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.
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 !
The jobs for nature team have been busy clearing long branches overhanging onto the walkway. Spraying is ongoing as well as water monitoring and pest control. The team is now getting ready for planting.
Graveling is in full swing along the Whangawehi walkway. Southern Star Trail continues the long job of gravelling the track using a dedicated trailer. Progression at the moment is about 200m a day.
On Thursday 6th April 2021, Chris Wilson, local artist and cabinet maker swung by the Whangawehi to have a look at the walkway. Chris is in the process of making outdoor furniture for the walkway project. A big thank you to Chris for offering his skills to the project.
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.