A place to park? Yeah re­ally!

Bush Telegraph - - NEWS - By KATIE FARMAN Des­ti­na­tion Wairarapa

Those ex­plor­ing SH2 by mo­torhome or camper­van now have a new site to re­fill wa­ter and ac­cess a dump sta­tion.

Tui Brew­ery, lo­cated in the Tararua town­ship of Man­gatain­oka, has re­cently opened a new dump sta­tion to mo­torhomes and camper­vans ei­ther vis­it­ing the brew­ery or stay­ing across the road at the Man­gatain­oka Re­serve.

Open dur­ing brew­ery hours, the dump sta­tion and wa­ter re­fill­ing sta­tion will pro­vide an al­ter­na­tive for those trav­el­ling north or south along SH2 — a pop­u­lar tour­ing route link­ing Hawke’s Bay with Wairarapa and Welling­ton.

The dump sta­tion is an ex­ten­sion of the Plants and Pints ini­tia­tive Tui im­ple­mented in 2017 where staff gifted a na­tive tree for vis­i­tors stay­ing at the Re­serve to plant.

Since then more than 1000 na­tives have been planted along the banks of the river and within the re­serve.

Tui Brew­ery’s on­site nurs­ery has been a hive of ac­tiv­ity with staff plant­ing more seedlings to keep up with de­mand.

The Tui Brew­ery team has also made im­prove­ments to the pic­nic ta­bles, path­ways and drive­way in the Re­serve with funds raised at their var­i­ous events.

“The Man­gatain­oka Re­serve is lo­cated on the banks of the Man­gatain­oka River, the main wa­ter source for the brew­ery to use in mak­ing its beers,” says Rosie Rogers from Tui Brew­ery.

“We’re en­cour­ag­ing all vis­i­tors stay­ing here to leave the en­vi­ron­ment in bet­ter shape than they found it and now, they can also en­joy our new on­site fa­cil­i­ties that will make their travel ex­pe­ri­ence more en­joy­able.”

Rosie also en­cour­ages those stay­ing at the Man­gatain­oka Re­serve to pop across the road to the brew­ery and en­joy lunch out­side in the gar­den bar and do a brew­ery tour, which traces Tui’s 129 year his­tory and in­cludes a visit to the state of the art brew­ery.

Rosie Rogers takes time out at Tui Brew­ery’s nurs­ery, where staff hav­ing been grow­ing seedlings and then giv­ing them to vis­i­tors to plant across at the road at the Man­gatain­oka Re­serve as part of the Plants and Pints ini­tia­tive.

Be­low: Tui Brew­ery in Man­gatain­oka now of­fers mo­torhomes or camper­vans a new place to re­fill wa­ter and ac­cess a dump sta­tion.

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