Wenderholm Regional Park

Wenderholm Regional Park is the first regional park of the Auckland Region, New Zealand.wikipedia
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Auckland Regional Council

Auckland Regional AuthorityARCexisting regional council
The park has a resident artist, Nic Moon, provided by Auckland Regional Council.
Other achievements were completing and upgrading the Manukau wastewater treatment plant, creating the largest bus fleet in the country at the time, constructing Auckland Airport representing local government in a joint venture with central government and creating the regional parks network, founded on the Centennial Memorial Park in the Waitakere Ranges which was transferred from Auckland City Council control and added to first with the purchase of what became Wenderholm Regional Park.

Waiwera

Waiwera Beach
Less than 1 kilometre north of the Waiwera turn-off lies the turn-off to Wenderholm Regional Park which is situated on the far side of the headland to the north of the Waiwera River outlet.

Auckland Region

AucklandGreater AucklandAuckland Regional Council
Wenderholm Regional Park is the first regional park of the Auckland Region, New Zealand.

Puhoi River

Situated between the estuaries of the Puhoi River and the Waiwera River, on the east coast of New Zealand's North Island, the park features a homestead known as Couldrey House, and a carved pouwhenua.

Waiwera River

Situated between the estuaries of the Puhoi River and the Waiwera River, on the east coast of New Zealand's North Island, the park features a homestead known as Couldrey House, and a carved pouwhenua.

North Island

NorthEast CoastNorth Island of New Zealand
Situated between the estuaries of the Puhoi River and the Waiwera River, on the east coast of New Zealand's North Island, the park features a homestead known as Couldrey House, and a carved pouwhenua.

Pouwhenua

pouPou whenua
Situated between the estuaries of the Puhoi River and the Waiwera River, on the east coast of New Zealand's North Island, the park features a homestead known as Couldrey House, and a carved pouwhenua.

Robert Graham (New Zealand politician)

Robert Graham
The Auckland politician and entrepreneur Sir Robert Graham protected many of the ancient trees in the area from felling to be used for timber for ships.

George Grey

Sir George GreyGovernor GreyGrey
Many of the historic trees in the park were given as gifts to Robert Graham from George Grey.

North Island robin

North Island robin (''toutouwai'')Petroica australis longipesrobin
One of the first species released into the area Petroica australis longipes (North Island robins) has a generally high rate of survival and procreated a good number of young, unfortunately not high enough to compensate for the loss of the adult population.

Southern right whale

southern rightEubalaena australissouthern rights
Whales such as southern right whales may appear to rest and calve along the coasts.

Dolphin

dolphinsgenital slitaquatic mammal
Dolphins may be visible from the shores as well.

Metrosideros excelsa

pohutukawapōhutukawaM. excelsa
The native bush of the park is the Pohutukawa, with the blaze of red in the summer, on the slopes facing north is the Kowhai bush which are covered with yellow blooms in the spring, and the low-laying sandspit.

Kōwhai

kowhaiflower of the same name
The native bush of the park is the Pohutukawa, with the blaze of red in the summer, on the slopes facing north is the Kowhai bush which are covered with yellow blooms in the spring, and the low-laying sandspit.

Flower

flowersfloralflowering
The native bush of the park is the Pohutukawa, with the blaze of red in the summer, on the slopes facing north is the Kowhai bush which are covered with yellow blooms in the spring, and the low-laying sandspit.