He Pātaka Wai Ora project

A large and enthusiastic audience turned up for the He Pātaka Wai Ora Project community hui on 14 April. Hui-goers heard about the vision and work of the project to be carried out on the Waikouaiti River over the next 12 months.

Project manager, Brendan Flack gave the attendees, who included the Department of Conservation, the Dunedin City Council and the Otago Regional Council workers, rūnaka members, conservationists and the local community, the opportunity to contribute by asking for feedback on several different topics. What a worthwhile exercise that turned out to be. It’s helped us to recognise both the areas that people are passionate about restoring and enhancing, but also some of the potential problems that could arise with current developments adjacent to the river.

Thanks to everyone who made it to the hui and for your crucial (and welcome) feedback.
Nā Justine Marshall.

Attendees of the He Pātaka Wai Ora community hui.

Attendees of the He Pātaka Wai Ora community hui.


Kāti Huirapa Rūnaka ki Puketeraki Inc Soc is calling for appointment committee nominations. Nominations will close at 5pm on 19 June 2015.

For more information regarding criteria and for a nomination form please contact the rūnaka office or download at www.puketeraki.co.nz.