Mauao closed for maintenance works
A helicopter with a monsoon bucket has been spotted flying around Mauao this week.
A number of people have contacted SunLive, wondering what the chopper is doing in the area.
A Tauranga City Council spokesperson says maintenance works are being carried out on the mountain.
Mauao is closed, including an all mountain closure, for the upgrading and resurfacing o the Waikorire track.
As helicopters will be used during these works, the closures are to ensure public safety, says council.
Waikorire track will be closed from 8am Monday, October 12, until 4pm Friday, October 16.
All of Mauao will be closed on Wednesday and Thursday and possibly Friday if needed.
“All tracks will be closed from 7am to 4.30pm, Wednesday October 14 and Thursday October 15. Also on Friday October 16 if needed.
“This means, there will be no public access during this time.
“Signage and barriers will be in place at all closure points. Closures will be weather dependent.”