|Pauanui Tairua Trail||
|Pauanui Tairua Trail||
Trail News and Maintenance: Once again Covid-19 is featuring in all of our daily lives to some extent. I hope you are all keeping safe and managing a tolerable life as we all move toward a new normal. We are all
pondering just what the Christmas holiday period will bring to our region this year. The Hikuai District Trust is currently undergoing a review that is aimed at creating an organisation that will better meet the needs of the Pauanui Tairua Trail going forward. I would like to thank the committee members and stakeholders who are involved, for their efforts and the dedication they are showing to the task. The Trail has continued to be well used and supported over the reporting period.
Website: The website and Facebook page update is ongoing.
Predator Control: The following pests were eradicated from July 19th July - October 30th period:
11 x Rats
1 x Stoat
23 x Good Nature Kills
39 bait stations emptied
The 10 new DoC200 traps purchased are yet to be sited
A graph showing seasonal pest kill rates is available on our website.
Trail Usage Counter: 7300 passes for the period 19th July – 30th October.
Funding: TCDC have extended their generous funding package for the next 2 years.
WRC have granted funds for our pest control program. 12 m3 of Firewood has been sold
We continue to receive donations and sponsorships from the Trail supporters.
Trail Stage 3 Progress: Progress along the Marginal Strip adjacent to the Tairua River is still currently halted at the
boundary between TCDC and DoC administered land. Work with stakeholders to find a way
forward, continues. Fencing work along the realigned road boundary and the Trail construction work in the road
reserve from Prescott’s Garage towards Pauanui has been put on hold until the New Year. Heritage NZ has accepted our archaeological strategy for this work.
Trail Stage 4 and beyond: Planning work and consultations with Local and Regional Councils, Iwi and adjoining land
owners along the proposed route from Hikuai to Tairua has continued. The route will be released to the general public for comment once this stage of our consultations has been concluded.
The Coromandel Trail Collective continues to evolve. We look forward to working with the other members of the Collective to enhance the experience of all Trail users throughout the Coromandel