Keirunga Gardens Update

Reserve Management Plan Update
Kia ora, this is an update on the current Reserve Management Plan projects within Keirunga Gardens.  Council is very grateful for the assistance of the Keirunga Park Railway, Keirunga Arts Society, and volunteers in delivering these projects.

  Keirunga Homestead refurbishment
The refurbishment of the historic Keirunga Homestead is almost complete, with the reopening celebration planned for late January.  This beautiful Arts and Crafts style heritage building will be available to be booked for community events, as well as continuing to be home to the Keirunga Arts Society and its member groups. 
Information about how the community can visit and book the venue for events will be provided in the new year.

  Track upgrade projectThe track upgrade project is almost complete with new and improved tracks around the Gardens.  A new accessible track through the railway facility is planned for the new year, subject to funding. 
The new track running from the entrance to the miniature railway down to Arthur’s Path has been dedicated to Pat Turley.  Pat was a member of the group that campaigned for the retention of the oaks along Arthur’s Path, as well as being active in many other groups and activities throughout Heretaunga Hastings.  This charming track has beautiful views of both the railway and down to Arthur’s Path.
The final piece of the track project, converting the exit drive to pedestrian-only use, will be undertaken in a couple of years when there is funding to convert the existing vehicle entrance to two-way traffic.

  Signage and furniture
New seats will be installed shortly, together with updated historical and information signage.

  Call for volunteersThe failure of the large gum tree at the southern end of the Gardens during Cyclone Gabrielle resulted in a number of the new plants being destroyed.  Assistance is sought to undertake replacement planting as well as weed control, planting and maintenance along Arthur’s Path.  If you would like to be involved, please register your interest via the email address below.

Care groups are active in other reserves in Havelock North including Karituwhenua Stream Walkway, Palmbrook Reserve, and Tauroa Reserve, and play a key role in making these reserves wonderful places for the community to enjoy.

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