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Hūrae pānui | July Newsletter

It's Biosecurity week! In this months' newsletter we share incredible infrastructure installation results, celebrate kaimahi that have completed the Tier 2 Hunting Wānanga and share an update about our mahi with Aotearoa Circle to identify the value of our local ecosystems.But first, an open letter from our CEO to the Minister of Conservation.Click here to read the full pānui....

July 23, 2024

The Minister for Conservation is wrong

"I'm not the only one to say this... the Minister for Conservation is wrong. It is not “aspirational” to save every native species. It is essential. Every species is linked in myriad ways to hundreds of other species in habitats and ecosystems across our country. How many species would the Minister have us lose before the natural infrastructure on which our lives and economy depend no longer supports us?  It’s not that we can’t afford to save species, it’s that we simply can’t a...

July 3, 2024

Hune pānui | June newsletter

Grab a kaputī and learn about what's happening in the Kaimai Mamaku:Awareness of conservation issues continues to increase in the Kaimai Mamaku roheWe farewell Meschka, our Engagement AdvisorOur Patron, Pā Ropata gets a well-deserved front cover featureAnd more... Read the full newsletter here....

June 27, 2024

Awareness of conservation issues continues to increase

Local awareness of conservation issues, and the Kaimai Mamaku Restoration Project, is growing in breadth and depth. Around 90% of Kaimai Mamaku communities are aware of conservation issues such as animal pests, forest clearance and kauri ora, our Community Awareness Survey 2024 results show....

June 19, 2024

In the media: Healing our Whenua

A lifetime of learning and a yearning to bring people together led Manaaki Kaimai Mamaku patron, Pā Ropata, to start Tīwaiwaka - a set of six key principles and a collective of people committed to restoring the mauri (lifeforce) of the whenua (land).Read the full story on Our Place Magazine here....

June 11, 2024

Mei | May Newsletter

Grab a kaputī and learn about what's happening in the Kaimai Mamaku:We're training new hunters for pest controlCollaboration is imperative for kauri protection How exactly can you measure social impact? And more... Read now....

June 10, 2024

Āperira | April Newsletter

Grab a kaputī and learn about what's happening in the Kaimai Mamaku:Te Aroha Drummond returns from a week at Kew Garden's Millennium Seed Bank Ngā Mata Hiringa welcome Whetu Apaapa as the new Operations Manager RSVP for the next Waikato Biodiversity Forum event.Read now....

April 26, 2024

Local conservation hero sowing the seeds of knowledge for future generations

Fifteen years ago, Te Aroha Drummond liked working in her own garden. Now, she’s one of Aotearoa’s leading Māori seed experts who has just returned from the UK after a week-long residency learning about wild plant biodiversity.The Okauia local is one of only a very small handful of New Zealanders who have ever been invited into the Kew Garden Millennium Seed Bank underground vault. “Public can watch the lab technicians doing their daily work but being able to be in the vault was real...

April 22, 2024

Maehe | March Newsletter

Grab a kaputī and learn about what's happening in the Kaimai Mamaku:Co-funding ensures projects longevityTapuika share kai and tikanga with neighbours If you see us say kia ora.Read now!...

March 19, 2024

Pēpuere | Feburary Newsletter

Grab a kaputī and learn more about the Kaimai Mamaku.Our Engagement Facilitator, Meschka Seifritz, reflects on how protecting Papatūānuku isn't just a 9-5 gig for Māori The Opuiaki kōkako population has grown by 21%Wairere Falls is closed for maintenance Te Maire have removed at least 2,280 predators in the last quarter.Read now!...

February 19, 2024

Welcome our two new trustees

Manaaki Kaimai Mamaku Trust is proudly co-governed and honours te tiriti.Join us in welcoming our two new trustees - James Whetu (Waikato-Tainui, Ngāti Tūwharetoa, Raukawa) and Stu Kneebone.James (Waikato-Tainui, Ngāti Tūwharetoa, Raukawa) sits on the Raukawa Settlement Trust Board and is the director of Whetū Consultancy Group – an environmental planning and policy consultancy specialising in Māori and indigenous partnerships.Working with Manaaki Kaimai Mamaku Trust, James supports...

February 18, 2024

How to meaningfully engage with Māori in 2024

Iwi and hāpu leaders are often juggling a myriad of crucial kaupapa while managing personal, mahi, study and home commitments.On any given day, marae members could be engaging with Councils on developments in the region, facilitating marae noho, supporting the community with te reo Māori and tīkanga, working through te tiriti settlements etc.Even myself, I work full-time at Manaaki Kaimai Mamaku Trust, am a Masters Student and also an active member of my iwi and hapū where I sit on governanc...

February 13, 2024

Tīhema | December Newsletter

As we wrap up 2023, we want to thank you for joining us on this waka and supporting the kaupapa! Grab a kaputī (or some eggnog) and read what's been happening in the Kaimai Mamaku:Recognition and thanks from Mahi mō te Taiao Jobs for NatureOur very own Paora McAllister from Tapuika in RNZ's new web-series The Turning Point Incredible initial results from bait operations.Read now!...

December 21, 2023

Annual Report 2022/23

A letter from our co-chairs - Mokoro Gillett and Norm BruningKo Ihowaa, te mana, te Ihi, te tapu.Te kaihanga o Matariki, o MeretuuahiKia hiwa raa ki teenei tihi, kia hiwa raa ki teeraa tihiWhakapuru tonu, whakapuru tonuMoe araara, ka tau te manu ki runga i te paeKia tuu, kia mataaraaAs co-chairs of the Manaaki Kaimai Mamaku Trust, we commend the immense amount of work that has been completed over the past year by all the Kaimai Mamaku Restoration Project (KMRP) whānau. Despite the challenges th...

November 20, 2023

Noema | November Newsletter

Grab a kaputī and learn about what's been happening in the Kaimai Mamaku:"We’re in the middle of an environmental restoration paradigm shift" shares our CEO Louise Saunders.New ways to combat pest plantsCongratulations to 20 newly qualified conservation heroesLast chance to register for our AGM and Sustainable Business Network Awards watch party.Read now....

November 16, 2023

We’re in the middle of an environmental restoration paradigm shift.

By Louise Saunders, CEO Manaaki Kaimai Mamaku Trust....

November 15, 2023

Annual General Meeting 2023

We appreciate your ongoing support of the Manaaki Kaimai Mamaku Trust's vision and invite you to celebrate another fantastic year with us.This is an opportunity for us to reflect on accomplishments, discuss future initiatives and celebrate the collective efforts that have brought us this far!Click here for full details and to RSVP....

October 13, 2023

Pōpokatea/Whitehead for Bird of the Century

The pōpokatea call the Kaimai Mamaku home and we want it to remain that way for years to come.While this tiny song-bird doesn't get much spotlight compared to its land-based counterparts, the Kaimai Mamaku ranges are their northernmost habitat. If the population moves progressively south it could be an important indicator of forest defragmentation.“We’re campaigning for the pōpokatea to become Bird of the Century as they’re Aotearoa/NZ’s most gregarious taonga/treasure and they’re ju...

October 12, 2023

Oketopa | October Newsletter

Grab a kaputī and learn about what's been happening in the Kaimai Mamaku:Apply now to be our Community Trustee.Phased opening of the Kaimai Mamaku tracks.Funding for the Ōtanewainuku Kiwi Trust (OKT) Adult Kōkako Census.You're invited to our AGM and Sustainable Business Network Awards watch party.Read now!...

October 3, 2023

Are you our next Community Trustee?

This position is CLOSED and not accepting any more applicants.The Manaaki Kaimai Mamaku Trust Board is a co-governed body consisting of six Māori trustees and five community trustees and is led by co-chairs, one of whom is also a Māori trustee and the other a community trustee.The vision of Manaaki Kaimai Mamaku Trust is to restore the mauri of the Kaimai Mamaku - to reverse the decline of forest health and improve the resilience of the Kaimai Mamaku ngahere and its catchments through the Kaim...

October 1, 2023

Hepetema | September Newsletter

Grab a kaputī and read about what's been happening in the Kaimai Mamaku:💚 The importance of sustainable funding with our CEO Louise Saunders💚 Haere mai TWO new funders and TWO new pest control projects💚 A Sustainable Business Network award nomination💚 And much, much more!Read now....

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