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Public access to a Hawke s Bay beach will be
opened permanently this summer after years
of lengthy debate with a farmer who took
issue with people damaging his land.
A 20-metre-wide fenced strip now crosses
Frank Gordon s Parimahu Station to provide
access to Blackhead Pt, 30 kilometres
southeast of Waipukurau.
Formation of the 1km unformed road, suit-
able for 4WD vehicles, was negotiated by
Central Hawke s Bay District Council in
exchange for a paper road that crossed Mr
Gordon s farm.
Locals, especially members of the Ngati
Kere hapu, had for decades crossed the farm
with permission from the owners to access
Blackhead Pt beach, south of Blackhead
Beach and Te Angiangi marine reserve.
But in June 2009, Mr Gordon, 79, locked
his gates and blocked public access because of
damage being done to his land and the beach.
The hapu took their complaints to the
council, which voted to survey the paper road
and open it to the public. Mr Gordon and the
council then began negotiating an agreement.
The council paid $8000 to survey and
change the title for the new road and
Hawke s Bay Regional Council put in $25,000
for fencing material.
Mr Gordon paid an unknown sum to stop
the existing road.
The fences were built by volunteers earlier
Central Hawke s Bay District Council chief
executive John Freeman said it had taken
time to compile legal documents required to
have the new road gazetted, but he expected
the process to be completed in the next few
Until the new road is gazetted as public,
Mr Gordon will retain control and can close
access gates when he sees fit.
Mr Freeman said that gazetting was likely
to be completed within six to 12 weeks.
We are under some pressure to get the
road open. It s there and fenced off so there
will be some expectation it can be used, he
said. It may be open on Labour Weekend,
with Frank s permission.
He said the road was rough and
You can comfortably get a four-wheel-
drive along the road but I wouldn t be taking
a two-wheel-drive down.
It s easy enough to walk. It s about a kilo-
metre to the beach and about another kilo-
metre along the beach to Blackhead Pt.
Mr Gordon could not be reached for com-
Calls to keep
Safer for now: Safety measures at the
black spot are only temporary.
The 13 crashes involving injuries at
the intersection of the expressway
and Meeanee Quay since 2006 are
estimated by the New Zealand
Transport Agency to have had a
social cost of $3.2 million.
Nearby Westshore businesses are
calling for temporary safety
measures introduced for the Rugby
World Cup to be made permanent,
not removed as planned after Octo-
Three of the crashes at the inter-
section have resulted in serious
injuries and 10 in minor injuries.
The worst period for accidents is
the January/February tourist
season, NZTA statistics show.
The weather doesn t seem to play a
part with 92 per cent of crashes
happening in dry, daylight con-
The speed limit has been reduced
to 80kmh and orange lane marker
posts introduced to the intersection
of the expressway, Meeanee Quay
and Watchman Rd near the airport
to help keep our visitors safe during
the Rugby World Cup , says NZTA
acting highways manager Gordon
NZTA is monitoring how well the
measures are performing and will
decide this month whether they are
removed as planned at the end of the
World Cup, Mr Hart says.
Westshore Beach Inn food and
beverage manager Richard Wards
says making the very effective tem-
porary safety measures permanent
will save lives.
Napier City Council Ahuriri ward
councillor Mark Herbert says long
term, the best solution was to shift
the main entrance of Hawke s Bay
Airport to Watchman Rd and make
the intersection a four-pronged
The current airport entrance is
also a known accident spot.
If a proposed airport business park
went ahead it would make a better,
safer entrance essential, Cr Herbert
Decisions about the expressway
were for the NZTA and not a city
If it s not improved, it s not a
question of if, but when there ll be a
nasty accident. A roundabout is the
logical thing, he says.
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