Kia ora koutou katoa. Nau mai haere mai ki Whenua Wenerei.
Looking forward to sharing my passion for our Taiao with a strong focus on our Raukumara Pae Maunga. Taiao restoration mahi is my passion and I have been blessed to have my passion as my mahi for 30 years. Always learning.
Great believer in sharing matauranga so that more people know and more people care. I'll try to keep these posts short sharp factual and informative. First up is a special critter endemic to Aotearoa with Raukumara Pae Maunga a national stronghold. Pepeketua, Hochstetters frog, Leiopelma hochstetterii.
They live in specialized habitats, especially damp seeps and slow moving streams and are sensitive to disturbance. They don't like sediment in water. Therefore they are good indicators of exceptional water quality. With the planned application of aerial 1080 on the Ngati Porou side monitoring of these taonga is seen as a priority. Yesterday our Kaimahi established a monitoring site in the Mangaoporo Valley and this was the journey