Park Status: Open

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R.I.P  Geoffrey Rakatau (Ngati Kauwhata)

04 Aug 2022 - R.I.P Geoffrey Rakatau (Ngati Kauwhata)

It is with great sadness that we have lost "Uncle Jeff" as we all knew him. Geoff supported our education programme right from the start and became a great favourite with the many students he spoke to. more
Amazing fungi in the Park

01 Jun 2022 - Amazing fungi in the Park

Amazing fungi in the Park photographed by our Education Co-ordinator Linda Campbell during the school visits last week. more
New species in our scenic reserve

06 May 2022 - New species in our scenic reserve

One of our great workers photographed this frog in the Park last week. more
New West side Raised Boardwalk Construction

25 Mar 2022 - New West side Raised Boardwalk Construction

The Trust has been funded by Lotto NZ and the Manawatu District Council to erect a raised board walk on the west side of the forest connecting the stream to the carpark. more
1870's Wooden Road Discovered

21 Mar 2022 - 1870's Wooden Road Discovered

Following flooding of the newly purchased block of land adjacent to the Park, the floodwaters peeled back soil and plants to reveal underneath a wooden road base structured specifically to be used in wetlands, swamps and boggy areas, known as a corduroy road. more
Park Closure Notice

09 Apr 2021 - Park Closure Notice

The Park will be closed next Monday and Tuesday with no public access. This is to allow the felling of Willow trees close to walkways and boardwalks in a safe manner. These trees will be replaced with natives in July/August as part of the grant received from MPI to restore areas of the forest that have suf more

24 Oct 2020 - Pest control update

Graeme Dixon, volunteer trapper at Kitchener Park has reported that for the last two years no possums have been trapped within the Park. more

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