Quarry proposal ... A map accompanying the Taggart Earthmoving application shows the proposed area to be quarried in red.

By Shelley Topp

A petition opposing a quarry at the Rangiora Racecourse has drawn more than 4000 signatures.

The number shows “overwhelming opposition to the quarry” in the community, says its organiser, Tracey Dimmock-Rump, who lives nearby.

“I am so grateful to everyone who signed it.

“Why would you give a resource consent to put a quarry right in the firing line of homes, rest homes, pre-schools, parks, a shopping centre and restaurants? It is such a stunning area. Why not give it a protected green-space status instead?”

Taggart Earthmoving Ltd lodged a resource consent application with the Waimakariri District Council to quarry 700,000 cubic metres of material over 15 years. It already has a quarry at its base in Cones Rd, Rangiora, near the Ashley Rakahuri Regional Park.

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