All shook up
The ground was shaking in Wanaka on Sunday night after an earthquake struck 40 kilometres west of Twizel. The magnitude 4 earthquake had a depth of 42km and struck just before 10.10pm.
The Department of Conservation will be laying 1080 poison in the Dart, Routeburn and Caples valleys from August 25, weather permitting, not July 25 as stated in last week’s Mirror. We apologise for any confusion.
Building no problem
The council has no concerns with another building in the Southern Lakes designed by engineer Tony Major. Invercargill-based Major, who designed Stadium Southland and the Wanaka pool, was expelled last month from the Institute of Professional Engineers for a breach of ethics. When the Wanaka pool was closed last month, chief executive Adam Feeley said a second council building was also being checked but, last week, spokeswoman Michele Poole said the second building was privately owned. ‘‘The second building that was mentioned by Adam two weeks ago is privately owned. The council has now discounted any concerns with that building,’’ she said. The Wanaka pool remains closed.