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Marton Water Reservoir Storage Capacity

We need the Marton community to conserve water where possible to avoid our treated water storage running low. We expect the situation will improve over the next two to three weeks.

Taihape Eagle Street building

October 27, 2020

Rangitīkei District Council has granted an extension to KiwiRail to allow KiwiRail more time to remove a dangerous building in Taihape.

Following a fire in September, a ‘Dangerous Notice’ was issued on a goods shed on Eagle Street building which is owned by KiwiRail and on rail land.

Following the fire, KiwiRail immediately fenced off the facility and engaged air monitoring services for asbestos. Regular air samples are being taken from the property. To date all air tests have returned a negative result for the presence of airborne asbestos.

KiwiRail has advised that it will carefully manage the demolition given the proximity to the busy operational rail line and the presence of asbestos in the building structure.

KiwiRail has commenced work to prepare the building for demolition and expects the structure to be demolished and the materials removed by asbestos specialists by 1 December.

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Working Days

Approximate Dates


Location and disconnection of Services, Readjustment of fencing to create the demolition work area – As Directed by KiwiRail.

1 Day



Site Establishment, Set up asbestos removal controls, Create a bidim cloth wash down area for the truck movements. Set up for asbestos removal works, small office roof, and main shed roof. Additional Chicken picking to continue where required.

6 Days

16/11/2020 – 22/11/2020


Demolition of Small Building and Main Shed and load out of Materials

Demolition of Building down to the ground targeting to be completed by the 1st of December

8 Days

23/11/2020 – 1/12/2020


Site scrape the demolition area (allowed for a total of 300m3 – effectively an area of 3000m2 at 100mm depth.

10 Days



Asbestos Soil Tests

3 Days

9/12/2020 – 11/12/2020


Reinstatement / Disestablishment Stage

6 Days

14/12/2020 – 19/12/2020


~ 5-6 WEEKS