Te Kōhaka o Tūhaitara Trust has a range of publications available for downloading including our Reserve Management Plan, Strategic Plan 2015 - 25, Tutaepatu Lagoon Restoration Plan and park brochure.  Please contact the office if you require any further information.


The Trust also has a range of environmental education lesson plans. The content is available for reuse and redistribution under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0. Please reference Te Kohaka o Tuhaitara Trust, Note © Peter Langlands Wild Capture research & photography all fauna photos.


Hard copies of the Tūhaitara Coastal Park Field Guide are available from the Trust Office or WDC Kaiapoi Service Centre, cost $20. Original oil pencil art is available from


Additionally, the Trust has under graduate and post graduate resources. These can be sourced by contacting the Trust office.

Research Papers

  • Byrnes,S. (2011) Communicating Environmental Sustainability. Arts395 Internship Project. University of Canterbury

  • Chalis,L. (2012) Restoration Options for Saltwater Creek. B.E Project. Christchurch Polytechnic Institute of Technology

  • Boot, K. Wilmshurst, J. Wood, J. McWthy, D. (2012) Collection of core samples from Tūtaepatu Lagoon. Manaaki Whenua, Montana State University.

  • Whitelaw,S. (2011) The Vulnerability of Tūhaitara Coastal Park to Rising Sea Levels. Graduate Diploma in Sustainable Management Thesis. Open Polytechnic of New Zealand

  • Murray, T. (2017) Report on student summer scholarship: Insect diversity at Tuhaitara Coastal Park. School of Forestry, University of Canterbury.

  • University of Canterbury MGMT223 projects 2017

  • University of Canterbury MGMT223 projects 2018

  • Morgan, S. Wilson, H. Sims, G. Scott, L. (2017) Effects of forestry on Aeolian Processes in the Tuhatara Coastal Park. Geography Department, University of Canterbury

  • Payne,K. Yin, C. Khatri, N. Merfield, G. Fanslow, B. (2017) Coastal Erosion in the Tuhaitara Coastal Park, Geography Department, University of Canterbury

  • Lelieveld,B. Herlihy,D. Baker,M. Rowe,R. Thomas,R (2018) An investigation into Sand Dune Variation and Stability at Tūhaitara Coastal Park. Geography Department, University of Canterbury

  • Batten, L. Loose, A. O'Brien, I. Watt, V. (2019) What are the environmental impacts of the new wind flow characteristics due to the removal of the pine plantation around Tutaepatu Lagoon? Geography Department, University of Canterbury

  • Franks, K. Associate Professor. First Nations Partnership across the takiwa of Ngāi Tūāhuriri, Multi-year study - Tūtaepatu Lagoon. University of Hawaii, Mānoa.

  • Rayne,A. Byrnes,G. Collier-Robinson,L. Hollows,J. McIntosh,A. Ramsden,M.  Rupene,M. Tamati-Elliffe,P. Thoms,C. Steeves,T. ​(2020) Centring Indigenous knowledge systems to re-imagineconservation translocations. Ngāi Tahu Research Centre; University of Canterbury