Posts Tagged ‘ Icepak ’

Icepak site sale disappoints

Jun 3rd, 2016 | By

The sale this week of the former Icepak site has failed to sever links with its tragic past.

The derelict site in central Tamahere was bought by one of the architects of the tragedy that cost the life of a firefighter in 2008, former Icepak director Wayne Grattan.

Grattan, who was personally fined $30,000 for his part in the death of firefighter Derek Lovell and injury to seven others, paid $865,000 for the former coolstore site where the disaster played out eight years ago.

Tamahere pays tribute to firefighters

Sep 26th, 2008 | By

After 10 weeks in a coma and six months in hospital Hamilton firefighter Merv Neil, who received burns to 73% of his body in April’s fatal Icepak fire, today returned to Tamahere for the first time.

Fire report release uncertain

Jul 9th, 2008 | By

The Fire Service Commission will decide “if and when” it will release the Fire Service report into the fatal Icepak fire at Tamahere, says Internal Affairs Minister Rick Barker.

Cheese washed up

Jul 9th, 2008 | By

Hundreds of “greasy bricks” of cheese have been found in a Tamahere gully three months after the fire at the Icepak coolstores and long after it was thought a clean up had been completed.

Engineers' coolstore review in December

Jun 19th, 2008 | By

The engineering review of coolstore design initiated by the Institute of Professional Engineers (IPENZ) is underway

Electrical fault causes coolstore fire

Jun 14th, 2008 | By

While the exact cause of the Tamahere coolstore fire is still to be revealed 10 weeks after the blaze the spark for another coolstore fire at Katikati in the Bay of Plenty has been confirmed in just two days.

School head clarifies statement

Jun 13th, 2008 | By

Tamahere School principal Waveney Parker has felt obliged to clarify a quote in a media report about the return of Icepak offices to its site, according to this week’s school newsletter.

Governor General meets Tamahere survivors

Jun 13th, 2008 | By

The Governor General, Anand Satyanand, will today visit the Hamilton Fire station to meet survivors of the Icepak Tamahere fire.

Fire's environmental damage limited by luck

Jun 13th, 2008 | By

An Environment Waikato report shows that Icepak was initially unable to fulfill its obligations of avoiding offsite contamination stemming from the fire and the council at first had do the job for it.

Forensic inquiry of blast and fire

Jun 10th, 2008 | By

The Fire Service is just one organisation investigating the Icepak coolstore explosion and fire of April 5. The Department of Labour is investigating matters under the Hazardous Substances and New Organisms (HSNO) Act and Hamilton coroner Gordon Matenga will hold an inquiry into the death of fireman Derek Lovell.