Ka Rawe Koura Reserve!

Thanks to the efforts of over 50 local residents who gave up their Saturday morning, 400 native plants are now setting down roots along the stream in Koura Reserve, Rangiora.

Koura Reserve Planting DayThe new play area includes timber stepping logs, a swing set including a basket swing for little ones, a spinning seesaw, a pyramid climbing frame and a mounded slide. The reserve also features a half basketball court surrounded by three bench seats for catching a breather and enjoying the surrounds.  From Papawai Drive, a path into the wider reserve eventually meets up with Northbrook Road and then continues around to the Northbrook Wetlands, providing an enjoyable walking path that weaves through the native plantings.

In 2016 the Council talked to the community about a concept for the reserve area, which had been created with the developer of the Highgate Subdivision. Following feedback, the final plan was given approval by the Rangiora-Ashley Community Board and construction began in February this year.

Rangiora-Ashley Community Board members and local National MP Matt Doocey also got their hands dirty, enjoying a chilly but sunny winter’s morning planting with their community.