Re: Wednesday Work Parties On The New Polhill Tracks. Aro Valley

Postby Jono on Wed 9/Nov/11 1:31pm

Sorry - I'm out for a few more weeks with a fractured finger, but should hopefully be back and at it in December.
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Re: Wednesday Work Parties On The New Polhill Tracks. Aro Valley

Postby thelongwalk on Tue 15/Nov/11 9:53am

The revolve woman's cycling group are helping out on the track tonight. We've got a couple of hundred meters of rebenching to go. I'll be there from 1730. All welcome.
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Re: Wednesday Work Parties On The New Polhill Tracks. Aro Valley

Postby gristle on Wed 16/Nov/11 8:35am

Anyone going today? Weather may improve and we'll be out of the wind.
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Re: Wednesday Work Parties On The New Polhill Tracks. Aro Valley

Postby thelongwalk on Wed 16/Nov/11 10:35am

Yep, will be there. Hopefully there is also a corporate group working up there for the day though the weather was doggy this morning.

We're making great progress and will be at the last switchback soon .
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Re: Wednesday Work Parties On The New Polhill Tracks. Aro Valley

Postby gristle on Wed 16/Nov/11 10:38am

Need to bring extra tools?
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Re: Wednesday Work Parties On The New Polhill Tracks. Aro Valley

Postby thelongwalk on Wed 16/Nov/11 10:45am

yep could be a good idea to bring old faithful. Do you still have a file ? As ours has gone missing.
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Re: Wednesday Work Parties On The New Polhill Tracks. Aro Valley

Postby gristle on Wed 16/Nov/11 10:50am

Cool, need to extract it from under the house. File lives in my bag, will bring it and a hacksaw to reduce the stomper.
Not suprised the file went awol...
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Re: Wednesday Work Parties On The New Polhill Tracks. Aro Valley

Postby properzel on Wed 16/Nov/11 11:05am

I borrowed the file for over the weekend, sharpening the lawn mower. I put it back in the plastic box yesterday on the way to work though... Sorry forgot to mention that..
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Re: Wednesday Work Parties On The New Polhill Tracks. Aro Valley

Postby SleeperService on Fri 18/Nov/11 12:28am

A few photos from the Transpower Corporate volunteer day on Wednesday. Big effort from the TP crew - cheers!
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Re: Wednesday Work Parties On The New Polhill Tracks. Aro Valley

Postby cstarnes on Wed 23/Nov/11 10:17am

Yeah Transpower did a fantastic job on the rebenching. We also got most of the retaining wall built so the last switchback will be easy to use. I've since finished it off and is ready for back filling today! See you up there.
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Re: Wednesday Work Parties On The New Polhill Tracks. Aro Valley

Postby thelongwalk on Tue 29/Nov/11 2:41pm

So, the revolve group should be turning up for a dig tonight. Me and the Dude will be there from 530 pm, working either side of the last switchback. All welcome.

I will bring along a couple of Three Boys Oyster stouts for a sip afterwards, so bring a beer if interested.
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Re: Wednesday Work Parties On The New Polhill Tracks. Aro Valley

Postby gristle on Tue 29/Nov/11 6:06pm

Argh dammit, that is a bloody great drop. Maybe one tomorrow evening?
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Re: Wednesday Work Parties On The New Polhill Tracks. Aro Valley

Postby cstarnes on Fri 2/Dec/11 12:43pm

CONGRATS - The Polhill track builders got 'Highly Commended' at the Encore Awards (combined Greater Wgtn Council and DOC volunteer awards) in the Recreation Volunteers Award category. The other finalists were: Pauatahanui Inlet walkway (they won) and Miramar tracks - no mention but great they made the finals. We got a kowhai tree that will be planted in a special spot - have asked WCC for a bench seat so it will get planted near that - thinking near the junction with Planet Ride.

The track is almost finished after over 2 years of good honest toil. It gets an obscene amount of use. We are now looking at what else can be done in the reserve and want to help WCC masterplan it.
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Re: Wednesday Work Parties On The New Polhill Tracks. Aro Valley

Postby jo on Fri 2/Dec/11 1:33pm

Thats great news. :thumbsup:
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