We are privileged to live in a city with many wonderful parks and reserves on our doorsteps. We need to care for these places so that future generations will also be able to play and to enjoy our heritage.
The Porirua City Reserve Management Plan (the Plan) sets out how the Council will administer the land we manage under the Reserves Act 1977, both generally and by spelling out the planned outcomes we want for our individual reserves. The Plan outlines our general intentions for providing for and ensuring the use, enjoyment, maintenance, protection, preservation and development of the various types of reserves through a series of objectives and policies. It also incorporates and ensures compliance with the principles for each type of reserve.
Together with the Long-term Plan and the Recreation and Open Spaces Strategy it provides a strong strategic overview for the management of our parks and reserves.
In addition to guiding land managers about what is envisaged for reserves, we also want this plan to provide clarity for both reserve managers and reserve users (present and future), about what is considered appropriate for our reserves.
E ngā mana, e ngā reo, e ngā karangatanga maha kei waenganui i a tātou,
nau mai, haere mai ki raro i te korowai mahana nei o Ngāti Toa Rangatira.
He mihi tēnei ki a koutou katoa o te hapori nei o Porirua.
Mai rā ano, he whenua rongonui, he whenua haumako tēnei rohe o tātou.
He mea taketake ana ki a tātou katoa, ko te āhua me te oranga o tō tātou nei rohe a Porirua. E whai ake nei ētehi kōrero rautaki hei hāpai i ngā mahi e pā ana ki te āta tiaki i ngā papa rāhia o tātou.
"Greetings to the many peoples, to the many voices, and to the many affiliations that we share together within our community of Porirua. Ngāti Toa Rangatira extends a warm welcome to you all.
Recorded in myth and legend, and throughout history, Porirua has been renowned for its lush forests and bountiful natural resources. The health and sustainability of our parks and recreational spaces is a matter of importance to Ngāti Toa Rangatira and all people within our local and extended communities."