Acting Associate Transport Minister James Shaw and Nelson City Mayor Rachel Reese cut the ribbon and officially opened Nelson’s Maitai to Rocks Road shared path this morning (Sunday, 30 September). Officials were joined by contractors, cyclists and local business people, with almost everyone taking the chance to cycle along the new path back into Nelson’s CBD.
New Zealanders have a last chance this week to show their support for the outstanding work to restore road and rail networks following the 2016 Kaikōura earthquake by voting in a prestigious engineering award.
Marking the start of construction on the new bridge over the Ōpaoa River in Blenheim, the NZ Transport Agency is holding a special sod-turning and blessing event this afternoon. Neighbouring residents, iwi, business and local community representatives will be attending.