Final touches for the Opening ceremony

The Whangawehi Committee is working hard at making sure everything is in place for the opening ceremony. On Tuesday the 29th of November 2022, Malcolm Smith and Johny Andrew supervised the installation of a brand new galvanised gate with support from the Rongomaiwahine Iwi Trust. The rest of the railings will be installed today. South Star is busy laying the gravel. Let’s hope for some good weather. A big thank you to you all.

Agenda for the walkway Opening ceremony

Nau mai haere mai

When : 8 th of December 2022 at 11 am

Where : Whangawehi bridge – Mahia

Agenda :

11.00 – Blessing of the walkway by local Minister

11. 15 – Cutting of the Ribbon and Korero

11.30 – short walk on the walkway

11.45 – Drive back to Tuahuru Marae

12.00 – Powhiri

12.30 – Karakia – Lunch

2.00 – End of the celebration

The Whangawehi Committee prepares the Opening day

On the 10th of November 2022, the Whangawehi Committee met on Okepuha Station to discuss the Opening day for the walkway. There is plenty to do but the team is looking forward to opening the track on the 8th of December 2022 at 11 am at the Whangawehi bridge. A big thank you to Todd Murphy owner of Tip Trucks Limited who donated several days of digger work for the repair work along the walkway. A big thank you to Todd and Dee for their generosity.

Repair work underway on the Walkway

Todd Murphy our local digger Operator is clearing the track on the Whangawehi walkway. This work will allow our track building company to finish gravelling the track very soon. A big thank you to Todd for doing this work straight after his wedding ! Ground conditions are now dry enough for the work to resume and we hope our track building company will be on site soon to finish the work. We will keep you posted.