Ir­ri­ga­tion agree­ment

Central Otago Mirror - - CENTRAL NEWS -

The Cen­tral Otago Dis­trict Coun­cil has agreed to act as the con­tract­ing party for a $1.5 mil­lion fea­si­bil­ity study for the Manuherikia Catch­ment Wa­ter Strat­egy Group pro­ject. The group wants to in­ves­ti­gate op­tions of ex­The coun­cil will con­tract con­sul­tants to un­der­take the study and hold a con­tract with the Pri­mary In­dus­tries Min­istry ir­ri­ga­tion ac­cel­er­a­tion fund, which was likely to fund half the cost of the study. The Otago Re­gional Coun­cil has agreed to con­trib­ute $175,000 for the study and was ex­plor­ing whether an­other $50,000 would be avail­able. Pi­o­neer Gen­er­a­tion has of­fered $15,000 and the re­main­der was to be sourced from the six ir­ri­ga­tion com­pa­nies be­hind the scheme and pri­vate ir­ri­ga­tors.

De­pot over­spend

The Cen­tral Otago Dis­trict Coun­cil emer­gency man­age­ment com­mit­tee have agreed to fund a $12,000 over-spend for the Omakau Ru­ral Fire De­pot from the Ru­ral Fire Ser­vices ac­count. The de­pot, which is al­most com­plete, was bud­geted to cost $57,000 but fur­ther fund­ing was needed af­ter changes to the pro­posed site was ad­justed to avoid en­croach­ing on the Omakau Squash Club car park.

Gar­den grant

The Alexan­dra Com­mu­nity Gar­den, where the Sal­va­tion Army grows veg­eta­bles for the Com­bined Churches Food Bank, has re­ceived an $800 grant from a Z ser­vice sta­tion pro­mo­tion. The or­gan­i­sa­tions, which rely on green-fin­gered vol­un­teers, also ran a veg­etable coupon sys­tem this sum­mer pro­vid­ing 600 re­ferred in­di­vid­u­als with fresh veg­eta­bles.

Cor­rec­tion

Rachel Check­etts is the pro­ject man­ager at Cen­tral Sto­ries Mu­seum and Art Gallery in Alexan­dra, not the gen­eral man­ager as pub­lished in last week’s Mir­ror. The er­ror is re­gret­ted. Jor­dan Napier was in­cor­rectly called John. Sorry about that Jor­dan!

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