Tahitai and the eastern connection
This section of the coastal walking and biking route along Evans Bay Parade goes from Greta Point to Cobham Drive. The new paths here will continue on from the two-way bike path and separate walking path already completed closer to the city.
Mana whenua Taranaki Whānui ki te Upoko o te Ika have gifted the name Te Haerenga Roa o Te Aro (long promenade or journey) for this section to acknowledge the journeys of the peoples of Te Aro from their arrival in Aotearoa, their journey to Taranaki, and then from Taranaki to Wellington to this point.
The proposed new walking and biking paths will complete Tahitai, the whole coastal connection between Miramar and the central city, and improve the connection with Kilbirnie shops.
This route will also form part of Te Aranui o Pōneke/the Great Harbour Way.