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How a community fought to restore the mana of its waterfront

Posted 29 03 2018

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Taumanu Reserve

Onehunga’s Taumanu Reserve, ten kilometres south of Auckland city, has won it’s design and construction collaborators many awards across different disciplines. But its development would never have happened without the tenacity of the community and local businessman, Jim Jackson. Landscape architect for the project, Sean Burke of Isthmus, says the community fought for some 40 years to have the foreshore and mana of the area restored after Onehunga Bay became a victim of roading infrastructure development.

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