to fruition thanks to the dedicated work of many people and organisations. Arthouse Architects and the team from Robinson Construction, plus a wide range of sub-contractors, have done a superb job, Mayor Leggett said at the recent opening In the Public Architecture category, three toilet upgrades located at Seymour Square in Blenheim, Havelock and Anakiwa have been nominated. Also designed by Arthouse Architects, Council part funded the toilets, with a 50 per cent contribution from the Government's Tourism Infrastructure Fund (TIP) Public Conveniences portfolio holder Councillor Jenny Andrews says all three were ageing concrete block with basic facilities. "The new toilets are designed to provide high quality facilities to serve our communities and visitors well for a long time. Or Andrews said "Accessibility and user safety were important design considerations, as was the provision of seating around the outside to allow a place to rest or wait for others," she said. The winners will be announced on Friday 29 July Seym Sque ji RESTROOMS The state of the art Lansdowne Sportshub is shortlisted in the Nelson and Morborough Architecture Awards 2022 Public toilet upgrades of Seymour Square (pictured with Councilor Jenny Andrews Hovelock and Andkiwa also made the shortlist 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 | 03 520 7400 | 15 SEYMOUR STREET, BLENHEIM, 7201 NEW ZEALAND MARLBOROUGH DISTRICT COUNCIL He krero n te Kaunihera o Wairau Sounds News in Link Pathway tracking towards final distance marker When last July's storm hit , the Link Pathway was close to completion . But Mother Nature intervened . Now , 10 months on , the final distance marker is in sight . Link Pathway chief executive Rick Edmonds said May had marked the beginning of the end . " It's a special time in the life of the project , " he said . Construction of the last two kilometre section is underway along the end of the Mahakipowa Arm near Havelock between the road and sea , boosted by a further $ 100,000 grant from the Rata Foundation " Council also gave us a grant early last year of $ 163,000 , some of which was reallocated for storm repairs , and the rest is contributing to this final section being constructed now . We are also very grateful to all the donations to our givealittle page , but always welcome more , " Mr Edmonds said . " We intended to begin ten months ago but the July storm hit the week we were due to start and it's only now that we have been able to line up the contractors that we need , " he said . The last section involves some " technical bits of construction including retaining walls , boardwalks and bridges . The Link Pathway was closed for several weeks last winter due to damage sustained during the July storm but reopened in time for summer . Since July , a lot of work has gone into repairing and restoring access . " The Mahakipawa Hill section was badly damaged , with whole sections of the hillside taken out by slips . " Mr Edmonds said , The Link Pathway is a community project which began in 2005 to create a 42km walking and cycling path that links Picton and Havelock in the Marlborough Sounds . On the home stretch ... Link Pothway Trust's Mort Johnston hord at work on the final section of the pathway Marlborough facilities shortlisted in architecture awards Blenheim's new sportshub and three public toilet upgrades have been shortlisted in the Nelson and Marlborough Architecture Awards 2022 . Te Kahui Whahanga New Zealand Institute of Architects ( NZIA ) recently released a shortlist of 15 projects for this year's awards The Lansdowne Sportshub is shortlisted in the Commercial Architecture category . Designed by Arthouse Architects , built by Robinson Construction and funded by Council , the state - of - the - art building provides a central administration facility and change rooms for several sporting codes . A bar , kitchen , function area , equipment storerooms , umpire rooms and a tuck shop are also incorporated . " This is a wonderful , high - quality facility and new home for Marlborough's netball , rugby , touch , beach volleyball and softball clubs . The project has come to fruition thanks to the dedicated work of many people and organisations . Arthouse Architects and the team from Robinson Construction , plus a wide range of sub - contractors , have done a superb job , Mayor Leggett said at the recent opening In the Public Architecture category , three toilet upgrades located at Seymour Square in Blenheim , Havelock and Anakiwa have been nominated . Also designed by Arthouse Architects , Council part funded the toilets , with a 50 per cent contribution from the Government's Tourism Infrastructure Fund ( TIP ) Public Conveniences portfolio holder Councillor Jenny Andrews says all three were ageing concrete block with basic facilities . " The new toilets are designed to provide high quality facilities to serve our communities and visitors well for a long time . Or Andrews said " Accessibility and user safety were important design considerations , as was the provision of seating around the outside to allow a place to rest or wait for others , " she said . The winners will be announced on Friday 29 July Seym Sque ji RESTROOMS The state of the art Lansdowne Sportshub is shortlisted in the Nelson and Morborough Architecture Awards 2022 Public toilet upgrades of Seymour Square ( pictured with Councilor Jenny Andrews Hovelock and Andkiwa also made the shortlist 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 | 03 520 7400 | 15 SEYMOUR STREET , BLENHEIM , 7201 NEW ZEALAND