We are now fast approaching the end of 2018 and already the weather has started to warm up as we move into the summer months and a new year.
In November, I enjoyed attending our two Christmas community meetings – one at the Clifton Rugby clubrooms in Tikorangi, and the second at the Kapuni Hall in South Taranaki. Both meetings had a big attendance and provided a good opportunity to update our community members on Todd activities and operations.
At the Tikorangi meeting, we used the opportunity to update the community on our planned activity for the Mangahewa G programme. This programme will see us drilling new wells
at our Mangahewa G wellsite, with a planned start date for drilling on 10 January 2019. Once the drilling of the first two wells is finished, we will begin well entry and stimulation programmes. This is scheduled to start around April 2019.
I do acknowledge that with this activity comes an increase in the amount of traffic. This is something that we take seriously. I am pleased to advise we have a number of initiatives to reduce traffic levels. If you experience any negative driver behaviour or traffic management issues, please contact us straight away.
As we move toward 2019, I would like to share some of the great partnerships we have supported over recent months. Firstly, I’m excited we are supporting Ngati Manuhiakai and their Te Aroha marae redevelopment project in South Taranaki. I’m certainly looking forward to seeing the completed wharenui in the New Year.
I’m also really pleased with our recent partnership with the Taranaki Surf Lifesaving Callout Squad, which has enabled the crew to upgrade some of their critical rescue equipment. As a volunteer Lifeguard myself I know very well the crucial role the Surf Lifesaving clubs play in keeping our community safe on the water, and this is particularly important as we move into the summer months.
With that, I would like to wish you all an enjoyable festive season, and a safe, restful and relaxing summer.
As always if you have any questions or concerns about the activities I have mentioned, please contact the community team on 0800 001 007.