The River Walk Visitor Centre, Tongariro National Trout Centre, New Zealand.
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S 39° 01.230 E 175° 48.605
60H E 396990 N 5680275
Quick Description: The River Walk Visitor Centre (opened at the end of August 2003), is a new educational facility complete with auditorium and interpretive displays, built within the Tongariro National Trout Centre near Turangi.
Location: North Island, New Zealand
Date Posted: 5/5/2013 6:25:21 PM
Waymark Code: WMH18P
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member coisos
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Long Description:
THE PLAQUE: A brass plaque alongside the path into the Trout Hatchery bears the name of a previous New Zealand Prime Minister, Rt Hon.Helen Clark, who opened the new River Walk Visitor Centre on 28th August 2003.

The Plaque inscription reads:
THE RIVER WALK
A Timeless Journey Through Taupo's Wild Trout Fishery.
Opened by The Rt. Hon. Helen Clark
Prime Minister of New Zealand
on the 28th August 2003
Tongariro National Trout Centre Society.
Department of Conservation (Te Papa Atawbal)

THE LOCATION: The River Walk Centre, an attractive building designed to blend in with the natural bush surroundings of the Tongariro Trout Centre, contains an historic collection of antique cane rods and an impressive display of reels, some dating back to the 1800s.
The interior of the building is designed as a path of a river as it winds its way past rocks and boulders, with each turn of the river providing something new to see. As visitors walk through the centre each new display offers a different learning experience. You can learn all about the history of trout fishing in the Taupo District and what the Department of Conservation does to manage the fishery. There is also an underwater viewing chamber, where you can see wild trout in their natural environment in the Waihukahuka Stream which flows through the Trout Centre bush covered grounds.

Tongariro National Trout Centre: (visit link)
Access is signposted on SH.1. a couple of kms south of Turangi. The Trout Centre grounds are situated between the highway and the Tongariro River. There is a large carpark with an attractive walking path down to the River Walk Visitor Centre. Hours: 10am - 3pm.

THE PERSON: Rt Hon.HELEN CLARK former Prime Minister of New Zealand:
Helen Elizabeth Clark is a committed socialist and is the former Prime minister of New Zealand. She currently holds the position of Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme - the third highest position in the United Nations. She is, in addition, the chair of the United Nations Development Group.

She was Prime Minister of New Zealand from 1999 to 2008 and the leader of the NZ Labour Party from 1998 to 2008.
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What was opened/inaugurated?: The River Walk Visitor Centre in the Tongariro National Trout Centre.

Who was that opened/inaugurated it?: Rt Hon. Helen Clark, Prime Minister of New Zealand.

Date of the opening/inauguration?: 28th August, 2003.

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