Project Kakariki

Progressing conservation, carbon sinks and society in Paekakariki

Project Kakariki

Project Kakariki requested the Minister of Conservation to step in and keep this land in public ownership by Reserving the land to protect; the regenerating hills and native forest, the improving Wainui Stream freshwater ecosystem and iwi mahinga kai values, and
village water supply resilience, from the harm of current District Plan enabled housing and subdivision and roading development adverse effects, while providing spade-ready and shovel-ready employment for iwi and the community as part of its COVID-19 recovery plan and Jobs for Nature employment support. This employment includes building a new lookout above the village where we can all take in the grand views of our paradise, a new wetland along the naturally realigned Wainui Stream, and an extension to the Te Ara o Whareroa cycleway. - July 2020

Wainuiwhenua group supports the Project Kakariki benefits of protecting and restoring the Wainui Stream and whenua ecosystems, protecting our unique scarp landscape, building community resilience to climate change and natural hazards, protecting historic heritage, building a neighbourhood park and community garden in the Tilley Triangle, and building walking and cycling trails as a recreation destination. - Dec 2019

Minister of Conservation supports investigation in 2020 of Reserves management of the Project Kakariki land by Kapiti Coast District Council - This follows the same process as has been used to establish a new park managed by Wellington City Council on Watts Peninsula - May 2019

Establishing a Trust to help Kapiti Coast District Council manage the Kakariki Lands transferred to DOC - Friends Of Kakariki draft Trust Deed

Support from the Friends of Queen Elizabeth Park for our application to transfer the land to DOC, to secure these lands as a vital part of a “sea to sky” park on the Kapiti Coast, for recreational and ecological use and carbon-sink purposes.

Project Kakariki application to the Minister of Conservation 

Project Kakariki Description - March 2018

Paekakariki Community Board support for the GROW PAEKAKARIKI foundation of Project Kakariki




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