A new podcast from our Oral History series is now up and available to listen or download from the website. This interview is with Les & Dorothy Batcheler.
“Les and his wife Dorothy have lived in the suburb Southshore, on the Spit, adjacent to the Avon-Heathcote Estuary since 2009. Les was a prominent contributor to the Combined Estuary Association’s successful challenge to the Christchurch City Council’s plan to continue discharging treated sewage wastewater in to the estuary (process commenced c.1995).
He was a co editor of the publication: In defence of the Avon-Heathcote Estuary, 2002, a collated collection of written evidence re: the Estuary Discharge Hearings, provided by members of the CEA and associates.
He was also a participant in the considerations and discussions that led to the City Council’s decision to construct the ocean outfall pipeline. The pipeline commenced operating officially on 24 March 2010.”