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New entry to Karamu walkway opening

Hawke’s Bay Regional Council Media Release
26 August 2011
New entry to Karamu walkway opening

A new entry to the Karamu Stream has just been completed and more formally opened on Friday 26 August.

The ‘gateway’ is the result of a collaborative effort between Hastings District Council, Hawke’s Bay Regional Council and with the strong support of locals from the Karamu Enhancement Group, or KEG. The entry leads down to the developing wetland and walkway area off Napier Road in Havelock North, where planting of this area began in 2008.

A special fence designed by Hastings District Council has been installed and reflects the wetland plants and wildlife in the area.

Landmarks Chairman and Hastings District Councillor, Kevin Watkins says the new entry fence and gates are a welcome addition to the reserve. “Landmarks is focussed on creating art in public places and this development is a great example of how we can enhance the look of our regional facilities.”

Hawke’s Bay Regional Council has completed signs, a seat and added an information panel to acknowledge the cultural history and significance of this area.
“This is a really satisfying project,” said Hawke’s Bay Regional Council councillor Liz Remmerswaal who is also a member of the Karamu Enhancement Group.

“The community group is working with the Hastings and Regional councils and with local people and businesses to improve this area for wildlife and people to enjoy. The completion of this gateway is milestone, and the group has energy and ideas to achieve more.”

The Karamu Enhancement Group (KEG) is a group of volunteers, established in 2008, who play a key community role at the stream by weeding the new plantings and working with the councils on planting and future enhancement plans.

From the entry, people can walk along the banks of the Karamu upstream past newly planted areas, Park’s Reach and beyond Anderson Park.

“The collaborative approach taken between the Regional and District Council on this project has ensured a stunning outcome - the reserve will be of immense value to Havelock North residents and be a welcome addition to the outdoor facilities which abound in the region,” says Havelock North Hastings District Councillor, Scott Henderson. “Hastings District Council has also been extremely supportive of the creation of extra car-parking facilities near the reserve which will enhance safety for those who use the area.”

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