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Cooks Cove gets upgrade just in time for summer

Cooks Cove Walkway in Tolaga Bay, is the region’s most-walked Department of Conservation (DoC) track. It has had the first stage of an upgrade completed in collaboration with DoC and landowners Hauiti Incorporation.To improve the overall visitor experience, extensive upgrades were completed on two sections of the walkway and a new Waharoa (gateway) was built at the entrance. Regular consultation with Hauiti Incorporation (the landowners) meant the work was completed with minimal disruption to farming activities, said DoC community ranger Sandra Groves.Ms Groves said two other sections of track were marked for upgrade soon, and once completed would ensure people using the region’s most-walked DoC track had a great experience.“Fundamental to the success of the project has been the positive and collaborative relationship that DoC has with Hauiti Incorporation,” she said. “DoC is looking forward to continuing this relationship on the next stage of this exciting project.”

UPGRADE: Cooks Cove Walkway in Tolaga Bay has received a makeover — just in time for summer. The upgrade, including the construction of a waharoa (main entranceway) at the start of the track was done after consultation with landowner Te Aitanga a Hauiti. Picture supplied