Sheila Taylor, Ari Carrington, Steve Johnson, Alyssa Thomas (Patuharakeke Te Iwi Trust Board)

Patuharakeke restoration project 

More so now – than ever, the rohe of Patuharakeke is under immense pressure from urban and industrial growth and development. With a strong focus on succession planning, this session will focus on intergenerational aspirations in a time where both legislative reform and industrialisation are creating uncertainty for their mahi within the taiao.

An overview of the history of Patuharakeke, the present mahi being undertaken by the Patuharakeke Taiao Unit and the future aspirations of their taitamariki will be shared. The aspirations of Patuharakeke will be conveyed via kōrero relating to the Pukekauri ngahere and the Takahiwai dam which was taken out of hapū ownership via the Public Works Act in the 1960s.