The Tongaporutu Reserve Management Plan has been developed to identify appropriate use and activities at the reserve and assist with day to day management and decision making by setting objectives and policies for the use, enjoyment, maintenance, protection, preservation and development of the area. This management plan should be viewed as a community document that provides direction on the future function, development and management of the reserve.
Tongaporutu Reserve is located on the northern part of the coastline within New Plymouth District with access from State Highway 3. Tongaporutu Reserve comprises two parts, one used for tennis courts, a grazing site and esplanade reserve (the eastern end) and the other for casual recreation, such as picnics, access to the river and the coast, stop off point for travelling public, overnight parking for campervans and local community focus point (the western end).
The two parts to the Tongaporutu Reserve are separated by State Highway 3. Tongaporutu village, as it currently stands, dates largely from the mid-1950s and contains approximately 44 residential dwellings (including the 26 baches on reserve land).
The Tongaporutu Reserve Management Plan was adopted by the Council on 24 February 2015.