Tāwharau Pods in their later location on the west of Honiana Te Puni Reserve News from Waka Kotahi / NZ Transport Agency
New Zealand’s most ambitious walking and cycling route is a step closer, with early work on the new Te Ara Tupua pathway between Wellington and Lower Hutt underway. Work on Honiana Te Puni Reserve, on the Pito-One foreshore, has begun.
Emma Speight, Waka Kotahi Director Regional Relationships, says it is wonderful to see work begin on the project.
“Right now, no safe option exists for people who wish to travel between Wellington and Lower Hutt by bike or on foot. Getting this project underway is an important first step to fixing this. It’s also a great way to encourage people into active transport, as people are more likely to do it if they know the paths they’re using are safe and protected from traffic.”
Among the changes will be the construction of the Tāwharau pods and new cultural and community buildings on the eastern side of the Honiana Te Puni Reserve.
The Tāwharau Pods will initially be used as a Te Ara Tupua project information centre and a carving studio for iwi Māori artists who will work on cultural design elements of the project. The Pods are small relocatable buildings which will be shifted from the east side of the Reserve to the west side on completion of the path in 2026.
Te Ara Tupua Mana Whenua Steering Group chairperson Kim Skelton says this project has been developed in partnership with iwi […]
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