|Tairua River Trail||
|Tairua River Trail||
Trail News and Maintenance: Christmas, New Year and 2 public holidays saw the expected influx of visitors to Pauanui and the surrounding area. The weather was generally great which resulted in crowded beaches, a
very busy shopping centre and a lot of people on the Trail. It was good to meet with the Committee after a 2 month break and catch up with ongoing Trail maintenance and various meetings that had taken place with stakeholders and other interested or effected individuals and groups in the area. It is apparent that we need to gauge the true level of support to continue the Trail to Hikuai from local communities. This will be carried out once an appropriate method has been agreed with all concerned. In the meantime we will investigate attainable options for the construction of the remaining sections of the Trail. A challenging year ahead seems inevitable.
Predator Control: The following pests were eradicated over December / January period
2 x Stoats
9 x Good Nature Kills
25 bait stations emptied
A graph showing seasonal pest kill rates is available on our website.
Trail Usage Counter: 22 Nov 21 – 3 February 22 – 15,495.
That equates to an average 250 trips a day. This is an increase of approx. 100 users per day
compared to a similar period last year. These numbers stack up well against some of the
country’s major Trails.
Funding: TCDC have provided the Trail with a 3 year funding package principally aimed at the
development of Stage 4 and maintenance of the existing Trail. We continue to receive donations and sponsorships from our Trail supporters.
Trail Stage 3: It does appear that there will be no change from the current position that we are faced with in
relation to progressing the Trail along the DoC controlled Marginal Strip adjacent to the Tairua
River. We will now embark on developing a strategy that will provide a link to Stage 4.
Trail Stage 4: Planning work and consultations with TCDC, WRC, DoC, Iwi, adjoining land owners and other
effected groups along the proposed route to Tairua are ongoing. Finalising the route and the production of a plan for this section of the Trail on the Northern side of the river and harbour is now a priority for the Team.
We look forward to working with other members of the Coromandel Cycle Collective to enhance
the experience of all Trail users throughout the Coromandel region