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What's taking place in Kopurererua Valley?

In partnership with Ngāi Tamarāwaho and Bay of Plenty Regional Council, Tauranga City Council is leading the work on this significant project over the next three years. 

Stage 2 of this project is about the realignment of the river channel to restore the path of Taurikura, and the subsequent creation of a wetland which will dramatically slow the flow of the water, improving water quality, assisting in flood control, and ultimately providing climate change resilience. 

Aerial image of the whole site (1.8mb pdf)

Project signage before 

The site of the river realignment, new cycle path and new wetland  

Birds eye view

Artist's impression of Kopurererua Valley

By working in partnership, the re-alignment of the river will recreate fish and bird habitats and help to restore the mauri (life force).

In addition to the realignment of the river channel, a new cycle path will be constructed to increase access and connection throughout the valley. 

Construction starts in early 2022. While construction is taking place, the valley will still be open to the public and users. No area will be closed. Diversions and signage will be in place. These will be clearly marked. 

This project is one of many running in parallel in the valley which are designed to increase community access, and to provide ecological benefits and connection to this special place e.g. plantings, new public toilet facilities and Puketoromiro Pā. 

Related Information

Kopurererua Valley walkway

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