I have viewed the said landfill since an article was printed in the Gulf News recently. Nothing has been dumped or the ground disturbed for quite some time as the landfill is now completely covered with gorse, blackberries, honeysuckle, toi toi amd wattle trees growing huge from the top of the fill.
Despite what it says in the Gulf News there is no asbestos, but there was some concrete, timber, four rusty tins and a pair of knickers (use your imagination). Illegal fill has been dumped there in the past, not by the Golf Club, but Council was observed dumping their rubbish from the old metal pit and covering it over in haste on the same day leaving it nice and tidy.
The Golf Club has a resource consent for the landfill and the environment expert from Auckland City Council stated that the landfill had no significant effect on the wetlands running through the Golf Club area.
As a golfer for seventy years, and still playing twice a week in ‘Dad’s Army’, I have been a member, volunteer and committee member for the club for many years. I have observed much and seen many changes throughout the years.
We are proud of our Golf Club and I want to offer my congratulations to the committee, green-keepers, and volunteers for the immaculate condition they present the course in for locals and visiting golfers to enjoy.
Waiheke Golf Club