The EIT team is doing a fantastic job, the building is progressing quite well as you can see on the photos. The roof will be installed after the long weekend. Sir Michael Fay, owner of the Station, came on site to congratulate the building apprentices.
A big thank you again to Will Keruru and EIT Wairoa for their dedication.
Thank you to Michael Fay and his team for embracing this community project.
The walkway project is taking shape. EIT Wairoa, lead by Master Builder Will Keruru, is building a waharoa at the entrance of the walkway. A big thank you to Will and his team for the quality of the work delivered.
On Wednesday the 14th of October, the carpentry section of EIT came to Mahia to start the construction of a waharoa at the entrance of the Whangawehi walkway. Under the leadership of Will Keruru, local builder, the day went very smoothly. 14 students took an active part to this first stage which consisted of preparing profiles, digging holes, and concreting in 4 large size poles.
The work was tyring, and the barbecue prepared on site was appreciated.
A big thank you to Will Keruru for organising this project and sharing his skills and knowledge with the next generation of builders.
We would like to acknowledge Elroy Spark, Manager of Carters Wairoa, and local resident for his ongoing support.
We are looking forward to seeing the structure finished next week.
A big thank you to all the students who have participated today, you have been amazing.
On the 12th of October 2020, Chris McGregor pegged the location of the piles for the up and coming waharoa entrance of the Whangawehi walkway. The building will be built 25 m away from the roads’ centre line to comply with WDC regulations. A big thank you to Chris for giving us the go ahead.
Will Keruru local builder originally from Mahia and tutor at EIT will be overseeing the construction of the Waharoa located at the entrance of the walkway. The work will start mid October and should be completed by the end of the month.
On Monday the 28th of September, Trevor Telford came to have a look at the work required along the Whangawehi walkway. Trevor runs a local earth moving company and has done a lot of work in the area especially on the hill country.
A big thank you to Trevor and Tania for the interest they are showing to the project.
Pongaroa Station farm Manager Bevan Parker just finished a large scale restoration project with the retirement and establishment of 16 000 plants in 3 gully systems flowing into the Whangawehi stream. Well done Bevan for your ongoing conservation effort.