Turner walkway to open

Sep 29th, 2014 | By | Category: Latest News, Local Events
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The Allan Turner Walkway, with its impressive suspension bridge, will be officially opened on Saturday, October 4.

The impressive Allan Turner Walkway Bridge

The impressive Allan Turner Walkway Bridge


Tamahere and Matangi residents are invited to attend the ceremony on site at the end of Woodcock Rd at 10am.

The suspension bridge across the Mangaharakeke stream connects Tamahere’s Woodcock Rd and Matangi’s Fuchsia Lane.

The 200m Allan Turner Walkway, which cost $535,000, is named for a Waikato District Council staff member who championed community open spaces and walkways and who died in 2012.

Among those expected to attend Saturday’s 40 minute ceremony will be members of Allan Turner’s family including his wife Heather, and children Emma and Matthew, the Waikato district Mayor Allan Sanson, councillors, the Tamahere Community Committee, and council staff who worked with Allan.

A sign acknowledging Allan will be unveiled by his children, Emma and Matthew, and Mayor Sanson. They will also unveil a plaque on the bridge.

After the unveiling the Turner family will be invited to cross the bridge first followed by other VIPs and locals.

There will be no protection from the weather so if it looks like rain everyone attending should take umbrellas and coats.

The public walkway will be suitable for walkers and cyclists.

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