Stonefields Heritage Trail officially opens

Publish Date : 21 Nov 2017
Stonefields Heritage Trail officially opens - Colin
Ōrākei Local Board Chair Colin Davis officially opens the trail watched on by fellow Local Board members Kit Parkinson and Toni Miller and Ōrākei Ward Councillor Desley Simpson.

The Stonefields Heritage Trail was officially opened on Saturday morning by the Ōrākei Local Board.

Planning for the heritage trail began as an Eastern Bays Community Board project more than a decade ago. Construction started in 2016 and the trail opened to the public in September.

The 1.2km trail runs from Magma Crescent to Golan Road on the side of the former Winstone quarry, which is now the suburb of Stonefields. Three pou installations created and donated by Ngāti Paoa, Ngāi Tai Ki Tāmaki and Ngāti Te Ata appear along the trail.

Stonefields Heritage Trail officially opens - Ngati Paoa
Paoa Pukunui by Ngāti Paoa artist Puhi Thompson.

The opening was marked by a civic ceremony and a walk along the trail. This was followed by a community event held in the Stonefields area at the base of the trail.

Ōrākei Local Board Chair Colin Davis says he was delighted to cut the ribbon and declare the trail officially open.

"Not only will this walkway provide pedestrian access for Stonefields residents, it is part of the wider network of recreation walking and cycling trails being developed by the Ōrākei Local Board throughout our area, which will connect with other routes in other suburbs."

"We hope that the trail will continue to be a source of pleasure and delight in the years,” he said.

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