N8N does a round-up of stories from about our district from other news outlets.
Apology after fireworks misfire
Martin Van Tiel of Van Tiel Pyrotechnics is ‘shattered’ after fireworks at Eden Park injured three spectators at Saturday’s All Blacks match.
He told the New Zealand Herald (24 August) he knew straight away something had gone wrong.
“As soon as they went off… the noise level was a lot more than we expected…”
The company, based in Orini, has been in charge of pyrotechnic displays at Eden Park for more than 10 years and it was the first time any displays had gone wrong.
“We deeply apologise to those spectators we’ve injured… We’re there to entertain people, not to harm anyone.”
He told the paper his staff immediately ‘locked down’ the site of the display so an investigation could be carried out.
“We’re working with the NZRU and WorkSafe and Eden Park on investigating the incident.”
Residents have say on road
Rototuna’s Resolution Drive could stretch out to Horsham Downs if residents get their way, says the Waikato Times (21 August.)
Three options were the focus of a NZ Transport Agency information day last week, where the agency gauged opinions on extending Resolution Drive to connect the suburb.
The works would help create the optimal long-term road network for the area and would be put in place when the Hamilton section of the expressway was constructed.
Traffic modelling showed an extension to the expressway was likely to be used by 6200 cars a day in 2021.
But the first option on the table at the information day extended Resolution Drive only to the expressway, and allowed for a traffic bridge on Osborne Rd.
Both remaining options featured the Horsham Downs link, expected to be used by about 1900 cars a day in 2021.
Option two had a pedestrian and cycle bridge on Osborne Rd, while option three had no connection there – something set to affect Horsham Downs School, just on the northern side of the expressway.
Feedback and further investigations will allow NZ Transport Agency to decide whether to alter the designation to accommodate a change.