Ngāti Rangiwewehi

The Mangorewa-Kaharoa Forest was once a coveted location for bird-snaring and spearing of kākā, while the Mangorewa Stream was well-known for its tuna | eel populations. These resources were key to the ongoing survival of the people of Ngāti Rangiwewehi.

Today, despite the disruption from pest species as well as major land use change in the surrounding area, it is believed a remnant kiwi population survives. We have secured funding for Stage 1, which enables the project team to identify key threats and taonga species and plan a restoration project within the 3,246-ha Mangorewa Kaharoa Te Taumata block.

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