Introduction

Have your say on the proposal to name a recreation reserve on the Kapiti Coast in the North Island. Submissions close 17 December 2018.

Pursuant to the New Zealand Geographic Board Act 2008, notice is hereby given that the Department of Conservation proposes to name a recreation reserve on the Kapiti Coast in the North Island.

Whareroa farm map.
Location plan of the proposed recreation reserve known as Whareroa Farm Reserve

This notice advises of the following recreation reserve name and seeks submissions from any person or organisation wishing to support or object to the proposed name (noting that this notice relates to the proposed name only and not to the establishment of the recreation reserve itself).

The proposed recreation reserve will be known as Whareroa Farm Reserve (approximately 433.8785 ha). It is located beside State Highway one, McKay’s Crossing, Paekakariki, Kapiti Coast.

The Reserve has been created when the former state farm was acquired by a former Minister of Conservation, Hon Chris Carter to meet government outcomes of economic growth, cultural identify and community health.

The reserve was classified as a recreation reserve by Gazette Notice in July 2015, but has remained unnamed. The final step in the process is to name the reserve.

How to submit

Submissions must provide reasons for supporting or objecting to the proposed name and if an objection is made, then an alternative name proposal may be suggested. Submissions are due by Monday 17 December 2018 and should be sent to:

Department of Conservation 
Otago Conservancy
PO Box 5244
Dunedin

Attention: Helen James 

After considering any submissions received on the proposed name, and before finally deciding on the name, the Minister of Conservation will refer them to the New Zealand Geographic Board (Ngā Pou Taunaha o Aotearoa) (“the Board”), in accordance with section 16 Reserves Act 1977, in order to be reviewed by the Board under section 27(3) of the New Zealand Geographic Board (Ngā Pou Taunaha o Aotearoa) Act 2008.

Contact

For an information pack on this recreation reserve:

Helen James
Phone: +64 3 477 0677
Email: hjames@doc.govt.nz

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