Okowai Lagoon

Sections:

Location

Primary Purpose of Reserve?

Suburb?

Values & Outcomes

Heritage Values?

None.

Natural Values?

High natural landscape values, adjacent to SH1. Partly within Landscape Protection Area. Seedbank for eco-sourcing.

43 (E1A1) Lagoon dominated by range of wetland species, and fringed by mainly planted vegetation including toetoe and ngaio.

Recreation Values?

Connections.

Other Values and Information?

This is not a Crown Derived Reserve.

Adjacent to Gear Homestead.

Utilities (Minor): Stormwater.

Outcomes Sought?

1. Protect ecological, hydrological, and recreational connections to Gear Homestead and Aotea subdivsion reserves.  Secure land between Okowai Reserve, Gear Homestead and the Aotea subdivision.

2. Protect the natural lagoon values. Improve the ecological functioning of the lagoon over time, through active restoration.  Improve the quality of water draining to the reserve through careful land management.  Extend the raupo wetland plantings as opportunities allow, for erosion reduction, water quality, fish spawning habitat, and amenity values.  Maintain the reserve value as a seedbank, for eco-sourcing of wetland seed species.

3. Protect the natural open space landscape values through cautious management of land disturbance and structures.

4. Improve recreation enjoyment of the reserve by improving the pathway as funding allows, restricting public access in areas where this is specifically necessary for ecological protection.

Information

Appellation/Classification

Appellation?Reserve Act Classification
Sec 1 SO 36739Local Purpose Reserve (Ecological and Landscape Protection)

Parcel Area (ha)?

2.08

Scale?

Village?

Reserves Act Classification?

District Plan Zones?

Ground Shaking?

Yes

Landslide Susceptibility ?

No

Tsunami Evacuation Zone?

Yes

Liquefaction Zone?

Yes

Leases/Easements/Licences?

None.