Mapping worksheets and methodology

The worksheets for the Outstanding Natural Landscapes and Coastal Environment in the Regional Policy Statement describe how each of these were assessed.  

The mapping methodology reports set out the methodolgy used to define the spatial extent of the coastal environment in Northland, how outstanding natural features were identified and areas of high and outstanding natural character were assessed and mapped.

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Coastal Environment - mapping methodology and worksheets

Download the Coastal Environment mapping methodology (PDF, 333 KB) 

Download the Coastal Environment worksheets (PDF, 1.68 MB)

Outstanding Natural Features - mapping methodology

Download the Outstanding Natural Features mapping methodology (PDF 170 KB)  (PDF, 170 KB) 

Natural Character - mapping methodology

Download the Natural Character mapping methodology (PDF, 1.10 MB) 

Worksheets for natural character are available upon request. The information from the natural character worksheets is also included in the GIS maps, and can be viewed by clicking on a mapped natural character area.  

Outstanding Natural Landscapes - mapping methodology and worksheets

Download the Outstanding Natural Landscapes mapping methodology (PDF, 2.7MB)

List of worksheets by landscape name

Use the alphabet links to find the name of the outstanding natural landscape then download the worksheet in PDF format.

Find landscapes beginning with:

A - D E - H I - M N - O P- S T - W

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File Size

A - D

Bald Rock (PDF 803 KB)

803.0 KB

Bay of Islands (PDF 1.79 MB)

1780 KB

Bergin Point coast (PDF 795 KB)

794.8 KB

Bream Bay Ocean Beach (PDF 413 KB)

412.6 KB

Bream Head Manaia sequence (PDF 663 KB)

662.5 KB

Bream Tail coastal headland (PDF 417 KB)

416.9 KB

Brynderwyn Ranges and bush margins (PDF 501 KB)

500.7 KB

Bush-clad hills west Opua and Paihia (PDF 2.3 MB)

2290 KB

Cape Brett peninsula (PDF 1.34 MB)

1340 KB

Cape Karikari and South Coast (PDF 1.7 MB)

1690 KB

Cape Reinga_Cape Maria Van Diemen (PDF 1.26 MB)

1260 KB

Cavalli Island group (PDF 1.37 MB)

1370 KB

E - H

Eastern bush clad hills (PDF 216 KB)

216.0 KB

Eastern Moturuoa (PDF 1.1 MB)

1100 KB

Great Exhibition Bay including Parengarenga Spit (PDF 1.58 MB)

1600 KB

Henderson Bay and Rarawa Beach sandy coast (PDF 1.31 MB)

1300 KB

Henderson Point Rocky Coast (PDF 1.64 MB)

1630 KB

Herekino bush-clad hills (PDF 1.59 MB)

1580 KB

Hikurangi bush-clad range (PDF 432 KB)

432.3 KB

Hikurangi volcanic cone (PDF 282 KB)

281.6 KB

Horahora - Ngunguru River Inlet (PDF 402 KB)

401.5 KB

Hurupaki volcanic cone (PDF 792 KB)

791.5 KB

I - M

Inner Kaimaumau Wetland (PDF 1.07 MB)

1060 KB

Kai-Iwi Lakes (PDF 871 KB)

870.9 KB

Karakahuarua Rawhiti Points (PDF 1.31 MB)

1300 KB

Kauri Mountain bush (PDF 273 KB)

273.1 KB

Mahinepua area coast (PDF 1.56 MB)

1550 KB

Mangakahia Forest and bush margins (PDF 192 KB)

192.4 KB

Mangatipa (PDF 1.09 MB)

1080 KB

Mangawhai Barrier Spit (PDF 328 KB)

327.5 KB

Mangonui Forest Range and Pekapeka Bay (PDF 1.39 MB)

1390 KB

Mangonui Harbour headlands (PDF 1.05 MB)

1040 KB

Mareretu Range (PDF 389 KB)

389.4 KB

Maunganui Bluff (PDF 659 KB)

659.3 KB

Maungaraho and associated bush (PDF 752 KB)

752.3 KB

Maungaru Range and remnants (PDF 609 KB)

609.0 KB

Maungataniwha Range (PDF 1.87 MB)

1860 KB

Maungatapere (PDF 286 KB)

286.1 KB

Maunu volcanic cone (PDF 202 KB)

201.9 KB

Mimiwhangata Bay to Pareparea Bay (PDF 273 KB)

273.4 KB

Motutau Forest (PDF 291 KB)

291.4 KB

Mt Tiger (PDF 543 KB)

542.9 KB

N - O

Ngunguru Sandspit (PDF 245 KB)

245.0 KB

North Cape (PDF 712 KB)

711.5 KB

North East bush clad hills (PDF 349 KB)

348.8 KB

North Head Coast and Western Dune lakes (PDF 769 KB)

768.5 KB

North Head Dune lakes (PDF 314 KB)

314.2 KB

North River and Waipu Caves forests and remnants (PDF 443 KB)

443.2 KB

Off-Shore Islands (PDF 1.25 MB)

1250 KB

Ohaewai area volcanic field (PDF 2.01 MB)

2010 KB

Ohakiri_St Paul (PDF 1.04 MB)

1030 KB

Omahuta_Puketi bushlands (PDF 532 KB)

532.1 KB

Opito_Paroa coast (PDF 1004 KB)

1003 KB

Oruaea Bay to Ngunguru River (PDF 597 KB)

596.8 KB

Otaika Valley bush to Te Wai-Iti Forest (PDF 619 KB)

618.6 KB

Outer Karikari Beach, Puheke and South Rangiputa Head (PDF 1.73 MB)

1720 KB

P - S

Parakiore volcanic cone (PDF 310 KB)

309.7 KB

Parekura headland and Orokawa peninsula (PDF 1.38 MB)

1370 KB

Parengarenga mouth to Hooper Point (PDF 795 KB)

795.1 KB

Pareparea Bay to Whananaki Inlet (PDF 406 KB)

406.0 KB

Parihaka and associated forest (PDF 633 KB)

632.8 KB

Parutahi Beach to Mimiwhangata Bay (PDF 603 KB)

603.3 KB

Perpendicular Pt to Greville Pt coast (PDF 1.14 MB)

1140 KB

Pukearenga (PDF 290 KB)

289.6 KB

Pukekaroro (PDF 1.28 MB)

1270 KB

Pukekohe Hill Reserve (PDF 861 KB)

860.6 KB

Pukenui Forest (PDF 490 KB)

490.2 KB

Puketu Island (PDF 717 KB)

717.0 KB

Purerua Peninsula, Wairoa Bay to Rocky Point (PDF 1.83 MB)

1820 KB

Ruakaka Forest and Remnants (PDF 389 KB)

389.3 KB

Russell Forest and bush remnants (PDF 695 KB)

695.0 KB

Sentinal Rock Coast (PDF 822 KB)

822.2 KB

Spirits (Piwhane) Bay (PDF 2.79 MB)

2790 KB

Spirits Bay to Cape Reinga (PDF 833 KB)

832.7 KB

T - W

Taiharuru River Inlet (PDF 238 KB)

237.5 KB

Takahiwai Range (PDF 405 KB)

404.5 KB

Takou Bay Coast (PDF 805 KB)

805.0 KB

Tangihua Forest (PDF 389 KB)

388.6 KB

Tapeka Point (PDF 3.26 MB)

3250 KB

Taratara (PDF 4.88 MB)

4880 KB

Tauroa peninsula dunefield and coastal flank (PDF 1.01 MB)

1000 KB

Te Kopua Point headland and Harbour Edge (PDF 323 KB)

323.3 KB

Te Pouahi headland (PDF 1.5 MB)

1500 KB

Te Whangai Head to Awarua Rock (PDF 601 KB)

601.4 KB

Tokatoka and associated bush (PDF 830 KB)

829.7 KB

Tokerau_Rangaunu wetland (PDF 1.3 MB)

1290 KB

Trounson Kauri Park (PDF 1.05 MB)

1040 KB

Tutamoe - Kaihu - Marlborough Forest (PDF 1.17 MB)

1170 KB

Twilight Beach_Kahokawa Beach dunefield and wetlands (PDF 1.5 MB)

1490 KB

Waikuku Beach to Tom Bowling Bay (PDF 599 KB)

598.8 KB

Waima Matarau bush-clad hills (PDF 1.55 MB)

1550 KB

Waipoua Forest and remnants (PDF 1.05 MB)

1050 KB

Wairiki_Rawhiti_Points (PDF 1.31 MB)

1310 KB

Waitangi Treaty Ground (PDF 894 KB)

894.1 KB

Warawara Forest ranges (PDF 1.41 MB)

1410 KB

West Coast Ocean Beach (PDF 818 KB)

818.2 KB

Whangarei Heads ocean beach (PDF 348 KB)

348.2 KB

Whangaroa Harbour headlands (PDF 1.27 MB)

1260 KB

Whangaruru Harbour margins (PDF 650 KB)

650.4 KB

Whangaruru North Head and north of Whangaruru (PDF 612 KB)

611.7 KB