Mayor congratulates Kaka Point community on Murray walkway milestone
Clutha District Mayor Bryan Cadogan has congratulated the Kaka Point community ahead of its official opening of the Murray Walkway on Saturday morning (November 20) on achieving this project milestone.
Mr Cadogan, councillors, and CDC staff will attend the opening on Tarata Street, Kaka Point, which will feature an opening korero by Peter Williamson and addresses from the Murray family, after whom the walkway is named.
The council funded the cost of raw materials for the project and the physical work was done by a core group of about six locals, with about 20 people altogether involved to a greater or lesser degree.
Mr Cadogan said the council was pleased to have been able to fund the project, but that the community deserved to be congratulated for its hard work and foresight in making it happen.
The 150-metre long walkway links Totara Street and Tarata Street through a reserve and features interpretative panels describing the Murray family’s association with the area, and commemorating the 250th anniversary of Captain James Cook’s first sighting of New Zealand’s southeast coast, just north of Kaka Point.
Contact: Mayor Bryan Cadogan 0274 763595.