Reporting back update

Thank you for your interest and feedback in the future of Lake Tekapo/Takapō Regional Park.

  • The harvest of Stage 1 of the park will begin on approximately 29 May and continue for about three months, weather permitting.
  • We have taken community/stakeholder feedback into account in our harvest and replanting plans, and our forestry team is taking all practical steps to protect and retain healthy non-pest trees in the park. You can read more about our responses to community feedback in the 'Summary of feedback and questions from the Have Your Say site' article on this page.
  • We're committed to reviewing future harvest/replanting plans (as it affects the overall project timeline) after Stage 1.
  • Council decisions during the next Long Term Plan process will determine the concentration of native planting (5%, 7.5%, or 10%) in the park.
  • An updated management plan for the park is in progress. The plan won’t be published until Council makes decisions about replanting.
  • This Have Your Say page will stay live throughout the harvest of Stage 1. You can ask questions about the project via this website or by emailing
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