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This project area connecting vital ecological habitats between Otanewainuku and Kaharoa. Tapuika are members of the Kōkako Ecosystem Expansion Programme (KEEP) who aim to connect kōkako in the Bay of Plenty

Tapuika are actively fostering strong relationships with neighbouring conservation entities and rōpu, recognising the value of shared knowledge and collaboration in achieving their conservation goals. These grounded relationships serve as a foundation for collective efforts towards environmental preservation and restoration.

The mahi

  • Track lines

    Marking, cutting and maintaining trapping lines over the 500-ha block of land.

  • Pest control

    Using best practice techniques, Tapuika undertake ground-based pest control, targeting possums, feral cats and mustelids to levels that allow biodiversity values to increase.

  • Data

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