The Omataroa Kiwi Project – Kiwis for kiwi, warmly extends an invitation to whānau, hapū and iwi to the second conservation hui to be held on 8-11 March 2016 at Tūteao Marae, Te Teko, Bay of Plenty.

This hui will be a chance to build whanaungatanga between ngā kaitiaki o te motu and to learn from and be inspired by each other. It will be a mix of kōrero, field trips and practical hands-on learning.

A wide range of kaupapa are planned for the hui including:

  • Māori cultural environmental indicators – rongoā as an indicator of ecosystem health, the revival of the tītī harvest on Moutohora, and protecting cultural materials needed to maintain marae.
  • Te Urewera Settlement and how this has changed the way conservation work is undertaken in Te Urewera.
  • Using drones to film dramatic forest canopy collapse in Northland – an inexpensive way to show people the health of forests from the air, and what needs to be done to protect the forest.
  • Using toxins to control animal pests – the whakapapa of different toxins, how they work, and the risks and benefits of each toxin.
  • Funding the mahi – lessons from successful projects and how they got established.
  • Connecting kaitiaki and their communities – how can this mahi reach more people?
  • Field trips – join kaitiaki on trips to Ōhiwa Harbour, a tuna project at Matahina Dam, and the Omataroa and Whakatāne Kiwi Projects.
  • Hauora, healing and rongoā
  • Bush craft and field skills.

Attendance is by koha. If you are interested in attending the hui please contact Morgan Cox for further information phone: 022 083 2812; or by email:[email protected]

Whānau of the Omataroa Kiwi Project.

Whānau of the Omataroa Kiwi Project.