Deconstruction . . . reconstruction

Picture by Liam Clayton

Work has continued this week on deconstructing and strengthening the Cook Landing monument in Gisborne.

The is part of a Department of Conservation-funded project to restore the Puhi Kai Iti/Cook Landing Site at the bottom of Titirangi/Kaiti Hill. DoC biodiversity ranger Jamie Quirk said work to earthquake-strengthen the Cook monument was under way. It is being done by Dunedin company Wainwright and Co.

“It will take approximately three weeks for the work to be completed,” said Mr Quirk.

“The work is using a standard method for earthquake-strengthening of obelisk monuments by deconstructing the monument and installing some steel works that are engineer-designed. The monument will be reconstructed and will look identical to the monument that has stood on the site since 1906.”

The area next to the monument will acknowledge the whare wananga Puhi Kai Iti and the navigator Maia and his waka.

Work has continued this week on deconstructing and strengthening the Cook Landing monument in Gisborne.

The is part of a Department of Conservation-funded project to restore the Puhi Kai Iti/Cook Landing Site at the bottom of Titirangi/Kaiti Hill. DoC biodiversity ranger Jamie Quirk said work to earthquake-strengthen the Cook monument was under way. It is being done by Dunedin company Wainwright and Co.

“It will take approximately three weeks for the work to be completed,” said Mr Quirk.

“The work is using a standard method for earthquake-strengthening of obelisk monuments by deconstructing the monument and installing some steel works that are engineer-designed. The monument will be reconstructed and will look identical to the monument that has stood on the site since 1906.”

The area next to the monument will acknowledge the whare wananga Puhi Kai Iti and the navigator Maia and his waka.

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