Te Ārai is a distinctive headland on the beach between Mangawhai Heads and Pakiri. For Te Araroa walkers, it provides an interesting break in an otherwise long beach walk.

Auckland Council is undertaking a variation to the Regional Parks Management Plan 2010 to incorporate new parkland at Te Ārai. 

The regional parkland at Te Ārai consists of three areas of land covering approximately 475 hectares. Council owns and manages 78 hectares of regional parkland at Te Ārai Point.  In 2015, an additional 217 hectares of open space land was vested in council for regional parks purposes as part of a development of the former pine forest to the north of Te Ārai Point. A further 180 hectares of land is to be set aside as public open space as part of development of the former pine forest to the south of Te Ārai Point under the Te Ārai South Precinct Plan of the Auckland Unitary Plan.

The Council is inviting the public to have their say on how the regional parkland at Te Ārai should be managed. Feedback is required by 4pm, Friday 26 January 2018.

For further information on this project go to the Auckland Council Information Page.. That site also provides information on how you can have your say on the management of this expansion of our regional parkland.