65 days ago

Kauri Glen Reserve & Cecil Eady Reserve tracks update

John Gillon from John Gillon - Kaipatiki Local Board

This map shows the status of all of the tracks in Kauri Glen Reserve & Cecil Eady Reserve as we head into the summer break ๐ŸŒณ๐ŸŒž
The track colours mean:
* ๐ŸŸฉ Green: Open (please use the shoe-cleaning stations)
* ๐ŸŸจ Yellow: Temporarily closed for upgrading
* ๐ŸŸฅ Red: Closed

The tracks from Tui Glen Road and Raymond Terrace that had been temporarily closed and were due to open now, have been assessed and found to be in poor condition with many vulnerable kauri roots, so they will instead remain closed until their scheduled upgrade has been completed. That upgrade will begin in September/October 2021 and take 12 months to finish. It will include an aerial boardwalk/bridge that will be worth the wait :)
Please remember to use the provided shoe-cleaning stations, and please do not go into any areas that are fenced off. Cameras are in place due to on-going vandalism ๐Ÿ“ธ :(
Please also wash dog paws ๐Ÿพ with the provided water. Dogs are allowed off-leash at Kauri Glen Reserve/Cecil Eady Reserve, but must be under control (eg: voice control) at all times, and please stick to the tracks as dogs can also spread kauri dieback spores.

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Kmart Botany

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โ€œIf you are a casual plus contact, you are advised to immediately isolate at home and call Healthline on 0800 358 5453 for advice on isolation time frames and testing requirements,โ€ the ministry said.

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