Feilding Herald : February 2nd 2012
3 THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 2012 NEWS TURNERS TURNERS ◆ GIFTS & LUGGAGE ◆ 101-105 Fergusson St, Feilding Ph 06 323 4248 Open Mon-Fri 8.30-5.30pm Sat 9am-3pm $44.99 $44.99 $54.99 $54.99 $34.95 $34.95 $39.95 $39.95 $39.99 $39.99 $39.99 $39.99 4348712AA bags for school • sports • travel VOTE Margaret Kouvelis for Mayor Fronting the Future Authorised by Margaret Kouvelis 5 Goodbehere Street Feilding 4306504AA4306504AA YOUR VOTE DOES COUNT 100% MANAWATU STEVE GIBSON 4MAYOR Author ised by Steve Gibson 22 Welli ngton St, Feilding 4305601AA Park damage caused by plane crash under repair Deep scar: The damage to the playing field atTimona Park Feilding, caused by last week’s plane crash is in the process of being repaired. Photo: LEILANI HATCH/FAIRFAX NZ By SANDRA CROSBIE The Civil Aviation Authority, Mana- watu District Council and the Feild- ing Fire Brigade has cleared the scene of last Monday’s fatal aero- plane crash in Feilding. Ralph Saxe and Brett Ireland died when the Yak-52 plane they were in plummeted into Timona Park. CAA spokeswoman Emma Peel said the wreckage needed for inves- tigation was removed last week. Manawatu District Council com- munity services manager Brent Limmer said contractors had roped off the area to keep people away from the area until it was fully repaired. The park’s playing surfaces affec- ted by the plane crash has had all contaminated soil removed and the Council is waiting for a clearance from soil samples before replace- ment soil is brought in. The Fire brigade helped with the clean-up and ensuring all soil con- taminated was removed. The area remains fenced off until the new soil has arrived, grass seed sown and new grass established. It would depend on weather as to how long the process will take. Dr Saxe’s funeral was being held today at the Taonui Aerodrome. A condolences book had been placed at The Palms medical centre reception in Ferguson St, Palmerston North, the practice where Dr Saxe was managing director. In a statement, Dr Saxe’s family in New Zealand said they would like to express ‘‘our deep gratitude for the overwhelming support’’ they had received from friends and the wider community. ‘‘We are devastated by the loss of our larger-than-life, most precious family man, who we will never for- get,’’ the family statement said. A service for Dr Ireland will be held for him on the Gold Coast tomorrow. Meet the future mayor By STACEY KIRK Manawatu voters will get the chance to listen to the contenders for mayor at two ‘‘meet the candidates’’ events. Manawatu district councillors Margaret Kouvelis, Barbara Cameron and Steve Gibson, as well as Palmerston North business owner Russell Johnson, are vying for the mayoralty after the resig- nation of Ian McKelvie. The first meeting, organised by the Rongotea Community Com- mittee, is set for 7.30pm on Monday, February 13 – the day special votes are due to open. It will be held in the Te Kawau Recreation Centre. A second meeting will be held the next night, hosted by the Makino Rotary Club. It will be held in Feilding’s Rangitikei Club at 7.30pm. Council deputy electoral officer Janine Hawthorn said the meetings were being run by the organis- ations, but the council would promote time and venue details to the public. She said further candidates’ meetings were likely. Voting papers would be delivered to all eligible voters, with postal voting to close at noon on March 7. The council was introducing a by- election first for the district, having candidates’ names listed in random order. It followed a judicial review of the 2010 local government elections where the panel believed candidates with surnames starting after the letter ‘‘M’’ were disadvantaged.
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