The need for stormwater management within the Superhub has provided the opportunity to create Te Wairepo, a 10ha wetland reserve located near the inland port. This native vegetation and walkway paradise with 1.5 million plants and shrubs, information boards, and multiple tracks is designed as a public space for our community to enjoy. Te Wairepo is scheduled to open in 2024. You can read more about Te Wairepo here Green Spaces | Ruakura Superhub
Apart from employment at the port, Ruakura Superhub tenants are creating hundreds of job opportunities for locals ranging from entry level to management positions.
Engaging with our community
We value the opportunity to engage with our iwi, Waikato-Tainui, and neighbouring residents:
- Ruakura Tangata Whenua Working Group
Five hapuu (sub-tribes) of the Waikato iwi have ancient and historical interests in the Ruakura area. We maintain close contact with them via regular hui with the Tangata Whenua Working Group to share information and seek guidance as required.
- Ruakura Community Liaison Committee
This committee of local residents and port representatives enables us to maintain contact with our neighbours and respond directly to any queries that may arise. Discussions include planting plans and port operational matters. We appreciate the positive nature of the relationship that has been built.