Surfer rescued at St Clair
Scott James took this video of a surfer being rescued after getting into trouble at St Clair beach this afternoon.
Otago Daily Times Published on Jan 10, 2016
“It would have only taken one wave and he could have been dead, so he was really lucky.”
### ODT Online Mon, 11 Jan 2016
Rescuing surfer hailed ‘heroic’
By Vaughan Elder
A surfer who carried out a dramatic rescue at St Clair Beach yesterday afternoon says someone will be killed unless the Dunedin City Council acts to make beach access safer. […] The man was warned before entering the water it was too dangerous. Mr James filmed the rescue so he could show the council and others just how bad it had got at the beach.
### ODT Online Tue, 12 Jan 2016
Surfers ordered away from rocks
By Craig Borley
The waves were big and so were the boulders, forcing lifeguards to order surfers away from the St Clair Beach access steps during day one of the National Surfing Championships yesterday. […] Dunedin City Council parks, recreation and aquatics group manager Richard Saunders said council staff were working with the life saving club and the South Coast Boardriders Association to resolve the issues.
“You can’t defeat mother nature so we have just got to try to provide a safe place for the public to swim….” –Cam Burrow, St Clair Surf Life Saving Club
### ODT Online Tue, 29 Dec 2015
St Clair unsafe, guards forced down beach
By Chris Morris
St Clair surf life savers are operating from a temporary pop-up tent as sand – and swimmers – are forced further down the beach. […] The western end of St Clair Beach had become “a no-swim zone, really”, as erosion stripping the beach of sand left behind only large rocks protecting the Esplanade’s sea wall, [Cam Burrow] said.
### ODT Online Thu, 29 Oct 2015
Injury fears over Esplanade rocks
Surf lifesavers fear more people will be injured on rocks piled at the base of the St Clair Beach sea wall. Two people have been rescued from the rocks in the space of nine days. Lifesavers sprang into action on Monday when a young surfer got stuck trying to climb the rocks near the shark bell.
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### D Scene 10-3-10
Perilous seas (front cover)
Dunedin surfers are concerned debris dumped at St Clair beach will seriously injure someone riding the waves at the popular location. See page 3.
Editorial: Have your say on how your money is spent (page 2)
[excerpt] Dunedin City Council has just put out its draft annual plan for how to spend your ratepayer’s money for consultation.
Esplanade ‘falling to pieces’ (page 3)
By Wilma McCorkindale
A St Clair Beach surfie claims the popular recreation area is a neglected danger zone. A regular surfer at the beach for the past 30 years Mark Stevenson said he had twice succumbed to “dangerous” sharp bits of steel protruding out of the sand and among rocks at the St Clair Esplanade. He believed the steel scraps had been discarded by tradesmen working on the site, and the council should be ordering them to pick up the scrap.
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Topping if off (page 6)
Dunedin Mayor Peter Chin tightens bolts on work at the city’s multi-million dollar stadium. The Mayor’s picture opportunity at the stadium site marked work starting on the first of two steel columns that will support the stadium roof.
The stadium construction cost is currently $198 million.
Zone change will ‘cost jobs’ (page 8)
By Wilma McCorkindale
Otago Chamber of Commerce had made a scathing attack on Dunedin City Council’s proposed harbourside [plan] change 7. “Plain and simple, it’s going to cost the city jobs,” chamber chief John Christie said. “The city council’s own advice, in its own reports, indicated this will cost the city jobs.”
Talk: Dunedin on Dunedin (page 10)
GST on Stadium costs by ID Fincham, Mornington
Dunedin City Council finance and corporate support general manager Athol Stephens replies. #bookmark
Strong business case for potential Port merger (page 25)
By Alan Wood
A confidential report says “there is a strong business case” for a potential merger between Port Otago and Lyttelton Port of Christchurch, with one of the port owners saying a joining could happen by December. The Otago Regional Council, the owner of Port Otago, is in principle in favour of a port merger with Lyttelton Port of Christchurch though it says further discussions are needed before any merger proceeds.
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