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Taking Raukūmara Pae Maunga to the People

Updated: Aug 28, 2023

In May the Raukūmara Pae Maunga Rural Roadshow travelled to Uawa, Tokomaru Bay, Te Puia, Rauru Marae Ruatoria and Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Kawakawa Mai Tawhiti, to share updates on our Māori-led conservation project and engage whānau in efforts to protect our precious taonga.

The roadshow featured interactive learning exhibits that took people into the heart of the ngahere, alongside our dedicated kaimahi (workers) as together we fight to safeguard our sacred taonga.

“We really want to mihi to our people who share a deep passion for te taiao and te Raukūmara. When you dedicate the time to kōrero with us kanohi ki te kanohi it helps us to understand your whakaaro and allow space for you to share your voice, a voice we value and hear,” says Ario Rewi, Engagement and Communications.
"Most importantly we know that our whānau are hearty, staunch and strong and we want to hold safe spaces for us to come together and manaaki, kare he whawhai!”

Watch the video from Rauru marae in Ruatoria here:

Thank you to everyone who attended these hui and to all who have volunteered to support some of our upcoming mahi, we will be in touch to keep you in the loop about what’s happening in our kaupapa.

We can’t do this mahi without our people, our people are what drives us, inspires us and empowers us! Mauri Ora Kia tatou!

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