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Hahei working group to contribute to walk

Hahei working group to contribute to walk

A Hahei working group is being formed to contribiute to the Cathedral Coast Walk project. The group, made up of permanent Hahei residents, non-permanent residents, the Hahei Business Association and Coastal Walkways will be the major forum through which the Hahei community and stakeholders can table views and issues. The group will report back to the Project Governance Group, which is made up of Thames Coromandel District Council, the Department of Conservation and Ngati Hei.

"It's really important that we have local knowledge on this project and we want to thank the Hahei community for working with us," said Garry Towler, the TCDC representative on the project.

Proposed to be constructed in several stages, the Cathedral Coast Walk is part of TCDC’s Coromandel Great Walks Project, aimed at creating world-class walking routes throughout the Coromandel to broaden the Peninsula’s economic base.

Stage 1A and 1B of the Cathedral Coast Walk is approximately 10km in length from the iconic "Blowhole" at Te Pupuha Recreation Reserve south of Hahei through to the Purangi Estuary at Cooks Beach. It takes in DOC estate, Council reserve and QE2 Trust land.  A private section of land at Lees Rd is also being negotiated, which will help to provide additional car parking for anyone wanting to walk the route.

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