Around this time last year we reported on efforts to save the historic Takaka grandstand. Well their bid to stop the council demolishing it have failed and it is due to be pulled own to make way for a new sports and recreation facility.
The barrel vaulted roofed stand was built in 1899 and is one of just two of its kind left in the country. The Golden Bay Grandstand Community Trust had sought an enforcement order in the Environment Court prohibiting the stand's removal, but it was declined.
Dick Lamb is one of the trust supporters.