Disc golf course slips down list

Central Otago Mirror - - NEWS - By CHE BAKER

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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