Tasman Leader : August 22nd 2013
8 THE TASMAN LEADER, AUGUST 22, 2013 NEWS WINTER SPECIAL 25% Reading Glasses Offer expires 31 August 2013 OFF 5518548AA No Experience Necessary Calling all entries, the challenge is on! Enter your team now in the Waka Ama Sprint Races Whanau -- Food -- Fun at Tahunanui Beach 10-4pm, Saturday 2nd November We supply the Waka, paddles and steerer Team entry $200 For further info call Whakatu Marae, 546 9097 ext 211 A W W Wa a an n nttt ttthhhe e e a a adddv v ve e errrtttiiis s siiin n nggg pp pa a ac c ckkka a aggge e e iiin n nN N Ne e ellls s so o on n n?? ? 5556157AA Unsafe building being levelled By HELEN MURDOCH Coming down: Network Tasman's two-storey Queen St building is being demolished. Photo: HELEN MURDOCH Network Tas- man's Queen St building is being demolished and the site will be landsca- ped and left empty until a tenant is found. A spokesman for Net- work Tasman said the 1937 building, which had been added to, rea- ched only 16 per cent of the building code. The demolition would be completed by about mid-September. The land would be landscaped and left empty until a suitable tenant was identified, he said. Tenants Pitt and Moore moved their Richmond staff out in 2011 after the building was found to be below minimum earthquake safety levels. Tasman District Council requires older structures to reach 67 per cent of the modern building standards to meet its earthquake policy. The spokesman said Network Tasman's adjoining three-storey building, which met the required 67 per cent, was being refurbished and strengthened to meet 100 per cent of the code. The company had a pro-active approach to its building safety and had been comparatively quick off the mark to assess and upgrade its structures. The popular Network Tasman clock would be replaced on the side of the three-storey structure once the rebuild of the building was complete, the spokesman said. Meanwhile, the adjoining two-storey building built by Network Tasman, off Oxford St, which was finished early this year, has been leased to Montgomery Watson Hauser. In addition, Nelson Pine Industries is building an extra 4000 square metres of extra storage at its Lower Queen St site. Deputy chief execu- tive Peter Barr said the building, scheduled for completion at the end of next month, would give the company greater flexibility, with lamin- ated veneer lumber and medium density fibre- board storage.
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