WAITAHA RIVER MANAGEMENT PLAN SUBMISSION
We submitted a response to the Te Maru O Kaituna River Management Plan in July of this year, and presented it at the hearings held in Te Puke. We are currently awaiting the Te Maru O Kaituna river Authority to advise an update. To read our submission click here 17 07 2017 Waitaha Kaituna River Management Plan Submission
JOINED MEMBERSHIP TAPUIKA/WAITAHA
Waitaha is no longer a member of the Te Maru O Kaituna through the joined membership provision of the Te Maru O Kaituna River Authority legislation. We will however assert our participation through the Waitaha Settlement Claim Act which recognizes Waitaha association to the awa.
Maru Tapsell of Waitaha talking about Papahikahawai cultural connections
We have been working with BOPRC on the re-diversion project as part of the tangata whenua collective. To date earthworks tenders were issued, these are about to be closed. A contractor will be decided on, and commencing in the New Year. In addition the coastal protection committee received 2nd placing for environmental conservation for the restoration and replant work on Papahikahawai.
Before and after works on the Papahikahawai causeway. Ka piki te ora!