Coastal Management

Tūhaitara Coastal Park runs for 10.5 kilometres of the Northern Pegasus Bay coastline, between the Waimakariri and Waikuku Beach.

The Park includes all of the back dunes along this stretch and some of the fore dunes and fore shore areas. Tūhaitara Coastal Park is managed under the Tūhaitara Coastal Reserve & Waikuku Beach Reserves, Reserve Management Plan.


The fore dunes and fore shore are managed under the Northern Pegasus Bay Bylaw 2016. 

The dunes are an ecosystem for many native fauna and flora species, they provide protection from storm surges and sea events including Tsunami, have significant cultural and archaeological values arising from the occupation of Maori and; act as filters for coastal water.

Te Kōhaka o Tūhaitara Trust and Environment Canterbury have commenced the restoration of the dunes system, with a number of fore dune trial plots planted with native sand binding plants including Spinifex and Pingao. Additionally we have numerous back dune native planting sites.

Over time we will extend these plantings so that they reflect the Trusts 200 year vision to restore the lands, protect our coastal communities and provide opportunities for mahinga kai.

Coastal Issues in New Zealand: 'Eaten Alive" The Press Saturday April 22nd 2017


                                     Volunteer planting days           

16th June                    Achilles Pde Pines Beach

3rd July                       Planting Day tbc

5/6 September          Tūtaepatu Transect project     


September tbc:          Settlement Day Planting                                                Kaitiritiri Ridge 



July tbc                         Matariki Night Walks

October tbc:                Breeze Walking Festival. 


8th November:           Open Day  



1 Woodend Beach Road


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