The Daisy Hardwick Walkway around the western side of the Waikareao Estuary is closed after a section of the seawall collapsed.
The collapse was discovered this afternoon, with more of the track expected to be eroded by the next high tide.
The Daisy Hardwick Walkway is closed after part of the seawall collapsed.
Tauranga City Council communications advisor Marcel Currin says it is unknown how long the track will be closed for at this stage.
“We don’t have enough information yet to put a time frame on the closure.
“We hope to know more in the next 24 hours.”
This information from Tauranga City Council weekly bulletin for the week beginning Monday, July 30, published below.
Parks & Leisure
- Scheduled maintenance has started on the Waikorire track. (This is the ‘steps’ track to the summit of Mauao.) Contractors will be resurfacing the track over the next two weeks. They will keep the track open as much as possible but there will be times when it needs to be closed while they are working. The Oruahine track will remain open throughout.
- Two sections of the Gordon Carmichael walkway are to have grip tread installed along some identified slippery boardwalk sections. This work will proceed early August.
- Work has started this week on the creation of a second small lake near Faulkner Street in the Kopurererua Valley. This will create a new amenity, assist with stormwater management, and encourage greater biodiversity in the area.
- Three reported sewer blockages occurred this week: Sanctuary Key, where roots caused a partial blockage; Maleme Street was reported as silt build up and Enterprise Drive was a false call out. None of these reached a water way.
- During a heavy downpour on Monday the Chapel Street Wastewater Treatment Plant reached output capacity and had to discharge treated water into the Waikareao Estuary for a period of 40 minutes. This is high quality UV-treated wastewater that would ordinarily be on its way to the ocean outfall. Health warning signs were put in place as a precaution.
- The Moiri Place pump station rising main failure has been repaired and awaiting completion of restoration work.
- Work on the Papamoa west wastewater rising main near Bruce Road is now completed.
- A very successful clean up day was held at Waikareao Estuary on Thursday. It was championed by a student from Otumoetai College and supported by TCC, Regional Council, Iwi and the Waikareao Estuary Care Group. Over 100 people attended.
- Going Digital is going to be at Tauranga City Library on Wednesday 1 August between 12.30pm and 3.30pm to answer questions about the nationwide change over to digital TV.
- A Justice of the Peace is now at Tauranga City Library in the Okahukura Meeting Room every Friday between 12pm and 2pm.
- Also on Fridays, two top-notch genealogists (Heather McLean and Billie Carpenter) will be available to help people with their New Zealand genealogical research. They will be at the Tauranga City Library upstairs research area between 1.30pm and 4pm every Friday during August.
- Construction Sites: Watch for construction vehicle movements around large commercial construction sites at:
- Doncaster Road: Work to construct a new footpath link between Summerlands Crescent and The Gardens Drive is due to start this week. Weather permitting, this is expected to be completed towards the end of August.
- Waihi Road: Work to construct a new footpath link between Jonathan Street and Tamatea Arikinui Drive is due to start this week. Weather permitting, this is expected to be completed mid August.
- Maxwells Road: Work to renew the kerb and channel on the first 200m section of Maxwells Road (on the Waikareo Estuary side) is continuing.
- Moffatt Road / SH2: Work to install new sewer mains in Moffat Road and on SH2 near the intersection with Moffat Road is continuing. The work is being done off the road and should not affect traffic but please take care when driving through the area. This project will complete the Bethlehem residential wastewater system.
- Overhead Power lines: Maintenance work to replace overhead powerlines is continuing in Windermere Drive, Poike Road and Oropi Road. The work is weather dependent. Please watch for road works signs and drive carefully in these streets.
Ultrafast Broadband: Work to install Ultrafast Broadband is being done in the mid Avenues area (4th -15th and Gate Pa and Greerton) and at the Mount in the residential areas of Maunganui Road to Marine Parade and Central Parade area. Most of the work is being done off the road.
- Police Station Site Willow Street
- 24 Pacific Avenue
- Horny Bull Site, The Strand
- 518 Cameron Road
- 40 Selwyn Street at the corner of Elizabeth Street and Selwyn Street
Venues and Events
Baycourt Community and Arts Centre
- Auckland Theatre Company’s, A Shortcut to Happiness is in the venue for four shows on Thursday 2, Friday 3 and Saturday 4 (2:00pm) August, 7:30pm. This play is a new comedy from New Zealand’s playwright Roger Hall.
- On Sunday 5 August at 7:00pm we will welcome John Rowles to the stage in his final bow farewell tour.