Otatara School children took to their bikes and scooters on Tuesday after the new Otatara shared pathway on Dunns Rd was blessed by kaumatua Victor Manawatu.
Before heading off from the school, Mr Manawatu addressed the pupils (pictured), teachers and representatives with school pupils performing a haka in reply.
Once the gold ribbon was cut, children raced off down the road, with adults running in pursuit to make sure they didn’t go too far.
The Invercargill City Council has installed curbing along Dunns Rd to allow more separation between traffic and pedestrians and cyclists.
Photo: Karen Pasco