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Our park values are Care, Learn, Play and Create and each value will be used to present pathways for users to understand the role of the Park and the individuals or user groups role in sustaining it.
The four core values are inclusive of fun, challenge and rewards of participating in recreation and education.
The values range from identifying the Park for play while ensuring sustainable management of the Park is understood to be a responsibility by all users.
The incorporation of sustainable, energy-efficient and low impact design, using materials and techniques that consider the natural surrounding environment, is the underlying ethos in the continuing development of the park.
In accordance with recommendations from tangata whenua, the following sustainable practices have been included in the park’s management plan:
Streams and rivers have been identified within the park boundaries to determine their seasonal variability and flow volumes.
The ecological values of the streams and rivers in their respective catchments in the park are to be protected and enhanced.
Formal river crossings are being constructed for vehicle use within the park.
Appropriate riparian margin policies are being developed for all the streams and rivers within the park.
Ongoing consultation will continue to inform and progress sustainable practices and cultural resource recommendations and how they should be incorporated into the park.
The park has a forestry strategy that focuses on sustainable forestry practices, choosing longer term rotations of 60-80 years using a variety of introduced and native species. Riparian areas and ground steeper than 20% have been retired to native regeneration.
Park staff are involved in developing several volunteer programmes including:
a volunteer rural firefighting crew
a volunteer trail patrol
volunteer training (chainsaw safety, trail building, surveying)
youth search and rescue
a volunteer conservation programme run by the Tauranga-based company Kuaka New Zealand (KNZ) coordinates international student volunteers to provide many hours of planting, building trails, cleaning up, and protecting the beauty of the TECT All Terrain Park.
The Park is now operating under Winter Hours 8am - 5pm
Please note that the Park is relatively remote and the ranger is not always available to help, so plan your trip accordingly. Gates locked at night. No hunting allowed, anywhere, any time.
TECT All Terrain Park Manager
+64 (07) 571 8008
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