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Big machine burrowing
while race horses gallop
Big dig: Auckland Council is improving stormwater by constructing a tunnel
beneath Ellerslie Racecourse this summer, with the help of a special boring
While punters at Ellerslie Race-
course enjoyed the racing,
beneath their feet a major tunnel-
ling project has been under way.
The Auckland Council is dig-
ging a 380m-long tunnel below the
racecourse this summer without
disrupting the events.
The tunnel is part of the $4.5
million Ascot to Ellerslie
stormwater project, part of its
long-term programme to improve
Council manager John Drag-
ecivich says: This upgrade is just
one of a number of construction
projects that will reduce the risk
of flooding to properties and
improve the quality of stormwater
that flows into our streams,
harbours and the gulf.
An existing pipeline beneath
Peach Parade will also be
upgraded. The work began before
Christmas with the installation of
a boring machine at the tunnel s
starting point, a 17m deep
chamber in the racecourse
grounds that was constructed as
part of the Abbotts Way
stormwater upgrade in 2009.
The 24-tonne boring machine
will dig around the outside of the
race track through a layer of sand-
stone. The machine has a large
revolving head fitted with blades
that cut through the ground, with
the spoil removed to the rear by a
conveyor belt. An operator sits
within the machine itself.
The tunnel is constructed using
a process called pipejacking that
uses hydraulic jacks to push
specially made pipe sections
through the ground behind the
tunnel boring machine as it
progresses through the sandstone.
The upgrade of the pipe in
Peach Parade is likely to mean
some disruption to traffic. The
project is due for completion in
Festival serves up best in seafood
Grub's up: A punter collects a hearty feed at last year's seafood festival.
Photo: MICHAEL BRADLEY
There are only a few days to go
until the Auckland Seafood Festi-
v al at Wynyard Quarter over
anniversary weekend -- January
28 to 30.
Organisers promise some of the
best seafood dishes on offer --
along with a line up of amazing
Kiwi music acts and live
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with special beer and wine tast-
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Cops appeal for old bike helmets
Glen Innes police are doing what
they can to protect local cyclists
from the dangers of Auckland
The Glen Innes Neighbourhood
Policing Team is on the hunt for
bicycle helmets to donate to famil-
ies in need.
Constable Alfred Faireka is
appealing to anyone who has
spare helmets to drop them at
their local police station.
I ve seen too many kids riding
around with no helmets on in our
area, he says.
Helmets can be taken to police
stations at Glen Innes, Mt Wel-
lington, Newmarket or St Heliers.
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