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Miramar Town Centre Upgrade - Newsletter 9, 25 June 2013

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The latest from our man Kev, the WCC Project Manager - later than the late Monday but not as late as it seems as he was 'yesterday' late and not 'today/publish date' late:)If you want to get the official weekly update email (which is copy-pasted below), and I heartily recommend it, then 'subscribe' by sending an email to miramar@wcc.govt.nz

Project home: http://wellington.govt.nz/your-council/projects/miramarWhat happened last week
We were fortunate to escape damage of any significance from Thursday night’s violent southerly storm. The site manager was called out at 11pm because the fencing along Miramar Avenue had blown over, luckily into the site rather than on to the road. This proved a blessing as while he was on site he realised the roof to the bus/tram shelter was lifting and managed to tie it down before it blew off entirely.

The weather in the lead up to, and immediately following, the storm was not good news for the work programme. We were not able to …

Miramar Town Centre Upgrade - Newsletter 8,17 June 2013

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The latest from Big Kev, the WCC Project Manager :)If you want to get the official weekly update email (which is copy-pasted below), and I heartily recommend it, then 'subscribe' by sending an email to miramar@wcc.govt.nz

Project home: http://wellington.govt.nz/your-council/projects/miramarWhat happened last week
The focus was on basecourse preparation, boxing and installation of steel reinforcement for the new car park, and other features such as the new tree pit surrounds along the Miramar Avenue edge.  Concrete was poured to complete the base for the pedestrian ramp connecting the footpath on either side of the new car park entrance. 

We also began installing strata cells in the newly formed tree pits.  When filled with soil these fulfil the dual role of providing a passage for tree roots while at the same time helping to support the hard surface that will be laid over them.  

In addition we commenced the final stage of new stormwater drainage construction in the northern p…

A Lesson In Customer Service

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(this article first appeared as a Google+ post on 9th June, 2013)

Last night +Liz Riversdale  and I had a movie date night planned. We'd bought our tickets for "The Great Gatsby" at our local cinema, The Roxy here in Miramar (Wellington, NZ).

I'd let the world know we were sans kids and on our way via all the social networks and, on arrival at their bar, was surprised to be asked if I was Mike Riversdale. "Yes I am", and it transpires I was talking with the Roxy's fantastic Facebook wizard and her partner.

They were ostensibly there to take pictures of those glammed up who would when they go forward to win tickets to The Roxy's grand ball next week. Despite a previous Facebook message Liz and I were never in the running as we were not glamourous by anyone's standards :-)

In we went to watch the film with a packed session filling all around us.

And then out of the gloom and just as the "coming soon"s came to an end someone approached us…

Miramar Town Centre Upgrade - Newsletter 7, 7 June 2013

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This came in yesterday, I think Monday is the new Friday for Kev :)

Just to make it very clear, what follows is NOT WRITTEN BY ME. I am NOT the project manager of the Miramar Town Centre Upgrade, that role is taken up by Kevin Murphy (kevin.murphy@wcc.govt.nz).

If you want to get the official weekly update email (which is copy-pasted below), and I heartily recommend it, then 'subscribe' by sending an email to miramar@wcc.govt.nz

Project home: http://wellington.govt.nz/your-council/projects/miramar

What happened last week
The bulk of the basecourse in the new car park has been laid ready to receive the new concrete surface. Work has also started on laying basecourse along the Miramar Avenue and Park Road edges so we can pour the concrete base on which the new paved surface will be laid.

The installation of boxing and reinforcing steel for the concrete pedestrian platform at the car park entrance has started.

At the Tram Shelter, work on stabilising the footings in preparation fo…

Miramar's Original Wonderland

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Wonderland, Miramar’s ‘Mecca of Merry Souls’, was a theme park opened in 1907 by Chase Morris Esq, who had purchased many of the amusements from the Christchurch Exhibition. It was located at the north end of Miramar near the present site of Camperdown Studios on the block bordered by Darlington and Camperdown Roads. Wonderland went into liquidation in 1911source: http://www.miramarpeninsula.org.nz/fileadmin/documents/MiramarBrochure.pdf

This little gem of Miramar's history will be front and centre at the 2013 Worser Bay School Fair on Sunday 10th November (11am-2pm).

For those that want to know what it looked like


More in this G+ photo album ...

Follow The Fair!

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/WorserBaySchoolFair2013Google+: +Worser Bay School Fair 2013Twitter: @WBSFairRemember, it's only successful because you're involved.

Turkey - In Case You Missed It

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As +Neil Gaiman said a few days ago, "In case you missed it"


See it all at: http://neil-gaiman.tumblr.com/post/52009917759/in-case-you-missed-it

Miramar Town Centre Upgrade - Newsletter 6, 31 May 2013

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Just to make it very clear, what follows is NOT WRITTEN BY ME. I am NOT the project manager of the Miramar Town Centre Upgrade, that role is taken up by Kevin Murphy (kevin.murphy@wcc.govt.nz). If you want to get the email yourself, and I heartily recommend it, then 'subscribe' by sending an email to miramar@wcc.govt.nz

Project home: http://wellington.govt.nz/your-council/projects/miramar

What’s happened this week
Installation of drainage in the new car park has been completed, kerb and channel has been poured and work has started on laying the basecourse ready to receive the new surface.   The entrance to the new car park from Miramar Avenue has been prepared as part of this work.

Work has also commenced on stabilizing the footings for the tram shelter in preparation for a new concrete floor slab to be poured.

What’s happening next week
“Boxing” and reinforcing steel will be installed at the car park entrance and, weather permitting, concrete will be poured to form the pedest…