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Te Papa o Ngā Manu Porotakataka

Mount Maunganui’s urban space, Te Papa o Ngā Manu Porotakataka, at 123-141 Maunganui Road, provides a new open space for everyone to enjoy.

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The new urban space is in the heart of Mount Maunganui’s city centre. The mix of hard surfaces, lawn and planting provides a flexible area for events and activities all year round. The space includes an interactive water feature, native trees to provide shade and grass areas to play and relax.

The space is designed for people to enjoy. It creates a greater sense of belonging for our community by encouraging social interaction through a shared space to rest and play. The new space will support the growing visitor and residential population by inviting people to stay longer in the Mount city centre, with local businesses enjoying the economic benefits through increased foot traffic.  


Our natural environment is our greatest asset. It attracts people to live in or visit our city. A mix of native trees have been planted on site, including pōhutukawa, puriri, cabbage trees and nikau palms. Over time, the combination of species will provide the site with enhanced shade. The new space is also home to low growing native shrubs and grasses.


The final urban space retains 14 car parks, including mobility car parks, and four car parks adjacent to the site along Maunganui Road. The May Street car park remains open. 

New car parking spaces have been added in Nikau Crescent (25 spaces), Prince Avenue (16 spaces) and the May Street car park and Shadelands Lane (12 spaces). These are in addition to car parking already available in those areas and are located within two minutes walking distance to the Mount Mainstreet shopping area.

May Street car park is now a P180 zone, however parking fees don’t apply. P180 will help increase the turnover of cars with more car parks available for people visiting Mount Mainstreet to shop and dine


The urban space is well utilised with an array of different events, including the return of the weekly Farmers Market on Sunday mornings.

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