Te Kori Scott Point is the official name for Scott Point Sustainable Sports Park adopted by Upper Harbour Local Board in February.
Te Kori has been gifted by Te Kawerau ā Maki with support from Ngā Maunga Whakahii o Kaipara, iwi who are the park’s project partners.
Kori refers to play, movement, wriggling and moving into action which reflects the cultural and historical character of the park. The name epitomises the ‘physical movement’ of a sports park and the ‘forward thinking movement’ of sustainability.
Chair Anna Atkinson says the local board is incredibly honoured to receive the name, Te Kori.
“For such a long time, we have talked about the project as the Scott Point Sustainable Sports Park, which is quite a mouthful.
“So, it’s exciting to finally name the park and great timing with the first stage of the project expected to be completed later this year.
“Te Kori embraces the character of the park and it’s here that sport, recreation, relaxation and conservation activities will take place. We are very privileged to be gifted the name which is something we will look after and treasure.
“When the park opens, sports teams and visitors will travel from all over Auckland to Scott Point. We recognise that and want to include the park’s location in the name. We hope that everyone will embrace the name - Te Kori Scott Point.”