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Ahuriri Catchment

The Taipo Stream runs through Taradale, a suburb of Napier, to an outlet in the Ahuriri Estuary. It is a remnant of the much larger estuary that existed before the uplift caused by the 1931 Hawke's Bay Earthquake. 

The catchment is included in a new plan change being developed to cover the Greater Heretaunga Plains which includes the Tutaekuri, Ahuriri, Ngaruroro and Karamu catchments (TANK).

The Taipo has been heavily modified in the past to carry stormwater through urban and semi-urban areas of Taradale and Park Island.  The sampling site is shown in the photo.

Further downstream, a redesign of the stream near the sportsground has now given it a more natural meander and incorporates wetland and park plantings.  Cycle trails, pathways, housing and reserves border the stream. 

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