Tūtira Mai Ngā Iwi Project
Our Hapū whakatauākī for Lake Tūtira, “ko te waiū o ō tātau tīpuna – the milk of our ancestors”, refers to an abundance of kai and spiritual sustenance. Unfortunately, over a hundred years of sedimentation and pollution has affected the mauri of our taonga (treasured) lake.
Maungaharuru-Tangitū Trust (MTT) has secured $644,000 funding for a two-year project to help improve the mauri and water quality of Lake Tūtira, its wider catchment of lakes and waterways. Read more…
Wānanga - Pipiri 2017
We held a wānanga on our Hapū priorities and potential solutions regarding Tūtira in June 2017. Our members-only page has the presentation to view by clicking this link.
There is also a factsheet about the issues facing Tūtira, produced by Hawke’s Bay Regional Council, that is available here.
Wānanga - Kohitātea 2017
We held a wānanga on our Hapū values, priorities and issues regarding Tūtira in January 2017. Our members-only page has the presentation to view by clicking this link.
Kaiwhakahaere Kaupapa - Project Manager
Our Kaiwhakahaere Kaupapa – Project Manager is Te Kaha Hawaikirangi (Ngāti Paarau, Ngāti Hinepare, Ngāi Tāwhao, Ngāti Māhu).
Te Kaha has experience working for the Department of Conservation on Maungaharuru and for the Hawke’s Bay Regional Council. Te Kaha also works with his hapū to improve the mauri of his awa, Tutaekurī. We welcome Te Kaha as part of our team.
Te Kaha can be contacted at email@example.com