Rob McGowan, Pa Ropata
Pa has received an extensive collection of awards honouring his services to Māori and conservation. This includes a Queen's Service Medal (QSM), University of Waikato Medal and the Te Papa Atawhai (DOC) Supreme Matariki Award.
"The big issue [with the Kaimai Mamaku] is that there's a wonderful landscape with a very disjointed way of managing it.
My job [as patron] is to keep reminding people about the vision that our wellness depends on the wellness of the landscape that we call home," he says.
Trustees | Nga Tarati
The Manaaki Kaimai Mamaku Trust is co-governed, with six Māori trustees and five community trustees who represent the Kaimai Mamaku stakeholders forum, the Māori caucus of the forum, Ngā Iwi Tōpū and the community.
Team | Nga Kaimahi
Restoration Projects Coordinator
Hoa kaipakihi | Key Partnerships
Joint Agency Committee
There is a very important collaboration between four key partners: us, Te Papa Atawhai (Department of Conservation), Bay of Plenty Regional Council and Waikato Regional Council. We are all committed to supporting the vision and enabling Kaimai Mamaku Restoration Projects.
Te Papa Atawhai | Department of Conservation
DOC is the statutory manager responsible for administration and management of the Kaimai Mamaku Conservation Park. Regional Councils also have responsibilities for biodiversity monitoring and management under the Resource Management and Biosecurity Acts.
Ngā Iwi Tōpū
Ngā Iwi Tōpū is a rōpū for iwi, hapū and marae, with mana whenua interests in the Kaimai Mamaku area and Māori with an interest in the kaupapa, to share ideas and opportunities. It is a partner with Manaaki Kaimai Mamaku Trust in the restoration and protection of the Kaimai Mamaku.