Early days – Site History
The Groynes derives its name from large gabions, made from concrete filled woolsacks, jutting into the Otukaikino Creek. The Otukaikino, once the south branch of the Waimakariri River, was separated from the main branch during the course of major works in the 1930's.
groyne esp US, groin [grɔɪn] n (Engineering / Civil Engineering) a wall or jetty built out from a riverbank or seashore to control erosion. Also called spur breakwater.
The site has had various commercial uses over time including a piggery, dairy farm and being a major vegetable supplier to Belfast and Christchurch all of which leaving the land very fertile.
It came to prominence is the 1950s as the Queen and Prince Philip visited the farm and Prince Philip was shown a working dairy shed in action.
Extensive development took place in the late 1980’s when the land was converted to a 28-hectare apple orchard by the public company Applefields Limited.
In 1999 it was transferred to its current owners and the rezoning of the land via the Environmental Court over a number of years has allowed Groynes Park to come to life as a new residential subdivision.
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Our subdivision information centre is located on the corner of Groynes Drive and Johns Roads. It is currently open Sunday to Thursday from 10am - 4pm, but as we are sometimes away from the office, please call 03 323 9091 or, for a sales enquiry, phone Hamish Lamont on 0275 355 355.