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Toki Poutangata bridge official opening

28 Mar 2022

The Toki Poutangata bridge in Westport will officially open on Wednesday 30 March 2022.

The bridge is a significant part of the Westport Waterfront’s The Riverbank project, which is regenerating the industrial area between the Buller River and Westport’s town centre and forms part of the wider Westport Master Plan.

The ceremony will begin at 1.00pm with the unveiling of E Toru Ngā Mea, a significant pounamu gift from Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Waewae to the Buller community.

At 2.00pm the Toki Poutangata opening ceremony will commence.

From 3.30pm the bridge will be open for the public to enjoy.

The opening ceremony will be held on the town-side of the Toki Poutangata bridge entry ramp. Invited guests will be seated in accordance with covid protocols. However, additional seating will be available for members of the public who would like to watch the event.

The project has been delivered through a partnership between Kānoa (MBIE), Buller District Council and Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Waewae (Ngāti Waewae), who is also kaitiaki for the area. Primary funding was secured via the Government’s Provincial Growth Fund (PGF) with Council coinvestment.

For more information on The Riverbank project go to


For more information please contact:
Group Manager Infrastructure Services
Micheal Duff