Damage from the floods that devastated the popular gay campsite Vinegar Hill in the Manawatu district earlier this year has been mostly repaired in time for this year's festivities. A spokesman for the Manawatu District Council, which carried out repairs, confirmed Vinegar Hill is operational; that the water is back on, and the roads have been fixed up. The straight end, which sustained most of the damage and caused much tongue-in-cheek speculation about what message the Almighty was sending with His selective wrath, has been gradered and tidied up. The immense amount of sand thrown up over the site has been mostly cleared away, with some remaining along the river bank, creating a tropical sandy beach feel, say observers.
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First published: Monday, 25th October 2004 - 12:00pm
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