A Day with the Kaitiaki

Feb. 1, 2022, 12:49 p.m.

If you spent your summer in the beautiful Far North, chances are you’ve come across the Kaitiaki Rangers.

An initiative created and funded out of desire for iwi and whanau to be involved in the mahi to protect our taiao, Kaitiaki Rangers are dedicated to looking after the natural environments and bringing forth sustenance to Muriwhenua. 

Day to day tasks for George Hooper (Ngāi Takoto) and Witana Harris-Awarau (Ngāi Takoto) may include providing friendly reminders to those visiting our popular coastal areas, including freshwater lakes, to look after the taiao they’re in as well as talking to campers about cultural and environmental responsibilities, such as using proper toilet facilities, disposing of rubbish appropriately and being aware of fire risks.

Proud to protect, proud to serve - our Kaitiaki are in the front lines of the environment ia rā, ia rā.

Tags: Ngai Takoto Kaitiaki Rangers Environemtn


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