Tūhaitara Coastal Park Trails Opening

Horse riders in the District will be pleased to hear that all horse trails through Tūhaitara Coastal Park opened on Saturday 13 October.

In fact, the vast majority of trails throughout the park have now opened with the exception of Tūtaepatu cycle/walkway trail.

The contractors have worked hard to complete the harvest so that the park and the trails are returned to public use in a good condition.

Rob Hawthorne, Council’s Property Manager says, “On inspection of the Tūtaepatu cycle/walkway trail we decided that further remediation work was required to bring it up to standard.  At this stage, we will be opening the Tūtaepatu cycle/walkway trail to the public on Saturday 20 October.”

“We really do appreciate the patience of the public and are looking forward to seeing the park enjoyed again throughout the summer months.”

Grading of the trail together with some materials added to repair soft spots has begun and completed over the next few days.

Contractors are also working on taking out a number of large root balls to remove any health and safety risk and to improve the outlook through this area. There will be a large grinder machine on site and the public should stay well away from the machinery.

Over the last few months, pine seedlings have been planted throughout the harvest areas and this will continue in 2019. The Te Kōhaka o Tūhaitara Trust have begun planting native species along areas bordering the trails and will continue to develop areas through the park.

Contact: Rob Hawthorne

Phone: 0800 965 468

Email: rob.hawthorne@wmk.govt.nz