Ngamanawa Incorporation

Nga Mata Hiringa will target pest animal and wilding pine control on Ngamanawa Incorporation land and public conservation land (PCL), with the aim of increasing biodiversity and restoring taonga species of rakau and manu in the in the Opuiaki area of the Kaimai Mamaku ranges.

Stage 2 Operational Work

  • Track lines

    Mark and cut track lines for pest control over approximately 500 ha. This area consists of two blocks of land:

    1. Waitaia Block approx. 180ha
    2. Ngatuhoa Block approx. 320ha
  • Pest Control

    Ground-based pest control for possums, rats, mustelids, and feral cats in the Waitaia and Ngatuhoa blocks using best practice techniques over 500ha

  • Outcome Monitoring

    Outcome monitoring in the project area for the following: Water quality; Tuna; Invertebrates; Kiwi; Kōkako; Pekapeka; Rongoa and taonga plant species

  • Education and Engagement

    Education and engagement which involves regular updates with kaumatua, iwi, hapū, the wider Kaimai Mamaku Restoration Project (KMRP), and the local community

  • Kauri Assessment

    Kauri assessment and inventory using drones and photogrammetry mapping. Followed with visual inspections and identification by kaimahi on the ground

  • Data

    Input all operational data into a data management system supplied and supported by the Manaaki Kaimai Mamaku Trust (MKMT)

Project Area

Ngamanawa Project Area

Ngamanawa Project Area

Supporting Whānau

Training Completed

  • Kōkako Monitoring
  • Rat Tunnel Monitoring
  • Track Cutting for Bait Lines
  • 5-minute Bird Count
  • Kiwi Surveying and the use of Automatic Bioacoustics Survey Tool
  • Plant Identification
  • Using eDNA mini kits
  • Biosecurity protocols around Kauri dieback and Myrtle rust
  • GPS
  • 1:50000 Topo Maps and Compass
  • Navigation
  • Bush Survival Skills
  • The use of Personal Locator Beacons
  • Safe River Crossing
  • Outdoor First-Aid & Stop the Bleed Course
  • 4WD Training
  • Safe Chainsaw use
  • Grow Safe
  • Cut and Poisoning Wilding Trees


The Ngamanawa Incorporation is a Maori Land Trust. It is governed by five committee of management members who are elected by shareholders. Shareholders all whakapapa to the 3 land blocks of which the Incorporation is kaitiaki. All five have a long and varied governance background in addition to professional careers. Reporting direct to the committee of management is the General Manager. The GM is ultimately responsible for delivering the strategic objectives of the Incorporation in addition to overseeing the general performance of the business. The GM currently has a team of ten:

  • Project manager, Nga Mata Hiringa.
  • Four Kaitiaki Kaimahi, Nga Mata Hiringa.
  • Administration Manager/Project Administrator, Nga Mata Hiringa.
  • Business Administration/Project Support.
  • Waitaia Lodge Custodian.
  • Business Administration/Project Support/ (Communication Support, Nga Mata Hiringa).
  • Digital Project Manager/Communications.