Tuesday, July 23, 2024

Wairau Diversion freedom camp site reopens

The Wairau Diversion has reopened to the public following a spate of dry weather and damage from an accidental fire saw the site closed in early January.

Marlborough District Council Park and Open Spaces Officer, Robert Hutchinson says the very dry weather meant the area had to be closed longer than expected.

“The freedom camping site had extensive damage from an accidental fire in January and was not able to be used as a camping site,” he said.

“The grass has also been extremely dry and posed a risk to other users at the site but we are happy, after a mow, that conditions are now suitable to reopen.”

Mr Hutchinson said a barrier at the Hinepango Stream will remain in place until flood repair works required due to previous weather events are complete.

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