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Improvements at Otuihau

Fuseworks Media
Fuseworks Media

Year by year, the spectacular natural feature that is Otuihau - Whangarei Falls - is being enhanced with landscape development and improvements.

This month, Council contractors Robinson Asphalts Ltd will begin $227,424 of improvements due to be completed by the end of the year.

Footpaths and drains will be upgraded, new park furniture, garden beds and seating will be installed. A new set of concrete stairs will be constructed from the eastern end of the existing footbridge to the top of the bank.

While the work is going on, access from the carpark to the base of the falls will be maintained, with only one side of the loop track closed at any given time.

This work follows a series of projects completed over the past few years including extending the carpark, more planting, new paths and steps.

Earlier this year, mature trees were removed on the side of the waterfall opposite the carpark to prepare for this season’s work and to open up view shafts of the river, waterfall and reserve opposite.

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