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The story behind Otaki’s “hidden gem”

The story behind Otaki’s “hidden gem”

See how a major flood protection project has resulted in stunning environmental enhancement by joining the Explore Chrystalls Bend guided walk along the banks of Otaki River, Sunday 9 February.

The once unkempt Chrystalls Bend became the site of Greater Wellington Regional Council flood protection works, resulting in funding for environmental enhancement of the area carried out by the Friends of Otaki River with crucial support from Winstone Aggregates and Kapiti Coast District Council.

“The story behind the development of the Chrystalls Bend stopbank – which protects Otaki from flooding – and the transformation of Chrystalls Bend lagoon to a community asset is an interesting one, and we’re looking forward to telling it,” says Max Lutz, Chair of the Friends of Otaki River.

On the day, members of the Friends of Otaki River and Greater Wellington’s river ranger will lead a pleasant walk along the Chrystalls Bend walkway to the lagoon, with plenty of opportunities for participants to find out more about Chrystalls Bend and ask questions.

Explore Chrystalls Bend is part of Greater Wellington’s Great Outdoors Summer Events programme. For a full list of events, visit www.gw.govt.nz/events.

Explore Chrystalls Bend
Sunday 9 February, 9.30am-11.30am
SH1, Otaki
No need to book – everybody welcome. Getting there: From SH1, turn into Riverbank Rd and meet at the Greater Wellington depot (opposite Hooker Pacific transport). Visit www.gw.govt.nz/events or phone 04 830 4041 or 0800 496 734 for more information.

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