Concourse and Terminal Construction: At Grand Central Terminal (GCT), a new passenger concourse will be constructed in space currently occupied by Metro-North’s Madison Avenue Yard.
There is an annual Fête du Jasmin or La Jasminade, at the beginning of August. Decorated floats drive through the town, with young women in skimpy costumes on board, throwing flowers into the crowd.
Garlands of jasmine decorate the town center, and the fire department fills a fire truck with jasmine-infused water to spray on the crowds.
Track Realignment, Reconfiguration and Modernization: Along the length of the ESA alignment, new tracks are being built and old tracks are being replaced.
Beer has been central to the local culture of the Nelson-Tasman region, dating back to the first New Zealand settlements in the 1840s.
Early German settlers in Sarau found the Moutere to be an ideal location and climate to cultivate hops, and an extensive brewing tradition followed.