Tuesday, 16 July 2019

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Tairua-Pauanui walkway gets Community Board funding

Tairua-Pauanui walkway gets Community Board funding

A walkway/cycleway connecting Tairua and Pauanui has been granted $6,300 out of the Tairua-Pauanui Community Board's discretionary fund.

The Board approved funding at its meeting yesterday..

The Pauanui Tairua Trail will run along the coastal margin of the Tairua estuary between Pauanui and Tairua and has been developed by the Hikuai District Trust. The money from the Community Board's discretionary fund will help build 450m of the walkway on the marginal strip of land administered by Thames Coromandel District Council, adjacent to the campground.

The $6,300 will help pay towards the construction of the trail and doesn’t include labour and equipment costs.

“The amount of volunteer work that’s gone on through the community is phenomenal," said Tairua-Pauanui Community Board hairman, Bob Renton. "Through tradespeople providing equipment to just general volunteer participation, it's just fantastic. Some people in our community have been putting in eight hours a day to help get the track built.”

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