Feilding Herald : December 15th 2011
3 THURSDAY, DECEMBER 15, 2011 NEWS 4251021AA J.D's Linen Shop 68 Manchester Street, Feilding Phone 323 8933 Weekdays 9.00am -- 5.30pm Saturdays 9.30am -- 3.00pm Now open Sundays 10.00am -- 2.00pm Shop to WIN FINAL WEEK! Only 9 shopping days left before Christmas www.jdslinenshop.co.nz • We can courier or post to you. JD's Linen Shop January to December we've got you covered 4250947AA 4262661AA 20 Main Road Sanson 4817 MANAWATU N.Z. P:6463293931 M:0275585580 Boutique Gifts, Artwork and Soft Toy's for all occasions L'ART'ERE GALLERIE Drunk teen crashes By BOBBIE NICHOLLS Good practise: Feilding Fire Brigade taking part in the Feilding Christmas carnival, having just a few hours earlier cut a driver from a crashed car just a short distance from town. Photo: AMANDA CARRINGTON An off-duty police officer was involved in the arrest of an out-of-town drunk driver following a crash in Feilding on Sunday morning. At 10.20am, as Feilding CBD was getting into the swing of the Christmas carnival, an accident occurred at the intersection of Kimbolton Rd and Denbigh St. As a result, a man had to be cut from his car. The off-duty policeman who heard the crash from a nearby house pursued the driver as he exited the scene and apprehended him. In the meantime the other driver was cut from his car and taken to hospital by ambulance. The car had to be removed from the road sign in the centre of Kimbolton Rd which it had demolished. A 19-year-old Porirua man was arrested and charged with driving with an excess of alcohol in his blood, careless driving causing an injury, failure to remain at the scene of an accident and driving without a licence. At least three accidents have occurred on this corner over the past few months. Senior Sergeant Nigel Allan said the problem was not the cor- ner, but the way drivers were using it. In reference to Sunday s crash he added, It would also help if drivers were sober when they get behind the wheel of a car. Mr Allan said he would be interested to see if the figures backed up his impression that Kimbolton Rd was much safer since it has been reduced to one lane. This is the second time within a week the Feilding volunteer fire brigade crash unit have had to use the jaws of life on a car in Feild- ing. The previous accident was at about 3.30pm in Aorangi Rd on December 6. The male driver and female passenger of a Ford stationwagon were trapped in the car for more than half an hour as firefighters cut the roof off the vehicle to free them. The front of the station- wagon was badly damaged. The driver and a back-seat passenger were lifted from the car and taken to hospital. The Feilding Fire Brigade Road Crash Rescue Team are continu- ing to raise funds to represent New Zealand in the World Road Crash Rescue competitions in London. Although the on-the-job practice is useful, they would pre- fer not to have to apply their skills to real accident victims. Denbigh will get upgraded By BOBBIE NICHOLLS At last: The remaining un-upgraded section of Denbigh St is due to be completed at a cost of $2.3m. Photo: BOBBIE NICHOLLS Feilding s Northern Denbigh St residents will be pleased to know their road is to be completed all the way to North St. In order to make the most of com- petitive pricing, Manawatu District Council staff sought the approval of the Council to accept a contract from the same contractor who has completed Stage 2 of the Denbigh St upgrade. The upgrade of Denbigh St was commenced in the 2009-2010 financial year with Stage 1 from East St to Kimbolton Rd. Stage 2 from Kimbolton Rd to Makino Stream bridge has recently been completed by J B Ware Ltd, leaving 0.87km remaining to North St. The extent of the roading work will consist of excavating down the existing pavement to a new design level, construct a new pavement, kerb and channel, and footpath. As in the section already completed the berm will be reinstated to a similar width but constructed of a material suitable for both grass growth and car parking. Wastewater and storm water infrastructure is included in this portion of the Denbigh St con- tract. The proposal presented to Council today is to undertake the first part of the contract this year and the rest in the 2012-13 year. The engineer s estimate is $2,460,877.77. and the tender received from Palmerston North firm J B Ware is $2,384,049.50 excluding GST.
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