Grant takes boardwalk further


Boardwalks in the Tamahere Reserve are set to be extended thanks to a grant from a Waikato community trust.

Reserve Trust spokesman Leo Koppens

News of the $13,000 grant from the Waikato District Community Wellbeing Trust has given a welcome boost to the group restoring the Tauwhare Rd reserve.

“We’re delighted to have received the funding which will mean we can build 100m of boardwalk,” said Tamahere Mangaone Restoration Trust spokesman Leo Koppens.

The group’s plan is to extend an existing boardwalk recently built on the stream edge and head upstream to link with another section. It will provide 300m of continuous boardwalk, Koppens said.

“Much of the new part will be close to the Mangaone Stream.”

The reserve trust is endeavouring to provide connectivity with the stream where possible, he said.

The boardwalk will be built over summer when “hopefully the area will dry out a little,” Koppens said.

Any help offered to help build the boardwalk or assist in the reserve in other ways is very welcome.

Email Leo Koppens or phone 021 955-875.

More information on the Tamahere Reserve here.

The Wellbeing Trust is an independent fund administered by the district council.

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