The Northland Age

$1m for footpaths


Te Hiku Community Board plans to invest almost $1 million on new footpaths in the next two years — $300,000 will come from community board-allocated funding, with $640,000 coming from the FNDC infrastruc­ture fund. Twelve paths are planned to be built before the end of the 2024 financial year. In priority order, they are: 1) Taupata Place; 2) Awanui, intersecti­on of SH1 and SH10; 3) Mill Bay Rd, SH10 to Rangakapit­i Rd; 4) Takahe Rd, Ahipara, golf course entrance to Kaka St; 5) Awanui, SH1, Gill Rd to approximat­ely 19 SH1; 6) Kaitā ia, Awaroa Rd, Pukepoto School to approximat­ely No 673; 7) Kaitāia, Awaroa Rd, Okahu Rd to No 240 (widening existing metal footpath); 8) Pukenui, Houhora Heads Rd to Northwood Ave; 9) Karikari Peninsula, Perehipe Rd from Whatuwhiwh­i Rd to cul-de-sac; 10) Karikari Peninsula, Doubtless Bay Drive to De Surville Rd; 11) Ahipara, Tasman Heights from Foreshore Rd to No 25; 12) Kaitāia, Norman Senn Drive from Redan Rd to Te Kura Kaupapa Maori o Pukemiro. Footpaths selected for year one of funding, ready for constructi­on in the new year include Cable Bay Block and Oruru Rds.

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