Weston has some of the largest sporting grounds in the Oamaru region, with the Weston Domain having a full size cricket oval, two football pitches and two rugby union fields, accompanied by a large pavilion and public garden/recreation area.
International cement manufacturer Holcim has gained consent to open a cement plant near Weston, involving further limestone quarrying.. The application prompted the founding of the Waiareka Preservation Society, which opposes the planned plant. Society members are worried how potential extra traffic through the township would impact on roading infrastructure. However, Holcim has stated a preference for rail transport between the cement works and harbour and would seek to reopen the line to Weston.
NEW ZEALAND: ACTING TRANSPORT MINISTER ANNOUNCES APPOINTMENT OF MEMBERS TO THE NEW MINISTERIAL ADVISORY GROUP ON ROADING COSTS
Apr 27, 2006; The government of New Zealand issued the following news release: Acting Transport Minister Pete Hodgson today announced the...
Supreme Court Upholds Council's Appeal On Roading And Subdivisions.(Waitakere City Council v Estate Homes Ltd.)
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