Auckland Council thinking seems to be that Te Muri Regional park will be a stand alone park. with its own road access and car parking. Mahurangi residents have a bigger vision that considers Te Muri as part of a network of reserves including Wenderholm and Waiwera with possibilities for a long distance footpath. This would encompass all four reserves with public transport connections to bring people in or under their own steam of walking or cycling..
With an increasing imperative to acknowledge our changing climate and the need to reduce our dependency on oil the Council plan appears to be 'Same old Thinking; once again. .The Mahurangi vision seems more about bringing people into the park by other means acting as a circuit beaker to the way the Regional parks have previously been managed.