Pukekiwiriki Pā Track Development

Project name:  Pukekiwiwriki Pā Track Development

Project location: Red Hill, Auckland

Timeframe: Completed September 2020

Description of the project, and Frame’s role

Pukekiwiwriki Pā Reserve is a Historic Reserve under the Reserves Act 1977. The Pā is regarded by the mana whenua as a place of historic, archaeological, cultural importance.

Frame Group was engaged by Auckland Council to provide a design and contract management services for the upgrade works to the existing summit track at Pukekiwiwriki Pā.  

Project features:

  • The formation of 67m length of 1.2m wide aggregate surfaced track.
  • The formation of 3m length of 1.0m wide track.
  • The installation of 19m length of 1.2m wide timber boxed steps.
  • The installation of 9m length of 1.2m wide timber staircase with an Iwi designed handrails both sides.

Reuben Kirkwood of TIKAcreative developed the Iwi inspired handrails for the staircase.  The staircase represents the Māori practice of using ladders and platforms to access and protect the Pā and Kāinga.  The red-painted battens acknowledges the Tangata Whenua and the darker paint represents the Whenua.

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