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Katikati – Haiku Pathway, Uretara/Yeoman Walkway

The Haiku Pathway in Katikati was constructed as a unique and lasting Millennium Project. Haiku poetry is carved into river stones along the pathway, in an area alongside the Uretara Stream. The project also included the Millennium Bridge, a footbridge linking the Highfields suburb with the town centre. At its construction it was the only Haiku Pathway in the Southern Hemisphere, and the largest display of boulder haiku outside Japan.

The pathway can be accessed from Highfields Drive, from the town centre, and from SH2 by the bridge over the Uretara Stream. From the Uretara Stream bridge a walkway continues northwards past the Uretara (or Katikati) Landing along the estuary and the waterfront to the Park Road Reserve at the northern end of Park Road. The walkway is known as the Uretara or Yeoman Walkway, and part of it as a Bird Walk, with sculptures of birds beside the walkway.

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