It is with great relief that we can confirm the Valley of Peace has survived the fires which took hold of the Hoon Hay Valley earlier in the week. As it can be seen in the attached picture, sadly some of our closest neighbours were not so fortunate and our thoughts are with them during this stressful time.

Thanks to all of those who have been in touch regarding the ground this week, we consider ourselves very fortunate to still have our historic ground unaffected. The aerial photo below was taken at 5pm yesterday afternoon (Thurs 16th Feb). While there are still a number of dangers in the area we hope we are through the worst of it.

We are yet to know when we can access the ground again and will be in contact with those who are due to play in the next couple of weeks regarding this.

Scott Cartwright
President VOP

Bushfires behind Valley of Peace pavilion Feb 2017

Bushfire behind Valley of Peace pavilion Feb 2017

Plume of smoke above Valley of Peace, Feb 2017

Plume of smoke above Valley of Peace, Feb 2017

Bushfire above Valley of Peace Feb 2017

Bushfire above Valley of Peace Feb 2017

Aerial view, bushfires on Port Hills Christchurch Feb 2017

Aerial view, bushfire on Port Hills Christchurch Feb 2017