Te Ahumairangi (formerly Tinakori Hill) Walking Track Reopens

17 December 2013

Keen walkers will be able to walk off their Christmas excess on Te Ahumairangi (formerly Tinakori) Hill's main walking track when it reopens this Friday 20 December.

The track has been closed since the big storm on 21 June brought down a number of trees along the track.

Wellington City Council’s Arboriculture Team Manager David Spencer says the Te Ahumairangi Hill work has been one of the Council’s bigger clean-up jobs.

“There were five sites of major damage and smaller tracks were also closed because of fallen trees. We’ve had three tree contractors working long hours helping us to clear the track before Christmas.”

Most areas around Wellington have been cleared of damaged trees and the Council’s tree teams are now working on fixing tracks and pathways.

“We still have a bit of work to do at Willowbank Park and Spicer Forest. Because of the size of Spicer Forest, work won’t be completed there until the end of January. We’re also working on a planting plan for next year in the areas where damaged trees were removed.”

Mr Spencer would also like to remind people to still pay attention to signs on the tracks while they’re walking.

“It’s very important that people not enter areas where signs say the track is closed. While we have cleared most tracks there are some places where it’s still too dangerous to walk.”