Urewera reopens

after six-month closure

Te Urewera will tentatively reopen over the next fortnight after six months' closure because of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Its board says manuhiri (guests) and Tuhoe users will be welcomed back for recreational activity, including on Lake Waikaremoana, for which access will reopen next Sunday, Waitangi Day.

All tracks, huts and camp grounds, including the Great Walk, will reopen on February 14, but a close watch will be kept on the developing Omicron situation and any risks for local communities.

The former national park, between Hawke's Bay and Bay of Plenty and now managed day-to-day by Tuhoe iwi authority Te Uru Taumata on behalf of the Te Urewera Board, was closed at the start of the Covid-19 level 4 lockdown in August and time has been taken to carry out "remedial infrastructure maintenance" during the summer.

Link to article: Urewera reopens after six-month closure - NZ Herald


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