UP­GRAD­ING

South Waikato News - - NEWS -

Part of the Waikato River Trails in Ara­puni will be closed for sev­eral days while the track is up­graded. River trails gen­eral man­ager Glyn Wooller said trails staff would be work­ing on parts of the track be­tween Ara­puni Dam and the Ara­puni swing bridge. The work would make this sec­tion of track, orig­i­nally built as a walk­ing track, more suit­able for cy­clists. Ac­cess to the swing bridge will not be af­fected dur­ing this pe­riod and signs will be erected at ei­ther end of the sec­tion of track be­ing worked on, ad­vis­ing of the clo­sure. shift­ing to other as­pects of the river trails in­clud­ing a num­ber of signs to be placed along the track.

As well as signs about the track and the dis­tances to var­i­ous places Mr Wooller is keen to see signs that tell the sto­ries of the ar­eas the trails pass through.

Mr Wooller said in­for­ma­tion was be­ing gath­ered on the var­i­ous as­pects of the area’s her­itage in­clud­ing Maori his­tory, con­struc­tion of the many dams the trail passes, the his­tory of farm­ing and forestry, and of the trail’s con­struc­tion as well as in­for­ma­tion on flora and fauna.

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