- Manage and support biodiversity mountains to sea, including waterways
- Plan for minimal impact and regeneration while allowing for appropriate recreational activities
- Recognise taonga species in the area of importance to tangata whenua
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The Council bought 903 hectares of farmland in Te Oka and Tumbledown valleys to form the park, aiming to protect and enhance natural values, and to provide recreational opportunities in a natural, semi-remote setting.
The purpose of the park is to protect and foster the environmental, landscape, biodiversity and historic values of Te Oka Reserve and provide for an outdoor semi-remote recreation experience for visitors.
The aims for managing the park are to:
Please go to the Te Oka Reserve draft management plan [PDF, 5.6 MB] to view proposed policies for each of these objectives
A reserve management plan gives direction under a statutory process to ensure a park will be managed through stated policies. It highlights the values, needs and uses of the park.
Te Oka Reserve is managed by the Council Regional Parks team as a regional park.
The main purpose of a recreation reserve is to provide the public with areas for physical recreation and sporting activities, 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 consultation on the draft management plan has closed we will:
Tuesday 6 November - 4pm to 6pm at the Service Centre, Little River
Saturday 24 November - 10 am to 12pm at the Akaroa Farmers Market (Madeira Hotel Carpark, 48 Rue Lavaud, Akaroa)