Vision and mission

Te Maire, Ngāi Tamawhariua, aims to restore the plants, birds, pekapeka and insects, thus the mauri, of the southern section of the Kaimai Ranges Forest, namely in the Aongatete area.

The Vision of Ngai Tamawhariua Ki Te Rereatukahia Hapu is to restore the sustainability of their ngahere for the benefits of all current and future generations to appreciate the natural beauty of the ngahere and all that lies within it.

Restoring the mauri of the forest to maintain a healthy and functioning forest ecosystem, will at a minimum require controlling possums, rats, mustelids and cats to low levels. Successful animal pest control will require investment in infrastructure including marked and cut tracks, traps and bait stations, a work-base and an operation base.

The mahi

  • Track lines

    Marking, cutting and maintaining trapping lines over their 1,000-ha project area.

  • Pest control

    Ground-based pest control and monitoring to increase long term sustainability of te Taiao.

  • Education and engagement

    Hosting wananga to promote kaitiakitanga to the wider hapū with the goal to increase the overall understanding and engagement of whānau.

  • Data and monitoring

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

    Currently working on a Matauranga Māori monitoring tool with Kiri Reihana.