Our future vision is that Te Nohoaka o Tukiauau is a restored wetland ecosystem that is ecologically diverse and nationally known for sustainable practices, community involvement and as an important Ngāi Tahu mahinga kai. We are committed to careful and thoughtful stewardship/kaitiakitanga of the important environment entrusted to us, and will work actively to ensure that it is enhanced for future generations to use and enjoy.
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Our vision is for New Zealand to be the greatest living space on Earth | Kāore he wāhi i tua atu i a Aotearoa, hei wahi noho i te ao. Our vision means ensuring that New Zealanders gain a wide range of benefits from healthy functioning ecosystems, recreation opportunities, and through living our history.
To do this, we organise our work around five outcomes:
Aim of group: Undertake animal pest control, plant and maintain forest and bush reserves around Coromandel. Provide advocacy for kauri dieback prevention and marine health around the coastal area of Coromandel.
Grandview Community Garden is a community garden where people from many different cultures work alongside each other, growing their own fresh produce and learning new skills. New members, visitors and volunteers are welcome. In in 2013 we began restoring an area of neglected waste land with a focus on Nga Rongoa. The aim is to provide inspiration to members of the community including the local refugee/migrant community, Western Community Centre and schools.
The Travis Wetland Trust along with the Christchurch City Council work towards the restoration of Travis Wetland. The Trust runs a monthly workday with the support of the CCC Ranger; on the third Saturday of the month.
New group seeking to establish pest free area at the Whakamarama Road end currently known as "The Blade"
Aim: To stabilise the dunes and raise people awareness of caring for the environment
Aim: Rehabilitative planting in Kawhia area and eradication of exotic weed infestion
Activities: Animal pest control
Aim: Enhance native biodiversity and return kiwi and weka to the area
Activities: Pest control and legal protection
Parties involved: Local landowners
Recreation, aquatic and terrestrial habitat enhancement and water quality improvement
Activities: Weed control, fencing planting and silt traps
Parties involved: Local landowners, Waikato District Council, iwi, Recreation users and Fish and Game, Waikato Regional Council