Outdoor furniture update

On Monday the 5th of July 2021, a group of woodworkers went to the walkway to have a look at the different spots where these beautiful creations will be installed.

Chris, Roland and Zealand picked a beautiful and sunny day to walk up to the rapids.The installation should be completed by the end of the week (weather permitting). A big thank you to Chris and his team and Bevan Parker from Pongaroa Station for their help.

Whangawehi car park upgrade

On Tuesday the 8th of June 2021, Trevor Telfort, local digger operator undertook the upgrade of the Whangawehi car park.

Over 50 m3 of metal was used to create a flat platform in front of the Pongaroa Station retaining wall. The car park was initially designed to host 4 or 5 cars but Trevor managed to extend the platform. 10 cars should now be able to use the facility. 4 culverts have been put in place to guarantee good drainage. A big thank you to Trevor for his dedication and skills. The Kinikini car park will be upgraded on Friday, weather permitting.

Outdoor furniture update

Chris Wilson local artist and cabinet maker has already started creating outdoor furniture for the walkway. Several Totara logs have been cut into slabs and will be used to create natural looking picnic tables and chairs. We are looking forward to discovering how these rough looking logs will look like after being transformed by Chris’s skills.

Walkway outdoor furniture

Chris Wilson, local artist and art designer has started work on the walkways’ outdoor furniture. A number of logs have been donated by generous supporters and will be used to create artistic and unique outdoor tables and seats. A big thank you to Chris for accepting to support our community project.

Walkway update

In Mid April 2021, Southern Star Trail made the decision to holt the garvelling operation on the Whangawehi walkway due to health and safety concerns. With winter settling in, the track has become wet and towing a heavy trailer has become too dangerous. The team will be back in spring to finish the work they have started. Apologies to those who have been looking forward to using the track this winter…all good things take time !

Swing bridge update

On Thursday 6th April 2021, Charles Loader from Abseil Access travelled to Whangawehi to access a potential new site for a swing bridge for the walkway. Charles flew a drone and took some measurements for consideration and analysis. We thank Charles for his support.