Vehicle access to Whitireia Park will be restricted while road improvement works are carried out over about six days until December 23. The works include pothole repairs, tar sealing some sections of the road, some roadside drainage and vegetation work. This will require vehicle access via Thornley Street to be either restricted or closed while the works are under way. Walking access to Whitireia Park via Thornley Street, Te Onepoto Bay and other entrances will still be available. Signage has been in place around the park informing users about the works and the restricted access. The works are considered to be a high priority given the condition of the road and have been approved by the Whitireia Park Board. pathway at festivals, organising revegetation plantings and establishing their own nursery. Porirua City Council itself was highly commended in the Excellence in Compliance category for minimising the impact on the environment during the construction of Te Ara Piko Pathway.