Whitireia Park is administered by the Whitireia Park Board as a recreation reserve, allowing for walking, swimming and quiet enjoyment of the coast rather than major development.
New Park Board
On 22 April 2014 the Ngati Toa Rangatira Claims Settlement Act 2014 (the Act) received royal assent. The Act establishes the Whitireia Park Board (the Board) as the administering body of the Whitireia Recreation Reserve in the form of a joint board between Greater Wellington Regional Council and Te Rūnanga o Toa Rangatira Inc. The Board is made up of three members appointed by Greater Wellington Regional Council and three members appointed by the Toa Rangatira Trust.
The Board is responsible for the control and management of the Whitireia Recreation Reserve, the Onehunga Bay Historic Reserve and the Te Onepoto Recreation Reserve in accordance with the provisions of the Reserves Act 1977.
Te Rūnanga o Toa Rangatira Inc: Jenny Ngarimu, Taku Parai, Sharli Jo Solomon
GWRC: Jenny Brash, Barbara Donaldson, and Prue Lamason.
The Board by virtue of its control and management appointment under section 30 of the Reserves Act 1977, holds a consent role for a number of actions under the Reserves Act 1977.
GWRC provides administrative services to the Board
The GWRC Park Ranger, Gary Wheaton has been appointed to undertake maintenance, implement work programmes, and carry out any enforcement matters on behalf of the Board.
Please contact the Park Ranger with any questions about day to day management of Whitireia Park.
The Park Board meets quarterly to discuss the management of the park. These meetings are open to the public, for dates and times please see below.
Location: Puna Ora meeting room, Takapuwahia Marae, 23 Ngatitoa Street, Porirua.
Time: 9.15am, unless stated otherwise.
Dates: 10 February, 12 May, 11 August, 1 December.