TE RANGI HIROA RESERVE
Te Rangi Hiroa Reserve is comprised of a series of parks, green space, bush and streams that run between Birdwood, Don Buck, and Glen Roads in Massey. The reserve is named after Sir Peter Buck, Te Rangi Hiroa being his maori name. It was named as a sign of respect for his legacy to the county as a whole, as the area does not have a specific connection to him.
The reserve area has several significant historical features, but most prominent are the notorious camp of Don Buck that was said to be located at the intersection of Glen Road and Don Buck’s Road and the Birdwood Winery Estate that was located near the intersection of Birdwood and Glen Roads.
The most recent development in the reserve is the opening of a purpose built Youth Park at the Birdwood Road end of the reserve in October 2016.
Walrond, C. ’Dalmatians - Farming, fishing, winemaking', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/ephemera/2195/birdwood-vineyards (accessed 10 October 2016)
Waitakere City Council, TE RANGI HIROA Reserves Management Plan, Part 1 2002
http://www.waitakere.govt.nz/cnlser/pbr/plans/pdf/terangihiroa/part1pg3-42.pdf (accessed 10 October 2016)