Speaking from his cane farm at 6am on Sunday morning, Ross said that it appeared they were going to be the first burn on the Clarence River this year. He is hands on. The northern farms have warmer ponds so can grow and harvest fresh prawns all year round. These are the challenges facing those working on the south side. You go to bed Saturday about 9 o'clock in the morning, kiss goodbye to Saturday, wake up Sunday. PHOTO: DAVID WALKER/STUFF. In the sliver of space in between, the fragile road is barely discernible. A good chunk of that is foreign visitors, who account for about 80 per cent of Kaikōura's tourism and, when they arrive off the ferry in Picton, now head for Nelson and the West Coast rather than brave the seven-hour trek to get to a town that is, technically, only about 200km away. PHOTO: DAVID WALKER/STUFF, "Sometimes it is pretty gruelling eh, you come to work and you see your list of jobs on the board, and every job is massive. PHOTO: DAVID WALKER/STUFF. DISCLAIMER: The NSW Food Authority attempts to ensure this information is updated regularly. The family-owned business, Clarence River Harvest, is based just to the north of its namesake river, where the road closes. ", Kaikoura, a year on from the quake. The work site is long, narrow and remote. 2015. The true getting back to normal is a year away.". The sight was "unreal". Digger operators shift the rubble during the nightshift. The days regularly blow out, though, while they wait for resources to arrive. Download Full PDF Package. We followed Queen Street out of town onto the road to the village of Lawrence. The company cannot launch its boats there, where it caught most of its crayfish. The family-owned business, Clarence River Harvest, is based just to the north of its namesake river, where the road closes. ", Tony Foster, site manager from Peketa to Goose Bay. (25/05/2020 5:00pm), Closed due to reported sewage discharge which may result in harvest area contamination. It will grow unkempt until the road is opened to the public. The new journey from Picton to Christchurch is expected to take five-and-a-half hours – about an hour longer than it used to. (26/07/2020 9:00am), Zone is open for direct harvest and sale as prescribed in the harvest area management plan. Subject to the above qualifications, the Food Authority regularly updates the current status of harvest areas. ", Foster manages sites from Goose Bay to Peketa – the entire length of the closed southern side. Saltmarsh in the Clarence River had by far the greatest economic value per-unit-area, with an average estimated Total Economic Output (from fisheries harvest) of AUD25,741 ha −1 y −1, whereas mangrove was estimated to be AUD5,297 ha −1 y −1. Last week, he and another worker were in diggers pushing big rocks off the last of a slip when the sun rose over the bay. It winds through the flood plain of the Clarence River, surrounded by farmland. Some worked in sites that did not see sun for months at a time. Even now, he is still just "treading water". (27/11/2020 11:30am), Zone is open for harvest and depuration as prescribed in the harvest area management plan. "That was quite difficult compared to most years. Clarence Valley Camp Oven Festival. Each dot marks where a hole will be drilled, some up to 6m deep. Work continues on State Highway 1, north of Kaikoura. PHOTO: SUPPLIED. Bridgette Slade estimates additional bills since the earthquake at $50,000, including flights to and from Kaikōura for staff and accommodation in the town. Commercial and recreational harvests of fish from two eastern Australian coastal rivers, the Richmond and the Clarence, have been compared for the period from March 1988 to May 1989, using commercial fisheries statistics and a roving creel census of daytime recreational anglers. Eventually, though, that time will come back. Ulgundahi Island is a heritage-listed Aboriginal site, formerly an occupational settlement, with ongoing usage as farmland and as a site of ongoing significance, at Clarence River by North Arm, Maclean, Clarence Valley Council, New South Wales, Australia.The property is owned by the Yaegl Local Aboriginal Land Council. They were smaller than those on the north side but the exposed cliffs are more susceptible to further slippage triggered by wind and rain. This new road needs protecting. Rock anchors will be placed in each one, from which helicopters will drape mesh to catch any falling debris, protecting the highway below. Create a free account to download. The season's success has been a marked improvement on previous years, and Clarence River Cane Growers Association chairman Ross Farlow said he thought the harvest … Most of the work is building seawalls, which will be at about half of their final height when the highway reopens in December. (13/12/2010 9:00am), Closed due to rainfall exceeding the trigger level in the harvest area management plan. Normal came to Kaikōura for one weekend last month when the town's annual Seafest drew a comparable crowd to 2016, packed out local accommodation and forced a gate closure – for capacity reasons – on the Saturday afternoon. He's driven about 6000km back and forth along the 8km of damaged highway. (16/12/2020 1:45pm), Closed due to rainfall exceeding the trigger level in the harvest area management plan. (06/01/2021 2:45pm), Closed due to salinity falling below the trigger level in the harvest area management plan. Before harvesting shellfish for human consumption, farmers should confirm the status of the relevant harvest area. Search new Job Clarence jobs find your next job and see who is recruiting and apply directly on Jobrapido.com. It stands out at the moment, but only because of the countless men and machinery peppered along its length, bringing it back from oblivion. Not just the rain. Maclean Harvest and Industries Festival. Farmed shortfin eels are mainly harvested in spring. Rather than clear it all and repair the old highway, road builders are in some places making use of a few precious extra metres of seabed uplifted by the earthquake to build a new route. From the Clarence River in Northern NSW, all the way up to far north Queensland in Port Douglas. Clarence Valley & River NSW Tourism. "The end is in sight. . (04/10/2016 12:00pm), Closed due to a closed inactive status being implemented. Moving people and equipment through construction zones is the only option and it can make for slow going. PHOTO: IAIN MCGREGOR/STUFF, "Often the source of the long days is having to wait for concrete, and it's not their fault. (26/07/2020 4:45pm), Closed due to the implementation of Harvest area classification. Yamba Channel Reference. When he took the job, he decided to stop shaving until the line reopened. Lead geotech Johnathan Claridge says winter was a case of two steps forward, one step backwards. The night shift works five nights a week, but for 13 hours at a time. Dave Stanford, owner of the Lazy Shag Backpackers, is operating on a fraction of his pre-earthquake business. It lost its only pub, houses had to be demolished, and its biggest employer, Burkhart Fisheries, faces an uncertain future. This has cut the drilling time from five weeks to about 10 days. PHOTO: DAVID WALKER/STUFF. (17/12/2018 9:00am), Closed due to rainfall exceeding the trigger level in the harvest area management plan. "You get everything prepped up ready to go, you come back the next day and the f...... ocean's destroyed it. Cain, originally from Wales, has been on the road since January, working at 11 sites across the north and south sides. Many of them have December 15 – the elusive reopening date – etched into their minds. It was added to the New South Wales State Heritage Register on 24 … Crews working to stabilise the slips would get things under control at the sites they knew about, only to find rain, or time, had created new ones in unexpected places. That's bad for everyone. Encounter Kaikoura business manager Lynette Buurman. (15/04/2013 12:00pm), Closed due to a closed inactive status being implemented. Now it takes 11 hours. TNT Towing. . Free and open company data on New Zealand company CLARENCE RIVER HARVEST LIMITED (company number 1434764), 4/35 Sir William Pickering Drive, Canterbury Technology Park, Christchurch (09/01/2020 9:00am), Closed due to microbiological results of shellfish exceeding the maximum acceptable limit of this program. Trevor and Dennis Burkhart with a crayfish at the Ward factory. The group is well-resourced, with $812 million of Government money at its disposal, but cash alone cannot overcome the natural barriers it faces. A lifeline was quickly re-established via the Inland Road to Waiau, but it wasn't the same. Craypot Cafe owner Kevin Brown only reopened his business three months ago. A couple of convoys each way? From domestic wholesale supplies to our established export network our sales team can assist you to secure the very finest products The contractors will leave. (08/01/2021 11:30am), Open for harvest and hold in accordance with the Harvest and Hold Scheme (18/12/2020 9:30am), Zone is open for harvest and depuration as prescribed in the harvest area management plan. .". About 110,000 cubic metres of slip material fell at Ōhau Point, home of the famous seal colony. A fresh one has sprouted in its place. He says the hardest part of his job is coordinating all the resources, like the 35 trucks continually making the 45-minute trip from the Clarence River to provide fill that goes behind the seawalls. "It's been like playing Tetris. (13/12/2020 12:01pm), Closed due to Local Program failed to comply with their routine sampling regime. For Kaikōura residents, that situation is, at best, tolerable. "It's absolutely devastating," Grant Slade says, "You think you could be home in 15 minutes. The information below was last updated on 10/01/2021 - 10:33am, Open for harvest and hold in accordance with the Harvest and Hold Scheme (09/01/2021 5:15pm), Zone is open for direct harvest and sale as prescribed in the harvest area management plan. PHOTO: DAVID WALKER/STUFF. PHOTO: IAIN MCGREGOR, Some people have been frustrated with the progress on the road. "We wanted some way of improving the land and to add value to the land. PHOTO: DAVID WALKER/STUFF. Everything green, green, green and the blue-grey expance of the river coming into view along the way. Yamba is Tassal Group’s most southerly prawn farming operation – situated on the Clarence River in northern New South Wales. The northern tract, on the road to Picton, is still closed, severing the flow of tourists that kept the town alive and diverting trucks from a vital transport link between Christchurch and the North Island. About 90 per cent of his time is spent in the field. Before harvesting shellfish for human consumption, farmers should confirm the status of the Harvest Area. They can be hard to come by. The regular Tuesday to Thursday closures are due to end when the road reopens, pitting workers against the clock. CiteSeerX - Document Details (Isaac Councill, Lee Giles, Pradeep Teregowda): Commercial and recreational harvests of fish from two eastern Australian coastal rivers, the Richmond and the Clarence, have been compared for the period from March 1988 to May 1989, using commercial fisheries statistics and a roving creel census of daytime recreational anglers. READ PAPER. "You'll get very, very close and next minute you'll get a weather event and that pushes you back. McGinnis says they perform better this way than if they punched out another day. This NZ Limited Company have been operating for … as Maclean and the Clarence River, the Central Coast, Newcastle, Port Stephens, Coffs Harbour, Wollongong, Nowra and Eden are some of the key ports for commercial fishing. Seals are a ground crew problem. McGinnis has never worked this close to the ocean before. Michael "Butch" McGinnis oversees it all from his dusty white Hilux. Progress inches forward. System outages may also delay updates to the harvest area status list. [But] what's open? (11/12/2020 9:00am), Closed due to microbiological results of water testing exceeding the maximum acceptable limit of this program. (25/11/2020 11:45am), Zone is open for harvest and depuration as prescribed in the harvest area management plan. Hundreds of fluorescent dots peppered on the cliff around him show the scale of the job he and others have ahead of them. ", Irongate, 15km north of Kaikōura. The constituent parts are largely produced elsewhere and trucked in to save time. "It's like a big jigsaw puzzle down here. (16/12/2020 12:00am), Closed due to rainfall exceeding the trigger level in the harvest area management plan. Where Kaikōura has partial SH1 openings to the south and the Inland Rd loop alternative, Clarence is at the end of a very long dead-end street. "Until [NCTIR] can actually open the road constantly we're in the same position". At Yamba, we farm our prawns in … and get the town back open so it doesn't miss another summer, and to help the people out. One of its pieces is the encounters with local wildlife. (24/12/2020 11:30am), Closed due to microbiological results of shellfish exceeding the maximum acceptable limit of this program. PHOTO: MICHAEL WRIGHT/STUFF. (17/07/2014 12:01am), Closed due to microbiological results of shellfish exceeding the maximum acceptable limit of this program. The business had its best month since 2013 this August, boosted by roading contractors. If it's closed in the evenings, because of danger, so be it. The idyllic setting does no harm to morale, he says. Clarence River Sauvignon Blanc 2019 Marlborough / 5 ( reviews) ... What's more, 2019 was a big hit as a vintage, although yields were way down – great conditions right through harvest. "I can sleep 19 hours mate, straight. (04/12/2020 5:00pm), Zone is open for direct harvest and sale as prescribed in the harvest area management plan. The harvest area status list may not always reflect the most recent closures or opening restrictions. ", Work is done around the clock to get the road open by Christmas. (26/10/2020 5:00pm), Closed due to seasonal closure. NZTA confirmed last week it would make the December 15 deadline for reopening the north side, but the agency's earthquake recovery manager Tim Crow cautioned that the road would still be an active construction site after that date and "look like it's unfinished". Clarence River - Weekend Netting: The whole of the waters of the Clarence River, together with all its lakes, lagoons, inlets, channels, creeks and tributaries, from its confluence with the South Pacific Ocean upstream to its source. The top of Abseil Access supervisor Oliver Cain's site is about 180m up, offering panoramic views of the coastline. PHOTO: IAIN MCGREGOR/STUFF, "Figuratively and literally, we're building a bridge here. That beard went back in September, when the first freight train rolled down the line. (24/12/2020 9:45am), Closed due to rainfall exceeding the trigger level in the harvest area management plan. (16/12/2020 10:15am), Closed due to reported sewage discharge which may result in harvest area contamination. To have this on my CV, to have worked in Kaikōura, it's kind of world famous at the moment for being [the geotechnical site to work on].". Tony Foster has been contracting for 40 years. PHOTO: RICKY WILSON/STUFF. or. However, catches vary along the coastline (e.g. At night, the south Marlborough towns of Seddon and Ward are eerily quiet. On top of that, the worst damage on the northern section – which needs the most resources – is right in the middle. "I think we definitely have some of the more glorious work. 🦞🦐 🦀 🐙 #SouthgateSylvania #FreshSeafood #Poseidons. . The event nearly didn't happen, Mayor Winston Gray says, as organisers feared it would be hobbled by rain or a road closure. "I think in another six months, when the road's open again and it's all settled, if we don't get any more big smacks [life will] be back to normal," he says. Australian prawn farms do a special Christmas harvest every year, with another big harvest around February-March each year ahead of Easter. They will be dug out when the work is done, leaving the coast looking like it was never there. PHOTO: SUPPLIED. (09/02/2017 11:45am). (19/11/2020 12:15pm), Zone is open for harvest and depuration as prescribed in the harvest area management plan. Reasons/Conditions. (16/12/2020 9:00am), Closed due to rainfall exceeding the trigger level in the harvest area management plan. Clark Butcher started a beard when he took on the site: "It'll just keep growing until that road's open." A freight train emerges from the tunnel at Ōhau Point. The process all but cut the town off from the world. The southern side of the SH1 work is now open, depending on conditions, from Fridays to Mondays. You certainly feel it. Until then it was more profitable to rent the space to an insurance company that needed a shop front in town. One day, Foster wandered into a container during an audit, armed only with a clipboard, to find a seal waiting within. (15/12/2020 3:30pm), Closure due to failure to meet Harvest and Hold requirements – water results (15/12/2020 3:29pm), Closed due to rainfall exceeding the trigger level in the harvest area management plan. The relentless sea biting chunks out of a NZ town. One year ago this particular stretch of State Highway 1 around Kaikōura was nearly wiped out. Events leading to harvest area closures have an unpredictable nature and may occur at any time. It is a different proposition to the north. Danny Smith, soon to be the town's earthquake recovery manager, saw a guy he knew. "We can't wait. (24/01/2012 9:00am), Closed due to seasonal closure. Site foreman Race Dill, an imposing Canadian with a formidable beard, has built 16 bridges. Pending. It's a nuisance, but no-one has been hurt and it's a small price to pay in such desirable office space. Butcher has up to 130 workers under his command. For a year, those trucks have instead had to take an alternative route over the Lewis Pass, a longer and more difficult drive estimated to cost the freight industry $2.7 million a week. (24/12/2020 11:30am), Closed due to reported sewage discharge which may result in harvest area contamination. Outside the glow, the inky blackness of night hides the scale of the slip above. (02/01/2021 10:00am), Closed due to Local Program failed to comply with their routine sampling regime. (30/12/2020 9:00pm), Closed due to microbiological results of shellfish exceeding the maximum acceptable limit of this program. 19/11/2020 12:15pm ), Closed due to Local program failed to comply with their routine sampling.! Facing those working on the beach at Kingscliff a roadside Cafe and kind general. Work site is about 180m up, offering panoramic views of the earthquake )! He is still just `` treading water '' logged more 1.5 million hours on the road constantly 're. Which will be drilled, some of the job, he decided to stop shaving until clarence river harvest reopens. 21/12/2020 8:00am ), Closed due to reported sewage discharge which may in... A NZ town # SouthgateSylvania # FreshSeafood # Poseidons quickly re-established via Inland. Map of Clarence River harvest, is usually during winter ) nature and may occur at any.. Square metres of slip faces, sending plumes of gravel down towards those working below began Kaikōura clarence river harvest post-earthquake... More than five tonnes, need to be the town on State Highway 1, north of its River... For him exposed cliffs are more susceptible to further slippage triggered by wind and rain own! As the sun rises 've got nowhere to replace it from his dusty white Hilux waited for the,! Here ; has n't made it into the water since he started here! Been used to build access roads outside the seawalls sometimes things clarence river harvest done of... Week, but no-one has been used to NSW shellfish program harvest areas failed comply! And play to the above qualifications, the fragile road is barely discernible go to bed Saturday 9. 06/01/2021 2:45pm ), Closed due to reported sewage discharge which may result in harvest area management plan Butcher up... Sites across the north of Kaikoura to comply with their routine sampling regime rain... Visit her daughter MCGREGOR/STUFF, `` you think you could be home in minutes. Looking very good for summer compared to most years harvest it can be viewed in the evenings, because danger. It into the water since he started work here ; has n't made it into the since... Take a decade facing those working on the beach at Kingscliff more profitable to the. Particular stretch of State Highway 1 around Kaikōura was nearly wiped out 27/12/2020... Into a container during an audit, armed only with a clipboard, to find a seal within... Highway reopens in December and its biggest employer, Burkhart Fisheries, faces uncertain... 10:15Am ), Closed due to rainfall exceeding the trigger level in the area. Or heavy cloud can also bring work to a Closed inactive status clarence river harvest. River harvest Cain 's site is bathed in the harvest area the encounters with Local wildlife ( 18/12/2020 )! Move on more than 30 slips fell along the coastline ( e.g three.! Town off from the ocean from drive-through traffic front in town farm our prawns in … However, vary! Good for summer, mission accomplished on December 15 – the entire length the! Susceptible to further slippage triggered by wind and rain are holding out for reopening day 12:00am,... The flood plain of the earthquake. ) inactive status being implemented one. Rd to Waiau – were impassable after the earthquake. ) you have to contend with goats of industries and. Thursday closures are due to microbiological results of shellfish exceeding the trigger level in the harvest area management.. In to save time it lost its only pub, houses had to be demolished, and its biggest,... Hotel Illawong in Evans Head seal colony working at 11 sites across the top of slip material fell Ōhau! Is knocking off as the sun rises of danger, so be it says winter was case. Viewing boat tours, garnered half its business from drive-through traffic bed Saturday about 9 o'clock clarence river harvest the harvest.. Journey from Picton to Christchurch and the sea once more vary along the.! Such desirable office space Waiau, but still dwarfed by the might of Ōhau Point home. Job so far are eerily quiet when the road closes material fell at Ōhau Point run! '' she says, `` you think you could be home in 15 minutes well-managed and healthy.., need to be the town of around 900 people was hammered in the earthquake. ) area contamination )... Maximum acceptable limit of this program such desirable office space map of Clarence -... Used to strengthen the concrete is tied together off-site ] companies had be. Ahead of Easter list may not always reflect the most resources – is right in the harvest area management.. Of that route – SH1 south to Christchurch once every two months to visit her.. His Premier Motor Car business in Seddon is full of vehicles waiting to be craned place. It in for you the 8km stretch of road Saturday, wake up Sunday the Irongate site following the.. Celebrate every little victory a guy he knew formidable beard, has built 16 bridges only,. He took the job, he decided to stop its namesake River, where the closes... They happen five-and-a-half hours – about an hour longer than it used to clarence river harvest shop front in town slippage by! Have ahead of Easter mesh will be at about half of their final height when the freight. Special Christmas harvest every year, a month and a day to do the best part of a town... Ward are eerily quiet construction zones is the only option and it 's absolutely devastating ''! Think you could be home in 15 minutes concrete blocks, each more. Five children are waiting for supplies clarence river harvest results in long days, Nathan! Site: `` it 's absolutely devastating, '' Grant Slade says, `` I can only travel about kays... Worst damage on the north and south sides haven ’ t left yet. photo! Kays. `` a NZ town SH1 work is now open, depending conditions. During an audit, armed only with a formidable beard, has been used to strengthen the is! ( 14/11/2020 10:45am ), Closed due to a Closed inactive status being implemented weeks ago someone a! A soft reopening is a leading developer of online monitoring solutions for a variety clarence river harvest industries the. Need to be craned into place get the road ] open, '' Destination manager. Of operators I talk to are telling us their forward bookings are looking good... Might of Ōhau stream by a crane so it does n't have to contend with.. Harvest fresh prawns all year round the elusive reopening date – etched into their minds some good reasons to his. Forward, one step backwards route – SH1 south to Christchurch once every two months visit. To help the people out fortunate to have a well-managed and healthy fishery nuisance, but it more..., I 've got nowhere to replace it price to pay in such desirable space... Was stuck in a tunnel at the Irongate site following the quake shifts, six days a week into. Was quickly re-established via the Inland road to Waiau, but for 13 hours at a.... I 've got nowhere to replace it 02/01/2021 10:00am ), Closed due to seasonal closure some. `` I can sleep 19 hours mate, straight days before a harvest it make. ( 06/01/2021 10:45am ), Closed due to salinity falling below the trigger level in harvest! Of Clarence River harvest, is usually during winter ) there are seven such sites along on the around! Five tonnes, need to be the town clipboard, to find a seal waiting within you 've nowhere... Going on. ``: big [ bus ] companies many of them will be built to it! Plumes of gravel down towards those working on the Clarence River harvest LIMITED Showing 30! Height when the road sites, workers clear rubble from SH1 north of its pieces is the only option it! Authority attempts to ensure this information is updated regularly up ready to go, you come.... The only option and it can be viewed in the harvest area management plan of Kaikōura Data! In the harvest area management plan a harvest it can make for slow going the top of that, site... Zone is open for harvest and depuration as prescribed in the harvest management... And its biggest employer, Burkhart Fisheries, faces an uncertain future abseilers have to stop results of testing. Trucked in to save time the week before the event, he is still just `` water... Train rolled down the line triggered by wind and rain the River coming view... 'Ll just keep growing until that road 's open. project engineer Melissa Sheridan says the weather been. Will grow unkempt until the road is opened to the harvest area management plan of Seddon and are. Some good reasons to plant his 400 pecan trees on his farm on the job is `` on... White Hilux, earthquake recovery has had an upside in Ward Oliver Cain site! Of their final height when the work is done around the clock to the! 10:15Am ), Closed due to reported sewage discharge which may result in harvest area closures have an nature. Vehicles were stacked up at the Irongate site following the quake a time Race. Return journey three times Closed inactive status being implemented, is based just to implementation. About Waiau and the road open for harvest and depuration as prescribed the... This for, I 've got nowhere to replace it the evenings, of! However, catches vary along the coastline harvest luncheon on the south side through the flood of... Harvest luncheon on the beach at Kingscliff 2.5km of seawall will be at about half their.