Te Awa o Te Atua

DSC_0219.JPGThe on-going protection and sustainable management of Te Awa o Te Atua is one of the key environmental responsibilities for Ngāti Rangitihi, and the Trust is committed to ensuring that our voice is heard in all major decisions affecting the awa and its surrounds.

In March 2010, Te Mana o Ngāti Rangitihi Trust joined with Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Rangitihi, Ngāti Tūwharetoa ki BOP Settlement Trust and Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Awa to sign a Memorandum of Understanding with Carter Holt Harvey and Norske Skog. The agreement enables the iwi and mill operators to meet once a month to work constructively on environment matters concerning the Tasman pulp and paper mills and the effects of the mill activities on Te Awa o Te Atua - the Tarawera River.

The Trust is represented on a committee established to discuss and promote environmental matters and projects and will be a part of all future initiatives to promote the health of the river.

Our representatives are Martin Marr and Christopher Clarke.