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Closure continues for clean up

22 May 2015

Closure continues for clean up

Project managers of the Titirangi harvest from Council and Ngati Oneone have made the tough call to extend the closure of the road for a further week until Friday 29 May.
“We regret the inconvenience to users of the hill but we want to do a really good job of cleaning up the log debris from the site,” says acting planning and development manager Geoff Canham.
“This certainly is not a typical forestry site, we need to clean up as much of the debris as possible to prepare the ground for hydro-seeding and re-planting.
“We are also complying with the strict resource consent conditions to begin rehabilitating the site to a more natural state.
“This will involve native plants as a food source to invite the birds and native wildlife back to Titirangi.”
A schedule of community planting days is being worked on and dates and information will be available soon.
“We’ll be in touch with people that have registered their interest, contacting school groups, environment and community groups, residents and also putting it out to the wider community to come get involved,” says Mr Canham.
If anyone would like to register to be involved with the re-planting project;
• Contact customer services on 06 867 2049
• Email your contact details to TitirangiRestoration@gdc.govt.nz
• Register you interest with GisborneDC on Facebook
• Contact councillors;
Meredith Akuhata-Brown 0272005605, Josh Wharehinga 0275125195,  Larry Foster 0274508814
Council and Ngati Oneone are working on a co-management agreement for the project and ongoing management of the reserve in the future.
Proposals for further enhancement of Titirangi made to the Long Term Plan 2015-2025 will be explored in the reserve plan going forward.