Canterbury puts strain on Rawhiti roads

A great article discussing the increased amount of traffic on Rawhiti roads because of the Canterbury dive launch.

Visitor traffic to the Far North’s new dive attraction, the Canterbury in the Eastern Bay of Islands is putting a strain on already inadequate infrastructure in the Rawhiti area say locals.

Residents, including iwi, embraced the Bay of Islands Canterbury Charitable Trust’s campaign to sink the wreck at Deep Water Cove but there is now a serious need for the council to upgrade the road, says Richard Witehira.

“We wanted to have the Canterbury for reasons of economic development and the council at the time did commit to improvements but the state of the road is a disgrace and run-off into our waters makes it an environmental issue. The whole road should be sealed.”

For the full article, visit the Stuff.co.nz article: Canterbury puts strain on Rawhiti roads

Perhaps Rawhiti’s roads will be improved because of the increased traffic?

– Liz

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