Battle Hill for­est walk

Kapi-Mana News - - OPINION -

The his­tory and fu­ture of Battle Hill Farm For­est Park, and Trans­mis­sion Gully, will be cov­ered in an en­ter­tain­ing walk this Satur­day.

Hosted by the re­gional coun­cil, the free walk with a park ranger will take place from 9am un­til noon.

The area is of sig­nif­i­cance. The cul­mi­na­tion of the con­flict be­tween the Crown and Ngati Toa’s Te Rangi­haeata took place at the siege of Battle Hill in 1846, but the farm set­tle­ment also of­fers a more lyri­cal his­tory, hous­ing poet Sam Hunt.

The park is also look­ing to the fu­ture, with Trans­mis­sion Gully mo­tor­way go­ing through it.

Good fit­ness is es­sen­tial and there will be spot prizes. Meet at the main en­trance to Battle Hill Farm For­est Park off Paekakariki Hill Rd.

Book by call­ing 830 4041 or email – can­cel­la­tions will be on The Breeze ra­dio sta­tion.

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