Imagine if the beauty of our country’s national parks was everywhere in our region. How much better would you feel by being able to connect with nature every day? How much would it improve your life and that of your family?
Co-designed, including with iwi, Waiariki Park Region is a movement created to inspire environmental action by reconnecting the people of the wider Bay of Plenty back to each other and nature through sharing stories, knowledge, connections and information. We are seeking a total change to the system as we know it.
The Waiariki rohe stretches from Katikati in the west to Õpõtiki and the Coast in the east, down from Tauranga through Rotorua and into Taupõ and Turangi.
Our goal is to achieve a regional status of well-being for all within a thriving healthy environment. To do this the people of the Waiariki region need to connect with and protect our environment for us and for future generations. Come and join us on our mission.
It doesn’t have to be anything complicated or expensive. It can be as simple as enjoying nature or joining a local environmental initiative to find out where you can help. Here are some other easy ideas.