More parks get te reo name added

Publish Date : 06 Mar 2023
Henderson-Massey Dual Naming March 2023

A further 19 parks in Henderson-Massey will now carry dual Māori / English names. This adds to the list of parks that already carry dual names adopted by Henderson-Massey Local Board in signing up to the Te Kete Rukuruku programme

The programme aims to reclaim Māori identity and restore mana and mauri (life force) to the whenua (land), through the restoration of the Māori language, traditional names and associated narratives.

The names reflect the richness of the area’s local history and are a way for te reo Māori to be seen, heard, learned, and spoken. This is in line with the local board’s ongoing commitment to preserving local heritage.

“We’re incredibly honoured to have received these names. Through them, we can share our rich history and heritage with everyone,” says Henderson-Massey Local Board Chairperson Chris Carter.

“This is a way for us to embrace our heritage and keep pace with the resurgence in learning and celebrating te reo Māori.”

The names are put forward by mana whenua. They may be connected to the site in some way, through a cultural activity or a landscape feature or reflect Māori history. An ancestral name may be returned in some instances.

Henderson-Massey Local Board adopted additional names at their recent business meeting.

Māori Name
English Name


Hart Domain

1-3 Vitasovich Avenue, Henderson


Kaikoura Reserve

31A Kaikoura Street, Henderson


Marsh Esplanade

McLeod Road, Te Atatū South


McKinley Park

8-10 McKinley Road, Sunnyvale

Tai Mate

McLeod Esplanade

198A McLeod Road, Te Atatū South


Millbrook Esplanade

Seymour Road, Sunnyvale


Millbrook Road Reserve

Millbrook Road, Henderson


Pioneer Park

9-15 Alderman Drive, Henderson


Roberts Field

111 Roberts Road, Te Atatū South


Roberts Green

139 Te Atatū Road, Te Atatū South


Serwayne Walk

Serwayne Place, Sunnyvale

Te Poi

Starling Park

34-44 Glen Road, Ranui


Sunshine Boulevard Reserve

20 Sunshine Boulevard, Sunnyvale


The Concourse Strand

The Concourse, Henderson


Tiroroa Esplanade

126 Tiroroa Avenue, Te Atatū South


Urlich Esplanade Reserve

Urlich Drive, Ranui


Vitasovich Esplanade

4 Vitasovich Avenue, Henderson


Vodanovich Reserve

Access between 46-48 Vodanovich Road, Te Atatū South


Waimoko Glen Reserve

24A Waimoko Glen, Swanson

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