Wetlands & Green Spaces

Wetlands and green spaces to provide recreational amenities and nature walks, protect the local ecology and ensure efficient management of stormwater have been designed into Ruakura Superhub. Stage One includes three reserves.

Te Wairepo Reserve

Te Wairepo Reserve is a 10ha reserve located on the southeastern corner of Ruakura Superhub. Currently, under construction, Te Wairepo will be open for public use and will include 2.2km of a boardwalk through the wetlands and walking tracks with information boards featured throughout detailing interesting facts and information about the local area and its history.

Designed in consultation with local hapuu, Te Wairepo will reflect the historic lowland forest and wetland landscapes of Ruakura. Up to 1.5 million native plants will be planted at Te Wairepo including tiitoki, makomako, toetoe, kiokio, mingimingi, karamu, kahikatea, wheki, rewarewa, kanuka, pukatea, manuka, mahoe, totara, nikau, koowhai, miro, horoeka and kawakawa.

Wairepo means a wetland or swampy area which acts as kidneys or a filter for the surrounding whenua.


Taunui Reserve

Taunui Reserve is located on Silverdale Rd opposite the University of Waikato. This 1.0ha park will feature a large, grassed area and native trees, shrubs and plants. Taunui is a koha (gift) from Waikato-Tainui for the community to enjoy.


Tauiti Reserve

Tauiti Reserve is located alongside Taunui Reserve. At 0.5ha Tauiti Reserve is a smaller park area offering a place of respite, relaxation, and play. It, too, is provided for the community.