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Reserve Board

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Rowan Pullan (Chair), Roger King, Peter Baker, Rick Stolwerk, Evan Cook, Lisa Minhinnick & Hollie Kereopa. (Appointed until 23rd July 2024 - 3 year term)

NEXT MEETING: The next Waipu Cove Reserve Board committee meeting will be held on Tuesday 5th July at 7pm in the Camp Waipu Cove all-weather room. Agenda

The Board has written to the author of a recent book about the history of WCSLC to express objections to some assertions made as being inaccurate.

Waipu Cove Reserve Board encourages people to show pride in their environment by taking their rubbish with them. Signage informs the public that as there are no bins they will need to take their rubbish home. The Board and Reserve Management are committed to ensuring that Waipu Cove Reserve is a high quality visitor experience.

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Current annual site holder fees 2022/2023: 
Standard sites $5,762.00
Premium site $6,567.00
Note: No new applications for annual sites are currently being accepted.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR ANNUAL SITE HOLDERS.Please find below important correspondence from DoC and the Waipu Cove Reserve Board concerning all Annual Site Holders:

Letter from DoC to WCRB March 2019

Letter from WCRB to ASH March 2019

Key Messages from DoC

SPECIAL MEETING for ASH and concerned residents: 12th April 2019, 7pm at the Waipu Cove Surf Club. Minutes

Waipu Cove Reserve Board Management Structure

The current Waipu Cove Reserve Board was appointed by Sue Reed, (a Commissioner authorised to appoint the Reserve’s Board. The Board is responsible for policy and governance issues, and employs managers to enact same. The Board has a legal right to enter into loans, and is empowered to make camp rules for the safety and benefit of the community. The Reserve is on Crown Land, and is administered under the Reserves Act 1977, and enjoys a close association with the Dept of Conservation. The Board is responsible for the camping ground and day area on the Reserve, and fosters a good working relationship with the surf club, which has its own separate lease with the Minister. A management plan is prepared, inviting input from all sections of the community, and this management plan, once approved, forms the guidelines for future developments on the Reserve.

  • Bylaws
  • The Waipu Cove Reserve Board is a non-profit voluntary entity, with all revenue generated from the camp ground and other activities, used to fund maintenance and improvements. This has allowed for many new capital projects, for the benefit of all holiday makers and tourists.
  • A Domain Board was first appointed in 1943 and successive Domain Boards have been appointed on a 3 yearly cycle. We have witnessed significant changes and developments over the last 30 years, and the view of this current Board is to continue to make a contribution, for the benefit of the whole community.
  • The Board meets monthly and has a focus of making this Reserve a premium holiday destination for all campers, local residents, and visitors alike.

Downloadable Documents

Waipu Cove Recreation Reserve Management Plan

Waipu Cove Reserve Board Management Plan 2017-2023


Ecological Landscape Plan - Waipu Cove Reserve 2014

Annual Site Development Regulations
NEWS - Waipu Cove dune restoration wins national award
Waipu Dune Inspection and Advice 2014
Waipu Cove Reserve Board NZ Coastal Society Presentation
Waipu Cove Recreation Reserve Management Plan 2011-2016 (Approved December 2010)

Hard copies are available for viewing at the Camp Waipu Cove office, Waipu Library, Waipu Museum.


December 2012, December 2013, December 2014, December 2015

2011 Minutes

24th January 2011, 28th February 2011, 28th March 2011, 2nd May 2011, 30th May 2011, 27th June 2011, 25th July 2011, 28th August 2011, AGM- 28th August 2011, September 2011, 24th October 2011, 25th November 2011

2012 Minutes

27th January 2012, 27th February 2012, 26th March 2012, 27th April 2012, 28th May 2012, 23rd July 2012, AGM 26th August 2012, 26th August 2012, 24th September 2012, 22nd October 2012, 23rd November 2012

2013 Minutes

4th Feb 2013, 25th March 2013, 29th April 2013, 27th May 2013, 24th June 2013, 29th July 2013, AGM 25th August 2013, 25th August 2013, 23rd September 2013, 4th November 2013, 2nd December 2013

2014 Minutes

27 January 2014, 24th Feb 2014, 24th March 2014, 28th April 2014, 26th May 2014, 23rd June 2014, 28th July 2014, AGM 24th August 2014, 24th August 2014, 22nd September 2014, 20th October 2014, 1st December 2014

2015 Minutes

26th January 2015, 23rd February 2015, 23rd March 2015, 20th April 2015, 18th May 2015, 29th June 2015, 27th July 2015, AGM 20th September 2015, 20th September 2015, 19th October 2015, 30th November 2015

2016 Minutes

18th January 2016, 15th February 2016, 21st March 2016, 2nd May 2016, 6th June 2016, 1st August 2016, AGM 18th September 2016, 18th September 2016, 24th October 2016, 28th November 2016, December financials

2017 Minutes

23rd January 2017, January financials, 13th February 2017, February financials, 27th March 2017, March financials, April financials, 22nd May 2017, May financials, 26th June 2017, June financials, 31st July 2017, August financials, AGM 9th September 2017, 9th September 2017, September financials, 30th October 2017, October financials, 27th November 2017, December financials

2018 Minutes

29th January 2018, January financials, 26th February 2018, February financials, 19th March 2018, March financials, 23rd April 2018, April financials, 28th May 2018, May financials, 18th June 2018, June financials, 30th July 2018, AGM 26th August 2018, 26th August 2018, August financials, 25th September 2018, 30th October 2018, October financials, 26th November 2018, November financials, December financials

2019 Minutes

January Financials, 4th February 2019, February Financials, 11th March 2019, March Financials, 29th April 2019, 24th May 2019, 1st July 2019, April financials, July financials, 25th August 2019, AGM 25th August 2019, August Financials, 23rd September 2019, September Financials, 21st October 2019, October Financials, 25th November 2019, November Financials, December Financials

Correspondence inwards/outwards 2019

2020 Minutes

28th January 2020, January Financials, February Financials2nd March 2020, May Financials, 22nd June 2020, June Financials, July Financials, 3rd August 2020, 30th August 2020, AGM 30th August 2020, August Financials, 22nd September 2020, September Financials, October Financials, 9th November 2020, November Financials, 15th December 2020, December Financials, 

Correspondence inwards/outwards 2020

2021 Minutes

January Financials, 9th February 2021, February Financials, March Financials, April Financials, 4th May 2021, May Financials, 1st June 2021, June Financials, August Financials, 3rd October 2021, AGM 3rd October 2021, October Financials, 1st November 2021, November Financials, 1st December 2021, December Financials

2022 Minutes

24th January 2022, January Financials, 28th February 2022, February Financials, 28th March 2022, March Financials, April Financials, 2nd May 2022, 7th June 2022

Policy and procedures update
Conflict of Interest, Fraud Policy

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