Call-out for Waikoikoi com­mit­tee

Clutha Leader - - OUT & ABOUT - MARY-JO TO­HILL

A Waikoikoi war me­mo­rial com­mit­tee is to be formed to look at the op­tion of full re­place­ment or re­pair of the mon­u­ment, be­tween Ta­panui and Gore.

West Otago Com­mu­nity Board mem­ber Ce­cil Craw­ford, who has been lead­ing the project, re­ported on progress at the last meet­ing, held at Ta­panui last Wed­nes­day.

The dis­tinc­tive mon­u­ment’s poor state of re­pair has been men­tioned in com­mu­nity board agen­das for some months.

It is sit­u­ated in a prom­i­nent po­si­tion close to the West Otago-Eastern Southland border on State High­way 90, on the Puk­erau – Kelso in­ter­sec­tion.

A pub­lic meet­ing was held re­cently at the Waikoikoi do­main to get feed­back from the com­mu­nity about how to pro­ceed with the project, but was poorly at­tended, Craw­ford con­firmed.

But de­spite this, he was con­fi­dent that the com­mu­nity wanted some­thing done about the mon­u­ment.

‘‘I think peo­ple are in favour,’’ he told mem­bers and coun­cil staff at the com­mu­nity board meet­ing.

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