Blessing of East Cape Road
Minister Campbell Dewes held a blessing of the upcoming work site at East Cape Road on Monday.
Significant construction will begin in September on rock revetment to stabilise the land above and below the road at the 2.2km mark.
During the blessing, Minister Dewes shared the history of the Te Araroa region and the importance of the land to the people and the respected waahi tapu (sacred sites).
It was an important reminder of how past events have shaped the community we live in today.
The construction works are expected to be completed before the end of the year.