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Entry to Kaipaka Park is via 60 Racecourse Road.
Council own this front area bordering the Mangapiko Stream. Transpower own the area beyond this. Additional fencing is required between access areas and the substation perimeter field.

Educational signage and a gathering place at the Mangaohoi and Mangapikpo confluence, telling of the culture of Kaipaka Pa, would consolidate an historic cultural theme.

A 150 metre bush walk with views of the stream, leads to a large open clearing with views of the confluence with the Mangaohoi stream upon which canoes could navigate only as far up stream as 'Awamutu' the birth place of Te Awamutu.

Observation decks and steps down to the stream enable access to the water.
A footbridge accross to the Netball courts enables a connection through to the War Memorial Park.
Bordering the clearing is the end remnant of the original Mangapiko stream bed that once defensively encompassed Kaipaka Pa.

Gateways, Riperian planting, Heritage Orchard, traditional herbal gardens, education and play grounded in ecology and culture, reflective seating and picnic tables could be developed here including educational signage telling of local history.
An opportunity to create an educational and reflective gathering place at the park, restoring identity and connection to the place, with signage telling stories of the land, acknowledging history and cultural significance, to this unique Waipa space at the joining of the Mangaohoi and Mangapiko streams.

Room for pathway developement over undulating terrain

Room for Pathway Developement

Room for Pathway Developement

Views of the Mangapiko Stream from balcony Lookouts.

Stream Views Along The Way

Observation Deck Views

Kaipaka Park. Room here for most of the Boffa Miskell objectives.

Room for General Developement

Views of the Confluence of the Mangapiko and Mangaohoi Streams.

View of the confluence

View of the Confluence

Within the Mangapiko Stream. Steps enable access down to the water.

The Confluence of the Mangaohoi and Mangapiko Streams

At the far end of Kaipaka Park is a remnant of the original Mangapiko Stream Bed. Below: Two views looking North and South.

The Original Mangapiko Stream Bed

The Original Mangapiko Stream Bed

Additional fencing is required between access areas and the substation perimeter field.

Plan view of Kaipaka Park

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