The Eastern Bays shared path is a 4.4 kilometre walking and cycling path to be built along Marine Drive between Ngau Matau (Point Howard) and Eastbourne. It will be called Tupua Horo Nuku, a name that evokes the narrative of the Tupua, Ngake, one of the two creators of the Harbour in traditional Māori narrative. The name was gifted to the project by Te Atiawa Taranaki Whānui, as part of the partnership between iwi and Hutt City Council.
We are preparing for the construction stage of the project. Work is due to start in the southern portion in Mid-2022.
This project has been proposed for many years, however a community survey carried out in 2014 (pdf) shows the strong local need and support for it, supporting not only active transport modes, but also community resilience in response to sea-level rise.
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