New building needed for community
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