Topic: Te Oranga Waikura - Urban Forest and Stormwater Basin

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Te Oranga Waikura is an urban forest and stormwater basin located at 521 Ferry Road, Woolston.

Te Oranga Waikura is an urban forest and stormwater basin situated on the old Linwood College Lower Fields. 

The earthquake-damaged land was bought by Christchurch City Council to use as a storm water basin, and was designed to protect properties from flooding during storm events, and regenerate the local ecosystem.The forest area was planted with more than 16,000 native trees and plants, including close to 1000 kahikatea, 145 totara, and 145 matai trees.

"Te Oranga" means rejuvenation and the name is derived from Te Oranga Ahuriri, a place located near the present day forest. Waikura – wai meaning flow of water and kura reflecting leadership – is the name that was gifted to the Linwood-Central-Heathcote Community Board earlier this year.

The area includes a 500 metre looped walkway which starts at 521 Ferry Road, Woolston.

Te Oranga Waikura was officially opened with a formal blessing ceremony on Monday 16 October 2017.

 

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Te Oranga Waikura - Urban Forest and Stormwater Basin


City:Woolston, Christchurch
Previous name :Linwood College Lower fields
Source :CCC website. www.ccc.govt.nz
Suburb :Woolston
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