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IN response to Shirley Meier’s
letter (Waitomo News, January 17),
are the residents aware of an ap-
plication to build a dairy factory on
With two eight tonne dryers –
when fully operational – this factory
will require about 100 truck and
trailer loads of milk each day – this
being sourced from the south and
east of town.
These trucks will travel past
Otorohanga South School, pulling
up at the busy intersection by Pat
About 50 of these heavy vehicles
would turn left up the main street
and another 50 would turn south.
These trucks would use the same
route returning to the factory.
There will also be additional
heavy traffic for the import and
export of goods and waste.
To eliminate this extra heavy
traffic passing through town, in our
view, a more appropriate site for
the factory should be looked into
thereby utilising the bypass for what
it was designed for.
If you have concerns about the
heavy traffic issues created by the
proposed dairy factory, submission
(forms available from the council)
must be lodged with council no later
than 5pm on January 27.
Phil & Michelle Blundell
EDITOR’S NOTE: Please note
the statistics quoted in this letter are
from its authors.
TRUCKS would use the bypass
all the time if they had right of way.
As it is they often have to stop at
both ends, a bit silly when you have
to give way to traffic that stopped
I WOULD like to express my
gratitude for all the positive feed-
back and support for my recent
letter regarding the Otorohanga
People are genuinely concerned
about the ability of a large truck and
trailer to be able to stop if a person
steps out onto a pedestrian crossing.
People are concerned with the
dangerous goods trucks ignoring
the bypass. What are the legalities
in this situation?
People are alarmed seeing am-
bulances demanding the right of
way through the main street when
the bypass is almost empty and the
speed limit is 80km/h. Please stop
doing this St John [personnel].
People feel that the diesel fumes
are excessive; not good for our well-
People are disappointed that
this well received initiative has not
come from our servants on the lo-
Surely our servants, employed by
us and paid with our rates, whose
place of work is in the main street,
have seen this problem increasing
Four major roads spill into the
main street that was built for a horse
The consensus of opinion is that
the time has come for a change in
traffic flows in Otorohanga. Thank
you again for all the support.
Bypass Action Group
HOPEFULLY the Otorohanga
mayor and council can find some
spare land in the town in the near
future to build some two bedrooms
units for pensioners to buy.
I’m sure they will be popular and
sell quickly as most of the pension-
ers in Te Kuiti can no longer afford
their rates bill, even with the rebate.
Looking forward to seeing some
units built in the near future as one
day I will need one and a more af-
fordable town to live in.
THUMBS UP and thank
you to the person that found
my handbag at New World Te
Kuiti and handed it in. It was
very much appreciated by this
THUMBS UP to the St John
Ambulance service – you do an
awesome job in our community
and a special thanks to Tina for
your help and patience.
THUMBS UP to the two
guys who climbed up the rock
face at Marokopa beach to
rescue a young boy who was in
distress on January 12.
NEW ZEALAND Police and the
University of Waikato are joining
forces to establish a world-class
research centre that will help better
inform police in their work to pre-
vent crime and protect the public.
The partnership, which will see
the establishment of a Centre for
Evidence Based Policing, has been
signed by both parties.
New Zealand Police deputy chief
executive strategy, Mark Evans says:
“Being able to work alongside aca-
demia will enable us to not only
improve our research capability, but
also influence future policing deci-
sions using evidence and insights
gained from research.”
Commissioner of Police Mike
Bush says: “The Centre for Evi-
dence Based Policing and the work
it produces will, I know, prove to
be a valuable resource for our staff
and help us improve trust and con-
fidence with the public. Evidence
will help us understand what works,
what counts and what matters.”
University of Waikato vice-chan-
cellor, Professor Neil Quigley, says:
“The work of the centre will comple-
ment the work the University of
Waikato is already doing through
its Institute of Crime Science.
“And is the first initiative in what
I hope will be a long and productive
relationship between the Univer-
sity of Waikato and New Zealand
The university was selected by
NZ Police as its primary research
partner following an open tender
Staff from NZ Police, Waikato
university and other strategic part-
ners such as ESR will work together
on police research projects at the
centre in Central Wellington, to be
opened within the next six months.
A research hub will also be es-
tablished at the Royal New Zealand
Police College in Porirua.
The agreement is for six years.
Initial research projects are likely
to focus on key priorities for police
including victims, Maori and road
Evidence based policing en-
sures police strategy, operations
and tactics are based on the best
possible evidence (information,
crime science and problem-solving
methods) to guide and inform staff,
providing better outcomes for the
police, public and the Government.
police to setup
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