More than 40 separate landslides fell in all, closing the road in two places: a 21km stretch north of Kaikōura and an 8km one to the south. "The frustrating thing is if something breaks you've got nowhere to replace it. The event nearly didn't happen, Mayor Winston Gray says, as organisers feared it would be hobbled by rain or a road closure. In the sliver of space in between, the fragile road is barely discernible. Cain, originally from Wales, has been on the road since January, working at 11 sites across the north and south sides. (26/10/2020 5:00pm), Closed due to seasonal closure. If it's closed in the evenings, because of danger, so be it. Wooli Minnie News. Clarence River Sauvignon Blanc 2019 Marlborough / 5 ( reviews) ... What's more, 2019 was a big hit as a vintage, although yields were way down â great conditions right through harvest. PHOTO: RICKY WILSON/STUFF. (18/12/2020 11:45am), Closed due to rainfall exceeding the trigger level in the harvest area management plan. The family-owned business, Clarence River Harvest, is based just to the north of its namesake river, where the road closes. NSW RFS - Clarence Valley District. Clarence Valley & River NSW Tourism. I'm going to miss the next one too.". (13/06/2017 9:00am), Closure Reason : Localised rainfall. The task has fallen to the North Canterbury Transport Infrastructure Recovery alliance (NCTIR), made up of more than 100 organisations including the NZ Transport Agency (NZTA), KiwiRail and a range of contractors. The group is well-resourced, with $812 million of Government money at its disposal, but cash alone cannot overcome the natural barriers it faces. (17/12/2020 9:00am), Closed due to rainfall exceeding the trigger level in the harvest area management plan. ", Seddon, heading north. He hasn't made it into the water since he started work here; hasn't been fishing. They can be hard to come by. The Clarence River estuary (â29.43, 153.37) is the largest estuarine system in New South Wales, and supports the stateâs largest estuarine fishery similarly dominated by harvest of School Prawn and Sea Mullet. Previously, Butcher worked on the stretch of railway from Ōaro to Clarence – basically the entire length of the damaged route either side of Kaikōura. The idyllic setting does no harm to morale, he says. . (22/12/2020 9:00am), Closed due to microbiological results of water testing exceeding the maximum acceptable limit of this program. I can only travel about 15 kays.". The regular Tuesday to Thursday closures are due to end when the road reopens, pitting workers against the clock. He is hands on. Further up the hillside, abseilers have to contend with goats. (27/11/2020 11:30am), Zone is open for harvest and depuration as prescribed in the harvest area management plan. ð¦ð¦ ð¦ ð #SouthgateSylvania #FreshSeafood #Poseidons. PHOTO: DAVID WALKER/STUFF. It has about 600 hives on the south side, around Kaikōura and in the Blue Duck Valley, accessible only by driving north to Blenheim, down through the Nelson Lakes, back over the Lewis Pass and up the Inland Rd to Kaikōura. So began Kaikōura's difficult post-earthquake relationship with the rest of New Zealand. Rock anchors will be placed in each one, from which helicopters will drape mesh to catch any falling debris, protecting the highway below. The night shift works five nights a week, but for 13 hours at a time. To have this on my CV, to have worked in Kaikōura, it's kind of world famous at the moment for being [the geotechnical site to work on].". â¢ An indulgent lunch in The Spotted Pigâs charming church in Lindendale. PHOTO: SCOTT HAMMOND/STUFF. Explore Clarence Valley. "It does have an effect on the team," she says, "They're here to work hard and get it done, and then they're disappointed.". (19/11/2020 12:15pm), Zone is open for depuration only. Waiting for supplies often results in long days, says Nathan Coy. In all, 2.5km of seawall will be built to shield it from the ocean. PHOTO: MICHAEL HAYWARD/STUFF, Rental vehicles were stacked up at the racecourse while operators waited for the roads to reopen. 2015. "The end is in sight. (26/07/2020 4:45pm), Closed due to the implementation of Harvest area classification. The southern side of the SH1 work is now open, depending on conditions, from Fridays to Mondays. River Valley Cooperative believes in giving back to the communities where our facilities are located and where our employees live, work and play. Against these odds, those charged with rebuilding the stricken highway have set themselves a deadline: reopen SH1 north of Kaikōura by December 15. Each dot marks where a hole will be drilled, some up to 6m deep. Other officers in CLARENCE RIVER HARVEST LIMITED Showing first 30 . ", Kaikoura, a year on from the quake. They need reliability. ", Foster manages sites from Goose Bay to Peketa – the entire length of the closed southern side. Even now, he is still just "treading water". The Grafton Argus and Clarence River General Advertiser (NSW : 1874 - 1875; 1879 - 1882; 1888; 1892; 1899 - 1922), Mon 12 Oct 1874, Page 2 - COMPLIMENTARY DINNER TO MR. Clarence River - Weekend Netting: The whole of the waters of the Clarence River, together with all its lakes, lagoons, inlets, channels, creeks and tributaries, from its confluence with the South Pacific Ocean upstream to its source. PHOTO: DAVID WALKER/STUFF. Outside the glow, the inky blackness of night hides the scale of the slip above. Work goes around the clock. A good chunk of that is foreign visitors, who account for about 80 per cent of Kaikōura's tourism and, when they arrive off the ferry in Picton, now head for Nelson and the West Coast rather than brave the seven-hour trek to get to a town that is, technically, only about 200km away. (13/12/2020 12:01pm), Closed due to Local Program failed to comply with their routine sampling regime. Download with Google Download with Facebook. (09/02/2017 11:45am). Once the perfect midpoint on SH1 between Picton and Christchurch, it now sits an outpost at the wrong end of a ragged, windy, substandard loop road that since November 14 last year is its only tangible connection to the outside world. PHOTO: DAVID WALKER/STUFF. He's driven about 6000km back and forth along the 8km of damaged highway. We need that access going north. . From domestic wholesale supplies to our established export network our sales team can assist you to secure the very finest products So if it's not open . His priority, though, is people. The site is less complex than others along the road, but crews were only given access to parts of it a few weeks ago. (08/01/2021 10:15am), Closed due to salinity falling below the trigger level in the harvest area management plan. Map of Clarence River - Crab Trap closed waters (PDF, 312.82 KB) Any species of â¦ (18/12/2020 11:45am), Closed due to microbiological results of shellfish exceeding the maximum acceptable limit of this program. There are seven such sites along on the road south of Kaikōura. "I think in another six months, when the road's open again and it's all settled, if we don't get any more big smacks [life will] be back to normal," he says. Events leading to harvest area closures have an unpredictable nature and may occur at any time. Closed. PHOTO: IAIN MCGREGOR/STUFF, "Often the source of the long days is having to wait for concrete, and it's not their fault. (09/01/2020 9:00am), Closed due to microbiological results of water testing exceeding the maximum acceptable limit of this program. (17/12/2018 9:00am), Closed due to rainfall exceeding the trigger level in the harvest area management plan. At a site known as Irongate, about 15 kilometres north of Kaikōura, a bridge is being built over the rusty railway tracks emerging from the mouth of a dark concrete tunnel. (08/01/2021 11:30am), Open for harvest and hold in accordance with the Harvest and Hold Scheme (18/12/2020 9:30am), Zone is open for harvest and depuration as prescribed in the harvest area management plan. The top of Abseil Access supervisor Oliver Cain's site is about 180m up, offering panoramic views of the coastline. Dave Stanford, owner of the Lazy Shag Backpackers, is operating on a fraction of his pre-earthquake business. (26/07/2020 9:00am), Zone is open for direct harvest and sale as prescribed in the harvest area management plan. (09/01/2021 9:00am), Closed due to reported sewage discharge which may result in harvest area contamination. That beard went back in September, when the first freight train rolled down the line. More than 30 slips fell along the 8km stretch of road. "I can sleep 19 hours mate, straight. ", Work is done around the clock to get the road open by Christmas. Download Full PDF Package. Big wet changes fishing conditions in Clarence River ... Iluka residents were able to harvest a bream, a blackfish and a mullet swept up on the local breakwall by the seas. (09/01/2021 9:00am), Open for harvest and hold in accordance with the Harvest and Hold Scheme (07/01/2021 1:45pm), Zone is open for direct harvest and sale as prescribed in the harvest area management plan. A magnitude-7.8 earthquake shook loose more than one million cubic metres of earth from the hills, burying the road, destroying bridges and ripping railway lines out into the sea. and get the town back open so it doesn't miss another summer, and to help the people out. Patronage has increased handsomely this year from the presence of road workers. ... Clarence River. PHOTO: DAVID WALKER/STUFF. PHOTO: IAIN MCGREGOR, Some people have been frustrated with the progress on the road. "You'll get very, very close and next minute you'll get a weather event and that pushes you back. You go to bed Saturday about 9 o'clock in the morning, kiss goodbye to Saturday, wake up Sunday. McGinnis has never worked this close to the ocean before. NZTA confirmed last week it would make the December 15 deadline for reopening the north side, but the agency's earthquake recovery manager Tim Crow cautioned that the road would still be an active construction site after that date and "look like it's unfinished". Kaikōura resident Sue Posa travels to Christchurch once every two months to visit her daughter. A short summary of this paper. It's quite beautiful working up here, we get to see everything that's going on.". Due to the unpredictable nature of events leading to harvesting closures, and the fact they may not always occur during business hours, the list may not always reflect the most recent closures and conditions and is not intended to be legally binding. 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