Tarawera MOU

A partnership between Carter Holt Harvey, Norske Skog Tasman, Ngāti Awa, Ngāti Tuwharetoa ki Kawerau and Ngāti Rangitihi.. A key aim of the group is to enhance the environs of the Lower Tarawera River, primarily downstream of the water discharge of the Carter Holt Harvey and Norske Skog Tasman. The group meets on quarterly basis. Ngāti Rangitihi is represented by Te Mana Trustee, Harina Warbrick, and Environmental Officer Chris Clarke.

MOU Updates

February 2015
• Tumurau Lagoon is one of the foremost wetlands in NZ and part of the Tarawera River (a remnant of the old river). Bay of Plenty Regional Council (BOPRC) has been controlling willows and other noxious weeds and pests and expanding the biodiversity of the lagoon. There is the possibility of work on the periphery of the lagoon and the Tasman companies are to approach BOPRC on this.
• The Tarawera Catchment Plan (TCP) will be reviewed by the BOPRC within the next three years.
• Wildlands Consultants has supplied a summary of its planting plans
• The jet boat tours received positive feedback from participants

October 2014
• Jet boat tours on the Tarawera River have been scheduled for the three iwi on the MOU on 31 October, 7 November and 14 November 2014. The tours are an opportunity for iwi to hear first-hand company and tangata whenua perspectives on the river. Ngāti Rangitihi will be represented by seven pakeke and five rangatahi on the first tour. While the upcoming tours are booked out, future tours are planned. Contact Chris Clarke at 322 2452 if you are interested.
• Harina Warbrick is replacing Marty Marr on the MOU.

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For further information, contact Chris Clarke, our Ngāti Rangitihi representative at 07 322 2452.