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CUE Haven Kaipara Harbour Viewing Platform

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Help us build a viewing platform at CUE Haven so visitors can enjoy spectacular views of the Kaipara Harbour and the growing native forest.

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CUE Haven is a former dairy farm that has been restored to a native New Zealand forest by the community and for the community. CUE Haven is owned by the CUE Haven Community Trust (a NZ registered charity). Since 2008 over 4,500 volunteers have planted in excess of 170,000 trees and built 4km of walking tracks.

We are fund raising to build a viewing platform at the top of the property so visitors can enjoy expansive views of the Kaipara Harbour and the regenerating native forest.

The viewing platform incorporates Maori design elements to reflect the cultural history and the historic pa site at CUE Haven.

The architectural design for the viewing platform was done by Gemma Campbell for her Masters in Architecture degree thesis at Unitec. Ascension Surveyors, Beca, Surround Landscape, Unitec and Wharehine have very generously contributed their time and services pro bono.

We now have the building consent and a grant from Foundation North to get started. We still need funds to pay for the materials and for the construction work and need funding support from the community.

This will be the only public viewing platform in the South Kaipara area and any contribution small or big is most appreciated. Donations to CUE Haven are tax deductible. Be part of this community project and leave a wonderful legacy to current and future generations.

About us

CUE Haven is a former dairy farm restored into a native NZ forest reserve by the community for the community. Since 2009 the community has worked together to create a green space for current and future generations.

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Funds will be used to pay for building materials and construction costs.

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A Major Milestone!  7 December 2019

The foundation poles are now all in place and we are ready to start construction after the first of the year. A big thank you to the team from Wharehine for all their hard work. You can see more pictures of the foundation installation in the Gallery!

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  • Hansa

    Hansa 1 day ago


    Looking forward to making the most stunning views of the Kaipara harbor! All the best Mahrukh and Tom and the CUE Haven Trust 😊


  • Shelley

    Shelley 1 day ago


    Love you guys here's our xmas present from us to CUE Haven! Cant wait to see the finished result


  • Molly

    Molly 1 day ago



  • Burzis & Binaifer

    Burzis & Binaifer 2 days ago


    Great job can't wait to see the final outcome. Good luck and good wishes. Long live Cue Heaven.....


  • Prem Arora

    Prem Arora 4 days ago



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