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Questions raised after incident on bridge - by Michael Hanrahan PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 08 July 2006

Something that in another place would have been a relatively minor incident caused traffic chaos in Ashburton on Tuesday evening and has various agencies asking questions about the town's state highway system.

About 4.45pm a quantity of pig offal was spilt in the southbound lane of Ashburton's State Highway One bridge. The Ashburton Fire Brigade was called to clean the slippery material from the road, a job that took more than two hours and closed one lane of the bridge.

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Ashburton’s Situation far from Unique PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 08 July 2006

Ashburton is in a far from unique position when it comes to delays for roading contractors attending incidents on state highways.

Peter Hall from the Timaru office of Opus said his company oversees the management of all state highway contracts between the Rakaia and Waitaki rivers. Contractors have different response times for different types of incidents, depending on the classification of the road.

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Bridge Ashburton’s Achilles Heel PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 08 July 2006

Tuesday's offal spill has identified how vulnerable Ashburton is with only one bridge to carry an average of 18,000 vehicles a day.

"The bridge is our Achilles heel, a vulnerable point on our transport system," Ashburton District Council roading manager David Robertson said.

"One day there could be a crash on the bridge and it will be closed for several hours while police investigate."

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Contractor Slow to Arrive PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 08 July 2006

Tuesday's offal spill caused headaches for Ashburton police.

Sergeant Grant Russell said the problem from the police point of view was that the contractor, Sicon, had no depot in Ashburton and was therefore slow to get to the scene. It would have been easier to employ a local contractor but the police could not pre-empt contract manager Opus on that matter.

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Ashburton Bird Club Annual Show PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 08 July 2006

More than 400 birds of many types will be on show at the Tinwald Memorial Hall this weekend, when the Ashburton Bird Club holds its annual show.

Secretary Gerald Dolan said more than 600 birds were likely to be entered in the show, including several types of canaries, finches, budgies, love birds and several different types of parrots.

The show would be open to the public between 2pm and 5pm on Saturday and 9am and 1pm Sunday.

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CCS Launch Mobility Campaign PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 08 July 2006

The issue of people without permits parking their cars in areas set aside for disabled is coming to the fore again in Ashburton.

As part of a nation-wide campaign launched last week by disability support and advocacy group CCS, posters are going up around Ashburton and advertising has started.

CCS co-ordinator in Ashburton Averil Ewart-Jones said the campaign was intended to educate people about the proper use of mobility parking and increase their awareness.

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