Central Leader : April 29th 2011
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I love the sea and hope somebody will be there if I got into trouble. Coastguard New Zealand chief executive Bruce Reid says volunteers like Ms Higgs do an excellent job keeping Kiwis safe at sea. Our volunteers give so much per- sonal time to help keep New Zea- landers safe on the water, he says. We hope MayDay will help raise the profile of the outstanding contri- bution they make every day. We also hope the appeal will help raise the necessary funds to give them the unwavering training and support they need to do their job safely while out on the water. Make an automatic $25 donation by calling 0900-SOS-SOS (0900-767-767) or direct into the Coastguard ASB account 12-3209-0434030-01 (reference with MayDay and your surname). Visit www.coastguard.net.nz to donate or for more information. Fire station on the market Up for sale: The old Mt Roskill Fire Station is on the market now that it's no longer needed by the Fire Service. A new station was built on Dominion Rd and it opened in 2009. Community concern has arisen over the future of the old building and the need for it to be protected. Photo: JASON OXENHAM By RHIANNON HORRELL IT S A building that holds an abun- dance of memories for Mt Roskill residents -- whether it be Labour leader Phil Goff visiting as a seven- year-old or firefighter Lyall Ken- nedy remembering the time he thought he saw a ghost. The old Mt Roskill Fire Station, built in 1927, is now up for sale after staff transferred to a new $4.9 million station on Dominion Rd in September 2009. Fire Service national manager of strategic assets Kevin Stacey says Harcourts has been appointed to sell the building. It is set to go on the market. A new station was built on Dominion Rd and so the building is surplus to requirements. Proceeds from the sale will go into a capital fund for new stations. Mr Kennedy spent two years working at the old Mt Roskill sta- tion and says although it s dilapi- dated, it has a certain charm. There s reputedly a ghost there. There were leaks in the roof, at night you could hear the water drip- ping down and the clay tiles were coming apart. It s also kind of quaint. It s got classic architecture -- there s some- thing about the old fire station. It s provided a centre-point for the com- munity for a number of years. There was never anything done to farewell the old girl. It s a bit heartbreaking to see the place pulled apart by vandals two weeks after we left. Mr Kennedy also recalls a night when one of the firefighters motorbikes broke down and its rider decided to stay the night at the sta- tion. He put his bike around the back. I was in bed and I started to hear ghost sounds. I got out of bed and there was this figure standing in the hallway. It scared the life out of me. Mr Kennedy then realised it was only his friend finding his way in the dark. Mr Goff recalls the fire station in its glory days and visited it as a youngster while at Three Kings Pri- mary. It s a bit of a landmark for Mt Roskill. It s looking pretty dismal at the moment. Though it s been good in recent times because we don t have the interruption of the sirens when I m in my office. An Auckland Council spokes- woman says the building is not scheduled under the district plan and it is not registered with New Zealand Historic Places Trust. The council can go through the assessment process if the building is nominated for protection. The Puketepapa Local Board hosted a heritage forum and the future of the station was highlighted. There s real concern about the prospect of losing the building. It s one of the few iconic buildings left in the area, board member Michael Wood says. We absolutely want it preserved, one way or the other. There s a whole range of possibilities. It s a real concern the building has been allowed to deteriorate so much. Speed is of the essence. People are inspired by the building -- it could be a great set of professional offices, it could be apartments or it could be a great space for a com- munity arts facility. Mr Kennedy suggests it could become a cafe and backpackers facility.
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