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Media: Rotorua Daily PostTopic: Asbestos in Rotorua Museum
information re asbestos in the museum, additional to what was mentioned during today’s
Operations & Monitoring Committee hui:
Just need to know how much there
is in there, when it was found, how much its expected to cost to remove it,
when that's planned to happen and how its going to impact the overall timeline?
Subsequent question following initial response:
Can I please just clarify if this puts the overall cost of the work up,
or if it was already budgeted for somewhat?
Lakes Council Arts & Culture Manager, Stewart Brown:
“The asbestos found in the museum is not substantial.
a building of this age we expected to find some asbestos which is why we tested
for it. This is part of our thorough building investigative processes.
“Initial scans in December 2018 showed some evidence of asbestos. Following
this, in ground samples were taken and further testing was completed. These
results were received around three weeks ago.
“Asbestos is apparent in the roof space around the North and West Galleries,
and above the Rotorua Stories Cinema. Asbestos is also apparent in the basement
and is suspected to have come from old pipe lagging and is mostly contained.
“All asbestos will be expertly removed once
work on the museum begins. This is anticipated to cost between $25,000 and
“Timeframes will be unaffected as the removal will be done as part of the
Response to subsequent question:
has been accounted for in the budget already.
Media: Rotorua Daily PostTopic: Dog attacks follow-up
following up on the dog attacks we reported on last week to see if they have
People took the
comments saying Animal Control knows who/where the dog/s belonged.
control know where the dog/s live?
-If so, how
long has this been known and what has been done?
-What is the
protocol behind bringing in a dog known to be killing or attacking other pets
or attacking people?
-How many calls
have come into animal control in the last seven days?
-How many of these
were roaming dogs?
From Animal Control team lead Dylan Wright:
"We can confirm that increased patrols are continuing in the
Hillcrest area and the Animal Control Unit is following all possible leads as
part of its investigation into the attacks in the Hillcrest area."
Information (not quotes):
Council receives a report of an attack an Animal Control Officer will
investigate which involves speaking to the complainant and/or witness and from
there the offending dog may be seized. Under the Dog Control Act an officer has
the power to seize a dog from a property if they believe an offence has been
committed. The officer will leave seizure notice at the address. If the dog is
seized, an identification process is carried out and from there appropriate
action is taken.
In the past seven days (28 March – 4pm 4 April) Council has
received 162* Animal Control related calls 40 of which were in regards to
*Please note we can only give the number of calls that
resulted in jobs lodged. There may have been more that were resolved by the
Customer Advisor and not lodged as a job in our system.