Nga Tapuwae o Toi will be closed between Otarawairere and Ohope beach for three weeks to allow workers to repair steps.

May 20 is the start of repairs to the steps and walkway and Whakatane Council spokesperson Paul Edhouse apologises to everyone for any inconvenience to the closure of that part of the walktrack.

Paul Edhouse says unfortunately the area is too steep to put in a detour track. But be patient and wait until the repairs have been finished properly towards  the end of June.

Me rahui te ara o Nga Tapuwae o Toi i waenganui i Otarawairere ki te akau o Ohope kia toru wiki te roa hei nga kaimahi kia whakatika i nga arapiki. Hei te rua tekau o tenei marama Haratua ka timata te mahi hanga hou o nga arapiki me nga korero a Paul Edhouse o Te Kaunihera o Whakatane e whakapaha ana ki te iwi hikoi mo te katinga o tera pitonga ara hikoi. Hoi ano  nga korero a Paul Edhouse na te paringa teitei o tera takiwa e piri ana era ara piki e kore e ahei ki te hanga atu i tetahi ara. No reira kaua e maharahara – tatari tonu nei kia mutu marika tika te whakahou i nga arapiki hei te mutunga o te marama o Pipiri