Road closure over Titirangi delayed
The harvesting of the pines on Titirangi has been delayed, the road will remain open until Wednesday 8 April.
“We are waiting on a hauler that is delayed in getting to Gisborne, so our contractor X-Men Logging is keen to hold off setting up until after Easter,” says acting group manager planning and development Geoff Canham,
“It means people can still use the road over the hill until then.”
Council have sent a notice to residents in the area advising them of the delayed start date.
“We’d like people to know of the change in start date, but also that the target completion date, 1 May, hasn’t changed.”
“Contractors are confident they can set-up and will aim to start cutting operations by 14 April,
“With extra staff resources, they will finish harvesting within 15 days.
“So it works out better to minimise the duration and have a lesser impact on neighbours,” says Mr Canham.
Once complete the harvest area will be re-vegetated with native plants.
“We will start replanting as soon as we can in May and will continue the enhancements over the next 2-3 years,
“The site may look bare for some time, but it will be worth it to return the reserve back to a more natural environment in the end.”
Anyone who wants to receive updates on the Titirangi harvest or how you can be involved restoration project can sign up to the email newsletter on the Titirangi webpage.
For any queries from the public during the harvest contact Geoff Canham at Council on 06 867 2049.