The final stage of the repair to the Mt Albert tunnel and sludge lines involves repairing the floor of the tunnel. As part of this, on Thursday night a crew will be entering the tunnel to perform a visual inspection.
As the tunnel is an active wastewater pipe, we’ll hold wastewater flows at the pump station while the inspection is carried out. We’re scheduling the entry at night when wastewater flows are at a minimum, thereby maximising the amount of time our crews can spend in the tunnel. The plan is for the crew to spend 40 minutes in the tunnel, while based on normal operations we have capacity at the pump station to hold the wastewater flows for up to an hour. In the very unlikely event that the crew has to spend more than an hour in the tunnel, some screened wastewater may need to be discharged from the pump station into the Cook Strait. All possible steps will be taken to prevent this, however it is important to note that this inbound wastewater is made up of 99% water, and is therefore very different to the dewatered sludge that was transported during the earlier stage of repairs. Generators onsite may create some noise, however there will be no construction undertaken during this entry. We will monitor odour and use misters if necessary.
Hi Neighbours, we here at Stuff are working on a Humans of New York-styled project at the moment, featuring ordinary Kiwis representing a diverse cross-section of the population. We are hoping to find people who match the following profiles for an "as told to" story for Stuff - the idea would be to get you to talk about an interesting story from your life -- this could be anything on your mind, your hopes or fears, a significant relationship, an interesting work story, anything really. You would need to be happy to be photographed, and on a short video, as well as speak to a reporter for the story.
The three profiles we're looking for are:
Non-binary/LGBTQ person of european descent, living in North Island.
Young, able-bodied. Studying part-time, working part-time.
Possibly hospitality worker, low wage. (< 30k income)
Female of Pasifika, Middle Eastern, Latin American, African, or other descent, living in North Island.
30-64 years old, able bodied.
Low to medium income working clerical/admin jobs. (30-50k income)
Female of European descent, living in North Island.
Possibly retired (65+ years old), able bodied.
Median income (30-50k).
Do you fit the bill? Message us here on Neighbourly, or get in touch with Andre Chumko on email@example.com.
We'd be keen to hear about your discoveries on your recent travels around New Zealand. Were there any small towns, activities or attractions that surprised you, for better or for worse? Did you come across any lesser-know spots you think more Kiwis should check out? Which small towns do you think deserve more visitors than they get? Please remember your comment may be included in an article unless you state that you don't want it to be. Cheers.
The race is on in the lead up to elections next month. Who will win ? The answer is clear - Mr C.Gull of course !