Te Puru Boat Ramp Toilets Now Open For Business
Te Puru Boat Ramp Toilets Now Open For
The Te Puru toilets have been lifted and
modernised and are now open for business.
consultation with the Te Puru Boat Ramp Society and nearby
residents it was decided a change was needed due to the fact
that during storm surges, the toilet was being
"Although the building is now open, additional
landscaping is still to occur," said Derek Thompson, Thames
Parks Contract Manager. "We've held off with the planting
until the colder winter months. Ideally we'd like some rain
to bring the soil moisture content up, to assist with the
plants survival," he
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