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Updated 21 February 2020 11:26am

Radio New Zealand construction work on transmission mast

Posted 21/2/20

Radio New Zealand is installing a replacement transmission mast in the park. This work has requires fine weather to complete. Work will begin on Saturday and will be completed by the end of the week. There will be professional traffic management on hand in the park to help minimise any disruptions. We apologise for any inconvenience.

Aerial pest plant spraying at Whitireia Coast, Key Native Ecosystem

Posted 22/1/20

An aerial spray operation is planned on a variety of pest plant species on the cliffs and some slopes of Whitireia Park between February to June 2020. The site is one of our Key Native Ecosystems which are important coastal biodiversity areas across our region. This site is currently under threat from invasive, exotic species.

The operation will take place when weather conditions allow, on a week day only and not during school or public holidays. 

The park will remain open during the operation with the exception of Te Onepoto stream track while spraying in adjacent areas takes place. There will also be some restriction to access of cliff tops while spraying occurs on the escarpments.

The herbicide used will be Tordon Brushkiller XT. All sensitive areas such as the ocean and public access routes are well away from the spray zone.

To find out more about this and other pest plant operations, contact us on 0800 496 734 or email pest.plants@gw.govt.nz.

Radio New Zealand construction work on transmission mast

Posted 21/1/20

Radio New Zealand are looking to complete the transmission mast installation and require a period of three fine days to complete the work. While we don't have exact dates yet, it will happen sometime between 22 Jan and 9 Feb.

The work will require the use of a helicopter each day between 9am and 5pm. While this is happening there will be professional traffic management on hand in the park to help minimise any disruptions.

We will let you know when we have any updates so keep an eye here or on our Facebook page! 

New transmission mast

Posted 28/11/19

Radio New Zealand will be installing a replacement transmission mast in the park. This work has required fine weather to complete and the next few days will provide this. Work will begin on Thursday and will likely be finished before next week begins. There will be professional traffic management on hand in the park to help minimise any disruptions. We apologise for any inconvenience.

Notice to Whitireia Park Visitors – Radio NZ mast works

Posted 23/9/19

Radio New Zealand have advised that weather permitting they plan to start work installing a new transmission mast from the 27 September 2019. The work will be undertaken on a site adjacent to the main park entrance from Thornley Street. Traffic management will be in place during the works. Traffic will only be stopped while lifting is underway, this is likely to be periods of 30 minutes at a time. Park visitors trying to access the park at these times will be able to turn around if they do not want to wait.

The work requires fine/calm conditions and will be undertaken in blocks of three consecutive days.

Given the requirement for good weather to undertake the work it will only be able to give short notice of the works going ahead. Updates will be posted on our website and sent out on Twitter and Facebook.

Please direct all questions regarding these works to RNZ at john.barr@rnz.co.nz

We're creating a safe place for little blue penguins

Posted 11/9/19

Penguin breeding season runs between July and February and is currently in full swing! Adult kororā come ashore in winter to build nest with chicks fledging later on in summer. Nesting boxes as well as natural burrows are along the coastline and are a safe place for them.

Dogs are a major threat to nesting little blue penguins in Whitireia Park. We are asking dog owners to make sure their pooches are kept on leash during the nesting season and then, outside of the season, that kept under control at all times around the coast. Signs have been erected to point out where the most vulnerable parts of the coast are.

We are really hoping the public will be vigilant and help us protect these taonga. We ask that if you spot any dogs misbehaving that you either kindly remind the owners of the nesting penguins or call Porirua City Council’s dog control on (04) 237 5089.