Story: Landscape architecture

Waitangi Park (2nd of 2)

Waitangi Park

Environmental sustainability was a key aspect of Wraight and Associates' design for Wellington's Waitangi Park. Waitangi Stream was an important source of food for Māori before European settlement but it became very polluted as the area was industrialised. During the park's construction the stream was exposed to daylight and cleaned. New water features and aquatic plantings were established at the end of the park closest to the harbour, as pictured here. 

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Kerryn Pollock, 'Landscape architecture - Modern landscape architecture, 1960s to 2000s', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/42923/waitangi-park (accessed 9 August 2020)

Story by Kerryn Pollock, published 22 Oct 2014, updated 26 Mar 2015