Takapūneke Reserve - development


We’re working with Ōnuku Rūnanga to redevelop Takapūneke Reserve. We’ll place a Pou near the northeast corner of the reserve and a takarangi path spirals out from the Pou leading to a vehicle drop-off area on Stanley Place.


Takapūneke Reserve is a place of national cultural significance and we’re working with Ōnuku Rūnanga to ensure that it’s fully recognised and protected for future generations.


Takapūneke Reserve at the intersection of Stanley Place and Ōnuku Road in Akaroa.


Work will start in late November 2021 and we’ll complete the first stage by early February 2022. Monday to Saturday, from 7am to 6pm (weather/site condition dependent).


The contractor is City Care Ltd. Phone 0508 CITYCARE (0508 248 922) between Monday and Friday, 8am – 5pm.


The Takapūneke Reserve development is to be implemented in stages. Stage one is the installation of the Pou and ground works for the takarangi (double spiral). This work is to be completed by early February 2022, in time for Waitangi celebrations.

The earth works involve installing retaining walls and creating a flat platform for the Pou in the centre of the takarangi. A path spiralling out from the Pou will provide an accessible entrance to a vehicle drop-off area on Stanley Place.

We’ll complete further landscaping, planting and install new furniture by mid-2022.

Impact of work:

  • The work will be noisy while we complete the earthworks and build the retaining walls.
  • Some on-street parking will be restricted on Stanley Place for safety reasons.
  • A temporary yard will be set up on the Ōnuku landfill site.
  • There will be an increased number of trucks moving through Akaroa township during the work.

There’ll be no public access to the reserve while we do this work.