Karewa Update

As previously advised, there are concerns about the stability of Te Papa o Karewa and concerns about it falling over in a big storm. Following discussion with arborists, engineers, iwi and locals, the decision was made to apply support structures to the large branch to provide stability.  These structures had to be designed and measured – and now have to be made. Otorohanga District Council have arranged for the metal support structures to be made by an engineering firm. At this time as a precaution temporary wooden brace will be placed in position until the metal support structures are ready to be installed. Also protection barriers will be put in place to keep the public out of the area.