Disc golf course slips down list
A proposed $20,000 disc golf course in Naseby has been put on the back burner as volunteers needed to plan and build the course are tied up with a heating exchange programme at the Maniototo Curling International rink. MCI rink manager Ewan Kirk said the disc golf project had to be set aside as more labour and planning was needed for it than initially advised. Disc golf involves players throwing a frisbee disc into a basket and is scored like golf. In December last year the Maniototo Community Board approved a $1500 grant to the group to help build the course. However, the grant was not uplifted by the end of the financial year in June. The group had been focusing all its voluntary labour resources on a ‘‘Heat Exchange’’ installation project at the rink, Mr Kirk said. The project provided a use for wasted energy from the refrigeration plant by returning the heat to the rink, making a more comfortable environment for curlers. The bulk of the materials for the $50,000 project had been bought and it was hoped it would be completed in November. The group has asked the community board to consider changing the use of the grant for the disc golf course to go towards the heat exchange programme. Tomorrow the community board will meet to discuss re-allocating the funds. Transpower had also granted $8000 to the disc-golf project which they have since agreed to re-allocate to the heat exchange project.
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