Wednesday January 31, 2018
Otaraua drainage aims to improve surface for 2018 season
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Work kicked off on Monday to carry out essential drainage work at Otaraua Park, to help sports teams make the most of the ﬁelds going forward. Parks and Recreation manager Alison Law says this work will beneﬁt a range of sports clubs, supporters and community groups. “Last year we had limited ﬁelds available due to signiﬁcant ﬂooding and a lot of wet weather. “This work on the main ﬁeld will improve the surface, increase the number
of hours that the ﬁelds are available, and hopefully relieve some of the pressure on ﬁeld availability in Kapiti,” Alison says. “It’s a start and won’t ﬁx the problem entirely, so we need people to keep in mind that there will be days where there’s just too much water for play to go ahead, on this ﬁeld and others around the district.” The work will take approximately three weeks and coincide with work at Jim Cooke Park in Waikanae to get those ﬁelds ready for the season.
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Independent Herald 31-01-18