New build­ing needed for com­mu­nity

North Waikato News - - OUT & ABOUT - SUP­PLIED

Af­ter five months, Huntly’s Com­mu­nity Link cen­tre re­mains tem­po­rar­ily closed as the search is on for a new build­ing to lease.

The cen­tre shut down in May af­ter as­bestos was found in the ceil­ing fol­low­ing a main­te­nance check.

Min­istry of So­cial Devel­op­ment Waikato com­mis­sioner Te Re­hia Papesch said the as­bestos was con­tained and a pro­fes­sional air qual­ity test con­firmed the air was safe.

‘‘How­ever, we could not get a sat­is­fac­tory as­bestos man­age­ment plan go­ing for­ward with the land­lord and we have agreed that we will not be re­turn­ing to this prop­erty,’’ Papesch said.

The min­istry was with­draw­ing ser­vices Huntly.

‘‘We are work­ing to en­sure Huntly clients con­tinue to re­ceive ser­vices as usual as we look for new ac­com­mo­da­tion in the town.’’In­come.’’

Clients have been able to use ser­vices at the Nga¯ru­awa¯hia Com­mu­nity Link and since Oc­to­ber 17, a part time tem­po­rary ser­vice has been run­ning from Waahi Whanui Trust for booked ap­point­ments. not from

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