Manawatu Guardian - 2021-07-22


Bridge commended


He Ara Kotahi has been highly commended in the 2021 Local Government New Zealand Excellence Awards. He Ara Kotahi is the second pedestrian crossing on the Manawatu¯ River and has proved hugely popular since its opening in June 2019. The judges said the beautiful bridge has been embraced by the community and connects its people. “It has created new opportunities for social engagement and enables people to feel connected to and enjoy the community.” Palmerston North City Council was also highly commended in the Ka¯ inga Ora Homes and Communities Excellence Award for Social Wellbeing.


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