Kia Ora Koutou – The Patuharakeke Hapu Environmental Management Plan is now available to read online in the Te Taiao/Environment Section.
Ko te tuatahi ki a koutou kua rongo i te karanga o o tatou tupuna, nga kuia, nga wahine ma, me nga whanau katoa hoki tenei te mihi atu ki a koutou.
This Hapu Environmental Management Plan is the embodiment of many years of work by our kaitiaki both within our hapu and the trust board. To those who responded to the urgency of this kaupapa in contemporary times, in particular our Kuia, our Whaea who arose to commence the mahi that started us on the pathway leading to this document, nga mihi aroha ki a koutou nga wahine toa. Many of our hapu have tirelessly advocated for the protection and health of our home, our maunga, moana, awa, whenua, our people, culture and way of life – and heard our tupuna. To all those who have contributed their shared learnings and experiences, this plan was made possible from your contribution and service. We could not have done this without you.
Special thanks go to the working party members, Juliane Chetham, Ani Pitman, Jared Pitman and Deborah Harding. Other whanau such as Auntie Zona Midwood, David Milner and Tamihana Paki have provided valuable advice, material and guidance.
The preparation and publication of this plan was achieved through funding contribution from Northland Regional Council. This support is also acknowledged with much gratitude.