Whitby Walkways



Primary Purpose of Reserve?


Values & Outcomes

Heritage Values?

Tapu Site (near Duck Creek).

Nautical knick-knacks.

Natural Values?

Commemoration Sakura plantings.

GWRC Key Native Ecosystem.

20 (E1A1) Native forest remnant (tawa, titoki and kanuka-dominated, with matai,hinau, totara and kahikitea also present). Pine plantation, other planted exotics, riparian areas along a tributary of Duck Creek and planted native podocarps. Stream contains giant kokopu.

7 (E1A1) Pockets of kanuka-mahoe-kahikatea-rewarewa remnant forest along the riparian margin south of Starboard Lane.

Recreation Values?

Walking, cycling, playing, kickabout, picnicking.

Amenity park.

Landscape appreciation.

Other Values and Information?

This is a Crown Derived Reserve, excluding Lot 2 DP 60877, Lot 2 DP 62006, Lot 3 DP 54452, Lot 3 DP 62004, Lot 1 DP 54147 and Lot 1 DP 62004. 

Connections – street-to-street and ecological.

Amenity landscape.

Utilities (Important): Water Supply, Sewer, Stormwater.

Outcomes Sought?

1.  Manage as two zones – Amenity Zone (A) - along the stream, and Natural Zone (B) – the hillside native/exotic vegetation mix.

2.  Protect the wahi tapu site to the west and north of Eclipse Lane.  Consider any land disturbance in that part of the reserve as potentially affecting the wahi tapu. Protect historic nautical memorabilia within the reserve.

3.  Protect street-to-street, reserve-to-reserve, walkway network and ecological connections.  Maintain connections to future Duck Creek Reserve.

Amenity Zone (A)

4.  Encourage casual recreation, landscape appreciation, childs play and fitness, by providing amenity open spaces, children's natural and built play spaces, and easily accessed shared pathways as part of the wider Whitby walkway network. Maintain amenity facilities within the reserve.

5.  Maintain the current balance of amenity planting and natural vegetation.  Protect amenity landscape, through management of structures and land disturbance.  Protect the commemorative sakura cherry plantings.

Natural Zone (B)

6.  Protect the natural remnant forest and riparian areas, promoting healthy ecological functioning through animal and plant pest control and through natural regeneration.   Undertake enrichment planting and additional riparian planting of native species as funding opportunities allow.  Planting on the southern stream-bank should use species that enhance amenity.  Ensure that land management does not introduce contaminants to the waterways.


Parcel Area (ha)?



Reserves Act Classification?

District Plan Zones?

Ground Shaking?


Landslide Susceptibility ?


Tsunami Evacuation Zone?


Liquefaction Zone?



Electricity easement.