Regional parks notices

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McLeans Forest harvest and replanting

9 November 2023

Stage 4 harvesting at McLeans Island has been completed. All the tracks are open for your use.

Lake Tekapo/Takapō Regional Park - pest pine removal

9 November 2023

Stage 1 pine harvesting at Lake Takapō/Tekapo has been completed. All the tracks are open for your use.

More information about the harvest and replanting of Lake Tekapo/Takapō Regional Park.

Asbestos in Waimakariri River Regional Park

6 September 2023

Area of asbestos in Waimakariri River Regional Park

Asbestos-containing material (ACM) has been discovered in an old dumping site in Waimakariri River Regional Park.

We have been advised by contaminated land experts that as long as the material remains undisturbed, the risk to human health is very low.

The contaminated area is on the north bank of the Waimakariri River, west of Downs Road (see map). The park will remain open, but please avoid this area. We will place warning signage as soon as possible.

We are working on a containment and removal plan for the contaminated material. We will provide updates on this process and what it means for park users.

Asbestos is very harmful to human health. To minimise harm, please do not disturb or come into contact with the waste in any way.