It's Official - Feldwick Drive Is Open

On a clear sunny Saturday morning, 18 August, at the corner of Feldwick Drive and Cass Street, an important milestone in Kaiapoi's earthquake recovery was acknowledged - the official opening of Feldwick Drive.

A small crowd gathered to hear Jackie Watson, Chair Kaiapoi-Tuahiwi Community Board and Mayor David Ayers acknowledge the local residents in this area for their patience and understanding since 2010/2011 as they travelled to and from home on broken and bumpy roads. Construction of the new road began in late January 2018, and apart from delays due to the poor weather in June and July, all has progressed well. Many residents have already expressed how thrilled they are with the new road, and their sense of the area feeling more attractive.

Special mention was made to staff and contractors, and particularly to Gary Boot, who was the Earthquake Recovery Manager,  responsible over the past eight years for delivering the roading and 3 waters infrastructure projects in Kaiapoi, Pines Beach and Kairaki.

Once the ribbon across Feldwick Drive was cut by Mayor David Ayers, a procession of over forty very cool classic and vintage cars travelled along Feldwick Drive for an 'opening drive'.


Mayor David Ayers officially opens Feldwick Drive, with Gary Boot in
the foreground.


The opening drive by Mayor Ayers Ford Corsair, closely followed by a
set
of Gary Boot's wheels!


A Buick Master 6 takes a drive along Feldwick Drive


A family affair with Dave & Linda Inwood in their 1930 Model A Pickup, and
following is; daughter Kirsty Inwood and grandson Mason Inwood in the 
family 1930 Chevrolet Sedan.