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Early Morning Blessing for Titahi Bay Beach Pou

Early Morning Blessing for Titahi Bay Beach Pou

Four finely carved pou representing the early explorers of New Zealand are to be blessed and unveiled along the Titahi Bay Beach walkway tomorrow morning.
The pou have been designed and crafted by Porirua carver Nathan Rei and will be installed so they all look out over Cook Strait.

The pou represent the early Maori and European explorers who discovered New Zealand; Kupe, Abel Tasman, James Cook and Te Rangihaeata.

They have been placed along the new Titahi Bay walkway, which runs just above the beach from the Bay Drive entrance to the Titahi Bay Surf Club.
The walkway was developed last year as part of a wider plan to restore and redevelop the beach.

The work is being carried out in a partnership between the Titahi Bay community and Porirua City Council as part of the Village Planning Programme.
Through the programme the community developed a village plan highlighting a wish-list of projects to improve their neighbourhood.

Part of that plan was the restoration of Titahi Bay Beach, which is being guided by a Beach Management Plan.

Work so far has involved improving the northern entrance to the beach, with a proposal to develop a café in the old cablehouse, better pedestrian access, weed control, public planting days and preparation for dune restoration to be started this year.

To find out more go to http://www.pcc.govt.nz/Community/Community-Projects/Village-Planning-Programme/Titahi-Bay/Titahi-Bay-Beach

NB: The unveiling and blessing will start at 8am (Wednesday 22.2.12) along the Titahi Bay Beach walkway from the Bay Drive entrance.

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