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Waiuku advocate wins outdoor access champion award
Waiuku's Barry Gibbon received an Outdoor Access Champion Award on March 22 for his work leading the Waiuku Trails Project.
The Walking Access Commission Ara Hīkoi Aotearoa present the Outdoor Access Champion awards each year to people who have made significant and lasting contributions to public access to the outdoors in New Zealand.
Barry Gibbon is a keen tramper and passionate resident of Waiuku. He has chaired the Franklin Local Board’s Waiuku Trails Project Committee he has worked closely with local iwi, residents, businesses, contractors and council staff to get everybody’s support for the trails.
These walking and cycling trails will add to the Waiuku community.
They will provide residents and visitors with the opportunity to walk safely in and around the township, experiencing the history and culture on offer.
The Waiuku Trails will link the foreshore area, open space, esplanade reserves, parks and residential streets with key destinations and the heart of Waiuku town centre itself.