DOC and i-SITE join in Napier

The Napier Mail - - FRONT PAGE - STAFF RE­PORTER

Napier’s i-SITE vis­i­tor in­for­ma­tion cen­tre is join­ing forces with the re­gion’s Depart­ment of Con­ser­va­tion.

Hawke’s Bay’s DOC vis­i­tor cen­tre has of­fi­cially closed, how­ever the of­fice on Marine Pa­rade is still open to the pub­lic from 9am to 4pm on week­days.

Pre-booked hut visi­tors can also pick up hut keys from the of­fice.

From now on i-SITE staff will be able to as­sist mem­bers of the pub­lic with most DOC-re­lated in­quiries, from tramp­ing in­for­ma­tion to hut book­ings.

DOC Hawke’s Bay op­er­a­tions man­ager Dave Carl­ton said by part­ner­ing with i-SITE his or­gan­i­sa­tion had in­creased vis­i­bil­ity and ac­ces­si­bil­ity of ser­vices.

‘‘The i-SITE is a go-to re­source for peo­ple look­ing to learn more about a lo­cal area,’’ he said.

‘‘This col­lab­o­ra­tion will al­low us to show­case DOC along­side the many other ac­tiv­i­ties and re­sources Hawke’s Bay has to of­fer.’’

Napier City Coun­cil vis­i­tor ex­pe­ri­ences man­ager Sally Jack­son said peo­ple were keen to learn more about the nat­u­ral re­sources the district is known for.

‘‘Tramp­ing and ex­plor­ing the out­doors are sig­nif­i­cant at­trac­tions,’’ she said.

‘‘Our team will con­tinue to work di­rectly with DOC to pro­vide cus­tomers the same ser­vices the Napier vis­i­tor cen­tre pre­vi­ously of­fered.’’

The Napier i-SITE at 100 Marine Pa­rade is open seven days a week, ex­clud­ing Christ­mas, from 9am to 5pm.

Open­ing hours are ex­tended dur­ing the sum­mer sea­son.

Phone in­quiries or vis­i­tor in­for­ma­tion call i-SITE at 06 834 1911.

In­for­ma­tion on dog and hunt­ing per­mits call the DOC of­fice at 06 834 3111.

A hunter in Hawke’s Bay’s Kaweka For­est Park.

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