Ruahihi Power Station Reserve Concept Plan

Engagement has ended. We’re now collating all the feedback. If you have requested you wished to attend a have your say event to speak to our elected members about your views on the concept plan, we’ll be in touch with details on the date, time and location. When the concept plan is adopted, this site will be updated to ensure you know what the outcome is.

The Ruahihi Power Station Reserve Concept Plan is currently out for feedback.

Engagement ends at 4pm Friday 15 September 2017.


Following last year's review of the Kaimai Ward Reserves Management Plan, approval was given to develop the Ruahihi Power Station Reserve Concept Plan, which is now out for feedback. Reserve management plans set the rules for how people use public spaces in our communities while reserve concept plans identify things that need to be updated and options for additional facilities to be built on site.


Ruahihi Power Station Reserve - access to the Wairoa River:

Ruahihi Power Station Reserve, located on State Highway 29 next to the Ruahihi Power Station, the reserve is part of the network of reserves providing access to the Wairoa River.

Unfortunately, due to its location on State Highway 29 the reserve is subject to limited access under the Resource Management Act 1991 and can only be used during certain periods of the year. Safety issues due to the changing water levels from the power station controls also pose access and use concerns, which dictates that we must manage the site to the best of our ability.


Some of the topics Council wants your feedback and thoughts on include:

  • Proposed gravel access to the Wairoa river
  • Formalise the parking area
  • Building a facility for the canoe club
  • Providing a lockable gate.


Have your say about the reserve concept plan for Ruahihi Power Station Reserve if you are a person who:

  • Uses and plays sport on these reserves,
  • Is interested in sustainable development and the natural environment,
  • Wants more spent to provide playgrounds, fields, new or better toilets or other facilities,
  • Wants changes to how people use these reserves, or
  • Is just interested in reserve concept plans in general.


Open day:

We're holding an “Open Day” where staff will be able to provide information and explanations about the draft reserve concept plans for both Ruahihi Power Station Reserve and Maramatanga Park.

Date - Saturday 2 September

Time - Drop in anytime between 10am to 2pm.

Venue - Community Centre (next to the tennis courts) at Maramatanga Park, Tangitu Road, Te Puna.

See you there!

The Ruahihi Power Station Reserve Concept Plan is currently out for feedback.

Engagement ends at 4pm Friday 15 September 2017.


Following last year's review of the Kaimai Ward Reserves Management Plan, approval was given to develop the Ruahihi Power Station Reserve Concept Plan, which is now out for feedback. Reserve management plans set the rules for how people use public spaces in our communities while reserve concept plans identify things that need to be updated and options for additional facilities to be built on site.


Ruahihi Power Station Reserve - access to the Wairoa River:

Ruahihi Power Station Reserve, located on State Highway 29 next to the Ruahihi Power Station, the reserve is part of the network of reserves providing access to the Wairoa River.

Unfortunately, due to its location on State Highway 29 the reserve is subject to limited access under the Resource Management Act 1991 and can only be used during certain periods of the year. Safety issues due to the changing water levels from the power station controls also pose access and use concerns, which dictates that we must manage the site to the best of our ability.


Some of the topics Council wants your feedback and thoughts on include:

  • Proposed gravel access to the Wairoa river
  • Formalise the parking area
  • Building a facility for the canoe club
  • Providing a lockable gate.


Have your say about the reserve concept plan for Ruahihi Power Station Reserve if you are a person who:

  • Uses and plays sport on these reserves,
  • Is interested in sustainable development and the natural environment,
  • Wants more spent to provide playgrounds, fields, new or better toilets or other facilities,
  • Wants changes to how people use these reserves, or
  • Is just interested in reserve concept plans in general.


Open day:

We're holding an “Open Day” where staff will be able to provide information and explanations about the draft reserve concept plans for both Ruahihi Power Station Reserve and Maramatanga Park.

Date - Saturday 2 September

Time - Drop in anytime between 10am to 2pm.

Venue - Community Centre (next to the tennis courts) at Maramatanga Park, Tangitu Road, Te Puna.

See you there!

  • CLOSED: This feedback form is no longer active.

    Hello, thanks for taking the time to have your say on this draft reserve concept plan!

    Hello, thanks for taking the time to have your say on this draft reserve concept plan!

    Engagement has ended. We’re now collating all the feedback. If you have requested you wished to attend a have your say event to speak to our elected members about your views on the concept plan, we’ll be in touch with details on the date, time and location. When the concept plan is adopted, this site will be updated to ensure you know what the outcome is.