22 Feb 2010

Critics 'too late' to object to walkway

1:38 pm on 22 February 2010

The chair of Tuhourangi says opponents to a $4 million walkway around Lake Tarawera have missed the boat.

Some tribal members say the walkway will result in rubbish being left in the area, and it won't have the economic benefits its promoters are claiming.

But John Waaka told Waatea News they should have raised their concerns earlier in the process, rather than as construction starts.

Mr Waaka says the land trusts around the lake believe they can develop new businesses catering for tourists walking the track.