Clubhouse building on target
place should it not be ready that weekend, however, so either way, it won’t impact on the service we’ll deliver to the public over Labour Weekend.”
Manning said it would mean patrol members would need to forward plan because of lack of available parking and limited club facilities for the early patrols.
“But they’re all incredibly excited by the progress in the new build, and they’re totally happy to make allowances at the start of the season,” he said.
“As far as the public are concerned, it will be business as usual, and we’d like to reinforce the usual messages to our beachgoers: swim between the flags, know your limits and listen to our trained lifeguards.”
The roof was completed this week, and 80 per cent of the window and door joinery was now in.
The exterior cladding goes up in the next few weeks, and internal walls and ceilings next week.
Brunel Construction has had up to 25 employees and contractors on site. ,
Manning said the club needed just $500,000 more to ensure the “world-class facility” was ready for use.
“We’ve had some incredible responses to our public appeal, and we’re halfway there,” he said.
“With the days getting longer and the water warming up, people are definitely getting back into beach mode, and we’d love them to make a contribution, to get us over the line before summer arrives and the crowds descend,” he said.
What: Whose wine is it anyway?
Get your friends, family or team together for an afternoon of fun, wine tasting and competition. Numbers strictly limited. R18.
When: November 18, 4pm8pm. Where: Mills Reef Winery. Price: Table price: $350 (2x teams of four).
Team price: $200 (1x team of four).
Wine tasting and share platters included.
All proceeds will go towards the Mount Maunganui Lifeguard Service rebuild project. What: Nippers turns 50! Mount Maunganui Lifeguard Service was the first club in New Zealand to introduce a Nippers programme, with committee formed in September 1968 and the first Nippers day held in early November 1968. To commemorate this, They are having a 50th birthday celebration for Nippers.
When: November 4, 3-5pm. Tauranga City Council is imposing a 30km/h speed limit on the CBD because of all the construction projects under way.
The new speed limit will take effect from Monday, October 29. It will apply between First Ave and McLean St, and between Cameron Rd and the waterfront. Cameron Rd will remain at 50km/h.
The council said in a statement it wanted to make one consistent speed limit “to help simplify construction sign requirements and to keep things simple for people who are driving and safer for people who are walking and biking”.
City transformation chairman councillor Larry Baldock said this made sense for a growing city.
“This is a sensible move for our city centre, and aligns to what is happening in other centres across New Zealand.
“A permanent 30km/h speed limit has been successful in Mount Maunganui, and we expect that there will be more conversations about establishing lower speeds for town centres in the future,” he said.
The new speed limit will start as a trial, and be reviewed after a year.
The council said if the speed limit were to be permanently implemented after this time, it would need to go through a public consultation process.
The trial had been approved under the code of practice for temporary traffic management.
The council was working on an “action plan” to minimise disruption to people using the CBD during the next few years.
“Our city centre is a hive of development activity. We acknowledge it’s a disruptive time. All this work is really going to pay off for Tauranga in the long run,” Baldock said.
“It’s a tough time right now for some of our small businesses. As these projects take shape, I’m confident we will soon see more business, more activity and more people coming to work, live and play in the heart of the city.”
The club’s roof was finished this week.
An aerial view of where a new $150m retirement village will be built at Pa¯pa¯moa.
Tauranga’s CBD speed limit is to be reduced this month.