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Tough alcohol stance on
raceday 'a good thing'
Stricter controls on alcohol at
the annual Hawke s Bay Spring
Racing Carnival are fair and
positive, organisers say.
The Hastings District Licens-
ing Agency has included tougher
conditions in a special alcohol
licence for the Spring Carnival
raceday on October 1. The event
attracts about 10,000 people.
The agency decided on the
conditions last Thursday. They
include a requirement that the
seated area in the public stand
be alcohol-free and an alcohol-
free area be provided for fami-
The special licence was
granted after the agency heard
opposition from police and the
Hastings liquor licensing inspec-
tor to an application by Hawke s
Bay Racing Inc.
Witnesses at the hearing des-
cribed a scene of drunken,
aggressive youths fighting and
vomiting, drug-taking, and
scared families watching as
drinks were spilt over young
Under new conditions, alcohol
will not be allowed in the seated
area of the public stands and an
alcohol-free area will be provid-
ed for parents with young child-
Other conditions include
refusing entry to intoxicated
people, no alcohol to be brought
into the racecourse, increased
security staff, improved signage
about intoxication and no glass
vessels outside marquees. Also
food and low-alcohol drinks are
to made available, and no more
than four drinks are to be sold at
Hawke s Bay Racing general
manager Jason Fleming said the
conditions were fair.
It will change the feel of the
day a little bit, but in a positive
way, so that s a good thing, Mr
Haumoana groynes 'most unlikely'
By DIANNE JOYCE
Crushing assault: A home takes a battering in high seas at Haumoana.
Photo: RENE FISCH
It is wrong to give Haumoana residents
false hope that they will be allowed
groynes to protect their properties from
erosion, when it s most unlikely to happen
at all , regional councillor Alan Dick says.
The Hawke s Bay Regional Council last
Wednesday considered a request from
Hastings District Council for $50,000
towards an investigation into the likely
effects on northward beaches if groynes
were built. Councillors put off committing
funds, instead asking Hastings councillors
to state where they stood on the issue.
Mr Dick said Hastings mayor Lawrence
Yule had publicly said the scheme was not
Mr Yule says there appears to be a lot of
confusion and he will meet with regional
councillors to clarify Hastings position.
The district council was firmly behind
using groynes, Mr Yule said, but the project
depended on consent and cost.
Can it get consent, and then how will it
be paid for? We cannot answer those
questions without the next lot of model-
The two councils had jointly com-
missioned a report, released last month,
which found that success was possible if the
application was led by a local authority
rather than by a residents group.
However, it said before any application
was made, studies into design and the
effects on northward beaches needed to be
Mr Yule said up until now the regional
council had been really good about run-
ning models on the proposal, and Hastings
was asking it to contribute to the last one.
The request was for $50,000 worth of
work, not cash.
This is the last piece of work in an evolv-
The proposed scheme, estimated at $7.7
million, consisted of nine groynes sited
along a two-kilometre stretch of the
Preferred options in the regional
council s coastal policy were to do
nothing or use soft engineering like
planting dunes to prevent erosion.
The least-favoured option was
hard engineering, such as groynes,
which was in line with Government
Regional councillors were divided
over whether it should contribute
more funds for further studies.
Mr Dick said he wanted to hear
Hastings council s political view,
rather than relying on the request
Lawrence Yule is on public record
as saying this is not affordable . . . if
[Hastings council] thinks it s not a
goer why are we being dragged
another step along the way?
Councillor Neil Kirton agreed it
should lie on the table, saying Hast-
ings should particularly state its
Haumoana resident and spokes-
man for lobby group Walk on Water,
Keith Newman, said any suggestion
the regional council thought it was
giving false hope was concerning.
He said that in all the years he
had dealt with the Hastings council and Mr
Yule over erosion, I have never heard a
negative view from them .
He asked, why, if the regional council
believed hard engineering was not going to
be considered, it had continued to invest in
I think they need to be honourable to the
community . . . They said they would assist
our community in coming up with a work-
able solution to our erosion issue.
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