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

 


New work completed on Hawke’s Bay Trails

Media Release
21 December 2012

New work completed on Hawke’s Bay Trails

Sections of the Hawke’s Bay Trails which have been under construction in recent weeks are opening in time for the holiday period.

Water Ride
The lower Taipo Stream section of the Water Ride will be opened today (Friday 21 December).

Hawke’s Bay Regional Council has been reconstructing the stopbank and laying lime sand on this length of the Hawke’s Bay Trails over the last few weeks, and gates to this section have been locked. This approximately 2km section runs from the Prebensen Drive's "bridge to nowhere" down to the Ahuriri Estuary. HBRC reminds users that this is a pedestrian and cyclist only trail, so dogs, horses, motorbikes, motor vehicles are prohibited as the pathway crosses farmland.

Further north, the new Bay View State Highway road crossing is nearing completion, and Napier City Council aims to have this ready for use this weekend.

This new median island provides a safer crossing for cyclists and pedestrians. It links to a new concrete pathway laid from Onehunga Road alongside the highway, across the railway line to Ferguson Street South. This links the Bay View to Westshore concrete pathway to the Bay View to Ahuriri lime sand pathway.

Landscapes Ride
The lime sand pathway on the Landscapes ride in Havelock North between Havelock Road and Crosses Road adjacent to the Karamu Stream (Hastings side) is more or less complete.

HBRC advises that the trail is usable but cyclists and walkers need to take care using the concrete ramp which slopes and curves under the bridge. A safety handrail was not able to be installed in time for the holidays and will be done early in the new year.

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Open Source // Open Society - Full Coverage

Gordon Campbell:
On The Reserve Bank And Auckland Housing

The ‘crisis – what crisis?’ response by the government to the Auckland housing price bubble is no longer acceptable.

So says Reserve Bank governor Grant Spencer – who used unusually frank language in his speech and subsequent interviews yesterday to call for a capital gains tax, and to generally chastise central and local government for their inaction on a threat to the country’s economic health and financial stability.

That threat has been real for some time. The housing price bubble has already created a currency bubble... Undaunted, the government keeps calling this situation a success story. More>>

 

PARLIAMENT TODAY:

Bangladesh: GCSB Dragging NZ Into Human Rights Abuses

The New Zealand government should stop providing intelligence assistance to Bangladeshi security agencies that are known to systematically engage in human rights abuses, said the Green Party today. More>>

ALSO:

Troops Heading To Iraq: Government Must Come Clean On Deployment

New Zealanders deserve more than to hear about their troops’ deployment overseas from Australian media, Opposition Leader Andrew Little says. “News from Australia that Kiwi troops are on their way to Iraq this week is another example of the culture of secrecy and unknown protections around the deployment.” More>>

ALSO:

Image: Strikers And Protestors Join Outside McDonald's

A group of protestors took to McDonald’s Manners St today as a part of the international fast food workers day of action to end zero hour contracts. More>>

ALSO:

Greens: Special Education Funds Not Spent

More than $32 million of funding for children with special needs has not been spent by the Government, despite families of children with special needs complaining for years that they’ve been denied the support they deserve. More>>

ALSO:

John Key: Pre-Budget Speech To Business NZ

So this Government will remain relentlessly focused on improving the competitiveness of our economy... We will continue to give businesses a platform to invest, grow and create jobs in the knowledge they will be backed by a clear and consistent government policy programme. More>>

ALSO:

Multimedia: Andrew Little’s Response To John Key’s Pre-Budget Address

Labour Party leader Andrew Little spoke today on John Key’s pre-budget address this afternoon in Wellington. Little said National has had seven years to achieve a surplus and Kiwis have “fufilled their end of the bargain.” More>>

Surplus Baggage: Key Backs Off ‘Artificial Target’

John Key’s attempt to redefine his cornerstone promise of two election campaigns as an artificial target suggests his other promises are works of fiction, says Labour’s Finance spokesperson Grant Robertson. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On UE Pass Rates And University Dropout Rates

Houston, there is clearly a problem with (a) the plunge in pass rates for University Entrance qualifications, which has been especially steep among Maori students and also a problem with (b) the failure rates for Maori students among those who reach university... Unfortunately the two problems seem related. More>>

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Regional
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news