You can also view these videos on our Ngā Hau Māngere YouTube playlist(external link)
Remembering the Old Māngere Bridge
The Old Māngere Bridge was a much loved community asset and through work with Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga, McConnell Dowell and the community, its memory has been retained with salvaged pieces featuring in the Ngā Hau Māngere heritage garden as well as the local Naomi and Bill Kirk Park.
Cycling Ngā Hau Māngere from Onehunga to Māngere Bridge and back
Check out this footage of the new bridge captured on a 360 degree lens. To look around while the video runs, point and click on your cursor or if viewing on your phone, tilt in the direction you want to look.
A bridge for future generations – October 2022
We caught up with a group of local schoolchildren to hear what they think about Ngā Hau Māngere, the new walking and cycling bridge across the Manukau Harbour. With features such as a wide deck, benches and fishing rod holders it’s a resounding big tick from this group of tamariki as a way to get to and from school.
Ngā Hau Māngere opens to the community – August 2022
Ngā Hau Māngere the new walking and cycling connection and community space across the Manukau Harbour in Auckland opened on Saturday 27 August 2022. We caught up with locals and visitors to hear what they’re looking forward to enjoying from the newest asset in their neighbourhood.
Recycling old materials for the local pony club – August 2022
As Ngā Hau Māngere moves closer to completion, we’ve found a great way for some of the materials from the Old Māngere Bridge to help the local Mangere Pony Club and their site.
New bridge gets historic name Ngā Hau Māngere – August 2022
The bridge has been gifted the name Ngā Hau Māngere by mana whenua to reflect the cultural history and landscape in which it sits. In translation it means the 'gentle lazy winds'.
Central arch installation – February 2022
The central arch on the new bridge is made up of three 28 tonne pieces and we've captured the mahi (work) over the last few months to complete this feature.
Project update – December 2021
Over several months, temporary stage was built so that the bridge piers could be constructed. The bridge deck is starting to take shape.
Project update – September 2021
Nearly 80% of the 280-metre-long Old Māngere Bridge has been removed with full deconstruction. Five of the seven piers as well as the northern abutment have now been built. The last two piers (pier five and six) and the southern abutment are currently under construction.
Guiding girls into construction – May 2021
Waka Kotahi gave rangers from GirlGuiding NZ an opportunity to visit the Old Māngere Bridge Replacement project and hear first hand from all the talented woman working on it about what they do and how they got into their career.
Timelapse from February 2020 to December 2020
This timelapse shows the construction of the temporary staging which was put in place in order to build the new bridge structure.
Aerial footage – December 2020
View of the old bridge, north and south.
Celebrating a milestone with mana whenua – November 2020
A karakia was held on site to bless the site and for the safety of workers.
Work on demolition of the old bridge begins – November 2020
Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency is replacing the Old Māngere Bridge with a new walking and cycling connection across the Manukau Harbour. Demolition of the old bridge recently began, marking a key milestone for the project.
Community day – October 2020
In late October, the project team held a community information day to share an update about what’s been happening on site. Nearly 200 people came along and learnt more about construction and key design features of the new bridge.