Tihi Road Reserve

Tihi Road Reserve is unique in Rotorua as it is planted as an urban woodlot using a planting plan developed in 1990. Council would like to review this Plan to ensure that future works and management reflects the values of the surrounding community and how people want to use the reserve.

During the last few months, you may have noticed that Council undertook some urgent work on the reserve following discussion with residents, concerned over the height and shading of their properties by trees. This involved topping and removing some of the larger trees impacting on residents of Day Place at the southern end of the reserve. To more effectively resolve this issue trees will need to be removed and replanting will need to take place. To minimize the ongoing impacts of this work Council need to ensure a comprehensive plan is in place.


Thanks for all your responses and ideas. We have had a fantastic response. We'll be back shortly with an update and a collation of all the feedback!

Tihi Road Reserve is unique in Rotorua as it is planted as an urban woodlot using a planting plan developed in 1990. Council would like to review this Plan to ensure that future works and management reflects the values of the surrounding community and how people want to use the reserve.

During the last few months, you may have noticed that Council undertook some urgent work on the reserve following discussion with residents, concerned over the height and shading of their properties by trees. This involved topping and removing some of the larger trees impacting on residents of Day Place at the southern end of the reserve. To more effectively resolve this issue trees will need to be removed and replanting will need to take place. To minimize the ongoing impacts of this work Council need to ensure a comprehensive plan is in place.


Thanks for all your responses and ideas. We have had a fantastic response. We'll be back shortly with an update and a collation of all the feedback!

  • Where is Tihi Road Reserve?

    about 2 months ago
    Tihi reserve

    Tihi Road Reserve is on the southern outskirts of Rotorua, near Otonga Road Primary School.

    A long skinny reserve running north/south, it is surrounded by residential properties with the exception of the 160m southernmost boundary which juts up to farmland belonging to Ngati Whakaue.

    Access is by various points around the reserve.


    Tihi Road Reserve is on the southern outskirts of Rotorua, near Otonga Road Primary School.

    A long skinny reserve running north/south, it is surrounded by residential properties with the exception of the 160m southernmost boundary which juts up to farmland belonging to Ngati Whakaue.

    Access is by various points around the reserve.


  • What happens in the reserve?

    about 2 months ago

    The reserve was developed as an urban woodlot, and now caters for predominately passive recreation.

    The reserve remains a popular off leash dog walking area and is also part of the Rotorua Walkway network. The reserve offers plenty of safe “free play” areas for children and their families, absorbing minor community development like bike jumps with ease.

    There are internal paths for pedestrians and horses (the latter rarely if ever seen), with limited emergency access for vehicles. The gully acts as a storm water drain in major wet weather events, with a debris trap at the northern end.

    People really...

    The reserve was developed as an urban woodlot, and now caters for predominately passive recreation.

    The reserve remains a popular off leash dog walking area and is also part of the Rotorua Walkway network. The reserve offers plenty of safe “free play” areas for children and their families, absorbing minor community development like bike jumps with ease.

    There are internal paths for pedestrians and horses (the latter rarely if ever seen), with limited emergency access for vehicles. The gully acts as a storm water drain in major wet weather events, with a debris trap at the northern end.

    People really do use this reserve in a variety of ways. To help us understand more fully how it is used and the values you hold for Tihi Rd Reserve please take 3 minutes and complete the survey,

  • Back story to Tihi Reserve

    about 2 months ago

    Tihi Road Reserve is a wonderful place to explore with family. Developed as an urban woodlot many years ago, many of the trees are now nearing full size.

    The reserve caters for the predominately passive recreation that occurs there. There are internal paths for pedestrians and horses (the latter rarely if ever seen), with limited emergency access for vehicles. The gully acts as a storm water drain in major wet weather events, with a debris trap at the northern end.

    The reserve remains a popular off leash dog walking area and is also part of the Rotorua Walkway network. The...

    Tihi Road Reserve is a wonderful place to explore with family. Developed as an urban woodlot many years ago, many of the trees are now nearing full size.

    The reserve caters for the predominately passive recreation that occurs there. There are internal paths for pedestrians and horses (the latter rarely if ever seen), with limited emergency access for vehicles. The gully acts as a storm water drain in major wet weather events, with a debris trap at the northern end.

    The reserve remains a popular off leash dog walking area and is also part of the Rotorua Walkway network. The reserve offers plenty of safe “free play” areas for children and their families, absorbing minor community development like bike jumps with ease.

    With this in mind, we would love to hear what is important to you and the values you place on the reserve. You can do this by filling in a short 3 minute survey.

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