Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search


New signature walkway named in Belmont Park

19 July 2005

New signature walkway named in Belmont Regional Park

Puke Ariki/Haywards Korokoro Traverse is the winning name of Belmont Regional Park's new 22km signature walk and cycle way announced this week.

Chris Laidlaw, Greater Wellington Landcare Committee Chairperson says, "Earlier this year we invited the community to suggest a name for the track that would reflect local history and heritage, relevant natural and physical features and/or Maori names associated with the area."

"Greater Wellington and local iwi agreed on Puke Ariki/Haywards Korokoro Traverse, a name which encompasses everything the track represents. Brought to the Hutt from Taranaki, Puke Ariki refers to the Korokoro area and the people associated with it, the people of Te Tatau O Te Po, the oldest marae in the region. Puke Ariki means 'place of leaders'. Haywards Korokoro Traverse reflects the physical nature of the track and includes important landmarks well-known to the people of the region."

The track runs from Dry Creek to Cornish St via Boulder Hill, Round Knob, Cannons Head, Belmont Trig and the Korokoro Valley (see map). It takes in all the key features of the park - panoramic views, peneplain fields, historic trails, WWII ammunition bunkers, and the early dams and remnant forest of the Korokoro Valley.

"The traverse is sure to become an iconic day walk for the region. It takes around 7-8 hours to walk, or 3 hours to cycle," says Cr Laidlaw. The entire length of the route lies on land managed by Greater Wellington, or on walkway easements that will not be affected by the sale of Waitangirua Farm.


© Scoop Media

Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Supreme Court: Worksafe Decision On Whittall Pike River Prosecution Unlawful

The question in issue on the appeal was whether WorkSafe New Zealand acted to give effect to an unlawful agreement of this nature when it offered no evidence on charges against Peter William Whittall for breaches of the Health and Safety in Employment Act 1992...

The Supreme Court... has found that the decision to offer no evidence was made under an unlawful agreement to stifle prosecution. It has granted a declaration to that effect. More>>


Cullen To Chair: Tax Working Group Terms Of Reference Announced

Finance Minister Grant Robertson and Revenue Minister Stuart Nash today announced the Terms of Reference for the Tax Working Group and that the Group will be chaired by Sir Michael Cullen. More>>


Gordon Campbell: On The New Pike River Agency (And The Air Strike Wing)

Much of the sympathy the public still feels for the families of the Pike River miners has been sustained by the sense that the previous government – let alone the mining company and the processes of receivership and litigation – has never dealt honestly, or fairly, with them. More>>


Not Going Swimmingly: Contractor Cut, New Dates For Christchurch Sports Centre

“As an incoming Minister, I have been conducting a thorough review of progress on the Anchor projects and to learn of a $75 million budget blowout on this project was very disappointing..." More>>


Tertiary: Allowances, Loan Living Costs To Get Boost

“From 1 January, student allowance base rates and the maximum amount students can borrow for living costs will rise by a net $50 a week,” says Education Minister Chris Hipkins... further adjusted from 1 April 2018 in line with any increase in the CPI. More>>


Foreign Affairs: Patrick Gower Interviews Jacinda Ardern

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says discussions have already begun on how to bring climate change refugees into New Zealand under a Pacific seasonal employment plan... More>>


Gordon Campbell: On The Centre Right’s Love Of ‘Nanny State’

You’d almost think it was 2005 again. That was a time when the rugged individualists of the centre-right were being beset by government regulations on the nature of light-bulbs, the size of shower heads, the junk food available at school tuck shops and other such essentials... More>>




Featured InfoPages

Opening the Election