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Christchurch City Council appreciates your comments and suggestions for planning the future of Te Oka Reserve. Your input will help us draft a management plan for Te Oka Reserve, which will determine how the park is looked after for future generations.
Extending from sea level to about 680 metres in altitude, this is the only park on Banks Peninsula that provides the opportunity for sea to summit ecological restoration.
The Council purchased 903 hectares of farmland adjoining Te Oka and Tumbledown Bays to form this park, with the aim of protecting and enhancing biodiversity and natural landscape, and to provide recreational opportunities in a natural setting.
Existing grazing rights are overseen by an on-site farm manager.
A reserve management plan is a statutory requirement for all parks held as reserves under the Reserves Act 1977. Its purpose is to give direction for proper management of a park through stated policies, and to highlight any development needs.
The purpose of a recreation reserve is primarily to provide areas for recreation and sporting activities and public welfare and physical enjoyment, while also protecting the natural environment and beauty of the countryside.
Te Oka Reserve is made up of four parcels of land that are recreation reserve as defined by Section 17 of the Reserves Act 1977.
After we have gathered comments and suggestions about the future of Te Oka Reserve, we will
The draft management plan is expected to be completed in late 2017 and public consultation on this to extend into early 2018.