On Wednesday the 24th of November 2021, the Whangawehi team met with Dean and John from Mahia Forest to discuss signs installation in the upper part of the catchment. The November storm has affected the forest and some tracks are still blocked. Dean and John are planning the reopening of the main tracks. A big thank you to Dean for making it easy to operate in the forest. The first signs will be installed next week. We will keep you posted.
In early November, Mahia Peninsula received 350 mm of rainfall over a week. This storm created many landslides in the landscape. The walkway has been severely affected with several deep land slides damaging the track. Several key access points have been temporarily cut. We need to wait for the slips to dry out before we can start any remedial work and reroute the track ( and the fences) in certain parts of the walkway. It will take several months before we can restore track access and reinstate fence lines and track.
We thank you all for your patience and ask the public to respect the signs and not access the walkway please