Te Uruhi, previously known as the Kāpiti Gateway, will be a development on the south bank of Tikotu Stream in Maclean Park, Paraparaumu. It will include innovative displays telling our local stories and history, improvements to the banks and retaining walls of the Tikotu Stream, a new accessible bridge over the stream, and a small biosecurity facility for visitors to Kāpiti Island. The building will be as sustainable, resilient, and accessible as possible.
Kāpiti Island is the icon of the Kāpiti Coast. An internationally renowned bird sanctuary and nature reserve, it's a unique visitor experience in a predator-free paradise. It's one of the few relatively accessible island nature reserves in the country.
2 March 2023 – Today councillors agreed not to proceed with the Te Uruhi facility project in its current form due to significant cost escalations in the construction sector and extra contingency required, as well as in projected operating costs. Find out more.