Te Ahu River loop walk completed

Published on 23 May 2022

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A new 1.8-kilometre review loop walk along the Awanui River, connecting the Te Ahu centre and the new Te Hiku sports hub in Kaitaia, has now been completed.

The loop walk is made up of a timber boardwalk feature and concrete footpaths which include 2.2m wide meandering paths.

The Far North District Council presented 17 ‘shovel-ready’ infrastructure projects which were funded by the Government as part of a national plan, Kānoa, to stimulate the economy and reduce impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020. Building paths and walkways to revitalise Te Hiku Ward was one of the 17 projects.

The river walk loop has been designed with a wide and easy gradient to cater to a range of usage as a shared pathway. The gentle wide walkway allows for cycling, scooters, skateboards, pushchairs, wheelchairs and running and walking.

This project was completed by local contractors within the Te Hiku area including Fulton Hogan, Stonecraft, Far North Roading, FNDC Northern Transport Alliance, with funding from FNDC.