Whi­tireia Park gets dog poo bins

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‘‘We’re very pleased to be able to provide bins.’’

Three new dog poo bins are now avail­able at One­hunga Bay in Whi­tireia Park.

‘‘Park users told us they love the fact the park pro­vides them with many opportunities for dog walk­ing and sup­port­ing this was the need for peo­ple to be able to get rid of their dog poo,’’ said Bar­bara Don­ald­son, chair­woman of the Whi­tireia Park board and Welling­ton Re­gional Coun­cil’s en­vi­ron­ment com­mit­tee.

‘‘We’re very pleased to be able to provide bins.’’

The need for dog poo bins was fre­quently raised dur­ing con­sul­ta­tion for the Whi­tireia Park man­age­ment plan, which was re­cently ap­proved by the Whi­tireia Park board.

The plan guides the de­vel­op­ment and care of the park for the next 10 years.

Up­com­ing work in Whi­tireia Park also in­cludes the re­de­vel­op­ment of the Kaitawa Pou car park and on­go­ing eco­log­i­cal weed man­age­ment on the coastal es­carp­ments to pro­tect and en­hance the re­cov­ery of na­tive plants.

Whi­tireia Park com­prises about 180 hectares of pre­dom­i­nantly open space grass­lands with a rem­nant patch of na­tive bush.

The park is gov­erned by the board, with equal rep­re­sen­ta­tion from Ngati Toa Ran­gatira and Welling­ton Re­gional Coun­cil.

The coun­cil un­der­takes day-today man­age­ment of the park and re­ports reg­u­larly to the board.

Whi­tireia Park pro­vides leisure ac­tiv­i­ties such as dog walk­ing, fish­ing, moun­tain­bik­ing, horse rid­ing, rock climb­ing and walk­ing.

The park also pro­vides an op­por­tu­nity for peo­ple to un­der­take ac­tiv­i­ties in or on the water, in­clud­ing swim­ming, kite surf­ing and div­ing. It con­tains out­stand­ing wet­lands and birdlife.

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