Walkway update

On Tuesday the 25th of September, thanks to Bevan Parker (Farm Manager on Pongaroa Station) a meeting took place with Michael Fay’s Management Team.  The reason for this meeting was to progress the discussion around the walkway through the conservation area. Bevan explained how the walkway would bring a raft of benefits to the Mahia community in which the team completely agreed with.  They were impressed by the drive and passion of the community to get to this point so far and the international recognition received to date. We discussed the possibility of a meat brand and how the walkway would be the best way to share this story with the wider community and the overseas buyers.

The next step involves the landowners agreeing on an easement to be surveyed and registered. From a landowner’s perspective, this is a huge decision and the WCMG acknowledges that. In the meantime, the group is hopeful that other landowners are going to be supportive of the concept by jumping on board.

A big thank you to Bevan and to Michael Fay’s management team for taking the time to listen to this initiative. Mahia would be grateful if they could partner with us on this journey to create a walkway for everyone to enjoy for many years to come.

 

A great walk

On Saturday the 14th of December, a group of enthusiastic trampers walked through the forest down to the Whangawehi boat ramp. The weather was great with a nice sea breeze towards the lower reaches. The surprise was to discover that the shelter built along the river was nearly finished (enclosed). All visitors were impressed by this hidden facility  in such a remote place and are looking forward to utilising it in the future.

Thank you all for supporting the guided walks. The last walk will take place on Wednesday the 18th of January. See you there.