Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search


Progress at Tui Glen

Media release 11 August 2004

Progress at Tui Glen

Work is about to begin at the Tui Glen Recreation Reserve on the banks of the Opanuku Stream, implementing a Concept Plan adopted by the Council in 2003.

The Concept Plan is part of the Henderson Creek Corridor Reserves Management Plan and includes a shared cycle/walkway linking with the rest of Henderson Creek, a hard court for tennis and netball, new paths, lighting, an upgraded footbridge into Cranwell Park and signage.

One of the key projects will be building a new jetty on the site of the original. Work has begun on the preliminary design and construction is expected in February-March 2005.

Another jetty will be built further downstream on the opposite bank, below the new sports stadium in Henderson Creek Esplanade Reserve. These two jetties will allow pedestrian access to the creek for viewing the stream and launching kayaks and dinghies.

The historic Tui Glen Reserve between Cranwell Park and Falls Park in Henderson, was New Zealand’s earliest motor camp, opening in 1925. For many years it was operated as a privately-run, pleasure/picnic ground, said to be the finest motor camp in the country.

During its heyday in the 1930s, visitors to the park had a choice of 60 different amusements, including donkeys, wallabies, goldfish, trout, birds, gardens, games, 21 boats and canoes and a fairy grotto.

After the Second World War, Tui Glen was used as a transit housing camp for immigrants. After it became run down, it was purchased by Council in the 1960s, finally closing its doors to caravans and temporary homes in 2002.

In recent years extensive public consultation showed strong support for retaining the park with an area set aside for quality, short-term tourist accommodation.
The majority of the work shown in the Concept Plan will be staged over the next few years. Funding was allocated in the 2004/5 budget to begin the work.

Copies of the Henderson Creek Corridor Reserves Management Plan are available from Council offices or can be viewed at Waitakere libraries or Council’s website at www.waitakere.govt.nz.


© Scoop Media

Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Gordon Campbell: On The Politics Of Scaring Voters Back Into Line

Fear has always been a useful mobilising tool in politics… yet in 2017, bogeymen of all shapes and sizes seem to have fallen on hard times. For years, the National party had painted itself as being the only reliable defensive bastion against the terrifying prospect of a centre-left government…

In fact, the polls suggest that the public seems to quite like the new government, its Prime Minister, and its proposed plan of action. Somehow, even though a Labour/Greens/NZ First government is in power, the sun is still rising and setting, on time. More>>


Gordon Campbell: On Drinking Water As A Failure Of Political Leadership

It is almost possible to feel sorry for the Health Ministry in their terrible, no good, very bad week... More>>


Gordon Campbell: On Saying ‘Work For The Dole,’ Nicely

As New Zealand First learned the hard way from its two previous periods in government, small parties in MMP coalitions get blamed for the unpopular stuff done by their senior partner in power, but no one remembers the good stuff the junior player brought to the table... More>>


Seismic Blasting: Greenpeace Launches Legal Challenge Against Amazon Warrior

A legal challenge against the world’s largest seismic oil exploration ship was launched at a public rally on Parliament Lawn. More>>


Tertiary: 80,000 People Eligible For Fees Free

The Government has today made good on its 100-day promise of delivering the first year of fees-free post school training and education and industry training from 1 January next year, says Education Minister Chris Hipkins. More>>


PM's Presser: Rebuilding Cathedrals, Felling Trees

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern attended the press conference today with Minister for Greater Christchurch Regeneration Dr Megan Woods to announce urgent legislation this week for the rebuilding of the Christ Church Cathedral. More>>





Featured InfoPages