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Draft Reserve Management Plans

Tainui, Tanner, Tauroa, Hikanui Reserves and Keith Sands Grove

The Draft Tainui, Tanner, Tauroa, Hikanui Reserves and Keith Sands Grove Reserve Management Plan was notified for public comment on Saturday 2 July 2022.

We are seeking submissions on the Draft Reserve Management Plan from 2 July until 2 September 2022.


The Tainui, Tanner, Tauroa and Hikanui Reserves are a group of natural area reserves in the Havelock North hills, located between Havelock North Village and Te Mata Park. With Keith Sands Grove reserve and road reserve, a key entrance to Tainui Reserve, the reserves have a combined total of over 23 hectares.

The reserves are a mix of Recreation Reserve and Local Purpose Reserve classifications in terms of the Reserves Act 1977, and are owned by Hastings District

The reserves contain predominantly mature exotic trees, with pockets of indigenous vegetation planted by volunteers in recent years. A corridor of walking
and cycling tracks cross the reserves forming a recreation network with Te Mata Park. Tainui Reserve is characterised by steep sided gullies and contains
two archaeological sites, Hikanui Pā and terraces, with Mangarau Stream running through the lower reaches of the reserve. Tauroa Reserve, the second
largest of the five reserves, contains indigenous planting undertaken in recent years by volunteers, with Te Kahika Stream running through the centre.
The smaller reserves, Hikanui and Tanner, complete the network. The reserves are dog exercise (off leash) areas. Keith Sands Grove (reserve and road reserve) is a popular entrance to Tainui Reserve.

If you would like to make a formal submission on this plan you can do so below from Saturday 2 July.

Please note, submissions, including the submitters' names, will be public documents on Council's website. Contact details of submitters will remain confidential.

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Next Steps

Officers will be available to discuss the Draft Tainui, Tanner, Tauroa, Hikanui Reserves and Keith Sands Grove Park Reserve Management Plan at a drop-in session on:

Saturday 30 July 2022, 11.00am - 1:00pm at the Tainui Reserve, Keirunga Road entrance (if wet Havelock North Function Centre).

Submission hearing dates to be advised.

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