Pukenui Western Hills Forest Trust
G'day Whangarei, Ranger Ben here
Just a quick bit of news, we have had some kiwi scat found at Barge park. This is a kiwi who has since had its transmitter removed and is now wild. We humbly ask the awesome people of Whangarei if you walk your dogs at Barge park please keep them on a leed, especially on the bottom paddock adjacent to the forest. With your continued support our kiwi will thrive.
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Let's talk about the waterfront! Today we are launching our Waterfront Precint Plan engagement and we want your input on this very special part of the city.
Help us develop a 20 to 30-year shared vision for the Whangarei Waterfront for how it will change and develop.
Over the next few weeks our team will also be going to events around Whangārei – the Night Market, Artisan Markets, holding meetings with key stakeholders and the general public (at A’Fare, 10am-12pm on 3 December and 5pm-7pm on 10 December) and holding drop-in sessions at the Central Library on Thursdays from 11am-12pm and 5pm-6pm on 19 and 26 November. Find out all about this project and tell us what you think!
Over the past 25 years, numerous plans and/or strategies have been developed and projects completed for the waterfront area. The Waterfront Precinct Plan will develop a cohesive vision for the waterfront area drawing on past work, existing projects and guiding future development in a consistent and integrated way. A precinct plan enables all of the projects to be considered together in one document.
A plan like this is likely to affect development for the next 20-30 years so it is vital that it reflects the wishes of the community, mana whenua and key stakeholders who will be living with the results. This Precinct Plan will inform future projects and planning, public space improvements, infrastructure spending and the Whangārei District Plan.
We'd be keen to hear about your favourite foodie finds on your travels through NZ. Have you come across a particularly amazing cafe, bakery restaurant or food truck? Had an especially delicious pie, burger, sandwich, smoothie bowl or cronut? Been to what must be one of the country's best fish and chip joints? Or been pleasantly surprised by a town's food scene? Please share the details below and include 'NFP' (not for publication) in your comment if you don't want it included in an article. Cheers.