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Maungarei Springs Wetland, Stonefields Opens

Maungarei Springs Wetland, Stonefields Opens

wedgeparkandwetlandofficialopening-blogThe official opening for the Maungarei Springs (nee Stonefields Wetland and Wedge Park) took place on this week on Monday 7th November…

The Wetland Park was formally opened by a number of Orakei councillors in the presence of a throng of local residents and eager children.

A selection of Natural Habitats landscape architects and landscapers (who were responsible for the design and construction of the reserve) also attended.

Driven by a sustainability imperative the Wetland is designed to provide both infrastructural and ecological functions for the Stonefields Development. “We saw it as a unique opportunity to restore indigenous lava flow ecosystems by drawing on and enhancing the sites volcanic history and its current wetland environment.” Says Landscape Architect Debbie Tikao. “It is great to see people enjoying the place.”

The lush 4ha wetland/storm water reserve was late 2010 is humming with local birdlife (and may soon be buzzing, with its very own beehive).

As summer approaches get yourself a picnic and go and enjoy it!

Maungarei Springs Wetland officially opens