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Friday 27 January 2012
Rabbit Island still has large areas of pond water, the water exceeds the recreational bathing water standards and is fenced to exclude the public.
After the original flood event, a shellfish gathering ban was put in place across much of Nelson Tasman region. The only restriction remaining in place on gathering shellfish is from Rangihaeata Head to Separation Pt (Golden Bay) and this expires on Tuesday 31 January.
Tasman District has seen 31 notices. Seven of these have been subsequently been removed.
Nelson has removed 50 s124 Notices; 52 out of an original approx 102 notices remain on affected properties (the approximation is due to the lack of original data during the flurry of activity immediately after the flood event).
EQC has made contact with all applicants as at the afternoon of Friday 27th.
Abel Tasman Drive at Wainui Hill is now open but drivers are requested to use with extreme caution and expect lengthy delays.
Kokorua Road is now open. Drivers are urged to use caution.
While Tasman District Council manages Totaranui Road, given its status as a special purpose road it is 100% funded by the NZTA. As such, the NZTA will be funding work to restore access to this area.
We're currently working closely with Tasman District Council to identify a solution for providing reliable public access, and this could involve restoring the existing route or other potential options.
We're looking at this as part of the overall recovery package for the Golden Bay area, which is being funded from the NZTA's Emergency Works fund. It's too early to say when decisions will be made as we're still in the process of weighing up the options.”
Scheduled for the week of 31 January:
The key priority is the delivery of the draft regional recovery group to the respective Councils early next week. The plan will set action items for each Council to include in the short term and in their respective Long Term Plans.