Kaka Point walkway progressing well


Work is progressing well on the Miro and Tarata Sts walkway at Kaka Point and volunteers put in a good day’s work on Saturday to clear scrub and lay the new walking path.

Organiser Gerry Essenberg said the walkway was swiftly becoming a reality with a few sections now looking like a proper walkway.

Branches have been cleared, a culvert has been placed, weeds removed and a wooden bridge is now taking shape.

The track was funded by the Clutha District Council, which gave the community $15,000 to construct a new walkway, to mark Tuia 250 (the 250th anniversary of Captain Cook’s first onshore encounters with Maori).

Located between Miro and Tarata Sts, the 5ha of land, mostly in native bush, runs across several properties — some privately owned, others reserve land — whose owners are all now invested in making the bush walk a reality.