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Manawa Drive reserve/esplanade

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From: Paul Barrell

Dear Whangarei District Council,

Can you please tell me who were the lovely people who vested the now manawa drive esplanade/reserve in Ngunguru and what year it was vested, Reyburn and Bryant were the surveyors, some of the reserve was originally off lot 7 Dp 90584 around 1979 if I’m not mistaken. It runs parallel with manawa drive and comes out at the Ngunguru library.

Yours faithfully,

Paul Barrell

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From: Sue Hodge
Whangarei District Council

Tēnā koe Paul,  

I refer to your request of June 14, 2023 for Information about “Manawa
Drive reserve/esplanade”. Your request was referred to our council’s Parks
and Recreation Department for consideration,. Your questions are as

o Who vested the now manawa drive esplanade/reserve in Ngunguru
o What year was it vested

The following information has been identified in connection with your

The Esplanade reserve comprises 3 lots:

o Lot 18 DP 39121 - the part of the reserve that the library sits on  -
vested in 1952 - much earlier than the other 2 lots.
o Lot 5 DP 90583
o Lot 8 DP 90584


Lots 5 DP 90583 and Lot 8 DP 90584 were created by Subdivision 
COU.SD78.1142 P037763.SD


We are unable to identify what date the Lots were vested as a reserve.
Both plans show a date of 18.02.1983 as below.


Plans dated -      DP 90583 “re-approved as to survey” 18.02.1983

                                DP 90584 “re-approved as to survey”


The applicants of COU.SD78.1142  were L.P. AND C.J. BARRELL, NGUNGURU.


The following comment is noted on the application: “Lot 7, the bush
reserve; and lot 8, esplanade reserve are offered for reserves
contribution in full satisfaction of the present and future reserves
requirements for all the land contained in lots 1 -6. (from Reyburn and
Bryant’s 26.06.1978 letter of application for the subdivision.)

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Ngā Mihi




Sue Hodge

Manager Parks & Recreation

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