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Kaitawa Restoration Group

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John McLachlan
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The main public entrances are off Kaitawa Crescent and on Riwai Street
to the east of SH1 at Paraparaumu
New Zealand

The 6.8 ha Kaitawa Reserve is situated in the valley of the Wharemauku Stream, east of SH1, at Paraparaumu. Riwai Street divides the scenic/ recreation reserve into two parts, with a mix of open space, forest remnants, and areas of re-vegetation dissected by meandering streams.

Wellington Botanical Society have described it in this way:

It is a significant remnant coastal wetland ecosystem, representative of the many which have been destroyed throughout the region in modern times. We were very impressed with the range of species hanging on in there …..” More

Kapiti Coast District Council, Greater Wellington Regional Council

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