Hastings Council to buy Waimarama Domain from Church

Hastings District Council and the Society of Mary have concluded negotiations regarding the purchase of the Society’s six hectares of land for Waimarama Domain. This purchase will ensure public access to the land, forever.

The “agreement to purchase” follows negotiations between the Society and descendants of the original land owners. Representatives of the descendants included Jacqui Wilson (recently deceased and who was a great grand-daughter of Airini Donnelly) and Eru Smith a descendant of Airini’s sibling.

The Society and the Council have agreed that the land will be maintained as a reserve for recreation for the general public. The descendants of the original landowners will be involved in the ongoing management of the land.


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