Working bee greens streambank

A community working bee today planted hundreds of trees and shrubs in the growing reserve beneath the Allan Turner swing bridge.

The popular nature spot alongside the Mangaharakeke Stream under the bridge that links Tamahere’s Woodcock Rd to Matangi’s Fuchsia Lane has been transformed since 2014.

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New view from bridge

The view from the Allan Turner suspension bridge has changed in recent weeks as a short stretch of walkway has been built below it along the Mangaharakeke Stream bank.

The bridge, opened last October, spans the Mangaharakeke Stream from Tamahere’s Woodcock Rd to Matangi’s Fuchsia Lane and has proved to be a popular walking and biking route for people in both communities.

Now, the start of another link between the two communities has been forged with the completion of a 250m stretch of walkway, which one day may reach 1.5km from the bridge to Bilsthorpe Lane in Matangi.

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