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


Improvements to the 10 Cape Coast reserves to get underway.

After comprehensive public consultation over two years, improvements to the 10 Cape Coast reserves can get underway.

Hastings District Council will be asked to put funding in place for the 10-year work programme, after the plan was signed off this month (May 15).

The complex steps needed to finalise a reserves plan are set out in the Reserves Act. They include two rounds of public consultation (one informal; the other formal), approval from the Minister of Conservation, and the hearing of submissions before the adopting of the final plan.

In the first year of the adopted plan, subject to Council approving the funding, there will be improvements to Te Awanga Domain, particularly to the car parking areas at the Te Awanga and Haumoana domains. Planting across the reserves is planned for each of the 10 years, and outdoor furniture is programmed from the second year. The full budget over the 10 years is $1.09 million. That does not include toilet replacements at Te Awanga Domain and Haumoana Domain, for which $340,000 has already been budgeted.

Councillor Rod Heaps said putting a plan together covering the 10 reserves had taken a great deal of work – but it had been well worth it.

“Everyone involved has put a substantial amount of research into this project and then put every effort into getting feedback from the community.”

“While the process can seem quite long and involved, it is well worth it when you see what we now have to guide us over the next decade in what are some of our most important spaces.”

“It is very pleasing to have had a great deal of input and support from the Coast communities. We are all looking forward to the projects being rolled out.”

The 10 sites are Mill Road Reserve, Gow Avenue Reserve, Cavell Park, Haumoana Domain, Haumonana Memorial Park, Haumoana Hall Reserve, Te Awanga Domain, Oregon Road Reserve, Clifton Domain, Charlton Road Esplanade Reserve. The total area is 66 hectares.


© Scoop Media

Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Joseph Cederwall: Building a Community Newsroom

The “Scoop 3.0” Transition Plan
There is good reason to believe that a new path and a better future is possible for Scoop in 2019 as a pioneering independent Media company. A combination of new technology, ideas, institutions and business models and a renewed energy and commitment by the Scoop team, means Scoop aims to be at the forefront of the development of this renaissance that we term ‘News 3.0’.

By opening up Scoop’s structure to community ownership and exploring decentralised technology through the blockchain we can ensure the public has a stake in this enterprise and a say in its development. More>>


Gordon Campbell: On Jami-Lee Ross (And The New Hobbit Law)

Clearly, Jami-Lee Ross is not waging a normal form of political warfare, with agreed rules of combat and rational cost/benefit calculations.

This is politics-as-terrorism where everything is being sacrificed by the man in the bomb vest in order to remove Simon Bridges as the leader of the National Party. More>>

Text Messages Released: National On $100,000 Donation(s)
The Botany Electorate of the National Party received 8 donations, and Mr Ross declared 8 donations to us. More>>


Film Industry Working Group:

Three Killed: DOC Supporting Family, Colleagues After Helicopter Crash

The Department of Conservation (DOC) is rallying around family and colleagues of the staff who died in a helicopter crash this morning in Wanaka... The helicopter, with two DOC staff on board, was on its way to undertake tahr control in the Haast area when it crashed. More>>


Political Donations: Greens Call For Tighter Anonymity Rules And Public Funding

“It is clear that those vested interests have a tangible influence on the decision making of political parties. This is a threat to democracy and should change.” More>>


Education Amendment Bill Passes: Urgency Sought For Partnership School Treaty Claim

The claim takes issue with the acts and omissions of the Crown in respect of the closure of Partnership Schools | Kura Hourua. More>>


Salvation Army Paper: Call For Public Housing Investment

To meet these future demands the report suggests the government needs to look beyond the private rental market and begin to invest heavily into home-ownership programmes and more public and social housing. More>>


Cull: Himalayan Tahr Control Operation Proceeding

“The target of controlling 10,000 Himalayan tahr over the next eight months remains. The revised plan provides for a staged control operation with increased reporting to the Tahr Liaison Group...” More>>


Health: Petitions To Fund Breast Cancer Drugs

Women marching to Parliament today, to present two petitions calling for Government funding of vital medicines, have 100% support from a coalition representing than 30 breast cancer organisations. More>>


Animal Welfare Advisory Committee: Report On Rodeo Practices Released

The independent committee that advises the Minister responsible for Animal Welfare, has today released a report on animal welfare in rodeos, together with advice to the Minister making recommendations to improve the welfare of the animals in rodeos. More>>





InfoPages News Channels