Projects
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At any one time we have a number of projects across a range of activities. Reports on some of these projects are available
below:
An indigenous community-based monitoring system for assessing forest health in New Zealand 2016
Environmental & Pest Issues in Te Tuawhenua 2012
Podocarp Restoration in Te Tuawhenua 2012
Industry and People Development in the Tuawhenua 2013
For an independent evaluation of the Podocarp Restoration Project see Ministry for Primary Industries
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Beau Riini, Raniera Te Kurapa and Raymond Te Kurapa of Te Urewera hapu  
tagging seedlings for transplanting in the podocarp restoration programme.  
This podocarp restoration site is at Otekura on Apithana T2 block, which was  
planted out in the winter of 2010.
Even in decay there is life. Here a tawa tree has died and rots, but feeds  
different types of fungi. The harore is a revered food of our people that grows  
on rotting tawa. This is some ofour work from the Matauranga Project
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We recently ran a ngahere-based academy programme for our rangatahi (children). This programme was to expose and
connect our children to the ngahere (bush) on a range of levels, as we believe that the ngahere is crucial for the well-being
of our children in all aspects - taha tinana, taha hinengaro, taha wairua. We also know that our children as future citizens
and leaders of Ruatāhuna are crucial to future sustenance of our ngahere. For the Tuawhenua, the two go hand-in-hand.
A BIG thank you to the following who helped by providing goods or sponsorship to support this wonderful event:
Murupara Community Board https://www.whakatane.govt.nz/murupara-community-board, Hunting & Fishing Rotorua
https://www.huntingandfishing.co.nz/, Bunnings Warehouse https://www.bunnings.co.nz/stores/centralnorthisland/rotorua,
and Manawa Honey NZ https://www.manawahoney.co.nz/. Te Wharekura o Huiarau and the Tribal Office also supplied
vans at no cost. So thank you all.
The programme was a great success with evaluation ratings from the participants high to very high satisfaction! The
Tuawhenua Trust is working on continuing to run this initiative into the future.
Te Whare o Rehua Academy (July 2018)